Intelligence (AI) is a subject that many IT people have heard about but
are not sure what it means to computer professionals. Our October
speaker will discuss the status of AI applications, their success and
their failure. She will also address such questions as to how to
control AI. When AI computers generate their own programs, where will
it end? There are few AI experts. Although not an "expert," our October
speaker has been interested in AI for several years and has intensively
studied the field. She has become quite knowledgeable in AI.
Melissa J. Harris
Our speaker is Melissa J. Harris,
MBA who is CEO Telecom Training Corporation & Contract Trainers
Corporation. TTC & CTC was founded in 1996 and has over 850
contract/freelance corporate trainers to work on large projects.
Melissa is a training facilitator, instructional designer, professional
speaker and chairperson, and business coach. She has years of
experience in providing learning solutions for sales, customer service,
and leadership teams.
Melissa has been a
Professional Speaker for the past 13 years and has been Speaker and
Chairperson for various global industry associations and corporations.
The list of her speaking engagements is global and truly impressive.
Editorís note: When I called to ask Melissa to speak at AITP, she was
in Vienna, and had projects going in Kenya and Alaska that may require
her to travel.
Prior to TTC & CTC, Melissa
spent eight years with BellSouth Cellular (now AT&T) as General
Manager National Training and Regional Director. She also was Corporate
Sales Training Manager for Cellular One (now Verizon) and a major
account Executive for AT&T.
Melissa has an
MBA degree in Marketing from Mercer University and a BBA degree in
Accounting/Marketing from Lipscomb University. She worked full time at
South Central Bell and AT&T while obtaining her degrees.
Melissa is a Volunteer Rescuer and Transporter for the Russell Rescue of Columbia, TN.
This should be an interesting discussion about the status of AI and the
impact it may have on future systems development projects.