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.
The velocity of creative destruction in tech makes it tough to prepare students for a career in this industry. It makes it tough on students, too. The demarcation between old and new is pretty blurry, but it’s a line we must always keep addressing in our role as graduate and undergraduate IS educators. These issues and more were in the air recently when the Department of Information Systems hosted the 2014 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition.
Dan Hesse was named CEO of Sprint since December 2007. A recognized leader in the mobile technology sector, Hesse recently added the lifetime achievement award from Corporate Responsibility Magazine to his list of accolades. On March 18, 2014, Hesse briefed members of the Economic Club of Phoenix on the advances in wireless technology that are launching the Internet of things.