Hidden Figures and ITSMF

Hidden Figures and ITSMF

Hidden Figures and ITSMF

By Carla Ogunrinde, ITSMF Chairperson

February 2, 2017

Before the Oscar-nominated film, Hidden Figures, hit theaters, the words “black,” “women,” engineering,” “mathematics,” and “space race” would have seldom been organized into a single, coherent, and comprehensible sentence. But, thanks to Margot Lee Shetterly who authored the compelling novel the film is based on, those words now inspire a new way of thinking about the often-overlooked women who made a significant impact on the historic moments we honor today.

 

 

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CBC Pushing Diversity to Tech Firms

The Congressional Black Caucus has turned its attention to the lobbying industry as it pushes for more diversity in the tech world. Read more

NSBE and ITSMF Team Up to Boost Tech Opportunities

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has entered a formal partnership with the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), to recruit, retain and develop black talent in the technology sector pipeline, from pre-college students to executive leaders.

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Moving Beyond The Pipeline Discussion: African American Tech Talent Is Ready, Willing & Able

Today, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, G. K. Butterfield (NC)and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-Chair of the CBC Diversity Task Force, announced that seven national African American tech professional organizations have adopted African American Inclusion Plans (AAIPs) designed to increase #techdiversity.

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Southern Company Names Martin Davis New CIO

ATLANTA, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mark S. Lantrip, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services, today announced that Martin B. Davis has been named executive vice president and chief information officer.

Davis joins Southern Company Services after a nearly 30-year career in key enterprise information technology and security roles with Wells Fargo and Wachovia.  Read more >>

Art Hopkins, CEO, Macquarium & ITSMF Member, Delivers Keynote at Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 16th

9th Annual Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 16, 2014
Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Closing Luncheon Keynote – “Least Likely Leadership Learnings”

Presented by: Art Hopkins, CEO, Macquarium Intelligent Communications, Inc.

Sponsored by: DataLink

ITSMF Member Andre Gold asks, “Who is Responsible for Information Security?” at the Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 15th

9th Annual Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 15, 2014
Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia

“WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY? IT OR BUSINESS OR BOTH?”

Moderator:
Dave Chatterjee, 2014 President, Atlanta SIM Chapter

Panelists:
André Gold, VP – Enterprise Infrastructure & Security, AutoTrader Group
Christopher Wiseman, SVP & Managing Director of Technology Audit, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Muthu Arumugham, Corporate VP – Technology, Ebix, Inc.

ITSMF Member CEO Shellye Archambeau featured as the #2 Most Influential African American in Technology

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Boeing Names Ted Colbert Chief Information Officer

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Ted Colbert chief information officer and vice president of the company’s Information Technology organization. Colbert, who was formerly vice president of the Boeing Information Technology Infrastructure organization, replaces Kim Hammonds, who is leaving the company.

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MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau Elected to Verizon Board of Directors

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced the election of Shellye Archambeau, chief executive officer of MetricStream, to the Verizon Board of Directors, effective Dec. 1.

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