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Lockheed Martin hosts annual IT Day Friday in Jackson

logo itday“The “Power of Information” is the theme for Lockheed Martin’s IT Day, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson.

The free, day-long information technology event is open to the public and offers topics for technology and business professionals, students and job seekers.

Lockheed Martin is hosting the event in partnership with area colleges and business sponsors. It includes public and private sector IT professionals from across the state.

Gov. Phil Bryant will provide opening remarks, and Carla Harris, managing director and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, will be the keynote speaker. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration across the firm’s securities and wealth management businesses.

Click here to visit the Jackson IT Day website.

Friday’s schedule

Student Agenda:

8 a.m.: Registration / exhibitor expo opens

9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions (Gerald Harvey, Lockheed Martin vice president; Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; Darrell Grady, Lockheed Martin vice president)

9:45 a.m.: Town Hall

10 a.m.: NASA presentation

10:40 a.m.: Why We Study What We Study / exhibitor expo (group breakouts)

12:15 p.m.: Luncheon / keynote presentation (Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley)

1:45 p.m.: STEM Awards ceremony

Business Agenda:

10 a.m.: Enterprise IT Panel: Top Technology Trends Impacting 2013

10 a.m.: Workforce Requirements Panel

11 a.m.: Cyber Security Panel: Cyber Threats, Are You Really Secure?

11 a.m.: Building the Workforce Pipeline of the Future Panel

2 p.m.: Microsoft Windows 8

2 p.m.: Doing Business in Mississippi

3 p.m.: Networking Reception

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