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

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

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop B | Your future workforce is man AND machine. Learn how to lead them.

James Hewitt, Strategy Leader Watson Talent, Asia, IBM Watson Talent Jas Chong, Agile Transformation Coach & Consultant, Asia, IBM
In this interactive exercise, get ready to discuss:
  • The competencies required for Leaders to succeed in a digital world
  • How shifting to an agile mindset accelerates digital adoption and how collaboration, co-creation and a digital footprint are critical in driving the digital agenda
Learning Objectives
  • Think Different: Influence your business to embrace technology and AI
  • Act Different: Leverage AI/RPA to digitise your organisation
  • Be Different: Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and agility


James Hewitt

Strategy Leader Watson Talent, Asia
IBM Watson Talent

Jas Chong

Agile Transformation Coach & Consultant, Asia