Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise Workshops

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November 20, 2019 - "AI in Enterprise: Finance"

Harvard Business School Campus, Boston

Enterprise firms across the globe are increasingly turning to AI-driven technologies to achieve key business goals. While potential benefits are significant, many firms underestimate the fundamental change necessary to successfully integrate AI into the enterprise. Successful adoption programs need to be developed to fit the particular needs of each organization—from its data strategy, project management, and product development to its engagement with the cloud, customers, and partners.

This fall, the Laboratory for Innovation SciencStocke (LISH), HBS Digital Initiative, and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will kick off  "AI in Enterprise," an invitation-only workshop series for selected executives to learn how to manage expectations and assimilate the knowledge and tools they need to implement a successful transition to AI in the enterprise.

The first in the series will focus on AI in finance. During this one-day workshop, attendees will learn from some of the most experienced leaders in AI and finance. The workshop will pair the hallmark HBS case method with more in-depth talks from industry speakers.

In contrast to other workshops and talks on AI which focus heavily on start-ups and investment, this workshop series aims to provide key insights on how enterprise firms are thinking critically and strategically about AI integration. Drawing on the LISH’s extensive experience over the past decade running programs that develop algorithm and AI-based solutions with partners across industries - as well as subject matter expertise from Harvard Business School faculty and partners - this workshop will provide a uniquely enterprise-focused forum for understanding artificial intelligence.



Confirmed Speakers

Sarah Biller Headshot Sarah Biller – Executive Director, Vantage Ventures Pat Opet headshot

W. Patrick Opet – Managing Director Head of Technology, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JP Morgan Chase

Marty Chavez headshot Marty Chavez – Global Co-Head of the Securities Division, Goldman Sachs Sameena headshot Sameena Shah – Managing Director, Head of Data Science, JP Morgan Chase
Emily Chien headshot Emily Chien – Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Lead, IBM Services Caroline Sherman headshot Caroline Sherman – Chief Product Officer, Managing Director, Quantopian
JF Legault JF Legault – Managing Director, Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations, JP Morgan Chase Jess Strauth Jess Stauth – Managing Director, Fidelity Labs
Arash Nourian headshot Arash Nourian – Senior Director and Head of AI Product, FICO Scott Zoldi headshot

Scott Zoldi – Chief Analytics Officer, FICO


Faculty Speakers

Karim LakhaniKarim R. Lakhani is the founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models and the digital transformation of companies and industries. 


IasintiMarco Iansiti is an expert on digital innovation and transformation, with a special focus on strategy, business models, and new product development in high technology industries. His research studied innovation and operations in both firms and firm networks. He examined the strategy, business models, and innovation processes of a variety of organizations including Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Wal*Mart, AT&T, Dell, Amazon, and Google, among many others.


MDMarco Di Maggio is a faculty member in the Finance Unit and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining HBS, he was a faculty member in the finance and economics division of Columbia Business School.Professor Di Maggio’s current research focuses on financial intermediation with a particular focus on how new technologies have disrupted financial markets and its effects on firms and individuals.



DatarSrikant M. Datar is the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair of the Harvard Innovation Lab, HBS One Harvard Faculty Fellow, and Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs at Harvard Business School. A graduate with distinction from the University of Bombay, he received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A Chartered Accountant, he holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.


HsiehNien-hê Hsieh is Professor of Business Administration and Joseph L. Rice, III Faculty Fellow in the General Management Unit. His research concerns ethical issues in business and the responsibilities of global business leaders. He joined the faculty from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics and served as co-director of the Wharton Ethics Program.



In their upcoming book, Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World, Lakhani and Iansiti show how reinventing the firm around data, analytics, and AI removes traditional constraints on scale, scope, and learning that have constrained business growth for hundreds of years. 



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