Leadership

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change

General Keith Alexander: CEO and President, IronNet Cybersecurity; Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (2010-2014) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (2005-2014)Gen. Keith Alexander, former commander of U.S. Cyber Command and former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), will speak at Duke University on Friday, April 21. The free, public talk, "Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change," takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Gross Hall Auditorium (Gross Hall 107).

Innovation and Translation to Practice

Dean Valerie Ashby invites students to meet one of her own personal mentors, Dr. Joe DeSimone. The title of his talk is "Innovation and Translation to Practice." He is currently the CEO of Carbon, Inc. a startup company he founded with inspiration by the Terminator movies and to make 3D printing 25 to 100 times faster. Joe is a polymer chemist, faculty member, teacher, mentor, entrepreneur, CEO, diversity leader and just an all around great person.

HackDuke EDU Presents: Founder Talk with Aaron Schumm

Description: Aaron Schumm (Fuqua '07) is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience working in finance and the financial technology industry. He co-founded FolioDynamix, a cloud-based wealth management and advisory services platform, which was acquired by Actua for $199 million in 2014. He is now working on his second FinTech company, Hello401, a retirement investment platform for employers, employees and professional investors. Before starting FolioDynamix, Aaron was a vice president at Citigroup where helped advance the Asset Manager Solutions global strategy efforts.

HackDuke EDU Presents: Effective Altruism

Description: Is your passion using technology to produce social good? Here's how! Our speakers for the event are juniors, Kevin (ECE/CS) and Mindy (ECE, Philosophy), who will provide an introduction to Effective Altruism, a movement started by Princeton philosopher Peter Singer. Effective Altruism combines compassion with reason to help you decide how you can do the most good. Mindy and Kevin will provide the numbers behind the outreach efforts - they'll look at how many lives are saved by various interventions, charities, and career paths.

Telling Your Brand Story in a Digital Age

A special discussion with Duke Communications Professionals, with Amy Selwyn, Storytegic.How does your organization talk about itself? Do you celebrate your rich history? Do your corporate values come through in what you say and how you say it? How does your staff talk about your brand/organization? Storytelling is a powerful tool for sharing with the world -- internal and external audiences alike -- what makes your organization different from all others. For helping you (and your audiences) to know and to feel what the world would miss if you weren't here.

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