NPower Officially Opens Sponsorship for Annual Event Which Convenes Hundreds of the Top Information Technology Professionals to Address Workforce Technology Skills Gaps

NPower Annual Information Technology Gala Event , photo from 2016.

NPower, a national nonprofit that provides free technology workforce development programs, today announced that sponsorship and registration are open for the 2017 Annual Gala and Networking Event.

The event is an annual gathering of technology leaders to address the domestic technology skills gaps in the country and to support NPower’s pipeline of funding and opportunities for the young adult and veteran communities the organization serves.

This year, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, will be the honoree and keynote speaker. In addition, Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners will receive a special tribute in recognition of his support of NPower over the last few years.

The organization has been identifying areas around the country where technology hubs with employment gaps exist near vulnerable communities of young adults or veterans and aims to connect the industry to these populations by providing training, professional development and, when possible, permanent job placement.

The annual event honors the leaders in the corporate community who have channeled resources into the various IT programs NPower offers, including Tech Fundamentals, Coding, Cybersecurity and Enterprise Service Management, as well as those who have helped inform curriculum, acted as mentors and hired NPower interns and graduates. It is also an opportunity for IT and business leaders to meet and discuss future initiatives in support of the cause.

The 2016 Annual Gala was sponsored by Atos, Accenture, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Oracle on the diamond level, Cisco, KPMG, Sapient on the platinum level and Arista, Bank of America, CS Technology, Ernst & Young, Hitachi, HCL, Merck, NetApp, Symantec, World Wide Technology, Zscaler on the gold level. To date, for the 2017 Gala NPower has received sponsorship from Cisco, Dell EMC and Sapient on the platinum level and Bank of America, Merck, NetApp, Strongbow Group, Symantec and Worldwide Technology on the gold level.

Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, joins a prestigious list of honorees from previous years, including Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman…

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