September 28, 2020

Round Rock Chamber Announces Business Conference

Virtual event to explore workforce trends and the economy

Round Rock, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber announced today that it is planning a half-day virtual, interactive event that will explore how workforce trends are expected to impact economic opportunity for Central Texans.

Future Focus: Business Conference & Expo will host leading experts to discuss the future of the economy and how it relates to trends in the workforce. A virtual exhibit hall and virtual networking are key features of the conference.

The event will kick-off with a welcome message from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

The keynote address will be from Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner at Economic Leadership, LLC. Ted speaks internationally on the future of work and trendspotting the future. He is successfully advised cities, states, and countries related to anticipating and preparing for the future.

The conference will also feature Dr. Ray Perryman, CEO of the Perryman Group. The New York Times has called Dr. Perryman “the unofficial state economist”. Learn about where the Central Texas economy is headed during a global pandemic.

Commissioner Aaron Demerson with the Texas Workforce Commission will lead a robust conversation with a panel of nationwide business leaders.

Join us to learn how these industry leaders are approaching workforce in the new age of virtual, how they are overcoming challenges related to COVID-19, and the anticipated future needs the of workforce related to diversity, automation, and skill set.

Panelist include top Central Texas global employer, Dell Technologies, Inc., one of the leading employers of software engineers in Central Texas, Emerson Automation Solutions, Inc., and TDIndustries, Inc., a construction and technology company.

Panelists include:

  • Amy Atsumi – Vice President Human Resources, Dell Technologies
  • Sarah Beadle – Vice President, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Scott Staton – Senior Operations Manager, TDIndustries

“The year 2020 has brought us both the lowest-lows and the highest-highs in the greater Austin economy. Business growth and investment remains strong in Round Rock and in the region,” said Jason Ball, the chamber’s president and CEO. “The future of our regional and national economic health remains difficult to see. We’ve organized the Future Focus conference to offer insight, best practices, and inspiration to community and business leaders. We hope you will join us.”

Learn more about sponsor opportunities and registration information here.

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