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Industry Advisory Board

The MSIT Industry Advisory Board (IAB) was created in 1998 to help guide the future direction of the MSIT program. The IAB includes IT industry leaders from sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, and consulting, in addition to members of the MSIT Board of Directors.

Industry Expertise

Through bi-annual meetings and regular correspondence, the members help ensure the continued success of the MSIT program by:

  • Ensuring the program continues to address industry needs
  • Performing regular review of the program’s curriculum and course offerings for relevance and usefulness
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Assisting in program promotion, marketing, and recruitment 

Current IAB Members

  • Naveed Asem, Head of Global Analytics and Insights, Avalara, MSIT Class of 2013
  • Brett Bernstein, VP, Brad's Deals, MSIT Class of 2001
  • David Carr, Associate VP Cyber Infrastructure, Northwestern University, MSIT Class of 2000
  • Todd Fitzgerald, Managing Director/Cybersecurity Leadership Author
  • Kevin Glynn, Managing Principal at The Laminar Group LLC, and board chairman
  • Jibran Ilyas, Director, Incident Response at Mandiant, MSIT Class of 2009
  • Tina LaCroix-Hauri, President and Practice Leader, CISO Advisory Services at Bradford Garrett Group, Inc.
  • Dimitra Kane, Enterprise Architecture Sr. Manager, Discover Financial Service
  • Lowell Lindstrom, President and Founder of The Oobeya Group
  • George Miller, Managing VP at Gartner Consulting
  • Wayne Montague, Founder, CEO at Castletown Innovations, MSIT Class of 2000
  • Yusuf Ozturk, Chief Technology Officer at Rand McNally
  • Pramod Sadalage, Director Data & DevOps @ ThoughtWorks Inc, MSIT Class of 2020
  • Carol Skarlat, Chief Information Officer at BAI
  • Todd Spight, Chief Security Officer at Net56, MSIT Class of 2012
  • Sausan Yazji, Sr. Advisory Consultant, Amazon Web Services