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. […]

Interview: Jonathan Brassington, CEO of LiquidHub

Jonathan Brassington has a resume that would make any aspiring IT professional swoon, yet over the phone his demeanor is disarmingly humble. “I never attribute anything to myself,” he said, when asked what he considered the primary impetus to the success of his tech consulting firm, LiquidHub. “I’m the steward of culture as the CEO, […]

Temple Analytics Challenge attracts 400 participants, distributes $7,000 in prizes

Students won big at the Temple Analytics Challenge: Making Sense of Big Data, which recently awarded a $7,000 prize pool to eight teams representing schools and colleges across the university. The university-wide competition, organized by the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), launched Oct. 1. The challenge attracted 183 entries from 400 participants across […]

The 2013 AIS – Temple Fox School Information Systems Job Index

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) at the Fox School of Business, Temple University is proud to partner with the Association for Information Systems to release the first ever Information Systems (IS) Job Index. The report is intended for high school counselors, prospective and current students, IS academics, HR professionals, hiring managers, and […]

Four new corporate scholarships available for high-performing Fox MIS students

Management Information Systems (MIS) majors at Temple University’s Fox School of Business now have four more opportunities to receive tuition scholarships thanks to donations from some of the world’s largest companies. Merck, Lockheed Martin, Campbell Soup Co. and Walmart – all members of the Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) – have […]

Matt Pammer appointed 2013 Executive-in-Residence

Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) has named AstraZeneca executive Matt Pammer, an alumnus with a proven record of commitment to the Fox School of Business, as its newest Executive in Residence. Pammer, MBA ’02, is currently the vice president of information systems in North America for AstraZeneca. In this position, Pammer […]

Walmart joins IBIT

Walmart founded in 1962, is the newest member of the Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT). Walmart is No. 1 in the Fortune 500 for 2013, with sales of $443 billion in 2012 and more than 2.2 million employees worldwide. Walmart also employs more than 5000 IT professionals. Ben-Saba Hasan, Senior Vice […]

Thirteenth Annual IT Awards

The Thirteenth Annual Fox IT Awards were held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 and featured the Fox IT leader Award for Suja Chandrasekaran, Vice President, Enterprise Information Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Fox IT Innovator Award for Aleem Walji, Director, Innovation Labs, World Bank, and the Fox IT Award for Distinguished Alumni for Atish Banerjea, […]

The Business Value of Big Data: Insights from Temple University’s 2012 Big Data Conference

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of The IBIT Report – The Business Value of Big Data: Insights from Temple University’s 2012 Big Data Conference authored by David Schuff, Temple University, Larry Dignan, ZDNet, Paul A. Pavlou, Temple University, Suja Chandrasekaren, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Clark Frogley, Chartis Global Investigative […]

Global IDs joins IBIT

Global IDs, founded in 2001, is the newest member of the Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT). Global IDs mission is to develop agent-based integration solutions that can accomplish integration across hundreds of systems. The company created the world’s first data integration software that employs intelligent mobile agents for large-scale integration tasks. […]

Online Labor Markets: An Informal “Freelancer Economy”

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of The IBIT Report – Online Labor Markets: An Informal “Freelancer Economy” authored by Kevin Yili Hong, Temple University and Paul A. Pavlou, Temple University. In this report, we discuss three aspects of online labor markets. First, we give an overview of […]

Crowdfunding: Tapping into the Wisdom (and Wealth) of Crowds

The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is pleased to announce the release of The IBIT Report – Crowdfunding: Tapping into the Wisdom (and Wealth) of Crowds authored by Gordon Burtch, Temple University, Anindya Ghose, New York University, and Sunil Wattal, Temple University. This report examines a new application of crowdsourcing focused on the generation […]

Fox School of Business and IBIT announce $50,000 Big Data Grant Program

The Temple University Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), based at the Fox School of Business, has announced a $50,000 Big Data Grant Program to fund ideas and applications for innovative research or curriculum projects by Temple faculty. IBIT is open to receiving new and innovative ideas for proposals and does not have specific requirements. Proposals […]

MIS Academic Leadership Conference – November 1-3, 2012

The Fox School’s Department of Management Information Systems hosted the second annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Academic Leadership Conference (MALC 2012) from Nov. 1-3, 2012 at Alter Hall. Academic leaders of MIS departments across the world were invited to network and learn from others facing similar responsibilities and challenges. The format was small and highly interactive, […]

Big Data conference attracts leading practitioners to discuss a data-driven future

On Sept. 27, 2012, the Big Data Conference was organized by Temple’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), based at the Fox School, and connected practitioners from agencies and firms ranging from NASA and Lockheed Martin to Walmart and Campbell’s Soup Co. to discuss “The Business Value of Big Data: Potential, Reality, and Success Stories.” […]

IT Career Fair a great success

What better place for a career fair to go high tech than one for IT-centric students? Temple’s Fox School of Business and the Institute for Business and Information Technology hosted its first IT Career Fair on Wednesday and, in another first, business students with majors and minors related to information systems carried business cards with […]

New Temple Fox media index leverages LexisNexis and software agents to score candidate’s performance in campaigns

Temple University creates media index leveraging LexisNexis news and business content to score candidates’ performance in campaigns. The research tracks 900 candidates across traditional and social media to determine potential impact of media on campaign outcomes. The index, called TEMPO, for Translating the Effectiveness of Media into Performance, analyzes media-related data for more than 900 […]

Joseph C. Spagnoletti appointed 2012 Executive-in-Residence

Joseph C. Spagnoletti, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Campbell Soup Company has been appointed “Executive-in-Residence” at the Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology for the 2012 year.  Mr. Spagnoletti was selected for his dedication to students and higher education. As part of the appointment, Mr. Spagnoletti will be spending several days […]

George Llado and Matt Pammer join the Fox IT advisory board

George Llado, Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc. and Matt Pammer, Vice President, AstraZeneca join the Fox IT advisory board. George Llado is Vice President, MMD IT with Merck & Co., Inc. In this role, he provides leadership for the planning and development of information technology solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division. Most recently, George served […]