Knowledge Continuum

Knowledge Continuum

2008 Knowledge Continuum ∞ Management of IT

November 06, 2008

The inaugural Knowledge Continuum was hosted by the Center for the Management of Information Technology (CMIT) on November 6-8, 2008 at the McIntire School of Commerce, on Grounds at UVA.  This 2.5-day executive residency was designed to provide IT leaders – and in particular the alumni of the M.S. in the Management of IT (MS MIT) program – with a continuation of their academic learning experience. To this end, participants updated their knowledge in the core areas of strategy, architecture, project, and enterprise management. They explored the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, emerging technologies, and business intelligence. Learning was accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants.

2008 Knowledge Continuum – Agenda & Faculty Bios

Faculty and Speaker Bios

Tom Bateman is the Bank of America Professor, Coordinator of the Management area, and Director of the leadership minor at UVa. He conducts research on leadership, motivation, decision making, personality, stress, and managerial goals, and his management textbook is in its 8th edition.

Peter Gray is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Strategic Management module of the MS MIT program.  Peter has taught for seven years in Master’s-level programs, following a career as an IT entrepreneur and management consultant.  His research focuses on the individual and organizational impacts of social technologies that enable virtual interaction and collaboration.

Stefano Grazioli, Assistant Professor, Director of MS MIT program, Charlottesville, and Coordinator of the IT Architecture module of the MS MIT program, has taught graduate and executive education courses both in Europe and in the U.S. since the early 1990s.  His research interests focus on IT architectures, knowledge management, and information security.

Ryan Nelson, Professor, Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology, and Coordinator of the Project Management module of the MS MIT program, has taught in the McIntire School’s graduate and executive education programs since 1990. His research focuses on improving the management of IT projects and leverages a growing database of over 100 IT project retrospectives.

Chic Thompson is founding partner of Creative Management Group, a Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School, and an inspirational speaker and author on the topic of creativity and innovation. His published books include Yes, But… and What a Great Idea 2.0.

Barb Wixom is an Associate Professor and Director of the MS MIT program, Northern Virginia. She is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Business Intelligence, a research fellow of The Data Warehousing Institute, and an Associate Director for the Teradata University Network. Barb is a University of Virginia Teaching Award winner, and she specializes in data warehousing and business intelligence research.