Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

Thurs., Feb. 18, 2010, Noon to 1 p.m.

Future Technology: Everything Elastic
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK  73105

This presentation will highlight Accenture’s technology vision and the major trends that are defining technology and government landscape, examples of early adoption and explore how the trends together enable organizations to become elastic in how they operate.

Dr. Kishore Swaminathan, Chief Scientist

Accenture & OKDHS Data Services Division

Accenture (Link opens in new window) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture connects human services agencies with extensive knowledge, leading practices and positive outcomes gained from more than 25 years of experience helping them realize high performance and transform challenges into positive results for people.

About the Speaker:
As the chief scientist of Accenture, Dr. Kishore Swaminathan defines Accenture’s Technology Vision and helps set Accenture’s technology and research agenda. He also directly heads Accenture’s Systems Integration research located in Chicago, Silicon Valley, Calif., Sophia Antipolis, France and Bangalore, India.

Born and raised in Madurai, India, Swaminathan took an interest in science while studying, ironically, history. “I realized that the ideas of Archimedes and Pythagoras endure but not the empire of Alexander,” he recalls. “It made me want to focus on science to understand the world in a deep way, taking nothing for granted, but questioning everything.”

Swaminathan he received his Bachelor of Technology in aeronautical engineering at the elite Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, then went on to earn his master’s and PhD in computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Over the years, Dr. Swaminathan has worked on more than a dozen research projects and has as many patents to his credit. One of his projects in corporate knowledge management received the Computerworld Smithsonian award for the best application of IT in 2000.

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Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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