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  • Articles in September, 2015
    edit and distribute various member and non member communications This may include updating non technical web content working with industry press and distributing internal communications to members Requirements Bachelor s degree in business administration management marketing informatics or in a healthcare related field Master s degree desirable A minimum of five 5 years of related work experience preferably in a professional society trade association support organization or in healthcare management A minimum of two 2 years of experience in healthcare technology including but not limited to mobile health mHealth clinical informatics healthcare information management HIM consumer electronics or other health IT experience preferred Technical understanding of a variety of healthcare and Internet technologies including Bluetooth and other radio technologies Internet protocols application architecture including a very high level understanding of APIs RESTful interfaces etc and healthcare interoperability standards IEEE HL7 IHE Excellent written and verbal communication skills effective listener strong teamwork skills and superior planning skills both strategic and tactical Outstanding interpersonal skills with strong personal integrity and the ability to build collaborative relationships thru demonstrated customer relations techniques Excellent technical skills skilled in using the Internet office communication tools email word processing presentations spreadsheets databases and data analysis Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision as part of a geographically distributed team Must have a valid passport and be able to travel internationally up to 10 travel required Interested candidates should apply using the HIMSS careers site here Make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe Higher Education Must Save Cybersecurity September 3 2015 cchatell 0 Comments written by Matthew Rosenquist Brandeis GPS Information Security Advisory Board member and Cybersecurity Strategist at Intel Corporation Sophisticated organizations defend themselves against cyber attacks with tools products services and perhaps most importantly highly capable security professionals But it is becoming very difficult to attract and retain good talent The pool of qualified available resources has run dry and it is now up to the academic institutions to replenish the workforce population It won t be easy but higher education must save cybersecurity The demand for security professionals is at an all time high but the labor pool is largely barren of qualified candidates Various data sources paint a similar picture with estimates hovering around 70 of security organizations are understaffed 40 of junior level jobs are vacant and senior level roles are unfilled 50 of the time A lack of security talent especially in leadership roles is a severe impediment to organizations in desperate need of staffing in house teams Hiring a quality cybersecurity professional is not as easy as you might think Universities are trying urgently to fill the gaps but are having difficulty in delivering the needed knowledgeable and experienced personnel Some experts have described cybersecurity as a zero unemployment field In fact the gap is widening with 2020 predictions expecting the shortfall to reach 1 5 million workers Adding to the challenge with demand high and supply low security technology salaries are going up fast and are far outpacing their IT counterparts Specialty positions show strong double digit growth in salary over last year s figures Leadership roles are in great demand as well with compensation rising to match Relief of this situation will only come about by balancing the supply side of the equation Barriers to resolution Higher education institutions and governing bodies are working feverishly to fill the tremendous demand with significant numbers of new security graduates but serious barriers stand in the way Academic structures are not well aligned to the needs of the industry there is a lack of consistent degree and curriculum standards and educating students with relevant content in a rapidly changing field is proving difficult with traditional practices Positions within the industry are constantly evolving with new roles and responsibilities emerging at a rapid pace The titles are changing as are the expectations for education and experience A recent inventory of federal job responsibilities showed more than 100 occupation series which include a significant amount of cybersecurity work representing 1 6 million employees or roughly 4 of the workforce Adding to the mix are new industry jobs emerging around privacy big data internet of things policy customer protection product design testing audit investigation and legal aspects of security Education institutions are having a difficult time in aligning the skillsets of graduates with the shifting landscape of what employers truly need at any given moment Consistency across different higher education institutions is a separate problem which must be addressed A nationally recognized degree in cybersecurity does not exist Instead most programs are customized and can have a vastly different emphasis and graduation requirements depending upon the host university There is not even a consensus on which departments such programs should reside A 2014 Ponemon report showed a variety of academic departments where cybersecurity is situated ranging from engineering computer science library military business and legal studies The result are clusters of graduates entering the workforce possessing vastly different sets of educational knowledge and security skills This is problematic for both potential employers trying to fill a position and prospective applicants desiring to show competitive aptitude Teaching cybersecurity is difficult in of itself The technology threats and attack methods rapidly shift It seems every eight to twelve months the industry swings to an entirely new focus A fellow security professional stated if they are learning from a book it is already outdated Traditional rote teaching styles are insufficient to train professionals as they rely heavily on static material More dynamic sources of information and processes to integrate them into the classroom are needed Cybersecuirty instruction must be agile and stay very close to the pulse of what is happening in the real world Expectations are not being realized by both recent hires into the field as well as companies who are investing in college graduates Students told me it was the last six months of schooling which was

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  • Articles in August, 2015
    and training for professionals Position Consulting Instructional Designer Perkins International is transforming its service delivery model The goal is to develop more scalable instructional programs and materials off line and online to enable Perkins International to train more teachers around the world The Instructional Designer will provide consulting assistance and hands on support to the Perkins International team as it creates new curriculum materials that leverage the latest digital instruction technologies online delivery video digital formatting and storage etc The goal is to develop a digital library of course materials and teaching plans that leverage the decades of experience of the Perkins International professional staff allow the organization to scale its educational operations Requirements Understanding of effective curriculum design appropriate for professional development of teachers Understanding of digital media and online education platforms Highly organized with a track record of delivering finished materials on time An ability to work independently in an unstructured environment Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trusted relationships with our team Excelling writing and communication skills Anyone interested in applying to this position may contact Dave Power at 617 694 2472 or dave power perkins org Make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Click here to subscribe to our blog SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS BERG LLC August 10 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where BERG Health LLC Framingham MA About Berg focuses our research on understanding how alterations in metabolism relate to disease onset The company has a deep pipeline of early stage technologies in CNS diseases and metabolic diseases that complement its late stage clinical trial activity in cancer and prevention of chemotoxicity Armed with use of the Interrogative Biology discovery platform that translates biological output into viable therapeutics and a robust biomarker library Berg is poised to realize its pursuit of a healthier tomorrow Position Data Scientist Healthcare Analytics The Healthcare Analytics team is seeking a highly motivated meticulous and detail oriented individual for a rapidly growing multi disciplinary team The candidate will be instrumental in analyzing and making inferences from healthcare big data and must be goal oriented and should have strong background in statistics epidemiology and possess some programming skills The candidate should also be a quick learner extremely flexible and able to adapt to needs of the project Responsibilities Perform meticulous and well thought out data analysis for hypothesis testing on healthcare big data Development and execution of data analysis protocols to support company s discovery pipeline Detailed documentation of data analysis methods and findings Presentation of scientific results internally and externally Requirements Requires a Ph D or Masters with 5 years of relevant experience in Statistics Epidemiology Public Health Data

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  • Articles in July, 2015
    and support necessary to meet your organization s goals now and for the future There s lots to do Let s get started Current Openings Sales Representative Marketing Support Representative Software Developer SQL If you are interested in any of these positions please apply directly on the careers website and reference your affiliation with Graduate Professional Studies and the GPS Blog Click here to subscribe to our blog SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Brandeis GPS July 13 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Title Adjunct Instructor Where Graduate Professional Studies Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies GPS welcomes applications for its adjunct faculty pool on an ongoing basis As a general rule our adjunct faculty have earned a master s degree and many hold additional academic degrees and industry specific credentials They have professional expertise which they bring to the online class discussions Our 10 week courses are taught fully online with no set days or times for interaction Previous experience teaching online is not required GPS offers a comprehensive training program for qualified instructors If you would like to be considered please review our part time applied master s degree programs and submit an application which includes an uploaded current resume or CV Brandeis University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer It is the policy of Brandeis University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race color religion sex sexual orientation age genetic information national origin veteran status or disability We encourage women persons with disabilities and veterans to apply Current Openings Adjunct Instructor User Centered Design Adjunct Instructor Digital Marketing and Design Adjunct Instructor Strategic Analytics If you are interested in teaching for GPS either in one of the course clusters listed above or in another GPS program area please Review our GPS Adjunct Instructor qualifications Explore our Programs and Courses and our individual course descriptions Complete an application being sure to specify your particular program or course s of interest We will contact you should any related positions become available Companies Our Faculty Represent As industry leaders and active professionals within their areas of expertise our adjunct faculty hold positions or have served as consultants at leading organizations including the following Companies Our Faculty Represent Amgen Fidelity Investments AMR Research Harvard Medical School Babson Capital Management LLC IBM Biogen Idec Novartis Comprehensive Power Inc Pfizer Inc Dana Farber Cancer Institute Raytheon EMC Schrodinger Inc EMD Serono Shire Human Genetic Therapies Sun Microsystems Click here to subscribe to our blog Brandeis University to add two online master s degrees this fall July 7 2015 cchatell 1 Comment Programs to address critical need for skilled professionals in expanding digital marketing and design industries WALTHAM MA Brandeis University s Graduate Professional Studies division GPS announced today the launch of two new fully online part time master s degrees a Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Design and a Master of Science in User Centered Design The programs curricula incorporate the rigorous standards of excellence that make Brandeis one of the country s top universities while capturing the latest applied technologies and industry best practices Both 30 credit programs are designed so students can complete them in 1 6 to 3 years The M S in Digital Marketing and Design distinguishes itself from other degrees particularly traditional marketing degrees in how it blends together principles of digital marketing design tactics and analysis The program concentrates on the technical application of marketing theory in digital environments equipping students with a rich toolkit for delivering sound tailored digital marketing campaigns Today s businesses rely heavily on websites blogs social media and other digital content that are created and controlled by the organization said Steven Dupree VP of Marketing at SoFi and the program s chair Students will learn to leverage these assets implement a sound media strategy and analyze digital marketing data to make smart decisions that grow companies The M S in User Centered Design is geared toward professionals with backgrounds in human computer interaction information technology computer science digital marketing or interaction design The program focuses on the psychological and other human factors that affect the usability of systems and should influence interface design strategies Students learn processes for extracting user needs and requirements developing concepts with wireframes prototypes and learning methods to refine and validate their designs through an iterative process Upon program completion students will have developed a portfolio of artifacts that apply innovative thinking and a human centered approach to web applications or software enterprise system design Design thinking coupled with leadership skills are the magic bullet that technology companies need to successfully innovate and produce world class products and services said Blade Kotelly VP of Design at Jibo and a member of the degree program s professional advisory board This program strikes the ideal balance between theory and practice In addition to the new programs Brandeis GPS offers a post master s graduate certificate in Learning Analytics and eight fully online part time master s degrees applicable to an array of industries All Brandeis GPS programs are asynchronous providing students with a flexible and convenient approach to completing their degrees Students interested in applying for either program should complete their applications by Aug 11 2015 Students also have the opportunity to take courses prior to applying for admission Registration for the fall 2015 term opens on August 25 with courses beginning Sept 16 For more information please visit www brandeis edu gps About Brandeis GPS Brandeis University s Graduate Professional Studies division is dedicated to developing innovative programs for motivated professionals GPS offers 10 fully online part time master s degrees and one online graduate certificate program With three 10 week

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  • Articles in June, 2015
    Disney Apple and several more The Brandeis GPS user centered design degree program is geared towards individuals who are currently working in fields such as information technology computer science information architecture web design and other related areas who are looking to extend their expertise in human factors of design The Brandeis GPS program is unique because there are few online master s degree programs in this field none of which are geared towards developing leadership In addition to a focus on leadership development the available electives will create possibilities for students to graduate with skills in user interface design This is an altogether different field than user centered design however employers generally search for individuals with skills in both The 30 credit program consists of 7 required courses and 3 electives Interested in the User centered design program at Brandeis GPS Apply now To learn more about the program contact 781 736 8787 or gps brandeis edu Click here to subscribe to our blog SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS SVP Corporate Security Director at Eastern Bank June 22 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Title SVP Corporate Security Director Full Time Regular Where Eastern Bank 195 Market Street Lynn MA When you join Eastern Bank you join the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country We pride ourselves in having knowledgeable and experienced professionals that can provide the expertise personal attention and service our customers deserve As the fourth largest full service commercial bank in Greater Boston we are able to offer you unique opportunities for career growth throughout the organization as well as a competitive compensation and benefits program As an inclusive company we work to ensure that our valued employees are treated fairly recognized for their individuality and encouraged to reach their fullest potential These values have earned us a reputation as a great place to work and provide a strong reason why you should consider a career with us General Responsibilities Overall responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of all Eastern s personnel facilities and for all fraud and loss prevention and investigations Work with law enforcement internal departments and clients to prevent or minimize company and client losses Serve as the Corporate Security leader responsible for the development implementation and management of the organization s corporate security vision strategy and programs as they align with overall corporate goals Provide oversight and direction to staff in identifying developing implementing and maintaining security processes across the organization to reduce risks respond to incidents and limit exposure to liability in all areas of financial physical and personnel risk and direct the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures related to physical security and fraud detection prevention and investigations Ensure professional training competencies and required skill sets are available and maintained across all specialized departments Provide assurance that all pertinent regulatory and legal requirements are adhered to Incumbent must be able to function at a very high professional level confidently make decisions and effectively contribute and interface with all levels of management Strategic in thinking and persuasive in both verbal and written presentations Ability to independently make decisions based on sound analysis judgement and understanding of impact in order to pro actively ensure escalation of events when necessary Major position specific responsibilities Directly responsible for Eastern s enterprise fraud strategy and annual roadmap of initiatives related to minimizing exposure detecting and preventing losses Provides leadership organization and management to the various investigative efforts Assumes overall responsibility for the physical protection and safety of Eastern Bank personnel and assets aimed at reducing risks costs and exposure Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement in all areas of physical security and manages the physical security program incident response Works closely with Eastern Bank management in the areas of compliance operational risk information security data and network security internal audit legal and business lines on matters of mutual interest Mitigates risk and works to prevent losses Serves as subject matter expert and a resource on the Incident Response Team under the Customer Breach program and on project teams as appropriate Participates in professional forums and maintains informed and knowledgeable of trends and developments in the Security field Maintains relationships with local state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies as appropriate In accordance with established practices defines and manages metrics based program performance measurements that will provide a means to analyze and address ongoing and emerging trends demonstrate performance in core competencies and provide for accurate staffing analysis Plan direct and coordinate necessary training efforts relating to security loss prevention risk and overdraft management Work with outside consultants as appropriate for independent security audits Control the purchase and installation of physical security hardware access systems case management and fraud detection software for all of Eastern Bank Research and implement applicable regulatory requirements and best practices and identify new needed skills processes or methods for continued quality improvement within Corporate Security Must be able to work flexible hours and be available on call as a point of escalation to respond to security related events as may be necessary Education and Experience College degree or equivalent experience of 10 years working in a security leadership role 8 10 years of fraud investigation case management security experience Professional Security Certifications such as ACFE or ACAMS preferred Skills Knowledge Must be an intelligent articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and who is able to communicate security related concepts to a broad range of technical and non technical staff Should have experience with strategic planning loss prevention auditing and Risk Management as well as contract and vendor negotiation Must have strong relationships with and working knowledge of pertinent law and the law enforcement communities Must have a solid understanding of fraud detection and prevention solutions and the ability to leverage up to date knowledge of emerging technologies Highly organized and experienced in management of multiple related projects with multiple customers Focused personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines while maintaining meticulous attention to detail and accuracy Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing applying and interpreting internal policies and procedures Proven track record of complex problem solving and decision making Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills Proactive engagement and the ability to successfully implement security programs and promote security awareness Proven self starter requiring little supervision to take initiative and execute above responsibilities Interested candidates should apply directly to the Eastern Bank website here Candidates can use Requisition ID 00569 to find position Click here to subscribe to our blog An Educational Journey June 17 2015 cchatell 1 Comment Written by Sivasankar Veerabhadran May 2015 graduate from Brandeis GPS M S in Information Security and Consultant Solutions Engineer at EMC Twenty five years ago I received my Bachelor s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a university in India Ever since graduating I wanted to pursue my Master s degree from a highly regarded university in the United States My dream finally came true this spring as a result of the commitment to continuing education for working professionals like myself from both EMC Corporation Brandeis University Working in Information Technology it is extremely important to keep up to date with the technology and skills needed to excel in the current global market I strongly felt that I should not invest my time and effort on education at this stage of my life just to get another degree Instead my education should guide me and give me the confidence to take my career to the next level In addition if it is in one of the relevant technical fields like Information Security from a highly regarded university like Brandeis it is a huge plus Some of the following courses offered as part of my Master s degree program are my favorite ones In addition to learning from the professors text books and related materials I learned a lot from fellow students and their real world working experiences who all are professionals with extensive knowledge in their respective fields Information Technology Forensics and Investigations Cloud Security Applied Cryptography and Identity Management Network Security IT Security and Compliance I have to say this while looking for the options to continue my education at various universities the integration of Brandeis GPS courses with our internal Educational Services portal at EMC and the related approval work flow model was one of the reasons I have decided to start and continue my professional studies with Brandeis University The process was as easy as signing up for any internal training courses Sankar his student advisor Janice I really would like to express my thanks and appreciation to our student advisor Janice Steinberg for all the advice provided to me during the entire program I really thought that after all these years getting the Education Credential Evaluation done for all my old school diplomas and college degrees completed in India must be a huge process Janice helped me with the whole process and made it so simple that I could apply for the actual program after a long break with 4 courses Along with my wife kids family and parents my manager Charlie Dellacona also motivated me a lot to complete this degree He always insisted on the importance of education along with experience for professionals like us to advance our career to the next level A bit of his advice Sankar education is the best investment you can make for yourself and also for your family which is always yours no matter where life takes you this was the greatest motivational factor As per my professor s advice I am currently working on getting Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge CCSK Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP certifications I am looking forward to contribute a lot to Cloud security based initiatives Click here to subscribe to our blog Attention GPS Alumni Meet Your New Liaison June 11 2015 cchatell 0 Comments Below is the first of blog post from our new Alumni Liaison Amy Lee If you are an alumni and would like to stay further connected do not hesitate to reach out to Amy My name is Amy Lee I ve been working with Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies since 1999 I have a new role in GPS as the Director of Operations External and Alumni Outreach One of my responsibilities is to pay attention to our alumni the growing group of people who have graduated with master s degrees and graduate certificates from GPS My virtual door is open to all GPS alumni and I am waiting to hear from you Did you know that GPS now has over 1400 alumni This year we introduced a new event on campus the Connect with GPS networking event Our next Connect with GPS event is scheduled for Thursday October 15th Join Brandeis GPS staff faculty advisory board members corporate partners students and alumni for a networking and socializing Admission is free and includes 2 drink tickets and passed appetizers GPS also held our first ever Analytics 360 Symposium on April 8 2015 on Brandeis campus We had over 100 attendees We re currently planning our next symposium for 2016 and we re open to topic suggestions This fall we re launching a new Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics and two new master s degrees M S in Digital Marketing and Design and M S in User Centered Design You can read about some of our impressive alumni through this blog on our Student Testimonials page Make sure you don t miss any job postings testimonials or industry relevant posts by subscribing to our blog Additionally make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear the latest on new degree programs and industry events If you re an alumni we want to make sure we have your most up to date contact information for you We know physical and email addresses change so rapidly that they could already be out of date Please supply your most up to date information via this very brief form If you have an idea for our next symposium topic or just want to be in touch please email me at amyllee brandeis edu I look forward to hearing from you Click here to subscribe to our blog SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Stem Cell Bioinformatics Faculty Search June 9 2015 latkinson 0 Comments Welcome to the first SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here To stay in touch and receive further SPOTLIGHTS make sure to subscribe to our blog Title Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line UTL Where Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Stanford University to be identified as the optimal home department of the successful candidate Qualifications Interested in candidates who have a doctoral degree in computer science electrical engineering bioinformatics or related field and who have research interests in clinical or translational informatics bioinformatics or related subdisciplines and who have or will develop an independent research program in the computational sciences The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching The successful candidate will conduct a vigorous independent research program teach in the classroom and advise students in any of a number of graduate programs in computational sciences Faculty members appointed as Assistant Professors will have completed one or two years of postdoctoral research experience Their accomplishments during graduate and postgraduate training should already have stamped them as creative and promising investigators Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in developing novel analytical tools to analyze the cellular composition of organs and or tissues and who can complement and enhance existing strengths in stem cell biology cancer biology developmental biology bioinformatics and bioengineering within the Institute and the University We expect the successful candidate to establish an innovative research program studying fundamental stem cell biology Responsibilities include teaching graduate students and research oriented medical students in an area that would complement the Institute s existing strengths The activities of the Division Department are diverse and include basic translational and clinical applications in embryonic stem cells reprogramming cancer stem cells and adult stem cells The stem cell biology and regenerative medicine activities offer unique opportunities for the successful candidate to build a strong program of independent research complemented by collaborative efforts across different departments How to Apply Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae a brief letter outlining their interests and the names of three references to Dr Michael F Clarke Chair Stem Cell Computation Search Committee Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Research Building Room G2021A 265 Campus Drive West Stanford CA 94305 5461 Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty It welcomes nominations of and applications from women members of minority groups protected veterans and individuals with disabilities as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university s research teaching and clinical missions Click here to subscribe to our blog Brandeis GPS Commencement Wrap Up June 4 2015 cchatell 0 Comments Written by Kelsey Whitaker A Senior at Brandeis University Amyntrah Maxwell Rabb VP Karen Muncaster On May 17th to the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance the Rabb School of Graduate Professional Studies class of 2015 donned their caps and gowns and received their diplomas The ceremony awarded Master s degrees in various fields including Bioinformatics Health and Medical Informatics Information Security IT Management Project Program Management and Software Engineering Students sat proudly and enjoyed the student and main commencement speaker s words of wisdom for their future As working professionals in their respective fields each degree recipient juggled work school and personal matters in order to earn their master s degree Student speaker Louis Rosa III The student speaker for the day was Louis Rosa III who earned his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University s School of Medicine and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of neurosurgery and radiation therapy However the day of commencement Rosa walked out with a newly earned diploma in Health and Medical Informatics After all of his experience why did Rosa pursue his degree from Brandeis GPS No matter how many patients I saw I couldn t have enough of an impact Rosa explained Rosa went on to explain the impact his new degree would have on his career and his life The main Commencement speaker Curtis H Tearte is a 1973 Brandeis graduate and also a current Board of Trustees member Tearte has vast experience in technology and business as former director vice president and general manager of IBM My experience at Brandeis exponentially changed the arc of my life he explained to the graduates Tearte is also the founder of Tearte Associates a firm dedicated to seeking out students with academic potential to become Tearte Scholars through his Family Foundation His advice to the graduates was Keep putting out good and it will come back to us tenfold in unexpected ways Commencement speaker Curtis H Tearte In addition to the speakers the Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient was presented to Leanne Bateman Teaching at Brandeis since 2007 Bateman serves as Academic Program Chair and a faculty member for Project and

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  • Articles in May, 2015
    and most professors were accommodating if I asked for a weekly assignment to be made available early so that I could work ahead when needed As I progressed through the curriculum at Brandeis my new found knowledge was noticed and appreciated at work At times it even caused exclamations of surprise from my manager at my ability to clearly understand and troubleshoot technical issues that had stumped other members of our team In addition to learning technical concepts I also learned how to efficiently communicate with management presenting the need to know information in a way that enables them to quickly grasp issues and impacts and then make decisions In my current role I interact with clients who expect a certain level of technical expertise combined with graceful communication skills and now thanks to my experience at Brandeis I can confidently step forward and claim that competence If any readers are on the fence about committing to in my case yet another degree program hesitate no longer Brandeis is the way to go Click here to subscribe to our blog May 2015 M T W T F S S Apr Jun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 May 2015 M T W T F S S Apr Jun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students

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  • Articles in April, 2015
    comparative discussion of Learning Analytics a link to his presentation is available here Girelli is the Director of the Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning CIEE and has taught online on ground and blended writing and instructional design courses at the graduate and undergraduate level for UMass Boston Worcester Polytechnic Institute and ITT Technologies We want to extend a big thank you to our panelists Rob Carver Leanne Bateman David Dietrich Shlomi Dinoor Alan Girelli Haijing Hao and John McDougall The event was sponsored by Basho Soft10 Brandeis International Business School EMC and E Learning Innovation Click here to subscribe to our blog Brandeis expands online course offerings with Learning Analytics graduate certificate April 16 2015 cchatell 0 Comments New fall program combines data analysis with the expanding field of online learning Brandeis University s Graduate Professional Studies division GPS will launch a fully online graduate certificate program in Learning Analytics in September 2015 the university announced today Designed to be completed in 1 5 years or less the program is for professionals with strong backgrounds in education instructional design or institutional research Cross disciplinary in nature the certificate will provide students with the foundational tool sets and theory of business intelligence and data analysis These skillsets are necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of courses programs and instruction and prepare students to fill a highly in demand skills gap in a burgeoning job market As the learning analytics field continues to evolve it is more important than ever before to use the technology and data we have available to us to understand and ultimately enhance the learning experience said Brian Salerno director of Online Learning and Instructional Design at Brandeis GPS The five course 15 credit certificate program draws heavily from two existing Brandeis GPS master s degrees Instructional Design and Technology and Strategic Analytics Applicants are expected to possess a post graduate degree in a related field as well as three years of relevant work experience In addition to the new Learning Analytics certificate Brandeis GPS offers eight fully online part time master s degrees including Strategic Analytics Bioinformatics Health and Medical Informatics Instructional Design Technology and Software Engineering All Brandeis GPS programs are asynchronous providing students with a flexible and convenient approach to completing their degree Students interested in applying to the Learning Analytics certificate program should complete their application by Aug 11 2015 Students also have the opportunity to take a course prior to applying for admission Registration for the summer 2015 term opened on April 14 with courses beginning May 20 For more information about Brandeis GPS please visit www brandeis edu gps Click here to subscribe to our blog Analytics Not Just For Data Experts April 1 2015 cchatell 0 Comments By Ariel Garber Analytics is useful in any profession with the potential to increase efficiency profitability and accuracy From healthcare to marketing to even sports analytics is becoming an essential tool in all fields Here s a sneak peak into how data affects more industries that you expect Technology is shaping a new health care economy evident in the advances of mobile devices cloud computing and analytics We need to empower consumers with the in the moment guidance they need said Dennis Schmuland MD Microsoft s chief health strategy officer adding that a key technological component of that on both sides of the patient provider equation is health analytics thus the need to make analytics easy for everyone Social media and marketing analytics tools are also important as social media becomes essential in all fields Research has shown that the conversations your customers have among themselves drive about 13 percent of business decisions and can amplify your advertising by 15 percent Sports analytics are valuable to both consumers and professionals for the way we consume sports industry through sports data is dependent upon analytics Sports analytics is not just a catch phrase but an influential part of the future of sports said Bloomberg Sports the leading global provider in data and analytics We believe sports analytics plays an integral role in the future of sport both at a fan engagement and elite sport performance level Bloomberg Sports offers a variety of resources to both consumers and professionals For professional purposes they provide analytic tools for scouting video analysis and player centric applications to assess performances and aid the preparation of upcoming games They also have created a predictive analytics program and use their own broadcast and TV stations to translate analytics rich content into broadcast tools used on air to inform and educate viewers They also host their own website StatsInsights com featuring analytics rich sports articles Big data is becoming incorporated into all aspects of sports from devices that can track pitches during the game to wearable technology Adidas miCoach system collects data from a device attached to the player s jersey that shows the top performers and who is tired as well as real time stats on each player such as speed heart rate and acceleration The data from these devices assists trainers coaches and physicians in planning better training and conditioning There is also a demand for data analytics specialists to translate the data from these devices in a coherent manner for the players and coaches Moneyball a 2003 book and 2011 movie featured the Oakland Athletics competitive baseball that utilized analytics in their data driven strategies This highlights a shift in sports from gut instincts to a reliance upon science Analytics is gaining recognition as a tried and true instrument for competitive advantage in countless industries Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies offers a Strategic Analytics program that produces professionals who understand the strategic potential of big data analytics and who can translate analysis into effective organizational decision making poised to lead today s organizations to new standards of efficiency and competitiveness Brandeis GPS is hosting an Analytics 360 Symposium on Wednesday April 8 2015 from 9am 4 30pm at Hassenfeld Conference Center of Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts The day

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  • Articles in March, 2015
    did The team leads also felt the pain They decided to reduce their planning scope planning for no longer than a month at a time They used stickies on the wall to see their interdependencies and create interim milestones As a side benefit they had to reduce their story size to meet their milestones Tip 2 Ask for multiple solutions Notice that the team leads helped solve the problem in several ways They took responsibility for part of the problem They decided to reduce their planning scope That helped but alone it wasn t enough They decided to work together to create a sticky based planning session They reduced story size because they realized that having large stories prevented them from working together If they had implemented just one of these solutions they might not have solved the problem Tip 3 Ask for help assessing solutions Some of the leads wanted to implement their solutions right away Adam one of the leads said Hold on I want to see if this is going to work with my team I m not sure we can reduce our story size Let s involve more people When he shared the proposals with his team sure enough they were concerned about story size One of the team members said We need to work with our product owner to understand how to split our stories better We can t do this alone It took them several iterations to learn how to split stories small enough that they could commit to their interdependencies The team might have resented the solution if Adam had not checked with the team first Share your leadership You will create an environment where everyone leads More Learning With Johanna If you liked these leadership tips learn more at The Influential Agile Leader Gil Broza and I create a safe learning environment where you can experiment We teach experientially so you have a chance to practice and reflect on what you learn Please join us at The Influential Agile Leader The early bird price expires Feb 15 I ll be at the Booster Conference March 9 13 I have several workshops and talks Mar 9 workshop Agile Managers The Essence of Leadership Mar 10 workshop Manage Your Project Portfolio A Lean and Agile Approach Half Day workshop Debugging Your Agile Team An Experiential Clinic Keynote Reinventing Yourself Becoming a Change Artist and Leader See my calendar page for all my workshops and speaking dates Click here to subscribe to our blog March 2015 M T W T F S S Feb Apr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015

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    the need to shift to the cloud was necessary if they wanted to keep up with manufacturing demands NuoDB is now assisting Dassault Systèmes in making that move and is expected to start helping several other companies do the same As Barry Morris NuoDB founder and CEO explained to BostInno Thousands of companies are in a similar situation to Dassault Systèmes in that they historically would have sold software But that software needs to be able to run on the cloud To Morris the move is a no brainer particularly because it boasts economic benefits to the vendor and to the user After all gone are the days of needing hardware and data center space or shelling out cash for up front costs Instead software can be integrated to the cloud with a few simple clicks at a relatively low price point Once it s there Morris added applications can start integrating with other cloud based applications thereby adding value and sparking more business Customer Relationship Management software provider Salesforce forced itself to move to the cloud and is allegedly succeeding All in one inbound marketing software giant HubSpot is forging a forward thinking path as well The local leader is currently beginning its IPO process and saw a 50 percent jump in revenues in 2013 That achievement stated who better to ask for emerging trends than HubSpot s VP of Engineers Elias Torres He gave BostInno the inside scoop on where software engineers should focus their attention as well as helpfully highlighted how HubSpot is innovating around those trends Per Torres JavaScript and single page web applications using Backbone js Ember js or Angular js At HubSpot we ve completely shifted all client side development from Python Django to Backbone js and are gearing up for the future to make sure we can keep using JavaScript on the server side to create isomorphic applications using node js PaaS and the shift from virtual machines to containerized applications The cost of managing static server allocations will force companies to look at containers and cluster management services such as Docker Apache Mesos or CoreOS HubSpot deploys 300 times a day on a minimal number of server instances by using Apache Mesos DevOps is empowering engineering organizations to balance speed and product reliability HubSpot does not differentiate between engineers and operators We have created a release practice that minimizes roadblocks to customer satisfaction through better release and configuration management At the end of the day customer satisfaction is key One way to ensure customers are satisfied however is by repeatedly innovating and ensuring the product being delivered reflects the best of what s happening in the ever evolving field Aspiring software engineers take note Click here to subscribe to our blog February 2015 M T W T F S S Jan Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Like Us

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