Friday, September 10, 2010

ASM at BYU – The Marriott School of Management – On a Roll!

One Hundred and Forty strong attended Tuesday evening’s Networking for Life presentation at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. The event was sponsored by the Association of Systems Management (ASM).

What a group! In an environment where many schools are straying from hard core business and technology development, the Marriott School is training future leaders in core business practices steeped in the coolest technology. These leaders understand that no matter what they choose to do in their careers, having “hands on” technology experience is critical.

  • In April, 2010, a BYU team won a mobile development competition for creating Hippo Blast at the second annual Omniture iPhone App Competition.
  • In May of 2010, BYU won the APEX Global Business IT Case Challenge in Singapore by beating out 24 other global competitors.
  • In May of 2010, a team of Masters students won first-place and the “audience choice” award for NoteSync, a computer program for synchronizing to-dos and other notes with Google Docs.

On a roll indeed! Information Technology no longer runs the business, it is the business. The media would have you believe that the best software development jobs are going overseas. Not a chance! Innovation is driving both hardware and software platforms to the point where these students will solve “unknown and unmet” business problems during their careers. The future is ripe for business and technology!

Get involved, show up, plug in. Sometimes Networking for Life is about showing up and leaving energized and focused on the future.

Great Job ASM!

5 comments:

Blake said...

Thanks again John for coming to visit!

http://asm.byu.edu

Joshua said...

Thanks so much for coming and sharing your energy and knowledge with us. We here at BYU thank you!

Spencer said...

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us and answer questions. Your presentation was fabulous!

Rick and Kori said...

Glad to hear about the great turn out for the lecture, I wish I could have been there. Thanks John for you commitment and interest in BYU.

Marc Jordan Paxton said...

I wasn't at the event, either, but I'm excited to visit your booth and introduce myself at the career fair on Sept. 29th!