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New York Hall of Science Names Four Industry Leaders to Board of Trustees

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The New York Hall of Science, the city’s only hands-on science and technology museum, named three new members to its Board of Trustees (full biographies provided below), including:

  • Christopher Doroszczyk, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Services Strategy, Oracle;

  • ​​Kathryn Guarini, Ph.D., Director, Regeneron; Former CIO, IBM; and

  • Gary Hoberman, CEO/Founder, Unqork

The diverse group of experts join Maya Kulycky, VP for Strategy and Operations, Google Research, who joined in December, and will help ensure the museum delivers on its mission to engage tomorrow’s leaders in the wonder and possibilities of STEM.

Timothy J. Tynan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of NYSCI and former CEO of Bank of America Merchant Services, said, “The addition of these industry leaders continues the New York Hall of Science’s commitment to inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. They not only bring diverse insights and experiences to our board, but will help connect students to dynamic opportunities beyond the walls of the museum.

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Maya Kulycky, VP for Strategy and Operations, Google Research, Nominated by Dario Gil

Maya is VP for Strategy and Operations for Google Research. She has expertise in strategic planning, building partnerships, communications, intellectual property, developing markets and transforming operations.

Maya spent ten years on the African continent leading and supporting organizations. She resided and worked in Kenya and South Africa. She began her career as a journalist - covering business and politics. Maya is a lawyer by training, a graduate of Yale Law School, and a member of the New York bar.

Christopher Doroszczyk, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Services Strategy, Oracle

Christopher Doroszczyk leads vision, mission and go-to-market strategy in the financial services industry for Oracle. His team’s objective is to leverage Oracle’s extensive portfolio of products and services to address the challenges and macro-trends of the sector. In his role, Chris manages executive client relationships and incorporates partners and ISVs into new market offerings.

Prior to Oracle, Christopher was an executive with management experience at leading firms such as Deloitte, Citi, PwC, IBM and Bankers Trust. He is known for strengthening organizations across all stages of business lifecycle while cultivating innovation and directing high performing global teams to commercialize industry shifting ideas.

Christopher has earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and BA in economics/computer science from Boston College. He also studied European Monetary System and German in Freiburg, Germany at Albert Ludwig University. Christopher speaks four languages, is an avid runner and involved in education (teaching, volunteering, boards).

Kathryn Guarini, Ph.D., Director at Regeneron and Former CIO of IBM

Kathryn Guarini has been a leader in the technology industry for over 25 years, first as a research scientist and later as a business executive in various roles including development, product management, strategy, operations, and IT. She currently serves on corporate boards and teaches, writes, and consults about technology, innovation, and leadership. Kathryn is passionate about championing transformation, delivering impact, and inspiring the next generation of scientists and business leaders.

From 2021-2023, Kathryn served as IBM’s global Chief Information Officer (CIO) where she led IBM’s digital transformation with focus on adopting hybrid cloud and AI. Prior, she was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IBM Research and Vice President of Product Management for IBM Systems.

Kathryn is a member of the Board of Directors at Regeneron, the Inclusion & Diversity External Advisory Board at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Council for Inclusive Innovation. She is also a visiting lecturer at Cornell Tech.

Kathryn received her B.S. degree from Yale University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in applied physics. She holds over 65 U.S. patents, more than 60 technical publications, and has been recognized with various industry awards. She is also the author of the blog mother-of-invention.net about leadership, science, and innovation.

Gary Hoberman, CEO/Founder, Unqork


Gary Hoberman is an entrepreneur and technology chief executive who has been innovating and bringing transformative solutions to market for more than 25 years. In 2017, Gary founded Unqork to break through the biggest barrier to growth he saw serving in technology leadership roles at Fortune 500 organizations: code.

Unqork invented the first completely visual, enterprise-grade codeless platform and pioneered the codeless architecture standard, helping organizations build complex, custom software faster, with higher quality and lower costs than code-based methods. Unqork’s customers are global industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Marsh, Liberty Mutual, Maimonides Medical Center, New York City and the District of Columbia. In 2020, Unqork received a $2B valuation at the time of its Series C financing.

Based on Unqork’s ability to create complex, secure, mission-critical enterprise applications, Gary was named a New York Entrepreneur of the Year by EY and one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs in 2020 and 2021. Unqork has been named Fast Company's #5 Most Innovative Enterprise company in 2022, Forbes’ Best Startup Employers 2021 and 2022.

Prior to founding Unqork, Gary served as Executive Vice President and Global CIO for MetLife, overseeing technology across 47 countries, and was one of the youngest Managing Directors in Citi’s history. Gary holds seven patents, six of which are still in use in the finance industry today.

Since 2019, Gary has been a member of the HERE to HERE Business Council, helping facilitate a track for success for underprivileged youth in NYC. He is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute, a non-profit committed to realizing a free and just equitable society. Gary also served on the Advisory Board member for PLAY ON, a 2020 concert series that raised money for Why Hunger and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In 2021, Gary joined the Board of Directors for The Shed, a cultural institution for the 21st century in NYC’s Hudson Yards.

About NYSCI

The mission of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers and active citizens through an approach called Design, Make, Play. Design, Make, Play emphasizes open-ended exploration, imaginative learning and personal relevance, resulting in deep engagement and delight in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World’s Fair and has evolved into a local, global and impactful center for interactive science:

· 400,000 annual visitors.

· 1 million learners worldwide use NYSCI’s digital products.

· 3,000 local teachers participate in professional development each year.

· 1,000 high-school and college students benefit from mentoring opportunities in STEM fields every year.

· 95 percent of the more than 4,000 young people participating in NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder program over the last three decades have gone on to college.

· 70 percent of the Science Career Ladder alumni work in STEM fields.

For more information, visit nysci.org. Follow NYSCI on Twitter and Instagram: @nysci, and on Facebook at: facebook.com/nysci.