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    2024 NPA Events Calendar (all events are at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT)

  • NPA Public Webinar on May 21st, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Career Growth: Navigating The IT/Networking Career Ladder

  • NPA Member Advocator on June 18th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Ethical Integrity: The NPA Code of Ethics: What is it and why do we need it?

  • NPA Public Webinar on July 16th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Professional Development: What Can't You Do In The Cloud? A Cumulus Guide To Cloud Computing

  • NPA Member Advocator on August 20th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Career Growth: Continuing Education for the Network Professional

  • NPA Public Webinar on September 17th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Ethical Integrity: The Third Annual Study of Ethics in IT/Networking Case Studies

  • NPA Member Advocator on October 15th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Professional Development: IT Policies and Procedures for Off-Boarding

  • NPA Public Webinar on November 19th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): Career Growth: Interview Tips: How to Navigate Traps and Land Your Next Role

  • NPA Member Advocator on December 17th, 2024, 8pm ET (5pm PT): 2024 Annual Meeting


Upcoming Industry Events

Cisco Events Catalog - Monday January 1 through Wednesday December 31, 2025

Microsoft Events Catalog - Monday January 1 through Wednesday December 31, 2025

Cisco Live Las Vegas - Sunday June 2 through Thursday June 6, 2024

SharkFest'24 US - Saturday June 15 through Thursday June 20, 2024

Ai4 2024 - Monday August 12 through Wednesday August 14, 2024

Women in Tech Festival Global 2024 - Tuesday November 5 through Wednesday November 6, 2024

More Upcoming Events.

 

 

NPA Pillar of Professional Development

Interviews with Experts

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Stephen Hecht: co-founder, Chief Executive Peacemaker at Million Peacemakers; Chair of the YPO Impact Networks Council including Peace, Planet, Sustainable Business and People Action Networks; past Chair of the YPO Peace Action Network; Co-Author - Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Richard Barnes: Inventor of the Body Volume Index; CEO/Founder of Select Research Limited

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Claudia Escuillié: Mathematics; Physics; Architecture; Philosophy

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Tim Pletcher: Social Entrepreneur; Digital Infrastructuralist; Founding Executive Director of the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and the CEO of both Velatura Public Benefit Corporation and the Interoperability Institute

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Mariana Bozesan: Polymath; AI pioneer; successful Serial Tech-Entrepreneur; Award-winning Investor; President and co-founder of The Bozesan Foundation, now AQAL Foundation; Renowned Author, Integral Investing: From Profit to Prosperity

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Clarice D. Aiello: Quantum engineer; Expert on nanosensors; Co-founder, Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab and Dr. Geoff Anders: Co-founder Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Danielle Wallace: Speaker; Industry expert within Learning & Development; Founder and Chief Learning Strategist at Beyond the Sky

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Jaap van den Herik: Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Researcher; Founding Father of AI in the Netherlands; co-founder Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Maria A. Dahrieh: Serial Entrepreneur; Fundraiser; Investor relations; Mentor; Environmentalist; Founder & Chief Executive at Earth05

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Henrik Skovby: Strategy consultant; Founder and Chairman, Dalberg Group

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Angelo Dalli: Artificial Intelligence expert; Serial tech entrepreneur; UMNAI's Chief Scientist and CTO

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Duncan Grossart: Award-winning entrepreneurship through to environmental and nature conservation work; Founder of Journeys With Purpose

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Théau Peronnin: Physicist; Co-founder, CEO Alice & Bob

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Frits Bussemaker: Business Community Builder; Chair of the 'Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age'; Founding member and vice-chair of the outreach committee of the ITU AI for Good Global Summit (Geneva)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Peter Johnson: Futurist, Educator, Advisor, former Diplomat; Technologist; Impact-driven Entrepreneur; Founder, Ayadee Foundation; leads Ayadee Holding Corp.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Marisa Zalabak: AI Ethicist, Educational Psychologist, Climate Specialist, Author, Researcher and Educator

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Sateesh Seetharamiah: CEO of Edge Platforms, EdgeVerve Systems Limited; Industry veteran in entrepreneurship, management consulting, IT leadership, and supply chain; Early pioneer of Internet of Things (IoT)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Mirka Wilderer: One of the leading female executives in the water industry; President & Chief Executive Officer, Aqueous Vets; past Chief Executive Officer of De Nora Water Technologies; member of the distinguished GEN CEO Women's Network in Germany, the International Women's Forum (IWF), the Forbes Women's Forum; member of the Board of the "Doing Business Globally Network" as well as the "Impact Advisory Board" in the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Yannis Ioannidis (Ph.D.): Researcher; President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the "Athena" Research and Innovation Center; past coordinator and legal entity head of OpenAIRE; software director of the European Human Brain Project flagship initiative; currently the Greek delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and a co-chair of the Global Climate Hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dawn Sherman: Mentor; Accomplished Leader across diverse industries; Chief Executive Officer, LabConnect

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Joanne Wong: Serial Entrepreneur; Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship; Mentor/Advisor for mutliple startups; General Partner of REDDS Capital

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Komal Kaul: Philanthropist and Development strategist; Distinguished Advisor, Mentor and Thought leader; Founder and Executive Officer of the Sam India Project; Co-Founder of Isotonik Solutions; Chair YPO Impact Networks Council People Action Network; finalist in the XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling Global Competition

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Rear Admiral (ret.) Oded Gour-Lavie: The CEO and co-founder of NT Tao Ltd., novel fusion startup; Research Fellow in the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy (HMS)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun: Social Entrepreneur; Established Parami University

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Karndee Leopairote: Chief Foresight and Digital Assets Officer at FutureTales Lab by MQDC; board member of the Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) and Supervisory Board of Director of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Chocko Valliappa: Entrepreneur; Researcher; CEO of Vee Technologies; co-founder Valliappa Software Technology Park (VSTP); Vice-Chairman of the Sona Group of Institutions

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Nirmalesh Sampath Kumar: Entrepreneur; CEO of Mycelium Sona Biotech Pvt. Ltd.; Led team Hiremee into the finals of Global XPRIZE $5 Million Rapid Reskilling competition; director at Sona College of Technology

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A 2023 Chat with Frederic Werner: Head of Strategic Engagement at ITU; Chief of Strategy and Operations for AI for Good; one of the creators of the landmark AI for Good Global Summit; past Communications & Program Director of ETIS - The Global IT Association for Telecommunications; past Head of Marketing and Communications at the European Organization for Conformity Assessment

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Fardad Zabetian: Entrepreneur; Co-founder AVAtronics; Founder, KUDO

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Charles Elwood: Innovator; Entrepreneur; Founder of SolisMatica and MyAudioBank; Microsoft MVP Awardee in AI

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Anton Borzov: Innovative Product Designer; Investor; Partner at StratMinds; Founder of Sunflower Fund; past Head of Design at Neeva; accomplished tenure in product design at WhatsApp

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with James Benedict: Entrepreneur; Venture Capitalist; Co-Founder, Left Tackle Capital & Partner, Kid & Company

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Carrie Freeman: Co - CEO of SecondMuse; Interim Executive Director for the SecondMuse Foundation; past Director of Sustainable Business Innovation at Intel; Multiple Awardee

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Josine Overdevest: Independent Entrepreneurial Consultant; established Flying Cows of Jozi; a non-executive director on the board of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat Felicia Li-Gaillard: Chief Marketing Officer at Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI); past Head of APAC Marketing for Facebook Gaming and Audience Network at Meta

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Ilyas Khan: Founder, Cambridge Quantum; Founding CEO of Quantinuum; current Chief Product Officer of Quantinuum; Leader in Residence at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School; inaugural Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation; founding Chairman (non-executive) of the Topos Institute

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Mark Minevich: Global Thought Leader; Investor; Artificial Intelligence Expert; Author, #1 AI book - "Our Planet Powered by AI"; President and founding partner of Going Global Ventures

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat in 2023 with Carol S. Hansen: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tatonka Capital Corporation; established Tatonka Education Services (TES) - a Public Benefit Corporation; current Chair of the YPO Sustainable Business Network

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Kitty M. Kolding, Serial Entrepreneur; CEO, Co-Founder Raisonance Group of Companies

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Mark Sadovnick: Global Influential Headhunter; Managing Partner, 5th Element Group

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Nell Watson: Pioneering ethics and machine intelligence researcher; AI Ethics Maestro, IEEE Standards Association

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Nasrat Khalid: Founder of @ASEELApp; prior systems Infrastructure Engineer with the World Bank, USAID, private sector

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Luis F. Gonzalez: Chief Operating Officer for Power, Aboitiz Power Corporation (ADI); co-founder of the AI Asia Pacific Institute; Developed AI Solutions, Enterprise Software and Digital Transformation of industrial enterprises

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. David R. Hardoon: Chief Executive of Aboitiz Data Innovation and the Group Chief Data and AI Officer of the Union Bank of the Philippines

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Matt Cohen, Founder of Ripple Ventures; founding investor, Turnstyle Solutions and Dominic Lau, Partner, Ripple Ventures; founder, RippleX Fellowship program

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat in 2023 with Stephen Hecht: co-founder, Chief Executive Peacemaker at Million Peacemakers; Chair of the YPO Impact Networks Council including Peace, Planet, Sustainable Business and People Action Networks; past Chair of the YPO Peace Action Network; Co-Author - Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Josh Choi: Business Strategy Director of Korea Startup Forum; Executive Director, COMEUP; taking the lead of AI for Good Innovation Factory; past Chief Communications Officer at ICONLOOP; past Programme Lead of Smart ABC; past Head of Visitors' Center at International Telecommunication Union

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Alodeep Sanyal: Semiconductor industry veteran; Thought leader in the domain of deep-health wearables; Co-founder and CEO of LifePlus, Inc.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Alex Liu: Data Science Thought Leader; CEO of the RMDS Lab; Advisor to Harvard University Data Science Review; past Chief Data Scientist for analytics services at IBM

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Enrique Lizaso Olmos: Founder and CEO of Multiverse Computing; member of the Governing Board at the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC); past Deputy CEO of Unnim Bank

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Nikhil Malhotra: Innovator; Futurist; Author; Researcher; Global Head - Maker's Lab; Chief Innovation Officer, Tech Mahindra

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Jeff Shon: Thought Leader; CEO, COO, fund manager, and due diligence lead for REDDS Capital; Director of Quest Pharmatech Inc.(TSXV) and its subsidiary, Oncoquest Inc.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Shirin Karsan: Chair of the Peace Action Network within Young Presidents Oranization (YPO); Fulbright Scholar; currently serves as the Dean's Executive Advisory Council at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems; past Chair of The Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Eveline Bussemaker: International Student; Summa Cum Laude with Honors graduate, Pace University, New York; past internships at Rockfleet Financial Services and Dell Technologies

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dominick Romano: Computer Scientist; Entrepreneur; Inventor; Founder, drainpipe.io

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Luis Oala: Head of Machine Learning at Dotphoton; co-chair of the Data and AI Solution Assessment Methods working group at the UN ITU/WHO; co-authored technical standards such as the Good practices for health applications of machine learning

 

 

NPA BLOG ARTICLES

How Tech Startup Founders Can Establish Their Brand's Online Presence

The First Confession

The Second Confession: How To Recognize Your Job Has Run Its Course

The Third Confession: How To Bridge The Unemployment Gap

Advancing Your Career - A Look Into 4 Popular Career Paths in the IT Industry

Structures and Benefits That Your Company Can Put in Place to Attract Disabled Candidates

The Importance of Good Interdepartmental Collaboration for a Business and the Best Ways to Improve It

4 Types of Consultants Your Business Should Be Utilizings

How to Make the Leap from Freelancer to Small Business Owner

 

 

Professional Growth Technical Writing

Technical writing is a skill many IT/Networking professionals are called upon to use in their roles, but it is not often taught in engineering and technical schools. For the January NPA Public Webinar, we will explore the purpose of technical writing, how to approach a project, and explore tips and best practices for putting words on paper.

Many more NPA subject presentations are available for your viewing.

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The NPA is offering the following membership promotions for 2024:

Returning Members

We want to celebrate all the NPA members over the years. Any former NPA member that rejoins the NPA as a Community or Professional Member after more than a year of inactive status will have their membership extended by one year free. Just email membership@npa.org with your Member ID after restarting your membership.

Student Members

Any student actively enrolled in a Technical, Junior College, Undergraduate or Masters College program can receive a free six-month Community Membership. Simply elect to Pay by Check and then email membership@npa.org with evidence of active student status.

Military Veteran Members

Military veterans can receive a trial six-month Community Membership for free, or receive an additional six months on a Professional Membership. For the trial Community Membership, simply elect to Pay by Check and then email membership@npa.org with evidence of military veteran status.
For the Professional Membership extension, after completing your membership enrollment, email membership@npa.org with your new Member ID and evidence of military veteran status.

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The NPA Public Webinars provide opportunities for non-member IT/Networking Professionals to enjoy a presentation following one of our core pillars of Career Growth, Professional Development or Ethical Integrity, and explore the benefits of NPA Membership. As an incentive to join the NPA, attendees of our Public Webinars can receive a six month extension to their Community or Professional Memberships. Simply email membership@npa.org with your new Member ID and the date of the Public Webinar you attended.

 

 

 

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