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Shamla NaidooOCTOSpeaks is a new speaker series in partnership with DC Public Schools (DCPS) where we bring in top IT leaders and innovators to speak, interact, and inspire District youth. Our speakers are diverse, dynamic and innovative in the information technology (IT) community and we hope to provide a meaningful discussion and dialog to our future technologists. 

Recent guests speakers include:

  • Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Georgette Kiser, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at The Carlyle Group
  • Shamla Naidoo, Global Chief Information Security Officer at IBM

If your school is interested in partnering with OCTO to bring in a speaker, please contact [email protected] or tweet to us @octodc. We are currently scheduling events for the 2016-2017 School Year.