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Graduate Admissions

Tech Education for the Future of Africa

January 30, 2021 at 9:00am10:00am EST

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Join us for a special event highlighting what a degree in information technology or data science can mean for your future. Social entrepreneur, educator, and international speaker Liz Ngonzi ’92, Founder / CEO of the International Social Impact Institute, will speak about her experience at the iSchool, and how it prepared her to use technology for good and work to further social impact initiatives across the globe.

You will also hear from Jeff Saltz, director of the iSchool’s master’s program in Applied Data Science. He will give a brief presentation on “What is data science and how is it used in the real world?” and then will take questions and discuss the graduate programs offered at Syracuse University’s iSchool.

Please register for this event and we will send the link to the event in the near future.

Event Agenda

Time Presenter & Description
9 – 9:20 a.m. EST Liz Ngonzi: Tech for Social Impact
9:20 – 9:50 a.m. EST Jeff Saltz: What is data science and how is it used in the real world?
9:50 – 10 a.m. EST Question and answer session

Time Zone Conversions

  • GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) – 2 – 3 p.m. (5 hours ahead of EST)
  • WAT (West African Time) – 3  – 4 p.m. (6 hours ahead of EST)
  • SAST (South African Standard Time) – 4 – 5 p.m. (7 hours ahead of EST)
  • EAT (East African Time) – 5 – 6 p.m. (8 hours ahead of EST)

About Elizabeth (Liz) Ngonzi, MMH

Liz Ngonzi

Born in Uganda, Liz Ngonzi is a New York-based international social sector leader, educator, speaker and executive coach who enables impact-driven leaders and organizations to activate their stakeholders through more effective storytelling. She recently founded The International Social Impact Institute which through partnerships with various institutions around the world, aims to develop courses, forums and research to amplify the voices of marginalized change makers and social impact leaders, facilitate interactions among them and assist in training more of them.

Liz has been the turnaround CEO of a Nelson Mandela-endorsed international nonprofit organization; founded and run an international boutique consulting firm; been an invited member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State; taught and guest lectured at top academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad; and delivered training that has transformed lives and organizations worldwide. She has also worked closely with the iSchool to bring educational opportunities to the African continent.

She has been quoted in or featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

She earned her B.S. in Information Systems from the iSchool, an MMH degree from Cornell University, and graduated from the United Nations International School, which she attended for primary and secondary school.

About Jeff Saltz

Jeff Saltz

Jeff Saltz’s research focuses on the socio-technical issues relating to data science, such as data science project management, and how teams should work together to “do” data science.

His 20+ years of industry experience has often focused on building new teams that leverage emerging technologies and data analytics to deliver innovative business solutions. In his last corporate role, Saltz worked at JPMorgan Chase, reporting to the firm’s Chief Information officer while helping to drive innovation throughout the firm. He also held several other key management positions at the company, including CTO (Consumer and Community Banking Risk Management), Chief Information Architect (Chase Financial Services), global head of eBusiness technology and vice president of computational technology. He previously served as chief technology officer and principal investor at Goldman Sachs/Goldman Sachs Ventures, where he invested and helped incubate technology start-ups. Saltz started his career as a programmer, project leader and consulting engineer with Digital Equipment Corp (now part of HP).

Saltz received his B.S. in computer science from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

This event was first published on January 6, 2021 and last updated on January 25, 2021.

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