Dr Arezou PourMirza

Dr Arezou PourMirza

Dr. Arezou PourMirza is a distinguished Senior Academic and Higher Education Degree Research (HDR) Supervisor at Torrens University Australia (TUA). Her academic journey is a testament to her dedication and passion, culminating in a PhD in Business Analytics and Information Systems from Deakin University Australia.

Dr. PourMirza’s professional experience spans over 20 years, with 14 years dedicated to Australian academia. Prior to her academic career, she held key roles in product development, marketing, and business analytics management within various industries (e.g. telecommunications, electronics, and oil and petrochemical sectors), collaborating extensively with domestic and international counterparts. This diverse background has uniquely positioned her to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application.

In 2021, Dr. PourMirza became the first female academic in Australia to receive the MIT Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) in Management, Innovation, and Technology, a testament to her outstanding achievements. She is committed to integrating practical insights into her teaching, ensuring her postgraduate and HDR students receive a well-rounded education. An active member of international and national associations, Dr. PourMirza continues to inspire the next generation of professionals and make a significant impact in their lives.

Presentation: Future Ready Business Analytics Professionals in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the business landscape at an unprecedented pace, creating many opportunities for skilled business analytics professionals. However, the rapid evolution of technology and data-driven practices presents a unique challenge: How do we bridge the gap between what business analytics students learn in university and the practical skills demanded in today’s dynamic and technology-disrupted workplaces? In this presentation, we will dive deep into this critical juncture, exploring the multifaceted journey of business analytics graduates as they transition from the structured environment of academia to the fast-paced world of industry.

Join us on this exciting journey of discovery! Together, by bridging academia and industry, we can empower the next generation of Business Analytics Professionals to create a lasting impact in our data-driven world.