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"COVID-19 and the perils and promise of Big Data" - Webinar

The rapid, global spread of COVID-19 has spurred interest in big data. The analytics industry is gearing up to meet the new needs of governments and businesses. However, questions on security issues, data protection compliance and human rights, to mention a few, are also arising.

These issues will be discussed during the fourth event of the “COVID-19 and a Changing Society” series launched by Trinity Research in Social Sciences. The webinar, co-hosted by the School of Business, will be on June 8th at 2pm.

Speakers include:

Dr. Dave Chatterjee is tenured professor at the Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia. An accomplished scholar and technology thought leader, Dr. Chatterjee’s interest and expertise lie in the various facets of technology management – from technology sense-making to implementation and change management, data governance, internal controls, information security, and performance measurement. His work has been accepted for publication in prestigious outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Business Horizons. Dr. Chatterjee is a noted speaker, delivering talks around the world, moderating CXO panel discussions, conducting corporate training and workshops, webinars, providing consulting and advisory services, and authoring papers. He has appeared on radio and TV interviews and is often quoted by news media on major technology related development. Dr. Chatterjee serves as Senior Editor of the Journal for Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, a Taylor & Francis publication, with full oversight on cybersecurity research.

Maximilian Schormair is Assistant Professor in Business Ethics at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. In 2018, he received his doctoral degree in Business Ethics & Business Administration from the University of Hamburg, one of the top research universities in Germany. Maximilian’s research adopts a conceptual as well as qualitative-empirical approach focusing on areas such as political CSR, multistakeholder governance, stakeholder engagement and business and human rights. Moreover, Maximilian is currently studying the ethical implications of recent developments in the digital economy, such as the advent of the sharing economy or the growing relevance of data analytics and algorithms. Maximilian has published his research in edited volumes as well as widely recognized academic journals, such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, and the Journal of Business Ethics. His research explores relevant international business ethics issues such as how companies can address value conflicts with their stakeholders, how businesses can remediate human rights violations, and how corporations increasingly adopt and enact political roles in multistakeholder initiatives that aim to address social and environmental issues on a global scale.

Vibhu Goenka is an analytics leader at EXL Services Ltd., a leading global firm in field of operations management and analytics. Vibhu has an MBA from IIM Calcutta, Bachelors in Engineering from BITS Pilani India and a certification in strategic digital marketing from Cambridge Judge Business School. Vibhu has been recognized as an Economic Times Young Leader. He has 7+ years of experience in advanced analytics & data science, statistical modelling, strategic consulting & project management and is leading a team of 60+ consultants across multiple engagements to deliver business insights & solutions; primarily involved in marketing and risk analytics in Banking & Financial Services space. He has worked on problems involving recommender systems, Marketing channel ROI, credit limit management, cross-sell & pricing strategy, risk strategy, digital analytics and productization of analytics solutions among others. Vibhu also likes to share his experiences and insights in the analytics industry as a visiting faculty and guest speaker in multiple business schools & colleges in India.

Ashish Kumar Jha is an Associate Professor in the field of Business Analytics at Trinity Business School. His research revolves around the areas of analytics, innovation and social media analysis. Ashish uses statistical and analytical techniques to understand how firms and consumers interact on social platforms and its effects for both firms and their consumers. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta in India in field of Management Information Systems. His papers have been published in many top journals of the field JMIS, I&M, IJPE, CAIS among others. He has also presented his work at numerous top conferences of field including ICIS, ECIS among others. Ashish has been a part of research groups working on robotic process automation in IT services industry and in co-inventor of granted patents on automation.

Tickets are available here.

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