Gartner Group, Terry College of Business, and the MIS Department at UGA
Department of Management Information Systems
MIS Department Head & Associate Professor
Professor of MIS
L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business & UGA Distinguished Research Professor
Welcome – MIS Department Head Maric Boudreau & Hugh Watson
Welcome – UGA Provost Jack Hu & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Mike Pfarrer
Session #1 Deans’ Panel (Trends and Opportunities: Education in the era of AI)
Session #2: Innovative Ideas and Practices (Curriculum Changes, Advisory Boards, Badges)
Gartner Group’s Campus Access - Bob Trotter (Partner)
Session #3: Keynote speaker: Bill Franks (AI & Big Data)
Session #4: AI in the MIS curriculum / research
Leave for debate (walking break)
Session #5: Debate at Demosthenian Hall (AI and the Future of Work)
Tailgate Event (at Coca-Cola Plaza)
Association for Information Systems: Updates - Alan Dennis (President)
Session #6 Hot takes on IS-related issues (Publishing, Curriculum, Outreach, Future of the IS Field)
Session #7 IS Fundraising Best Practices
Session #8 From the Editors: Initiatives and Trends
Concluding thoughts / box lunches
Join us for the Thursday evening opening reception at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This building was opened in 2012 and brings Georgia's history to life and is a must see for any visitor to Athens.
The building is home to three magnificent archives:
These libraries acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to unique and rare materials related to the history and culture of Georgia.
The speed with which the world of data science is advancing is unprecedented. There are myriad new methods, tools, and data sources coming available on a continuous basis. This impacts the skill sets required by the business community and, by extension, what universities need to offer to prepare students properly for their careers.
This talk will outline some of the trends in roles, organizational models, and analytical approaches that are on the rise with an intent to challenge listeners to carefully consider what changes might be needed in today’s academic programs to react to the trends.
Demosthenian Hall is the fourth oldest building at the University of Georgia and home to the Demosthenian Debate Society.
Constructed in 1824, Demosthenian Hall hosted debates on important topics of the day, and it continues to be used as the home of Demosthenian Debate Society and regular debates. Join us in experiencing and learning the history of this beautifully restored Hall and participate in a debate on the impacts of AI in the workforce. We will follow the Demosthenian Debate Society debating rules, which are fascinating. In route to the Hall, you will see and learn about the history of North Campus.
The Southeastern Conference and the University of Georgia are famous for their football tailgates. Food, beverage, music, games, and socializing start early on game day and continue even after the game. Experience what is like with a Friday evening social hour and dinner tailgate at the Coca-Cola Plaza in the Business Learning Community. Harry Dawg (the human version of Uga) might even make an appearance!
Do you want to have your picture taken with Harry? Would you like to have a Georgia G painted on your cheek? Wear your school colors, because everyone is welcome at a Georgia tailgate.