A vibrant college town and the birthplace
of public higher education in the US.
MALC 2022 is supported by a State-of-the-Art Conference Grant from the UGA Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, by the Terry College of Business, by the MIS Department of UGA, Gartner, and by Mr. Thomas W. Mahler, BBA (1972), MBA (MIS) 1973 and friend of the MIS Department.
Department of Management Information Systems
MIS Department Head & Associate Professor
Professor of MIS
Distinguished Research Professor & C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Chair in Business Administration
Welcome – MIS Department Head Maric Boudreau, Hugh Watson, and Elena Karahanna
Welcome – UGA Provost Jack Hu & Terry College Dean Ben Ayers
Session #1 Deans’ Panel: Trends and Opportunities for Business Schools
Session #2: Innovative Ideas and Practices
Session # 3: Bob Trotter (Gartner and University of Georgia) – Partnering for the Future of Higher Education
Session #4: Keynote Speaker: Bill Franks (Kennesaw State University and the International Institute for Analytics), “Analytics, Data Science, and AI: Where Are We Going from Here?”
Session #5: AI in the IS Curriculum
Leave for debate at Demosthenian Hall (walking break)
Session #6: Debate on the Impact of AI on the Workforce
TAILGATE EVENT (sponsored by Gartner)
Association for Information Systems: Update – Suprateek Sarker (University of Virginia), President
AIS College for Academic Leadership (CAL): Update by Lakshmi Iyer (president-elect) and Rich Klein (vice president)
Session #7 Hot Takes on IS-related Issues
Session #8 IS Fundraising Best Practices Panel
Session #9 From the Editors: Initiatives and Trends
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS / BOX LUNCH
Join us for the Thursday evening opening reception at the Stelling Family Study in the Business Learning Community.
At this reception, you will be able to:
The reception will make you ready for the conference sessions on Friday and Saturday.
Keynote Address by Bill FranksAnalytics, Data Science, and AI: Where Are We Going from Here?
The speed with which the world of data science is advancing is unprecedented. There are myriad new methods, tools, and data sources coming available on a continuous basis. This impacts the skill sets required by the business community and, by extension, what universities need to offer to prepare students properly for their careers.
This talk will explore some of the analytics trends, emerging career opportunities, and associated ethical issues with an intent to challenge listeners to carefully consider what changes might be needed in today’s academic programs to respond to current developments.
Demosthenian Hall is the fourth oldest building at the University of Georgia and home to the Demosthenian Debate Society.
Constructed in 1824, Demosthenian Hall hosted debates on important topics of the day, and it continues to be used as the home of Demosthenian Debate Society and regular debates. Join us in experiencing and learning the history of this beautifully restored Hall and participate in a debate on the impacts of AI in the workforce. We will follow the Demosthenian Debate Society debating rules, which are fascinating. In route to the Hall, you will see and learn about the history of North Campus.
The UGA WaySocial and Dinner Tailgate
The Southeastern Conference and the University of Georgia are famous for their football tailgates. Food, beverage, music, games, and socializing start early on game day and continue even after the game. Experience what is like with a Friday evening social hour and dinner tailgate at the Casey Commons in the Business Learning Community. Harry Dawg (the human version of Uga) might even make an appearance!
Do you want to have your picture taken with Harry? Would you like to have a Georgia G painted on your cheek? Wear your school colors, because everyone is welcome at a Georgia tailgate.