Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods
DegreesMBA, 1984, St Johns Univ Jamaica; BSC, 1978, Lemoyne Coll
Professor Bogner is an information systems professional and educator with over 20 years leadership, strategy and operations management experience having held several senior level positions with a variety of global enterprise, and entrepreneurial, companies including: buybuyBABY.com [Bed Bath & Beyond], Real Savvy Media [Disney], IBM, CA [Computer Associates] and The Research Board [CIO global think-tank]. Mr. Bogner is recognized for his work in the fields of ECommerce Operations and Product Content Management, Enterprise Information Systems and Data Management, Digital Marketing and Social Media, and Business Analytics. He possesses a unique and diverse set of expertise blending marketing, technology and analytics management and has a successful track record of leading organizations through complex issues; developing and executing strategies; advising and training corporate executives, staff, business partners and universities on pragmatic use of innovation.
Mr. Bogner joined Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, IS & BA Department in the fall of 2012, and has developed online, distance learning curriculum in information technology and Ecommerce. For the past 4 years he has been a visiting professor, guest teaching ECommerce Marketing and Operations, Digital and Social Media, Analytics, Internet and Information Technology at a number of colleges including: St. John’s University [at Tobin College of Business and College of Professional Studies], CUNY Baruch College [NY and Singapore], and SUNY at Old Westbury.
He has given numerous global corporate and university conference presentations, lectures, training sessions, webcasts and webinars on strategic thinking, management operations, and a variety of leading edge technologies. More recently, he is researching, advising on and advancing the use of social networking and mobile technologies, analytics and digital business to help organizations, and professionals, align to take advantage of the opportunities and avoid the threats of these powerful competitive shifts.
Mr. Bogner holds a Masters of Business Administration [MBA] degree in Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. Professionally, he has studied applied technology at seminars and boot camps by top firms including IBM, CA [Computer Associates], Cisco Systems, SAP Ariba, Hewlett-Packard, Salesforce.com and Radian6, Sun [Oracle], MicroStrategy, Cognos and others.
Mr. Bogner’s professional experience includes: having been head of ECommerce and Corporate IT at buybuyBABY.com, CIO [Chief Information Officer] at Real Savvy Media [now Disney], and MardenKane Agency; VP/Director of ECommerce Product Management at Silicon Alley startup InterWorld ECommerce; Senior Researcher for the prestigious CIO think-tank The Research Board, as well as a Software Development Director and Programmer at CA and IBM Corporation. Mr. Bogner has developed multiple corporate education curriculums and taught training workshops [live and online] at diverse, multi-national organizations instructing students on emerging technologies [analytics, digital content operations management; application and data integration; digital architecture], SDLC [software development life cycle] management, and global product and program delivery management. He has worked as a IT management consultant and board advisor to various global and NY City based technology startups in ECommerce, Social and Digital Media, Mobile Education and Marketing Apps and Data Analytics.
He is an active member of the Hofstra University, Zarb School, IS/BA Dept. IT/CIO Executive Board of Visitors [EBoV]; founder of the St. John’s University Tobin College Social Media Ambassadors Program; past board member of the Social Media Club of Long Island; a long time board member of Little League International [at local and state district levels], a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and is very active — and sought after speaker — in a number of LinkedIn, Twitter and Internet Professional Discussion and Networking Groups.
Teaching and Research Interests
Mr. Bogner’s teaching and research interests include: the applied use of Information Systems [IS] for Ecommerce, Online Advertising, Digital Media Marketing, Communications and Public Relations; IT & IS Strategy and Management [Business, Systems and Technology], Digital Data, Meta-Data and Internet Optimization; Big Data and Analytics, and Social and Mobile Business and Technology.
Mr. Bogner’s recent research contributions include: big data applied research projects at Hofstra University’s Presidential Debate Data Analytics Project  and UMASS Amherst QDAP Research Labs Political News Media and Social Conversation Data Mining Projects  where he used massive social network data streams, APIs, text analytics, crowd-sourced human expert coding, and visual dashboards displays to derive insights on social network behavior. Mr. Bogner’s research titled “Improved Software Development through Project Management” is published in the journal of the DPMA [Data Processing Management Association, now part of AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals)]. While a Senior Researcher at The Research Board IT/CIO think-tank, he contributed numerous sections to over 18 in-depth, emerging information technology and management operations research papers published privately to the client-base of Fortune 50 Chief Information Officers – including Alcoa, American Airlines, APL [American Presidents Lines], Avon, Bank of America, Boeing, Chrysler, Cigna, Corning, DuPont, Dow Chemical, FedEx, General Foods, Inland Steel, JCPenney, Kraft, Mellon Bank, Northern Trust, Norfolk Southern, Pepsi, and Travelers Insurance.
Professor Bogner can be reached @LeeBogner on most social networks including Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Slideshare, Facebook, About.me and others.
Some of Professor Bogner’s favorite maxims on the Importance of Modern Information Technology:
“People, then Objectives, then Strategy, and then [last] Technology” [sic] – POST Method to priority setting in Digital and Social Media Age [Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li, Forrester Research]. Help students and faculty achieve their learning and teaching objectives, by developing information technology strategies, it is these strategies paired with people’s objectives that will determine the appropriate technology choices to apply.
“If the news [content, media, information] is so important it will find me” – NY college student, quoted in NY Times circa 2008 – on the extreme decline of reading print newspapers, and the importance of getting your message to your audience using their preferred information channels – does this POV limiting today’s intellectual curiosity at the expense of targeted publishing?
“In today’s world, every one [person, corporation, institution] is a publisher” – various authors, reflection on the impact of disruptive, social, digital, mobile information technology. Broadens the meaning “publish or perish” beyond academia and traditional publishing.
Recent Courses Taught
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