Tech Industry Luncheon - Sept. 17
Discussing the realities of citizen development, low-code and tools for digital innovation Presented by
Malcom Ross, VP of Product Strategy and Deputy CTO, Appian
Daniel Fisher, Principal, Advisory, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US
Gaurav Shekhar, Program Director, MS Business Analytics and Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Dallas
What is low-code and why does it matter to your company? Changing dynamics, increased process complexity, escalating customer expectations, and evolving regulatory requirements are just a few of today’s competing priorities. Businesses must remain agile in order to remain competitive. Enter low code.
Low-code development platforms mean building apps faster by reducing the need to code. Think minimal hand-coding, quick setup and deployment, and automated workflows.
This versatile technology can help organizations adapt to massive change by quickly combining human and digital labor in the same workflow. Suddenly, low-code is everywhere. Total spending on the category is forecasted at $21.2 billion by 20221, a compound annual growth rate of roughly 40%. So are citizen developers, who increasingly use low-code (and no-code) platforms to build applications.
Learn about the rise of low-code, how it’s impacting modern application development and what it means for your company’s digital infrastructure.
1. “What You Need To Know About The Low-Code Market”. Forbes. February 17, 2019.
About the speakers:
Malcolm Ross is the VP of Product Strategy and Deputy CTO at Appian. Malcolm has been directly involved in the management and implementation of enterprise software solutions for over 20 years. Malcolm is a frequent speaker and writer covering the application of low-code and automation technology to solve real-world business problems. Malcolm received his BS degree in Computer Science with a minor in Actuarial Mathematics from Florida State University.
Gaurav Shekhar is the Program Director of the Graduate Business Analytics Program (FLEX and Online). He is also an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Information Systems area and teaches courses like Robotic Process Automation, Business Intelligence and Digital Consulting to both Graduate and Undergraduates. His main areas of research are IT Project Management, Low-Code Automation, AI/Machine Learning, Natural Language, and Organizational Leadership. He enjoys working with students and works with them across academic and non-academic areas. He has been instrumental in setting up student and corporate engagement programs at UT Dallas. He is one big believer in the concept of Servant Leadership which is the base of most of his initiatives. He is open to new ideas and feels that empowering the students is a great way to serve the school and the university.