Events - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Friday October 23, 1:00 PM to Friday October 23, 2:00 PM
Grand Strategy and How Technology Changes World History with General Steve Kwast (USAF, Ret.)
The former Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel, presents his talk on strategy and how technology is changing the world. General Kwast's command included Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. The command operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 10 bases and five geographically separated groups. It trains more than 293,000 students per year with approximately 60,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel.
Tuesday October 27, 2:15 PM to Tuesday October 27, 3:00 PM
Live Zoom Virtual Webinar
Every crisis is unique and it never occurs the same way twice.
Aviation, aerospace and space industry executives will take center stage for the inaugural Business Jet Speaker Series webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2:15 p.m. to discuss emerging from a crisis with a more resilient and successful organization for the future.
The Business Jet Speaker Series is hosted by the David B. O’Maley College of Business and will be moderated by Executive in Residence Peter Agur. Participants will include:
Ravi Dharnidharka, Senior Vice President of Cirrus Services for Cirrus Aircraft and an Embry-Riddle alum. Dharnidharka led the development of an aftermarket services business which led to the establishment of Cirrus Services in 2018.
Maribel Bunin is an experienced aerospace executive and the founder of Flyt Contracting Services. Bunin’s focus is on defining and managing customer obligations, communication, and recommending business strategy by leading multi-function teams to accelerate aftermarket growth.
Paul Neuda’s background includes 40 years in business as an aircraft owner and operator, a now retired publisher of aviation magazines, a U.S. Air Force pilot and an aviation World Record Holder for the Point to Point Speed Record.
Airbus & Cybersecurity with CISO Dr. Kevin Jones, A Distinguished Cyber Intelligence and Security Speaker Series Webinar
Wednesday October 28, 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 28, 1:00 PM
Online Interactive Zoom Webinar
Cyber Security Trends in Global Enterprise: The Airbus Insights by Dr. Kevin Jones
Wednesday, October 28 at 12 noon EDT, 9 AM MST/PDT
It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! ERAU-Prescott’s College of Security and Intelligence, Distinguished Cyber Intelligence and Security Speaker Series is honored to virtually host the Airbus Group CISO, Dr. Kevin Jones, in this webinar. In a world of rapid digital transformation of the enterprise, and evolving cyber threats, how do you protect a modern distributed and large-scale organization, such as Airbus, from cyber attacks? This talk Dr. Jones will present the emerging trends in the cyber security industry, and how companies, such as Airbus, are implementing digital security programs at scale, across both IT and industrial manufacturing environments, to address the modern security risks. The talk will focus on the latest threats and security solutions available to protect the interconnected enterprise and the implementation of a modern digital security program.
Building a Successful Brand, with Alaska Airlines' Sangita Woerner - A Embry-Riddle Worldwide Vantage Point Webinar
Friday October 30, 6:00 PM to Friday October 30, 7:30 PM
ERAU Zoom Virtual Webinar
Sangita Woerner, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience at Alaska Airlines, will discuss the importance of building a strong corporate identity and the benefits organizations reap through effective branding strategies.
Woerner has been with Alaska Airlines since 2015, coming to the company from a position at Starbucks, where she served as Vice President, Global Coffee Category Brand Management. Prior to joining Starbucks, Woerner was Marketing Director at Seattle’s Best Coffee and before that, she spent several years as a Brand Manager and Brand Director at Unilever in Chicago.
The Vantage Point webinar series is free and available to anyone.