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Here are past news and events stories related to the School of Information Systems. You can also view current news stories from the school.
Deakin's School of Information Systems is pleased to be Affiliate Sponsors of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA).
'The IAPA is the professional body for the analytics industry in Australia representing business analytics practitioners across all sectors,' said Professor Dineli Mather, Head of the School of Information Systems.
'We are supporting the IAPA to position ourselves at the forefront of Business Analytics and align our academic offerings to practice.'
'With the rapid adoption of technology and social media, we are now able to capture and analyse data as we've never done before in human history.'
'Information on customers, operations, competitors and other vital business metrics will allow organisations to strengthen their competitive business advantage.'
'The School of Information Systems is well placed to train Business Analytics professionals with the right mix of skills to effectively utilise this information and data - transforming them into usable insights, in order to improve operational and strategic business performance.'
Deakin's School of Information Systems is adding a Business Analytics stream to its current academic offerings commencing in 2013. The School plans to introduce a Graduate Diploma and Masters in Business Analytics and develop a series of short courses for practitioners.
As part of the School's new initiative in Business Analytics, the School of Information Systems and global technology giant, IBM, will shortly establish Australia's first Centre for Excellence in Business at Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus. It will be the fourth such alliance globally - and Deakin joins other prestigious institutions such as the Yale School of Management, Telfer Business School in Ottawa and Nanyang Polytechnic University in Singapore in setting up an IBM Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics.
The School of Information Systems actively encourages, fosters and creates opportunities between the School, students and industry employers.
Throughout trimester 1, 2012, the School implemented the initiative 'Industry on Campus' and invited industry partners to present on their business, employment and experience opportunities. Some of the companies were actively involved in the Executive in Residence program, where students were booked into 10-15 minute appointments to discuss their career related questions.
Trimester 1 visits included Ernst & Young, PwC, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG and IBM at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and Ernst & Young visited the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus as well.
The School of Information Awards night and Industry dinner was held on the 3rd of April at the RACV Club in Melbourne's CBD.
With an attendance of 100, compromising of Students, Employers, Sponsors and Deakin Staff members, it was a great event to celebrate the achievements of our students.
Mr Graeme Sammells, CEO of the IQ Business Group was the key note speaker and delivered an inspiring address about the future of information communication technology careers, businesses and the industry in general.
Thank you to Graeme for his inspiring speech and thank you to Ms Robin Buchkam, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Development) who made the opening address.
The School would like to thank all sponsors who support the Schools activities and everyone who attended the night.
The following companies sponsored awards on the night - GS1 Australia, Australian Computer Society, IBM, John Wiley and Sons Australia Pty Ltd, Pearson Education Australia, Microsoft Award, Cengage Learning, School of Information Systems and the Faculty of Business and Law
The Award Winners for the 2011 Academic Year
The School of Information Systems held an Awards Night for the 2010 academic year on Tuesday 31 May, celebrating the success of the Students undertaking courses, majors or subjects within the School.
The night began with a very inspiring speech by a returning Deakin Alumni, Zac Domagalski who graduated in 2001. In the few years that has passed, Zac has made quite the impression with his career, now working as a Manager in Enterprise Information Management at Deloitte. Talking about his experiences with in Deloitte but also on the directions of the industry, Zac gave a very engaging and beneficial speech to all those in attendance.
Congratulations to the 20 students that were recognised for their academic achievements and to the 6 students that were recognized for their extracurricular activates and contribution through DIGITS.
The awards ceremony was attended by students, guests, sponsors, industry and staff and was preceded by canapés and networking.
The School would like to thank Australian Computer Society, Cengage Learning, GS1 Australia, Pearson Education Australia, DeakinPrime, Faculty of Business and Law, Rodney Fountain Memorial Prize who provided sponsorship and support of the awards.
Award recipients include:
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A team of three students studying MSC388 Strategic Supply Chain Management represented Deakin University at the SAP Supply Chain Simulation Game on Tues 31 May 2011, hosted by Victoria University. The team came runners up! The Deakin team comprised Jake Sztanski (BBIS Burwood), Duc Dat Nguyen (BCom Burwood) and Rodney Samuriwo (BMan Geelong).
During the competition the teams had to manage the supply chain of a manufacturer of cereal and sell in changing market using SAP software. The students had no prior experience with the software. The competition was opened by Lindsay Fox and each team had a mentor from Linfox to provide advice and help with the software.
There were five universities represented at the competition and the place getters were:
The other universities represented were Monash University and Swinburne University.
DIGITS Boot Up Party started trimester 1 with a bang! With over 90 people showing up to have some fun it was a great time by all. We have students in all stages of their degrees and careers in attendance, whether it is first year, final semester of masters and even some Alumni. CQ bar was a very impressive decked out with all the students.
A special appearance was made by the Head of School for the School of Information Systems, Professor Matthew Warren and senior lecturer Dr Shona Leitch.
A big thank you to all students and staff that came to make it such an enjoyable night by all!
The Get Ahead Information Sessions did just that for students, allowed them to get ahead of their peers.
The first session was on the Whitehorse Business Skills Program in which over 20 students registered their interest for on the day. This program allowed for students of all disciplines to enter into a business venture and undertake the responsibility required for and the learning needed to work in managerial roles and all facets of business.
Following the Whitehorse Business Skills Program, a Deloitte Manager came in to talk about Deloitte, the business and the opportunities for young graduates. He gave a great overview on what Deloitte is, what it means to be an employee,what you can achieve and the expectations of employers on summer internship and graduate programs and the long term view of employers.
Internet filtering: censorship or sensible? Internet content can have far-reaching implications with unintended results. Professor Matthew Warrens believes this should be an election issue.
iPhone application to scan for food allergens An application being developed by Deakin University, GS1 Australia and Nestlé will allow consumers to instantly access detailed product information including allergens directly from their iPhone.
The School of Information Systems (SIS) once again held the National ICT Careers Week with several events during 26th July to 1st August 2010.
View further information on the event.
The School's awards night for the 2009 academic year was held on 13th July 2010. An evening awards night, it celebrated the achievements of students studying Information Systems. The sponsors that contribute to the awards are the Australian Computer Society, GS1 Australia, Cengage Learning, John Wiley and Sons, Pearson Education, Faculty of Business and Law and the School of Information Systems.
Award recipients include:
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The School would like to congratulate all award recipients and thank the award sponsors. More information on the specific awards can be found on our Awards and Recognition page.
Prof Matthew Warren comments to The Australian that court cases could be aborted when Facebook sites set up to honour the dead are hijacked.
Prof Matthew Warrens appeared on "AM" to talk about fears that online remarks could affect the legal process.
Professor Matthew Warren appeared on ABC Radio National (26/10/09) to speak about the threat of cyber-terrorism to various organisations including infrastructure. Audio and transcript available.