Is your business ready to harness AI and intelligent technologies? A study of 3,000 business executives from large enterprises globally indicated that 85% of these organizations view the deployment of AI as strategically imperative, however less than
5% have seen any success to date. How will AI impact your customers, partners, and employees? These big questions and many more are on the minds of business leaders, CEOs, CMOs, CDOs, and CIOs. The AI World Executive Summit provides business executives
with a strategic look at the state of the practice in enterprise AI across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare and Financial Services.
Wednesday, October 23
7:30 am Registration Open
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:55 Summit Kick Off – AI Becomes Real
Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC Government
and Health Insights, IDC and AI World, Conference Co-Chair
IDC will provide an overview of growth in the global market for AI. Special attention will be focused on emerging, high growth opportunities by geography and industry. Regulatory hurdles and emerging standards will also be covered as we take the pulse
of the global AI market.
9:10 Summit Keynote: Business Strategy with Artificial Intelligence
Sam Ransbotham, PhD, Professor; Academic Contributing Editor, Information Systems, Boston College; MIT Sloan Management Review
While humanoids and computer wizardry may capture imagination, how are businesses actually using AI to advance their business strategy? As companies generate value with AI, a temptation is to develop a strategy for AI rather than a strategy with AI. Research (based on a global survey and in-depth interviews) finds benefits from linking AI with digital initiatives as well as increased appreciation of both opportunity and risk across the enterprise.
9:35 AI Executive to be Announced
10:00 Executive Roundtable: AI Drives Innovation in Enterprise Applications
AI is the single greatest disruptive force facing industry today. All aspects of business are changing as organizations move forward with AI-fueled digital transformation. Increasingly, customers expect that AI infused enterprise applications will drive
continued improvements in value, quality, and engagement. Hear from business and technology leaders who are managing their enterprise’s AI innovation efforts in an in-depth discussion about strategic directions and lessons learned.
Moderator: Mickey North Rizza, Research Vice President, Enterprise Applications, IDC
Sol Rashidi, Executive Vice President, Chief Data Officer, SONY
David Castillo, PhD, Managing Vice President of Machine Learning, Capital One
Madhumita Bhattacharyya, Managing Director – Enterprise Data & Analytics, Protiviti
Mukesh Dalal, Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Data Scientist, Bose Corporation
10:30 Networking Break
10:50 Executive Roundtable: The Evolution of Conversational Assistants
Siri, Alexa, and other conversational assistants have become part of daily life for more and more people around the world. Companies like Kasisto are proving that people can handle their important business – like financial services – through powerful online conversation. But we are just at the beginning of this evolution. Current AI research is creating virtual assistants that can harness some of the skills that humans use in both social and problem-solving conversation. Conversation is one of our favorite ways to interact, and AI-driven systems are starting to hold up their end of the conversation.
Moderator: Karen Myers, Lab Director, SRI International AI Center
Panelist: William Mark, PhD, President, SRI
11:20 AI Executive to be Announced
11:40 How AI Maturity Impacts a Winning Corporate Strategy
Ritu Jyoti, Program Vice
A clear, well-defined corporate AI strategy is the differentiator between enterprises that will succeed and those that will struggle. In this session, learn some of the ways early adopters are addressing their AI maturity to take advantage of this disruptive
12:05 pm Close of AI World Executive Summit
12:05 Enjoy Lunch on Your Own