miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2015

Today: I Never Learned To Spell "Successful"


Alumnus Javier Soltero Speaks to Campus


Javier Soltero (DC'98) attended Carnegie Mellon University at the dawn of the Internet era. Since then, Soltero - an information systems major with a concentration in computational finance - has climbed to the top of the technology industry.


However, Soltero's path to becoming the corporate vice president of Outlook Program Management at Microsoft was not without hurdles. He will share his experiences with the CMU community today, Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the College of Fine Arts' Kresge Theater.


"I Never Learned To Spell 'Successful'" is the first lecture in the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series and is also sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


"Most of my experience comes from failure, and I'll share how those failures all played a key role in helping me build a career as an entrepreneur in the technology field," Soltero said.


At Microsoft, Soltero leads the team responsible for the vision and strategy for the Outlook client and cloud service across all platforms. Prior to this role, he was the general manager of Outlook Mobile, the most downloaded iOS and Android Microsoft mobile app.


Soltero joined Microsoft in 2014 when Acompli, the startup he co-founded, was acquired. In 18 months, he led Acompli to great success, building a world-class team of developers and launching the product to rave reviews.













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