'The next generation of IS pros: Where will they come from?' Stevens workshop, October 4

September 22, 2006

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Where will the next generation of information systems professionals come from, and how can they maintain a competitive edge? An October 4 workshop at Stevens Institute of Technology, "Tomorrow's Information Technology Leaders" will focus on how educators can help students recognize the value of a career in Information Technology, and how to provide today's students with the skills and education they must have to address the demands of rapid advances in technological innovation. Educators from the New Jersey/New York area are invited to participate in the workshop, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Stevens' Babbio Center. The program is sponsored by IBM and SIM (The Society for Information Management).

"Information systems, cybersecurity and computer science are exciting and growing fields. We're here to inform educators and provide working information about career paths, salaries and education to help you guide students to successful careers in these fields," said Jerry Luftman, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Management, in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. "Giving students an edge will help them maintain job security in this growing and increasingly competitive field. If we do not prepare qualified candidates in information technology, corporations will be forced to get them elsewhere."

The day's schedule follows:
8:30 to 9:30 Coffee
9:30 to 9:45 Welcome from Jerry Luftman
9:45 to 10:45 IBM Keynote from Alfred Schneider, CIO, IBM Hawthorne
11:00 to 11:15 SIM Study presented by Chris Bullen (Stevens)
11:15 to 12:15 IT Executives discuss future careers, skills and hiring. Speakers include Luftman, Phil Zwieg (CIO Northwest Mutual), Bullen, Donna Steuber (Merck VP), and Ken Saloway (CIO Micro Consulting)
12:15 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 2:30 Breakout sessions
Breakout Group 1: Advisors/Counselors
Breakout Group 2: Teachers
2:30 to 3:30 Break and networking
The free workshop is geared toward computer science teachers, guidance counselors, information technology teachers, math teachers and college transfer advisors. To register, e-mail admissions@stevens.edu or call 800-485-5323. Participants may also register online at www.stevens.edu/undergrad/it.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Stevens is recognized as having one of the largest and most successful graduate programs in Information Systems. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.Stevens.edu.
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