R&D + Technology Leadership Values

R&D + Technology Leadership Values

The Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) centers itself around the four core values of creativity, integrity, communication, and service. This system of values allows students and learners to go about each day guided by these particular four values. While these values are uniquely displayed by each individual, they also function in unifying the faculty and the students, and the Center as a whole. Dr. Jay Gillette stated that in R&D Management, a system of ethics is needed in order…

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Muncie: A Smart City Initiative

Muncie: A Smart City Initiative

The ICS698 Research & Development Management + Technology Leadership = Global Advantage capstone course created by Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) professor, Dr. Jay Gillette, requires that each team carry out a summer session long project that aims to develop and enhance individual students’ research and leadership skills. My team, Certus Consulting Group, is working with our client and CICS Associate Director, Kirsten Smith, along with the Sustainable Muncie Corporation (SMC) to spearhead a Smart Cities initiative and…

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Net Neutrality Ruling

Net Neutrality Ruling

On June 14, 2016, a federal court ruled that internet service is defined as a utility, ensuring that web users receive equal rights in regards to access to online content. This ruling is good news for the Obama administration along with internet consumers because it prevents consumers from complying to extra charges and experiencing limited access to online content. Cable and telecom industries are in opposition to net neutrality because it threatens charged service rates. The net neutrality doctrine was created in early…

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Research and Development Management + Technology Leadership: Managing Research Projects

Research and Development Management + Technology Leadership: Managing Research Projects

Integrating R&D management + technology leadership involves the influence of innovation and the creation of knowledge. Innovation and knowledge in a working environment only exists in the presence of effective leadership. While successful leaders or managers must be goal-oriented and focused on a specific vision that is often manifested through a team of individuals, they must also be self-aware. When leaders are self-aware, they are able to consistently work toward maintaining a positive relationship with their peers that surround them….

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An Introduction: Background, Involvement, and Future Goals

An Introduction: Background, Involvement, and Future Goals

My name is Emma Green, and I am a Ball State University graduate student from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am a graduate assistant in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS). As a graduate assistant, my duties include introducing and familiarizing graduate students with Cisco networking labs and exercises, providing scholarly research to faculty members as the previous Human Factors Institute Assistant Manager under the direction of CICS professor Dr. Jay Gillette, and utilizing business and communication skills as the…

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