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August 24, 2010

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced

Thanks to the continued generous support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce an exciting and engaging slate of speakers during the Fall 2010 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The Fall 2010 line-up of speakers includes:

Tuesday, September 28
Alexander Macris, President & CEO of The Themis Group, and co-founder and president of Triangle Game Initiative
Topic "
Reset Generation: What Video Games Teach Us About the Next Gen Workforce"

Thursday, October 14
Teresa Spangler, Founder & CEO of The PlazaBridge Group, and Chair & President of the World Trade Association
Topic "
Re-Everything! How Can the U.S. Regain Leadership in Innovation?"

Thursday, November 4
Stephen Wiehe, President & CEO of SciQuest
Topic - “
Emerging from the Ashes - The Evolution of Leadership

Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and department head, comments, “We are very thankful to Fidelity Investment’s for their continued support of this series, and we are pleased to kick off our fourth year with such a dynamic and impressive slate of speakers.”

Created and hosted by the NC State Department of Computer Science, the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series was created to provide students of all disciplines, as well as the extended university and business community, exposure to the unique world of leadership in technology.

brain-096_3.jpgThe series, launched as a part of the computer science department's 40th Year Celebrations in 2007 and made possible by a generous donation by Fidelity Investments, features accomplished and highly recognizable entrepreneurs, leaders and executives to speak on a variety of technology-focused leadership topics. The variety and quality of the speakers (such as Marshall Brain, author, TV personality, and founder of, pictured here) has resulted in the series quickly becoming known as one of the premiere speakers series on campus.

All talks are scheduled to take place at 6 pm in Room 1231 at EB2 (unless noted otherwise), the department's state-of-the-art research and teaching home on NC State's award-winning Centennial Campus.

Each talk will be free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the deck on Partners Way. (
directions & map).

For more information including speaker bios, talk abstracts, and videos of previous talks, please consult the
Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series page or contact:

Ken Tate
Director of Development & External Relations
NC State Department of Computer Science


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