Technology Essentials

Innovation is more than a spark.  It is process that requires a road map to the essential skills and industry trends in technology.  The Tech Collective recognizes this by providing high-quality trainings and educational workshops that are necessary for the tech ecosystem.

Previous trainings and workshops: 

  • Software Development
  • UX/UI
  • API Dev
  • Computer Programing
  • Data Analytics

 

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April 2020

Microsoft Teams: Tips and Tricks to a Productive and Connected Work Day

April 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Microsoft Teams – The NEW Lifeblood of Your Business: Tips and Tricks to a Productive and Connected Work Day Before the pandemic hit, Microsoft Teams was probably the most underutilized program Microsoft offered. Today? It is arguably the “lifeblood” of your business. Many of us are forced to work from home and rely on collaboration tools like Teams to stay connected (to our employees, clients and colleagues) and stay business-as-usual. If you are a Microsoft Office 365 customer, did you…

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Data Telling a Story

April 23, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Data talks – it tells stories. Data talks – it tells stories. We will teach you how to listen to data and create an engaging narrative to let your data finally be heard. Learn how to untangle intersections, factors and outliers like a pro, poke holes in logic, and be empowered to make choices fully embracing a data driven culture. About the presenter: Julie Blackburn is a Data Scientist and data literacy advocate working at Blackburn Labs, which primarily focuses…

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May 2020

Ethical Considerations in the Era of Data

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you. The purpose of this virtual event is to help the community to think about the ethical implications of data on individuals, society, and industry. Sometimes we forget, or get too busy, to consider if hasty handling and interpretation of data could support inappropriate conclusions and unintentionally encourage flawed actions or policies. We will explore the ways in which data might…

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June 2020

A Holistic Data Strategy: Answering Tomorrow’s Questions

June 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

A Holistic Data Strategy: Answering Tomorrow’s Questions It seems we are asking more questions in business than we ever have before. How do I measure employee productivity from home? Which corporate initiatives do I abandon, and which do I spin up to maximize revenue? How do I cut costs without cutting to the bone?Most businesses are content to apply data to answer these questions as they arise. But today’s constantly shifting business landscape requires a more proactive approach. With a…

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Data Ethics related to COVID-19

June 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

This discussion will be centered on the ethical implications of data using examples from the current worldwide pandemic. As we continue our data ethics conversations, we are presented with a pandemic that provides us with rich examples of the ethical challenges that can arise when working with and making important decisions with data. This discussion will be centered on the ethical implications of data using examples from the current worldwide pandemic. We will host a conversation with data experts and…

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How to “Do-It-All” with WordPress: Advice on Managing Your Website

June 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

WordPress is much more than just a blogging tool, which explains why it is the most widely used CMS platform out there today. WordPress is much more than just a blogging tool, which explains why it is the most widely used CMS platform out there today. While there are plenty of “out-of-the-box” templates and plugins to use, the amount of choices and customization options can be overwhelming. Learn how you can leverage WordPress with confidence with recommendations for commonly requested…

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July 2020

Dodging the Pitfalls of Data Failure

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Data projects are a large investment, in terms of time and budget. Before you start, you want to ensure you are well-positioned to succeed. Data projects are a large investment, both in terms of time and budget. Before you start, you want to ensure you are well-positioned to succeed. But recent studies on the failure rate of data and analytics initiatives paint a grim picture. Depending on whom you ask, 70-90 percent of data projects fail to deliver on their…

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August 2020

Unleashing Analytics in Small Organizations

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Learn how your SMB organization can better leverage the information that you already gather, without breaking the bank.We’ve all heard buzzwords flying around like “data-driven decision making” and “the data renaissance,” but to small and medium business owners these concepts often seem inaccessible due…

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October 2020

Unleashing Analytics in Small Organizations

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Taking advantage of the data our business collect is not just a luxury of the fortune 500 anymore. Learn how your SMB organization can better leverage the information that you already gather, without breaking the bank.We’ve all heard buzzwords flying around like “data-driven decision making” and “the data renaissance,” but to small and medium business owners these concepts often seem inaccessible due…

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November 2020

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration

November 10, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EST

The power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration Come to an interactive demo where you will learn about the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to collaborate more effectively and how your whole day including telephony can be incorporated into one platform. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. Microsoft Teams changes how people and teams get work done. In…

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December 2020

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure

December 8, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EST

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure with certified structured cabling in a post pandemic world Overview: In a post pandemic world, now more than ever, connecting to each other matters. How we connect to each other is steadily moving from in-person to remote presence. Having a solid telecommunications infrastructure supports the low voltage technology system solutions that allow us to safely connect. This presentation will review the standards to follow when designing and installing structured cabling so your low voltage…

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January 2021

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm EST

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaborations Come to an interactive demo where you will learn about the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to collaborate more effectively and how your whole day including telephony can be incorporated into one platform.In the second session we will go over the new features of Microsoftteams, how to have an effective team in Teams as well as the applications of forms, planner, and Onenote. About the presenter:Abby Hanson is a Microsoft Teams…

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Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can Streamline Business Process

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST

Go with the Flow. Understanding how Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can streamline business processes. In this introductory session, we will explore the benefits of no-code automation using Microsoft’s Power Automate. Power Automate is an Office 365 tool that permits business users to create no-code workflows called flows. Flows automate repetitive tasks and processes resulting in efficiencies and standardization. Flows enable businesses to do more with what they have. What participants can expect to gain Participants will gain an understanding of…

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Getting Started with AI

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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REGISTER HERE Looking to get started with AI and not sure how? Dial into this talk to learn how you can start leveraging AI/ML in your organization: common use cases, approaches (buy, build), who and what you will need, best practices, and more. A lot has been written about the promise of AI, from “killer apps for your business” to apps that will kill your job. But little is being said about how to get started. Most organizations do not…

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Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm EST

Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate About your presentation: Power Automate allows business uses to create automated workflows between their favorite applications and services. In this session, we will explore using Microsoft’s Power Automate Tool to create three basic workflows. 1) an automated Flow to Save email attachments into a document library 2) an instant Flow to Request Approval for a selected item 3) a scheduled Flow to Send an email report of outstanding items…

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