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Charlotte Open House

October 17, 6-8 p.m. - Panel begins at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation to learn how technology is transforming employment opportunities in Charlotte and beyond.

Looking Into the Crystal Ball

Greg Michaelson
Greg Michaelson

Jose Sierra
Jose Sierra

Speaker: Greg Michaelson, General Manager of Banking at DataRobot

More and more companies—in the Charlotte area and beyond—are relying on machine learning and artificial intelligence to understand, and respond to, customer needs. This technology is increasingly driving both business models and bottom line.

Join us for cocktails and conversation with Charlotte tech leader Greg Michaelson, General Manager of Banking at DataRobot, to discover why companies in all sectors are looking to these emerging technologies to tell them what their customers want and what they will do next. Using examples from the finance, health and retail sectors, we’ll discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of these advances. Finally, we’ll talk about how to take advantage of the job opportunities that these changes present. Jose Sierra, Associate Director of the Cybersecurity Graduate Program, will join the conversation to discuss cybersecurity opportunities in Charlotte and beyond. And we’ll discuss how Northeastern’s graduate programs can position you for success in this evolving landscape.

Experience Northeastern

Dedicated faculty, rigorous academic and research offerings, and an innovative cooperative education program to facilitate hands-on experience. All this—and more—makes Northeastern University the smartest next step for your career. The Graduate Programs Open House is your chance to learn about our Master’s in Computer Science, Align Master’s Program in Computer Science for non-CS majors, and Master’s in Cybersecurity. Find where you belong, at Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science.

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About the Speakers

Greg Michaelson is the General Manager of Banking for DataRobot, the inventor or Automated Machine Learning. Prior to joining DataRobot, Greg led modeling teams at Travelers and Regions Financial, focusing on pricing and risk modeling. He earned his Ph.D. in applied statistics from the Culverhouse College of Business Administration at the University of Alabama. Greg lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and four children and their pet tarantula.

Jose Sierra is an Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Program at the College of Computer and Information Science. He earned his PhD at Carlos III University in 2000. Jose’s research areas include Authentication and Access control protocols, mobile payments protection, lightweight cryptographic protocols and IoT security. He has a very active publication record, with an important number of conference proceedings and journal papers. During his academic career, he has had the opportunity to research and work at several universities, such as the British Bradford and Westminster, to well-established US ones like UC Berkeley and MIT.