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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.”

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.