first_imgPep Guardiola has often suggested Arteta could succeed him at City (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal want to be absolutely certain they are getting the right man this time, and Arteta will need to convince Sanllehi, Edu and other key figures, such as managing director Vinai Venkatesham, in person.While Arteta would be keen on taking over at Arsenal, Manchester City could tempt him to commit to the Premier League champions by promising him the City job when Pep Guardiola eventually leaves.MORE: Arsenal board and players already have concerns over Freddie Ljungberg after just one weekMORE: Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumoursMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 8 Dec 2019 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares If Arsenal decide to appoint someone mid-season, then Arteta is the top pick (Picture: Getty)Despite their woes, Arsenal’s decision makers have insisted that they will remain calm and patient as they search for a permanent successor to Emery – though they may have to speed up if the club’s struggles under Ljungberg continue.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Telegraph, Arsenal chiefs favour a move for Arteta if they are rushed into making an appointment before the summer.There is a belief that there will be more managers available come the end of the season – with the likes of Thomas Tuchel linked with a departure from PSG – with Arteta the best available choice right now.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal’s hierarchy – which is led by head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu – do not want to be rushed into a decision, but feel Arteta is the stand-out pick if Ljungberg’s spell in charge unravels further.However, as was the case when he was in the frame to replace Arsene Wenger, the Spanish coach will be subjected to an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview grilling in order to land the job. Advertisement The Gunners’ decision makers feel Arteta is the stand-out candidate so far (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hierarchy have made Mikel Arteta the leading candidate to take over as their new manager but will reportedly demand an exhaustive interview with the Manchester City coach.The Gunners parted company with Unai Emery at the end of November and put Freddie Ljungberg in charge on an interim basis, though the Swede has been unable to halt the team’s current malaise.Arsenal drew in Ljungberg’s first game in charge away at Norwich and lost at home to Brighton in midweek and they are now on their longest run without a league win since 1977. Arsenal hierarchy favour Mikel Arteta as next manager but will demand gruelling interviewlast_img read more

first_imgStudents from universities across Southern California gathered at Hoffman Hall in the Marshall School of Business Friday through Sunday to compete in IBM’s Watson Academic case competition.Case in point · Sam Sharma, a graduate student studying systems architecture and engineering, presents his team’s ideas on Sunday, April 6. – Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily TrojanTwenty-seven teams, each comprised of four students from USC; University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Northridge and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, were introduced to IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor and were challenged to develop a unique idea for applying the Watson technology to a business or organization.The Watson technology reads and understands technology in a manner similar to the human brain. The Watson Engagement Advisor is a tool businesses can use to interact with their customers where they would otherwise need to use a trained worker.Over the first two days of the competition, representatives from IBM gave presentations to the students explaining how the technology works and the different ways it can be implemented. The teams then had until Sunday afternoon to come up with an idea for how the Watson Engagement Advisor could be used in a business, either real or fictitious.The teams first gave five-minute pitches to a panel of judges consisting of both IBM representatives and USC faculty. The judges chose five finalists to give longer, more detailed presentations later in the day. The winner was announced at an awards ceremony Sunday evening.Stephen Gold, IBM’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations of Watson Solutions, explained that the competition presented an opportunity for both the students and IBM.“For the students, it’s a great opportunity prior to them moving into the industry to get exposure for next-generation technology, think about the application of this technology and where in their chosen vocation they can put this to work,” Gold said. “We’re looking forward to hearing how these students envision the technology could take form.”Sam Sharma, a first-year graduate student majoring in systems architecture and engineering at USC, worked with his team to develop an idea to increase efficiency in a fictitious business called “Leaf,” a nutrition research and consulting company.Sharma saw the competition as a way to explore other industries and learn more about the potential business applications of technology such as Watson. His team decided to work with a company specializing in healthcare and nutrition to step outside of its comfort zone and try something different.“IBM is a reputable company, and they brought a product they developed for us to see its real-world applications and to what domains it can be applied,” he said. “I think it’s a good way for all of us to explore new industries and opportunities.”Sharma’s teammate, Li Xiang, a graduate student studying computer science, joined the competition to learn more about the cutting-edge technology.“I really wanted to expose new ideas for how to make use of this technology,” Xiang said. “I’m really fond of IBM’s Watson technology. I think it’s going to change the world.”The results of the competition were not available as of press time.last_img read more