Alumni and Student Impact Stories
With more than 1,000 alumni worldwide, the Technology Management M.S. program offers a powerful, global network of professionals in a range of fields. Hear directly from alumni and students about how the program impacted their careers, read alumni news and learn about upcoming events for graduates.
All Impact Stories
American Express Chief of Staff Laura Kudia on the Global Perspective of Executive Technology Management
She discusses her experience at the Paris residency and working with her executive mentor.
After Columbia, Vicki Hildebrand Entered the C-Suite and Hasn’t Looked Back
“Technology leaders are no longer what's being sought after. Companies want business leaders,” she says.
When Know-How Wasn’t Quite Enough, Tamara DaCosta Enrolled in Columbia’s Technology Management Program to Gain a Powerful Network
"Building relationships with my cohort and my mentor was the most rewarding part of the experience for me," says DaCosta.
Vikas Pathak, Head - Payment Service Management at BNY Mellon: “The Right Training Led to the Right Opportunity”
Vikas Pathak, graduate of Columbia’s Executive Technology Management program, explains his success in school and in his career.
Barclays VP Madhurima Sahoo: Strengthening the Relationship Between Tech and Business
She earned the support of her colleagues at Barclays to enroll in the Executive Technology Management program.
Samantha Wilmot: Build with Change in Mind
Sam Wilmot, alum and Course Associate in Columbia’s Technology Management program, reflects on her journey since graduating.
Celso Yamaguchi: Leading the Digital Transformation of Investment Banking at a Major Global Financial Institution
He discusses his leadership positions, from systems engineer in Brazil, to leading IT for Private Banking in Latin America.
A Latina Software Engineer Blazes a New Trail for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech
Laverde is delighted with how quickly she has been able to apply what she is learning to her work at Spotify.
Krystle-Jayne Ng’s Executive Technology Management Degree Led to Microsoft’s Gold Club Award
For Krystle Jayne Ng, the Executive Technology Management degree was a stepping stone to a promotion at Microsoft.
Akanksha Rakesh: How the Executive Technology Management Program Gave Her a Unique Edge in Landing a Senior Role at Amazon
Akanksha leads the technical program management efforts for the eCommerce Foundation (eCF) team.
Steven Bandrowczak: This Xerox President Went from Mentor to Master’s Student
After 25 years in the C-suite, once again a student and mentee.