Andres FortinoPrincipal 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.