IS launches new labs

The Department of Information Systems introduces two new initiatives to solve real-world problems and address questions of strategic importance to the digital society.

Augmented intelligence vs. artificial intelligence

In the context of the central theme of the annual Workshop on Information Technology and Systems — to which I have the privilege of being the program co-chair this year — I want to share my thoughts on how academics and industry are reassessing the future role of intelligence.

Tianbing Qian of Ports America gives tips for work-school-life balance

W. P. Carey computer information systems students are teaming up with the country’s largest port terminal operator to solve real-world issues in shipping and transportation. Tianbing Qian, the senior vice president and chief information officer at Ports America, shares what he learned from 30 years working on his education before he joined the workforce.

Ride the wave in the tech valley

A couple of weeks back, on my way to the office, I was delighted to hear an NPR news feature about how Phoenix is seeing tremendous growth in technology jobs.

Students volunteer in Millennium Girls event

Women account for only 30 percent of those working in the tech industry, based on diversity reports filed by 11 of the largest tech companies, according to CNET. Yet women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population and 59 percent of the U.S. Labor force. Increasing the percentage of women in technology — including …

Update: Travel, reading and other news from the Department of Information Systems

It’s August, and the students and faculty in the Department of Information Systems are getting ready for the fall semester.   Getting into a fall semester mindset The transition from summer vacation and internships to classes and study is a mental as well as a geographic shift. To help students with the change in mindset, …

Agile manager keeps IT running at ExxonMobil

35 years ago, Joe Killalea had just graduated from the University of West Florida and was hired as an entry-level systems analyst by Exxon Company U.S.A. Since 1980, his role has evolved from programmer to project manager within the ExxonMobil Information Technology (EMIT) organization.