Tech Connects

Tech Connects

Tech Connects is where technologists, executives, hiring managers, recruiters, and entrepreneurs all gather to discuss some of the biggest questions facing technology and technologists today, with a special focus on tech hiring and careers. We'll discuss everything from the current state of tech employment to how organizations are adjusting to the ever-changing future of tech work. Along the way, we'll provide the insight that recruiters and hiring managers need to understand, attract and create the right environments for tech candidates, while technologists will find information vital to building their dream careers. Tech Connects is a production of DHI Group, Inc., the parent company of Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


June 7, 2023 26 mins

Our next guest is Kathryn Minshew, the CEO and founder of The Muse, a website devoted to providing jobs, coaching, and advice to the next generation of job seekers. The site’s content covers everything that job candidates need to succeed in a dynamic and often uncertain job environment, from common interview questions to the need for soft skills to overcoming imposter syndrome.


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Our guest today is Sethu Meenakshisundaram, co-founder of Zluri, an SaaS management startup that offers ways for companies to make their SaaS spend more efficient. Like many co-founders and CEOs right now, Sethu is gearing up to welcome a new group of interns into his company’s offices, and I thought it’d be great to talk through how companies can find interns who match their culture and priorities, what potential interns should lo...

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Our next guest is Sachin Gupta, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of HackerEarth. We’ve had Sachin on the show before, and he’s always great at providing insights into the tech industry and how companies are hiring. A developer by trade, Sachin is passionate about the developer community and ensuring every developer is connected with the right opportunity.


During this episode, we’re going to dig into the current must-have skills, ...

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Our next guest is Errol Pierre, who’s a healthcare executive, professor, public speaker and author. He is a Senior VP at one of the most notable healthcare nonprofits in New York, and was previously COO at Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His recent book, “The Way Up,” breaks down how underrepresented groups from all walks of life can grow to their full potential and climb up the corporate ladder. He’s also a huge advocate for mentorin...

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The next episode of the Tech Connects podcast is here! Every month, we have great guests who share their expertise about the current state of the tech careers world, from the hottest tech skills to the state of the tech hiring market to what companies are doing to retain and attract top talent.

Our latest ‘Tech Connects’ guest is Josh Millet, who’s founder + CEO of Criteria, which builds assessments and tools so that organi...

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Hello, and welcome to Tech Connects, Dice’s podcast where we dig into the topics on tech hiring, recruiting and careers that matter to you! I’m your host, Nick Kolakowski, and I’m going to talk to great guests every month about the current state of the tech careers world, including the tech job market, the hottest tech skills, what companies are doing to attract and retain technologists in a historically tight market, and much, muc...

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Our guest today is Kaitlyn Albertoli, who’s CEO and co-founder of Buzz Solutions, which uses predictive analytics, A.I., and other cutting-edge technologies to inspect and evaluate the power grid. This is critical work, as power companies need this kind of data for everything from anticipating power outages to ensuring we can modernize the power grid and make it “smarter.”

It’s always fascinating to see how technologies like pr...

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February 22, 2023 24 mins

We have a very special edition of Tech Connects this time around. Dice’s latest Tech Salary Report just dropped, and we’re talking to Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group, the parent company of Dice, about the report’s takeaways. 

When it comes to tech professionals and salary, we’re in a very interesting moment. For example, the Report revealed that average tech salaries trended upward, increasing 2.3 percent to $111,348… and yet t...

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February 8, 2023 33 mins

Our guests are Jacob Little, Glassdoor Senior Head of People Experience and DEI, and Stuart McCalla, Evolution Managing Partner. I was interested in speaking with them because of their deep backgrounds in DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), particularly in how DEI programs can potentially improve a company’s internal diversity and culture. 

Back in 2020, Glassdoor noticed that users were joining companies that had high ...

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January 24, 2023 24 mins

Our guest today is Anand Subbaraj, who’s the CEO of Zuper. Anand and his team build software that helps companies manage their field services. If you’ve ever had the plumber, electrician, or cable guy over to fix something, you might not have any idea about the amount of complicated tech that goes into ensuring they get to your door on time. With clients like Ikea, Zuper is also exploring how to use automation and pattern detection...

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Michael Schutzler is the CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a consortium of 1,000 tech companies working together to build a robust, equity-centered tech sector that empowers thriving communities. A 30-year industry veteran, Schutzler has keen insight into how Washington State, one of the nation’s original and largest tech hubs, has evolved over the decades—and where it might go in the future.


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Dominique Bastos, senior vice president at Persistent Systems, is a cloud expert and three-time founder. We’re going to cover some key issues critical to companies of all sizes, including modernization and digital transformation, migrating to the cloud, and the need for diversity on teams.

Modernization and digital transformation are obviously huge endeavors with a lot of moving parts. It’s a challenge even for the biggest and m...

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Our guest today is Saad Siddiqui, who’s General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a San Francisco-based strategic growth firm. He invests in HR tech companies such as Certn and Forage, which gives him some unique insights into talent acquisition, how technology impacts onboarding and training, and the future of work itself. He also previously served as an executive at Informatica and Cisco.

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Our guest today is Kevin Kelly, Director of Cloud Career Training Programs at Amazon Web Services. Those programs include AWS Academy and AWS re/Start, which collaborate with higher education institutions, non-profits, and government organizations to assist students launch into cloud careers. AWS re/Start is a part of Amazon’s commitment to provide 29 million people around the world with access to free cloud computing skills t...

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Steven Brand is the head of employer brand at Mambu, a rapidly growing fintech company. Brand also has tons of fans online, including on LinkedIn, where he regularly posts his thoughts on the evolution of employer branding.  

As a term, ‘employer branding’ has existed since the 90s, and it encompasses the steps an organization can take to position itself as a great place to work. When an organization’s employer brandin...

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October 25, 2022 25 mins

Manish Narayanaswami is an associate director at Kissflow, which is a builder of no- and low-code platforms that enable business customers to build apps and workflows with a minimum of coding. He’s spent years refining how to use cutting-edge technologies to make things simpler for end-users. 

I wanted to talk to Manish because I’ve been fascinated by no- and low-code tools for a long time. For businesses, no- and low-code ...

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On this episode of "Tech Connects," we're speaking with Mark Feffer, who’s the executive editor at Recruiting Daily; he’s also editor and publisher of the HCM Technology Report. He has a long, storied career as a journalist covering the technology industry, with a particular focus on hiring and recruiting trends and HR tech. Mark and I first met while he was the managing editor of Dice, and I’ve always found him one of the most ins...

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September 28, 2022 32 mins

On this episode of "Tech Connects," we're talking with Sachin Gupta, who is the CEO and co-founder of HackerEarth, a tech hiring platform that also offers a coding assessment platform, help with hackathons, programming tutorials, and more. A former developer himself, he has a lot of insight as HackerEarth’s CEO into current hiring trends, including the skills that technologists need to succeed in this market. We’re going to talk ab...

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On our next episode of "Tech Connects," we're speaking with Katrina Collier, who wears many hats: she’s an author, speaker, mentor, and facilitator who specializes in the human side of talent acquisition. Her passion is ensuring that recruiters and companies deliver a great candidate experience. She’s also the author of the “Robot-Proof Recruiter,” the second edition of which rolled out at the end of August; it’s full of useful inf...

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On this episode of "Tech Connects," our guest is Paul Farnsworth, chief technology officer of DHI Group, the parent company of Dice. We’re going to discuss his path to the CTO position, and the lessons he’s learned that can help you as you’re navigating your own tech career. As you’ll see, those technology professionals interested in a management track—whether that’s CTO or project leader—need to develop both their technical and “s...

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