About the event, (you can click here to register)
Date & time: November 21st, 2019 at 17.00 hrs Madrid local time
Class Description: From the choice of music, to the friends we stay in touch, to our life partners to our moment of death are in some way or the other decided by an artificial intelligence algorithm. It used to be a scary idea but now I am not. This is the story of why one could be optimistic about AI.
About the speaker: Kiron Ravindran’s research and teaching interests in Information Systems comes from his engineering and management education, industry experience, training in quantitative methods and a keen interest in emerging technologies.
Kiron holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, during which he focused on Sourcing Strategy, Information Technology Management, Governance and Contract Design, Organizational Social Network Analysis, and Economics of Information Systems. He teaches in the International and Global MBA programs, the undergraduate and Master in Big Data programs.
His industry experience includes working in the manufacturing and information technology sectors. Working for a large automotive manufacturer, he managed sourcing from suppliers and sub-contractors. In the IT industry, he played the roles of a project manager, strategy consultant and IT service provider. As a result, he became interested in the problems associated with inter-firm trade relationships. Trained as an applied economist, he uses economics as a lens to examine issues of business value in organizational IT decision making.