University of São Paulo: Free event discusses the contributions of information science in the digital age


Within the scope of the VIII International Congress on Information Technology and Organization – TOI , the seventh edition of the Symposium on Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence will take place on August 23, at 2 pm, an initiative of the Department of Information and Culture of School of Communications and Arts (ECA) at USP and the Observatory of the Information Labor Market in the Digital Era (Omtid CNPq), in collaboration with the Brazilian Society of Knowledge Management (SBGC) and Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP Brasil) . The event is free and will be streamed online through the TOI Youtube channel .

With the theme of Data Science and Open Science: Contributions of Information Science , the congress seeks to debate with specialists, researchers, companies and professionals, the contributions of information science in the face of the challenges of the work of Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence professionals in the context of Data-Driven – a strategic concept based on data analysis and interpretation – and new digital technologies. The opening lecture will be given by Professor Francisco Carlos Paletta (ECA) and Fernando Fukunaga (SBPC).

The following subjects will also be discussed: Configuration of Intelligence Activity in Organizations and Professionals’ Performance , and The Challenges of Knowledge Management Professionals in the World of Work 4.0 . The first panel discusses the challenges of the intelligence activity, the needs for professional updating and the current and projected profile for the professional of the future, based on the results of a survey with professionals who carry out the activity of intelligence in organizations, and the contributions of a consultant and academic, an international expert on the subject.

The second presents the challenges of new ways of working, which are being called “Work 4.0”, characterized by the use of smart devices and real-time data analysis, which contribute to the efficient performance of work, and which has demanded each increasingly the inclusion of an action plan for the creation of a Data-Driven culture, adoption of digital technologies to seek solutions using Big Data and artificial intelligence and thus create innovations, ideas, insights, and survive in the digital world.

Challenges of the digital age

In the context of Information Science, Librarianship, Museology, Archival Science and related areas, the advances imposed by information and communications technology have provided significant advances in best management practices, process optimization and decision making, in addition to focusing on the demands for search, access, retrieval, appropriation and use of information in the digital age. The management and support of these heterogeneous and complex environments, full of resources and computing devices, have proven to be complex management and strongly impacted by the phenomenon of Big Data, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Thus, it becomes relevant to assess the complexity and the main challenges of the digital age imposed on the processes of organization and management of information and knowledge,

In its eighth edition, TOI consolidates itself as a permanent forum at USP to promote and establish instruments for reflection and understanding of themes induced by the rapid technological transformation in the digital environment and the new forms of search, access, organization, appropriation, use and preservation of information in the digital age. Its main objective is to promote reflection and dialogue around topics relevant to the information society: Information and Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Systems, Digital Library, Collection Conservation and Preservation, Digital Curation, Information Ethics, Digital Humanities, Information Retrieval from the Data Web, Information and Knowledge Organization, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Metadata and AI, Internet of Things (IoT).

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