Information Systems Faculty Presents Talk on ‘Big Data, The Oil of the New Digital Economy’

Assistant Professor of Information Systems Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., was invited as a featured speaker to give a talk entitled “Big Data, The Oil of the New Digital Economy” at the 3rd Annual Data Governance Interest Group – Hawaii Summit at the 1132 Bishop Street building in the business district of Honolulu. Hassna demonstrated the growth of Big Data and Analytics, becoming the most important resource to create business value, change the competition landscape, and shape the new digital economy. He explained the evolution of the discipline, highlighting the existing Big Data and Analytics skills gap and the different job roles that are required today by companies. Hassna concluded by explaining how the HPU College of Business is responding to this gap to serve the business community in Hawai‘i. 

First Hawaiian Bank, TEKsystems, Informatica, Information Assets, and Hawai‘i Pacific University organized and sponsored the July 25 summit, and more than 55 participants representing over 25 large businesses in Honolulu attended. 

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Hawaii Chapter also invited Hassna to deliver his presentation on June 19. IIBA hosted its event at HPU’s Aloha Tower Marketplace. 

To learn more about professor Hassna, click here. For the fall 2019 term, he is teaching IS6041 Business Analytics for Big Data Revolution (previously IS6040 Business Analytics) and IS6281 Data Mining for Big Data Analytics (previously IS6280 Data Mining for Business Intelligence). 

Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., is pictured presenting at the International Institute of Business Analysis Hawaii Chapter event.