The Technology and Business Innovation Forum promotes business leadership in technology adoption by connecting the worlds of technology and business practice.

The Forum meets at the world-class Ross School of Business and brings together academic researchers, technology developers and industry practitioners in a community of peers.

Members enjoy the opportunity not only to learn about, but also to affect and participate in research on major questions regarding the management, development, and application of emerging technologies to innovate business practices and create new value.


Recent Event | May 19, 2017

8th Technology and Business Innovation Forum 
on Cyber Security in
the Digital Enterprise

Proliferations of assets that are connected and embedded with intelligence through IOT (Internet of Things) in manufacturing floors and service platforms make our corporations, hospitals and government organizations vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Breaches into personal data of customers or employees and financial information of businesses have resulted in replacement of top leadership and bankruptcy filings by firms.  Pervasive digitization of business and the emergence of cloud computing aided by ubiquitous connectivity calls for a strategic approach to Cybersecurity within organizations.  Traditional security approach that ring fences and protects a central data or information source does not work in protecting the ecosystem of connected devices that support businesses today.  Organizations need to be both proactive and reactive in sensing and protecting from a cyber-attack at a device level. In this forum, speakers from our member organizations, technology vendors and other guests will highlight major Cybersecurity challenges faced today and will share some of their best practices and lessons in Cybersecurity.

Possibilities for Member Participation

Semi-Annual Member Meetings

Technology Demonstrations

Special Interest Groups

14-Week Summer Internships

7-Week MAP Projects

Interactions with Faculty

Interactions with Students

Ross School Technology Briefings

Possibilities for Faculty Participation

Interactive Discussions on “Technology and Business Innovation”

Sponsored Introductions

Research Relevant Special Interest Groups

Research Relevant MAP Project Proposals

Themed MAP Projects

TBIF Sponsored Working Papers

Recent Technology Innovation Trends (Up to 3 events rotating weekly)


Technology and Business
Innovation Forum

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, R5342
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Phone: 734-647-4027
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Faculty Co-Directors

M.S. Krishnan
Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems


Ravi Anupindi
David B Hermelin Professor of Business Administration,
Professor of Technology and Operations


Brandon Uckele