We are wrapping up our series around The Horizon Report discussing the trends that will directly affect business models. The two previous episodes centered around technology trends as well as management and leadership. In this episode Dr. Dennis Trinkle , Director of the Center for Information and Communications Sciences at Ball State University, along with Graduate Students, Christopher Nouhan, Cyrus Green and Paul Faria dig into how all three of these things converge to ultimately change the way we will do business over the next ten years. In an incredibly engaging and insightful conversation with Jeff Ton, these authors of The Horizon report drill into the trends they found the most impactful — discussing everything from supply chain to accelerated pace of change and cybersecurity.
Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle, Director, Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Dennis Trinkle is the Director for the Center of Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and Director of the Applied Research Institutes at Ball State University. Dr. Trinkle brings a diverse multi-sector leadership background to his leadership of CICS, where he also holds the rank of Professor of Information Sciences and Communication. Prior to joining Ball State, Dr. Trinkle served as the system chief executive, provost, and chief academic officer for Harrison College. Dr. Trinkle has served leading institutions across the higher education, corporate, and government sectors, including serving as the chief executive officer of IHETS, chief information officer, associate vice president for academic affairs, and Tenzer Professor of Information Technology for DePauw University, and president, chief executive officer, and board chair for many companies and non-profit organizations. He is the author and editor of 17 books and more than 50 articles on entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, teaching and learning, and history. Together with Kevin Allen, CEO of EiGames, he developed the award-winning video game on the entrepreneurial process—Fireworks: The Entrepreneurship Experience (2018). His latest book: Recipes for Success: How to Start a Business was published in spring 2021.
Christopher Nouhan, Graduate Student, Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Christopher Nouhan is a Graduate Assistant for the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University. Prior to enrolling in CICS, Christopher attended Alma College, where he obtained a B.A. in New Media Studies. While at Alma College, he founded Bitworks Productions, a pre-professional program that bridged media students with community clients, providing professional development opportunities to his peers. Christopher has been published in the IEEE Future Directions publication for his work related to artificial intelligence in higher education. He is the co-founder and owner of N4 Studio, a digital marketing agency, and a Software Architect Analyst with Accenture.
Cyrus Green, Graduate Student, Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Cyrus Green is a Graduate Assistant for the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University. In April 2021, Cyrus became Ball State University’s first-ever recipient of the David L. Boren Fellowship, through which the U.S. Department of Defense sponsors overseas critical language study in exchange for government service. Prior to attending Ball State, Cyrus obtained a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University, where he was the recipient of a 2020 Fulbright Award. He is a 2021 Fulbright-Hays Fellow and a Technology Analyst at Accenture Federal Services.
Paul Faria, Graduate Student, Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Paul Faria is a full-time employee with Ball State University Media Services (UMS) and an online student at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS). With UMS, Paul is a Project Lead for University and Community commissioned video productions while also serving as Lead Graphics Operator for ESPN broadcasts. In 2016, Paul completed his B.S. in Communications Media at Fitchburg State University (FSU). During his time at FSU, Paul was the Vice President of the North Central Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Club in which he initiated a partnership with United Way of North Central Massachusetts. As a student in CICS, Paul has successfully completed his AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect Associate Certifications.