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Berkeley College Taps into Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week Activities

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MAY 15
, 2014

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

BERKELEY COLLEGE TAPS INTO BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE U WEEK ACTIVITIES 

Berkeley College faculty, students and alumni participated in seminars, panel sessions and networking events during the first Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

Berkeley College is one of 11 colleges and universities that comprise the Tech Triangle U consortium engaged with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to support economic development in the Borough of Brooklyn, NY. In addition to Berkeley College, other institutions involved in Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week events included New York University and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Law School, Empire State College, Long Island University, St. Francis College, and New York City College of Technology.

“These academic and business collaborations are integral to the future success of our workforce,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Each college and university participating in Tech Triangle U provides areas of expertise that students can access to build their careers and employers can tap into to grow their businesses,” added Dr. Cortes.

Photo Caption A: Tapping into Technology: Dario A. Cortes, President of Berkeley College (center) with Brendan J. Dugan, President of St. Francis College, and Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, President of St. Joseph College, during the Tech Triangle U Week kickoff breakfast held on April 23 in Downtown Brooklyn.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_TechKickoff2-042314.jpg

Professors Gavin Goldstein, JD, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; and Darshan Desai, PhD, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, respectively participated in panel discussions on “Legal Issues for Start-Ups” and “Making Sense of Big Data.”  Berkeley College alumnus Daniel Saynt, Class of 2003, Founder of The Socialyte Collective, was a panelist with several professionals on the Recent Graduate Panel, and Rahul Bedi, PhD, Associate Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, was a speaker on the “The Startup Curve” panel.

According to Dr. Desai, participants in the “Big Data” session were interested in applications, potentials and ethical issues related to big data and global information system technologies.

“Despite the hype, myths and fear, big data and related technologies have potential for significant impact,” she said. If you missed the session and want to take a look, you can view the digital video here: http://vimeo.com/album/2853396/video/93187205

Professor Goldstein was delighted to be presenting at his alma mater, Brooklyn Law School.  “I was really happy to give advice and have general discussion with local individuals who were looking to start their own businesses,” he said. You can view the “Legal Issues for Start-Ups” session in its entirety at http://vimeo.com/album/2853396/video/92945557.

Overall, this year’s Brooklyn Tech Triangle comprised 10 events, 32 open office sessions, more than 30 companies and 800 participants in one week. As the first event of its kind, Tech Triangle U sought to connect local tech and creative companies with Downtown Brooklyn’s College Town of 60,000 students. In case you missed it, you can check out the media coverage, video recaps, and some photos.

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover.  In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Photo Caption B: Darshan Desai, PhD, Professor, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, seated, (seated second from left) joins fellow panelists  in the session Making Sense of Big Data during the inaugural Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_TechDesai_043014.jpg

 

Photo Caption C: Rahul Bedi, PhD, Associate Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, (right), was a speaker on the “The Startup Curve” panel during the inaugural Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_TechBedi_043014.JPG

 

Photo Caption D: Professor Gavin Goldstein, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, (second from right), participated in the panel discussion “Legal Issues for Start-Ups” during the inaugural Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_TechGoldstein_043014%281%29.jpg

 

Photo Caption E: Berkeley College alumnus Daniel Saynt, Class of 2003, Founder of The Socialyte collective, center, was a panelist with several professionals on the Recent Graduate Panel during the inaugural Brooklyn Tech Triangle U week.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_TechSaynt_043014.JPG

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