September 2017 News

Interview with Dr. Mike Kowolenko

In this month’s featured interview, we chat with Dr. Mike Kowolenko, Managing Director of ITng, Principal Research Scholar, and lead faculty in the Data Science Program. Kowolenko speaks about what he wishes business leaders knew about data science. Additionally, Kowolenko highlights where he thinks the data science field is heading.

NCTA Leadership Retreat Highlights Talent Development Needs

The 2017 NC Technology Association Leadership Retreat attracted over 200 leaders from around the state and many visitors from outside the region. The focus was on tech companies’ ability to attract, retain and develop key talent. An NC State executive education panel addressed many key challenges for data science today including the ability for data scientists and business leaders to work together.

Data Matters™ A Week Of Success

From August 7-11, 2017, over 190 individuals took part in Data Matters™ 2017 on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. Data Matters™ is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at professionals in business, academics, research, non-profits, and government.


NC State Student Entrepreneurs “Gain a Lot” from Andrews Launch Accelerator Experience

For three months this summer, four teams of NC State students and recent graduates participated as the second cohort in the Andrews Launch Accelerator, created to help select NC State University students advance toward entrepreneurial success.

NSF I-Corps Site Boosts Commercialization

The I-Corps program was created by NSF in 2011 to teach university scientists and engineers how to apply lean startup methods for bringing university-developed products and services to the marketplace.

3D Team Leadership – Dr. Brad Kirkman’s New Book

Congratulations to our own Dr. Brad Kirkman on the

publication of the new book he co-authored with Brad Harris, 3D Team Leadership. In this book, Brad incorporates many of the leadership principles that he has shared in NC State executive education programs to help individuals build high-performing teams. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with him!