October 4, 2013 (2:30 pm - 11:59 pm)
All Graduate Students must attend
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Friday, October 4, 2013
Carnegie Hall 113
The History of Computing from Punched Cards to Big Data
Co-owner, Nicom IT Solutions
Pat d’Entremont, a Computer Science graduate from Acadia University, will talk about computing from a historical perspective, beginning with the early days of the punched card machines he was using at Acadia, through to the latest technologies students can get excited about. Pat will draw extensively from his nearly 40-year career in Information Technology and talk about how the industry evolved with each wave of new technology. He will tell his story of entrepreneurship and technology, and hope some students will be inspired to ask questions and consider a similar career path.
About the Presenter
Pat d’Entremont is a Co-owner of Nicom IT Solutions of Halifax, where he is responsible for new business development. He has been instrumental in growing that business substantially, particularly with sales in the seaport sector.
Pat is very active in the Halifax Business Community, and is currently serving on the Transportation Committee of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, as well as being Chair of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ Nova Scotia Division.
For over six years, Pat had a monthly column in the Chronicle Herald business section, called Business Technology, and he currently co-authors the Working for You section of Business Voice, the Halifax Chamber magazine.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University, two accreditations from the Canadian Information Processing Society, and a Certified Management Consultant designation from CMC Canada.
Everyone is welcome to attend