BITTI works in partnership with Prof. dr. Jerry Luftman of Stevens Institute of technology on the subjects: Business & IT alignment, Trends in IT, Strategic Information Management.
Below a brief describtion of Jerry and his work!
Professor Luftman is a recognized leader in IT business alignment, including assessing the maturity of this important relationship. His framework for assessing IT-business alignment maturity is considered key in helping companies around the world understand, define, and scope an appropriate strategic planning direction that leverages Information Technology. He currently has an assessment vehicle that includes a repository comprised of over 300 of the Global 1,000 companies. He is frequently called upon to present important alignment insights for executive events around the world. These insights are also published in leading academic, IS, and business/management journals/periodicals.
He has also been responsible for the annual Society for Information Management (SIM) trends survey since 2000. This research has become an established barometer covering important industry directions from both management and technical perspectives. The results are presented during the annual SIM conference (700-800 CIOs), and covered by leading press (e.g., Wall Street Journal, Economist, Business Week, CIO Insight, Computerworld, Information Week, CIO).
Prof. Luftman has served on the Executive Boards of the most important IS organizations including AIS, AMCIS, SIM, and the Conference Board. He has also served on the Boards of some of the leading academic journals including MISQE, CAIS, and the Journal of Information Technology. He is a leading member of the academic group that is defining the certification/accreditation of IS programs. He is frequently asked to serve as a reviewer on various panels evaluating research proposals, book proposals, journal articles, and executive events. He has given a large number of invited conference presentations, invited lectures, peer-reviewed publications, and U.S. and international company alignment assessments. His advice is often requested as an executive mentor, and he has authored (or co-authored) over a dozen books on Information Management