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CSAM Names Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for 2015

Anthony Scriffignano ’82, ’85 MS will be recognized at the CSAM Convocation this May.

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Anthony Scriffignano, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in information technologies, Big Four management consulting and international business. Presently he is the senior vice president, chief data scientist for Worldwide Data and Insight, Dun & Bradstreet where he leads D & B™s worldwide efforts to discover, curate and synthesize business information in multiple languages, geographies and contexts. Scriffignano has held senior leadership positions in D & B™s Technology and Operations Organizations.  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, primarily relating to identity resolution and related business process 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 Operations Management.  He was recently profiled by Information Week and by BizCloud regarding big data and data privacy and was published in the May 2014 edition of CIO Review: CIO Big Data 100 Special Edition. Scriffignano is the holder of patents in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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.