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Nazarian College Launches “Workforce of the Future” Series, Focused on AI, Blockchain and Big Data

November 19, 2018

Nazarian College Launches “Workforce of the Future” Series, Focused on AI, Blockchain and Big Data

Wearing a black mock turtleneck, black blazer, jeans and a chin microphone, strolling the stage of The Soraya in front of a huge projection screen, IBM’s Steve Canepa seemed to be channeling Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk — and especially the late CEO of IBM’s rival, Steve Jobs. And the students loved it.

Hundreds of California State University, Northridge accounting, business, entrepreneurship and marketing students packed the university’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 13 for Workforce of the Future, a partnership program between CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, IBM, and global accounting and audit firm KPMG. Read more about the Workforce of the Future event here.