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Minding Data

The scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is the most recent in a troubling trend of information security mishaps in which data belonging to millions of users is hacked, leaked or leveraged irresponsibly.

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The Savvy team member Mi Xiong presents to the panel of judges for the spring 2018 data dive. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Diving for Solutions

Cisco got a new view of some of the company’s recurring revenue streams and ideas for optimizing its return thanks to teams of Purdue students who competed in analyzing a large data set from the company.

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We, Too

In the wake of the #MeToo social media movement, which exposed the prevalence of sexual assault and gender discrimination in the workplace, a recent conference at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management served as a call to action among companies in the United States, says Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Kossek is a leading researcher on work-life balance and achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. She was the organizer of a three-day conference at Purdue called “Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Conference,” the theme of which was “Bridging the Research to Practice Gap.”

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David Ricks

Leading Lilly

When Dave Ricks (BSIM ’90) took the helm of Eli Lilly and Co. as chairman and CEO in 2017, he became the third Krannert alumnus to lead a Fortune 150 company, joining Sam Allen (BSIM ’75), chairman and CEO at Deere & Co, and Greg Hayes, president and CEO of United Technologies Corp.

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In the news

Sports and data worlds combine for community Hackathon
Sports teams – real or fantasy – could be affected by the outcome of what teams of students, faculty and community members developed during an E-sports hackathon on Nov. 9 and 10. The E-sports Data Hackathon was organized in partnership among Krannert School of Management’s Business Information and Analytics Center, Discovery Park, Integrated Data Science Initiative (IDSI), and SportsUNITED. The 24-hour event was a way for people to collaboratively work together using software programs and analytics to solve problems facing businesses and industries.

Krannert’s Mohammad Rahman recognized with 2018 ISS Early Career Award
Mohammad Rahman, an associate professor in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, was recently honored with the 2018 Information Systems Society (ISS) Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, which is presented annually to individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. Rahman's research focuses primarily on digital business, big data, omni-channel retailing, technology usage, retail and web analytics, and consumer behavior and decision making.

Designing for Instincts in Presidential Politics
When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many voters and political pundits were surprised by the outcome. But the campaign strategies used by the opposing candidates were entirely predictable, says Karthik Kannan, an expert in big data who studies systems that exploit instincts and biases to nudge human behavior.

Events

Management Mentoring Lunch, September 2018
Management Mentoring Lunch, September 2018

Management Mentoring Lunch, October 2018
Management Mentoring Lunch, October 2018

Contact the Management Department: krnmgmtdh@purdue.edu

Management Department Head:
Ananth Iyer
Assistant Department Head:
Meara Habashi
Assistant to the Department Head:
Angie Gutterman

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