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Master's Speaker Series: "Technology Leaders in Industry"

The ‘Technology Leaders in Industry’ speaker series, developed specifically for graduate students interested in careers in industry, engages accomplished entrepreneurs, leaders and executives in student-oriented forums on a variety of technology-focused leadership topics, and about their own career paths. Offering advice to graduates about to embark on a career, students get valuable information about the skills sets companies need from new engineers, and how to approach their own career development plan.

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A Conversation with Sudhakar Madala of Accenture

Sudhakar Madala joined Accenture in January 2013 and is responsible for managing a team that drives the architecture in their Systems Integration practice. Prior to joining Accenture, Sudhakar worked at Fidelity Investments and at IBM, overseeing the implementation of packaged/custom software solutions, primarily for the financial and retail industries. His over 20 years of experience has given him a unique perspective on the challenges of client interaction, project management, and managing globally dispersed teams. Sudhakar received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is married with two children, one of whom is a BU alum currently completing a residency at UConn Medical School hospitals in Hartford, CT.

Monday, October 28, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Terrace Lounge
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Ave.

Open to all ENG Graduate Students
Refreshments will be served

**Seating is guaranteed to the first 50 people who RSVP. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat.

Schedule of Talks


February 5, 2013

Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Vice President of Engineering at Lockheed Martin Corporation (Read Bio)

Jeffrey J. Wilcox is the Vice President for Engineering at the Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is responsible for leading the devel- opment and execution of engineering strategy for the Lockheed Martin Engineering Enterprise and its 60,000 engineers, scien- tists, and technologists. Throughout his career, Mr. Wilcox has led several critical initiatives for the Lockheed Martin Corporation, including Engineering for Affordability, the Systems and Software Initiative, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the En- ergy Solutions Center launch. Mr. Wilcox graduated from Drexel University with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Mr. Wilcox holds an honorary doctorate of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.


February 22, 2012

Brendon Howe, Vice President and General Manager, NetApp (Read Bio)

Brendon Howe is Vice President and General Manager of the NAS and Object Storage business unit at NetApp. Primarily responsible for leading the company's file services solutions and the emerging object storage and "Big Data" product offerings, Brendon has extensive experience in executive leadership within the networking, storage, and virtualization technology segments and has served in executive management positions at several start-up companies, including Trebia Networks, Inc., an early pioneer of storage network processors used for FC and iSCSI SAN connectivity; Navipath; and Indus River Networks. Brendon holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Boston University and an MBA in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.


November 29, 2011

Wayne Duso, Senior Director, Unified Storage Division, EMC Corp. (Read Bio)

Wayne is an engineering executive experienced in bringing successful, innovative products to market. He has deep experience building multi-disciplined teams and leading them to meet delivery and investment targets. Prior to his current position as Senior Director, Wayne has held a variety of executive roles at EMC Corporation in product development, product management and technical business development. Wayne received his B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, his M.Sc in Systems Engineering from Boston University.

Wayne Duso of EMC on Engineers and Business. An excerpt from the Master of Engineering Speaker Series: "Technology Leaders In Industry".