Michael Savoie

Lecturer I - Management
Senior Lecturer I - Management, School of
michael.savoie@utdallas.edu
972-883-4399
SOM3432

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Production/Operations Management Support: Business Computer Information Systems
University of North Texas - 1991
MBA
Nicholls State University - 1986
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Louisiana State University - 1984

Research Areas

Research Interests
Dr. Savoie serves as the Director of the Center for Information Technology and Management (CITM) in The School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.  His research focuses on wrapping the business case around new and emerging technologies.  Specific areas of research include information technology, electronic commerce, quality, operations management, and continuous improvement.  His current writings explore the role of information technology in organizational transformation and the integration of IS with business processes. Dr. Savoie has experience in the following industries:  Information Technology, Telecom, Energy (traditional and alternative) Government, Non-Profit, Training, Engineering, Quality, Education, Online Learning, E-Commerce. Infrastructure, Utilities, and Gaming.

Publications

Savoie, Michael J. and Elizabeth Hubbard.  Serious Games for Instant Media (IM) Generation Girls.  2011.  International Journal of Business Excellence.    2011 - Publication
Savoie, Michael J., et al (eds).  The 3rd International MultiConference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010, Volume II.  2010.  ISBN: 9781936338030. 2010 - Publication
Savoie, Michael J.  Evaluation of Payment Methods for Online Games.  INFORMS 2010 Conference Proceedings.  Austin, Texas, November 2010. 2010 - Publication
Savoie, Michael J., et al (eds).  The International MultiConference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2010, Volume I. 2010.  ISBN: 9781934272879. 2010 - Publication
Savoie, Michael J., et al (eds).  The International MultiConference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2010, Volume II.  2010.  ISBN: 9781934272886. 2010 - Publication
Michael J. Savoie (eds).  Proceedings of the 2nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation, IMETI 2009, Volume II.    2009.  ISBN-10 1-934272-74-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-934272-74-9. 2009 - Publication
Chu Hsing-Wei, Ferrer José, Munitic Ante, Savoie Michael, Zinn C. Dale(eds).  Proceedings of the 1st International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation; IMETI 2008, Volume II.   2008.  ISBN-10: 1-934272-44-2, ISBN-13: 978-1-934272-44-2. 2008 - Publication
Chu Hsing-Wei, Estrems Manuel, Ferrer José, Franco Patricio, Savoie Michael(eds).  Proceedings of the 1st International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation; IMETI 2008, Volume I.    2008.  ISBN-10: 1-934272-43-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-934272-43-5. 2008 - Publication
Hubbard, Elizabeth, Michael J. Savoie, Dave Rushton, Emily Rushton.  Serious Games For IM Generation Girls.  Learning with Games 2007 Conference Proceedings.  Sophia-Antiopolis, France, October, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Chu Hsing-Wei, Savoie Michael, Senanayake S. M. Namal Arosha, Zinn C. Dale, Aguilar José(eds).  Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2007, Jointly with The 4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2007 and the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2007, Volume II.  2007.  ISBN-10: 1-934272-08-6,  ISBN-13: 978-1-934272-08-4. 2007 - Publication

Appointments

Director
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
E-Business Initiatives
Director
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
Center for Information Technology & Management
Director
University of Dallas [1999–2001]
Electronic Commerce Program
Director
Center for Applied Information Technology (CAIT) [1997–Present]
Director
University of Dallas [1997–2001]
Information Technology Program
Adjunct Professor of MIS
Southern Methodist University [1996–1996]
Chief Executive Officer.
HyperGrowth Solutions, Inc. [1996–Present]
Assistant Professor of Information Technology
University of Dallas [1996–2001]
Assistant Professor of Management (Visiting)
University of New Orleans [1992–1995]
Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer
Integrated Resources Group, Inc. [1992–1996]

Projects

PRESENTATIONS &WORKSHOPS
2018–2018 UTD Enterprise Systems Initiative. With Mary Beth Goodrich. American SAP Users Group Meeting, February 16,2007, Plano, Texas. E-Commerce: Current Trends and Directions. McAfee Lecture Series, February 14, 2007. Dallas, Texas. Decisive Risk Management as a Transdisciplinary Science. Keynote Address, Symposium on Risk Management and Cyber-Informatics: RMCI'05, July 11,2005, Orlando, Florida. The Death of Telecom and the Birth of the Communications Industry: How Convergence Has Created a New Industry Sector. Plenary address at SCI 2004, The 8th World Multi- Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 18-21, 2004, Orlando, Florida. The Business of Software. Plenary address at CCCT'04, Austin, Texas. Business Models for Industry Cooperation in Telecom. Global Wireless Internet Forum, 2003, Richardson, Texas. Evaluation and Comparison of Learning Tools for the Creation of Online Learning Environments. With David Heroy. 2002 CITE Conference. April 12, 2002, Denver Colorado. Using the World Wide Web to Manage the Value Chain: It's Effect on Total Quality. 2001 INFORMS Conference, June 16-21,2001, Maui, Hawaii. Panel/Session: E-Business Models and Strategy: Theory in Action. 2001 INFORMS Conference, June 16-21,2001, Maui, Hawaii. Methodologies for Evaluating Software Companies. Half-day workshop at the 2000 NACVA conference, November 29, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada. Valuing Dot-Corns. Half-day workshop at the 2000 NACVA conference, November 29, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada. Designing Custom Online Degree Programs with Higher Education Partners: The Future o fCorporate-Based Online Degree Programs. Presentation to the Online Learning Conference. September 26, 2000, Denver, Colorado.   E-Commerce Graduate Programs: Online Program Design and Implementation (with Blake Frank). AACSB 2000 Management Education E-Commerce Conference, Boston, MA, June 2000. "E-Commerce: Valuation in a .Com Environment" Financial Executives Institute, Dallas Chapter, Continuing Education Series, April 11, 2000. "Global Electronic Commerce" Financial Executives Institute, Dallas Chapter, Continuing Education Series, December 14, 1999. "Electronic Commerce" Over The Top Radio Show. Hosted by Kym Yancy. 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas, Texas. November 21,1999. "Electronic Commerce" Over The Top Radio Show. Hosted by Kym Yancy. 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas, Texas. September 26, 1999. "Electronic Commerce" Over The Top Radio Show. Hosted by Kym Yancy. 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas, Texas. September 19, 1999. "Electronic Commerce" Over The Top Radio Show. Hosted by Kym Yancy. KLIF Radio, Dallas, Texas. June 13, 1999. "UD GSM Electronic Commerce Program." Richardson Chamber of Commerce 1st Friday Impact Luncheon, August 6, 1999. "Y2K Round Table." GSM Alumni Conference, June 15, 1999. "Team Leader Training." Integrated Concepts, Inc. November, 1998. "Future Trends in Technology." GSM Alumni Conference, July, 1998. "Future Trends in Technology: The Bandwidth Blues." American Electronics Association Telecom Subcommittee Luncheon. November to, 1997, Richardson, Texas. "Team Leader Training." Kaiser-Jamaica Bauxite Corporation. July 28-30, 1997, Bridgewater, Jamaica. "Team Leader Training." Alumina Partners of Jamaica. April 14-16, 1997, Mandeville, Jamaica. "Global Issues in Information Technology." American Electronics Association CEO Breakfast. April 2, 1997, Dallas, Texas. "Reengineering: What's It All About?" EMC Mortgage Corporation. November 21, 1996, Las Colinas, Texas.  ..The Top Performing Supervisor: Fundamentals ofManaging People." Chevron, U.S.A. October 25-27, 1995, Lafayette, Louisiana. "Introduction to SPC." BellSouth Telecommunications. October 16-17,1995, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Introduction to SPC." BellSouth Telecommunications. October 2-3, 1995, Atlanta, Georgia. "Introduction to Spc." BellSouth Learning Center. September 25 - 26, 1995, Birmingham, Alabama. "How to Conduct Effective Performance Appraisals." Thompson Equipment Company. April 7, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana. "The Top Performing Supervisor: Fundamentals of Managing People." Thompson Equipment Company. March 10, March 17, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Reengineering the Corporation." Executive Breakfast Series. Sponsored by the Levy- Rosenblum Institute, Tulane University. October 12, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana. "The Top Performing Supervisor: Fundamentals of Managing People." Chevron, U.S.A. May 24 - 26, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Creating a Quality Culture: The Role of the Personal Facilitator." Quality Improvement Seminar. Sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. June 28 - 29, 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada. "Environmental Management." Framing the Future: Implementing Tomorrow's Business Vision Today. Third Annual APICS/TOpS Spring Manufacturing Seminar, April 16, 1993, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Quality in the Service Industries." Symposium, 4th Annual International Association of Business Disciplines Conference, April 8-11, 1993, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Implementing Quality on a Personal Level." Workshop, The 4th Annual Louisiana Quality Symposium, October 27-29, 1992, Baton Rouge, LA. "Combining Smoothing Forecasting Models: A Case Study," with 1. Zbib. Paper presentation, POM-91, November 10-13, 1991, New York. "Global Manufacturing Strategies: The Case of Maquiladora," with 1. G. Motwani and V. E. Sower. Paper presentation, POM-91, November 10-13, 1991, New York.  Robots in Manufacturing: An Integrative Perspective, " with l. G. Motwani and V. E. Sower. Paper presentation, POM-91, November 10-13, 1991, New York. "The Use of Simulation for Determining Optimal Levels of Buffer Inventory in a lIT Manufacturing Environment," with V. E. Sower, and l. G. Motwani. Paper presentation, POM-91, November 10-13, 1991, New York. "Evaluating Quality Assurance Concepts: An Exploratory Field Study," with J. G. Motwani and V. E. Sower. Paper presentation, POM-90, October 14-17, 1990, Washington D.C. "The Role of Acceptance Sampling in a Statistical Process Control Environment," with V. E. Sower and J. G. Motwani. Paper presentation. POM-90, October 14-17, 1990, Washington D.C.

Additional Information

Professional Certifications
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), American Society for Quality Control, 1992 to 2001.
  • Certified Trainer, Brian Tracy International, Phoenix Seminar on Psychology of Achievement, 1992 to Present.
  • Registered Engineer-in-Training, State of Louisiana, 1984 to Present.
  • Senior Examiner, Louisiana Quality Award, 1995.
  • Certified Quality Assurance Auditor, USDOE Yucca Mountain Project, 1993 - 95.
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • American Society for Quality
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Production & Inventory Control Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • INFORMS
  • International Association for the Management of Technology
  • Production Operations Management Society
HONORS RECEIVED: FELLOWSHIPS, ETC. SINCE COLLEGE
  • Tech Titan Finalist - Tech Titans ofthe Future Award 2006
  • Tech Titan Finalist - Technopolis Award 2005
  • Tech Titan Finalist - Tech Titans of the Future Award 2005
  • Tech Titan Finalist - Technopolis Award 2004
  • King-Haggar Scholar (Research) 1999
  • Haggar Presidential Award (Teaching) 1998

News Articles

Popular Talks Offer an Afternoon of Business Insights
In the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites became lifelines connecting victims to loved ones abroad, and for others, they provided high-tech channels to raise money for relief efforts.

Soon after, that story – and the technology behind it – became the subject of a popular talk in Dr. Michael Savoie’s then-new monthly speaker series, “An Afternoon With …”.  The free, monthly series brings innovation leaders from business, healthcare, technology, higher education and philanthropy to share their insights with students, faculty, staff and business leaders at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.
UT Dallas School of Management Adds Director of E-Business Initiative
RICHARDSON, Texas (June 25, 2001) - Dr. Michael J. Savoie is joining the faculty of The School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas as the director of e-business initiatives.

In announcing the appointment, UT Dallas School of Management Dean Hasan Pirkul explained that Dr. Savoie will oversee the school’s degree and non-degree e-business programs and research initiatives. “He also will extend our activities in this area and establish partnerships with DFW Metroplex companies interested in expanding their e-business activities,” Dean Pirkul said.
Faculty Member to Head Loan Panel for Governor
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed UT Dallas School of Management faculty member Dr. Michael Savoie to the executive committee of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp. and chairman of its Budget, Finance and Audit Committee. 

A UT Dallas faculty member since 2001, Savoie was appointed to the TG, as the corporation is known, in April.
Two UTD Professors Win Teaching Grant To Test Software Tools With Students
RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2003) - Two University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management faculty members have won a teaching grant, valued at more than $152,000, from IDS Scheer, Inc., to test one of that company's software tools with students in their classes.

Dr. Nirup Menon and Dr. Michael Savoie have won The ARIS Award 2002 for their proposal to test the ARIS software in their management information systems classes. For their project, they are using a computer "test bed" - a facility of 20 linked computers designed for trial runs of new and emerging technology applications - at UTD's Center for Information Technology Management (CITM).

Funding

Lab Survey
$10,000 - Tektronix, Inc. [2007–2007]
Competitor Analysis
$20,000 - Tektronix, Inc. [2007–2007]
Business Planning and Market Analysis
$5,000 - Envive, Inc. [2007–2007]
SAP Development Support
$30,000 - ERP Solutions, Inc. [2007–2007]
Microsoft Enterprise Software Application Grant.
$150,000 - Microsoft Corporation [2006–2007]