BEYA’s mission is to honor professionals and students who have made achievements in engineering over the previous year. It is a celebration of accomplishments as well as an opportunity to inspire future scientists, engineers, and disruptors.
BDPA is a professional organization that uses its influence in the community to ” Advance Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom” by providing training, scholarships, mentors, and job opportunities for its members and others who are interested in pursuing IT and other STEM related careers. “BDPA (45 chapters nationwide) could not accomplish this mission without the dedicated support of our coproate parnters.” Eileen Gadsden, Philadelphia Chapter President.
The purpose of this event is to provide an environment in which CIOs and their direct reports can have candid conversations about the changes that impact technology, day to day operations, and leadership. One of the most dynamic of those changes is the role of the CIO and his/ her contribution to the C-suite.
In the past the technology departments were seen as cost centers; CIOs were tactical, responsible for managing data centers, focused on “speeds and feeds” of hardware and software that supported the business.
Today, the CIO is expected to be a business leader; demonstrate how IT can provide a competittive advantage, grow market share, drive innovation and differeniate their companies by strategically leveraging data. With this change comes more questions; about perceptions, values and ways CIOs can become true partners with other C-Level Executives.
Other topics focused on developing successful teams, how to protect corporate data in a BYOD era, and how manage successful cloud projects.
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