TECH TRENDS 2020 Past Events

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Topic:  Professional Graduate Programs Information Session - Data Science and Analytics
12 - 1 p.m.
Presentation format:  Zoom Online

Description:  Thank you for joining us and connecting with program directors Jim Stallard and Usman Alim, who will told you more about what we are offering with our Data Science and Analytics certificate and diploma programs, career prospects in this fast-growing area, and how you can transition into this diverse field.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
You May Also Like . . . Privacy
Presenter: Dr. Ryan Henry, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Cost: FREE
Location: ONLINE or PHONE only

Description:  For online customers, there are benefits and risks to allowing corporations and advertisers access to limitless personal data. Can customers benefit from the online retail experience, while maintaining their privacy? Corporations and advertisers seem to think customers need to choose.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Health Data Science & Biostatistics Information Session
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: BMO Financial Group Community Room, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd Street S.E.)
Cost: FREE


Thursday, February 13, 2020
Master the art of customer seduction by decoding their online reviews
Presenter: Dr. Ray Patterson, Professor, Haskayne School of Business
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Calgary Economic Development; 32nd floor, The Bow - 500 Centre Street SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE


Customer feedback is arguably the key to improving any product, service, business, or customer relationship. Finding good feedback, and knowing what to do with it can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurs.

Please bring your lunch and join Dr. Ray Patterson, an expert in information systems and artificial intelligence technologies, for a lunchtime presentation to learn the 'know-how' to reveal customers' desires to over 88% accuracy by analyzing online reviews


* Information collected on our registration page is required by building operations and will be used for our guest sign-in process. Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to allow enough time to access the event venue. Thank you for your cooperation.’

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Topic: Your smartphone is spying on you – privacy issues for mobile computing
Presenter: Dr. Joel Reardon, Assistant Professor, department of Computer Science
Time: 12:15  - 1:30 p.m.

Location: BMO Financial Group Community Room; Calgary Central Library (800 3rd Street S.E.)
Cost: FREE