Press Release

“Tomorrow’s Technology Today,” Polytechnic University’s Popular Weekly Radio Broadcast

Returns Monday, October 8 In New Expanded Hour-Long LIVE Format on WFAS-AM


"Tomorrow's Technology Today," the WFAS-AM weekly radio series anchored by Dr. Andres Fortino, Polytechnic University’s Dean of the Westchester Graduate Center, is designed to educate listeners in Westchester and Rockland Counties about the “New Technology” and its increasing impact on their daily lives. The innovative radio program returns for its second season in a new hour-long format on Mondays, October 8 – December 10 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET) on WFAS-AM 1230 in Westchester County, New York.

Developed and presented by Polytechnic University and co-sponsored by the Fairfield Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the program will run for 10 consecutive Mondays throughout the fall and feature interviews with cutting-edge technology makers, movers and doers – from the lab to the management office. Viewers are invited to call in their questions to 914-693-5700 or email to radio@poly.edu.

The broadcast, a first of its kind on WFAS-AM, “is intended to educate consumers, especially parents and teachers, about science and technology and motivate young people to become passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as a career choice,” says Dr. Fortino, associate provost and dean of Polytechnic University’s Westchester campus. “In addition, ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today’ provides information for business professionals who want to bring their enterprises to the next level of cyber-sophistication and who require these resources to survive in a fast moving and constantly changing technological economy.”

This fall, Dr. Fortino, will host such prominent corporate Chief Information Officers and other 21st-century IT knowledge experts such as Mike Pellegrino of FUJIFILM; Dr. Norm Jacknis, CIO, Westchester County and Chair, Society for Information Management; Neil Brandmaier of CTO XL Global Services; Phil Gross, ITEF Chairman and GTTO President; Larry Bonfante, CIO, United States Tennis Association; Peter Schay of The Advisory Council, among others.

“Everything from the economic viability of the region to the delivery of advanced health services depends upon a large pool of IT talent,” states Dr. Norm Jacknis. “By expanding its services here and by providing the public with in-depth information about technology careers through its radio program, Polytechnic University is helping to ensure we have the skilled people we need for our future."
“The Fairfield Westchester Chapter of SIM is proud to co-sponsor this program with Polytechnic University. It strengthens the collaboration between our two organizations for the benefit of our members and to inspire the next generation of technologists,” said Mike Pellegrino, SIM chapter president.

“Tomorrow’s Technology Today” originally launched last summer on WFAS-AM radio as a half-hour broadcast.

Date Guests Topics
October 8 Mike Pellegrino, CIO, FUJIFILM

Dr. Norm Jacknis, CIO Westchester County, and chair, Society for Information Management
INTRODUCTION
The role of Chief Information Officer in today’s tech world.
Examination of SIM and its impact.
October 15 Larry Bonfante
Chief Information Officer
United States Tennis Association
PORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
What can IT do for the sports and entertainment industry
October 22 Neil Brandmaier, CTO, XL Global Services FINANCIAL SERVICES
Insurance and Banking Services
October 29 Patricia Skarulis, CIO, Sloan Kettering HEALTH CARE
The Paperless Hospital
November 5 Guest TBD MANUFACTURING
Advances in Automation
November 12 Phil Gross, President, GTTO

Leslie Platt, GTTO Counsel and Pillsbury
TECHNOLOGY:COMERCILIZATION
Standardizing Technology Transactions around the Globe.
The role of the GTTO.
November 19 Guest TBD CYBER SECURITY
Digital Identity Systems and Preventing Identity Theft
November 26 Peter Schay, The Advisory Council and TAC staff EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Five emerging technologies ready for adoption, how to spot technologies that are ready
December 3 Guest TBD COMPUTERS/SERVICES
The future of the computer
December 10 Jerry Hultin, President, Polytechnic University Innovation and Education
A university at the technology forefront moves into its 21st century mission