Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BDPA iRadio Show: June 11, 2013 (Jala Cruz, Kendall Norris, Pamela Sexton)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is very proud to be the creator of the BDPA iRadio Show. You can listen to the archive version of the show using the widget shown in the right-hand sidebar of this blog. FREE download from the iTunes Store is also available for our listeners!

The guests on the June 11th show:

Jala Cruz - Publisher, Signature J Magazine - Jala Cruz is a truly remarkable young woman. She was a member of the 2008-2011 HSCC teams trained by BDPA Indianapolis. Jala earned the Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students in 2011 based on her interest in both technology-based education and community service. To top it off she is the founder and owner of her own magazine - Signature J Teen Magazine - which focuses on the youth market highlighting entertainment, fashion, health, art and entrepreneurship. Jala has featured individuals such as Keke Palmer, Taylor Swift, Cody Simpson and Miguel just to name a few. Beyond that, Jala has a powerful message to share with both young and more experienced people in BDPA-nation. We look forward to sharing Jala’s journey with our BDPA iRadio Show audience. Her twitter handle is @SJTeen.

Kendall Norris - Chapter President, BDPA Middle Tennessee - Kendall joined Deloitte Services, Information Technology Services’ (ITS) Program Management Office as the U.S. Leader accountable for the successful delivery of information technology projects in support of Deloitte’s core businesses (Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Tax services) and the Chief Technology Office. As the leader of the Project Management Center of Excellence, he leads teams of project management professionals in the U.S. and India, and adds value to the organization by continually improving service delivery on U.S. and global enterprise applications development and infrastructure programs.

Kendall is a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). Kendall enters into his 2nd year as the president of BDPA Middle Tennessee Chapter. BDPA is fortunate to have a man with executive leadership experience. We look forward to hearing what he and his chapter leadership team envision in 2013 for BDPA stakeholders in the greater Nashville area. The National BDPA twitter handle is @NationalBDPA.

Pamela Sexton - Director, National BDPA Technology Conference - Pamela Sexton is the 2013 National BDPA Technology conference director. She is pulling together the largest gathering of African American IT professionals in the nation on August 14-17, 2013 in Washington DC. There will be thousands of participants, hundreds of corporations, dozens of workshops, seminars, plenary sessions, a wonderful golf tournament, a 2-day career fair and so much more.

Pamela shared the current updates on the conference with our BDPA iRadio Show listeners. The conference twitter handle is @bdpa_conference

We hope you enjoy the insights and commentary on the show from each of these guests. Please take a moment to post a comment to let us know that you care!

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