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

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 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.

North_Rizza_MickeyModerator: Mickey North Rizza, Research Vice President, Enterprise Applications, IDC

Rashidi_SolSol Rashidi, Executive Vice President, Chief Data Officer, SONY

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

Bhattacharyya_MadhumitaMadhumita 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


Mark_WilliamPanelistWilliam Mark, PhD, President, SRI

11:20 AI Executive to be Announced

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.

12:05 pm Close of AI World Executive Summit

12:05 Enjoy Lunch on Your Own