Career Communications Group (CCG) is celebrating the first anniversary of High-Tech Sunday. The podcast now features 35 episodes with topics such as choosing a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, mentoring, professional development, and more.
In its inaugural year, “High-Tech Sunday” attracted hundreds of CCG hall of fame alumni, BEYA winners, and WOC STEM Award winners and continues to expand its reach.
Join us for the 36th episode of the High-Tech Sunday podcast on Sunday, June 27 as we sit down with BEYA winner Olie Burton “for a conversation on “Mastering the Transition.”
Olie Burton is an information systems director with the chief information officer’s office at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). He is currently responsible for field service and information technology (IT) service management operations. Olie leads more than 120 employees and has accountability for a $15+ Million operating budget.
Olie has 20+ years of experience in the information technology (IT) industry. He holds professional memberships with Axelos, HDI, and IT Service Management Forum (ITSMF), and is currently pursuing the ITIL v4 Master Certification. ITIL (formerly the Information Technology Infrastructure Library) are best practices for IT service management and IT asset management that focus on aligning IT services with the needs of the business.
Earlier in his career, Olie served ten years in the United States Air Force as a military training instructor. He graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a bachelor’s degree in management. An active Board of Trustee member at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, Olie is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
During a recent BEYA STEM Conference, Olie received the Dr. John Slaughter Legacy Award, which s named for the first Black Engineer of the Year award winner in 1987.
Dr. Slaughter achieved advancements at General Dynamics in electronics engineering, computer control systems in naval weapons, science, and research. An expert in higher education and leadership, Dr. Slaughter is a former chancellor of the University of Maryland and the first African American to head the National Science Foundation (NSF).
High-Tech Sunday’s weekly program is produced by and for CCG’s hall of fame alumni, professionals in STEM fields, thought leaders, and aspiring students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles.
The one-hour podcasts are streamed every Sunday. They can be accessed through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, TuneIn, and Spotify, in addition to the Women of Color in Technology STEM Conference Facebook page. Listen to High-Tech Sunday here: