[Socrates] Break into Your Career in Tech Event on Dec. 13

Ying Zhou Ying.Zhou at qc.cuny.edu
Tue Dec 12 07:09:23 EST 2017

We have a "Break into Your Career in Tech" career event sponsored by Long Island Women in Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Patio Room, Dining Hall. Technologists from IBM, RBC and Fortinet will be there. Attached are the event and panel flyers.

All are welcome to attend!

rsvp: http://bit.ly/2kjIOJP?

The following mentors for QC CS students will be at the event:

Renee Tarun, former NSA, and now Fortinet's VP of Information Security

Previously, Renee Tarun served as the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at NSA. Focus areas included strategy, planning, integration and relationship management in cybersecurity. Tarun served as a Cyber Strategist in a joint Defense Department-Homeland Security Department organization for coordinating joint efforts in operational planning, policy and strategy development, and solutions for cyber-issues. She served as the Protect Data and Networks and Operational Resiliency Portfolio Lead for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance. Past assignments include serving as Computer Scientist, Information Technologist and Program Manager.

?Vera Silva, Director, Client Technology Product Strategist at RBC Capital Markets

Vera is a senior Financial Technology veteran with over 17+ years experience in leading high performing global technology groups with proven leadership experience across the financial industry spectrum from developer to 100+ person team to C-suite level engagements. The transformed cost base of IT through targeted use of outsourcing. Integrated systems and teams though business evolution and technology lead consolidations. Lead organizations though many phases of growth, building and motivating teams and delivering innovative technologies. Foster tight-knit cultures in globally dispersed organizations, increasing productivity while attracting and retaining top technical talents. Partner with senior business leaders to understand the business strategy, revenue drivers and business plans.?



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