Sondra Barbour, EVP, Lockheed Martin spends day with Temple students

Sondra L. Barbour, Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin recently spent a day with students in the Fox School’s Management Information Systems program.  Barbour is Executive-in-Residence at the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) and was at Temple all day on March 9, 2015 as part of her responsibilities. She is […]

Fifteenth Annual Fox IT awards – Registration is now open!

Registration for the Fifteenth Annual Fox IT awards is now open! Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Temple University’s main campus FOX IT LEADER AWARDGeorge Llado, Senior Vice President and Chief Information OfficerAlexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. FOX IT INNOVATOR AWARDJeff Mango, Vice President, Total Customer ExperienceVerizon FOX IT AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNIDinesh R. Desai, Chairman […]

Atish Banerjea appointed 2015 Executive-in-Residence

Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) has appointed NBCUniversal executive and Temple alumnus Atish Banerjea as its newest Executive in Residence. Banerjea serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for NBCUniversal, where he is responsible for global technology strategy, applications, infrastructure and operations for the company’s worldwide media portfolio, and […]

Art student makes sense of data to win Temple Analytics Challenge

Admittedly, Cassandra Reffner said she might not know the difference between average and median. And she said she only understands the most basic functions of Microsoft Excel. What Reffner does know, however, is how to analyze data and display it in a creative, understandable manner. A junior graphic design student from the Tyler School of […]

Training in analytics, IT value, and cyber-security are a hit with NBCUniversal

It’s not often that a day-long class about data analytics is called “action packed,” but that’s exactly what one NBCUniversal employee called their experience. For the past year, Temple University, Fox School of Business’ Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) and NBCUniversal have been partners in corporate training. Three different training sessions, taught by Temple […]

IT Transformation at The Campbell Soup Company

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of  The IBIT Report  – CASE STUDY: IT Transformation at The Campbell Soup Company by Luke Nixon and David Schuff, Temple University.

Lockheed Martin, Merck, NBCUniversal, and QVC in Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100

Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) partners Lockheed Martin, Merck, NBCUniversal, and QVC will receive Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 Award. The award recognizes exceptional technology executives that are leading digital transformation and will be presented at a special ceremony in March, 2015. Recipients include: Stephanie C. Hill, Vice President and General Manager, Information Systems […]

Fox IT Career Fair sees 70% increase in 2014

Representatives from businesses ranging from Campbell Soup Company to Merck & Co. to Genji, LLC participated in the third annual Fox School of Business’ Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) career fair for different reasons, and with specific goals in mind.  But, no matter why they came, they left pleased. Based on a survey […]

Ben Hasan appointed 2014 Executive-in-Residence

Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) has appointed Walmart executive and Temple alumnus Ben Hasan as its newest Executive-in-Residence. Hasan is Walmart’s Senior Vice President, Information Services Division. In his position, Hasan is responsible for ISD strategy, communication, innovation, architecture and vendor management. “As a Temple alum, and somebody who grew up in […]

IBIT affiliates with Global Center on Big Data in Mobile Analytics

Dr. Xueming Luo, Professor of Marketing at the Fox School of Business, is founder and director of the Global Center on Big Data in Mobile Analytics, whose mission it is to facilitate research, education, and industry practice in big data, touching a multitude of cross-disciplinary fields. “The new generation is using mobile every day,” said […]

The 2nd Annual Temple Analytics Challenge

The Institute for Business and Information Technology announces the 2nd Annual Temple Analytics Challenge. The competition opens on October 1st, 2014. The challenge is open to all Temple University students and features problems and data sets from NBCUniversal, Merck, and Lockheed Martin. Students can win prizes of $2,500 out of a total pool of $10,000. The competition […]

NBCUniversal CIO Atish Banerjea Joins Fox IT Advisory Board

Atish Banerjea has just become the newest member of the Fox IT Advisory Board. As Chief Information Officer for NBCUniversal, Banerjea brings with him years of experience encompassing enterprise IT, technology development, global technology strategy, and more. “Atish is a perfect fit,” said Munir Mandviwalla, Executive Director of Fox’s Institute for Business and Information Technology. […]

IBIT Partner Merck Wields Award-Winning Technology to Improve Vaccines

When it comes to Big Data, few companies are as committed to utilizing its innovative potential as Merck & Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries. Jerry Megaro, Director Innovation & Manufacturing Analytics, spoke to Temple’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)  about his latest large-scale project: overhauling Merck’s data analytics technology to improve the manufacturing […]

Building the Next Generation, Creative Urban Workforce for the Information Economy

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of  The IBIT Report – Building the Next Generation, Creative Urban Workforce for the Information Economy authored by Youngjin Yoo, Michele Masucci, and Alan Wiig, Temple University.

Sports Analytics: Advancing Decision Making Through Technology and Data

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of  The IBIT Report – Sports Analytics: Advancing Decision Making Through Technology and Data authored by Joel Maxcy and Joris Drayer, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University. As advanced analytical techniques become more and more integrated into the world […]

Fox IT Advisory Board funds new annual $50,000 scholarship program

The Fox IT Advisory Board, comprising top business leaders from multiple industries, has announced a new scholarship program to begin in Fall of 2014. Funded on a voluntary basis and managed by the board’s members, the scholarship grants select students awards of $5,000 toward tuition each year, totaling approximately $50,000 awarded annually. Just how are […]

14th Annual IT Awards Honor Citi, Relay and Vanguard Execs

Temple University’s Fox School of Business is honoring three top technology leaders at its 14th annual Information Technology Awards on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, on Temple University’s Main Campus. The nationally ranked Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) and the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) organize this premier event for Greater Philadelphia’s technology […]

Digital Business Innovation Conference explores convergence of media, analytics and brand identity

More than 100 executives – representing industries including healthcare, software, retail, consulting, manufacturing, financial services, media, education, and travel – gathered recently for the Digital Business Innovation conference to explore the convergence of media, analytics, and corporate identity. The full-day event, held March 27, featured 16 speakers from firms including NBCUniversal, Wyndham Worldwide, Citigroup, SEI, […]

First-ever Cyber Security Conference bridges industry gaps, fosters innovation

On March 10, 2014, the Institute for Business and Information Technology presented its first-ever conference on one of the most cutting-edge topics in IT today: the dynamic landscape of cyber security, and its effect on business and the world. Co-chaired by Fox adjunct professors (and brothers) Chris and Marty Kearns, the conference hosted a diverse […]

Barbarians Inside the Gate: Dealing With Advanced Persistent Threats

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of  The IBIT Report – Barbarians Inside the Gate: Dealing With Advanced Persistent Threats authored by Gregory Senko, Temple University. Many companies and organizations have set up defenses to keep hackers on the outside, protecting the information of their customers and clients. […]