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Unlocking AI: Strategic Leadership in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

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8 Mar. 2024

About the workshop

This online workshop will focus on understanding the risks and opportunities Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents for organisations. As an organisational leader, you will discover how to navigate the AI landscape effectively and capitalise on its potential in a concise, informative, and interactive workshop. 

The workshop will be held on Zoom on Friday, 8 March, from 10 am to 1 pm. 


10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

10:10 – 10:55 Empowering Decision Makers: The Business Transformation through AI

Dr Pia Hautamäki and Dr Katri Salminen, Tampere University 

10:55 – 11:05 Coffee break 

11:05 – 11:50 The Dark Side of AI and How to Remove the Fear

Dr Andrew Tuson, Warsaw School of Computer Science 

12:00 – 12:45 Developing a Successful AI Strategy  

Dr Xander Lub, HU University of Applied Sciences 

12:45 – 13:00 Q&A + Closing remarks 

Topics & Speakers

AI: Transforming Business for Decision Makers 

With Dr. Pia Hautamäki and Dr. Katri Salminen, uncover the essentials of AI, its applications, and the value it adds across sectors such as Marketing, Sales, Production, Finance, and Human Resources. Explore real-world examples and best practices from industry leaders, gaining strategic insights for a competitive advantage. Dive into emerging trends shaping the future of AI in the business landscape. 

Dr Pia Hautamäki, a seasoned researcher at Tampere University, is an expert in integrating AI and data into sales management. With over two decades of experience, she leads a master’s program in international sales, focusing on practical AI applications in B2B sales globally.

Dr Katri Salminen, a project manager at Tampere University, specializes in large projects on data, AI, and human-centric technologies. With over 40 publications and industry collaborations, her work includes ML and AI analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and contributions to a framework for human augmentation.

The Dark Side of AI and How to Remove the Fear 

Dr Andrew Tuson reveals the darker aspects of AI – cybersecurity threats, bias and fairness concerns, disinformation, and more. The session offers an understanding of the risks associated with generative AI implementation and strategies to mitigate them. The emphasis will be on helping you build on the competences that your organisation already has to manage this transition. There will also be interactive exercises on assessing the risk landscape and dealing with incidents to help you ground these ideas into your organisations. 

Dr Andrew Tuson has been involved in AI for almost 30 years. A previous Head of Computing in the UK, he was involved in the IT skills debate including an influential report with Microsoft UK (Developing the Future). Since travelling the world in 2012, he has pursued a portfolio career. He is currently working to advance AI skills in the EU as part of the ARISA project with the Warsaw School of Computer Science, where he is teaching cybersecurity.  

Developing a Successful AI Strategy 

Led by Dr Xander Lub, this session focuses on crafting effective strategies for integrating AI into businesses and aligning with organizational objectives. Explore crucial roles, skills, and insights into governing AI effectively within your organization. This session will show how organisations can benefit from AI by demonstrating best use cases. It will achieve that by making the attendees participate in an interactive activity. 

Since January 1, 2021, Dr Xander Lub has been serving as Professor of Organisations in Digital Transition at the Applied University of Utrecht. With a background in Psychology from the University of Leiden and a PhD in work- and organizational psychology from the University of Tilburg, he began his educational journey in New Zealand at the University of Auckland. Over a span of 20 years, Dr. Lub has contributed to various hotel schools, including Hotelschool the Hague, Saxion, and Breda UAS, while holding visiting appointments at the VU University Amsterdam and Nyenrode Business University

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