Unique Evening with Morgan Stanley's Cutting-Edge Technologists / Soirée Unique avec les Remarquables Technologistes de Morgan Stanley
If you are a skilled tech professional and you are interested in attending this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an invite. Si vous êtes un professionnel qualifié des technologies et que vous souhaitez assister à cet événement, veuillez envoyer un courrier électronique à email@example.com pour être pris en compte pour une invitation.
Join Morgan Stanley and PowerToFly for a night of networking, tech talks, and panel discussions on Thursday, October 10th, featuring Morgan Stanley's cutting-edge technologists. The evening's speakers will share insights into their latest projects, their career journeys, and take questions from the audience.
Find out why it's an exciting time for technologists to work in financial services.
This event is a great fit for women working as Backend or Fullstack Developers (Java, C++, C#, Python), Data Scientists, DevOps Specialists, Cyber Security Specialists, Database Administrators, QA Automation Specialists, Linux/Unix, and Cloud Computing Specialists.
Agenda (subject to change):
- 17:15 - Check-in and networking
- 17:50 - PowerToFly kickoff by Katharine Zaleski, Co-Founder & President, PowerToFly
- 17:55 - Keynote address by Alan Vesprini, Managing Director, Head of Morgan Stanley's Technology Centre in Montreal
- 18:05 - Tech Talk, Why We Like Open Source, Elspeth Minty, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
- 18:15 - Panel, The Tech of FinTech: A Turning Point for Techies in Finance
- Speakers: Aditi Noata, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Maggie W. Shao, Vice President, Morgan Stanley; Mark Lechner, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
- Moderator: Katherine Zaleski, Co-Founder & President, PowerToFly
- 18:30 - Audience Q&A
- 18:45 - Networking continues over food & refreshments
- 19:30 - Event concludes
Join us on Thursday, October 10th from 17:15 - 19:30 (5:15pm to 7:30pm) at 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7. Please check in at the Morgan Stanley registration desk. Please note, you will need a photo ID to enter the event.
About technology at Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley has a rich history and culture of technology innovation, allowing the firm to stay on the cutting-edge and solve highly complex business and technology problems in finance, capital markets and wealth and asset management. Our teams of world-class technologists continuously explore opportunities emerging from new technologies, build innovative solutions and establish partnerships with emerging technology players to deliver new and innovative solutions. Our technology team's priority areas include cloud computing, productivity and social platforms, big data and analytics, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. We also focus on emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, gamification and quantum computing.
About PowerToFly's events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this policy.
Joignez dès aujourd'hui Morgan Stanley et PowerToFly pour une soirée de réseautage, conférences technologiques et débats de spécialistes le jeudi 10 octobre, avec les remarquables technologues de Morgan Stanley. Les spécialistes donneront un aperçu de leurs derniers projets, leurs chemins professionnels et répondront aux questions du public.
Découvrez pourquoi le moment est excellent pour l'intégration des technologues aux services financiers.
Cet évènement est idéal pour les femmes travaillant en tant que Back-end ou Full-stack Developers (JAVA, C++, C#, Phython), Data Scientists, Spécialistes DevOps, Spécialistes en Sécurité Informatique, Administrateurs de bases de données, Spécialistes en QA Automation, Linux/Unix et Spécialistes en Cloud Computing.
Ordre du jour (susceptible d'être modifié) :
- 17:15 – Enregistrement et réseautage
- 17:50 – Lancement de PowerToFly par Katharine Zaleski, Cofondatrice et Présidente, PowerToFly.
- 17:55 – Allocution de Alan Vesprini, Directeur général, responsable du centre de technologie Morgan Stanley à Montréal
- 18:05 – Tech talk, Pourquoi nous aimons l'Open Source, Elspeth Minty, Directeur exécutif, Morgan Stanley
- 18 :15 – Débat
- Intervenants: Aditi Noata, directrice générale, Morgan Stanley; Maggie W. Shao, vice-présidente de Morgan Stanley; Mark Lechner, vice-président, Morgan Stanley
- Modératrice: Katharine Zaleski, cofondatrice et présidente de PowerToFly
- 18:30 - Questions-réponses avec le public.
- 18:45 – Continuité du réseautage avec canapés et rafraîchissements.
- 19:30 – Clôture de l'évènement.
Joignez-vous à nous le jeudi 10 octobre de 17h15 à 19h30 (5:15pm à 7:30pm) au 1201 Boulevard West René-Lévesque, Québec, H3B 2L7. Veuillez-vous enregistrer au comptoir Morgan Stanley. Pièce d'identité nécessaire pour avoir accès à l'événement.
À propos de la division Technologie de Morgan Stanley : Morgan Stanley possède une histoire et une culture d'innovation technologique très riches, ce qui lui permet de rester à la pointe et de résoudre des problèmes commerciaux et technologiques extrêmement complexes, dans le domaine des finances, de marchés de capitaux et de gestion de patrimoine et de biens. Nos équipes de technologues mondialement reconnus, explorent en permanence les opportunités issues des nouvelles technologies, élaborent des solutions innovantes et établissent des partenariats avec des acteurs technologiques émergents afin de fournir des solutions innovantes. Les domaines prioritaires pour notre équipe de technologues comprennent le cloud computing, les réseaux sociaux et les plateformes de productivité, big data et analytics, machine learning, automation, intelligence artificielle et sécurité informatique. Nous nous concentrons également sur les technologies émergentes comme la réalité virtuelle et augmentée, la gamification et l'informatique quantique.
À propos des événements PowerToFly : Toutes les personnes invitées sont les bienvenues, sans distinction de race, de couleur, de religion, de nationalité, d'identité de genre, de grossesse, de handicap physique ou mental ou d'âge. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance pour participer à cet événement, veuillez envoyer un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org et nous vous contacterons pour discuter de vos besoins particuliers.
Malheureusement, PowerToFly ne peut pas admettre de recruteurs extérieurs à cet événement particulier. Veuillez envoyer un courriel à email@example.com pour plus de renseignements sur cette politique.
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It's been six years since Sarah Cooper graced us with her 10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. But how on earth can we appear smart in our new virtual world, in which for many of us, going to work is just sitting in one long series of probably-not-necessary Zoom meetings?
1. Dial in.<p>Dialing in rather than joining via the link instantly boosts your credibility. Who calls into Zoom meetings? People who are still busy and important enough to be leaving their houses! But you needn't actually be one of those people, or even more than a foot away from your computer to pull off this maneuver. (Remember, this article is called *seeming* smart, not being smart.)</p><p><strong></strong><em>Bonus: </em>If it's a large meeting at which attendance will be taken, the person running the meeting will inevitably ask, "Who's calling in from 443-322-2121?" That's when you raise your metaphorical hand, jump off mute, and say "[Your name] here. Really looking forward to hearing your perspective on [meeting topic]." And voila! You've stolen the meeting spotlight.</p>
2. Don't come on camera—ever.<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzQ0ODU5OS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNjMwNjI3OX0.4fLyq2CvkZAJ7n_03esZepY37mOdyGdDdTEUYt5XEU0/img.png?width=980" id="bc7e6" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="fbbf21cc5d8c863b30654ae6993b04f5" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p><br></p><p>Much like the "dial in," this technique works because it makes you appear aloof. If <em>The Crown has </em>taught me anything, it's that the key to maintaining a sense of mystique and prestige is to keep people at arm's length—and if you absolutely <em>must</em> touch them, wear a glove.</p>
3. Only communicate via chat.<p>Once you've mastered the art of staying off camera, you can level up by communicating exclusively via the chat box. Don't come off mute at all, even if the speaker asks your opinion. You are the elusive chatter and you will not be forced into actually participating in said meeting.</p>
4. Ask to share your screen.<p>Being aloof is great, but it's all about balance. Sprinkling in some active participation will really shock and impress your colleagues if you catch them off guard, so save this technique for when you've strategically <em>not </em>participated in a string of meetings.</p><p>Spend a few minutes prior to the meeting prepping a few inspirational slides with words like "synergy," "optimization," and "redefining 'culture'", or spend a few minutes poking around in Google Analytics. </p><p>Then wait for the opportune moment to say, "Can I just share my screen for a moment? I have some really interesting data I'd like to share...." and BAM — brilliance established.</p>
5. Show off your Zoom-saviness.<p>Try saying, "You know you can mute people, right?" to the host when they beg whoever's got the lawn mower and crying baby in the background to put themselves on mute for the nth time.<br></p>
6. Create an alter ego.<p>This tactic requires commitment, but the pay off is certainly worth it. Join the Zoom meeting from your normal account + name, and then join it again on a second device from an alias. Have your alter-ego ask some probing or stat-based questions in the chat and have the answers ready ahead of time. It should work something like this:</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;"><strong>Your alter ego Charlene</strong><strong>:</strong> "Does anyone know what percentage conversion rates increased by in Q2?"</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;"><strong>Real you</strong>: *doesn't miss a beat* "It looks like Charlene has a question in the chat. That would be 36%."</p><div>Never mind that no one on your team knows who Charlene is or why she's at this meeting, they'll be too blown away by your brilliance to notice. (Bonus points if you use this strategy in conjunction with techniques 1, 2, 3 or 4!)</div>
7. Place an obscure object in your background that exudes intelligence.<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzQ0ODYxOC9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwNzk5Njg2Mn0.V9_-3Ij3v_QndseqlrXRt5Nn39EJ97-itjls5zzYPf8/img.png?width=980" id="a369d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="604a2f04b53c2e3bc801bfa5256f367b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p><br></p><p>We're talking a telescope, or perhaps a hardcover copy of <em>War & Peace </em>(no one need know that its only purpose in your life is as a makeshift yoga block).</p><p>If you don't have any suitable props at your disposal, do not despair: download some screenshots of Sheldon's apartment from <em>Big Bang Theory </em>or the chalkboard in <em>Good Will Hunting </em>and use those as a virtual background.</p>
8. Ask "Is this really the best course of action given the current climate?"<p>Economic collapse, COVID, racism… No need to specify whether you're referring to one or all of the above; just sit back and watch your boss squirm amidst the ambiguity.</p><p>This strategy pairs very well with techniques 2 and 3. You can prep additional vague-but-probing questions ahead of time and pepper them into the chat box throughout the meeting:</p><ul><li>How will this scale?</li><li>Do we really have the bandwidth for this right now?</li><li>What's the value-add here?</li></ul>
9. Remind everyone that you have a paid Zoom account.<p>"Oh, it looks like we're getting the 40-minute warning. I have a paid account, do you want to switch to my room?" It's helpful, with just a touch of condescension. Everyone knows condescending people are smart. And everyone knows that people with paid Zoom accounts are super important.</p>
10. Tell everyone you have a hard stop.<p>When pressed for details, share your philosophy on "work-from-home" balance and how committed you are to getting up once an hour to walk to your refrigerator.</p>
11. Ask the screensharer/host to "pull something up" for everyone.<p>Ask the presenter to navigate to a screen that only you know how to navigate well. Laugh maniacally while they suffer from crippling performance anxiety. Let them struggle for as long as is tolerable before saying, "Oh you know what? I can just share my screen if you want. That would probably be easier." BAM you're the hero. Don't worry, no one will even pause to consider that you could have proposed this course of action from the start.</p>
12. Say Zoom fatigue as many times as possible.<p>If you're too tired to employ any of the other strategies, just say "I know everyone is experiencing a lot of Zoom fatigue, so we can keep this meeting short." Then hang up as quickly as possible. Meeting averted! </p><p>After all, there's no better way to demonstrate your intelligence in a virtual meeting than to demonstrate why it wasn't really necessary in the first place. </p>
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.
I sat in front of my CEO to discuss several complaints of racism. I was new to my role as a Culture Director. I was nervous about his reaction to the complaints. But I also knew he strongly supported developing this new department; I knew that he would take the right steps. So I was shocked when I heard him say sheepishly, "I don't know, Noelle...all of this stuff about racism. I just don't see it. I don't even see color. I'm pretty much color blind."
Living in the midst of a pandemic has brought about a whole host of changes and challenges for workplaces and employees. One of the most notable? Virtual interviewing. With most on-site interviews on hold for the foreseeable future, it's important that you be prepared to make a great first impression—virtually.