CSC News

August 10, 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 a dynamic and impressive slate of speakers for the Fall 2011 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The Fall 2011 line-up of speakers includes:
Thursday, September 8
Douglas Crockford
, Sr. Java Script Architect, Yahoo!
Topic: “Programming Style and Your Brain"

Tuesday, October 25
Jud Bowman, Founder & CEO of Appia, Inc.
Topic: “Overcoming the Challenges of Young Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Successful Company in Your 20s"

Tuesday, November 15
Chad Dezern
, North Carolina Studio Director, Insomniac Games
Topic: “The Care and Feeding of Ideas
Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and department head, comments, “We are very grateful to Fidelity Investments for their continued support of our department and this series, and we are pleased to kick off our fifth year with such an exciting 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.

The 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 Keith Collins, Sr. VP and CTO of SAS Institute, 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 in Engineering Building 2 (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 is 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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