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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

TIAA CREF CIO To Forecast IT's Future at Free NJIT Talk: Public Invited

Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year’s 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  The free talk, which is open to the public, is scheduled for March 13, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Leaning upon her 25-year career in the field, she will forecast the future direction of IT innovations.

The daughter of Portuguese immigrants, Bexiga will describe her unusual path to a leadership position in a field that is still often seen as male turf.  Her presentation will explore career opportunities for students who combine a background in technology with interest in business management and finance.

At TIAA-CREF, Bexiga directs a forward-looking infrastructure improvement program and manages the integrity of company and client information.  Under her leadership, TIAA-CREF has undertaken a multi-year, multi-million-dollar IT transformation program to improve its technology infrastructure, services, and Web experience.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Bexiga was CIO for Bain Capital, LLC and its affiliates, where she was responsible for IT strategy across a global organization. Previously, she was a managing director at JPMorgan, holding executive positions that included COO for Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange based in Singapore.

In 2011, Bexiga was recognized as one of Insurance & Technology magazine’s “Elite 8.”  Bexiga is also a member of CIO Strategy Exchange, an invitation-only research board; CIO magazine’s Executive Council and Executive Women in IT, and she is an advisor for the Women’s Business Leadership Initiative at Rutgers University Business School.

This year featuring Bexiga as speaker, NJIT’s annual Gilbreth Colloquium is held during Women’s History Month.  The Murray Center for Women in Technology established the colloquium in honor of industrial engineer Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972).  Gilbreth’s 1911 book The Psychology of Management was the foundation for modern industrial-management theory and practice.  In the 1940s, Gilbreth also became the first female professor to teach at Newark College of Engineering.

Co-sponsors are NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Murray Center for Women in Technology, NJIT Office of Technology Development, New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center, Sigma Xi.  For more information: Contact Jay Kappraff, kappraff@njit.edu or 973-596-3490 or visit the NJIT Technology and Society Forum on the Web at http://tsf.njit.edu.  Previous Forum presentations are available at http://itunes.njit.edu; search for “Technology and Society Forum.”

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.