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Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

New York City is a vital center of innovative activities in both technology and communications.

The people who generate ideas, start businesses, and spark the area’s technological growth are experts and forward thinkers in their fields. Many are invited to speak to our students as part of a robust guest speaker program that brings industry leaders into Touro GST classrooms every semester, not only connecting our students with the latest industry trends, but giving them networking opportunities that are priceless as they start their careers.

We learn from industry experts!

Master of Science in Information Systems

Mr. Mikhail Gershkovich

Vice President of Business and Solution Architecture at Deloitte

Mr. Mikhail Gershkovich will be the guest speaker for Professor Braj Agarwal’s class, MSIN 678 Business Intelligence Through Data Visualization, on April 19th, 2021.

Mr. Mikhail Gershkovich is currently the Vice President of Business and Solution Architecture at Deloitte. The topic that will be discussed is analytics and database. This will include current industry trends, current popular topics, and software as well as job prospects in IT.

Mr. Anthony Fama

CEO, MBA, MS, CISSP

Mr. Anthony Fama, CEO, MBA, MS, CISSP was the guest speaker for Professor Albert Bina’s class, MSIN 647 Computer Networking: Routing and Switching, on April 12th, 2021.

Mr Anthony Fama, CEO, MBA, MS, CISSP is currently works at Executive Technology Group. The topic that will be discussed is current issues in the real-world security. This discussion will include the anatomy of attacks, types of hackers and how they conduct their attacks. There will be a brief discussion on encryption algorithms, protocols on WAN design and requirements for different business verticals, routing protocols security weaknesses and quantum computing and qubits.

Dr. Issac Herskowitz

Dean of Touro College Graduate School of Technology

Dean Issac Herskowitz was the guest speaker for Professor Benjamin Lunzer’s class, MSIN 605 Strategic Management of Technology, on April 8th, 2021.

Dean Issac Herskowitz is a current Touro GST dean and professor for ITP. The topic that he discussed was The Career Value of Networking. In the 21 st century, professionals is likely to have 8-12 jobs during the course of their careers. He also mentioned Securing satisfying employment is best achieved by maintaining active engagement with fellow students, colleagues, and mentors.

Mr. Dewey Stephens, Mr. Jeff Louque, Mr. Doug Strother

Mr. Dewey,Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Mr. Jeff, Customer Engineer at Microsoft. Mr. Doug Strother, a Senior Customer Engineer Azure DSE at Microsoft.

Mr. Dewey Stephens, Mr. Jeff Louque and Mr. Doug Strother will be the guest speakers for Professor Jeremy Rambarran’s class, MSIN 653 Architecting Cloud Solutions (Azure), on April 6th, 2021.

Mr. Dewey Stephens is currently a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Mr. Jeff Louque is currently a Customer Engineer at Microsoft. Mr. Doug Strother is currently a Senior Customer Engineer Azure DSE at Microsoft. The presentation will be called “Microsoft Azure Automated Infrastructure Solution – Remote Desktop Services (RDS) with Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).” The discussion will include deploying automated solution using Azure IAAS, Azure DevOps, GitHub. This will also include providing a detailed walk-through of solution components including live administration and sharing examples.

Master of Arts in Web and Multimedia Design

Professor Gari Li

GST professor for Web and Multimedia Design

Professor Gari Li will be the guest speaker for Professor Ilene Silverberg’s class, WMMN 601 Interface Design Principles, on April 29th, 2021.

Professor Gary Li is a current Touro GST professor for Web and Multimedia Design. The topic that he discussed was Interface Design Principles with Sketch. He also mentioned the similarities between Sketch and Figma as well as UX/UI best practices.

Professor Gari Li

GST professor for Web and Multimedia Design

Professor Gari Li was the guest speaker for Professor Dominika Juraszek's class, WMMN 609 Foundations and History of Design, on April 12th, 2021.

Professor Gary Li is a current Touro GST professor for Web and Multimedia Design. The topic that he discussed was Design Portfolio and Presentation Tips and Critique. He gave students tips on how to improve their design presentation and portfolio work while sharing his professional experience.

Mrs. Jenine Lurie

Strategy and Experience Designer at jeninelurie.com

Mrs. Jenine Lurie was the guest speaker for Professor Joshua Baron’s class, WMMN 614 Interactive Design for Mobile, on April 21th, 2021.

Mrs. Jenine Lurie is currently an Strategy and Experience Designer at jeninelurie.com. The topic that was discussed was User Experience Practitioner. Students submitted questions for Jenine ahead of class and Jenine took time answering each one.

Mr. Eli Means

3D Animator and Modeler

Mr. Eli Means was the guest speaker for Professor Dominika Juraszek’s class, WMMN 642 3D Animation and Modeling II, on on April 7th, 2021.

Mr. Eli Means, 3D Animator and Modeler is currently works at Means Studio. The topic that was discussed is 3D Animation and Modeling Portfolio Tips and Texturing.

Mr. Patrick Aivoli

Designer and Associate Professor, LIU

Mr. Patrick Aivoli was the guest speaker for Professor Ryan Seslow’s class, WMMN 600 Design Thinking and Methodology, on April 6th, 2021.

Mr. Patrick Aivoli, Designer and Associate Professor is currently works at LIU. The topic that was discussed is Changes and disruptions in the world of Design. He also mentioned UX / UI, uneccentrics and what the future of design looks like.

Ms. Melanie Cordon

Animator

Ms. Melanie Cordon was the guest speaker for Profesor Jolie Ruelle’s class, WMMN 650 Type in Motion, on March 17th, 2021.

Ms. Melanie Cordon is currently an Animator.

Master of Science in Instructional Technology

Members of Curriculum and Instruction Team

Instructional Specialists at SPHERO

Members of Curriculum and Instruction Team will be the guest speaker for Profesor Mark Gura’s class, EDIN 653 Technology Integration for School Leaders, on April 27th, 2021.

Members of Curriculum and Instruction Team is currently a Instructional Specialists at SPHERO. The topic that will be discussed is Use and Management of of Student Robotics in K-12 STEM Instruction. This will include Rational and Approaches to implementation of a popular variety of K-12 STEM Instructional resource.

Dr. Balto

Librarian at Touro College

Dr. Balto, Assistant Librarian was the guest speaker for Dean Issac Herskowitz’s class, EDIT 617 Foundations of Instructional Technology, on April 6th, 2021.

Dr. Balto, is currently a librarian at Touro Libraries. The topic that was discussed was library Databases. This included how to research using Touro Library for final presentation.

Dr. Jerald Cole

Professor at Harvard University

Dr. Jerald Cole was the guest speaker for Profesor Jacob Gutnicki’s class, EDIN 670 The Educational Technology Specialist, on March 15th, 2021.

Dr. Jerald Cold is currently a professor at Harvard University. Previously, he was the Technology Chair at Bridgeport University.

Mr. Hector Martinez San Martin and Ms. Kira Farberov

IT Project Managers in the Project Management Office for Technology at Touro College and University System

Mr. Hector Martinez San Martin and Ms. Kira Farberov were the guest speakers for Professor Aaron Morgulis’ class, MSIN 622 IT Service Management, on December 14th, 2020.

Mr. Hector Martinez San Martin and Ms. Kira Farberov are both IT Project Managers in the Project Management Office for Technology at Touro College and University System. The topic that will be discussed is IT and project management.