Ninth Annual Knowledge Continuum to Be Held Friday, May 13

IT-focused executive education program will be led by outstanding team of McIntire faculty members and distinguished practitioners
February 2016

Providing up-to-the-minute insights into such key IT topics as cybersecurity; data visualization; machine learning and big data; “new IT,” including DevOps and micro services; and artificial intelligence in the enterprise, the 2016 Knowledge Continuum will take place Friday, May 13, in McIntire’s Rouss & Robertson Halls.

“Once again, this year’s Knowledge Continuum promises to offer an incredibly rich learning experience for everyone involved,” says McIntire IT Professor Ryan Nelson, the event’s organizer. “Not only are we able to provide participants with cutting-edge research and fresh perspectives on current trends in IT, but participants also provide us—and one another—with extraordinary insight into the practical challenges, innovative solutions, and tremendous opportunities they’re seeing on the ground every day.”

The one-day executive education event, which qualifies for 0.6 CEU credits, features high-impact presentations and demonstrations, as well as an in-depth case studies, interactive classroom discussions, and the opportunity to network with Continuum leaders and participants.

Sessions will be led by a wide range of IT leaders and experts, including Adam Burden, Global Managing Director for Emerging Technology Innovation at Accenture and an expert in “new IT”; Jennifer Claggett, McIntire Assistant Professor of IT; Stefano Grazioli, Associate Professor of IT, Director of McIntire’s M.S. in MIT Program, and Coordinator of the Enterprise Architecture module of the M.S. in MIT Program; Jingjing Li, McIntire Assistant Professor of IT; and Chris Porter (M.S. in MIT ’10), Deputy CISO at Fannie Mae.

“We’re looking forward to engaging with an outstanding group of new participants and alumni in what promises to be another high-relevance, high-impact learning experience,” says Nelson. “In a world characterized by relentless and increasingly rapid technological change, the Knowledge Continuum offers business professionals a fantastic opportunity to expand and refresh their knowledge base.”

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