Toward a brighter future? A research presentation to show the benefits and drawbacks of technology on business and society.
Technology is transforming the digital landscape and is having widespread impacts on business and society. However, the incorporation of technology into businesses often is done with an overarching expectation that technology will create a largely positive impact on the business. What if there are drawbacks to the use of technology in business and society that could be acknowledged and mitigated when new technology is introduced?
Drawing on emergent research, this talk addresses topics in user interface design and how the brain and body responds to technology. Using this as the basis, the larger topic of responsible integration of technology into business and society will be discussed, specifically focused on how to minimize unintended consequences of widespread, irresponsible technology use within the organization.
Dr. Randall K. Minas is the Hon Kau and Alice Lee Distinguished Associate Professor at the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. His research focuses on how the brain responds to technology in collaborative settings, cybersecurity, true and false information on social media, among others. His research has been published in top international business journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He has had popular press articles published in The Hill magazine and NBC News Better. His research has won three best paper awards. He has also received four teaching awards, including the prestigious Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He is Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Information Systems program at Shidler College of Business, as well as, Director of the Hawaii Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral and Technology (HINT)Lab at University of Hawaii. He is teaching the course Managing IT for Strategic Advantage for Executive MBA - University of Hawaii in Hanoi in September 2019.
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