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MSIS Leadership Series

The MSIS Leadership Series is a capstone learning experience offered in the MSIS curriculum. Each quarter, students develop in-depth knowledge from leading information systems experts in some of the most sought-after technology areas like data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, executive leadership, and more. Students also gain the skills needed to stand ahead of the competition with hands-on technical skill and professional development workshops.

Leadership Lectures

Building a Foundation for Leadership
Building a Foundation for Leadership

CHARU JAIN, ALASKA AIRLINESThe Alaska Airlines leadership team shared key qualities for effective leadership, building a meaningful career in tech, and what it means to be a leader in the field.

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Resilient Leadership in the Age of Disruption
Resilient Leadership in the Age of Disruption

MSIS ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSSix IT executives presented students with an insider’s view of today’s business disruption and shared why resilient leadership and a growth mindset matters.

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare
Digital Transformation in Healthcare

B.J. MOORE, PROVIDENCE
KARI ESCOBEDO, BARTELL DRUGS
DR. ZAFAR CHAUDRY, SEATTLE CHILDREN’S
Chief Information Officers from local companies gathered to discuss about driving digital transformation in healthcare and shared advice for students pursuing a career in healthcare tech.

Driving Innovation and Digital Growth at Costco Wholesale
Driving Innovation and Digital Growth at Costco Wholesale

WAYNE PARADIS, IT AVP, COSTCO
KRISTIAN ERICKSON, IT DIRECTOR, COSTCO
VENKAT KHADAMBI, ARCHITECT, COSTCO
Students gained an exclusive look at how Costco Wholesale leverages technology to build a resilient global supply chain and a culture of innovation.

Information Technology and Organizational Strategy
Information Technology and Organizational Strategy

MARK HORN, DELOITTE CONSULTINGMark shared keys to successful digital transformations. Students learned that transformation is less about technology than strategy, people, and culture.

Information Security in a Networked World
Information Security in a Networked World

CHRIS GRANT, DIRECTOR – BECUChris shared his journey in information security and helped us understand the legal and ethical issues associated with information security and privacy.

Technical Skill Building

MSIS Tableau Series: Storytellers and Data-Based Decision Makers

A blend of storytelling and data science runs through the MSIS program. Throughout the program, students learn about the tools and techniques needed to not only interpret and analyze data, but tell its story. One such technique is mastering live…

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April 20, 2020

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Professional Development

Helping Students Prepare for Career Success in 2021

The Foster Master of Science in Information Systems program is looking to partner with technology leaders for our annual professional mock interviews! We will gather together as a community to host a virtual interview practice day where our industry partners conduct mock interviews and provide…

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January 12, 2021

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