Artificial Intelligence Executive MasterClass

Artificial Intelligence is beyond buzzword. It is a weapon for every business leader to lead and own the larger share of the future. 21st century leadership is all about mastery and robust helicopter view of emerging trends, especially those that have long-term disruptive impact on the business. This is why we are hosting a one-day masterclass to demystify the whole concept of Artificial Intelligence for executives, business leaders and strategic decision-makers.

The session will situate what these buzzwords mean in the real world of business (revenue impact, cost reduction and efficiency levers). Participants will understand the business side of Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning; with a full grasp of how to navigate the Analytics roadmap and what questions to ask the IT/Analytics team on use cases, ROI and cultural immersion for success.

Facilitating the class are world-class experts like Professor Thomas G. Dietterich, Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) & Founder and Chief Scientist, Big ML, Tomi Amao, Chief Technology Officer, Softcom Nigeria, Eric Sdomka PhD, Research Scientist, Facebook Research, New York; Emmanuel Doro PhD, Principal Data Scientist,, Dr. Nnanna Orieke, AI Expert, Microsoft Nigeria, Nicholas Litombe PhD, Senior Data Scientist at Unacast, USA & Co-Lead at Alliance4AI Africa; Inuwa Ya’u Barau, GRID3 Nigeria National Coordinator; Margaryta Ostapchuk,Technical Evangelist, Commercial Software Engineering team, Microsoft Canada; and Bayo Adekanmbi of MTN, Nigeria.

Date is Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 4 points by Sheraton, Lagos

For reservations, please email or call 08139721779/08140000853
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Programme Content

Executives and Business leaders will gain insight into how to drive success in Artificial Intelligence by having a full mastery of the core concepts, real world application and how it directly affects the topline. Attendees will identify key points in the AI life cycle where executive oversight and vision really matter.

Terminologies and concepts will be simplified and demystified for easy comprehension and executives will learn effective methods to engage the AI team to deliver high-impact outcomes, faster and better. Participants will leave the masterclass with sufficient knowledge to identify business challenges well suited for AI, with defined analytical roadmap that can be implemented to improve operational outcomes.


8:30-9:00    Welcome and Introduction by Data Science Nigeria and SoftcomYomi Adedeji/Dr Bayo Adekanmbi

9:00-9:15    Special Welcome by Lagos State Office of Innovation and TechnologyOlatubosun Alake Special Adviser on Innovation and Technology to the Governor of Lagos State

9:20–10:00    Agenda setting/Introduction to AI Dr Bayo Adekanmbi

– AI terms explained and relationship with business KPIs and AI
– Demystifying the terms/concepts/buzzwords step by step
– What every executive and business leader must know in simple language of business impact

10:00-11:00    Articulating your Enterprise AI/Data Strategy Dr Emmanuel Doro

– Connecting Your Data Strategy to Analytics
– Setting Business Analytics agenda
– AI Strategy StoryBoarding : Enablers and critical success factors

11:00-11:20    Coffee Break

11: 20- 12: 00    Data-Driven Innovation with DataBeaver Omoseindemi Olobayo, CSO, Softcom

– What does it mean to have data-driven strategy?
– Innovation with your data
– Databeaver case study

12:00- 12:45    Enterprise AI Solutions: Key considerations Prof Thomas Dietterich, Chief Scientist, BigML and one of the Fathers of Machine Learning

– Strategic consideration for AI Solution
– Example of BigML approach

12:45 – 1:30    Lunch

1:30 – 1:45    Executive Engagement Quiz – Kahoot

1:45 – 2:45    Artificial Intelligence -Cognitive Solutions for Business Sabrina Smai,Margaryta Ostapchuk,& Dr Nnanna Orieke

– Use Cases and practical examples of AI solution

2:45 – 3:15    Introduction to Geospatial Artificial Intelligence with Nigeria GRID3 Inuwa Ya’u Barau, GRID3 Nigeria National Coordinator

3:15 – 3:30    Break

3:30 – 4:15    High-Impact AI Solution starts with Mechanism Design Dr Eric Sodomka Research Scientist, Facebook USA

– Design Thinking behind effective AI strategy using Facebook model

4:15 – 4:45    Setting your big picture agenda Dr Nick Litombe

4:45 – 5:00    Closing/Meet & Greet Yomi Adedeji/Dr Bayo Adekanmbi