Why We Give

"Both of us are actively working in the data-centric world of business intelligence/ analytics/ big data and SILS's focus on managing and understanding information has been really useful for us in our careers. While many technology and comp science programs focus on teaching folks how to be proficient developers and using tools to address specific issues, SILS really differentiate itself by  teaching the wider view and giving students both the technical and strategic understanding of how information is used in an organization. This makes SILS graduates strong technologists, not just developers. As a manager, finding job candidates with a passion for data and the technical skills and understanding of data-centric technologies is a real challenge; SILS is helping fill a huge need in the industry. That's why SILS has our support."
Alec (BSIS '04) and Rachel (MSIS '04) Bethune