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Strategy Summit

Expert Best Practices: Navigating the AI Transformation: Best Practices and Challenges Across Industries

February 21, 2024

Prerequisite: None

Leon Ciechanowski, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has catalyzed a paradigm shift in the business world, offering unprecedented opportunities for innovation across diverse sectors. This presentation, led by a seasoned practitioner with extensive hands-on experience, will provide a deep dive into the transformative journey from traditional expert systems and statistical models to sophisticated AI systems.

Participants will gain insights into the practical implementation of cutting-edge AI algorithms—such as artificial neural networks (ANNs), generative algorithms, natural language processing (NLP), and computer vision—in various domains including the energy sector, banking, retail, pharmaceuticals, and IT. The session will outline the pivotal best practices for integrating AI into business projects, emphasizing the importance of a strategic approach to this transition.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Understanding the landscape of AI domains and their business applications, with a focus on the strengths and use cases of ANNs, generative models, NLP, and computer vision
  • Identifying and overcoming the challenges associated with migrating from rule-based expert systems to adaptive AI models, including data readiness, algorithm selection, and system integration
  • Learning from real-world case studies that demonstrate the successful application of AI in various industries, highlighting the tangible benefits and the pitfalls to avoid
  • Brief explanation of feature engineering, model training, and the critical steps for maintaining and scaling AI solutions post-deployment

This talk is designed for professionals seeking to harness the power of AI in their organizations, offering actionable insights and a roadmap for navigating the complexities of AI adoption and operationalization.

Agenda Key

  • Analyst Insights: the latest trends and research delivered by TDWI analysts.
  • Expert Best Practices: experts, with in-the-trenches expertise, focus on best practices and successful real-world applications
  • Curated Case Studies: case studies, delivered by experts in the field, with a focus on actionable takeaways
  • Tech-in-Action: moderated technology demos and case study sessions that enable attendees to assess all the latest AI applications and technologies
  • Workshop: Interactive session where leaders come together with peers, with an expert facilitator, to discuss common challenges and proven best practices

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Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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