2009 Knowledge Continuum ∞ Management of IT

October 29, 2009

This two-day executive residency program was designed to provide IT leaders and the alumni of the UVA McIntire M.S. in the Management of IT (MS MIT) program with a cutting-edge learning experience. Participants were introduced to the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, architecture, emerging technologies, project management, and social networking. Learning was accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants.

2009 Knowledge Continuum – Agenda & Faculty Bios

Faculty and Speaker Bios

Rob Cross is a professor of management at the University of Virginia and Research Director of The Network Roundtable, a consortium of 75 organizations sponsoring research on network applications to critical management issues. His research focuses on how relationships and informal networks in organizations can be analyzed and improved to promote competitive advantage, innovation, customer retention and profitability, leadership effectiveness, talent management and quality of work life.

Peter Gray is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Strategic Management module of the MS MIT program.  Peter has taught for eight 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.

Belle Halpern, Ariel Group Founding Partner and Co-author of Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire, brings the skills of a professional consultant, speaker, educator, and singer/actress to her work. Belle has developed and delivered leadership programs for executives in the US, Europe, and Asia for the past 15 years. Her clients include Boston Consulting Group, General Electric, and American Express.

Gigi Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and has over 27 years of information technology experience.  Her expertise is in business process and change management. She teaches courses in process and data management, project management and the strategic use of information technology.  Her research focuses on the effective integration of people, technology, process and data.  Before joining University of Virginia, she taught at the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond and has been recognized for her teaching excellence.

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 130 IT project retrospectives.

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