Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Philip J. Piety

Philip Piety works at the intersection of education and information systems.  He has broad professional experience with large organizational technology, including as a senior consultant and manager with Oracle and IBM.  He has been a technologist from an early age and his consulting and professional work has spanned several industries, including health care, government, and education.  

Smith Presents Teaching Excellence Awards

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.

Mining Yelp

Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews, Smith PhD student Jorge Mejia and two Smith professors have found a way to predict which Washington, D.C., restaurants will close. The technique, which grew out of Mejia’s dissertation, involves new software that can “read” and analyze the contents of online reviews.

Emerging Markets Forum Extols Entrepreneurship

Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. The daylong event, organized by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together business, policy and academic leaders to discuss entrepreneurship in a global marketplace. A U.S. Department of Education grant provided funding.

Deloitte Presentation

This session explores how leading Organizations are integrating growing volumes of increasingly complex structured and unstructured data to create big data ecosystems and provide actionable advice for deploying a comprehensive big data strategy.


April 20, 2015 - 9:30pm to April 21, 2015 - 12:00am


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