IBM Scavenger Hunt, Skills Zones and Faculty Session - ”Smarter Planet Comes to You: Developing Skills for a New Level of Smart”, Hackerman Building Front Porch

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Jenna Whitney
Sep 29, 2011 3:15pm - 6:45pm

Join the hunt for a Smarter Planet
Do you have the right skil

ls to get a top job when you graduate? IBM wants to make sure you do!

IBM is coming to UT Austin on September 29th with the ”Smarter Planet

Comes to You: Developing Skills for a New Level of Smart” tour, where y

ou can:
Participate in a high-tech on-campus scavenger hunt that will hel

p build your know-how about making our planet smarter. (Including $800 in
prizes, and, of course, food!)
Visit the Skills Zones throughout th

e event. Try your hand at beating Watson in the gaming zone, learn about j

obs, skills development, talk to experts, and more.
Attend the after-p

arty information session for a deeper look at how you can better compete in
this smarter job market. Learn what recruiters are looking for, access sk

ills education, resources and job/internship postings. Network with IBM ex

ecutives, skills and sales professionals, alumni, professors, your peer

s and more after a panel discussion on Skills for the 21st Century


lding a Smarter Planet requires a new way of thinking and a new way of appl

ying technology to solve business and world problems. This is also increas

ing the demand for highly skilled workers and toughening the requirements f

or the best jobs. As the next generation of business and technology leader

s, come and learn more about what it takes to build a smarter planet, way

s to enhance your skills profile, and how to get engaged. We hope to see

you on September 29th. Register at !

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re: Hackerman Building, "Front Porch" on Thursday, Sept 29, 2011

o Scavenger Hunt: Sign-in 3:15pm, Hunt 4 – 5:30pm, After-party Info
session/prizes 5:30 – 6:45pm
o IBM Skills Zones – throughou

t the event
o Faculty session - Academic Initiative Overview 4:15



erall Agenda
UT Austin, Thursday, September 29
Scavenger Hunt

cation: Hackerman Building "Front Porch"
3:15, Hunt starts 4pm

sharp! - followed by Info Session/food/prizes

Faculty Session –

Academic Initiative Overview 4:15 – 5pm

Information Session:

pic: "Building a Smarter Planet for Future Leaders - Skills for the 21st Ce

Building a Smarter Planet for Future Leaders:
5:00pm Sign

-In for students who did not attend Scavenger Hunt
5:30pm Welcome

: Smarter Planet for Future Leaders session (by Dean of school or faculty
member) tbd
5:40pm Skills for the 21st Century. What is a S

marter Planet?
6:00pm Facilitated Panel Discussion:

Speaker & Facilitator: John Gordon Director of Strategy & Market Managemen

t - IBM Smarter Cities
- Professor John Burrows, Direct

or of the Texas Executive MBA program, UT Austin
- Fred Gutierrez, S

enior Software Engineer Manager, System x Competitive Technology Research

- TBD - invites out to Rudy Garza (G51) and Susan Davenport (Aus

tin Chamber of Commerce)
6:45 Q&A, announcement of Scavenger Hun

t prizes, Networking