This month we'll learn business from one of FIU's greats. With a focus on IT, digital and data, our speaker will help you bring your business into the future!
Dr. George M. Marakas is a Full Professor of Information Systems and the Graduate Program Director for the FIU College of Business Doctoral Programs. His teaching expertise includes Digital Transformation, Systems Analysis and Design, Technology-Assisted Decision Making, Electronic Commerce, Management of IS Resources, Behavioral IS Research Methods, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Data Visualization and Decision Support. In addition, George is an active researcher in Systems Analysis Methods, Data Mining and Visualization, Creativity Enhancement, Conceptual Data Modeling, Technology Acceptance, and Computer Self-Efficacy.
Dr. Marakas received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Florida International University and his MBA from Colorado State University. Prior to his position at FIU, he was a tenured member of senior faculty at University of Kansas and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, as well as an assistant professor at University of Maryland and adjunct faculty member at Helsinki School of Economics. Preceding his academic career, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the banking and real estate industries. His corporate experience includes senior management positions with Continental Illinois National Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In addition, George served as the first President and CEO for CMC Group, Inc., a major real estate development firm in Miami, FL for three years.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Marakas has distinguished himself both through his research and in the classroom. He has received numerous national teaching awards and his research has appeared in the top journals in his field including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Management Science. He is also the author of five best-selling textbooks in information systems: Decision Support Systems for the 21st Century, Systems Analysis and Design: An Active Approach, Data Warehousing, Mining, and Visualization: Core Concepts and Management Information Systems and Introduction to Information Systems with Professor James O’Brien.
Beyond his academic endeavors, George is also an active consultant and has served as an advisor to major organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency, British-American Tobacco, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, Xavier University, Citibank Asia-Pacific, Nokia Corporation, Heineken International, Professional Records Storage, Inc., and United Information Systems, among many others. His consulting activities are concentrated primarily on digital transformation of processes, global IT strategy, design and deployment of global IT architectures, workflow reengineering, e-Business strategy, and ERP and CASE tool integration.
George is an active member of several professional IS organizations and is an avid golfer, a 2nd Degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and IDC Staff Instructor, and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is currently serving as Chair-elect for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as well as a board member for the Buy a Tree Change a Life Foundation. He is also an entrepreneur and owns several businesses including K and G Cycles and Little Angel Olive Oil.