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Occasional Talk with Amar Gupta

24-Hour Knowledge Factory: Surmounting Innovation, Policy, and Deployment Barriers in Global Environments

Using examples from banking, telecommunications, and defense industries, the evolution of several knowledge based approaches will be described to highlight the growing complexity and interdependence of engineering and policy issues. The second half of the talk will focus on the leadership role that ASU could play in capitalizing on hitherto untapped opportunities of global impact by overcoming the underlying technical, policy, legal, economic, and strategic barriers within and across national boundaries.

Date: 25 May 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue: McCord 164

Lunch will be served.

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This event will be livestreamed. Join through this link: connect.asu.edu/sfis and enter room as a “Student or Guest.”

About the speaker: Amar Gupta has been involved in innovations and deployment of several technologies and processes that are wide use around the world today, including those related to nationwide automated systems for processing of bank checks. He has served as an advisor to agencies of the US Government, as well as to the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on endeavors of national and global significance. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, a graduate degree in management, and a doctorate in computer science. After 25 years at MIT, he served as Thomas R. Brown Professor of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona. Subsequently, he worked at Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York as Dean and Endowed Professor. Next, he rejoined MIT and continues to be there, pursuing teaching, research, and coordination activities related to the areas of Telemedicine and Digital Health.