ProMAC 2017

Keynote Speakers

 

Keynote

Project management across cultures on the example of a multinational EU-Research-Project for "An Open Platform for the Smart City"

Prof. Dr. Lukas Rohr
Prof. Dr. Lukas Rohr
Director Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences

 

Abstract:

    In august 2016 Bern University of applied science has won an important EU-funded project together with partners in Japan and Europe. The goal is to develop a platform on which open government data combined with the internet of things is provided to a variety of users.

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Keynote

Acquiring Information Systems in northernSCOPE way

Mr. Pekka Forselius
Mr. Pekka Forselius
CEO of 4SUM Partners Ltd, a Senior Advisor of the Finnish Software Measurement Association FiSMA and the Immediate Past President of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group

 

Abstract:

    Project Scope Management is one of the ten knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of KnowledgeR. Good scope management cannot save a project alone, if there are problems with one or more other areas, but poor scope management can make a project fail, even if all the other knowledge areas were well managed. If you don’t know what you should provide, and how much, you will fail for sure. This is true especially in the software intensive IT industry, where the scope definition practices vary too much from case to case, and over time, and where very few people in the world seem to be capable to vision the future system at any point of the system life-cycle. Even more uncommon is the combination of capabilities to vision and quantify the scope of an Information System to be acquired.

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Keynote

Business and Digital Transformation by Cognitive Computing

Mr. Pekka Forselius
Dr. Kazushi Kuse
VP, CTO of IBM Japan

 

Abstract:

    Enterprises in the worldwide have embraced the concepts of AI (Augmented Intelligence) and Cognitive Computing. Many are already applying these and other intelligent technologies to dramatically improve capability and productivity of their businesses while redefining the ways they engage with customers, partners and others. However, they need a way to prioritize their digital intelligence investments, as cognitive computing presents virtually endless possibilities across business processes and functions. Several cognitive projects will be described with their business challenges. Advanced technologies such as Neuromorphic Computing and Quantum Computing are also explained.

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