BDPA Speaker Series is designed to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city. The doors are wide open for those folks who are passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers are both welcome!
The continued evolution of technology and the pervasive penetration into all sectors of society makes information technology an exciting and challenging field. Among many of its continued challenges is the challenge of talent. Professionals in the field continually seek to harness their existing talent, to keep up with the field and to ensure their contained superiority in their area of specialty. For employers, finding skilled talent is a growing and costly problem. While the cost of entry to the field is not as high as other fields, it is not easy for individuals to get it and be successful. Growing the information technology talent requires partnerships of all. This talk will discuss issues and approaches to address the talent challenge.
Hazem Said is a Professor of Information Technology and the head of the University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology, home of Ohio's first ABET accredited Information Technology program. He is the founding director of the Information Technology Solutions Center, where faculty and students build solutions for start-ups, research centers as well as medium to large corporations. His interest is in understanding and applying agile practices to help organizations utilize the innovative and transformative power of IT. He manages an industry advisory board for the School with forty professionals representing more than thirty companies and created several industry-academic partnerships. His applied research is funded by more than $2.5 million from numerous industry contracts as well as state and federal grants. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering and has held several faculty and academic leadership positions.
BDPA is pleased to welcome Hazem to share his expertise and wisdom with BDPA members. Anyone, regardless of race or color, is welcome to attend!
Teachers College and Dyer Hall are connected buildings, fronting McMicken Circle on the southwest side of UC’s main Uptown campus, near the College of Law. Parking is restricted on McMicken Circle; however, parking meters are available along Clifton Avenue and Straight St., and nearby parking is available in Stratford Garage on Clifton Avenue and in the CCM Garage on the Uptown Campus. Both garages are indicated on this map -- http://cech.uc.edu/content/dam/common/docs/maps/campus_map_west.pdf