AI Essentials

McGill Executive institute

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  • 2 days
  • in person

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McGill Executive institute

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This program is designed for managers and leaders in organizations that want to learn how they can leverage AI integration for their business operations, products, or services. It is relevant for executives and strategists looking to understand the implications of AI and the opportunities it represents for growth and efficiency. The workshop is also valuable in helping supervisors, team leaders, HR and talent managers prepare for changes in workflow processes, technical capabilities, management and culture.

About the course

As a growing number of businesses are looking to demystify how AI technology will change the way they do business, Montreal and McGill University are emerging as a hub for Artificial Intelligence research labs and incubators. This practical workshop spells out why AI can have such an important impact on your operations, strategies, employees, customers, and markets. Moreover, the hands-on learning, success stories, and take-away tools will help you make well-informed decisions about how to improve your organization through AI.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Demystify AI technologies, distinguishing what is hype and what is real
  • Review real-life examples of how AI integration can create competitive advantages
  • Build a business case to introduce AI according to your context and needs
  • Examine infrastructure and organizational changes required to make AI initiatives successful
  • Understand how AI readiness calls for changes in processes, capabilities and culture
  • Learn tangible ways to implement AI integration and pitfalls to avoid

Topics covered during the program

Day One

Understanding AI and Machine Learning

  • What it was, what it is, and what it can and can’t do
  • Rise of deep learning and neural networks
  • Areas where AI can create value

Core AI Technologies

  • The new generation of AI technology systems and applications
  • Prediction and classification
  • Social informatics and behavioral modelling

AI for Business Improvement and Growth

  • AI success stories – how it has helped organizations across sectors
  • Implementing AI across the value chain
  • Competitive advantages and challenges

Day Two

Making Well-Informed Decisions with AI

  • What problems can AI help solve for your business?
  • Impact on your operations, processes, employees, customers, and offerings
  • Forecasting, sourcing, optimizing, automating, and enhancing user experiences

Bringing AI into Your Organization

  • When is the right time to bring in AI?
  • Key elements of successful AI transformations
  • AI readiness: changes to your processes, capabilities and culture

AI Execution: Your Business Case for Succes

  • Maximizing positive impact and mitigating risk of failure
  • Building AI capacity – tools, consultants, internal teams
  • Project scoping and infrastructure

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Alex Boussetta

Alex Boussetta is an Affiliate Member at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management where he has been teaching quality management and operational excellence since 2003. In addition, he consults with a wide variety of organizations on improving internal processes, implementing project management pra...

Jui Ramaprasad

Professor Ramaprasad joined the Smith School of Business as part of the DOIT area in Fall 2019. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University on Montreal, QC. She received her doctorate in Management, Information Sy...

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