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BDPA New York Chapter would like to invite members, small business owners, and guests to our upcoming professional development meeting.

Tranforming Your Information
Technology Career in 2013

January 17, 2013

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Microsoft
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY   

Donation:

FREE  members , $10.00 Non-Members

Presentation Overview

It is January 2013 and many of you are thinking about your career.  Whether advancing in your current position or going in a new direction, what will it take to get to the next level in your career?

Come and hear Leonaldo Rosa, Vice President of Technology Recruiting, discuss the requirements for "Transforming Your Career in 2013"!

Light Refereshment will be Served

For additional Information and to RSVP visit
http://bdpanytransformyourcareer.eventbrite.com/#


 
 
 

Congratulations on such a strong topic and presenter for your Jan 2013 program meeting!

BDPA is trying hard to bring Microsoft on board as a corporate sponsor in 2013.   Do you think that your guest speaker would be willing to talk with us about attending and possibly sponsoring some aspect of the 2013 BDPA Technology Conference in Washington DC?

In the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month the BDPA New York Chapter annually recognizes Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW). This year our theme is "Technology is for Everyone in our Community."
 

Black Family Technology Awareness Week, or BFTAW, is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.  The purpose of the event is to help eliminate the science and technology gap among members of the minority community.  By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, we endeavor to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It's also an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of fun and interactive workshops.

 

On February 7th & 16th, we are sponsoring  the following workshops for students which will be interactive and fun.

RSVP Feb 7th - http://bdpanybftawfeb7th.eventbrite.com/

 

RSVP - Feb 16th  - http://bdpanybftawfeb16th.eventbrite.com

 

 

Flyer Link - http://www.bdpa-ny.org/BFTAW_2013Flyer.pdf

 

 

Giveaways and Light Refreshments will be provided

 

Sponsors

EA - Popcap

Career Communications Group

Crown Heights Public Library

Edited Thu, Jan 24, 2013 10:34 AM

In the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month the BDPA New York Chapter annually recognizes Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW). This year our theme is "Technology is for Everyone in our Community."

Black Family Technology Awareness Week, or BFTAW, is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.  The purpose of the event is to help eliminate the science and technology gap among members of the minority community.  By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, we endeavor to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It's also an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of fun and interactive workshops.

 

On February 23rd (new date), we are sponsoring  the following workshops for the entire family which will be interactive and infomative.

 

Finding an Information Technology Career in a Challenging Economy

Presenter:   Elias Naser, Career Developer at Per Scholas

 


Cyber Health / Identity Theft/Cybercrime 

Presenter: Renetta English, BDPA NY President

 

BDPA New York - Information Technology Student Showcase

Presenter: Students in BDPA IT Showcase Program

 

 

 

 

 Flyer Link -   http://bdpanybftawfeb23rd.eventbrite.com/

 

Giveaways and Light Refreshments will be provided

 

Sponsors

EA - Popcap

Career Communications Group

Crown Heights Public Library

Join BDPA NY on April 18th!

http://bdpany-towards-organizational-resilience.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

BDPA New York Chapter would like to invite members, small business owners, and guests to our upcoming professional development meeting.  

 

  

Topic      : Towards Organizational Resilience: The United Nations Approach to Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Date       : April 18, 2013

Time       : 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:  Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY    

                  (6th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street), 6th Floor

Donation: FREE  members , $10.00 Non-Members

  

Points:

  • The United Nations Secretariat BC-DR architecture
  • How the United Nations Secretariat integrates BC and DR, and operational risk management
  • Employment Opportunities at the United Nations 

 

 

 Brian Gray


Chief Business Continuity Management Unit

United Nations 

  


After 10 years of being Cold, wet and hungry, Brian left the Canadian Army in 1999 to join the United Nations World Food Program. Since then he has worked in over 70 countries in logistics, security, administration and has been central to the development of business continuity in the United Nations. He assumed his current position at the end of 2009, and is responsible for the viability of business continuity planning across the United Nations Secretariat.

 

 

 

Light Refereshments will be Served

  

RSVP: bdpany-towards-organizational-resilience.eventbrite.com

 

  

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About BDPA   BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields. BDPA has a diverse representation of information technology professionals. Included amongst the organization's members are programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, instructors, and entrepreneurs, to name a few. 

 

 

BDPA New York Chapter would like to invite members, small business owners, and guests to our upcoming professional development meeting.  

 

  

Topic      : Securing & Advancing Your Career with Project Management Certification

Date       : May 16, 2013

Time       : 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:  Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY    

                  (6th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street), 6th Floor

Donation: FREE  members , $10.00 Non-Members

  

Points:

  • Learn about the Project Management profession, employment opportunities, compensation, and certification requirements.
  • Find out how you can gain employment, advance your career, or transition your career with CAPM® or PMP® Certification.
  • According to many reputable studies and surveys the CAPM® and PMP® certifications are the most sought after certifications by employers and the highest paying IT certification.

 

Sharon Bussey

Managing Director & Lead Project Management Instructor

BTII Institute

 

 


Sharon Bussey is a Technology, Process and Strategy executive with expertise in initiating, leading and delivering cross-functional transformational business solutions. After earning a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College she began a career as a Programmer at the New York City Department of Employment. While there she earned an MS in Computer Science from Pace University at night. She then earned an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania.    Upon graduating she joined Deloitte Consulting's Healthcare IT practice as a Senior Consultant where she primarily managed large hospital business process and IT projects. She then joined Pfizer Pharmaceutical's Business Technology group as a Senior Manager where she managed very large scale global business process re-engineering and technology projects. During her ten year tenure she became the Director of Organizational Process Alignment where she managed large global projects in subject areas including: Executive Dashboards, Knowledge Management & Collaboration, Performance/Talent Management, PMOs, Portfolio/Program/Project Management, Sales Reporting and Vendor Management. After leaving Pfizer she founded BTII Consulting, where she specialized in business process reengineering for SAP and implementing PMOs using SharePoint for small to very large businesses.   In 2009 Ms. Bussey Founded BTII Institute, a Project Management and Technology training school. For the past 30 months BTII has achieved a 100% student-reported pass rate on the PMP® and CAPM® Certification exams. One of BTII's major goals beginning 2013 is to significantly increase the number of African-Americans achieving project management certification which will lead to greater job security and career advancement.
  A raffle will be held for online classes that begin in September:
  • 1st Prize: PMP® Certification Preparation Course ($1499 value for online course) 
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Gift Certificate (toward any online course) 
  • 3rd Prize: $50 Gift Certificate (toward any online course) Most of the Microsoft Office Courses are $199.

 

 

 

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About BDPA   BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields. BDPA has a diverse representation of information technology professionals. Included amongst the organization's members are programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, instructors, and entrepreneurs, to name a few. 

 

BDPA New York Chapter would like to invite members, small business owners, and guests to our upcoming professional development meeting.

 

We will also highlight the Student Information Technology Education Scholarship (SITES) program, which consist of the IT Showcase and High School Computer Competition (HSCC) will be presented at the program meeting.

 

 

Topic:

 

Challenging the Divide, Perceptions, Stereotypes, Myths, Misconceptions and Realities as to the "lack of minority-owned businesses in today's tech sector!

 

  

Date:

June  20, 2013

 

Time:

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Location:

Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY    

(6th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street), 6th Floor

 

Donation:

$10.00

  

Presentation Overview 

 

I started by asking individuals about their perception of minorities in Tech and why they felt this way. One community leader said they did NOT have a  problem as far as minority owned tech.  Others who used tech heavily did not classify themselves as a tech company!  So we need to clarify what is a "tech company".  Others did not know ANY who actually owned tech companies!  So I'm going to sink my teeth into this across the "Black" community. 

  

  

Presenter

 

 

2003-2013 Bonnie Sandy has worked with creative individuals organizations and businesses helping them to adopt and adapt new and emerging challenges.

 

While she was certified in Cobol language over 25 years ago. Her involvement in today's tech scene is more geared towards product development and 'challenging the divide". She left her native Trinidad to pursue a degree in Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of technology.

 

She sees herself as a creative, an artist, fashion & textile designer and crafter, with 30 years of experience in all aspects of the creative industrial process.

 

 


 

Meet our students!

  

Please come out and support our youth and future IT professionals as they 

are presented to the membership in preparation for the competitions at the 

national conference. 

   

 

  

Light Refeshments will be served

  

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I am very interested in the output from this discussion.

My company TEB1& Associates LLC in conjunction with BDPA Philadelphia, is presenting " Big Data - and the implications and opportunities in Healthcare" on June 20 in Atlantic City NJ on that same evening and I will be unable to attend the New York event.

Best wishes on the event, and please share the output and insights from the meeting.

By the way- here is my input to the discussion....TEB1 is a Healthcare IT consulting company. We are a TECH company. We offer introduction to IT classes to the public and we provide IT project management and software development.

:-)

Tim

Join BDPA New York on August 19th, 2013.

 

TO RSVP : http://bdpany-aug2013-summersizzler.eventbrite.com/

 

 

 

 

BDPA New York was awarded the Chapter Management Award for the third year in a row at the 2013 National BDPA Technology Conference at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington DC.

BDPA co-founder Earl Pace presented the Chapter Management Award during the opening ceremony. The BDPA Chapter Management Award was bestowed upon the BDPA New York and its members for their outstanding achievements in the operational and organizational management of their chapter.

The award was presented to the BDPA New York chapter president Renetta English.

BDPA is a global member focused organization that positions its members at the forefront of the IT industry. BDPA is committed to delivering IT excellence to their members, strategic partners, and community. The National BDPA Awards Program provides a means to recognize individual chapters and members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the mission and objectives of the National organization.

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