In this year’s Big Data hackathon, DiLab members, Griffin You, Dylan Fitzpatrick, Nhat Huynh, and their team members Jaxon Hill and Duong Lu, took home first place as the “Best Overall Project”! Their project presented their solution Cenos AI, a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform delivered via an API in existing patient management software to connect patient symptoms with common diagnoses simpler and faster. We congratulate them all on this amazing accomplishment. Griffin says, “The opportunity to work alongside my team to devise a solution tackling healthcare problems is an experience I will never forget. Not only was I able to gain new skills in UI/UX design, project/product management, and market research, but I also learned a whole lot about real-world problems in healthcare and how to address them using AI and machine learning.” A special thanks to Dr. Ming-Hsaing Tsou, Cathy Pucher, Dr. Atsushi Nara, Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss, Dr. Gabriela Fernandez, ZIP Launchpad, and Sharp Healthcare for organizing and sponsoring this unforgettable event.
Working on the “Cybersecurity and Risk Initiative in Big Accounting Firms: An Experiential Perspective on Training Programs” project, Nhat Huynh (Information Systems ’24) explores the relationships between cybersecurity training initiatives, employee training experiences, and training outcomes in Big Four. His project will provide a framework to aid companies to design, implement and evaluate cybersecurity training to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks. Nhat, joined DiLab in 2022, is currently leading two projects and sharpening his big data analytics skills.
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A digital innovation consultant at SDSU’s Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab), Griffin You is focused on competitive analysis for tech startups. The purpose of his current project is to identify the market potential for AI-enabled drone-based inspection. Griffin You is also a second-year, management information system major aspiring to pursue a career in Venture Capital, emphasizing mental health. To achieve his aspirations, he is currently a Financial Analysts Intern at Paramount Pictures and a Venture Capital Intern at Lair East Labs.
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Pursuing a career in project management, Kelsey Azmitia is going into her 3rd year at SDSU and as the project coordinator for SDSU’s Digital Innovation lab. She has also interned as Channel project manager for Woodruff Communications and is pursuing her degree in Management Information Systems. Kelsey is also involved in different school activities as she is rushing for Appa Kappa Psi next semester, in the mechatronics club, and is working toward her SDSU Leadership Certificate. Being very passionate about technology and business, Kelsey says she wants to pursue her career as a project manager for an IT company, creating an advantageous work environment for her team. She says, “My goal is not only to lead a team and project to success, but to also be an equitable, honest, trustworthy, and honorable leader, as I want my team to be able to confide in each other and myself.”
While we are approaching the post-pandemic world, organizations are at a crossroads, going back to the office or embracing digital workspaces as the new normal. Many argue that the reliance on virtual work environments has notable side-effects such as communications breakdown, unhealthy team dynamics, unregulated and mindless system use, causing digital fatigue and loss in productivity. To explore this issue, Melissa Klase and Olivia Connors combine the awareness and self-regulation power of mindfulness with the action generating power of reflectiveness to promote employee well-being and increase overall productivity in digitally-enabled or supported work environments. They will present the results of their work and their paper entitled “Reflectiveness: The Missing Link between Digital Mindfulness and Mindful Use of Digital Technology” at the 28th Americas Conference on Information Systems in Minneapolis. Melissa is a fourth-year student at SDSU College of Sciences with an emphasis in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She is a member of SDSU Digital Innovation Lab for more than two years as well as a member of several honor societies, including NSCS, Phi Theta Kappa, and Tau Sigma. Olivia Connors is graduating in May 2022 and is currently working at a substance abuse private practice in New Jersey.
Working on the “Advancing Digital Innovation in SMEs: Challenges and Opportunities from an Employee Engagement Perspective” project, Joey Kettle focuses on the limitations and/or challenges of advancing Digital Innovation and digital entrepreneurship in small-medium enterprises (SMEs). So far, Joey and the team have identified three barriers that can inhibit the advancement of digital innovation- organizational, technological, and environmental barriers- and introduced the concept of digital innovation potency as how SMEs can monitor and respond to these barriers. In addition to this, Joey is a 3rd-year Business Administration- Information Systems student at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University who enjoys playing for the Men’s Division 1 soccer team at SDSU.
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Nikita Velji is on a mission to rediscover the process of Digital Transformation and how it unfolds from an employee’s perspective. Her main focus is to understand how to drive digital transformation within the organization without disrupting culture and discouraging employees from active participation. With her great passion for international business and technology, she compares and contrasts this process across countries to offer more context-specific recommendations for practice. Nikita is a graduate member of the Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab) and studying MS in Information Systems at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University.
Researching Digital Entrepreneurial, Timothy Seitola focuses on identifying the underlying characteristics that shape an entrepreneurial mindset in a digital context. Timothy interviews founders and works on developing an instrument for companies and institutions to assess their current employees’ intrapreneurship/ entrepreneurial abilities. The instrument can be also used for hiring and promotions. Timothy will graduate with an MBA degree from Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University with a focus on Information Systems this semester. He will join Halma PLC and start his career by participating in their renowned leadership development program.
Using advanced text-mining techniques, Jordan Chen is gathering large amounts of data from TrustPilot and similar platforms to understand user experience and user experience management on the sharing economy platforms like Airbnb and Uber. Jordan is currently working on the method section of his project titled “Service Failure Recovery Strategies in the Sharing Economy: A Phenomenological Analysis.” Jordan is also a research assistant at the SDSU Artificial Intelligence Lab working on an augmented reality project for the Department of Homeland Security and has helped organize the 8th annual TEDxSDSU event as the Chief Financial Officer. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a minor in Management at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University, then going on to pursue a Master’s in Analytics or Data Science post-graduation.
Jordan Klair has been focusing on how digital mindfulness practices can affect work practices and digital transformation at an organizational level. Her goal is to contribute to the understanding and measuring of digital mindfulness at the team and organizational leadership levels. She is a senior psychology major emphasizing I/O psychology with a minor in honors interdisciplinary studies at SDSU College of Sciences. In addition to contributing to Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab), she is a research assistant at the SDSU Motivation and Social Identity Lab. In this lab, she specifically researched how the COVID-19 pandemic affected multiple aspects of STEM graduate students’ learning experiences.