Upskilling Ohio’s Workforce with TechCred: Reimbursable Training Funds for Ohio's Current Employees

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 1

Discuss ideas for ensuring the workforce’s skills keep up with the ever-progressing advancements in technology.

A thought leader in the field of technical training, Denise has provided her expert insight to organizations and events such as the University of Cincinnati IT, The Circuit, Cincinnati Regional Chamber, REDI Cincinnati, The Urban League and multiple IT workforce initiatives.  A champion for entrepreneurs, female business owners and women in IT, Denise is regularly called on to provide her perspective on the current state of business and future of the tech industry.

Grant is the Sr. Dir. University Technology Development (SVP) at Fifth Third Bank. He hold three Masters of Science degrees in Business, Information Systems, and Telecommunications as well as two PhDs in Software Engineering and Electrical Engineering from well-known universities, with over 50 publications in peer-reviewed conferences and a large patent in mobile security, with three other patents pending (one of which is used as the basis of a nextgen cyber security company, Power Fingerprinting). Prior to working in the banking industry, Grant served with distinction as a Colonel in the US Army, with his last assignment as the Head of the Computer Science Department and Senior Research Scientist at West Point, where he worked extensively with the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office, while maintaining the CS program’s preeminent reputation in teaching Cyber Security.