We are a local chapter of ChickTech, a national nonprofit organization, working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Our group creates welcoming and inclusive meetups in and around Raleigh to get together, learn and network. Our goal is to build a tech community where women and girls are encouraged, empowered and welcome. To learn more about us visit http://raleigh-durham.chicktech.org/ (https://raleigh-durham.chicktech.org/) Inclusion Policy We create events that focus on empowering women/girls; however, we also welcome those who identify as men as participants. Any person may be asked to not participate and/or leave if they are being disruptive or creating an unwelcome environment for others. Please see http://chicktech.org/inclusion-policy for more information.
Paul Judge will give an introductory talk on Blockchain at NetApp. We will start the talk promptly at 6pm, with some time in the beginning for networking and food.
Paul is an experienced technology executive with strong background in Financial Services, Straight Through Processing (STP), Electronic Connectivity, SWIFT Messaging, Business Process Modeling, Technology Architecture and Program Management. He has 37+ years of experience in wide ranging information technology roles in the financial industry. He currently holds Series 99 registration with FINRA. He joined Fidelity in March 2009 as a Vice President in the Fidelity Institutional Technology (FIT) organization. He is currently responsible for the Security Master & Pricing, ShadowSuite International Settlement and Fiserv Frontier Reconciliation applications. He has held various technology management positions at financial services firms such as State Street Bank, TradingLinx, Lexit Capital and Merrill Lynch. Prior to re-joining Merrill in 2002, he was the Chief Technology Officer with Lexit Capital LLC, an introducing and executing broker servicing European institutional customers. Paul has both USA and Irish citizenship and passports. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and completed Harvard University Extension School C & Unix Programming in Cambridge, MA. He served 8 years in the Army National Guard. He has been married for 29 years and has 3 sons. He ran and finished the New York Marathon in 2002 (5:01:09) and the Marine Corps Marathon in 2000 (5:13:53).
Best entrance to NetApp is the entrance from Kit Creek Rd (not Louis Stevens) and then drive straight and park anywhere. The building will have a large number on it (2). Enter from the main entrance and NOT from the entrance marked “Executive Briefing Center”--
Tickets are $5 each, is considered a voluntary donation as all proceeds will directly go to the Raleigh-Durham chapter.