Cognitive and Data Sciences Education Workshop, Las Vegas, Oct 23

Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Sciences brings together faculty, academic and industry leaders to explore how to rapidly evolve academic and research programs to satisfy the exploding demand for graduates skilled in cognitive and data sciences. Register today!

By Steven Miller, IBM.

Register today for
Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Sciences

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 9am-7pm,
Four Seasons Ballroom, Las Vegas NV

IEEE Big Data Initiative, the Business-Higher Education Forum, and IBM are partnering to host a one-day workshop on Sunday, October 23, just before World of Watson. The workshop is suited for academics responsible for artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive science, citizen analyst, data science, or data engineering curriculum and programs.

Many schools have moved to establish specialist data science programs, but is that focus enough to meet the rapidly changing needs of employers?

Join the conversation on October 23rd to engage with academic and industry leaders. Learn how others are driving the evolution.  Questions on the table for the day include:

  • How will these emerging fields evolve?
  • What competencies will every student require?
  • What competencies will specialists require?
  • What competencies will business expect students acquire?

If you are responsible for curriculum and program design, or for building the talent pool for your organization this event is tailor made for you. Learn how to outthink the skills gap.

This special event immediately precedes World of Watson in Las Vegas which runs from October 24th to 27th.

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Ibm Data Skills Demand 2015

  • The future of Artificial Intelligence
    by Michael Karasick, VP Cognitive Computing, IBM Research
  • How should education evolve with cognitive and data science?
    Closing panel hosted by Guru Banavar, Chief Science officer for Cognitive Computing, IBM Research

Hands-on workshops with emerging cognitive and data science technology

Data Science:

  • Empower every student to have smarter data driven decision making
  • Making data science a team sport

Cognitive Science:

  • Welcome to the cognitive era; a hands-on with Watson services
  • The new internet of cognitive data driven things

Invited Talks

Data Science Education

  • Civic data as the material for learning: bridging the gap from the 4 year degree
    Catherine Nikolovski, Hack Oregon
  • The data science enabled professional
    Brian Fitzgerald, Business-Higher Education Forum
  • Building the data science profession
    Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam
  • Data Science for Every Student at RPI
    Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (30 minutes)

Cognitive Science Education

  • Merging Tech & Marketing in a Cognitive World
    Randy Hvalac, Northwestern
  • Next generation cognitive curriculum
    Jim Spohrer, IBM
  • The nexus of society, data and cognitive sciences: Driving the evolution of curriculum
    Nitesh Chawla, Notre Dame
  • Co-Innovation Strategies for Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid
    Solomon Darwin UC Berkeley
  • Cognitive as an enabler of tech entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia
    Artemisa Jaramillo, Princess Noura University
  • Experiences integrating Watson into my courses
    Gordon Pipa, Universität Osnabrück

Cognitive & Data Science Research

  • A Transdisciplinary Holodeck for Research, Education, and Innovation
    Winslow Burleson, New York University

  • The power of Cognitive Computing for the Internet of Things
  • Eleni Pratsini, IBM Research

  • Computational Argumentation
    Aya Soffer, IBM Research

Want to learn more about the future of cognitive and data sciences?

Spend the week at World of Watson following the workshop.

Join an elite group of thought leaders, top academics, inspired architects, data scientists, developers, engineers, inventors and business leaders to explore the future of artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, and data science.

Register today. Qualified academics receive special conference pricing.


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