All Distinguished Alumni and Speaker Honorees

Anthony Scriffignano ’82, ’85 MS

Posted in: 2015, College of Science and Mathematics

Anthony Scriffiganano

Anthony Scriffignano, PhD, has over 35 years of experience in information technologies, Big Four management consulting and international business. Presently he is the senior vice president, chief data scientistfor , Dun & Bradstreet, where he leads D & B’s worldwide efforts to innovate in capabilities including advanced anomaly detection, fraud and veracity adjudication, identity, and linkage. Scriffignano was recently recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.

He has extensive background in linguistics and advanced computer algorithms and has leveraged that background as primary inventor of multiple patents and patents pending for D & B worldwide, primarily relating to identity resolution, anomaly detection, geospatial inference and related business processes in various linguistics contexts.

Scriffignano previously served as management consultant for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group and as corporate controller for Harrison Alloys. He has advised firms in financial services, manufacturing (chemicals and pharmaceuticals) and information technologies. He maintains CPIM certification in production and inventory management from the Association for for Supply Chain Management. He is routinely invited to provide thought leadership for senior executives and high-level government officials globally. Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and contributed to three separate reports to the President, on Big Data Analytics, Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision, and Internet and Communications Resilience. Additionally, Scriffignano provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He provided counsel to members of other public sector constituents worldwide. He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference in China hosted by President Xi Jinping and the China Development Forum, as well as other major world events. He was recently published or quoted in various publications including, Forbes Insights, Huffington Post, Business Insider, InformationWeek, China Daily, Xinhua, PCWeek Russia, Taiwan News, Bangkok Post, Mint (India), The Hill, and others.

Scriffignano received a BS, cum laude, in Computer Science from Montclair State in 1982 and an MS in Computer Science in 1985. He earned an MBA from Columbia University in 1990 and a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University in 2010. He is one of the founding members of the Montclair State University Computer Science Department Advisory Board and is now advising the Department in curriculum issues in big data and data science. He is also a member of the College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Board.