Friday, July 22, 2016

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

An experienced business professional who holds both an MBA and a PhD in IT management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Antoine Chaya has served as senior director of strategic accounts at the Oracle Corporation since 2006. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to numerous professional associations and gatherings. Antoine Chaya delivered a presentation on the relationships between IT investments and organizational performance at the 29th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Maui, Hawaii.

One of the longest-standing scientific conferences in the world, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) attracts IT and computer business leaders and scholars from more than 40 countries. As recorded by Google Scholar, it is currently the top information systems conference in terms of citations.
In 2009, the Australian Research Council reported that the HICSS received a perfect "A" rating from the Australian Government's Excellence in Research project (ERA). The ERA bestowed this honor on only 32 information systems conferences out of 241.

Featuring a “rich mixture of computer-based applications and technologies,” the HICSS presents a large number of research paper presentations and discussions over a period of three days. It also supports a full day of workshops, symposia, and tutorials.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Oracle Corporate Citizenship Efforts

For nearly two decades, Antoine Chaya, PhD, has been a part of Oracle Corporation, first as director of consulting and later as senior director of strategic accounts. Under the guidance of leaders such as Antoine Chaya, Oracle provides effective computing solutions to businesses; it is also firmly committed to good corporate citizenship.

Oracle has started several initiatives to foster such citizenship. It strives to outperform its peers in matters of sustainability and has made its Utah Compute Facility 66 percent more energy-efficient than the average for its industry. Oracle also does much to support education efforts, providing billions of dollars each year in assistance for students to help ensure their college readiness.

As part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, for instance, Oracle works to help children and adults explore new technologies. Thanks in large part to Oracle’s efforts, the technologies underlying Raspberry Pi have continued to spread globally. Oracle also provides assistance to several other projects, such as gorilla conservation, and it encourages volunteerism among its employees to extend its reach as a good corporate neighbor further still.