Whether their business is customer service, manufacturing of tools, or software and analytics, corporate chief information officers are always focused on the next “best technology.”
That was the message from the UConn School of Business-sponsored program on Nov. 7 titled, “Leading Digital Transformation,” at the Stamford campus. Panelists included Carol Juel of Synchrony Financial, Cindy Finkelman of FactSet and Lori Groth of Stanley Black & Decker. The program was moderated by Sulin Ba, associate dean.
All three presenters talked about the rapid pace of business today and that their companies must quickly adapt to digital transformations ranging from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence to employee recruitment.
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.
Professor Marsden Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems
OPIM professor James Marsden, a 24-year School of Business faculty member, has received an international, lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the field of information systems. Continue Reading
West Hartford News– Hughes Health Wins Connecticut Family Business Award From the Hartford Business Journal: Hughes Health & Rehabilitation was a recipient of the 2016 Hartford Business Journal Connecticut Family Business Awards at a gala celebration held at Casa Mia at The Hawthorne in Berlin, Connecticut.
West Hartford Patch.com– Hughes Health & Rehabilitation was a recipient of the 2016 Hartford Business Journal Connecticut Family Business Awards at a gala celebration held at Casa Mia at The Hawthorne in Berlin, Connecticut.
If Not Well Managed, Crowdsourcing Contests Produce Undesirable Results, UConn Researchers Discover
Crowdsourcing firms and platform designers may need to revisit their strategies, according to UConn School of Business researchers, because the competitive nature of the work, eager newcomers trying to promote themselves, and subtle biases in presentations may be skewing the outcomes. Continue Reading
UConn’s New Xcite Conference Draws 200+ Women; Strives to Increase Connecticut’s Women Business Leaders
It was a simple assignment that YouTube executive Kathryn Friedrich gave to the audience of 200 business women: take a minute and think of an entrepreneur.
“If you’re not thinking of yourself, think again, because you are an entrepreneur,” she said. “Entrepreneurship is a mindset. You don’t have to start your own company to be an entrepreneur. You can start working on it right away!” Continue Reading
Westfair Online – The inaugural edition of Xcite, an entrepreneurship and innovation conference for women, will be held next month at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel. The conference is being presented by the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.