Global information technology conference‚ cosponsored by KSU‚ to convene in Atlanta

Information technology professionals‚ students and academics from all over the world will converge…

Georgia (Jun 17, 2008) — Global information technology conference‚ cosponsored by KSU‚ to convene in Atlanta

Jeremy Craig

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Global information technology conference to convene in Atlanta
Kennesaw State cosponsors ninth−annual conference

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (June 17‚ 2008) − Information technology professionals‚ students and academics from all over the world will converge June 22−24‚ in Atlanta for the ninth annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) conference.

The event‚ at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta‚ is cosponsored by Kennesaw State University's Institute for Global Initiatives and Department of Computer Science and Information Systems‚ the University of Texas at El Paso and the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Participants will engage in a wide range of IT topics‚ including the nature of global IT outsourcing and offshoring‚ information systems and technology on a global scale among multinational corporations‚ and IT and cultural differences in different regions of the world‚ as well as global electronic commerce and complex worldwide networks.

This global conference‚ which alternates between an international location and a location inside the United States‚ fits in well with KSU's "Get Global" Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship initiative‚ which seeks to enhance the international learning experience for students‚ faculty and staff.

"There is no question that today's IT professionals must be global workers‚" said Pamila Dembla‚ assistant professor of information systems at KSU and a conference coordinator. "In a 'flat' world with corporations spanning the globe‚ IT professionals must learn how to interact with coworkers all over the world and view IT from a global perspective."

In previous years‚ the conference has been held in Naples‚ Italy; Calgary‚ Alberta‚ Canada; San Diego; New York; Dallas and Memphis‚ Tenn. The 2009 conference will be held in Mexico City.

Leading the conference are conference chair Prashant Palvia‚ director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management at the University of North Carolina Greenboro; program chair Kallol Bagchi‚ associate professor in the information and decision sciences department at the University of Texas of El Paso; and local chair‚ Pamila Dembla of Kennesaw State.

Conference registration begins Saturday‚ June 21‚ from 4 to 6 p.m. Sessions start Sunday‚ June 22‚ at 8 a.m.‚ with registration beginning that day at 7 a.m.

The conference hotel is located at 265 Peachtree St. N.E. and is accessible by rail at MARTA's Peachtree Center Station (click this link for a station−area map) from Hartsfield−Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For more information about the conference‚ including a complete list of conference topics‚ as well as registration‚ visit: http://www.science.kennesaw.edu/~pdembla/gitma/.

For more information about GITMA and its other conferences and activities‚ visit: http://www.gitma.org.

For more information about KSU's "Get Global" intitative‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/getglobal.

For more information about KSU's Department of Computer Science and Information Systems‚ visit http://science.kennesaw.edu/csis.

Media coverage is welcome. Media professionals should contact Jeremy Craig at 770−499−3448 or jcraig19@kennesaw.edu for more information or to arrange interviews.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 142 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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