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 (Harborview Foyer

9:00 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

Ransbotham_SamSam 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 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.

North_Rizza_MickeyModerator: Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce, IDC

Castillo_DavidDavid Castillo, PhD, Managing Vice President of Machine Learning, Capital One

Bhattacharyya_MadhumitaMadhumita Bhattacharyya, Managing Director – Enterprise Data & Analytics, Protiviti 

Dalal_MukeshMukesh Dalal, Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Data Scientist, Bose Corporation




10:05  Keynote: Evolving Role of CDAOS in the New Era – An Organizational Construct 

Gupta_AnjuAnju Gupta, Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Enterprise Holdings

Businesses increasingly rely on data and analytics to identify new opportunities, optimize operations and increase their agility. Data and Analytics has become the key differentiators for not only digital companies but for the legacy companies as well. As such, many are establishing entirely new departments to lead the way. But for many companies, adding a CDAO function which is particularly new to the corporate world as a whole – brings with it new challenges. Where should it fit within the existing corporate structure? Should existing data scientists and analysts stay in their current departments or migrate to the new one? What new partnerships does the company need to make the most of its data and analytics capabilities? What functions are needed in a data and analytics department to help deliver the long term value and be able to lead the massive organizational transformation?

Anju Gupta, vice president of data and analytics at Enterprise Holdings – parent company of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car – will walk through her company’s approach to establishing the new department she now leads, and why a company with such a long track record of success elected to change its approach to data. She will also cover the construct of what the function looks like based on learnings of her own in the industry for 17 years along with the evolution industry has gone through.

10:30 Networking Break (Harborview Foyer)

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. 

Malholtra Hora_ReenitaModerator: Reenita Malhotra Hora, Director of Marketing & Communications, SRI International 

Mark_WilliamPanelistWilliam Mark, PhD, President, SRI

Myers_KarenKaren Myers, Lab Director, SRI International AI Center

Caskey_SashaSasha Caskey, CTO & Co-Founder, Kasisto

11:20 Talk Title to be Announced

Genevy Dimitrion, Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Digital Health & Analytics, Humana Studio_h


11:40 How AI Maturity Impacts a Winning Corporate Strategy

Jyoti_RituRitu Jyoti, Program Vice President, IDC

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 technology.

12:00 pm Close of AI World Executive Summit

12:00 Enjoy Lunch on Your Own