Corporate Training

IBIT corporate training programs leverage the unique leading edge knowledge and skills of the Fox School’s Information Technology professors, who are ranked number 1 in the world for research, and engage and consult with IBIT partners including NBCU, Campbell Soup, Lockheed Martin, Merck, and WalMart.

All participants who successfully complete a workshop receive a Fox School certificate of recognition. The programs are offered in small highly interactive modules limited to 15 participants at the clients location.


Managing in The Age of Data Analytics

Data is a core building block of modern organizations; transforming data into actionable insights enables firms to compete effectively. This workshop introduces managers to key topics in the strategic use of data, communicating data-driven insights to non-technical audiences, techniques for analyzing structured and unstructured data, and business models based on data-centric information products.

Clinical Data Analytics

This workshop is designed to provide insight into the unique idiosyncrasies of clinical data and provide practical experience with exploring publicly available data sets, and simulated data from electronic health records. Challenging issues in dealing with “dirty data” will be addressed. The workshop will also explore the impact of data modeling decisions and clinical ontology choices on clinical analytics outcomes.

Specific objectives include:

  • Understand idiosyncrasies in clinical care that impact the way information is recorded electronically, which in turn can impact interpretation of data analyses
  • Gain practical experience in browsing and querying clinical data including
    • Finding associations between patient demographics, diseases, laboratory studies and medication
    • Developing, testing and comparing results generated by different quality measures
    • Explore characteristics associated with different lengths of stay and hospital readmission
    • Explore trends in healthcare disparities over time
  • Learn how medical terms and knowledge are encoded in clinical vocabulary standards, and how to apply these standards in developing more robust queries of clinical data

Data Science for Managers

Data Science is the application of tools and techniques that turn raw data into insight. A workforce that can use data to make effective decisions will have a competitive advantage in our data-driven world. This workshop gives managers an overview of the tools and techniques of this emerging field. Participants will be introduced to the principles of scientific inquiry and data visualization, with hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools, including Tableau and R, for descriptive analysis.

Systems Innovation

Learn how to apply systems and process thinking to envision digital innovation. Learn the basics of systems thinking including different forms of systems, use stakeholder analysis, problem identification, and contextual analysis, and rich pictures to envision organizational systems. Apply disruptive innovation theory and specific measurement techniques to identify opportunities for generating business value. The workshop consists of case analysis and group work interspersed with practical training on specific conceptual took kits.

Social Media Strategy

This workshop will prepare you to develop an enterprise social media strategy. Learn a structured approach for social media strategy that can generate business value. The approach links organizational strategy to business value goals by applying a mix of specific tactics such as: listen and brand, mine and decide, converse and share, and co-create and innovate. Discover common success factors and avoid pitfalls of internal and external implementations of social media. Learn how to promote, monitor, and manage an online identity. Topics include the functional role of social media, defining business value, key objectives, and metrics, selecting tools, fostering community and engagement, risks, and best practices.

IT Value (AKA ‘MBA for techies’)

Learn how to analyze a company’s business model, understand how it makes its money, and discover how information technology can be leveraged to innovate for better returns.

IT for Executives (AKA ‘IT for Non-Techies’)

Basic understanding of technology and how it can be leveraged for competitive advantage. What do you really need to know and what can you ignore?

Business is Design

Business professionals must have the tools to understand the present and to design the future. Perpetual innovation requires new organizational forms, different logic and collaborative settings. It demands shifts in culture and attitudes. Participants will use design methods and attitudes as a lens to address these challenges. Opportunities no longer exist in products alone but in the experiences they create. Through immersive exercises and robust discussion, learn key differences between product- and experience-oriented logic, as well as strategies to mobilize existing resources for the shift. Topics include: How do you mobilize the collective power of your organization? How do you become a visionary leader that inspires the best in all of your employees? How do you design an organization with a perpetual engine for innovation?

IT Auditing and Cybersecurity

  • Protecting Information Assets- Protecting Information Assets is a minimum three day workshop which starts with the ISACA Risk IT framework and applies System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS) material as well as specific case studies and hands-on exercises. Disaster recovery and business continuity controls are also covered.
  • Secure Digital Infrastructure- Secure Digital Infrastructure is a three day hands-on workshop that goes into the technical challenges and solutions for infrastructure security. The material is only appropriate for technically knowledgeable IT personnel.
  • Enterprise architecture for IT Auditors- Surveys the effective uses of information systems by organizations. Examines the technologies that are typically present in most organizations and focuses on issues of compliance, integrity, vulnerability and continuity.
  • IT Audit Process- Introduces the essential concepts of IT auditing. Learn standards and guidelines for performing an IT audit. Topics will include concepts of internal controls. Learn to plan and manage an audit as well has how to report on evidence collected during the audit.
  • IT Governance- Learn how IT organizations are managed in a controlled environment. Learn how to create a control environment, assure alignment to corporate strategy, portfolio management, organizational structure, policies, resources and risks.
  • Implementing Systems Projects- Learn how an organization builds its enterprise architecture within an environment of internal control. Topics covered include control methods associated with information system planning, the development or acquisition of systems and project implementations.
  • Business Application Controls- Follows “Implementing Systems Projects” and provides a closer examination of the controls needed during the acquisition, implementation, and use of business applications. Topics include governance decisions, organizational structure, configuration, and business application controls.
  • IT Service Delivery and Support- Examines the controls needed to assure that an IT organization deliver on its value proposition at a minimal risk. Learn about the challenges of providing a reliable and secure service to the business. Topics include SLA’s, monitoring, change control, and incident management.

On-site facilities

On-site programs are at Alter Hall, Fox School of Business, on the main campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. The IBIT Corporate Training program is offered in a new high-tech flexible meeting space that features multi-user wireless projectors, innovative lighting, glass white boards and movable seating and furniture.

The program fee covers tuition, case materials, and meals. IBIT members receive complimentary seats and discounted fees. Discounts are also available for Temple alumni and recent alums of the Fox MIS department.

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