Innovation not as Simple as "Thinking out of the Box"

Expert on Simplifying and Automating Processes Shares Knowledge with Amsterdam Students

Innovation is never as simple as just "thinking out of the box". This is the message students from Wittenborg Amsterdam recently got from Larry Lucardie, CEO of Knowledge Values, who shared his expertise in simplifying and automating processes in the financial and public sectors. Lucardie was the guest lecturer during a seminar at Wittenborg Amsterdam.

Lucardie was a professor for more than 10 years at Uppsala University in Sweden, teaching Logic Programming at the Faculty of Science & Technology and Knowledge Management at the Faculty of Economics. He did his PhD at the Technical University of Eindhoven, and wrote about modelling reality and about the foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Database Technology.

During the seminar he introduced the knowledge-driven organisation, and focused on how to use the functional approach to rationalise value chains and re-design AI & Data technologies to be essential value chain enablers.

He raised students' awareness of understanding that machine learning is different from human learning, and innovation is never a simple job of just "thinking out of the box". The whole process of designing, evaluating, testing, preparing, etc. is complex and complicated. With a single wrong flowchart, the whole process can go wrong and cause great financial loss in a business.

At the end of the seminar Lucardie held a small workshop showing students how to programme manage without knowing any of the programming languages. Feedback from students was very positive. "It's really interesting and impactful, " one student said.  At the end of the seminar Lucardie held a small workshop showing students how to programme manage without knowing any of the programming languages. Feedback from students was very positive. "It's really interesting and impactful, " one student said. 

WUP 29/12/2019
by James Wittenborg
©Wittenborg University Press

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