Vertucci – July 22 – Information Systems

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?

Within the area of Information Systems, I have had experience with Fintech, specifically with mobile banking. The value added with mobile banking is convenience of users. Instead of driving to the bank every time a check needs to be deposited (in my case, I’d have to drive half an hour), the mobile app allows users to snap a picture of the front and back of the check and the money is deposited. Fintech definitely adds the value of convenience.

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?

Currently, I am unfamiliar with Connected Me (mHealth) in the emerging area of InsurTech. I believe the value that mHealth adds is incredible: reduction of doctor visits, identification of unhealthy lifestyle choices, suggestion of a health plan for exercise and nutrition. The connection of IS with the healthcare industry is really interesting to me and I hope to learn more.

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)?

As of right now, I’m unsure of what career I’ll pursue with my Global Management degree. However, there are some areas of Information Systems that I believe will be a big part of any career. One of those areas is Cyber Security. Whenever a company does business of any capacity online, I think Cyber Security is needed to protect clients’ or the company’s information. In addition, Big Data will be useful for any company to process data of large quantities in an efficient manner, so I can certainly see Big Data as a part of my future career.