2006 NIBCO IT Management Seminar Series

NIBCO IT Management Seminar Series // Fall 2006

The School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend proudly presents the inaugural NIBCO IT Management Seminar series. The series brings IT management executives, professionals, professors, and graduate students together to discuss topics in information technology management.

Are IT professionals are invited for lively and informative evenings with IT executives and professors who facilitate the seminars.

Each presenter also serves on the advisory board for the Decision Sciences and Master of Science in Management of Information Technologies (MS-MIT) programs at IU South Bend. The 13 sessions showcase the partnership between the School of Business and Economics and the IT business community.

Seminars are once a week on Thursday evenings. It all begins September 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 3260, Wiekamp Hall, and continues through December 4. Wiekamp Hall is at the northeast edge of the campus at the corner of Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street.

This series is generously sponsored by NIBCO Inc. and is part of the capstone course for graduating students in the MS-MIT Program. All seminars are free and open to IT professionals in the Michiana community upon RSVP. Please RSVP one week prior to each scheduled seminar to Karla Forsythe (574) 520-4346 or

9.07 "Integrating IT and Process Automation, Infrastructure Management in a Global Corporation"

Steven Fay Steven Fay
Vice President and CIO - AM General, LLC

Junwei Guan
Assistant Professor of Decision Science

9.14 "IT Profession, Emerging Technology, Solutions Under Tight Budgeting and Ethical Issues"

Pat Ames Pat Ames
Vice Chancellor for Information Technologies - Indiana University South Bend

Junwei Guan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

9.21 "ERP Implementations and Project Management"

Gary Wilson Gary Wilson
VIce President and Chief Technology Officer - NIBCO INC.

Asghar Sabbaghi
Associate Dean and Professor of Decision Science

9.28 "Data as an Asset to the Enterprise, as a Competitive Advantage, Safegaurding Data, and Ethical Uses of Data"

Kevin Butterbaugh Kevin Butterbaugh
Senior Vice President and CIO - TCU

Hossein Hakimzadeh
Chair and Asociate Professor of Computer Science

10.05 "The Role of IT and the IT Staff Given the Organization's Products, Market, Financial Position, and Culture"

Steven Katz Steven Katz
Director of MIS - Skyline Corporation

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor in Decision Sciences

10.12 "IT Governance and Best Practices, the Right Mix of Technologies and Approaches, and IT Effectiveness"

George A. Spohrer Jr. George Spohrer
Partner and IT Executive - Crowe Chizek & Co, LLC

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

10.19"Legal Implications of Network and Computer Security for Businesses and Corporations: National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace"

Gordon Wishon Gordon Wishon
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NIBCO Inc

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

10.26"Metronet and the Benefits: Pros and Cons of Having the System, ane Government's Role in the IT"

Catherine M. Fanello M. Catherine Fanello
CPA, CIty Controller - South Bend

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professorin Decision Sciences

11.02"To What Extent does Memorial Health System Keep Up with Emerging"

Catherine Cooper-Weidner Cathy Cooper-Weidner
Vice President and CIO - Memorial Hospital

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professorin Decision Sciences

11.9"Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act"

Donald Miller Donald Miller
Senior Vice President, Operations Group Head - 1st Source Bank

David Surma
Associate Professor of Computer Science

11.16"Leading Strategies and Solutions for Business Planning, Performance Measurement, Reporting, and Real-Time Decision-Making"

Phil Sifrig Phil Sifrig
Director of Customer Chain Global Application Development

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

11.30"Process for Selecting and managing IT projects"

Deborah A. Cafiero Deborah Cafiero
Vice President and CIO - AM General

Asghar Sabbaghi
Associate Dean And Professor of Decision Sciences

12.7"A Global IT Organization: An ERP Implementation, and Strategic Partnering with Microsoft on Product Futures"

Mike Bieganski
Senior Vice President, Information Technology - Robert Bosch Corporation

Junwei Guan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciencesq