August 20, 2020
Bring your student ID to swipe in and verify your attendance.
This event is part of your E101: Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving Course and attendance is mandatory unless you have a course conflict or other academic conflict. All students will receive additional information about this event the week prior to classes starting. Students will a conflict will receive directions via email and/or Moodle about how to proceed if you have a conflict. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get seated before our program begins.
Since 2001, First Year Engineering has hosted an annual College of Engineering Welcome event that features our Dean of the College of Engineering and a keynote speaker.
Timothy Humphrey is currently Vice President, IBM Chief Data Office. He is also the Senior State Executive for IBM in North Carolina and Senior Location Executive for IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC, one of the company’s largest sites.
Previously, Tim held various IBM executive roles spanning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Data, Acquisitions, Supply Chain, and Sales Support. He led IBM’s efforts to transform into the premier cognitive enterprise by embedding Artificial Intelligence into internal business processes across the company. Prior to joining IBM’s supply chain organization in 2011, Tim held several engineering roles leading the design, development and launch of several technologies and offerings for Lenovo and the former Personal Computer Division of IBM. Tim has over 20 years of global experience in the computing industry with experience in technical support, hardware & software development, quality assurance, and battery technology. He has earned numerous patents as well as management, innovation, and excellence awards for his contributions to the computing industry.
Active in the community, Tim engages in several non-profit fundraising activities, special events, and volunteer efforts. He serves as a board member for many local non-profit organizations. Tim is also a very active mentor to over 30 global professionals, students, and youth.
Tim graduated from North Carolina State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the North Carolina State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame. Tim is a North Carolina native and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.