Armen Pischdotchian is currently an Academic Developer at IBM Global University Programs. In this role, he drives adoption of IBM technologies with faculty and students worldwide with the IBM Academic Initiative and the IBM Skills Academy to grow skills in key technology areas including artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive security, blockchain and more. He is also lead course developer and instructor for the artificial intelligence and data science curriculum for the Skills Academy offerings.
Armen joined IBM in 2006 as Level 3 support, course developer and trainer for the IoT solutions. He holds a BS in Organizational and Behavioral Psychology, MS in Computer Science and an MBA in Computer Information Systems. Armen writes in the Medium.com online publication and has co-authored IBM Red Books. He also holds an IBM Certified Application Developer - Watson V3 Certification and is an avid collector of badges and certificates from IBM, Udacity and Coursera. As a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Armen relishes and seeks public speaking opportunities.
Armen is also an Adjunct Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. His evening classes include topics on artificial intelligence, including statistical and mathematical constructs of machine learning algorithms; plus, data science doctrines using hands on labs using Python in Jupyter Notebooks. The semester ends with an elaboration on Blockchain technologies as it relates to consensus, provenance, immutability and finality.