Kam Ng's children keep trying to persuade him to stop school and they have a point: the retired grandfather of two has been in one formal education program or another - almost without interruption - since arriving in the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 14. Kam explicitly credits his love of education for his remarkable, inspiring success, including his Master of Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer at Work.
One would expect that a high-profile Data Governance Risk Officer would have an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Management, and the like.
And yet, for Randy Gordon, Senior Vice President, Data Governance Risk Officer, majoring in cello led ultimately to a highly-visible, highly-responsible position with Citi at their headquarters in New York City, due in part to an advanced degree from Rensselaer at Work.
Until recently, Leandre Adifon moved fast and went big in his work. As Worldwide Vice President of Engineering for Otis Elevator, nearly everyone in the developed world has ridden in one of the more than 1,000,000 Gen2 elevators his team produced, accounting for billions of passenger rides every day.
Listen to organization leaders and workplace safety experts Dan Titus (‘01) and John Chen (’96) in a panel discussion moderated by Dean Aric Krause on the topic of COVID-19 and the Logistics of Safety at Work. The panelists will share their insights as we respond to audience questions and explore the results of a survey that professionals from across the US had completed.
For Dan Titus, Chief Executive Officer of HRP Associates, 2020 started with a bang. Like every company, HRP had to pivot and pivot fast. And then came the real pivot, not one of changing what they did but who they served and how they articulated what they were doing - a communications objective unlike any they had ever contemplated.
Listen to Rensselaer at Work Dean Aric Krause, Ph.D., Professor Michael Hughes, and panelists Lon Blumenthal (’70), and Roman Sobieri (’98) discuss the complexity of supply chains today, challenges in the distributed ownership of these systems, and how firms can optimize results to maximize value and minimize cost.
When Gavin Molta decided to go for his third master’s degree — “more degrees than a thermometer,” his Site Lead jokes — he was admittedly attracted to the prestige of having a diploma from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), but what he didn’t expect was how practical his education would be.
Listen to Rensselaer at Work Dean Aric Krause, Ph.D., panelists Ravi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Aleks Lazarevic, Ph.D., and others discussing insights from an organization’s desired state in data analytics and reviewing a Rensselaer approach to decision making at every level.