This panel focuses on ways to build trust among people during highly disruptive times. It also addresses ways in which leaders can help build agility and resilience in the organization.
The panelists will share their personal experiences dealing with uncertainty during the pandemic, and will focus on the principles and tools they use to predict, plan, and navigate the constant changes and unexpected disruptions.
This panel discussion will focus on what and how organizational policies, practices, and procedures can foster an inclusive climate.
This panel discussion will focus on how to build high-performing and thriving teams of diverse individuals.
This panel discussion will focus on how to build relationships with others who are different from us. It provides ideas and tools for deepening awareness, expanding perspectives, and enlarging behavioral repertoire to embrace differences and build high-quality connections.
This panel discussion will focus on how to have conversations about diversity that may be uncomfortable, and how to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders about diversity and inclusion. It provides actionable knowledge on how to enable mutual understanding, authenticity, and collective action.
Terry Weipert is currently the General Manager of Maximus’ U.S. Federal Services Segment. Before Maximus, she served as the Vice President and Service Delivery Leader at IBM, leading its Healthcare, Life Sciences, and SLED Public Markets. Her previous leadership experience includes executive roles at top companies such as Accenture, Sutherland Global Services, and Unisys. During her 20-plus year career, she has focused on business process outsourcing and IT services management.
In this interview, Ms. Weipert discusses current trends in the field of technology that she has noticed over the last ten years and key strategies that she has utilized to adapt and evolve to a shifting technological landscape. She also shares some important pieces of advice regarding how to best develop and advance in one’s career.
Dr. K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is the Founding Director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a Member of the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicines' Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group. She has also co-founded several technology start-up companies.
In this interview, Dr. Suba talks about the applications of AI in mental health and fraud detection, limitations of AI, and how technical and nontechnical professionals can prepare for an AI-fueled world.
Stephanie Rowe is currently an entrepreneur in product design and innovation. She worked as a senior executive in larger organizations such as Managing Director at Accenture and Program Executive at TSA. She now advises start-ups and has her own company that designs educational smart home (IoT) technology products for children. She has extensive experience developing hardware and software products and leading large-scale technology implementation programs. She is also a speaker, panelist, podcast guest, and expert judge on topics including customer experience, design thinking, innovation, product design and development, entrepreneurship, business transformation, building ventures, and women in technology.
In this interview, Ms. Rowe talks about her work with the TSA, pulling together large-scale technology change projects, her entrepreneurial endeavors and lessons learned, and her consulting work on product innovation. She also shares what she sees as the “branding” problem of STEM, and how STEM can be rebranded to be more welcoming of women and girls.
Joelle Rusin earned her bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology from the School of Business in 2012. She is currently a lead change manager at Duke Energy. She has also worked at a diverse set of organizations, such as J. P. Morgan, Major League Baseball, McGraw-Hill, SelectMinds, and Avanade.
In this interview, Ms. Rusin talks about how her data analytics projects help solve old business problems, how she gains credibility as a young woman in technology, and how she keeps a sharp focus on her goals when navigating biased interactions.
Archana Vemulapalli is the CTO and General Manager of Infrastructure Services offerings, IBM Global Technology Services. Prior to this role, she was the Chief Technology Officer for Washington, DC. She also worked as a technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting, and Lucent Technologies. She has received numerous awards such as the Washington Business Journal’s C-Suite Award, The Washingtonian Tech Titan Award, StateScoop’s Golden Executive of the Year Award & Top Women in Tech Award.
In this interview, Ms. Vemulapalli talks about how to use technologies to add value to organizations, how to build effective teams, how respect and humility have guided her to learn and thrive, and how we can make technological fields a more inclusive environment.
Elaine Turville is a Managing Director of Accenture Federal Services. Her skillset includes data, design thinking, and cloud application technology and consulting with various federal agencies, foundations, and nonprofits across the United States. She also supports Accenture's local corporate citizenship program, which brings the best commercial practices to help transform small, local, community nonprofits. Elaine was recognized as a top female leader in the technology industry by Women in Technology in 2014 and selected by Consulting magazine in 2010 with a Future Leader award. She serves on the Board of Regents for Leadership Arlington and was a proud inaugural 40 under 40 awardee in 2014.
In this interview, Ms. Turville talks about how to gain credibility in technology, build personal brands in collaborative work, translate technology for nontechnical audiences, and integrate technology and business process expertise.
Steven Joachim is the Chairperson at Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation and Chief Financial Officer at Smart World Productions. In his career, Steve has successfully moved between the private and the public sector, built new organizations, and made big switches multiple times.
In this interview, he talked about his strategies for reinventing himself and his environment, as well as the lessons he learned along the way.
Boris Levin is the Chairman and CEO of Mott Corporation. He previously served as Group President at Nypro Healthcare, President at NP Medical, and General Manager at ACMI.
In this interview, he talks about using first principles of engineering to think about business problems, his company’s proactive COVID-19 strategies, their unique mechanisms to embed core values into everyday work life, and how he empowers others to make decisions.
Chris Ferreri, a Stevens alumnus, is the Chief Operating Officer at Hartfield, Titus, and Donnelly. Previously, he worked as a trader on Wallstreet, built new electronic trading systems, and worked as a lobbyist during the Dodd-Frank legislative process. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Stevens.
In this interview, he shares insights on how he breaks down a business problem into solvable pieces, how he communicates effectively between people from technical backgrounds and business backgrounds, how he uses an “educate and influence” approach in his lobbying work, and how he believes that leadership is about confidence and humility.
Annie DeStefano is the Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank where she works with CEOs and founders of venture backed Fintech companies. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Annie held roles in engineering, product management and operations at Foursquare, and worked as a member of the launch team for the Marcus by Goldman Sachs consumer banking platform. In 2019, she was named an "Inspiring Fintech Female" by the NYC Fintech Women organization. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and technology from the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology, and is now serving as a member of the Stevens School of Business Board of Advisors.
In this interview, Annie shared her experience and insights into her transition from a peer to a manager, her give-first-before-taking principle of networking, and how to win support from others.
Lisa Mascolo, a Stevens alumnus and current trustee of Stevens, has served in many senior leadership roles such as Managing Director at IBM, Executive Vice President at UnitedHealth, CEO of Optimos, and founding partner at Accenture. She has founded Listen Learn Lead to provide executive coaching and leadership development services to small and large businesses. She supports Teach for America, Room to Read, and the Women in Military Service to America Memorial, among other philanthropic engagements.
In this interview, Lisa talks about how technology is not for its own ends but an enabler of problem-solving. She also talks about the leader's job as listening, learning, and teaching, in addition to leading; how a leader needs to be both effective and admired, both confident and empathetic, and know what to do when they don't know what to do during disruptive times.