ISACA Detroit Chapter Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition

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Sunday, March 22nd 2015, The College of Management was proud to host ISACA’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition. This year’s contestants included 15 teams who have registered for the contest (9 from LTU and 6 teams from University of Eastern Michigan for a total of 29 students).

The teams spent a weekend working hard to solve the case tailored to represent a real world experience and presented their report findings to a panel of IT Security experts.

We sincerely congratulate this years’ finalists:

  1. Michael Talamonti, LTU MSIT, College of Management, took 1st place $3,500
  2. Suvro Sudip, LTU Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, took 2nd place, $2,500
  3. Tied for 3rd place: Cameron Beyer & Adam Drotar, LTU Computer Science, College of Arts & Science, $1,000
  4. Tied for 3rd place: Alex Demetriou & Yuan Li, Eastern Michigan Uni, $1,000
  • 1st-and-2nd-Place-Winners
    Michael Talamonti and Suvro Sudip
  • 3rd-Place-Winners_1
    Yuan Li & Alex Demetriou
  • 3rd-Place-Winners_2
    Cameron Beyer & Adam Drotar
  • Advice-From-the-Panel
    Sajay Rai giving advice from the Panel
  • Brad-Barton-Address
    Brad Barton Address
  • Expert-Panel-at-Work
  • Expert-Panel-at-Work-2
  • Sajay-Rai-Address

 

As the names of the finalists were announced, Brad Barton, President of ISACA Detroit Chapter and Director, Global IT Governance, Security, Compliance and Controls at Lear Corporation, as well as former ISACA chapter President, Sajay Rai, Founder and CEO, Securely Yours LLC, addressed and inspired competition participants.

Brad Barton

Brad Barton is the Global Director of IT Governance, Compliance, Controls and Security for Lear Corporation. In this capacity, he provides company-wide leadership in the analysis of business risks and controls related to Information Technology and Services. He leads the development and implementation of global practices designed to effectively manage IT systems and services.

Additionally, he is the chairperson for the company’s IT Governance Steering Committee where key decisions related IT practices are discussed and approved. Most recently, Brad heads up Lear’s global IT Security function where he has designed and led the implementation of the company’s security policies, practices and awareness initiative. Prior to leading Lear’s IT Governance function, Brad was Lear’s Global IT Audit Director with responsibility for world-wide IT audit activities and reporting.

Other responsibilities previously held by Brad include leadership of Lear’s Customer Focus division IT staff headquartered in Paris, France, and world-wide responsibility for Lear’s global voice, data and video communications network. Outside of Lear, Brad is President of the Board of Directors for the Detroit chapter of ISACA and a member of the Review Board for the Northville, MI Township. In August 2014, Brad will celebrate his fourteenth year with Lear.

Sajay Rai

Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk.  Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC.  Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting.   Mr. Rai’s clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industry.

Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise.  He also co-authored Institute of Internal Auditors’ publications of “Sawyer’s Internal Audit Handbook 6th Edition” and the publication of IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) No. 9 on the topic of Identity and Access Management.

Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC).  He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society Of Information (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees.  Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, technology strategy and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers.  He has also served as expert witness in litigation cases in the area of information security.

In addition to the winners, participants who solved the case and presented their findings to the panel are:

  • Manoohari Perumalsamy Jothikrishnakumari
  • Raviteja Polinati
  • Adeyinka Adenrele
  • Vladimir Rozovskiy
  • Neha Bibireddy
  • Vaishali Devidas Patil
  • Veera Rahgava Prasad Govinda Raju
  • Michael Bruno Selvaraj
  • Saranya Thirumeni
  • Sowmya Tiruchengode Yegyanarayanan
  • Enge He
  • Yuan Li

This competition could not have taken place without the help and support from:

  • Dr. Anne Kohnke, the LTU Academic Advisor for ISACA who has made arrangements for the Scholarship Case Competition to be held at LTU.
  • Panel of Judges, including:
  • ISACA Detroit Chapter that provided the scholarship funds.
  • Management Office that helped organize and host this event (Donna Kress, Mina Jena, Zina Orow, Merissa Hudnall, Suzann Bigelow, Megann Wallace)

All participants are invited to attend the 15th April ISACA dinner meeting where the winners will be formally recognized with certificates and their checks. They will also get an honorable mention on ISACA’s website and their monthly newsletter, DataByte. As the 1st place winner was from LTU, the College of Management will get to host the Stanley Cup until next year’s event.

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Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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  • Mr. Yanni Kouskoulas
    Mr. Yanni Kouskoulas; President Moudgil
  • Dr. Hamid Servati Award
    Dr. Hamid Servati; President Moudgil
  • Hall of Fame Wall
    Mr. Yanni Kouskoulas; Ms. Nancy Gougarty; Dr. Hamid Servati; Dean Mirshab; President Moudgil
  • Inductees
    Mr. Yanni Kouskoulas; Ms. Nancy Gougarty; Dr. Hamid Servati; President Moudgil; Dean Mirshab
  • Dr. Nancy Gougarty
    Ms. Nancy Gougarty; President Moudgil
  • group

 

One of the hallmark events of the College of Management is the induction of select members to the Hall of Fame. The College of management Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given by the College to leaders whose careers exemplify both individual excellence and dedication to the success of others. Through their vision and leadership, these individuals have made lasting contributions to the College of Management by providing inspiring role models for today’s business students.

This Year’s Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Ms. Nancy Gougarty

Ms. Nancy Gougarty

Dr. Barbara Kouskoulas

Dr. Barbara Kouskoulas

Dr. Hamid Servati

Dr. Hamid Servati

 

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Fall 2014 MBA Case Competition

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  • Team 2
    Willie Pendergrass, Chih-Yu Shen, Professor Shahram Taj, David Baker
  • Team 1
    Noah Cavitt, Douglas Rutter, Professor Shahram Taj, Christopher Aichler
  • Team 4
    Jack Cosy, Wessam Mansour, Professor Shahram Taj, Paul McDaniel
  • Team 3
    Abhishek Singh, Professor Shahram Taj, NaTonya Tumblin, Shondel Daniel, Termikia Thomas
  • Team 5
    Daniel Ross, Professor Shahram Taj, Adam Crafard, Damon Royster
  • Team 6
    Grant Wenzinger, Alhor Madan, Tynisha McGee, Professor Shahram Taj
  • Team 7
    Aram Manoogian, Christopher deLaFe, Professor Shahram Taj, Ayman Alkafaraneh, Kashyap Shah
  • 3rd Place Winners
    Professor Shahram Taj, Chih-Yu Shen, Willie Pendergrass, David Baker (not pictured), President Moudgil and Dean Mirshab
  • 2nd Place Winners
    Professor Shahram Taj, Kashyap Shah, Christopher deLaFe, Aram Manoogian, Ayman Alkafarneh, President Moudgil, Dean Mirshab
  • 1st Place Winners
    Professor Shahram Taj, Daniel Russ, Damon Royster, Adam Cafard (not pictured), President Moudgil, Dean Mirshab
  • Judges
    Roberto Bortolan, Business Development Manager - Magneti Marelli (FCA Group); Lori Kuehn, Associate Director, Global Enabling Analytics at General Motors; Professor Shahram Taj; Daniel Russ; Damon Royster; President Moudgil; Mark Phillips, Author of Reinventing Communication; Pouya Seifzadeh, Professor of Strategy at IUPUC; Dean Mirshab

 

The College of Management was proud to host its second MBA Case Competition on Friday, December 12, 2014. Seven groups of students from Dr. Shahram Taj’s capstone class, Global Strategic Management (MBA 6073), analyzed the current situation and future opportunities for CEMEX, a Mexican cement company that has become a major competitor in many countries such as US, Spain, Philippine, Indonesia, Egypt, and Latin America, in front of 5 distinguished judges. The student presentations were based on the Case Study, “The Globalization of CEMEX”.

Among the judges were, Mark Phillips, co-Founder of Vertabase Project Management Software and President of Standpipe Manager, author of Reinventing Communication; Lori Kuehn, Associate Director, Global Enabling Analytics at General Motors; Roberto Bortolan, Business Development Manager – Magneti Marelli (FCA Group); and Pouya Seifzadeh, PhD, Assistant Professor in Strategy, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus.

CEMEX is a Mexican company that has become a major international competitor in cement while maintaining a higher level of profitability than other, longer-established competitors. In 1990, CEMEX faced trade sanctions in US and by the end of 1999, it operated cement plants in 15 countries, owned production/distribution facilities in 30 countries and traded cements in more than 60 countries.

The competition was fierce, but the winners were announced later that day.

The $400 First Place prize was awarded to Adam Crafard, Damon Royster, and Daniel Russ.

The Second Place was awarded to Ayman Alkafarneh, Aram Manoogian, Kashyap Shah, and Christopher deLaFe.

The Third Place was awarded to David Baker, Willie Pendergrass, and Chih-Yu Shen.

The other students who participated were Christopher Aichler, Noah Cavitt, Douglas Rutter, Shondell Daniel, Abhishek Singh, Termikia Thomas, NaTonya Tumblin, Jack Cosey, Wessam Mansour, Paul McDaniel, Alhor Madan, Tynisha McGee, and Grant Wenzinger.

Following the luncheon and awards ceremony President Moudgil spoke about the Case Competition and how it distinguishes LTU students from other universities to be able to interpret and think of a solution as well as present in front of a highly successful panel allowing students to experience the Practical Model of Theory and Practice.

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Executive-To-Executive Series: Achieving Outcomes Through Continuous Quality Improvement

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On January 28th, 2015, Samuel Flanders, M.D., Executive Vice President of Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness at Beaumont Health System spoke to our students on the topic of Achieving Outcomes Through Continuous Quality Improvement.

Plante & Moran Executive-To-Executive Leadership Development Series is designed for current and future leaders and Board members. Speakers will share specific lessons from their experiences. By attending, you will have the opportunity to apply proven strategies and approaches to significantly impact your organization.

We appreciate the ongoing support from the partners in this series:

  • Plante & Moran
  • United Way of Southeastern Michigan
  • Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • The McGregor Fund
  • Blender Consulting Group

All sessions are held on Tuesdays in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (S100), Science Building, Lawrence Technological University. Registration begins and coffee is served at 8 a.m. Presentations are held from 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Visit our page to register for future Executive-to-Executive Series events: http://www.ltu.edu/management/executivetoexecutive.asp

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The Impact of Strategy on Leadership

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Dr. Thomas Marx’s article, “The Impact of Strategy on Leadership”, has been accepted for publication in this summer’s edition of the Journal of Strategy and Management.

This article is a wonderful extension of your conceptual article on leadership and strategy and nicely brings key concepts from both core MBA courses in leadership and strategy.

~ Jacqueline Stavros

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SOAR: Learning to Build a Strengths-Based Strategy

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On January 15th at the Detroit Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter Event, Dr.  Jacqueline Stavros presented: “SOAR: Learning to Build a Strengths-Based Strategy”. http://www.mishrm.org/events/event_details.asp?id=533329

This presentation provided participants with an opportunity to discover how and why SOAR, that uses Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as its foundation, can build positive strategies and lead from an appreciative mind-set that transforms individuals’ and organizations’ performance.

SOAR (Strengths – Opportunities – Aspirations – Results) is a strengths-based strategic thinking, strategy formation and planning framework.

 

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LTU Bowling team: Determined to Win

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bowl

College of Management congratulates the Bowling program with another great win this Saturday. LTU has led the day and ended in first place with a dominating win of 440 pins over the second place team.

We had all five of the A varsity team in the top ten for individual play:

  • 1st – JP Penxa
  • 2nd Scott Kujawa
  • 5th Elliott Arnold
  • tied for 7th Blake Nottle and Brian Busch

As the national rankings will be out in another week, we are crossing our fingers for 14th and above place in the nation. You show great team effort, coaching and leadership.

Thank you for representing the University, and the College of Management!

Continue competing as strongly in the classroom as in the field of play!

Sincere congratulations and Good Luck on the Exams!

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Bill McHenry to speak November 20, 2014 at Lawrence Tech.

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“What Every Inventor Needs to Know about Developing and Marketing their Invention”

Bill McHenry

Bill McHenry, President
Of Envision Sales & Marketing, Chicago, IL

The November 20, 2014 presenter at the IAMD – Inventors Association of Metropolitan Detroit will be Bill McHenry, President of Envision Sales & Marketing located in Chicago IL.

Bill is the founder and President of Envision Sales & Marketing, a company that provides outsourced sales, marketing and business services to help inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes successfully grow their business.

Throughout his noteworthy career, Bill has served in key capacities for a number of varied and high profile companies including Carnation a division of the Nestle Corporation, 3M, North American Philips, and Brach’s Confections in upper executive positions in the sales, marketing, and business development sectors. He has also lent his talents to companies such as Toshiba and Konica Minolta as a National Account Manager. His sales aptitude has garnered tremendous success and is responsible for growing business in excess of one hundred million dollars with giants such as Disney, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Marriott.

Recently Bill has served United Inventor’s Association Board and also holds a board position with the South Florida Inventors & Entrepreneur Club.

Please join us for a very informative presentation which could improve your chances of success with your ideas / products.

The IAMD started meeting on the Lawrence Tech Campus in January, 2012. The November 20, 2014 and December 18, 2014 programs will be held in the C406 the Welcome Center in the Taubman Student Services Building. Starting on January 15, 2015 they will meet in the Buell Management Building in Room M218, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI  48075.  The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Join us for networking from 6:30-7:00 pm., followed by program, questions and another networking session from 8:30-9:00p.m. Contact Cathy Philips, Lawrence Tech Library, at 248 204-2994 or e-mail at cphillips@ltu.edu for more information.

The Inventor’s Association of Metropolitan Detroit (IAMD) is a not-for-profit association established to educate inventors of all levels to navigate through the inventing process.  In addition to being an important resource center, IAMD serves as a support group for inventors, who can exchange information, experiences and other advice on how to successfully complete a project.

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First Wednesday Series 2014: Essentials of preparing, designing and delivering an effective presentation

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On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the College of Management proudly hosted a First Wednesday Series presentation on Essentials of preparing, designing and delivering an effective presentation sponsored by the Office of Career Services.

Dr. David Egleston, COM Professor and Dr. Tom Marx, Professor and Director of Center for Leadership and SSCF Program, presented a recipe for a successful and persuasive presentation.

Throughout the course of the presentation, the audience was encouraged to consider the structure, design, physical appearance, language skills and communication techniques necessary to achieve success both at work and in the classroom. At the end of the workshop, in the spirit of theory and practice, small groups put together short presentations to be evaluated by the audience.

“If you are not confident about what you are speaking about – why should anyone believe you?”

(Dr. David Egleston)

For more information on the First Wednesday Series and future presentations, please see First Wednesday Series 2014 Flyer.

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Faculty Candidate Visit: Hamed Motaghi – The Impact of Information Technology on Creativity

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On Monday, November 17th at 1:00 pm at M336 Mr. Hamed Motaghi will be presenting The Impact of Information Technology on Creativity.

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