Message From Leadership

Ali Khamesipour, Program Manager 

We truly appreciate the fact that our students trust us with your future and never take this for granted. Your trust is extremely valuable to us as this is the main factor in driving any business’s success. We strongly believe that strong communication and collaboration will help improve our service in co-creation of value and your overall experience at CityU and upon graduation.  

To make my point clear, I would like to explain the importance of your trust and communication with the history of smartphone market share. Based on data published by Statista, in 2009 the majority of the market share (46.9% of the market) belonged to Nokia’s Symbian OS. Apple’s iOS had a fair share of 14.4% of the market share while the Android OS only had a 3.9% share back in the days. Over the course of only 3 years, Android became the major shareholder in the market with 66.4% of the market followed by iOS with 19.1% of the share. By then, Symbian was only taking 4.22% of the market share. The main reason for this failure and loss in the smartphone market competition is known to be due to the lack of creation of value for customers or customer experience (such as lack of applications and User Interface) and lack of creativity in catching up with the market.  

One of the main reasons any business can remain in the market is laid in the ability to keep customers keen on using their service and communicate with the customers constantly. This is the main reason any contact with a company these days is followed by a survey of some sort to ensure the business is creating value for its existing customers.  

Here at the School of Technology and Computing, we strive to co-create value for our students especially since they are trusting us with more than just using our service. Our students have trusted us with their future. We take pride in our students and are continually improving the quality of our educational services as the CityU slogan is high-quality education should be available and belong to everyone without any double standards.  

Club Announcements

  • Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club will be meeting this week at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. We have some big announcements and questions for you. Also, we will be doing the NCL focus group. This will be our last meeting for a bit since we will not be meeting during finals week. Click here to join.

  • STC Tech Club
STC Tech Club meets every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) via Teams to provide tech-related learning opportunities, skill development, and networking. Students or faculty who would like to share your expertise or project, please contact us at Click here to join STC Tech Club Weekly Meeting – Fall Quarter. Everyone is invited! There will be a quarterly Smart and Secure Computing Applied Research Symposium on Dec 9, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT. STC ARS invites qualified students currently enrolled in the capstone project course to present their work. Please join us for exciting findings in the field of computer science, cybersecurity, and data science.
  • Data Science Club

With just a few weeks left of the quarter the Data Science Club would like to invite you to our Microsoft AI-900 Certification Workshop on Week 09 and our Research Symposium on Week 10. You can join both events using the QR code to the right. We look forward to seeing you and please reach out to Amanda Vaughan or Catherine Ata with any questions!

Upcoming Events


Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of cybersecurity and networking with leading industry professionals? 

Cybersecurity demands a global perspective to understand future needs. City University of Seattle would like to invite you to join us for a free webinar on the in-demand field of cybersecurity on Wednesday, December 8th at 9:00 a.m. PT. We are pleased to welcome global technology leader and CityU alumna, Monique Morrow, who will lead a keynote speech and Q&A session on current issues of cybersecurity and developing diverse talent. The discussion will be followed by an interactive session of breakouts. The featured breakout topics include: 

  • Experiential Learning 
  • Retention DEI 
  • Recruitment DEI 
  • Workforce Development/Upskilling 
  • Privacy Issues 
  • Data Leakage 

In addition to being an accomplished tech leader, Monique is a tireless advocate for women in technology and engineering. Presently, Monique is Senior Distinguished Architect Emerging Technologies at Syniverse, providing thought leadership and strategic direction and vision for the company’s identified emerging technologies. Additionally, she is President and Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital identity for those individuals most underserved, and most importantly, the need to control our identities. 

Monique will be joining us virtually from Switzerland. Please click here to register today or visit to learn more. 

**Please join us Wednesday, December 8th from 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT.** 

CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide, providing over 60 degree and certificate programs designed for busy working professionals like you. 

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