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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Ron Carrick, IT Director
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Ron Carrick, IT Director

Speaker Series

12:00pm-12:50pm

Ron is a leader of IT and process re-engineering for global organizations of large scale. He is skilled in bringing together business, technical, process, and innovation capabilities to streamline and simplify backoffice and information flow in a way that makes sense to all stakeholders and drives common understanding and alignment.  

He will talk about the role of MIS professionals in Business Transformation, including IT ERP and Process Re-engineering work that he has led in DuPont over the past 15 years on their various transformation initiatives.


Learn more about him here.


Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Ron Carrick. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

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Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Dale Danilewitz. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Tom Snyder, VP of Engineering
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Tom Snyder, VP of Engineering

Speaker Series

12:00pm-12:50pm

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Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Tom Snyder. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series: Charles Sgrillo, Manager & Practice Lead - Cyber Security
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series: Charles Sgrillo, Manager & Practice Lead - Cyber Security

Charles is the cybersecurity manager & practice lead at Kreischer Miller. With 10+ years’ experience in Information Technology, Charles has held positions in the field such as Principal Consultant, Security Systems Specialist, and Red Team Penetration Tester. Charles is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and has extensive experience in offensive security techniques and defensive strategies. Learn more about him here.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Keith Fitzgerald, VP of Technology
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Keith Fitzgerald, VP of Technology

Speaker Series

12:00pm-12:50pm

Joining us for our first Speaker Series this semester is Keith Fitzgerald, the VP of Technology of Honeygrow. To learn more about Keith, click here.

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Keith Fitzgerald. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Joe Brown, NBCUniversal
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Joe Brown, NBCUniversal

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Joe Brown is Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights for NBC Sports Group, based in Stamford, CT. He is responsible for program and content research across NBCSG's portfolio including NBC Sports and Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, and Regional Sports Networks, as well as digital metrics for NBCSports.com and all digital streaming. Joe previously served as VP Research for NBCSN, which was rebranded from Versus with the formation of NBC Sports Group. Prior to Versus, Joe held various research positions with CNBC, Bravo, and Fox Broadcasting. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BBA, and earned his MBA at Fordham University.

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Joe Brown. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Sayf Sharif, Director of Analytics
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Sayf Sharif, Director of Analytics

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Sayf Sharif is the Director of Analytics at SEER Interactive, a digital marketing firm that specializes in working with emerging to Fortune 500 companies concerned that they are not maximizing the use of the Internet as a medium for building awareness and driving leads and sales. Sayf entered Analytics through the most common scholastic path: archaeology. After grad school and working as an archaeologist for several years, studying how ancient humans used tools, Sayf began studying how modern humans use tools instead. Prior to SEER, he led teams of analysts in LunaMetrics, a Google Analytics Certified Partner in Pittsburgh, to help the company grow into one of the top GACP’s in the country. Learn more about Sayf here

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Sayf Sharif. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Steve Giuliano, VP of Technology
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Steve Giuliano, VP of Technology

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

As Vice President and Head of Platform Services, Steve Giuliano oversees all operational and support aspects of technology infrastructure and information security. Prior to joining Independence in 2014, Steve was Head of Global Technology Infrastructure and Managing Director at Blackrock. During his tenure, he was responsible for the internal technology platform and infrastructure operating BlackRock’s Aladdin platform, which managed over (USD) 10tn in assets. He also oversaw the integration of BlackRock’s 2006 acquisition of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and the 2009 acquisition of the iShares ETF platform from Barclay’s. Steve earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Drexel University.

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Steve Giuliano. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series: Nagesh Kapalavayi, Director of IT Platforms/DevOps
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series: Nagesh Kapalavayi, Director of IT Platforms/DevOps

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Nagesh Kapalavayi is a software professional and a leader in Information Technology. He is currently leading the DevOps Transformation at Qurate Retail Group as Director of Technology Platforms. At Qurate, he has held different roles leading Project Management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Release Engineering. Prior to Qurate, he worked at Walmart Labs for 11 years as a Developer and grew up to a Manager of Engineering. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He gets really motivated and excited to solve various any engineering problems that have customer impact. Outside of work, he loves to be outdoors, hiking, 5K walks, tennis, and ping-pong.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Raman Sud, SVP of Engineering & Cloud Operations
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Raman Sud, SVP of Engineering & Cloud Operations

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Raman Sud is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations at FirstFuel, a global leader in cloud based customer engagement platform for energy providers and their business customers. He brings more than 25 years of experience delivering large-scale software deployments to enterprises worldwide, as well as building and integrating distributed teams in the U.S., India and China. Learn more about Raman here

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Raman Sud. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Mayank Jain, Architect Manager
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Mayank Jain, Architect Manager

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Mayank is an Architect Manager at Vanguard responsible for Application Security definition and implementation. Mayank also manages an Innovation & Research team that focuses on emerging security technologies and a DevSecOps team to integrate security in the application build pipelines. Mayank has over 20 years of experience in IT and Security. His areas of interest are Authentication, Authorization, Single-Sign-On, Cloud Security, Risk Based Security and Multi-factor Authentication. Mayank has a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, MBA Finance from St. Joseph’s University and is CISSP certified. Outside of work, Mayank likes to volunteer, run, read and travel.

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Mayank Jain. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Chris Cera, CEO
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series & Sit-down Lunch: Chris Cera, CEO

Speaker Series

12:00pm-1:00pm

Chris Cera is the CEO of Arcweb Technologies, a digital product development company with a mission to build products people love. In 2016 they were honored to be in the Top 25 fastest growing software companies in the US by the Inc 500. Prior to Arcweb, Chris co-founded Vuzit and Philly Startup Leaders. With his wealth of industry experience, he will talk about finding the right solutions to the right problems, which is at the core of their business. Learn more about Chris here.

Sit-down Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Following our Speaker Series, students will have a chance to attend a sit-down lunch with Chris Cera. This lunch will be worth 25 Pro Achievement Points. An email with more details will be sent out a week prior, and you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved to attend the lunch.

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