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Education

Work experience

Aug 2005Present

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant

Florida International University

Teaching Undergraduate Courses in Information Systems, IS Management, Business Statistics

Preparation of Research papers

Oct 1997Aug 2002

IT Director

Public Investment Unit-Technical Presidency of the Government

Key responsiblities included : IS Project Management, Technical Supervision, Recruitment, Procurement

I was recommended for this position following my involvement in the SNIP project as consultant and remained on duty until I resigned to pursue graduate studies in the USA.

I consulted for the unit  after I left during summer 2003 to advice on formulation and development of IS Strategy.

Jan 1995Sep 1997

IT Consultant - Computer Programmer Analyst

National Public Investment System (SNIP) - UNDP

Key responsiblities involved Software and Database design, development and implementation. Gathering of system requirements across different organizational units.

This project was executed by United Nations Development Program and involved intense collaboration with a multi-national team and different government institutions.

Skills

Spanish
Native Speaker
Online Learning
Course Management Software - Moodle, Blackboard CE 6, WebCT eLearning content development tools : Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter  
Computer Programming
VBA, C++
Statistical Analysis
Use of statisical packages including SPSS, SAS and Minitab as well as advanced spreadsheet functions for data analysis in MS Excel.

References

Steve Zanakis

Dissertation Major Professor

Christos Koulamas

Dpt. Dec Sci and Info. Systems-College of Business

Certifications

Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC).

Quality Matters Program (QM)
Sep 2010Sep 2013

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Portfolio

Objective

To pursue a productive academic career as a tenure-track faculty member of an AACSB accredited business school devoted to excellence in teaching and research where human potential and creativity are valued and nourished among faculty, staff and students.

Teaching

Courses Taught

  • QMB3200-Application of Quantitative Methods in Business
  • CGS3300-Introduction to Information Systems
  • ISM4151-Information Systems Management
  • MAN6830-Competing in the Digital Age (or IS Strategy)

Official records of course evaluations can be found at: https://cbasys.fiu.edu/evaluation/reports/

For a sample of recent student feedback: Click Here

Areas of Interest

  • Information Systems Management, Technology Management, IS Economics
  • Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Business Statistics

  • Operations Management, Project Management,

  •  Performance Measurement

Key Professional Expertise

  • Hybrid background and experience in economics, quantitative data analysis and information systems

  • Proficient in the application of statistical methods to support sound decision making

  • Communication and leadership skills and abilities gained through 15+ years of professional experience involving systems analysis, inter-organizational collaborations and project management.

  • Consulting experience with proven ability to interact effectively at different organizational levels bridging technical and strategic layers.

Conference Proceedings

ICTs, Business Regulation and Economic Development: A Cross-country examination

Annual Workshop of the AIS SIG in ICTs and Global Development, Paris, France Dec 2008.

Comparison of Consensus Ranking Methods with an Application to Airlines Quality

S. Zanakis, V. Nguyen, G. Simpson, A. Solomon (18th International Conference on MCDM 2006)

Harmonizing Agility and Discipline in Distributed Software Development

D. Batra, V. Nguyen and G. Simpson. 5th Annual Symposium on Research in

Systems Analysis and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 13-14, 2006.