What you will learn:

Do you want to have a better grasp of what your developers do? Do you sometimes wish you could understand the challenges your technical teams face? If so, this Programming Fundamental Elective for Non-technical Audiences is for you!

You will learn the core concepts and terminology of programming. You will see a real-life example of these concepts in action through a quick, 15-minute demo of how to build a simple video game to help you understand the fundamentals. You will see how programming actually works and what could go wrong. We will then leverage what you saw in the demo to the problems your technology teams might face.

This Elective is specifically for non-technical business professionals, at all levels, who want to improve their ability to collaborate with technical teams. The intent is not to teach you to code, but you will be provided with resources to do so if you like.

Technology implementation touches every part of an organization these days. After this Elective, you will feel more confident with technology, more comfortable providing your input in technology development projects, and better understand the technical teams' challenges.

About the instructor:

Nay is the Head of Strategy and Portfolio Oversight at John Hancock Financial Services. He leveraged the tenacity he developed growing up as a first-generation immigrant and the values instilled in him in the US military to build a successful career.

Though he didn't learn to speak English until his teen years, Nay worked with nuclear missiles, managed a defense satellite launch, and integrated operations for John Hanock Vitality (the most innovative life insurance product in decades). Nay holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is certified in Business Analytics.

Experience Summary

Nine Years in Financial Services
  • Business and Corporate Strategy
  • Internal Management Consulting
  • Business Transformation
  • Project and Program Management
  • M&A and Post-Merger Integration
Six years in the US Air Force
  • Managed DMSP-19 Satellite Launch Integrations
  • Nuclear Missile Crew Commander
  • ICBM Instructor
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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