John Bono: Smith Analytics Consortium’s New Co-Director

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.

Maryland Smith Launches Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate Program

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 TechFest, Exploring Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

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.”

Students Invited to TechFest

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.

Inside the Gender Data Divide

At a time when data can influence much of our lives, it turns out that the data that researchers collect, broadly speaking, tend to be based on men’s – more than women’s – experiences.

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