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IT Futures Summit 2018: The Highlights, IT Jeopardy Champs, and IT Faculty Professional Development Scholarship Recipients Presentations

This year’s IT Futures Summit took place on May 17th/May 18th featured presentations from the IT Professional Development IT Scholarship Recipients, networking with colleagues, and the 2018 IT Jeopardy champions. All the presentations are available for download.

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Updates & News for August 2017

Updates & New for August 2017 from the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology: 10 IT Professional Development Training Scholarships for CTC IT Faculty across the state, a new robotics & AI program for Bellevue College, IT Futures Summit 2017 Highlights and the IT Jeopardy Champions!

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IT Futures Summit 2017: Highlights & This Year’s IT Jeopardy Champs

IT faculty from across the state attended for a 1.5 day experience that featured another IT industry professional panel discussing and exploring disruptive technology (focusing on robotics/AI). Small group discussions looked at college’s IT programs, challenges, strengths, and new program and degree developments.

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Where is the Unified Global Approach to Ethics in Robotics and AI: If We Can’t Get Along Globally, How Will Our Artificially Intelligent Off-Springs?

Who determines the ethics and values that will drive functioning robots/AIs as they evolve into future action/decision-takers/makers globally? Ethical robotic organizations today can only address this with a dated one-liner from Asimov, “Do no harm to humans.” Don’t much larger, urgent questions about this loom?

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Robotics and Automation: A Retrospective and the Reality of Bot Nation

This Robotics/AI report has been researched and defined to enable IT program faculty across the state to consider the changes robotics and automation will bring to the workforce, as well as consider what kinds of program or curricular changes they might make to their current IT programs.

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2016 IT Jeopardy Champions: The IT Futures Summit

The IT Futures Summit of 2016 held its first annual IT Jeopardy Championship game. The three teams were competing for a chance for their photo/names/college/IT or CS program to be featured on the Center’s website. The winning team won quite handily…

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New Podcasts Series: WaInfoTechTalks Focusing on Disruptive Technologies

If you haven’t heard the Center of Excellence’s brand new podcast series you should. IT industry professionals and Maureen Majury, Center director, talk disruptive technologies impacting workforce and the future impact of these technologies including robotics, security, hacking, data and predictive analytics, the entertainment technology and more… They inform, forecast, and entertain. Go to WAInfotTechTalks.org and start listening.

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For an IT graduate (whether a 2- or 4-year degree) about to enter the workforce, we asked our IT Professionals what are the top five IT courses and subsequent IT concepts/competencies they should have mastered? For example, networking, programming, database design/development, etc.

For an IT graduate (whether a 2- or 4-year degree) about to enter the workforce, IT Professionals list the top IT courses, subsequent IT concepts/competencies, and employability skills they should have mastered by the time they are ready to look for a job.

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Building an IT Career-Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond

Building an IT-Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond outlines in-demand technical skills and knowledge, including employability skills, IT students should become familiar with as they are required by prospective employees.

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Updates & News for Fall 2013

Find out about new 2013-2014 Center’s free services, opportunities, and catch you up on some IT Skills Gap Forum (March 2013) results in case you missed it before, as well as provide links to the videos and keynote PowerPoint presentation (Mr. Keith Loeber, Microsoft) from the Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureates for WA State Students Summit (June 2013).

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