Silicon Valley – 2020
Facebook. Google. eBay.
What’s on the horizon in data and communications, and how can we prepare our students for these ever-changing industries?
This week, a team of CIC faculty members is in Silicon Valley to learn firsthand about these businesses. They’ll bring that knowledge back to the classroom to better prepare students and perhaps hone some research initiatives pertaining to the emerging social challenges facing our fields.
This trip is a special VIP sojourn arranged by eBay CMO Suzy Deering. Deering has connections to the CIC and her daughter attends South Carolina. She believes that education is enhanced when instructors are more closely connected to the industry and hopes to get more SEC talent to Silicon Valley.
Additional stops include Instagram, Pinterest and the Verizon Innovation Center, where the team will hear presentations from C-suite executives and technologists, including Deering.