The Office of Academic Affairs at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) recently organized in Issam Fares Hall a lecture titled, "Digital Revolution is Not Just a Trend," which was held in the presence of faculty, staff, and students, and delivered by prominent Canadian figure Chadi Habib, chief technology officer of Desjardins Group and board member of Zag Bank and Monetico International.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs at NDU Dr. Elie Badr welcomed Habib and said, “Without the efforts of His Excellency Fadi Ziadah, Consul General of Lebanon in Montreal, Canada, this lecture would not have been possible.” He added that we are all in anticipation of the imminent launch of NDU’s Hub for Innovation and Enterprise located on Dbayeh highway.
For his part, Habib started his lecture with an opening question: “What is the one ingredient to lead and not suffer from the Digital Revolution?” To which he added, “Are you interested in developing a start-up? Start with the consumers, what they want and need and then consider the technology.”
Habib noted some existing software could build a psychometric profile more accurately than one created with an industrial psychologist and other software can predict what part of New York would most likely to experience a future fire outbreak and what city would most likely witness an increase in pollution levels.
Also, Habib discussed the fact that industry borders are constantly changing and that we should expect to experience turbulence, but it is up to every individual to create resilient systems. “Focused collaboration,” he noted, is the number one ingredient to lead and avert suffering from the Digital Revolution.
This informative and fruitful lecture helped the audience better understand that the “Digital Revolution is Not Just a Trend.”