NJBDA in the News
Director of Rutgers University’s Discovery Informatics Institute Manish Parashar appointed Director for the National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure; Delivers keynote at 2018 Internet2 Global Summit. - Earlier this year the National Science Foundation appointed Professor Manish Parashar as the Office Director for the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC). OAC supports and coordinates the development, acquisition, and provisioning of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the advancement and transformation of science and engineering. Also, in May of this year, Dr. Parashar delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit in San Diego. His talk “Realizing a Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem that Transforms Science” was attended by nearly 1000 high-level IT professionals. For information on the NSF appointment click here; Additional information on the Internet2 Global Summit is available here.
The College of New Jersey’s VP and CIO Sharon Blanton Receives 2018 CIO of the Year Award! Congratulations Sharon! - The Tambellini Group, the world’s leading independent research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education, selected Dr. Sharon Blanton, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at The College of New Jersey, as the recipient of the 2018 Tambellini CIO of the Year Award. This award is a recognition of excellence within higher education technology leadership. A CIO for over 20 years, Dr. Blanton is recognized for her outstanding track record of thought leadership and successful strategic planning across multiple higher education institutions, and in her role as a board member for many organizations. She is a trusted source who has inspired people with her enterprising ideas and passionate leadership. For more information on this prestigious recognition click here.
"NJBIA: Evaluating New Jersey's Cyber Infrastructure for Big Data and Beyond - NJBIA reported that the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on September 8 would consider a bill that would encourage improvements in the state's infrastructure for big data and help grow the information technology industry. Specifically, New Jersey would create a cyberinfrastructure strategic plan through a public- private- partnership between the NJ Office of Information Technology and NJ Big Data Alliance and coordinated by the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute" (text courtesy of Innovation New Jersey). Read more about this initiative here.
Trenton, May 23, 2017 - Members of the New Jersey Big Data Alliance shared their expertise as panelists during the NJ Digital Government Summit 2017. The two-day event was designed to spread best practices and spur innovation in the public sector. Read about the event here.
On January 18, 2017 the New Jersey Big Data Alliance announced in a press release that The College of New Jersey and NJEDge.Net have joined the Alliance. Read the full release here. Since then, the NJBDA has also welcomed New Jersey City University, Seton Hall University, and William Paterson University as members.
Governor Signs Bill designating N.J. Big Data Alliance as the State’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Consortium into Law (2013)
College of New Jersey Hosts NJBDA Symposium
The College of New Jersey hosts the 5th Annual NJBDA symposium and Inaugural Date Science/Computing Career Fair on March 18, 2018. Details are in our press release.