Michael J. Sandberg earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 and his B.S. in Computer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2001. In 2001, Michael joined IBM. During his time at IBM, Michael has become an IBM Certified IT Specialist and is working as a technical consultant & program manager in the IBM Independent Software Venders (ISV) Business Strategy and Enablement team, located in Rochester, Minnesota. In the past eight years he has been involved with IBM Business partners; working with their executive teams to help them understand the business value of innovation, and enabling the technical teams to develop, enhance, and extend their solutions. As part of this work Michael has developed a wide range of technical and business skills. He develops and delivers technical classes, presentations, white papers, and consults directly with ISVs. Michael has created and administered high and low touch partner programs. Michael grew up on Oshkosh, WI and graduated from Oshkosh West High School. Michael and his wife have two children and reside in Byron MN. His interests include gardening and salt water aquariums.
Mar 2009 - Present
IBM Program Manager
Feb 2009 - Feb 2009
Rotating Staff Assignment (RSA)
Jun 2007 - Feb 2009
Advisory IT Specialist
Jul 2003 - Jun 2007
Staff Software Engineer
Jun 2001 - Jul 2003
May 2000 - Jan 2001
Co-Op DB2 UDB for System i SQL Functionality Tester
2005 - 2008
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.Vision
We seek to be a recognized leader in Catholic higher education that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community as well as with the national and global communities in which we live.Convictions
As a community we are committed to:
- Pursuit of truthWe value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.
- Academic excellenceWe create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.
- Faith and reasonWe actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.
- DignityWe respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
- DiversityWe strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
- Personal attentionWe foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.
- GratitudeWe celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.
1995 - 2001
Bachelor of Science
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's mission statement is to serve people by:
- Providing students with access to a high-quality, affordable, comprehensive education that enables them to develop their general intellectual capacities, specific interests and abilities through academic programs and personalized student development services.
- Fostering scholarly activities of faculty, students and staff related to teaching, research, intellectual activities, creative expression and service.
- Sharing our intellectual and specialized capabilities with individuals, organizations and communities in our Wisconsin region and beyond in a way that is responsive to the needs of the people we serve.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's vision is to be a national model for engaging people and ideas for common good as a responsive, progressive and scholarly public community. We will be admired for:
- Enrichment and leadership that emphasizes intellectual, civic, ethical and personal development for students, faculty and staff.
- The centrality of the student-faculty relationship that is distinguished by active learning, mutual respect and collaborative scholarship.
- Teaching excellence that is characterized by diversity, discovery, engagement, innovation, dialogue and dissemination
- Scholarly achievement that furthers new knowledge through diverse methods of inquiry and is applicable to multiple audiences.
- Partnerships that mutually serve, stimulate and shape the University and the broader public.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's core values are:
- Knowledge and Continuous Learning. We believe that the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, meaning and personal development should be encouraged across all stages of life.
- Diversity and Inclusivity. We believe that a university community connects the perspectives and backgrounds of diverse social and academic groups of people. To meet this aim, a university community must be inclusive in its composition and support a civil atmosphere and a tolerant environment for learning
- Quality and Achievement. We believe that the university should provide a wide range of high-quality educational and scholarly opportunities that stimulate activity and recognize achievement by students, faculty and staff.
- Freedom and Responsibility. We believe that members of a university community must be free to pursue academic, artistic and research agendas that are essential to the University Mission, while contributing to an open and collegial environment that promotes reasoned inquiry, intellectual honesty, scholarly competence and the pursuit of new knowledge.
- Engagement and Support. We believe the vitality of ideas is supported by mutually reinforcing relationships that involve students, faculty, staff, administrators and the broader community. The student-faculty relationship is the most central relationship in the University. This spirit of engagement also must extend beyond the borders of our campus as we seek to stimulate, serve and shape our society.
- Social Awareness and Responsiveness. We believe that educators and students should explore and engage the challenges that confront regional, national and global communities, using their intellectual and creative capabilities to understand, investigate and solve problems. Social awareness will allow us to respond to domestic and international needs for equitable and sustainable societies.