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. […]

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 […]