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Andres Fortino

Andres Fortino

Principal Fortino Global Education

Dr. Andres Fortino leads his own company, Fortino Global Education, providing education and training consulting services. He is an adjunct faculty member at the NYU School of Professional Studies, where he teaches Business Analytics, Data Mining, Data Visualization, and Innovation. He has held the positions of Dean and Professor of Management at Marist College School of Business; Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs at DeVry College of New York, Associate Provost at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering; and Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the George Mason University School of Management.

He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the City University of New York. His thesis involved creating a 2D computer model of Maxwell’s equations in semiconductors using finite difference methods. He has over 30 years’ experience in industry, where he held responsible positions in engineering, R&D, IT management and as a CFO and a CIO.  He was a senior instructor with Learning Tree International on data communications and networks where he led over 180 technical seminars internationally. He leads seminars for the American Management Association in their business analytics curriculum, which he helped develop. He is the co-founder of a recent startup in educational analytics, Autonomous Professional Development, where he is the Chief Learning Officer.

The author of eight books, Dr. Fortino has practiced the application of information technology and business analytics to solving business problems for the over 40 years. His scholarship has also focused on learning analytics, information systems development, intellectual property management, data networks and the diffusion of innovation. Dr. Fortino has received many honors, including IBM’s First Invention Level Award for his work in semiconductor research. He holds three US patents and ten invention disclosures.

Currently Teaching

The Art of Data Visualization

The course offers immersion into the creative process, the discipline of sketching and revising, and the practical use of data visualization tools.

Statistical Foundations of Data Visualization

This course covers the essentials of the statistical foundations of visualizing data.

Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, and Big Data

Gain an overview of the collection, analysis, and visualization of complex data, as well as the relevant pivotal concepts.