The 2023 Women in Technology Conference was held February 24 at the TAMU Student Rec Center! We had three amazing speakers: Kris Torres from Accenture, Maria Vargas from Lockheed Martin, and Erica Dugue from FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies.

Kris Torres talked about the importance of telling your story. Using your experiences and skills (tokens) and bringing others alongside of you are a critical part of success. Attending conferences and noticing the low women representation ignited her passion for female representation. Kris reminded the attendees that their voices have impact and can save lives. Be confident in who you are and your passions! She gave numerous examples of when companies did not use women as the base model for numerous female items and brands. Consequently, making your presence and thoughts known creates a difference in the usability of products.


Maria Vargas gave a quote for the attendees to remember “Dream big and work hard to make your dreams come true.” She is the first professional in her family. Maria encouraged our attendees to attend good conferences so you can meet new people and gain new opportunities. The importance of paying it forward through community service and furthering your education were keys points in Maria’s presentation. Maria also talked about the first time she negotiated her salary through the help of her mentor. She ended her presentation by discussing why STEM is important. She talked about how it has changed the world and is involved in all areas of life. It is critical in keeping pilots safe so they can return to their families!


Erica Dugue

Erica Dugue speaking at the CMIS Women in Technology Conference.

Erica Dugue talked about the importance of work-life balance. There will be times that are good and times that are difficult. It is important to have boundaries and stick to them. When you take a vacation, let it be a vacation. Set aside stopping time and remember to put health first. You are replaceable at work but not at home. She also encouraged the attendees to find mentors and talk to them. Always be open to opportunities by asking questions and taking opportunities! Erica also discussed that when looking for a job, find a company that aligns with your values.


Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Case Competition Winners!

ISTM 320 Winners:

 1st Place: JAM Consulting


2nd Place: Group 1011

ISTM 410 Winners:

1st Place: DLHL Consulting

2nd Place: JAGM Consulting


The Council for the Management of Information Systems (CMIS) unifies students, faculty, and industry members under the banner of research and educational enhancement.

Spring 2023

February 24    CMIS Women In Technology Conference – TAMU Rec Center

March 23         MIS Career Night (Wehner 161)

April 5-6          CMIS Board Meeting/Case Competition (TAMU Memorial Student Center)


The CMIS facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate members in an effort to provide educational opportunities, research support, and corporate access to students.

The CMIS engages an active corporate membership program that advances its objectives through coordination, participation, and sponsorship. The CMIS seeks to provide members with competitive advantages in their own interests through choice partnerships.


We recognize the value in corporate partnerships and understands the critical role they play in the sustained growth of our students. Towards this end, we formed the CMIS Advisory Board, with constituents dedicated to providing guidance to the center and the MIS curriculum.

Corporate advisory board membership offers exclusive opportunities to interact with current MIS and MS-MIS students. The program operates under a 3- tiered membership model: Exabyte, Petabyte, and Terabyte. Each level comes with its own unique combination of benefits. This model allows members to contribute to the program at a level that bests suits their interests.

Membership benefits include direct influence of educational programming and research endeavors, networking opportunities, priority access to student competitions, and more.

The CMIS Advisory Board networks with students and faculty during the annual programs offered year-round.

If you are interested in speaking to an MIS student class, please contact us at


CMIS provides a number of engagement opportunities, such as conferences, competitions, and receptions, for students to connect with corporate members.


Della Whitcomb
Wehner 330B
(979) 845-1748

Events Coordinator:
Melanie Provines
Wehner 330
(979) 845-1618

Mays Business School
Wehner 330
(979) 845-1618

For academic or admissions information on Management Information Systems (MISY) and Supply Chain Management (SCMT) programs, please email the Student Services office at or visit Wehner 315.