MarketWatch – The hype that has fueled the skyrocketing prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was on full display this week in San Francisco, where a conference showcasing young companies seeking to catch the crypto wave before it crests offered a perplexing mix of a fantastical future and likely reality.
On Friday November 10, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) department held a workshop on Blockchain. In his third workshop of the semester, adjunct professor Stephen Fitzgerald, a UConn alumnus and Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate, was faced with the difficult task of explaining the intricacies of Blockchain in a ninety minute time frame.
Stamford Advocate – The executives who participated in the panel discussion Tuesday night at the University of Connecticut talked a lot about speed. As chief information officers at three of the state’s fastest-growing companies, they said they think constantly about keeping up with the pace of change.
On Friday November 3, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) team held one of its most successful workshops to date in the Gladstein Lab on Unity Virtual Reality (VR) Programming. The workshop, led by adjunct professor Stephen Fitzgerald, focused on acquainting people with Unity VR by “showing its historical progression, introducing students to the equipment, and teaching students how to stage a virtual reality space and make a virtual environment.”
Hartford Business Journal – Connecticut Innovations has awarded $500,000 in venture funding to LambdaVision, a company spun out of UConn research, to further its work on a retinal implant to cure vision loss for millions of people worldwide.
Alumnus Brian Paganini ’03 Designed, Runs State’s First Food Waste-to-Energy Facility
When a truck carrying 78,000 pounds of frozen chicken crashed on I-91 in Meriden, Conn., last summer, the food was deemed unsafe to eat and had to be destroyed.
A year prior, the chicken would probably have been incinerated. Continue Reading
Great Data Presentations Give Businesses an Edge, Says Course Instructor Adam Ware
The UConn School of Business’ Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), in partnership with Stronger International, is planning a series of webinars, a networking event and courses to help business professionals stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing field of information presentation and data visualization. Continue Reading
Westfair Communications – The CEO of an international cloud software company headquartered in Norwalk and a data analytics leader at IBM Corp. will share their experiences, strategies and best practices at the fourth annual CEO Evolution seminar on June 14 at the University of Connecticut School of Business in Stamford.
School of Business Instrumental in Meeting State Goal
Sixty-nine Connecticut Registrars of Voters earned their certificates on April 21 after completing the first-ever professional training courses offered by the state. Continue Reading