Agenda 2020

15th IT Forum Conference Agenda

Blockchain, Fintech and Artificial Intelligence: Unlocking Business Potential

Fetzer Center floor plans

Thursday, November 5 - Pre-conference events (Tentative Program)

  • 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.—Socializing/Hors D'oeuvre/Dinner (Fetzer Center Lobby)
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Special Speaker Presentation (Putney Auditorium)

Friday, November 6 - Western Michigan It Forum conference

  • 7:15 to 7:50 a.m.—Continental breakfast and registration (Lobby)
  • 7:50 to 8 a.m.—Opening Announcements (Kirsch Auditorium)
    Dr. Muhammad Razi and Dr. Uktarsh Shrivastava, Conference Chairs, IT Forum
  • 8 to 8:15 a.m.— Welcome Messages (Kirsch Auditorium)
    Dr. Satish Deshpande, Dean, Haworth College of Business
    Dr. Jennifer Bott, WMU Provost
  • 8:15 to 9:10 a.m.—Keynote presentation (Kirsch Auditorium)
  • 9:10 to 10 a.m.—Keynote presentation (Kirsch Auditorium)
  • 10 to 10:20 a.m.—Coffee break and networking (Lobby)
  • 10:20 to 11:50 a.m.—Concurrent presentation sessions
    • Session 1: Research presentation, TBA
    • Session 2: Research presentation, TBA
    • Session 3: Industry presentation, TBA
    • Session 4: Workshop, TBA
    • Session 5: Workshop, TBA
  • Noon to 1:25 p.m.—Conference Luncheon (Banquet room 1035)
    Special Presentation
  • 1:30 to 3:10 p.m.—Academic and Industry Best Practices Presentations (Kirsch Auditorium)
  • 3:10 to 3:30 p.m.—Coffee break and Networking (Lobby)
  • 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.—Panel Discussion (Kirsch Auditorium)
  • 4:45 to 5 p.m.—Closing Remarks and Raffle (Kirsch Auditorium)