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Strategic Career Planning

Savvor Lounge | Boston, MA
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 5:30 PM

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About our presentation topic:

The importance of planning for contingencies not only applies to Information Security, but to your career! Do you have a Career Contingency Plan? A Career Continuity Plan? A Career Strategic Plan? A Powerful Network?

Plan the steps you will take if you are ever affected by an event such as a layoff, corporate downsizing, a merger or even a decline in the demands of your current skill set. And whom can you turn to if it happens.

Whether it’s a short-term career plan that focuses on a time frame ranging from the coming year to the next few years, it is important for you to develop realistic goals and objectives that you can accomplish sooner rather than later.

Have you ever asked yourself: Where have I been? Where am I now? Where am I going? Am I building the right relationships? If not we need to talk!

Businesses, careers, and the workplace are rapidly changing, and the skills that you have or plan for today may not be in demand years from now. The need exists for you to develop a strategic career plan and a diverse network.

Where: Savvor Lounge
189 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

About our speaker:

Michael Woodson has been Risk Director and VP at the Office of the CISO at State Street since September 2015, before which he was Information Systems Security Director and VP.  Before his appointment at State Street, Michael was the Director of Cyber and Network Security at Santander Bank. He has 12 years of Law Enforcement experience obtained directly from the Boston Police Department and over 20 years of combined experience in Computer Forensics and Technology which includes conducting electronic evidence discovery investigations and litigation support for matters related to Internal Fraud, Intellectual Property Theft, Embezzlement, SEC issues, and Network Intrusions.

Mr. Woodson has consulted with various municipalities, corporations, and financial institutions in the United States and internationally on issues related to Computer Crime Capacity Building Initiatives related to legislation development, critical infrastructure protection, judicial reform corruption related matters, crime scene management, fraud and financial crime investigations in developing economies such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Guyana South America. He has served as a consultant to the U.S, Department of Justice, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S Department of State, Indonesian National Police, Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Corporation and The ASEAN Secretariat on Transnational Crime related matters.

Diversity IT Network is a social enterprise and leadership development program that advances the careers of multicultural technology professionals via training in leadership, emotional intelligence, conversational intelligence, as well as peer-to-peer mentorship and career coaching.

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