Shashidhar “Shashi” Kaparthi is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Northern Iowa. He specializes in decision support systems; Internet technologies; business data analytics; supply chain and operations management; IT strategy and innovation; and artificial intelligence, including neural network models and applications in management research. Dr. Kaparthi was the inaugural CIO at the University of Northern Iowa. In that role, he led the university community and the IT services unit in delivering high-quality, cost-effective, and secure services; provided the university’s IT vision; and was responsible for the alignment of IT infrastructure and capabilities with the university’s mission and strategic goals. Dr. Kaparthi is the author of Macromedia ColdFusion and has been published in numerous journals, such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Decision Systems, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. He earned a PhD in management systems from the University at Buffalo School of Management at State University of New York Buffalo and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.