Events
Guest Lectures

Guest lectures are held several times per quarter for MSIT students on Saturday class days. Talks are presented over the lunch hour by experienced business and information technology professionals on varying topics focused centrally on technology and leadership.

May 6TH, 2017

Speaker: Sara Knizhnik, the President of Open Door Communications, Inc. 
Topic: Intercultural Communication - How to work effectively as part of a multicultural team.

FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017

Speaker: Sally Martin - President and Owner of Palace Gate Corporation 
Topic: How to "Speak to the Business" in Resumes and Interviews

JANUARY 28TH, 2017

Speaker: Tony Tang - MSIT 2006 Alumnus, Sr. Enterprise Systems Engineer at Apple
Topic: Apple and the Environment

OCTOBER 29TH, 2016

Speaker: Helen Oloroso - Assistant Dean and Director of Engineering Career Development (ECD), and Brett Boettcher - Associate Director of Professional Program Strategy & Management of the Northwestern Career Advancement Center (NCA)
Topic: IT Career Trends and Northwestern Career Resources for Students and Alumni

OCTOBER 15TH, 2016

Speaker: Bill Chafetz - Senior Performance Consultant, and Samir Desai - Executive Director of the Learning and Organization Development division of the Office of Human Resources
Topic: Leadership and Organizational Development

OCTOBER 8TH, 2016

Speaker: Kunal Grover - Part-time MSIT Student, Class of 2017  
Topic: Virtual Reality

MARCH 26TH, 2016

Speaker: Melissa Crounse - Executive Director of The Garage at Northwestern
Topic: My Decade in Silicon Valley and Lessons Learned for Building The Garage and the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Thinkers

JANUARY 30TH, 2016

Speaker: Kevin Glynn - Chair of the MSIT Industry Advisory Board (IAB)
Topic: The CIO Path and High Performance Teams

JANUARY 9Th, 2016

Speaker: Helen Oloroso - Assistant Dean and Director of Engineering Career Development (ECD), and Larry Jackson - Assistant Director of the Career Management Center of Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
Topic: IT Career Trends and Northwestern Career Resources for Students and Alumni

October 10th, 2015

Speaker: Tony Tang - MSIT 2006 Alumnus, Sr. Enterprise Systems Engineer at Apple

APRIL 4TH, 2015

Speaker: Bob Gariano - MSIT 2006 Alumnus, President and CEO of Robert Gariano Associates
Topic: Chief Information Officers