NJCCPS Career Series Seminar - 11/15/08

posted Feb 18, 2012, 9:59 PM by NJCCPS Admin

Diversifying career options is a critical task for computer professionals, a task that is usually forgotten at happy times, and the task that people painfully regret about not having accomplished ahead of time, when the economy sours.

What industries are your options? how to start building up each option inside your career portfolio? and What are the critical areas you need to improve outside of technicality? That is the purpose of NJCCPS Career Series Seminar, through which we want to assist members in diversifying their career options, so that one can better manage the risk of losing a position in bad economy and easily hop into the high growth industry when the opportunity emerges.

We invited four leaders in various fields, all rooted in IT, and this excellent cohort of speakers will bring you their vision, their experience, and their advices.

Date/Time: 1PM - 5PM, Saturday November 15th, 2008
Location: Mezzanine Meeting Room
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel,
199 Smith Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 515-2000
Contact: Bing Zhang, for_bingzhang@yahoo.com, 646-427-4655
Xinhui Tang, xinhui.tang@gmail.com, 908-500-7042
Registration & Fee: Free admission
Click Here to register OR Here to register
Direction from NYC: Take LAKELAND 46 bus at Gate 401-405 in Port Authority, 4th floor, get off at Parsippany/Rt.202 & Rt.46 (Water View stop), then call Seminar Registration for pick-up
Check schedule and ticket price at www.lakelandbus.com
Driving Direction: Map and Driving Directions
Agenda
1:00 - 1:30PM Registration and Networking
1:30 - 1:35PM Opening Remarks
1:35 - 2:10PM Transformation and Change of IT Profession in the New Global Economy, Speaker: Mr. Mark Minevich, globally recognized technology visionary
2:15 - 2:50PM Oracle: Bringing Value and Transforming Business, Speaker: Ms. Helen Xing, Customer Service Director, Oracle
2:55 - 3:30PM What Wall Street Needs and Wants from its Technical Workers - Career Advice from the Quantitative Side of Finance, Speaker: Mr. Brooke Allen, Head - Quantitative Trading Group, Maple Securities
3:35 - 3:45PM Break
3:45 - 4:20PM Resume writing, interview and offer negotiation skills, Speaker: Ms. Ritu Chopra, IT Project Manager
4:25 - 5:10PM Panel Discussion, where audience's questions about career options, presentation content, their views of the economy and its impact are addressed by the keynote speakers and special guests, Tom Gan, VP of Options Group, one of the top global executive search firms; Gary Mao, Founder and President of AVTech Institute of Technology.
5:10 - 6:00PM Networking
6:30 - 8:30PM Appreciation Dinner at Parsippany Jasper Restaurant
Speakers' BIOs
Mr. Mark Minevich
Mr. Minevich is the founder and chairman of Billions of Minds Foundation and the partner of Going Global Ventures and Global Billion Business Club. He advised the U.S. government on topics such as - innovation and bilateral relationships with emerging economies. He served as an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer of Enamics / BTM Corporation. He was also an IBM executive, CTO and senior strategist of the IBM Next Generation Group. He Managed operational infrastructure, development methodology, and technical resources during his work at USWEB/CKS. Mr. Minevich also held a number of technology and strategic management positions across global companies, VitaSave, Qwest communications, Geotek Communications, to name a few. And he is a recipient of the prestigious Albert Einstein Award for outstanding achievement.
Ms. Helen Xing
Helen Xing is the Director of Customer Services at Oracle Corporation. She manages Oracle’s top strategic customer in Financial Services Industry and represents North America Enterprise Customer Management organization in Global PMO on developing a consistent customer engagement framework to drive overall customer success. During 2006-2007, she was on international assignment in Oracle China Support Services and OnDemand Organization, and led the effort to build and develop the local Enterprise Customer Management team to service the top strategic accounts in this fast growing market place.


Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Xing was an in-house consultant at Merck Information Services organization and started her career as a programmer analyst at Computer Sciences Corporation.


Ms. Xing received a B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University, M.S. in Computer Engineering from Wright State University and MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brooke Allen
Mr. Allen began his business career in Operations Research at American Airlines. In the early 1980’s he founded a consulting firm and had Mobil Oil, Morgan Stanley, Chase, and Merrill Lynch as clients. He attended NYU at night and earned a MBA in Finance in 1986, at which time Merrill hired Mr. Allen as a Strategist. In 1988 Mr. Allen moved onto the equity trading floor, and in 1990 he moved to Japan to build a quantitative trading desk. In 1992 He switched to work for CS First Boston in Tokyo, and in 1993 he returned to the States and founded his own consulting firm, Bravo Alpha, Inc. After stints at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, he joined Maple Securities in 1995, where he has been ever since, heading a quantitative trading desk.
Ms. Ritu Chopra
Ritu Chopra is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in Software development in finance and health care industries. Her professional expertise expand in the areas of Business Strategy Architecture, Business Process Improvement, Information Security, Identity Management. She is currently working as an IT Project Manager. In addtion to her professional career, Ritu is a writer and a speaker.
Dr. Thomas Gan, Vice President of Options Group
Dr. Thomas Gan is Vice President of Options Group, one of the topglobal executive search firms. He focuses on the talent search forWall Street investment banks and hedge funds, such as traders, quants,analysts, etc. Before he joined OptionsGroup, he was Vice Presidentof Bank of America who focused on credit strategy technology. Healso worked for Major League Baseball, dynamicsoft, Zentropy Partnersand Schering-Plough. He received B.S. from Nanjing University, M.S.and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Gary Mao, President of Avtech Institue of Technology
Mr. Gary Mao is the founder and president of Avtech Institute of Technology, one of established 12 years name recognition IT training Institute in NJ. The institute essential service is dedicate provide vocational IT skills training and job placement service for NJ State Labor Department. Institute offering verity of IT training programs to assistant state unemployee candidate and corporate employee to catch up IT technology skills. Every years 85% job placement rate gain highest reputation from NJ state workforce one stop career training service .Mr. Mao are professional on PC Technology for 20 years, Microsoft , CISCO Certified Networking Trainer. 
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