High-Tech Sunday
High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 11 - Capt. Donnie Cochran

High-Tech Sunday: Ep. 11 - Capt. Donnie Cochran

September 27, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, our hosts, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen, sit down with the first African American pilot to fly with The Blue Angels, Capt. Donnie Cochran. 

 

Capt. Cochran’s Navy career included duty as a fighter pilot, flying the RF-8G and F-14A & D from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz, USS Coral Sea, USS Enterprise, USS Ranger and the USS Kitty Hawk. Cpt. Cochran was the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 111. Captain Cochran’s distinguished career also included two tours with the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (The Blue Angels).

Now, Capt. Cochran is a recognized expert and “motivational teacher” in both the military and business sectors, who inspires high-performance in individuals and organizations to achieve heightened and sustained performance in both their personal and professional lives.

Capt. Cochran has received many awards and honors including the Distinguished Graduate award from Savannah State University, selected Black Engineer of the Year for 1989, presented two Legion of Merit Medals, (3) Meritorious Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal and numerous other awards and honors. 

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 10: Dr. Victor McCrary

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 10: Dr. Victor McCrary

September 20, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with 2011 BEYA Scientist of the Year, Dr. Victor McCrary.

 

Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of the District of Columbia, Dr. McCrary leads the growth, development, direction, and oversight of the University’s research enterprise. He is a change agent and serial innovator, responsible for developing comprehensive, sustainable research strategies, fostering trans-disciplinary research and expanding research programs via engagement with federal and state agencies and private entities, including his significant contributions to Morgan State University becoming one of only 130 universities nationwide to have an R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Dr. McCrary has authored and co-authored more than 60 technical papers and co-edited two books during his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In October 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. McCrary to serve on the National Science Board which oversees the National Science Foundation. He chaired a task force that recently produced the report, “The Skilled Technical Working: Crafting America’s Science and Engineering Enterprise."

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 9: Dr. Ruthie Lyle

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 9: Dr. Ruthie Lyle

September 14, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with 2010 Women of Color STEM Awardee and CCG Hall of Famer, Dr. Ruthie Lyle for a conversation on Invention Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

Dr. Lyle is the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Dr. Lyle has distinguished herself as an Innovation Thought Leader. She has earned over 176 issued patents; and is believed to have the most inventions for any black woman in the world. Dr. Lyle successfully passed the Patent Bar and is a registered United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) Patent Agent with credentials to prosecute patent applications before the USPTO. She is, perhaps, the first African American to hold the title of IBM Master Inventor and lead multiple IBM Enterprise Patent Review Boards.

Currently, Dr. Lyle is a Lead Research Engineer with USAA Chief Technology Office of Research. She explores emerging technologies and turns ideas into customized and new business solutions.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify. Please join us next time.

 

Dr. Ruthie Lyle is also available for speaking engagements. To secure her for your next event, please contact "rlylecannon@gmail.com".

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 8: Dr. Donna Bell

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 8: Dr. Donna Bell

August 30, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with the 2018 Women of Color Technologist of the Year, Dr. Donna Bell, for a conversation on Industry 4.0: Technology & Career Development.

 

Dr. Bell is Global Director, Technology and Features Strategy and Planning at Ford Motor Company. Collaborating with key stakeholders, Dr. Bell establishes and communicates customer driven strategies that increase corporate growth in areas such as connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), driver assist technology (DAT), and robotics.

Dr. Bell’s proven delivery and technical excellence led to her receiving multiple patents and delivering many revenue generating 1st to Ford technologies including the award-winning Sync infotainment system, the fuel saving stop-start technology, and the first-to-industry MyEnergi Lifestyle project, in conjunction with Georgia Tech, projected a 60% energy cost savings and CO2 improvements of over 8,000 kg by incorporating key energy efficient solutions into an average U.S. home.

Donna’s involvement in the community is extensive and involves creating programs that educate and develop students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She has held multiple leadership positions in professional organizations including National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Ford’s first employee resource group, FAAN (Ford African Ancestry Network).

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 7: Kendall Norris

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 7: Kendall Norris

August 16, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Kendall Norris for a conversation on Education and Wellness: Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual.

 

Norris in the Co-founder of the Global Leadership Forum (GLF), an organization focused on connecting the world's leading STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) organizations who are engaging, educating, empowering and transforming underserved communities, and building tomorrow's workforce. He is passionate about connecting individuals and organizations so they can work more collaboratively to achieve maximum results in creating opportunities for underserved communities. He also partners with cross sector leaders to advocate for policies that facilitate opportunities for all.

Kendall's passions are people and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fisk University. He is a Board Member of the College of Computing and Technology at Lipscomb University and the Jacki Joyner-Kersee Foundation. He serves as the STEM chair for the ScoutsBSA St. Louis region council and sits on the executive committee. He is a former board member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and President of the Middle TN chapter of BDPA.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 6: Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 6: Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

August 9, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Dr. Mark Vaughn and Lango Deen sit down with Rev. Dr. Gwen Boyd for a conversation on The Digital Divide: The Impact of Access to Technology on the Education of Minorities.

 

Rev Dr. Boyd is an engineer and is described as a dynamic and relevant leader, a prolific motivational speaker, a powerful preacher and a prominent advocate for STEM education. Boyd’s professional career of more than three decades at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory was highlighted by exemplary leadership and dedicated service as part of engineering teams. 

 

Rev Dr. Boyd is a lifelong STEM advocate and community servant. in January 2014, President Obama appointed Boyd and 14 other individuals to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

 

For her many and varied contributions to the community, Rev. Dr. Boyd has received numerous honors, awards, citations, commendations and tributes. These include “Keys to the City” from 38 cities and a declaration of Gwendolyn E. Boyd Day in eighteen cities, just to name a few.

 

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook pageWomen of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 5: Toni Robinson

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 5: Toni Robinson

August 2, 2020

On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Lango Deen and Dr. Mark Vaughn sit down with Toni Robinson for a conversation on the power of recognition.

 

Emmy-nominated producer, Toni Robinson began her career over 30 years ago at Baltimore, Maryland’s ABC-TV affiliate as Associate Producer for People Are Talking. Toni jumped from local to the “Hollywood Standard” in broadcast production when King World Entertainment hired her as segment producer for the syndicated Tim & Daphne Reid Show. As an independent producer, Toni has booked, interviewed, written, and produced talk shows, live events, and syndicated PBS cable shows featuring Fortune 100 CEOs, military leaders and astronauts, celebrities. Her expertise has brought national recognition to Career Communications Group, Inc. for over 20 years, co-producing award-winning syndicated television featuring STEM leaders who inspire young people of color. She has produced countless events from Women of Color in STEM and Black Engineer of the Year Awards to Hispanic Engineer of the Year programming.

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 4: Monica Emerson

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 4: Monica Emerson

July 19, 2020
On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Lango Deen and Dr. Mark Vaughn sit down with Monica Emerson for a conversation on the consistent barriers to Black Girls in STEM
 
Monica Emerson is a highly respected senior consultant with over thirty years of experience in human resources management, leadership development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the founder and owner of Inclusive Performance Solutions, she focuses on providing clients with authoritative guidance and exceptional services that enable optimal organizational performance. As a nationally respected strategist, Ms. Emerson brings a wealth of practical experience from both the private and governemnent sectors on how to successfully engage senior leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that optimize individual and organizational performance.
 
 
Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify.
High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 3: Jem Pagán

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 3: Jem Pagán

July 12, 2020
On today’s episode of High-Tech Sunday, Lango Deen and Dr. Mark Vaughn sit down with Jem Pagan for a conversation about The New Normal
 
Jem Pagan leverages his 25+ years of experience as an IT executive to consult with enterprises on new market trends, disruptions, and innovations. He served as the Chief Enterprise Architect and Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office for Information Technology. He is a member of the New York and Boston CTO clubs, Open Networking Users Group, Chief Marketing Officers Association, Cyber Security Alliance, Cloud Standards Council, Open Internet eXchange and the Advisory Board of Continuum Data Center.
 
 
Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify
High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 2: Dr. Pamela McCauley

High-Tech Sunday - Ep. 2: Dr. Pamela McCauley

June 28, 2020

We're joined today by 2019 Women of Color STEM Conference Technologist of the Year, Dr. Pamela McCauley. She is an internationally recognized Industrial Engineering researcher, STEM advocate, university leader, seasoned entrepreneur, innovator, and experienced Federal Program Director. Dr. McCauley is also an acclaimed keynote speaker, a dedicated professor, and Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. She served as the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program Director from 2018-2020. Dr. McCauley is an award-winning educator and author and her teaching efforts have resulted in the receipt of both the College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP).

 

Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday looks at professional development in technology through the lens of spiritual philosophies. In a time when digital information is critical more than ever,  this weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s community of alumni and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles. The one-hour podcasts will be streamed every Sunday. The podcasts can be accessed through the BEYA Facebook page, Women of Color Facebook page, and CCG YouTube page ​in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsPodbean, and Spotify

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