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January 14, 2011

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 Spring 2011 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The Spring 2011 line-up of speakers includes:

Thursday, February 10
Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat

Topic "Innovation and Sustainability - Two Sides of the Same Coin"

Tuesday, March 15
Sandy Costa, Author, Lawyer, & former President & COO of Quintiles

Topic "Humanity at Work: Attributes That All Great Leaders Share"

Tuesday, April 12
Jim Goodmon, President & CEO of Capital Broadcasting Company

Topic - “The FCC and Wireless Broadband Proposal - The Destruction of Broadcasting

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. An open reception will take place in the East Atrium of EB2 immediately following each talk.

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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