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November 13, 2008

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series Spring Speakers Announced

Thanks to the continued support of Super ePartner, Fidelity Investments, the Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce a dynamic and exciting slate of speakers during the Spring 2009 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The spring line-up of speakers includes:

Thursday, January 29
Dr. Diana Oblinger, President & CEO of EDUCAUSE
Topic "Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good"

Thursday, February 19
Joe Freddoso, President & CEO of MCNC
Topic "Education & Innovation @ Internet Speed"

Tuesday, March 24
Jim Tobin, President of Ignite Social Media
Topic - “Social Media is a Cocktail Party

Created and hosted by the NC State Department of Computer Science, the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive 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 (such as Bob Young, CEO & founder of Lulu, pictured here) 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 at EBII (unless noted otherwise), the department's state-of-the-art research and teaching home on NC State's award-winning Centennial Campus.

Each talk will be 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” Executive Speakers Series page or contact:

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

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