SIM NJ 2010 NovemberMeeting
SIM NJ - Stevens Academic Executive Session:
Wanted: SIM NJ Executives to Leverage Stevens Institute of Technology Research on Hot IT Topics
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What’s the difference between theory and practice?
Brilliant minds have struggled with this question for decades. Answering the question, however, is like defining that gray area between IT and business requirements. And we all know that that’s like.
Our November meeting featured the groundbreaking exchange of ideas around academic research in IT and IT practice. Leading Academics from Stevens Institute of Technology presented research on these topics:
Social Networking – Is social computing the next logical step in brainstorming ideas?
IT Skills Entry Level, Mid-Level, CIOs & Business execs – What is the right balance between keeping IT services in-house and outsourcing?
Business Intelligence (BI) – What is the role of IT and the business in BI?
IT Strategy, Strategic Alignment & IT Governance - Strategic alignment: which organizations get it right?
Each session will featured content directly relevant to SIM NJ executives and be followed by interactive breakout sessions facilitated by the professors. The sessions, scheduled throughout the day, included white papers and presentations to assist attendees in implementing the information presented in the sessions.
In the evening, the 2010 SIM IT Issues & Trends survey results were presented as part of the regular SIM monthly Chapter meeting.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:45am Welcome Opening Remarks: Nelly Jefferson
9:00am Session 1: Social Networking, Presenter, Jeffrey Nickerson
10:00am Networking Break
10:20am Session 2: IT Skills Entry Level, Mid-Level, CIOs & Business Execs,
Presenter, Christine Bullen
11:20am Networking Break
11:40am Session 3: BI – Business Intelligence, Presenter, Edward Stohr/ Joseph Morabito
1:30pm Session 4: IT Strategy, Strategic Alignment, IT Governance,
Presenter: Jerry Luftman
2:30pm Networking Break
3:00pm Break-out sessions
4:30pm Networking , Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres*
6:30pm IT Issues & Trends: 2010 SIM Survey Results, Presenter, Jerry Luftman*
7:30pm Members-in-transition Meeting / Networking*
*Note: events 4:30pm and after for evening session are at the Babbio Atrium
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991
- Howe Center (for Day Sessions)
- Babbio Atrium (for evening sessions after 4:30pm)
SIM NJ Members $65.00--Full Day
Non-member guests $100.00--Full Day
$80 for guests for evening attendance only (4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.),
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Decision Technologies
|Social Networking : This presentation will examine the dynamic of human ideation and how it relates the move toward social computing, in which people are bound together by computers to solve problems
Mr. Nickerson’s work includes research on social networks, design, diagrams and creativity, sensor networks, decision making. More on Mr. Nickerson’s background and research can be found at this link.
Associate Dean for Research and Academics
Industry Associate Professor
|BI – Business Intelligence : This presentation, conducted by Mr. Stohr and Mr. Morabito will examine how major companies organize their business intelligence approach to meet the demands of their specific business environment
Mr. Stohr’s research interests are centered on the problems of developing computer systems to support work and decision making in organizations. More on Mr. Stohr’s background and research can be found at this link.
Mr. Morabito has conducted research on organizational architecture and modeling, organization theory and design
knowledge management, business process innovation & management, data warehousing and business intelligence. More on Mr. Morabito’s background and research can be found at this link.
|Christine Bullen Professor, Technology Management
||IT Skills Entry Level, Mid-Level, CIOs & Business Execs: This presentation will examine key IT skills required for today’s business environment and how these skills must manage a larger insourcing / outsourcing process picture.
Ms. Bullen, is an expert in IT Workforce Trends, Global Sourcing Strategy, Strategic Alignment, Collaborative Systems and Organizational Impacts of Technology. More on Ms. Bullen’s background and research can be found at this link.
Executive Director, Graduate Information Systems; Distinguished
Professor of Information Systems
|IT Strategy, Strategic Alignment & IT Governance: This presentation will discuss the dichotomous relationship between IT Strategy and Business Strategy and levels of organizational maturity that support various performance frameworks.
Jerry Luftman's career includes strategic positions in management (Information Technology and consulting), management consulting, Information Systems, and education. Dr. Luftman's experience combines the strengths of practitioner, consultant, and academic. More on Mr. Luftman’s background and research can be found at this link.