Student-organized Seminar Series Sponsored by DIMACS and the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)

Title: So, You Think You Might Want to Work in IT?

Speaker: Tom Capone, Chairman and CEO, MTP-USA

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011; 11:30-1:30pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


  11:30 - 12:00  Reception (everyone is welcome) 
  12:00 -  1:00  Talk (lunch provided) 
   1:00 -  1:30	 Mr. Capone will meet with students for informal discussion


This will be a student-oriented presentation intended to help students navigate some of the current "landscape" in information technology (IT). Mr. Capone will discuss education in IT Controls, Audit, Risk, Governance, Operations and Security and offer advice on IT-related jobs ? where they are, how to find them, and how to get paid (and paid well) for your specific skills, talents and education. The presentation will draw on the speaker's wide experience in telecom and technology to offer insights related to risk management, global unified communications, and related IT and matters. The talk will touch on topics relevant to business continuity, emergency communications, unified communications, cloud computing, cyber security, and corporate regulatory compliance. Anyone with interest in these areas is encouraged to attend.

Speaker Bio:

Thomas A. Capone is the Chairman and CEO of, one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the United States. MTP boasts a management team composed of telecommunications industry veterans, most of whom have years of experience in the competitive telecommunications business. Starting with cellular phones and service in 1983, Mr. Capone has since delivered voice, data, wireless and wireline telecom and IT services to over 300 of the Fortune 1000. Mr. Capone's clients and strategic relationships include a third of the Fortune 100, DHS, FEMA, and the US Secret Service. Mr. Capone has also recently accepted the position of Executive Director of the New York Distance Learning Association to be re-launched in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in 2012.