The world has been changing continuously at a rapid pace over time. Technology has been advancing rapidly toward developing artificial intelligence and learning machines. According to the World Economic Forum “Developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology, would disrupt the business world in a similar way to previous industrial revolutions”. So the question is: “Are your skills ready to be maximized to join the prevalent fast paced global innovation”?
Education, indeed, is the first few steps where the future begins. Last August 18, Future pioneers in Computing, Business, and Design were invited to discuss their expertise on the new tracks.
Mr. John Gregory Jose, lead software engineer, mobile developer, and expert of Novare Technologies said that “data driven content is an essential in creating an impact”. He explained that you have to visualize what you want to do and intend to do it. You have to know what you want to become and iACADEMY can help you realize that dream.
According to him, in developing a mobile application there should always be a vision and a mission to have an impact on society. “Because of mobile devices, we get instant access to a lot of content that seemed to be impossible before”.
Art definitely has no limits. Ms. Des Feliciano, creative team head of Leo Burnett/Black Pencil, shared “Rules artists should live by”. “Be yourself. Each individual brings something to the table”, she shared.
Mr. Paulo Agudelo, sound designer, musical scorer, and an iACADEMY alumnus, made a huge impact with his talk about audio production as he explained the beauty of sound when put in context. The skillset and patience he learned during his journey in iACADEMY , have helped him succeed in the career path he has taken.
On the other hand, Ms. Angelyn Mercado, underwater robotics researcher and ‘the Filipina who led a Japanese robotics team to victory’, was also invited to share her experience during the process. Ms. Angelyn was assigned by her professor to lead a team in the Okinawa Open Sea Competition. The challenge was that their AUV robot had to resist the unstable current of the Okinawa Sea. At the end of the three-day competition, their group brought home the bacon by winning second place. She shared that she was very glad that iACADEMY is keeping up with the changes and standards of industry. “The world is changing and opportunities are plenty, iACADEMY is one of the few that offer them.”
These professionals left their talks by empowering the young open-minded individuals who attended the Open house, with the message, “Fail fast, learn faster”.
(From left to right, Mr. Jacob Aragon, Mr. John Gregory Jose, Ms. Des Feliciano, Mr. Paulo Agudelo, Ms Angeline Mercado, and Raquel Perez) “Mr. Jacob Aragon, Vice president for Academics, together with Ms. Raquel Perez, Chief operating officer of iACADEMY awarded certificates of appreciation to the guest speakers.”