The Past, Present, and Future of Computing[MTU]: A Panel Discussion will take place April 4, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The panel is part of the Computing[MTU] Showcase, April 4-6, 2022. Appetizers and beverages will be served.
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Going all the way back to our founding legislation, Michigan Tech has always focused on “…promot(ing) the industries of the state.” As the world adapts to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, computing and data science are critical components of how we stay true to this commitment. As such, the university has recently launched major high-profile efforts to support and grow computing, including creation of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems and the College of Computing. While these are important updates, computing has long been integral to Michigan Tech, both in terms of computing-specific programs and as an enabling technology in other domains. Our distinguished alumni panelists will reflect on their time at MTU, describe how computing at Michigan Tech led them to their chosen fields, and discuss where computing stands and where it is headed next. Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
Moderator: Dennis Livesay, Dave House Dean of Computing; Professor, Department of Applied Computing; Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Panelist: Dave House, Chairman, Brocade Communications; Vice Chairman of the Board, Computer History Museum
Panelist: Dianne Marsh, Director of Content Security, Netflix
Panelist: Eric Roberts, Executive Director, 20 Fathoms
Panelist: Christine Roberts, Senior Vice President and General Manager: Software & Services Solutions, Poly
Panelist: Linda Ott, Chair, Department of Computer Science; Professor, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University
To attend in person, please register for the Computingt[MTU] Showcase.