Impact of artificial intelligence to community discussed in George Fox University lecture March 22

March 9th, 2017

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Mohan Nair, chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, delivers free presentation at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105

NEWBERG, Ore. – What ethical dilemmas will arise in corporate communities with the emergence of artificial intelligence? The question will be addressed in a special George Fox University-hosted lecture presented by Mohan Nair, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Cambia Health Solutions, on Wednesday, March 22.

Nair’s presentation, “Ethical Dilemmas to Community with Artificial Intelligence: Merging into a World Enabled by Artificial Intelligence,” begins at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the school’s Hoover Academic Building. There is no charge to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is being presented by George Fox’s Office of the President and College of Business, and is the first installment of the university’s Reiten Lecture on Leadership Development.

Nair guides Cambia Health’s Innovation Force as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. He joined the company in 2004 as executive vice president and chief marketing executive accountable for product development, brand management, consumer-directed health systems/e-business, business intelligence and corporate performance management/planning for all four company health plans.

Nair was so captivated by computer science that he left his homeland, Singapore, to study at the University of Oregon, where he earned his BS and MS degrees in the field of computer and information science.

In the 35 years since, Nair has served in various executive leadership roles at Intel, Mentor Graphics and as president of two startups. His experiences have taught him that the basis for all transformation is personal.

Nair is known to some for his marketing mind, reflected by the acknowledgment by the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board as a 2009 Marketing Thought Leader. Others know him as author of three books in cost and performance management. His most recent book is Strategic Business Transformation.

This is the first Reiten lecture, named in honor of Richard G. Reiten, retired chairman and CEO of Northwest Natural. Reiten has served in a number of high-ranking capacities with Northwest Natural from 1996 to the present, including as chairman of the board and CEO, and is a former president of the Portland General Electric Company. He has more than 50 years of corporate experience and earned numerous community and industry awards for his generosity, leadership and volunteerism. Reiten and his wife Jeanie contributed the funds to endow the lecture.

More information on Nair’s visit is available by calling Missy Terry, executive assistant to the president, at 503-554-2101.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Missy Terry
Executive Assistant to the President
George Fox University

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