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December 19, 2013

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced for Spring 2014

Series Kicks Off on January 30th with Scott Ganeles, CEO of Ipreo
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 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  The Spring 2014 line-up of speakers includes:
Thursday, January 30
Scott Ganeles, CEO, Ipreo
Topic:  “On Being an Entrepreneur:  Things No One Will Tell You"

Tuesday, February 25
Victor Fetter, CIO, LPL Financial
Topic:  “Recognizing the Power of Technology to Unlock Value and Enable Dreams"

Tuesday, March 25
Tom Mendoza
, Vice Chairman, NetApp
Topic:  “Lessons Learned on the Road – From a Start-up to the Fortune 500”
Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and department head, comments, “We are excited to welcome these influential business leaders to NC State as part of our Fidelity Investments speaker series.  Over the past six years, the series has grown to be one of the most popular on campus, and we are so grateful for the continuing support that Fidelity Investments provides to the series and to the NC State Computer Science Department.
Created and hosted by the NC State Department of Computer Science, the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" 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 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” Speakers Series page, or contact:

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


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