As Georgia State University’s first Chief Innovation Officer, Phil Ventimiglia is helping shape Georgia State University’s exploration of new ideas for teaching and learning.
Phil has nearly two decades of experience in new technology development and strategy, working internationally and across industries, to foster the growth of new technologies, encourage entrepreneurship and help grow educational opportunity.
Phil currently serves on the advisory board for the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) and as a mentor in Georgia Institute of Technology’s Flashpoint startup incubation program. Before joining Georgia State University, Phil was Vice President for Innovation and New Product Development at NCR Corporation, where he led a global team that acted as an innovation catalyst and development accelerator. Phil also held the position of Vice President & General Manager for the NCR Hyderabad Development Center in India. In Hyderabad, Phil was responsible for leading the creation of an independent, emerging-market development center with end-to-end, in-market product development capabilities, including engineering and product management. Also, while in Hyderabad, Phil helped facilitate the introduction of a new international school in order to improve educational options in the area.
Prior to NCR, Phil worked at Dell for over 10 years, helping to build and lead Dell’s entry into new lines of business, including Inspiron notebooks, Dell Printers, Dell Flat Panel Monitors, Dell TVs and Dell Projectors. In addition, he spent over three years in Singapore, helping to lead and build Dell’s Singapore Design Center.
Phil began his career as a product marketing manager with the IBM Consumer Division and held various engineering positions at Lockheed Sanders. He holds a Master’s of Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
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Tiffany Green-Abdullah, M.Ed., PMP, is a visionary leader in learning technologies, design education as well as community development. She is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology program. She was the first recipient of the Master of Education in Education and Technology from Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. As a first-generation student, she received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt. Tiffany began her career at GSU as a Project Manager in Information Technology in 2011. Tiffany is the Assistant Director of Learning Community Development at Georgia State University within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Director of Digital Learners to Leaders, an interdisciplinary project based co-curricular program that develops students’ digital literacy and leadership skills.
Tiffany is a philanthropist and the Co-Founder of The Community Academy for Architecture and Design aka TCAAD (t-cad). TCAAD is the first elementary school for architecture and design thinking school in the nation and will open Fall 2020 in Stone Mountain Georgia with grades K-4. Tiffany has a strong efficacy in designing technology education programs that are cutting edge and culturally responsive leading to STEAM career pathways.
Tiffany is the founding advisor to PantherHackers, a large active student organization at Georgia State focused on developing a culture of problem-solving using technology. Tiffany has produced the Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy speaker series at CETL since 2016 as well as numerous other programs including a gaming industries talent training program, a youth and technology television show, a hardware fund for students, and numerous partnerships to enhance the student experience at Georgia State University.
Tiffany presents on a variety of topics including culturally relevant pedagogy, Hip-Hop in Education, developing socially conscious digital leaders, creating STEAM career pathways and innovating as an intrapreneur.
Tiffany lives in Stone Mountain with her husband Tariq Abdullah, an architect and social entrepreneur, and their 3 children. If Tiffany could do anything else, she would be spreading love and
black heritage with her bean pies and producing television and movies that show the world the beauty of marginalized cultures and communities.
Annette Owusu is currently a senior at Georgia State University majoring in Computer Information Systems. Her campus involvement includes Women in Technology, African Student Association, and Digital Learners to Leaders. Annette held the position of Digital Team Lead for DLL. During her time in DLL, she partook in the creation of a Virtual Reality simulation that helped grade school kids and young adults with financial literacy.
In the next cohort, she lead a team in developing an application that helps young adults and young professionals’ complete tasks while staying motivated. These experiences gave Annette the opportunity to intern with the Coca-Cola Company as a Digital Marketing Intern and FOCUS Brands as an IT Project Management Intern.
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