NIBCO IT Management Seminar Series Begins Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

IU South Bend’s School of Business and Economics will be presenting its fourth NIBCO IT Management Seminar series. It will begin Sept. 10 and will continue on Wednesdays or Thursday through Dec.  9.

Each session will be at 7 p.m. in Room 220B, Administration Building. 

The seminars bring management, professors, professionals and graduate students together to discuss issues in informational technology management. IT professionals are invited to these informative evenings. Please RSVP one week prior to the scheduled seminar by e-mailing Karla Forsythe at or by calling (574) 520-4346.

Each presenter is a member of the advisory board for the Decision Sciences and Master of Science in Management of Information Technologies (MI-MIT) program. The evenings are sponsored by NIBCO. 

The series dates, presenters and titles are: Sept. 10, Pat Ames and Raman Adaikkalavan, “Soft Skills in IT Management; Sept. 15, Steven Katz and Bhavik Pathak, “Business Process Re-engineering” Sept. 23, Todd Smith and Liqiang Zhang, “Information Systems Auditing and SOX Compliance” Oct. 1, Steven Huffman and Ganesh Vaidyanathan, “Maintaining a Continuous, Functioning, Flexible IT Architecture” ;
Oct. 8, Gordon Wishon and Ganesh Vaidyanathan, “IT Environments in the Corporate and Public Sectors: IT Security” Oct. 14, Donald Miller and Bhavik Pathak, “Electronic Banking: Security, Privacy and Legal Issues.”

Additional sessions will be: Oct. 22, Steven Fay and Dazhong Wu, “Planning for Automation in a New Manufacturing Facility” Oct. 29, Kevin Butterbaugh and Hossein Hakimzadeh, “The Business Value of Informational Technology” Nov. 5, Patrick M. McMahon and Gary M. Kern, “Metronet and its Benefits to Regional Economic Development” Nov. 12, Gary Wilson and Dazhong Wu, “ERP Implementation in Manufacturing Environments” Nov. 19, George Spohrer Jr., and Dazhong Wu, “IT Governance: Implementation and Evaluation” ; Dec. 3, Sanjeev Jyoti and Ganesh Vaidyanathan, “IT Outsourcing Strategies” and Dec. 9, Debbie Cafiero and Bhavik Pathak, “Security, Confidentiality, Privacy and Use of IT at AM General.”