Avnet CIO Steve Phillips, a featured speaker at the recent Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Conference, recommends against writing anything in an email or making a digital post that you would not want to see on a highway billboard. After hearing the talk, department chairman Michael Goul found himself thinking more carefully about electronic communications. After exploring the topic further, he concludes that every message you send should reflect your core values.
Leading a student organization is a challenge, says Diego Ortiz-Monasterio, president of the W. P. Carey School’s DISC club, an Association for Information Systems student chapter. Recently, leaders of AIS chapters from across the country shared the secrets of their success at the 2014 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition, hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business.
The AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition took place from March 20-22. The phrase "seize the day" originates from the translation of the Latin phrase "carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero,” which roughly translates to "seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.” Michael Spandau, the vice president of global information technology and CIO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, mentioned this concept during the last day of the conference. There are two ways to "seize the day" that we should keep in mind.
Scottsdale-based Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has been making the famed Telecaster® and Stratocaster® guitars since the 1950s. But IT plays a major role in the day-to-day operations and its success as the world's leading guitar maker. Michael Spandau, Fender's CIO and senior vice president of global information technology, addressed students at the 2014 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition at the W. P. Carey School recently.