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March 30, 2021

Labcorp to Sponsor ‘Leadership in Technology’ Speakers Series

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Labcorp has made a multi-year commitment to serve as the sole named sponsor of the department’s popular ‘Leadership in Technology’ Speaker Series.


The series, sidelined for the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will relaunch for its 14th year as the Labcorp ‘Leadership in Technology’ Speaker Series, starting in the fall of 2021. The three-year sponsorship commitment runs through the end of the 2023-24 academic year and is expected to feature five to six high-profile technology leaders each year.


Lance Berberian, executive vice president and chief information and technology officer at Labcorp, said, “Labcorp is pleased to support the ‘Leadership in Technology’ speaker series to help promote education and prepare students for careers in technology.”.


Dr. Gregg Rothermel, head of the department of computer science, comments, “Our world is in a constant and relentless state of technology-driven change, and our graduates are producing technology solutions that are disrupting, revolutionizing and transforming how we live, work and play. Surviving and thriving in a technology-driven landscape requires a special set of leadership skills, and the speakers in this series supplement what is taught in the classroom, providing depth and richness to the overall academic experience.”


Rothermal adds, “Over the years, this series has grown into one of NC State’s premier speaker series, allowing us to give students from all disciplines insight into the unique world of technology leadership. We are so grateful to Labcorp for their generous gift and commitment to helping us reach a new generation of students through this series.”


Committed speakers for the fall include Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney, senior director, cybersecurity governance, risk, compliance, engagement and geos at Nike and Drew Banks, serial entrepreneur, business author, technology blogger and novelist.


The series will take place in 1231 in Engineering Building 2 (EB2), the home of the department of computer science, on Centennial Campus. Sessions will be free and open to the public.


More details about dates, times and speakers will be released shortly.



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