5 Hottest IT Sectors in 2014 & Conferences to Attend for them

by Modis on January 7, 2014

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is finally here. In terms of sourcing and hiring tech talent, this year will be more competitive than ever. Analysts, health IT experts, business intelligence specialists, engineers, and security administrators will all be needed to wrangle the tech community’s big data dump.

Your company needs the best and the brightest. These individuals are high in demand and likely happy in their jobs. Online recruiting won’t be enough – your company needs to meet quantitative talent in person. Get started with the following events:

5 Hottest IT Conferences in 2014

Health Datapalooza June 1-June 4 in Washington, D.C.

Health Datapalooza is an annual forum that features new, innovative, and effective uses of data by large corporations, startups, academics, government agencies, and independent consultants. Thousands of data experts, technology developers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers attend each year to discuss the future of health data.

O’Reilly Strata Conference 4 Conferences in 4 Locations:

February 11-13 in Santa Clara, CA
October 15-17 in New York, NY
November 19-21 in Barcelona, Spain
September 25-27 in Boston, MA

Strata brings together data scientists and quantitative experts to receive essential training and identify upcoming industry trends. Attendees can pick and choose hands-on session to better understand how to navigate big data’s seemingly infinite computing power.

Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPDP) January 22-24 in Brussels, Belgium

Every year, CPDP assembles of a forum of policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners, and activists from all over the world to discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection, and law. The program’s 2014 sponsors include Deloitte, Google, Microsoft, HP, Facebook, and other leaders.

TDWI Conference – Evolving Your Big Data Infrastructure July 20-25 in Boston, MA

This conference explores the intersection between analytics and business intelligence. Analytics was once a discipline reserved to mathematicians and statisticians. Today? businesses analysts are constantly leveraging their skills in business, data, visualization, math, and problem solving. TDWI is a celebration of these skills.

IBM Pulse 2014 February 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada

This conference is for business, IT, and computer science leaders who are looking to explore the latest developments in cloud computing, security, and asset management. Attendees can choose from hundreds of sessions to learn more about crowd computing and engineering.

Which IT Sectors are Hot in 2014?

At Modis, we have our ear to the ground when it comes to tech trends. It’s our goal to make sure our clients are informed about the top technology to watch year round, as well as keep a pool of exceptionally talented candidates to match those trending sectors’ job needs. Our newest infographic, the Hottest Talent in Tech, highlights 5 sectors that we believe will guide the technology path in 2014. Feel free to share our infographic on your social channels, site, or blog by using the handy embed code and social icons down below.

Tops in Tech - The 14 Most In-Demand IT Jobs In 2014

Source: Modis

Final Thoughts

To maintain a competitive hiring advantage, organizations need to be present at industry-leading technology events. Find top talent by engaging in hands-on workshops and in-depth dialogue with them. Keep a pulse on what top tech professionals are hungry to learn. And – of course – contact Modis to guide you in the right direction for all 2014 tech talent and hiring needs!


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