Information Systems Opportunities

Emerging Area of Information Systems (IS) That You Are Familiar With:  Based on the IS-related areas that are identified in these slides, identify one specific emerging area of IS that you already have familiarity and experience with.  What is the value added by this area of IS? 

The area of IS that I have the most familiarity and experience with is entertainment. My family has On-Demand and streaming is not a foreign concept to me. Entertainment is a valuable area because it creates a convenient way for users to do things and access things. While this is the area I am most familiar with, I am unfamiliar with curated content and reading about that on the provided slides peaked my interest. 

Emerging Area of Information Systems (IS) That You Are Less Familiar With/Would Like to Learn More: Based on the IS-related areas that are identified in these slides, identify one specific emerging area of IS that you are less familiar with, but would like to learn more/gain experience with.  What is the value added by this area of IS?

The area of IS that I am least familiar with is Insurtech. Insurtech adds value by altering  current insurance and creating more efficiency and savings. I would like to learn more about Blockchain because it seems very interesting and has always been kind of confusing to me. Big Data is something that I’ve heard of, but never understood how its used, so that would be an area I’d like to learn more about as well. Connected Home is also a very interesting model that I’d be interested in exploring. 

Other Examples Like This?:  Based on the IS-related material that you see in these slides, what specific areas do you likely to see as a big part of your career and professional development (i.e. where do you want to gain experience in internships and your first jobs)?

FinTech is the area that stands out to me as something I may see in my career and professional development. I am currently a Finance major, so if I stay on that track things such as blockchain and mobile banking. I am very interested in banking, so learning all about the financial services and interactions that take place through mobile means is something I hope to do throughout my internships and jobs.