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Future of Work for Business Analysis with Analytics & Smart Machines

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Start the New Year with this engaging and thought provoking presentation at our January chapter meeting!

There is no doubt that computers are increasingly capable of doing things that humans could once do exclusively. Smart machines are gaining human capabilities: recognizing voices, processing natural language, and interacting and learning with the physical world through vision, smell, touch, mobility and motor control. In some cases, these machines do a much faster and better job than people at recognizing patterns, performing rule-based analysis from very large amounts of data, and solving structured and unstructured problems. Moreover, of course, data & analytics are on the core of this smart-machine enabled digital transformation. It is obvious that the role of a Business Analyst in 2020 will become increasingly digital-focused. According to IBM, the number of job profiles for all US business analysts who are analytics & digital-savvy is set to increase from 364,000 openings to 2,720,000 in next few years. We will discuss about how to become next generation Business Analysts who collaborate with smart machines to co-create value.
 

About the Speaker:

Haluk Demirkan, Ph.D. & PMP
Milgard Endowed Professor of Service Innovation & Business Analytics at UW-Tacoma
Founder & Director of Center for Business Analytics, and Master of Science in Business Analytics

 
Dr. Haluk Demirkan is an innovation and analytics evangelist, maestro, data gig, recognized leader, experienced practitioner (20+ years),
awarded consultant, accomplished scholar (~ 15 years), active applied researcher, cross-disciplinary teacher, effective mentor, invited
speaker, productive author (150+ pubs) and professional student. His achievements brought him a global leadership and reputation in co-
creation of value and service innovation with out-tasking, complex data, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, intelligence
augmentation and service-oriented technology & management.

He has more than 20 years professional experience advising more than 40 Fortune 500 companies like IBM, GE, Cisco, HP, Intel, American
Express and others in maximizing the return on companies’ resources by effectively implementing strategic data, analytics, cognitive and
service transformation solutions. In 2014, he was ranked 5  in Top-100 World-wide Researchers (the Association for Information Systems
sanctioned rankings). He also received four IBM Faculty Research Awards as a result of his analytics and cognitive business models
research.

 

Event Details: 
Sorry, no refunds on chapter meeting registrations, unless event is cancelled. Non-member Students: To be eligible for discount, you must be enrolled in a full-time, degree-granting program at a college or university that has U.S. accreditation or the global equivalent. Students must register with school email address or show ID at door. Use code STUD20CH during checkout for $5 discounts
Event Location: 
Boston Consulting Group Seattle, WA 1201 Third Avenue Suite 5400 Seattle, Washington 98101 United States Location Map: http://www.1201third.com/location.html
Speaker: 
Haluk Demirkan, Ph.D. & PMP
Location Name: 
Boston Consulting Group Seattle, WA
Event Directions: 
Boston Consulting Group Seattle, WA 1201 Third Avenue Suite 5400 Seattle, Washington 98101 United States Location Map: http://www.1201third.com/location.html
Other: 
This is a live, on-site presentation, not a webinar.
Event Type: 
Chapter Meeting
$10.00