2017 Knowledge Continuum ∞ Management of IT

May 12, 2017

This one-day executive program provided business leaders with a cutting-edge learning experience focused on the management of information technology.  Participants were introduced to the latest approaches to cybersecurity, text & social analytics, innovation and design thinking, DevOps, and agile software delivery. In addition, participants had an interactive videoconference with Geoffrey Moore, bestselling author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, as well as the recently published Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption. Learning was accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants (including alumni of the McIntire School).

2017 Knowledge Continuum – Agenda – May 12, 2017

Program Faculty and Panelists

Ahmed Abbasi, Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Business Analytics, and Coordinator of the Enterprise IT Management module of the M.S. in MIT Program, teaches courses in business and web analytics in McIntire’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Ahmed’s research interests relate to predictive analytics, with applications in online fraud and security, text mining, health, and social media. His projects on Internet fraud and social media analytics have been funded by the National Science Foundation. He has also received the IBM Faculty Award and AWS Research Grant for his work on “big data.”

Stefano Grazioli, Professor, Director of the M.S. in MIT Program, and Coordinator of the Enterprise Architecture module of McIntire’s M.S. in MIT Program, has taught graduate and executive education courses both in Europe and in the United States since the early 1990s. His research interests focus on enterprise architectures, knowledge management, and information security. Stefano is a University of Virginia Teaching Award winner.

Geoffrey Moore, author, speaker, and adviser, splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace. Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, which sold more than a million copies, focuses on the challenges startup companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. Moore’s most recent work, Zone to Win, is designed to guide established enterprises through the same journey.

Ryan Nelson, Professor, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program, Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology, and Coordinator of the Project Management module of the M.S. in 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 200 IT project retrospectives. Ryan is a University of Virginia Teaching Award winner.

Jay Sanne is Vice President of Technology at Capital One Financial Corporation. Since joining Capital One in 2002, Jay has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, specializing in software solution delivery and support. He currently leads a 300-person software engineering team that creates and operates customer-facing applications for Capital One’s North America credit card business. Jay is a “double Hoo,” holding B.A. and M.S. in MIT degrees from the University of Virginia.

Ryan Wright, Associate Professor in the Information Technology Area, with expertise in digital innovation and cybersecurity, has been funded by the National Science Foundation to design information technology security protection systems. He teaches classes in McIntire’s undergraduate and M.S. in MIT programs.



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