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August 14, 2015

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced for Fall 2015

Series Kicks Off on September 15th with Tim McKnight, Chief Information Security Officer at General Electric.
The Computer Science Department at NC State University cordially invites you to attend our Fall 2015 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  The Fall 2015 line-up of speakers includes:
Tuesday, September 15
Tim McKnight, Chief Information Security Officer, General Electric
Topic:  “The Internet of Things – Place Your Bets Now!"

Tuesday, October 27
Scot Wingo, Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board & Co-founder, ChannelAdvisor
Topic:  “From Aiken to IPO – the 20 Year Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur"

Thursday, November 19
Vivek Wadhwa
, Academic, Researcher, Author & Entrepreneur
Topic:  “Our Star Trek Future and Why It Is Time to Become an Entrepreneur”
(Note: This talk will take place in the Auditorium of the James B. Hunt Library.)
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 Engagement & External Relations
NC State Department of Computer Science

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