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 […]