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Fordham’s CDT garners wide press coverage

Center for Digital Transformation founder RP Raghupathi, Ph.D., left, with Walter Groszewski of SmartRoom and keynote speaker Karen Parrish of IBM.

National and regional business media have taken note of last week’s launch of the Center for Digital Transformation, a faculty center overseen by Professor RP Raghupathi that aims to understand how digital technology can contribute to improvements in society and the success of individual businesses. Links to the coverage are at the end of this post.

Why does the Center for Digital Transformation matter to the press? Because this Fordham Schools of Business center can shape the national discussion on technology’s role in moving our world forward, especially in developing nations. Professor Raghupathi and his colleagues recognize that in today’s world, more than ever, information is power — and that turning the reams and reams of data out there into meaningful nuggets of knowledge is the crucial domain of business analytics.

Gabelli students network with IBM executives and others at the Center for Digital Transformation launch event.

“Analytics is going mainstream at universities around the globe,” wrote Steve Hamm on IBM’s Building a Smarter Planet blog in a story about the center’s debut. “It’s being fueled by a growing demand from businesses and governments for employees skilled in the art of making sense out of a deluge of data that’s available from myriad sources — everything from remote sensors to Tweets and blog posts.”

One of the greatest aspects of the Center for Digital Transformation is that its activities will include not only academics and representatives from industry, but also Fordham undergraduate and graduate students. Its prominent place in the conversation about technology and analytics will ensure that Fordham business students who get involved will graduate with a leading-edge grasp of current technological issues and innovations.

Here are links to some of the media stories published about the center:

 

 

 

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