Open Sessions

Open Sessions

Leading SMU faculty members from across the university’s seven schools, as well as academic centers and institutes, will present innovative ideas from their pioneering research and practice. Sessions will be presented in variety of formats to facilitate thought-provoking discussions between speakers and attendees and ample opportunities for interaction.

The Current State of Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence

Frederick Chang, Darwin Deason Institute of Cyber Security, Lyle School of Engineering

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Immersive and Experiential Learning – Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Eric Bing and Tony Cuevas, Simmons School of Education & Human Development

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Biz Tech Briefs at Breakneck Speed

Amit Basu, Information Technology and Operations Management, Cox School of Business; Ulrike Schultze, Information Technology and Operations Management, Cox School of Business; Simon Mak, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business

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Arts & Creativity in the Age of AI

Sam Holland, Meadows School of the Arts

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Digital Ethics and the Paradox of Privacy in the Modern World

Anthony Elia, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology

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Dystopia or Utopia? Socioeconomic & Political Implications of Emerging Technologies

Ömer Özak, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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Next Generation Customers, Consumers and Employees: The Practitioners Perspective

Larenda Mielke, Continuing and Professional Education; Brad McCormick, Moroch Partners; Abhi Vyas, Verizon; Diane Magers, Customer Experience Professionals Association; Brian Sullivan, Sabre Corporation

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Driverless Cars, Robotic Surgeons and Tort Liability: The Legal Ramifications of Increased Machine Autonomy

Chris Jenks, Criminal Justice Clinic, Dedman School of Law

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Unlocking the Potential for Inclusive Economic Development

Anna Clark, moderator, with Xiaochen Zhang, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, Regina Montoya and Eva Csaky, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

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Artificial Intelligence: Future Directions and Current Applications 

Austin Kimson, Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group and Tony Nash, Complete Intelligence

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