Centers of Excellence

Chairmen’s Roundtable

Chairmen’s RoundTable is a group of highly accomplished executives who devote their time to helping select San Diego companies navigate their business challenges. Faced with strategic ’make-or-break’ decisions, CEOs of more than 400 companies have turned to CRT for pro-bono guidance, learning from former CEOs and business unit leaders of companies such as Harley-Davidson, Burger King, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, Seagram, Freedom Communications and SeaWorld.




Viz Center


Eric Frost directs the SDSU Viz Center  ( and the Homeland Security Graduate Program ( at SDSU. The focus is on doing real things and teaching our 120+ graduate students from this perspective to help build the leaders and managers of the future. Our end product and joy is in preparing students largely for public service on a global basis. Combining sensors, communication devices, data fusion, cloud computing, and social media provide a pathway to help educate our students in the Internet of Things and the incredible power hat it represents for global humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as well as nearly every other aspect of Homeland Security, business, education, tourism, and life.


IoT Center and Cloud Storage Centeriot-center

The role of the CIO in today’s world is changing because of cloud computing, IoT and the focus on analytics.  The Cloud Storage and IoT Centers create a unique opportunity for SDSU students to be prepared for the changing business environment. They can gain extremely valuable knowledge with hands-on experience with the rush to cloud computing and how to develop IoT applications that impact business decisions focused on analytics with devices embedded in the workflow