INI Seminar: Leo Boulton

Time: September 24, 2010 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@Henry

Description:

The INI welcomes Leo Boulton, an INI alumnus and Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems. The presentation is titled "The Confluence of Business and Technology in the Workplace."

The INI Seminar takes place every Friday, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. This week's seminar takes place at the Distributed Education Classroom at Henry Street (The INI Building).

Speaker: Leo Boulton

Talk Abstract: This talk will concentrate in two areas: (1) why it is important and relevant to the professional world to be a rounded individual in business, technology, engineering and people skills; and (2) what is the current technology trend in the ICT world that companies are looking at. Taking technical sales as an example, and a day in the life of a pre-sales engineer at Cisco, when selling multi-million dollar projects to large multinational companies you have to be able to abstract and translate the technical requirements and benefits into a relevant business impacting language. We will go in-depth in what it is like to work in a technical role on a business-specific team, with a high technology leader, Cisco, in what is one of the hottest focus areas in the industry: data center virtualization.
Speaker Bio: Leo Boulton received his BS degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 2002 and his MSIN degree from the INI, Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 (MS16). Leo is currently working as a Pre-Sales Engineer for the Virtualization team at Cisco Systems.