MSIS Industry Advisory Board

The purpose of the MSIS Industry Advisory Board is to provide input and support for the department. This includes advising faculty and the department chair about all of its programs, students, projects and centers.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MSIS  Advisory Board, please e-mail Ms. Luz Kosar at


Lili Delalat
Managing Director, Global Head of Real Time Market Data Technology
Thomson Reuters

Lili Delalat heads the Real Time Market Data Collections and Private Data Contributions Technology at Thomson Reuters, responsible for over 450 global exchanges data and connectivity with over 3000 international clients in the financial market. She joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 and served as Global Head of Enterprise Transaction Services for two years.

Lili has over 23 years of experience in leading and managing cross-functional, cross asset and global teams, client relationships, resource allocation projection, business strategy planning, budgeting, execution and mentoring.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Lili worked at Bond Desk as Senior Managing Director as a Head of Information Technology reporting directly to the CEO and the board of directors and before that for Wachovia Securities, as Managing Director of Capital Market and Global Head of Cash Trading Technology for Fixed Income and Equities.

Lili also served as Vice President of the Equity division, Head of Equity Technology Services at Goldman Sachs covering US, European, and Asian markets.

Lili attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering.


Ashish Dev
Managing Director and Senior Corporate Risk Executive at J.P.Morgan Chase
Editor-in-Chief - The Journal of Credit Risk

Ashish Dev is Managing Director and senior corporate risk executive in JP Morgan Chase. Ashish has a governance role over economic and regulatory capital methodologies globally and also heads up corporate model risk governance across all businesses firm-wide. In this capacity, one of his major roles is JPMC’s qualification for Basel II for credit risk and operational risk, market risk and securitization capital under Basel II.5, capital charges for counter-party credit risk and liquidity risk under Basel III. As market risk management has progressively shifted from VaR-based to more stress-testbased after the financial crisis, Mr. Dev has been a thought leader in how market risk is managed in the new paradigm. He has been heavily involved in Fed-stress tests performed in JPMC for capital adequacy purposes building up from all businesses and risk stripes, as well as in liquidity stress tests. In all these, regulatory liaison at various levels forms a major component of Mr. Dev’s functions.

Prior to joining JPMC in 2010, Ashish was practice leader at niche consulting firm Promontory Financial in its New York office. His involvement with Risk Magazine started from the days when he was Executive Vice President, enterprise risk management at KeyCorp. Previous to KeyCorp, Ashish was senior Vice President in finance/treasury at Bank One. Mr. Dev has been one of the industry’s most active contributors in the Basel process. Over the years of formulation of Basel II, Mr. Dev has been a member of several high-level industry groups formed for the purpose. These industry groups have been extremely influential in all aspects of Basel II formulation and changes made along the way and frequently met and advised the Basel II Committee Chairman, the Vice-Chairman of Federal Reserve Board of the US, the Comptroller of the Currency, Basel II task forces and groups dealing with specific topics within Basel II. Mr. Dev was a member of ISDA working group on counter-party risk (WGCR) which was instrumental in the development of now commonly accepted best-practice framework for counter-party credit risk and economic capital for counter-party risk. Ashish was also a member of the IIF working group on operational risk (WGOR) which was instrumental in developing the fundamental framework for capital for operational risk that become the predominant approach in the industry for purposes of Basel II Advanced Measurement approaches (AMA). The Basel II IRB rules for securitization are calibrated to a model coauthored by Mr. Dev. The concept of correlation being a function of credit quality introduced in another paper published by Mr. Dev found its place in Basel II Advanced IRB formulae. More recently he has been active in the Basel II.5 and Basel III developments.

Mr. Dev holds a Ph.D. in Finance & Economics and was a student of Nobel laureate Harry Markowitz. He also holds the CFA professional designation. He has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Credit Risk since 2007. In 2004 Ashish was the editor of a best-selling book on Economic Capital, in which experts from almost all the large banks contributed. Mr. Dev is listed as one of the most published authors in the period 1994-2006 in Risk. In 2009, Ashish was awarded one of the “top faces of operational risk” for making the operational risk discipline what it is today.


David Hunt
Surface Transportation Practice
Oliver Wyman

David Hunt is a member of the Surface Transportation practice at Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting company. He specializes in freight operations and strategic planning; national and regional freight policy and planning; and development of decision support systems. During his career he has worked with numerous private sector and public agencies around the world. Recent interests include the development of models that provide analytical support to the national debate on transportation policy, and development of open architecture GIS-based analytical tools to support exploration of massive network-based datasets.

Since joining Oliver Wyman in 2008, David has led efforts to help understand the potential impacts of proposed policy changes to the competitive structure of the nation’s freight railroads; evaluated a proposed tunnel that would provide direct freight rail service to Long Island; helped a shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables expand their operation; and worked with several companies to identify operational changes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, David was a Senior Associate at Cambridge Systematics (CS) and a Vice President at ALK Associates.

David is active in the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), where he is on the Board of Directors as Vice President of Chapters & Fora. He is a former Chair of the INFORMS New Jersey Chapter, and has also served as the Chair of the Railway Applications Section. He has a B.S. in civil engineering from West Virginia University and a MSE from the Civil Engineering and Operations Research Department at Princeton University.


Georgia Papathomas
VP & Group CIO
Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Georgia Papathomas joined Boehringer Ingelheim USA as senior vice president, Chief Information Officer, effective October 8, 2007.

Georgia came to BI from Pfizer where she worked since 2003. Most recently, she was the vice president, Global Customer Service Management and a member of the Corporate Information Technology (CIT) Executive Team. She directed a global organization for Account Management, CRM, Portfolio Management and Service Management for CIT shared services. Prior to this role, Georgia served as the vice president, Global Infrastructure Transformation and as the vice president, Corporate IT for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Georgia started her career as a researcher in Applied Mathematics at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories; performed basic and applied research in Microelectronics, Quantum Dynamics, Computer Communications, Signal Processing and Acoustics. Her career at AT&T led to roles of increasing responsibility including leading the Navy’s Active Acoustics Surveillance Research Program, Directing Global Operations of AT&T’s High-Speed Data Services and becoming a member of a task force under the direction of the chairman to divest Lucent Technologies.

In 1998, Georgia joined Lucent Technologies as the vice president of Network Solutions and Professional Services. Recognizing her contribution to the company and her leadership abilities, Georgia was appointed to Lucent’s Business Operations Board, formed to drive Lucent’s business recovery plan in North America.

Georgia received her education at Columbia University, where she earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering; an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics as a Sloan Fellow and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science.

Georgia was born in Greece and came to the U.S. for college, where she met her husband Thomas. Thomas is a Dean at Rutgers University, and together they have two children, Lia and Alexander.


David Rosner
Principal, Life Sciences Commercial Operations Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP

David is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Life Science practice where he leads the Life Sciences Commercial Operations practice. David has over 20 years of consulting experience within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries focusing on technology and operations consulting within the sales, marketing, and managed care functions. His expertise includes CRM/SFA, Field Sales Enablement, Business Intelligence, HCP/HCO Master Management, Marketing Operations Automation, and Multi-Channel Marketing. David is known within the Life Sciences industry as a though leader in the space of next generation sales and marketing operational platforms.

Areas of expertise include:

  • SFA/CRM Software Selection, Planning, and Implementation
  • HCP/HCO Customer Data Management / Master Data Management
  • Digital Marketing – Mobile, Physician Portal, Multi-Channel Campaign Execution
  • Closed Loop Marketing / eDetailing Strategy through Implementation
  • Field Enablement (Sales Reps, Account Reps, MSLs) including mobility (iPad)
  • Medical / Patient Call Center Operations and Platforms
  • Responsible for Deloitte’s US Veeva practice
  • Commercial Reporting & Analytics Platforms
  • Marketing Operations (Planning through Campaign Management) / MRM
  • HCP/HCO Aggregate Spend Compliance
  • KOL Relationship Management (via MSLs)

Some of David’s clients have included: Pfizer, Merck, J&J, Shire.


Ramendra Sahoo

Ramendra is a Director in PwC's Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice with a total of over twenty years of experience including sixteen years in client business solution development in the area of financial services, enterprise risk management and technology services domain. An expert in providing strategic business solutions, enterprise risk, planning and execution, using analytical tools, data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis techniques.

He has practical and in-depth knowledge of quantitative techniques including financial statement analysis (P&L, income projections), Monte-Carlo simulations, segmentation, decision tree analysis applicable to banking, financial and IT services. Several of his patents, publications and invited presentations are based on these projects and initiatives.

Ram has a Ph.D. in Scientific Computing from Stony Brook and MBA in Finance and Strategy from Cornell University, over and above a Master's degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Chennai (India) and a BE in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology Durgapur (India). He is active within risk and analytics professional community and affiliated with Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), KDD and IEEE.


Gabrielle Wolfson
Chief Information Officer and President of CISCAM
Panasonic Corporation of North America

Gabrielle Wolfson joined the Panasonic Corporation of North America in 2010 as CIO and President of CISCAM (Corporate Information Systems Company Americas). In her role, Gabrielle is leading the Information Systems organization to provide shared technology services across Panasonic companies in the region and globally, enable business strategies and drive innovation.

Gabrielle has been leading Information Systems organizations for over 20 years, driving technology and process transformation to maximize business benefits. She has led the deployment of global enterprise solutions to optimize supply chain, expand CRM capabilities, strengthen R&D and enable new business models for companies in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Consumer Products and Electronics industries. She has successfully transformed IS organizations from support centric service providers to strategic business partners enabling growth strategies and transformation. She is currently focused on leveraging the power of cloud computing, device connectivity, big data, data analytics and social networks to develop new business models and enable digital marketing strategies.

Prior to Panasonic, she served as Global CIO for Integra Life Sciences Corporation and Par Pharmaceutical Companies. She also held executive leadership positions for Viacom Show Time Networks, Pernod Ricard Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned a BA degree in Mathematics from Queens College and a MS in Technology Management from Columbia University.