AIS 2019 Analytics Challenge Pre-Competition Hosted by ATOMPreliminary Judges


Edward Duran, MSIS

Senior Project Manager

Passionate about the opportunities distance-learning programs offer students, Edward began his career advising prospective students for online programs at FIU Online. He soon, thereafter, worked with subject matter experts to leverage advances in educational technology to develop engaging and interactive learning experiences. Currently, he leads multidisciplinary projects as a Senior Project Manager and uses technology to solve complex business problems. Edward earned a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Information Systems at Florida International University, his second home.


Krista Mikaële Theodore, MSIS

Cyber Security Analyst, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, PCI Professional v.3.1, NSTISSI No. 4011, Security + CE, GSEC

Krista Theodore is a Security Analyst for Memorial Healthcare System. Prior to joining Memorial, she was an IT Security Engineer for the University of Miami’s Information Security Office. As an IT Security Engineer, she was responsible for developing security strategies and consulting on best practices to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of university data. Her specific areas of expertise are cybersecurity awareness and education, regulatory compliance, and risk management. She holds several security certifications such as Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Payment Card Industry Professional, GIAC Security Essentials & CompTIA Security+.

Krista earned concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in Information Sciences and Technology: Integration and Application, and Security and Risk Analysis: Information and Cyber Security. Additionally, she earned her Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics at Florida International University.

Krista is the founder of the Digital Immigrants Project, a local organization which provides education, training and awareness to individuals born before the widespread adoption of digital technology. She serves as board member and role model speaker for ITWomen, a non-profit organization which strives to narrow the gender gap in technology and increase the potential for innovation and economic growth through gender equity. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Project Semicolon, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, InfraGard, and Information Systems Security Association.


Louise (Lou) Corps Sotolongo, MSIS

Project Manager

Louise (Lou) Corps Sotolongo is a Project Manager at Ultimate Software. Prior to joining Ultimate Software, Lou worked with the FIU College of Business Technology Center as a Project Manager. Her project management career started in Ecolab, Inc. where she held a position with the Enterprise Excellence team as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Most of Lou’s career was spent in Sales and Operations Management. She spent 8 years with Ecolab’s Institutional Division, which offers comprehensive solutions for industries such as foodservice, hospitality/lodging, and healthcare. Some of her roles in Ecolab included Distributor Sales Development Manager, and Area Route Manager. Lou also worked in the banking industry for 16 years in both Texas and Florida; some of her roles included Branch Manager, Credit Analyst, and Chief Loan Auditor.

Lou is supported by her husband Cris and two children; Luis who is 21 and Karissa who is 9. Lou holds a Master of Science and Information Systems degree from Florida International University (FIU). She cares deeply about her alma mater and will continue to look for ways to give back.


Ina Thakur, MSIS

Business Analyst

Ina Thakur works at Amazon as a Business Analyst with the Amazon Delivery Experience team- the team dedicated to ensure that customers enjoy same day deliver. Before that, she was part of a program research team in Univision Television Network in Miami. Ina completed the MS in Information Systems program at FIU with Cohort 32-33 and credits all her career success to it.

Apart from work, Ina likes to read and spend time with her husband and puppy. She takes her pup to work since Amazon is pet friendly… how cool is that!


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