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IRC Seminar: "Future of work with Out-tasking & Smart Machines"

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Date 14 October 2020
Time 16:00-17:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
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There is no doubt that computers are increasingly capable of doing things that humans could once do exclusively. Smart machines are gaining human capabilities, such as 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. We will discuss how we can utilize these smart machines as tools, assistants, collaborators and coach to work effectively with smart machines, and how to out-task none value added work to smart machines.

Haluk Demirkan

Short Bio on Presenter: Dr. Haluk Demirkan is an innovation and analytics evangelist, maestro, data gig, recognized leader, experienced practitioner & leader (~25 years), awarded consultant, accomplished scholar (20+ years), active applied researcher, cross-disciplinary teacher, effective mentor, invited speaker, productive author (150+ pubs) & professional student. His achievements brought him a global leadership and reputation in co-creation of value and service innovation with automation, out-tasking, data & cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence, intelligence augmentation, micro services, design and service-oriented technology & management. Currently, he is assisting organizations to transform themselves with Collaborative Intelligence (People + AI + Process) & Upskilling talents.

He has more than 20 years professional experience advising more than 40 Fortune 500 companies like IBM, GE, Cisco, HP, Intel, American Express, Bank of America, Citibank, Premier Healthcare, Abbott and others in maximizing the return on companies’ resources by effectively implementing strategic analytics, data, cognitive and service science transformation solutions.

In 2014, he was ranked 5th 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 science business models research. Recognized for his expertise in his field, Dr. Demirkan frequently serves as an expert reviewer, panelist, and speaker.

He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, a M.E. and P.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Florida.