On Oct. 13, the MSIS Industry Seminar course hosted Raj G. Iyer, former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Information Technology Reform in the Office of the Secretary of the Army, who spoke to over 130 graduate students in the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has initiated a push to engage businesses with students in its Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program.
Students majoring in Information Systems got the opportunity to use what they’d learned throughout the undergraduate program in a culminating experiential learning senior capstone course where they built web solutions for small local businesses and worked with professionals and alumni from Deloitte and KPMG.
N5 Sensors, a leading Maryland-based company specializing in environmental hazard detection, worked with a team of six graduate students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this past spring to tackle the challenge of expanding its wildfire and air quality monitoring solutions into European markets.
Students in 47 teams from across the University of Maryland’s campus went head to head in this year’s fourth annual Datathon – an 11-day data-focused competition hosted by the Smith Analytics Consortium at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, in collaboration with Deloitte and KPMG. The Datathon finale took place in Van Munching Hall on April 28, 2023, in front of a panel of industry judges from Deloitte and KPMG and a crowd of supporters, and awarded a total of $7,500 in cash prizes.
John Bono has been appointed as co-director of the Smith Analytics Consortium. In his new role, he works with current co-director Wedad Elmaghraby to continue the consortium's excellence, focusing on its primary purpose of connecting UMD students and faculty with industry sponsors.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is launching a nine-month, fully online certificate program designed for technical and non-technical professionals interested in leveraging data to draw insights and drive smarter decision-making for their organization.
At Maryland Smith’s annual TechFest, speaker Jesse Hwang opened his presentation with a warning. “The COVID-19 crisis has forced banks and their customers to use digital tools and processes to compensate for branch, office and call center closures,” said Hwang, a senior manager of cyber technical at Capital One. “This embarking on a cloud and digital transformation journey makes banks lucrative targets for cyber-criminals, who treated the pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime gold rush.”
Maryland Smith’s Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies is getting ready for TechFest. The annual forum brings together industry leaders who are at the forefront of addressing cybersecurity and privacy issues using modern tools. This year’s industry speakers will include Jesse Hwang, a senior manager of cyber technical in the financial sector, and Lahar Mishra, MS ’19, a technical risk management analyst at Verizon Media.