On Monday, February 11th, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Department held their annual executive lecture, a lecture series in which seasoned professionals in the field of information technology (IT) are invited to speak about their perspectives on the field. This year’s lecturer, Bret Greenstein, Vice President and Global Head for Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) at Cognizant Technologies, spoke to about 350 undergraduate business majors on the emerging role of A.I. in various industries and how that role is influencing current and future job opportunities. He also took the time to give students advice regarding career readiness and preparation. Many students enjoyed the lecture and had to the opportunity to speak with Greenstein after the event.
For the past ten years, the OPIM Department has conducted its executive lecture series with the goal of connecting UConn students with successful IT executives. The department strives to give each lecturer a platform to inspire and inform upcoming professionals on the IT industry and groundbreaking technological trends.
If you missed the lecture this year, please consider staying tuned for details on next year’s executive lecture.
The OPIM Department would like to thank all faculty that helped publicize the event and all students who attended.