Pre-Conference Workshops - 4 December 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop A | AI 101: Your One-Stop Guide to AI and How It Will Scale Your Business

Rubeena Gill, Project Manager, Business Intelligence, ZALORA Group
AI is a broad concept that is widely misused and misunderstood – many confuse AI with different capabilities. When applied accurately, AI can bring immense business value to your organisation. In order to leverage the cognitive abilities of AI and build your advantage in the market, you need to first understand what AI is. This comprehensive workshop is your one-stop guide to demystifying AI and accurately understanding the concept. This workshop will also enable you to be better prepared for AI adoption and provide you with key takeaways to better plan, implement and execute AI initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
  • Get an accurate understanding of AI, what it is, and what it is not
  • Understand your operational blueprint and where AI fits
  • Recognise the benefits and opportunities of implementing AI
  • Navigate potential risks and challenges of AI implementation
  • Define your vendor selection criteria and make the best selection based on business operations

Who is this workshop for?
  • Heads/Managers of Innovation/Digital/Strategy/Transformation
  • Heads/Managers of Operations/Shared Services/Service Delivery
  • Project Managers / Business Function Heads

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Rubeena Gill

Project Manager, Business Intelligence
ZALORA Group

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop B | Embracing Your Business’s Future DNA: Where Technology and People Integrate

James Hewitt, Strategy Leader, Asia, IBM Watson Talent
“The future is not just technology – the future is technology AND people”

In the race to implement different AI applications, many fail to look beyond just technology and recognise that having the right people, right mind-set and right culture are most critical for business growth and success. How can you successfully integrate “Technology” into your business? How can you get your “People” to embrace “Technology” and believe in it – and what can this mean for your business? This interactive workshop dives deep into understanding your business’s DNA and explores how you can effectively create a mind-set shift for your business to be agile and adaptive in this digital evolution.

Learning Objectives
  • Fundamentally influence your business to embrace technology and AI
  • Use different cognitive applications to effectively disrupt your business
  • Drive continued business growth and success through evidence-based strategies
  • Foster a culture of innovation, agility and flexibility to embrace AI and its disruptions

Who is this workshop for?
  • Heads/Managers of Innovation/Digital/Strategy/Transformation
  • Heads/Managers of HR/Operations/Shared Services/Service Delivery
  • Project Managers / Business Function Heads

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James Hewitt

Strategy Leader, Asia
IBM Watson Talent