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2013 Knowledge ∞ Continuum: Management of IT

Charlottesville, Virginia, ​Friday, April 5, 2013

Join us for this one-day executive program designed to provide business leaders with a cutting-edge learning experience focused on the management of information technology. Participants will be introduced to the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, architecture, emerging technologies, project management, business analytics, and social media. Learning will be accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants (including alumni of the McIntire School’s M.S. in MIT Program).

​Day ​Time ​Topic ​Faculty
4/4 ​6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ​Optional Dinner
4/5 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. ​Registration & Continental Breakfast
​8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ​Overview & Introductions Nelson & Faculty
​9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ​Architecture, Innovation & Emerging Technologies Grazioli
​10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ​Disruptive Innovation ​Elron
​11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. ​Lunch
​12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ​Business Analytics ​Wixom
​2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ​Social Media Analytics ​Abbasi
​3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ​Project Management ​Nelson


Program Fees

Program tuition: $1,000 (covers tuition, program materials, and meals).

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per participant is required by March 5, 2013. The balance of the program tuition must be paid by March 22, 2013, to guarantee a seat in the program. Space is limited; reservations/deposits are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Faculty

Ahmed Abbasi, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Enterprise IT Management module of the M.S. in MIT Program, has taught graduate and executive education courses in electronic commerce, analytics, systems development, and data networks. His research interests focus on fraud detection, online security, and social media analytics.

Dan Elron, Managing Partner, Strategy and Corporate Development, at Accenture, is responsible for defining Accenture’s strategy, industry positioning, and offerings, primarily in the technology space. Most recently, he has focused on the impact of cloud technologies on the firm’s businesses. He also serves as the adviser for the information technology industries for the World Economic Forum and as the Associate Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology at the University of Virginia.

Stefano Grazioli, Associate Professor, Director of M.S. in MIT Program, and Coordinator of the IT Architecture module of the M.S. in MIT Program, has taught graduate and executive education courses both in Europe and in the United States since the early 1990s. His research interests focus on IT architectures, knowledge management, and information security. Stefano is a University of Virginia Teaching Award winner.

Ryan Nelson, Professor, Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology, and Coordinator of the Project Management module of the M.S. in MIT Program, has taught in the McIntire School’s graduate and executive education programs since 1990. His research focuses on improving the management of IT projects and leverages a growing database of over 150 IT project retrospectives.

Barb Wixom is an Associate Professor and former Director of the M.S. in MIT Program, Northern Virginia. She is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Business Intelligence, a Research Fellow of The Data Warehousing Institute, and an Associate Director for the Teradata University Network. Barb is the only two-time University of Virginia Teaching Award winner, and she specializes in data warehousing, big data, and business intelligence/analytics research.