4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans’ Seminar Series: Roger Gurnani, Verizon - Leveraging Technology to Create Competitive Advantage

Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 122 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Abstract: Technology has become the center of our daily lives and this digital transformation continues to disrupt business models across industries. Armed with information, customers have higher expectations and freedom to choose alternative products and services. Much of this digital transformation is fueled by Verizon’s Fiber Optic and Wireless broadband services, Global IP networks and Cloud Computing platforms. How do businesses win customers in this new world of digital competition? How do we digitally empower employees to meet and exceed customer expectations? What should the next generation of technologists and engineers prepare for? Roger Gurnani, EVP & CIO at Verizon will share his thoughts on these topics.

Biography: Roger Gurnani is executive vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the information technology strategy, systems development and operations for Verizon Communications. Before being named to his current position in October 2010, Gurnani was senior vice president of new product development for Verizon Wireless and was responsible for the innovation, development and commercialization of consumer and business products. From 2005 to 2008, Gurnani served as the president of the West area for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the company's operations throughout the western United States.

Gurnani was one of the founding officers of Verizon Wireless. Until 2005, he served as vice president and chief information officer, helping to oversee and complete the integration of the domestic wireless operations of Bell Atlantic, Vodafone AirTouch and GTE at the company’s inception in 2000. He had previously served as vice president and chief information officer at Bell Atlantic Mobile.

Gurnani is a graduate of Auburn University and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial and systems engineering.

Attendance for this event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.  Immediately following the lecture, a reception will take place in the Babbio Atrium.

Blackboard Collaborate Information
To access this lecture live on Wednesday, October 29 via Blackboard Collaborate, CLICK HERE.

To only access the teleconference, use the call information below:
Call-in number: 571-392-7703
Participant PIN: 301 959 394 790


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Financial Services Analytics Information Event

Felice - La Soffitta, NYC

Financial Services Analytics Graduate Certificate Program
Networking Reception and Information Session

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Felice - La Soffitta, 15 Gold Street, New York, NY

Join us for an exclusive networking reception with Stevens alumni, faculty, staff and Accenture leadership to learn more about the new Financial Services Analytics (FSA) graduate certificate program being offered in collaboration with Accenture.

Take an in-depth look at analytical competencies, including big data analytics and data visualization, skills that are driving the future of the financial services industry.

At this event, learn about the admissions and application process bringing you one step closer to earning a certificate that will give you an edge in today’s data driven culture and enable you to accelerate your financial services career.

Register for this event by Sunday, November 2.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm

13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research

Stevens Institute of Technology

March 17-19, 2015
Hoboken, NJ, United States


The 13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015) invites authors to submit papers that push the boundaries of systems engineering research and respond to new challenges for systems architecting and engineering. Since its inception, CSER has become the primary conference for disseminating systems engineering research and germinating new research ideas.

Current and prospective doctoral students are also invited to attend the Systems Engineering & Architecting Network for Research (SEANET) workshop on March 17, 2015. Research challenges and strategies for success in graduate research will be discussed.


We invite original research papers addressing any aspect of systems engineering, to include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Systems Engineering
  • Trade Space Exploration
  • Innovations in Systems Engineering Education
  • Resilience and Flexibility
  • Innovations in Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems Science
  • Trusted Systems
  • Complex Logistical Systems
  • Digital Thread

Papers are especially solicited for the following applications areas of systems engineering:

  • Transportation Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Delivery
  • Financial Systems and Systemic Risk
  • Urban Systems and Infrastructure Resilience
  • Defense and Aerospace Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Policy and Systems
  • Non-Domain Specific Foundational Topics


All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day