The FuseDSM Monthly Luncheon will typically be held on the 1st Thursday of every month. Each month the Chamber invites a dynamic speaker to provide timely information affecting our community, insight on issues concerning the community, or inspirational stories which resonate within the community.
There is networking time prior to the start of the program and lunch being served. This is the monthly event you do not want to miss to maintain those important relationships with your fellow members.
Ai: The New Frontier for all; Benefits, Pitfalls, and Opportunities.
The presentation will address issues related to the emerging AI technologies. The presentation will cover what challenges organizations must address. The presentation will include some use cases where AI is applicable.
Sree Nilakanta, Associate Professor of Information Systems
Sree Nilakanta is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Houston. Dr. Nilakanta’s research straddles both behavioral and technical domains of information systems. His current research focuses on applying “big data” analytics to a variety of domains, including equipment maintenance, transportation, business processes, agriculture, and chronic diseases of the body and brain (diabetes, Parkinson, Alzheimer). His research contributions have appeared in Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Omega, Information & Management, Journal Software and Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and others. He also has several software innovations. He has been with Iowa State University since 1986 and has led the creation of the MIS major, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and Business Analytics programs. Dr. Nilakanta was the Chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department. He was the founding Kingland Graduate Director of Business Analytics Program at Iowa State University. He is a serial entrepreneur and is currently on his latest startup, Big Data in a Box, bringing AI and analytics to farmers.