CSC News

December 29, 2015

Spring 2016 Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speakers Announced

Series Kicks Off on January 26th with Pete Forsyth, Principal, Wiki Strategies.
The Computer Science Department at NC State University cordially invites you to attend our Spring 2016 Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. The Spring 2016 line-up of speakers includes:
Tuesday, January 26
Pete Forsyth, Principal, Wiki Strategies
Topic:  “Wikipdia – a new era in Humanity’s Curation of Knowledge"

Thursday, February 22
Hal Stern, Executive Director of Applied Technology, Merck
Topic:  “Big Data, Big Challenges"

Tuesday, March 22
Michael DeHaan
, Founder, Ansible
Topic:  “Achieving Massive Open Source Project Adoption
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), 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).
These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.

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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