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F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Canceled

Due to an unavoidable conflict that has arisen for our speaker, Sheila Jordan, Senior Vice President at Honeywell, we regretfully announce that our F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series event scheduled for tonight (Thursday, March 2) is canceled.

How to Drive & Influence Digital Transformation

Sheila Jordan '89 MBA 
Senior Vice President,
Chief Digital Technology Officer

Gleason Performing Arts Center and on Zoom

As Honeywell’s Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sheila Jordan is the leading force behind the company’s digital transformation. 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.

Sheila 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. Sheila earned her MBA from Florida Tech after attending the University of Central Florida.

About the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series

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.

F. Alan SmithAbout F. Alan Smith

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. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1952 and an MBA in 1953. He now resides in Indialantic, Florida. Mr. Smith created this program to enhance the academic experience, introduce outstanding speakers to the university, and to engage the community around the topic of transportation—an industry in which Alan dedicated his career.


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