Illuminate me, but Make it Quick! - The Department of Business Information and Technology hosts passion packed lightning talks

On March 26th in the University Center Ballroom, twelve BIT faculty, students, board members, and friends each gave a 5-minute, passion-packed presentation about what BIT means to them. The rapid-fire surges of ideas, stories, and engagement followed a format of 20 slides that auto-advanced every 15 seconds. Audience members learned, laughed, sang, and were inspired. On top of all the enlightenment, with snacks provided, breakout sessions provided an opportunity for networking and engaging in more in-depth discussions with the speakers and other participants.

The goal of the Lightning Talks event was to create a buzz about BIT and build a stronger community of like-minded students, alumni, advisory board members, and region industry folks. The rapid-fire format was chosen to offer a series of thought-provoking topics in a quick, insightful manner in order to convey important ideas and allow for multiple presenters to share their thoughts in a short time period. If you couldn't make it to this year's event, don't worry, see videos of the talks below: 

Susan Caldwell 

Susan Caldwell, who does IT and Services Talent Acquisition at Wellton LLC, spoke about the great career opportunities in the MIS field in a speech at the University of Memphis.

Tevin Howell

Tevin Howell, a Business Information and Technology student at the University of Memphis talks about cyber security in a speech at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Richard Kumi

Dr. Richard Kumi, an instructor of Business Information and Technology at the University of Memphis, spoke about the data implications of wearable devices in a speech at the University of Memphis.

Marlaina Love

Marlaina Love, a Business Information and Technology student at the University of Memphis, talks Innovation in the Tech field in a speech at the UofM.

Dr. Jong Lee

Dr. Jong Lee, an Assistant Professor of Business Information and Technology at the University of Memphis, talks about Change Management in Organizations in a speech at the UofM.