Our speaker was Bruce Barnes, an award-winning faculty member at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, speaking on the theme of, "Chat GPT, Bard, AI, Oh My! Separating hype from reality."
As a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and MIS, Mr. Barnes instructs in both the undergraduate and graduate level programs. In addition, Mr. Barnes is also the co-founder and on-going co-producer of the industry acclaimed “Digital Solutions GalleryTM” series, nationally hosted out of The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering.  Coincident to his current faculty role, Mr. Barnes is the founder of BOLD VISION®, a senior consulting
consortium of “C Level” executives, focused on building an active and creative network of senior leaders devoted to sharing best practices, leveraging their strengths and perspectives, and raising the level of digital and leadership “literacy” within their own organizations. He also continues to serve on multiple industry advisory boards and as an executive coach and advisor to a number of noted senior executives.  He also serves as an Executive Consultant for Business Development Specialists Inc. (BDS), based out of Phoenix AZ.  BDS is an innovative firm providing trusted solutions to clients seeking greater levels of business success.

Mr. Barnes has over forty years of experience as a senior executive in the technology arena, including multiple influential CIO leadership roles up to and including the Fortune 100 level. He has a multi-industry background, and has received numerous industry accolades, including having been once recognized as one of this country’s most noted CIOs.  A former officer in the United States Army, Mr. Barnes remains a frequent, visible and familiar voice at national industry events and in major industry publications.
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