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Social Change in The Cloud


On Thursday April 20, 2017 at the Tripoli Campus the School of Business, MIS Department was privileged to have the presence of Ms. Nisreen Deeb to share with students her knowledge and experiences within Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A (MSC). Ms. Deeb is a Business Analyst and Senior Developer at MSC and ArabWIC Chair, Lebanon Chapter. Within her current position at MSC she has customized the system by developing new modules as specified within the business requirements specification, and analyzed and implemented new projects such as the MSC cruises project and sales project. It is discernible from her professional background that she is knowledgeable in connecting the business and information technology strategies, which form an infrastructure that provides customer and enterprise services that are accurate, reliable and efficient.

MSC is a privately owned global organization operating a network of over 480 offices in 150 countries employing a team of over 60000 dedicated individuals. The organization has established a fleet of 460 container vessels with an intake capacity of approximately 2.75 million TEU. MSC has global sailing schedules which cover 200 routes, with 315 ports of call, and allows cargo to be delivered virtually anywhere in the world. As a company, they believe in operating as independent carriers that means they are able to offer clients global service with unrivalled local knowledge. “Building, developing and harnessing positive relationships with customers and colleagues alike is at the very heart of our commercial success.” www.msc.com/lbn

The fundamental concepts of programming and documentation were discussed within the context of database management systems, and business intelligence and analytics. The verification and validation of communications between the business functional areas and enterprise applications, were analyzed with an emphasis on customer relationship management, supply chain management, and enterprise systems. The cloud computing services which consist of infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, software as service, and mobile backend as a service were discussed in detail. In addition, the capabilities it provides to minimize IT investments and the risk of security within the system were mentioned. Students were able to interact within the session and understand in practice the relationship between the content discussed within the management information systems curriculum and real life applications.
In addition to her professional role, Ms. Deeb is involved in encouraging young women to appreciate STEAM (i.e. science, technology, arts, and mathematics) and aspires to global reach through the power of technology, which is perceptible from her winning achievement in 2013 as a TechWomen emerging leader. The TechWomen program allowed her to attend events and workshops at the biggest companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Oracle. The opportunity that Nisreen had to participate in a LinkedIn DevelopHer Hack Day event encouraged her to come back to her nation and provide an environment for Lebanese students to achieve their full potential, and hence co-founding Girls Got IT and She-Develops Hackathon. www.arabwic.org



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