BDPA South Region: Moving On Up!

NASHVILLE, TN — MOVING ON UP!
National BDPA South Region Member SpotlightMr. Lancelot DaSilva
by Judy Y. Lane

lancelot-deloitte_bdpa-midtnIn the summer of 2005, Lancelot was a member of Inroads and was able to secure an internship with Deloitte. The position introduced him to the world of IT and the rest was technical history. He interned with Deloitte for five consecutive summers while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Upon graduation Lancelot was offered a full-time job at Deloitte, where he currently is a Lead Business Solution Analyst. During his tenure as an intern, he was introduced to National BDPA. In 2012, he became BDPA Middle Tennessee’s High School Computer Competition (HSCC) & S.I.T.E.S coordinator.

Throughout the year, local BDPA chapters conduct Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) training programs for youth in their communities. These programs are designed to expose our youth to the concepts of software development, high performance computing, rapid prototyping, and provide them full-stack web development expertise while enjoying the camaraderie of National BDPA’s professional and technical networks.

Lancelot firmly believes “children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”. Lancelot represents the future of IT and is the type of talent one will meet in person by attending this month’s annual BDPA South Regional Conference – June 21st-June 22nd, 2019 in Nashville, TN.  Select here for additional registration and partnering details.

—  Source and photos: BDPA Middle Tennessee
Cover photo: Deloitte’s CIO and ERG Members during BDPACon18
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Employee Resource Group Partnerships with BDPA

WASHINGTON—Employee resource groups (also known as ERGs, affinity groups, or business network groups) are groups of employees who join together in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences.

ERG’s are generally based on providing support, enhancing career development, and contributing to personal development in the work environment. In the past, ERGs have traditionally been focused on personality traits or characteristics, for example women, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, gender, etc.

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Carl Hill, President BDPA Triangle Chapter, discusses presentations and Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) schedules with MetLife volunteers during BDPA’s South Region Tech and Innovation Summit in Cary, NC.
Photo courtesy: Rick Leggett, BDPA Triangle Chapter

With the resurgence of ERGs in the workplace, ERGs are expanding to “interest-based” groups, such as local BDPA Chapters, to gather around particular community activities. Some of these include job responsibility, environmental advocacy, community service and volunteerism, and workplace wellness. Further, as an emerging facet of talent acquisitions, human resources, and employee engagement in the business world, the existence of ERGs remain extremely important for reference and understanding in the world of business. Exploring the topic of employee resource groups can provide insightful information for business employees and young professionals seeking to understand new business models in technology, cyber, and STEM.

AT&T and MetLife employee resource groups participate in recent BDPA Regional Technology and Innovation summits. See cover story in July 2016 edition of bdpatoday.

— Sources: Wikipedia and BDPA
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