Thought Leaders: Dallas Innovates The [Tech] Talent Issue

Musings on innovation from the region's paradigm-shifting companies and organizations.

In Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, we heard from some of North Texas’ paradigm-shifting companies and organizations. These six local leaders discuss how to recruit and retain talent, predict future work trends, and more in our special advertising section. Our Thought Leaders stories range from tech training companies (Linux Academy, DevMountain) to innovation centers (Sam’s Club Innovation Center) to nonprofits (Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas).


Founded in 2008, 900lbs is a future-focused interactive design agency with a mission to serve and empower its clients and industry trailblazers.

[Image: Courtesy 900lbs]

BG Staffing

BG Staffing works proactively to relocate talent and has assisted many organizations to relocate their operations to the DFW Market.

[Image: Courtesy BG Staffing]


DevMountain is a 13-week in-person coding bootcamp with a dedicated career support team. Its students are expected to learn the skills needed to apply for entry-level, full-stack development positions.

[Image: Courtesy DevMountain]

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is the premier hands-on online training platform for all skill levels to learn the latest cloud technologies. Since 2012 they’ve provided self-paced courses, access to expert training architects, a massive library of courses, and real scenario-based environments for cloud mastery.

[Image: Courtesy Linux Academy]

Sam’s Club

At the Sam’s Club Innovation Center, there are over 200 engineers, designers and product managers creating digital tools for every aspect of its clubs. These teams work on everything from mobile apps to machine learning to computer vision. 

Sam’s Club’s Jamie Iannone and Becky Schmitt. [Image: Courtesy Sam’s Club]

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFSDallas) is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Dallas, joining public and private resources in talent development for over 35 years.

[Image: Courtesy Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas]

A version of these Thought Leaders articles were first published in Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue.

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Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue, a special edition of the Dallas Innovates magazine, looks at how companies in Dallas-Fort Worth are attracting and retaining the best talent. From corporate stalwarts to startups, social impact and conscious capitalism-driven businesses to nonprofits, Dallas Innovates: The [Tech] Talent Issue takes a deep dive into the companies and people that are continuously making Dallas-Fort Worth a force for the future.

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