Is your workforce ready to take full advantage of information technology in 2020? Or 2016?
The combination of technological and social changes drives the need for rapid innovation and adaptation. Bryan Heidorn, the director of the School of Information at the University of Arizona, the Arizona iSchool, will discuss some of the IT challenges and opportunities of the day at the July Council Connect signature luncheon on Wednesday, July 20.
The School’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies has helped organize a series of events around the areas of privacy and security including an event featuring a panel of Ed Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky discussing phone encryption and related policy issues. Recent IT tech fairs feature companies offering encryption for your data in your computers, your telecommunications and your cloud storage. But if we encrypt everything we risk making our systems unusable by our employees or customers. Researchers and students at the Arizona iSchool study and develop the latest social and technical issues in privacy and security from federal policy to, medical records to the Internet of Things.
People at the iSchool are looking for collaborators in Arizona’s technology community to partner in federal and foundation grant proposals for research and development, to co-develop community appropriate training and to provide experience and placement of our students. If you are interested in attending the iSchool’s luncheon at The Gladly with the Arizona Technology Council, click here for more information.