MEET DONALD J. DUET ’88

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MEET DONALD J. DUET ’88

Donald J. Duet ’88, co-head of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs, was one of three keynote speakers at the 2014 Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference at Marist College in June. His talk focused on the “Digital Enterprise,” addressing the exponential growth of technology innovation and how it has transformed and continues to transform Goldman Sachs’s business.

The conference, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and corporate partners including IBM and Verizon, celebrated 50 years of enterprise computing innovation while looking ahead to the next 50 years. Business analytics and cloud computing were its other major themes.

The ECC was established in 2008 by Marist College with a National Science Foundation grant and the goal of building an academic and industry community to revitalize undergraduate education in enterprise computing. Founding members include eight additional universities and nine industry partners.

In recent months, Duet has lectured at Marist’s Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development on “Leadership in Technology” and addressed an overflow crowd of students on campus about the future of cloud computing.

Duet was also instrumental in helping Marist acquire a significant gift from Goldman Sachs Gives to fund full, four-year scholarships for three outstanding members of the Class of 2018 to study Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems.

The generous gift will be used to establish the Goldman Sachs-Duet Family Technology Scholarship Fund at Marist. In addition to scholarship funds, students will be mentored by Goldman Sachs technology executives and have opportunities for summer employment with the firm.

“Marist provided me with a top-quality education that has served me well in life and, in particular, my career,” Duet said. “This gift from Goldman Sachs Gives will give students from underrepresented groups who have financial need access to the same education and experiences that have served me so well.”

For more on the Goldman Sachs-Duet Family Technology Scholarship Fund visit
 www.marist.edu/publicaffairs/goldmansachsgives2013.