CSC News

August 12, 2014

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

Series Kicks Off on September 16 with Russ Koste, SVP, Cyber Intelligence & Operations at Fidelity Investments.
The Computer Science Department at NC State University cordially invites you to attend our Fall 2014 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  The Fall 2014 line-up of speakers includes:
Tuesday, September 16
Russ Koste, SVP, Cyber Intelligence & Operations, Fidelity Investments
Topic:  “Get Over It!  Embracing the Scale of Cloud:  A Cyber Security Practitioner’s Point of View"

Tuesday, October 28
Alan Dabbiere, Senior Vice President, AirWatch
Topic:  “From Startups to Billion Dollar Exits:  Principles for Building Successful Businesses"

Thursday, November 13
James Goodnight
, Co-founder and CEO, SAS
Topic:  “An Epic Entrepreneurial Journey:  How Creating a Unique Culture for Innovation Leads to Unlimited Possibilities”
(Note:  This talk will take place in the Auditorium of the James B. Hunt Library.)
Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and department head, comments, “For the past seven-plus years, Fidelity Investments has supported this speaker series which continues to bring influential industry leaders and professionals to campus.  We appreciate the support that Fidelity Investments provides not only to the series, but also 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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