Information Systems Alumni
Derrick H. Lewis '05
IT Advisory Services Manager
Ernst & Young
Derrick H. Lewis is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory group. He has more than 7 years of experience advising Private Equity and Fortune 500 banking and capital markets, asset management, and insurance clients. Derrick specializes in the areas of M&A due diligence and post-deal integration, and information security. Derrick is on the executive committee for Ernst & Young's Black Professional Network and is on the Diversity Council for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Derrick Lewis is also on the Alumni Legacy Committee for The Boys' Club of New York. Several of his articles have been published for Linux.com and LinuxSecurity.com.
Originally from The Bronx NY, Derrick came to Boston College in 2001, where he became an Information Systems major in CSOM. While at BC, was involved in the AHANA leadership council. After a couple of internships with Ernst & Young, he decided to accept a full time position after graduation in 2005.
SVP TV Systems
Katie Curtis, NBC Universal SVP TV Systems, is responsible for TV scheduling, research, ad sales, distribution sales, and BI systems across our network, cable, local and digital businesses. She joined GE in 1992 and prior to this role, held several technology positions within NBCU Local Media, GE Financial Assurance, and GE Capital. Katie graduated GE’s Information Management Leadership Program in 1995 and GE’s Experienced Information Management Program in 2006. She is a graduate of Boston College with a BS degree in Finance & Information Systems.
Cathy Tang '03
GE IT Corporate Audit Staff
"At any given moment, you can always catch me with 4 silver bullets in my bag... a laptop, cell phone, digital camera, and iPod. For me, technology is a way to keep connected when traveling, and it helps me be more efficient and more creative. What started as an interest in gadgets, quickly became a more serious interest at BC. My favorite classes were ones like eCommerce where we learned about “everyday” technologies such as digital rights management and tri-band GSM; it’s amazing to stop and think about the impact technology has had on our world.
Every day at work I leverage skills I learned at BC. As part of the IT Corporate Audit Staff, my job is to identify IT risks that could impact our company’s financials. By concentrating in information systems as well as finance and operations at BC, I learned how to translate technology into business terms… and in a world bridged by global technology systems, the Information Systems department at BC set me up with the skills I need to be a great business leader.
Tae E. Kim '03
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Tae E. Kim is Head of SEM/Platform Partnerships at Google. Upon joining Google in early 2004, he contributed to the launch of the Google Maps product from Mountain View, CA. He then moved to the Asia-Pacific region in 2007 to build and manage Google's Web Search Quality teams in South Korea and China before eventually returning to the San Francisco Bay area in 2009. He now leads a cross-regional business development team focused on helping Google manage and develop strategic Channel partnerships with digital media and technology platform companies.
Tae has worked closely with Professor Gallaugher at the Carroll School of Management to incorporate Google into the TechTrek program and has hosted undergraduate and MBA students in three of Google's international offices. "Programs like TechTrek build upon the strong business and technology curriculum at the Carroll School; it gives students direct access to industry leaders and exposes them to high technology businesses in ways that conventional classrooms simply can't."
Born in South Korea, raised in suburban Boston and now residing in San Francisco, Tae is passionate about all things internet-related and has a particular interest in further propagating web-based technologies throughout rural Asia. He holds dual B.S. degrees in Information Systems and Operations Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he served as an Executive Board member of the IT Academy.
Paul Springer '00
Product Manager, Digital Product Development
At Boston College, Ever to Excel is more than a motto. It is the spirit that encourages a lifelong commitment towards success. We live in a digitally converged world where the pace of change rises exponentially every year, where bits seem to matter more than atoms and where our most precious resources are time and good ideas. At Amazon.com, I am continually leveraging the rapid pace of technological innovation to create products and features to connect with and better serve our customers. Boston College prepared me to lead in this ever more complex world but more importantly prepared me for a lifelong journey of learning.
My education on The Heights also taught me that the world is desperate for leaders who make a difference in the world. By combining global perspectives, multi-disciplinary thinking and by bringing their real world research into the classroom, my professors prepared me to have a successful career and attain a degree of financial success. But they also taught me that these prerequisites must be combined with the capacity for compassion and the drive for understanding in order to really attain success as a human being. Ever to Excel - more than just a motto.
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