Business Information and Technology Society


The Business Information and Technology Society (BITS) is a student-run organization for Decision Sciences, Information Systems, and Business Intelligence & Analytics students. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.  We explore career opportunities by sponsoring networking events, on-campus guest lectures, field trips, classroom speakers.  BITS maintains contacts with local organizations that actively hire for summer internships, co-op, part-time, and full-time employment.  Participants will gain a wealth of real-world experience and applications to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics theories learned in class.

BITS student officers for 2020-2021

Ciaire Martin

Vice President:

Victoria Siano

Estelle Barnes

Aidan Sullivan

Service Coordinator:
Sarah Irish

Social Chair:
Lucy Curran

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Campbell Garwood and Dr. Marchello Bakduccini

The BITS schedule is below and updates will be announced via email.  Generally, the meetings occur over Free Periods on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11am in Mandeville Hall but duet to COVID-19 we will be meeting virtually.  The upcoming semester will include networking events, speakers, career fair, visualization, and service events.

To stay up to date on new updates with BITS follow us on Instagram @sju_bits !

Service Events:

  • Pajama Drive
  • Collect food for the SJU Pantry
  • Educate & present the world of Bi & Analytics to surrounding high school math classes

More details to come with the service events.

Want to join us and have emails sent to you directly before each event?  Email Estelle Barnes our Secretary.

Have an employer who would like to come speak with us or a specific company you would like to see us bring in – email Claire Martin our President and we will extend an invitation.

BITS scheduled activities for Fall 2020:

Meeting ID: 996 9857 4460
Passcode: 227294


9/22: Rob Almond, CEO of NEST Multi-Facility Management

9/23: Tableau User Groups Visualation, Andrew Napolitano (PWC) and Tim West (BioTech) @7-8
Password: #Hawk

9/24: Jim Moran, CEO of Biocoat @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)


9/24: Molly McCully Brown Poetry, Patience and Prayer @7-8 (Register at UNIVERSITY EVENTS) Location:

9/29: Russ Kilman, Global Leader of SEI Ventures @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)



10/1: Technology, Data & Analytics Meet-Up @4:30-6 (Available on Handshake)

10/1: Eric Hagopian, Chief Information & Data Officer PCAOB @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)

10/5: Makeover Monday @9AM-9PM

Location: Zoom ID

Meeting ID: 996 9857 4460

Passcode: 227294

10/7: Tableau User Groups Visualizations @7-8


Passcode: #Hawks

10/8: Brendan Gillespie, Senior Sales Executive, Large Enterprise Accounts SAP @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)


10/12: Jock Mackinlay @5-6

10/20: Eigen X LLC @5-6


Meeting ID: 231 609 9213

Passcode: 071362

10/27: Dan Croce SVP, Sprouts Farmers Market @7-8 (Register at HAUB INNOVATION EVENTS)

10/28: Tableau User Groups Visualization @7-8


Passcode: #Hawks



11/3: Russ Kilman, Global Leader SEI Ventures @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)

11/5: Steve Dorn, Director of Ad Operations at Hulu @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)

11/11: Tableau User Groups Visualization @7-8


Passcode: #Hawks

11/17: Matthew Flickinger, Head of Strategy, Vanguard Digital Advisor @7-8 (Register at Haub Innovation Speakers)


More speakers will be added throughout the semester:

Come and if you bring a friend/ introduce someone new to BITS then let us know & you will be eligible to win a prize!