CSC News

December 18, 2009

Spring Slate Announced for Fidelity Investments Speakers Series

The Department of Computer Science at NC State University is very pleased to announce an exciting and engaging slate of speakers for the Spring 2010 semester for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

The Spring 2010 line-up of speakers includes:

Thursday, January 28
Keith Collins, Sr. VP & CTO at SAS Institute
Topic "
How do you Respond to a Data Tsunami?

Tuesday, February 23
Sean Belka, Sr. VP, Fidelity Investments
Topic "
Customer Focused Innovation: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Create Customer Value"

Tuesday, April 13
Mike Torto, CEO of rPath
Topic - “
Starting and Scaling a Successful High Tech Venture

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.

brain-096_3.jpgThe 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 Marshall Brain, author, TV personality, and founder of, 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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