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Lawson Smith

Former Students

Dr. Chatterjee is one of the best professors I have had in my time at UGA. He has a unique way of combining his industry insights with genuine care for his students. It was extremely helpful to get the real-world perspective Dr. Chatterjee provided as it pertains to the intersection of business and technology. Additionally, Dr. Chatterjee took the time to have one-on-one and live sessions with each of his students, which was vital to facilitating our learning during this global pandemic. Overall, I have never met a professor who is so knowledgeable in their area of expertise and so committed to sharing that knowledge with their students. I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Chatterjee.

David Ajayi

Former Students

While at UGA, I took two classes with Dr. Chatterjee. In each class, Dr. Chatterjee showed up with passion, knowledge and great information. From each class I took, I applied relevant skills to my job, working in consulting at Deloitte. I took an IS Leadership Class (MIST 5670) my last semester at UGA, and this class was pivotal for me. Through our case studies, I learned from various experiences at real institutions and use this knowledge daily as I encounter various situations working with clients. There was a lot of unknown in the career world, but all of my classes with Dr. Chatterjee have prepared me for the challenge. As I’ve been out of school for two years, I’ve continued to stay in touch with Dr. Chatterjee and he has been a great mentor. From inside the class, to outside the class, I’ve had nothing but great experiences. Thanks for everything!

Vivek Ramchandani

Former Students

“I had the privilege to take Dr.Chatterjee’s course during the Spring of 2020. Due to COVID-19, our course had suddenly gone fully remote. Despite this, Dr.Chatterjee showed great versatility and managed to help us adapt to such a difficult situation. Even with the transition to online learning, Dr.Chatterjee’s class proved to be nothing short of rewarding. Having taken the course, I was exceedingly prepared for my Project Management Internship at UPS. The hands-on experience,with Signavio, allowed me to take on challenging projects throughout the summer, with confidence. I cherished the class and grew from the professional events held with various employers. This course made a tremendous impact on me when thinking about my career post undergrad. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in process modeling or is looking to further their industry knowledge in the world of Information Systems. I hope you all reap the same benefits I did while in Dr. Chatterjee’s class. All the best!”

Trinity Anea Hobson

Former Students

Hello Professor Chatterjee, I took your Business Process Management course in June and now that life has slightly settled down for me, I wanted to reach out and thank you for making the course a great experience despite its unusual nature. I found the course to be particularly interesting and I am happy to report that during my cybersecurity internship with PwC in July, I was able to witness some of the concepts we learned in action (specifically SCRUM and agile). Again, thank you for a great experience and I hope to keep in touch. Best regards, Trinity Hobson University of Georgia ‘21 B.B.A Intended Management Information Systems 

Ahmad Chaudhary

Former Students

Dr. Chatterjee’s Business Process Management class has been one of the engaging and interesting classes I have taken so far in my college career. He structured the class in a way in which I felt like I was doing work in the real world. I know that once I graduate, everything that I have learned in his class will come in handy and I will have an edge over my peers. Dr. Chatterjee has worked in the corporate world so he actually knows how stuff works in the real world, and it shows through his style of teaching. Again, thanks so much for everything and I hope to cross paths with you again. Best, Ahmad Chaudhary

Akhil Hazari

Former Students

During my time at the University of Georgia, I have had the privilege of getting to know Dr. Chatterjee in a classroom, professional, and personal setting. Dr. Chatterjee is an incredibly humble, intelligent, and personable professor. In his class, I learned the fundamentals of business process management. While many other professors would stop there, Dr. Chatterjee allowed me to apply my knowledge in a real consulting project. Bottom line, Dr. Chatterjee is a fantastic professor and mentor.

Hannah Gillon

Former Students

Dr. Chatterjee has by far been one of the most influential professors, and mentors, that I’ve ever had. I first met Dr. Chatterjee by taking his BPMN class at UGA. His passion for the subject was infectious and he clearly conveyed the value of learning the skill to his students. Our 1:1 discussions together eventually evolved from BPMN concepts to thoughtful topics around career plans, the future of IT, and characteristics of leaders, all of which had an impact on motivating me to thoughtfully choose my career path and set even higher goals for myself than I had previously imagined. Dr. Chatterjee is very much a visionary and his positivity and passion for topics around IT, and life, in general, has been something I admire most about him. From his depth of knowledge in the IT space to his constant desire for improvement, Dr. Chatterjee embodies all of the characteristics I hope to hold myself one day. Thank you for everything, Dr. Chatterjee. — Hannah Gillon IS Analyst II Hyper-Converged Operations Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Geraldine Wong

Former Students

Dear Dr. Chatterjee, I wanted to reach out and thank you for the Pandemic Webinar you hosted with Mr. Holman, Mr. Killian, and Mr. Spence. Usually, I don’t expect to gain much valuable information in video assignments but this was not the case for your webinar. I found myself encouraged by the advice and wisdom that you and the other speakers gave. One part that stood out to me, in particular, was the discussion about how gaining experience, whether paid or unpaid, is considered an investment in yourself and that the pay will come later. That really resonated with me along with the part about taking this time and opportunity to diversify your interests and skills. I initially had an internship for the summer that was canceled. Thankfully, I was able to get another offer but that search period left me feeling discouraged and anxious. I feel that if I were able to watch your webinar during that time, it would have been incredibly reassuring to me and I hope my fellow peers who are going through that situation feel the same way. Again, I really appreciate how you care about us and how you took the time and effort to set up this webinar. Thank you also for your vivid passion and enthusiasm for your students and for the material you teach! I thoroughly enjoyed your class and hope to see you again in the fall semester. I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy! Warmest regards, Geraldine Wong BBA Management Information Systems | University of Georgia | Honors Program

Celine Pham

Former Students

Hi Doctor Chatterjee, My name is Celine Pham, and I am not sure if you remember me, but I had taken your FYOS course on Digitalization a little over 2 years ago (aside from that, you had ordered a honey cappuccino from me at Au Bon Pain my sophomore year as well). At the time, I was interested in the content covered by the course, but I did not realize how important they would be later on, in not only my college career, but also future work experience. I am currently in my third year as a marketing major, but even within this field, I have learned things in my classes that I had first heard from you. The company I am currently interning for is a talent acquisition firm for the OT/ICS Cybersecurity industry, and I actually have an interview for Siemens tomorrow morning for a summer internship. The point of this email was to reach out and say thank you for getting me started in the right direction. I’m now starting to understand the impact digitalization has on businesses and society as a whole, and the potentials it has for the future. It may not have seemed like much to a bunch of freshmen, but as I near graduation this December, it makes me grateful for professors at UGA such as yourself who are so passionate about what they teach. Thanks again,

Will Derrickson

Former Students

Dr. Chatterjee, I hope everything is still great with your family and friends during this time. I just wanted to email about something that just happened to me. My dad is currently taking an online course to learn about AI for the law firm he works for and he was having problems with it and I walk in and see a base level BPMN diagram and was able to help him through the problem. I was a little bit surprised to see such wide use of what we have learned this semester and that I was able to actually help. I’m really enjoying your class and hopefully can take something else you teach before I graduate. If there’s any way I could make that happen PLEASE let me know. Anyway, hope everything is well. Thank you, Will Derrickson

Nethra Rajendra

Former Students

I had the pleasure of taking two different courses with Dr. Chatterjee. His teaching style is different because he likes to have conversations with students during lectures rather than just talking at them. He always made an effort to engage us as students and take the extra time to remind us that he will always serve as a helping hand. Dr. Chatterjee has been very influential in my personal career journey and provided me with great advice and conversation. I thank him for the time he took to understand my personal goals and give me advice that was realistic and applicable to my life. He is a great teacher and mentor.

Katie Kish

Former Students

Hi Dr. Chatterjee, I just wanted to say thank you so much again for taking time out of your busy schedule to come speak to us today. I think I speak for everyone in the room when I say that the presentation you prepared was extremely impactful. You have led such an extraordinary life and have provided us with so many invaluable tokens of wisdom. You are such an excellent mentor to me and to so many others. Thank you for all that you do.

Abby Lowe

Former Students

Many graduates remark on the lack of transferable skills acquired during undergrad. While I relate to a degree, the lessons learned and thought leadership coached in Dr. Chatterjee’s class have turned into pillars which the foundation of my career has been built upon. I currently work at one of the Big Four, and the skills developed in Dr. Chatterjee’s classes are some of the few I have been able to take into practice every day. I now work with high-level executives at the largest Fortune companies on a daily basis, and the mindset to never cease searching for efficiencies has been paramount to my career. The technologies discussed are now ones I utilize day today, and I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from those classes.

Monica Wang

Former Students

I was honored to be Dr. Chatterjee’s student during my MBA program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The class was great. More importantly, I got to know Dr. Chatterjee as a devoted father, a sincere person with integrity, and a successful leader in the industry. Fast forward a few years, we met again and I was so inspired by Dr. Chatterjee’s life and work ethics. He encouraged me to pursue my life passion and provided great support in connecting me to thoughtful leaders in the industry. Dr. Chatterjee, I am forever grateful to have known you as my mentor. Thank you and all the best to you and your family!

Hannah Allison

Former Students

I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed your summer. I cannot believe it is already time for classes to begin again or the fact that I will not be in classes anymore since graduation. I moved to New York two weeks ago for my new job at Protiviti, and I am currently at training sessions in Chicago. I wanted to reach out and thank you for your preparation. You have helped start my career in many ways, and I feel more comfortable in my business vocabulary and knowledge because of your teaching. We have spent so much of our time this week mimicking a real-life project which has consisted of four different long process maps. Without your BPMN class, I would be so confused and lost. There are many people here that did not take a class in this, and I definitely feel as though I have an advantage because of how much I learned in your class. You can stress this to your new students this semester because they will not want to forget anything they learn in this class. I know you travel to lead discussions and give talks often. Are there any coming up that you are looking forward to?

Suzette (Shelly) Vanderhave

Former Students

I was a student in Dr. Chatterjee’s Information Technology and Strategy MBA class at the University of Georgia in 2017. He is truly a phenomenal professor and has a strong passion for discussing the role of technology in business and our lives. Every class was full of very interesting material, and Dr. Chatterjee always had relevant experiences to share with us. It’s important for professors in MBA programs to have current experiences from the field to share and draw connections between textbook topics and the real world. Dr. Chatterjee is very clearly active in the cybersecurity industry and shared many real-world examples with us. He did not only teach the basics of what is going on in the technology world today but also challenged us to think about the future. He showed a great deal of interest in students’ experiences with their own organizations and encouraged us to share with the class. Many students in my cohort speak positively about this class and Dr. Chatterjee. I have not talked with anyone who did not find it extremely interesting and impactful. I would jump at the chance to take another course taught by him!

Vasishta Monavarty

Former Students

I hope your school year has started off great! I just wanted to email and let you know that your BPM class has exponentially aided me in the short few weeks of my new career. I am working for PwC doing consulting specifically in Workday Financials. Your class has allowed me to understand not only the bigger picture but also modeling the processes. Thank you for being a great professor and preparing us for the real world.

Blake Tibbitts

Business LeadersFormer Students

I had the pleasure of having Dr. Chatterjee as a professor at the University of Georgia MBA Program. Dr. Chatterjee has a true passion for teaching that extends beyond the classroom. He clearly articulates and conveys the subject matter and consistently challenges others to apply the information to real-world applications. His introspective approach, combined with his passion for continual improvement, is an inspiration to those he encounters. Dr. Chatterjee earns my highest recommendation.

Phillip Nguyen

Former Students

I hope you are doing well. In case you forgot, my name is Phillip Nguyen and I was in your BPM class 2 semesters ago (Fall 2017). I wanted to reach out and thank you for providing me a great foundation in BPM because it became very useful during my internship this past summer. I had the opportunity to intern with Deloitte in their Cyber Risk practice. I used BPM to help improve processes in large-scale security implementation and my team was very impressed! The process improvement project with Zaxby’s that we completed that semester really enhanced my learning of BPM and provided me with great hands-on experience. I’m happy to say I’ll be joining Deloitte full-time as a Cyber Risk Consultant in Fall 2019 after graduating in May. Thank you once again and I hope you’re having a great start to your semester. Don’t forget to stress to your students how important and fundamental your class is.

Jan-Niklas Meckenstock

Former Students

Let me, first of all, say a big “Thank You”. By giving me the opportunity to be a student in both your BPM but especially the IS Leadership Class this semester, I believe that I have discovered new areas to use my potential as an MIS student to achieve great results in the future.”

Muthu Arumugham

Business Leaders

I have known Dr. Dave Chatterjee (Dave) for many years now. When I arrived in Atlanta several years ago, Dave helped me connect with the community of senior IT leadership by encouraging me to join the Atlanta Chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management is the premier international community of senior IT practitioners and thought leaders) and also inviting me to participate in his CXO panel discussions. I have seen him lead the SIM Atlanta Chapter with great effectiveness for many years. I also had the pleasure of engaging with him in numerous discussions on how to be a very effective leader in the technology space and have found his thoughts and wisdom to be most enlightening and inspiring. As someone who participated in his panel discussions, I can vouch for his ability to moderate CXO panel discussions in business and technology topics. Dave is very thorough and meticulous in his approach and preparation, which helps him deliver spectacular results!

Lee Crump

Business Leaders

I have been honored to know Dave Chatterjee for over 5 years now through my membership in SIM Atlanta and as a guest speaker at his Information Management classes at UGA. Dave has done a fantastic )and often thankless) job as the President of SIM Atlanta for many years. He is a consummate professional, very knowledgeable on the issues facing IT leaders today, and puts in long hours in this volunteer role to help IT Managers network with each other and hear excellent speakers at our monthly SIM meetings.

Shelli Keagle

Business Leaders

Dave is a visionary for how technology can enable improvements in business and academic settings. He clearly communicates his ideas in an easy style that distinguishes him from many. He sees the strategic value of technology as an enabler for success and can clearly apply that lens to any situation he encounters, in order to assess and recommend a path forward. I would highly recommend Dave.

Shelly V. Lorenzana

Former Students

I was a student in Dr. Chatterjee’s Information Technology and Strategy MBA class at the University of Georgia in 2017. He is truly a phenomenal professor and has a strong passion for discussing the role of technology in business and our lives. Every class was full of very interesting material, and Dr. Chatterjee always had relevant experiences to share with us. It’s important for professors in MBA programs to have current experiences from the field to share and draw connections between textbook topics and the real world. Dr. Chatterjee is very clearly active in the cybersecurity industry and shared many real-world examples with us. He did not only teach the basics of what is going on in the technology world today but also challenged us to think about the future. He showed a great deal of interest in students’ experiences with their own organizations and encouraged us to share with the class. Many students in my cohort speak positively about this class and Dr. Chatterjee. I have not talked with anyone who did not find it extremely interesting and impactful. I would jump at the chance to take another course taught by him!

Dr. Russell Mumper

Academic Leaders

I wish to express my gratitude to you for your invaluable leadership over the past two academic years (2015-2017) as Co-chair and then Chair of UGA’s Program Review and Assessment Committee (“PRAC”). I directly observed your diligent and thoughtful leadership to address major issues, facilitate discussions, and propose changes to the Academic Program Review Policy 4.12-2 that were subsequently endorsed and approved by the thirty-faculty member PRAC and University Council. I feel strongly that the revised policy is sound and will serve UGA very well in the future. Importantly, I believe you were the right leader at the right time. It is not surprising that your website states one of your areas of expertise is “change management.” UGA is fortunate to have you as a faculty member.

Dr. Al Segars

Academic Leaders

Dr. Chatterjee is a leading expert on technology and its impact on organizations. His work in cyber security is groundbreaking and impactful. Many businesses and business leaders have benefitted from his insight and expertise.

Jaspal Sagoo

Business Leaders

“An outstanding thought-provoking and engaging presentation by Dave Chatterjee on many emerging technologies, many of which are currently being investigated by the CDC. It is always a pleasure to listen to Dave, his enthusiasm and subject matter expertise clearly shows, and he is not afraid to challenge conventional thinking.”

Dr. Paul Klute

Academic Leaders

I think the report is spot on. It really addresses the core problems/opportunities related to data literacy that UGA is facing and it gives some very viable and realistic options on addressing those problems/opportunities. Luckily, some of the findings are already things that we are working on as an institution, so at least our findings are consistent. I also think it presents a good number of things, like the idea of additional training and a “data driver’s license” structure that can be further built out to bolster our data literacy efforts. I also think that this report is something that I can share widely across the institution and get buy­in from invested units. All­ in­ all, I think that this is a great set of recommendations that really got at the core question that we were attempting to address. I appreciate everyone’s work on the project.

Mary Sumner

Academic LeadersBusiness Leaders

He is one of the finest academic professionals in the country and he understands the “real world” and realizes that academic leaders need to address “real world” issues in both teaching and research! He would be a great pick for the Academic Council of SIM.

Lee Crump

Business Leaders

I have been honored to know Dave Chatterjee for over 5 years now through my membership in SIM Atlanta and as a guest speaker at his Information Management classes at UGA. Dave has done a fantastic )and often thankless) job as the President of SIM Atlanta for many years. He is a consummate professional, very knowledgeable on the issues facing IT leaders today, and puts in long hours in this volunteer role to help IT Managers network with each other and hear excellent speakers at our monthly SIM meetings. I recommend Dave highly!

Shelli Keagle

Business Leaders

Dave is a visionary for how technology can enable improvements in business and academic settings. He clearly communicates his ideas in an easy style that distinguishes him from many. He sees the strategic value of technology as an enabler for success and can clearly apply that lens to any situation he encounters, in order to assess and recommend a path forward. I would highly recommend Dave.

Muthu Arumugham

Business Leaders

I have known Dr. Dave Chatterjee (Dave) for many years now. When I arrived in Atlanta several years ago, Dave helped me connect with the community of senior IT leadership by encouraging me to join the Atlanta Chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management is the premier international community of senior IT practitioners and thought leaders) and also inviting me to participate in his CXO panel discussions. I have seen him lead the SIM Atlanta Chapter with great effectiveness for many years. I also had the pleasure of engaging with him in numerous discussions on how to be a very effective leader in the technology space and have found his thoughts and wisdom to be most enlightening and inspiring. As someone who participated in his panel discussions, I can vouch for his ability to moderate CXO panel discussions in business and technology topics. Dave is very thorough and meticulous in his approach and preparation, which helps him deliver spectacular results.

Alec Dicks

Business LeadersFormer Students

Dave was my favorite professor at UGA.

Cecil Bowe

Business LeadersFormer Students

In case you never knew, you gave me the start in this career direction based on your course 10 years ago.

Jim Montembeau

Business LeadersFormer Students

Dave is an exceptional leader and did an outstanding job as Chairman of the Board for the Atlanta chapter of SIM. Under his leadership membership increased, new special interest groups were created, and the content of the meetings was always of great interest to the members. His tireless effort and years of dedication in making SIM one of the best professional groups in Atlanta will always be appreciated by the many members of SIM. Thanks, Dave.