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Human Centered AIOps


Seminar Overview

“AIOps systems integrate big data, machine learning, and analytics to improve IT operations by providing proactive and personal insights through monitoring, automation, and service desk tasks, while also allowing the usage of numerous data sources and data gathering methods. In theory, AIOps can reduce the expenses associated with IT concerns by providing faster remedies to outages and other performance issues.”

“Big data and machine learning are combined in AIOps to provide predictive outcomes that help speed up root-cause analysis (RCA) and reduce mean time to repair (MTTR). Your ITOps can improve over time by providing intelligent, actionable insights that support a better level of automation and cooperation, saving your company time and money.”

“AIOps solutions decrease the flood of alerts that inundate IT teams by learning over time which sorts of warnings should be given to which teams, decreasing redundancy and, as a result, boosting an IT organization’s capacity to be a valuable business partner. An IT operations platform with built-in AIOps capabilities can assist IT operations in proactively identifying and correcting possible issues with the services and technologies it provides to a business.”

#FOAI2022, Future of AIOps for Business. Group Futurista, January 2022.


High Performance Operations

with Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, HCAI

Jose de Francisco, Chief Designer I Nokia CNS, Cloud & Network Services

AI is not only revolutionizing commonplace enterprise operations and fostering digital transformation, but also transforming AI’s own design principles, and agile development and delivery practices in the process.

Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, HCAI, purposely sets-up nimbler interdisciplinary teams for success, so that brands can efficiently perform at greater scale, broader scope and unprecedented speed with customer centric practices.

Principled HCAI addresses highly adaptive operativeness, observability, traceability and explainability, progressive closed feedback loop optimization, all coupled with the behaviors that elevate governance and ethics to the forefront.


Jose de Francisco is the Chief Designer at Nokia Cloud & Network Services, a software leader in the global telecommunications sector, and Head of Nokia’s Chicago Innovation Center, an interdisciplinary R&D facility involving all of the company’s business groups. Jose is an award winning designer and his professional experience encompasses leadership responsibilities in strategy, product & service design, human factors engineering, product line management, new ventures and integrated marketing.


Webinar registration

Nokia HFE17 Human Factors Engineering Conference May 23-24 2017

“We celebrated HFE’s 70th Anniversary at Bell Labs, the home of the creative technologists who pioneered this inter-disciplinary field. We are also encouraging our community’s renewed efforts to shape innovations that enable the human possibilities of technology in today’s connected world.”

“This year’s agenda featured guest speakers from AT&T and Verizon, practitioners in diverse industries from NASA, IBM, Information Builders and Lab Z, experts from MIT and IIT, as well as Bell Labs and Nokia flagship and award winning innovations. This event is organized by Nokia’s Technology Leadership Council in partnership with Bell Labs.”



The above file delivers the event’s agenda and topic abstracts. First, there is a need for thanking everyone involved: speakers, participants, volunteers and sponsors, as well as Nokia’s IT and Real Estate staff. Our conference involved 20 fast paced sessions over two days. 300+ of us participated in this conference from multiple worldwide locations as well as online. Approximately 150 people registered with NokiaEDU, Nokia’s training platform.


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I am happy to share that feedback received during and after the event was very positive and encouraging beyond expectations, some of it was incredibly passionate. If you are a peer at Nokia, note that you now have access to HFE17’s communications, conversations and files and the recordings.

Moreover, we are now working on jumpstarting a company-wide community of interest centered on Human Factors and are also gearing for HFE18, which will feature the John E. Karlin Recognition Award. John pioneered HFE at Bell Labs in 1947. He passed away four years ago and his contributions paved the way for user centered innovations.


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Nokia’s legendary journey has already passed the 150 year mark and, interestingly enough, more than 95% of us did not carry a Nokia badge four years ago. There are more than 100,000 of us embarked in this endeavor and we all collectively represent 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.

Our customers are the world’s communications service providers, governments, enterprises and consumers. We deploy the industry’s most comprehensive set of products, services, as well as licensing opportunities with a patent portfolio featuring in excess of 30,000 inventions.


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But, most importantly, our innovations and collective know-how make a decisive difference when we “shape technologies that truly transform the human experience” as technical prowess alone does not suffice. HFE17 was sponsored by Bell Labs and supported by our Technology Leadership Council, a grassroots organization formed by volunteers whose goal is to help foster a culture of innovation that honors Nokia’s renewed commitment to “enabling the human possibilities of technology.”

Humanizing technology is the core belief of those of us working in Human Factors Engineering, whether the job focuses on UX, User Experience, or CX, Customer Experience, dataviz and graphical interfaces or natural language interaction, services or operations, software or hardware, HCI, Human Computer Interaction, or HITL, Human in the Loop Computing, with AI, Artificial Intelligence.

HFE2017’s main objective was to get our community connected so that everyone’s good efforts become as meaningful and impactful as they can be.


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I would also like to take this chance to highlight Betsy Cowell’s leadership. I had the pleasure to co-chair this event with her. Betsy’s discipline became instrumental given the scope of the effort and unexpected challenges.

Some of you might recall our first attempt to get HFE off the ground last year. Back then, we encountered technical and scheduling shortcomings when being asked to switch to a new webcasting system yet to be deployed. So, we ended up postponing.

Betsy managed to re-energize this undertaking with the turn of the year. She engaged a small army of volunteers who became key to HFE17’s success. Some just wouldn’t give up even when facing technical and organizational intricacies in the eleventh hour. TLC makes a difference by taking down silos and fostering a culture of collaboration across the company.