F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series to Present Digital Technology Expert Sheila Jordan
By Space Coast Daily // February 17, 2023
How to drive and influence digital transformation
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Florida Tech’s F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series will present Honeywell’s Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Technology Officer Sheila Jordan, who is the leading force behind the company’s digital transformation.
This in-person and virtual free event will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Gleason Performing Arts Center, located at 150 W. University Boulevard in Melbourne.
You can Register HERE.
Jordan earned her MBA from Florida Tech after attending the University of Central Florida.
In this session, she’ll share the key elements to drive digital transformation, as well as insight into what is needed from a technical and mindset perspective to lead and influence.
Jordan was named a 2022 Top 100 Women in Technology by Technology Magazine, a 2019 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity in 2019 by The Software Report.
Established in 2007 as the F. Alan Smith Visiting Executive Program and since 2016 known as the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, this event was created to attract national leaders in a wide range of industries, typically those impacting transportation, and other subject experts to speak to students, faculty and community members at Florida Institute of Technology.
At least one executive speaker is welcomed to campus every Fall and Spring semester. Speakers address topics such as innovation in the automotive industry and self-driving cars, the hyperloop and high-speed rail, and innovations that impact business and the quality of life from space, land and sea exploration and travel.
A member of the Florida Tech Board of Trustees since 1996, F. Alan Smith had a prestigious career at General Motors Corporation that spanned more than 35 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1952 and an MBA in 1953.
Smith now resides in Indialantic and created this program to enhance the academic experience, introduce outstanding speakers to the university, and engage the community around the topic of transportation—an industry to which he dedicated his career.