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December 13, 2011

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Spring 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 Spring 2012 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The Spring 2012 line-up of speakers includes:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Joe Colopy
, Co-founder & CEO, Bronto Software
Topic:  “From Code to Company:  Lessons in Building A Software Company"

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Bill Smith, President of Network Operations, AT&T
Leadership in a High Tech World"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Dr. Saundra Williams
, SVP & Chief of Technology and Workforce Development, NC Community College System
Overcoming IT in Order to Support Business Functions"
Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and department head, comments, “We are very fortunate to have such a talented and diverse slate of speakers as part of the series each year.  Our deep appreciation is extended to Fidelity Investments for their continued support of our department and this speakers series.”

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 Douglas Crockford, Senior Java Script Architect at Yahoo!, 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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