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2009 NIBCO IT Management Seminar Series

NIBCO IT Management Seminar Series // Fall 2009

The School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend proudly presents the fourth 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 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 220B, 2nd floor, Administration Building, and continues through December 9. The Administration Building is at the northwest edge of the campus at the corner of Mishawaka Avenue and Esther 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 kamforsy@iusb.edu.

9.10 "Soft Skills in IT Management"

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

Raman Adaikkalavan
Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

9.16 "Business Process Re-engineering"

Steven Katz Steven Katz
Director of MIS - Skyline Corporation

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

9.23 "Information Systems Auditing and SOX Compliance"

Todd Smith Todd Smith
Corporate Director of IS - CTS Corporation


Assistant Professor of Computers Science and Informatics

10.1 "Maintaining a Continuous, Functional, Flexible IT Architecture"

Steve Huffman Steve Huffman
Vice President and CIO - Memorial Health System

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, and
Director - MS-MIT Program

10.8 "IT Environments in the Corporate and Public Sectors; IT Security"

Gordon Wishon Gordon Wishon
CIO, Associate Vice President, Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, and
Director - MS-MIT Program

10.14 "Electronic Banking: Security, Privacy, and Legal Issues"

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

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

10.22"Planning for Automation in a New Manufacturing Facility"

Steven Fay Steven Fay
Computer Systems Manager - I/N Tek and I/N Kote

Dazhong Wu
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

10.29"The Business Value of Informaation Technology"

Kevin Butterbaugh Kevin Butterbaugh
Senior Vice President and CIO, TCU

Hossein Hakimzadeh
Associate Professor of Computer Science

11.5"Metronet and it's Benefits to Regional Economic Development"

Patrick M. Mcmahon Patrick M. McMahon
Executive Director, Project Future and Executive Director, St. Joe Valley Metronet, Inc.

Gary M. Kern
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

11.12"ERP Implementation in Manufacturing Environments"

Gary Wilson Gary Wilson
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NIBCO INC.

Dazhong Wu
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

11.19"IT Governance"

George A. Spohrer Jr. George Spohrer
Partner and IT Executive - Crowe Horwath, LLP

Dazhong Wu
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

12.3"IT Outsourcing Strategies"

Sanjeev Jyoti Sanjeev Jyoti
Global Client Solutions Execuive, IBM

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, and
Director - MS-MIT Program

12.9"Security, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Use of IT Resources at AM General"

Debbie Cafiero Debbie Cafiero
Vice President and CIO - AM General

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences