During the event, we will enjoy a walk down memory lane with faculty and alumni panel discussions that provide a retrospective look at the department’s history. Later in the day, we shift our focus, hearing from a variety of futurists who will challenge us with a vision of the future, and how computer science will need to evolve over the next 50 years. Committed speakers include Fran O'Sullivan - General Manager, IBM / Wanda Cloud Company Partnership and IBM Senior Executive for North Carolina, Patrick McDaniel - a distinguished professor and renowned security expert from Penn State University, Alvy Ray Smith – a pioneer in the field of computer graphics & animation and co-founder of Pixar Studios, and Brian David Johnson - renowned futurist, technologist and author, currently the Futurist in Residence at Arizona State University.
During a catered meal of traditional North Carolina BBQ and fried chicken, guests will have an opportunity for guided tours of the Hunt Library & EB2.
Following the Tech Symposium, guests will be invited to join us for a very special 50th Year Reception, where we will enjoy comments from university leaders and dignitaries, special entertainment, and an array of heavy hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages.
Visitor pay parking is available in the Poulton Deck (on Partners Way across from the Hunt Library) and in the Partners Way Deck (a 5 min walk from the library)
This special day will be possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Capital One, BCBS of NC, LexisNexis, Dell EMC, Fidelity Investments, LabCorp, Merck, NetApp, Oracle, Premier, Red Hat, and Allscripts.
Please register below your intentions to attend CSC's 50th Year 'Tech Symposium' and celebratory reception events.
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