Tech San Diego Presents the TSD Spotlight

Tech San Diego Presents the TSD Spotlight

Tech San Diego is a non-profit business trade organization that supports the regional tech community in San Diego. T3 is a podcast focusing on the hiring efforts of local tech organizations. Join us for a monthly interview with local hiring executives, as we "talk tech talent." For more information on the San Diego Regional Tech landscape, visit our Tech Directory ( Produced by Sara Spiva, Marketing and Events Manager, Tech San Diego T3 is sponsored by Marsh & McClennan Agency West Edited by Andrew Sims, Hypable Impact


March 6, 2023 40 min
Short Form Video was the biggest trend that we discussed in our first episode of the year- but how do you leverage video for b2b marketing strategy? 

Introducing Katie Casillas of Casillas Media and Consulting. Katie is a short form video evangelist and she often uses her social media accounts to share tips and tricks for small business owners to use video in their digital marketing strategy. We asked her how small businesses can ...
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Tech Workers are experiencing unprecedented layoffs- and a lot of them are here on H-1B visas. What do those layoffs mean? What options do you have? Karine Wenger, Partner at Fragomen sits down with Kevin Carroll to talk about what you can do to remain here and working in the US. 

To speak to Karine or her colleagues directly, visit to learn more. 

Founded in 1951, Fragomen represents a broad range of com...
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Happy 2023, Hosts Sara Spiva and Alan Bush sit down for a talk about the upcoming trends that will be affecting marketing strategies and jobs in the coming year. Forbes recently published an article about the 2023 Digital Marketing Trends To Take Advantage Of Now that highlights the growing popularity of AI tools and other experimental technologies that might grow in popularity after expanding adoption. 

We talk about some of thos...
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What do Ryan Reynolds, Blues Clues, and Sustainable Shipping have in common- well, not much until 2022, when Maximum Effort and Flock Freight launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign to talk about what they are doing- and using our old friend Steve Burns from Blues Clues to do it. So, pull up your thinking chair, and grab your handy dandy notebook, cause we are talking with Bob Wolfley, Director of Social Media and Partnerships at Fl...
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Sara and Alan sit down for a very meta conversation about using podcasting as part of your digital marketing strategy with podcasting veteran, Andrew Sims of Hypable Impact, Mugglecast, and Millennial. 

There are over 2 million podcasts and 48 million podcast episodes, chances are there's a show out there for you. But how can a B2B marketer get in on the action? When should you start a podcast? Is it an effective strategy to e...
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Tech San Diego's Director of Comms, Sara Spiva, sits down with Alan Bush, VP of Strategy with Ignite Visibility to talk about Twitter and where to go if the app really does become unusable.

Only 10% of Twitter accounts are responsible for 92% of the tweets on Twitter- What!? 33% of users are using it to connect to brands and companies- providing an authentic way to connect with individuals.
So if the app really does become a ...
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In this report, we identify key metrics that will be important to most tech companies and illuminate the current leading tech hubs as well as the up-and-coming opportune locations that companies could consider for future expansion.

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Learn more: Visit & follow @...
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Tech San Diego Presents The TSD Spotlight

Spotlight on local transportation solution iCommute, powered by SANDAG

Gas prices are higher than ever- so what is a worker to do? 

iCommute is the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program for the San Diego region. iCommute encourages the use of transportation alternatives to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Kevin sat down with Antoinette Meier, Senio...
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Host Kevin Carroll sits down to talk about the state of immigration with Karine Wenger, Trilingual Immigration Attorney, to talk about the state of employment, H1-B Visas and more. 

Employers who rely on foreign talent to supplement their workforce are facing additional challenges in this Great Resignation era.  In fact – when it comes to foreign talent – this may be better know as the Great Reshuffle.  

Employers are having to...
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Kevin Carroll sits down for a cybersecurity update with Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe to chat about the escalating risk of cyberattacks and more.
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TSD Spotlight: Let’s Talk Manufacturing with CMTC Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Services

Let’s talk about ManufacturingTech Programs and what CMTC can do for you! Gregg Profozich, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at CMTC talks about
  • Where are most of the mistakes made in companies using advanced manufacturing
  • How can CMTC help on the front end research
  • What government subsidies are available
  • Are there...
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    Host Kevin Carroll sat down to talk about the challenges companies are facing with talent acquisition coupled with the immigration environment. Learn more about how to navigate this tricky path with Fragomen Senior Associate Lauren Ross. 
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    Kevin sits down with CBRE Tech Insights Director, Colin Yasukochi and SVP of Tenant Relations, Dennis Hearst to talk about this challenge companies are having in finding a way to increase their staff diversity. There are no easy answers and it will take time. But it starts with tech employers seeking out and developing diverse tech talent since the traditional talent pipelines are falling short of meeting diversity goals. For more ...
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    Flock Freight is the latest San Diego-based startup to reach Unicorn status and they are hiring! What is it like to be a "Flocker"? Tune in to hear the latest T3: Talking Tech Talent episode.

    Kevin and Erin sit down for a virtual chat with Flock Freight's Mel Fairleigh, SVP of People, and Darin Matuzic, Mgr of Talent Acquisition. They talk about what it is like working for a unicorn startup and why they want YOU to joi...
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    Kevin and Erin sit down to talk with Matt Hill, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Dexcom. Dexcom makes a continuous glucose monitoring system that is small and easily managed. Working at Dexcom means being a part of the fight against Diabetes, a disease that affects 10% of the US population. Dexcom is hiring, visit Dexcom careers today!
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    Host Kevin Carroll sits down with ESET Chief Security Evangelist, Tony Anscombe for a virtual chat about all things ransomware.  ESET has been helping companies enjoy safer technology with innovative multi-layered internet security solutions. Due to the pandemic, cyberattackers have been taking advantage of industries that have been hit the hardest, such as healthcare industries, municipalities, and educational facilities. These ha...
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    Host Kevin Carroll sits down with experts from the CBRE Tech Insights Center to talk about where San Diego sits in their annual report called Scoring Tech Talent 2021.
    View the report here
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    Kevin and Erin sit down to talk with SVP of Engineering, Matt Fite and Senior Engineer Kim Voegele about the work culture of Verimatrix and why it's a great company to work for.  They chat about growth opportunities, Erin touches on their benefits package, and both Matt and Kim talk about what they look for when interviewing potential new hires.

    Are you looking for a job at a great company that wants to know what you're p...
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    The White House introduced a sweeping immigration bill that would, among other things provide an 8 year path to citizenship for immigrants. But what does that mean for programs like the H-1B visas and how will it affect industries like tech who rely on skilled labor from all over the world.

    Kevin Carroll sits down with Karine Wenger of Fragomen, leading immigration law firm to talk about how the Biden Administration's new imm...
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    Because of the supply chain challenges and born out of a desire to support US manufacturing, President Biden recently announced his Made In America Campaign.
    But what does that mean? Gary Steinberg, Supply Chain Expert with CMTC sits down with Host Kevin Carroll to talk it out.

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