Free IT Faculty Event: Expert Speaker Series

The Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology is happy to announce the 2024 Expert Speaker Series – an opportunity for IT faculty from Washington’s community and technical colleges to learn about emerging technologies, industry trends, available resources, and more from industry experts.

The Speaker Series events are free to attend, but registration is requested.

Please note that you must register for each session individually.


Friday, May 3, 2024 | Analytics and AI: The History of AI and Where We’re Going Next
9:30-10:30am (Virtual)

Claus Jensen is a C-suite leader with two decades of transformation and technology experience. He has a proven track record driving strategic planning, differentiation, and optimization. Claus has led digital transformation, innovation, and analytics efforts at Teladoc Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, IBM, and Danske Bank – he is widely regarded as a healthcare and technology thought leader with several publications and patents.

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Did you miss it? View a recording of the May 3rd Speaker Series event here (opens in a new window) .

Friday, May 10, 2024 | The Impact of AI on the Future of Learning and Higher Education
9:30-10:30am (Virtual)

Join Jesus Rosario from Coursera for an engaging discussion on AI and higher education.

  • The role of technology in making higher education more accessible
  • Opportunities of AI: Access, agility, equity, affordability
  • How can we ensure the people we work with aren’t left behind?
  • What are the risks of not adopting AI? A peak of what’s to come: integrating AI tools in Higher Education

Click this link to register and add to your calendar (opens in a new window)

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Employer Panel: What Hiring Managers Are Looking For
9:30-10:30am (Virtual)

Hiring managers from across a variety of IT functions will share insights about what skills are most in-demand, what they’re looking for in candidates, and emerging trends that faculty should be aware of.

  • Nicole Edwards, Cloud Data Architecture Manager – Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Jay Nappy, Industry Specialist – AWS
  • Ady Sharma, Lead Technical Talent Consultant – Microsoft
  • Michael Luo, Business Technology Principal – Pariveda Solutions

Click this link to register and add to your calendar. (opens in a new window)

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