How to Set Up an AI Centre of Excellence – CognitiveVirtual

A Crisp Overview

This CognitiveVirtual focuses on AI Centre of Excellence – the practical steps & components of preparing an organisation for a successful AI journey.

The Details

Finding the right focus, creating a vision, managing expectations, attracting, and building talent, developing technical infrastructure, building external partnerships and internal networks, while also taking ethical aspects into consideration are only some of the most fundamental components of entrenching AI in an organization.

AI Centre of Excellence is a seemingly complex puzzle with lots of pieces needing to fit together. At this event, leaders and experts join forces to put the pieces of this puzzle together, and with that, create clarity about the requirements of setting an organisation off for an AI journey successfully.

The focus of the keynotes and discussions will fall on four aspects:

·       finding the purpose & focus of AI
·       defining the requirements for the essential resources
·       determining the process
·       role that leaders play

Participation

Open for the global audience with registration. In case of interest & questions, please send an email to lspiesz@swisscognitive.ch

Date and Time

4 March 2021

Location

Virtual Conference

Agenda

See below

Host

SwissCognitive

Speakers & Participants

SwissCognitive Global AI Community & Partners

CognitiveVirtual Agenda

Central European Time (CET)

16:00 – 16:05

Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:20

Keynote

Entrenching AI in an Organisation > What, Why, How, Who

Christian Westermann, Expert Partner, Bain & Company

16:20 – 16:55

Panel Discussion

AI Centre of Excellence > The Details in Focus – Aim, Priorities, Data & Tech, Talent

 
Panel Chair
Jacques Ludik, Founder & Group CEO, Cortex Group | Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic | Founder & President, Machine Intelligence Institute Africa

Panelists

John Kamara, Founder, Afya Rekor | Director, Machine Intelligence Institute Africa

Karen Silverman, CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group | Member of AI Global Council, World Economic Forum | 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics

Alison Lowndes, Artificial Intelligence DevRel | NVIDIA | EMEA

Amitabh Singh, CTO EMEA Cortex, Palo Alto Networks

Manu Monasterio, 8M’s of Artificial Intelligence Marketing Professor, ESADE Business School & Autonomous University of Barcelona | President of the Think Tank 8M’s of Artificial Intelligence Marketing, Club Marketing Barcelona

16:55 – 17:15

Practical Insights into an AI Use Case

Building up AI Capabilities at Scale – and Anchor them in Practice

Julien Villalongue, Managing Director, Leonard, VINCI

Stefan Züger, Chief Technology Officer, VINCI Energies Switzerland

17:15 – 17:25

Keynote
 
Reality Check

Carolina Pinart, AI Strategy Program Pillar Lead | Use Cases & Roadmap, Nestlé

17:25 – 18:00

Panel Discussion
 
Process Planning > From Understanding of Goals to Deployment

 
Panel Chair
Benjamin van Giffen, Assistant Professor for Information Management & Head of Research Lab Management of AI, University of St.Gallen

Panelists

Marcin Pietrzyk, Founder & CEO, Unit8

Milan Kumar, CIO, ZF CVCS (Former WABCO)

Claire Matuka, Co-Founder at AI Centre of Excellence (AICE) | Data Scientist, Ada Labs Africa

Uri Eliabayev, AI Consultant, Community Manager, Founder of Machine & Deep Learning Israel

18:00 – 18:10

Though-Leader Keynote
 
How to Boost Busines Efficiency by 60% While Saving 10+ Million Lives per Year

Pascal Bornet, AI, Automation and Innovation Leader, Author and Thought leader

18:10 – 18:50

Panel Discussion
 
Leadership, People, Culture, Data & Tech > Bringing it all Together

Panel Chair
Jayant Narayan, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Policy & Governance, World Economic Forum

Panelists
Irakli Beridze, Head of Centre for AI and Robotics, United Nations, UNICRI

Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, VP Europe & Africa and Director IBM Research

Jagreet Kaur Gill, AI Ethics Researcher | Author | Founder, Akira AI

Luca Finelli, VP, Head Insights Strategy & Design, Data Science and AI, Novartis

18:50 – 19:00

EVENT-CLOSING KEYNOTE
 
the Elements of Success for AI Excellence

Nancy Nemes, Founder #humanAIze | General Manager Nemes Ventures

19:00

Event Wrap-up
Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder, SwissCognitive

Speakers

 

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Pascal Bornet
AI, Automation & Innovation Leader | Author | Forbes Tech Council |Top Voice in Tech| Senior Advisor and Contributor, The Institute for Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI)
 

 

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Irakli Beridze
Head of AI & ML Head of Centre for AI and Robotics
United Nations, UNICRI

 

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Karen Silverman
Member of AI Global Council, World Economic Forum | 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics | CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group

 

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Jayant Narayan
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | Policy & Governance
World Economic Forum

 

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Ana Chubinidze
AI & Data Governance | AI Ethics, AI Governance International
 

 

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John Kamara
Founder, Afya Rekor
Director, Machine Intelligence Institute Africa

 

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Alison B. Lowndes
Artificial Intelligence DevRel | EMEA 
NVIDIA

 

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Amitabh Singh
CTO
Palo Alto Networks

 

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Christian Westermann
Expert Partner
Bain & Company

 

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Jacques Ludik
Founder & Group CEO, Cortex Group
Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic
Founder & President, Machine Intelligence Institute Africa

 

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Alessandro Curioni
IBM Fellow, VP Europe & Africa and Director
IBM Research

 

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Jagreet Kaur Gill
AI Ethics Researcher | Author | Founder
Akira AI

 

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Carolina Pinart 
AI Strategy Program Pillar Lead | Use Cases & Roadmap, Nestlé
 

 

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Julien Villalongue
Managing Director Leonard
VINCI

 

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Manu Monasterio
President of the Think Tank 8M’s of Artificial Intelligence Marketing at Club Marketing Barcelona | Harvard Deusto Business Review 8M’s of Artificial Intelligence Marketing articles author

 

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Luca Finelli
VP, Head Insights Strategy & Design, Data Science and AI
Novartis

 

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Claire Matuka
Co-founder, AI Centre of Excellence (AICE)
Data Scientist, Ada Labs Africa

 

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Milan Kumar
CIO
ZF CVCS (Former WABCO) 

 

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Nancy Nemes
Founder #humanAIze | General Manager
Nemes Ventures

 

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Uri Eliabayev
AI Consultant, Founder
Machine & Deep Learning Israel

 

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Marcin Pietrzyk
Founder & CEO
Unit8

 

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Benjamin van Giffen
Assistant Professor for Information Management & Head of Research Lab Management of AI
University of St.Gallen

 

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Stefan Züger
Chief Technology Officer
VINCI Energies Switzerland

 

Event Hosts & Facilitators

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Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder, Global AI Thought Leader
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

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Andy Fitze

Co-Founder, Digital Transformation Strategist
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

Event Team

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Livia Spiesz

Global Events & Communications
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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Valeska Hoenen

Content and Social Media Manager
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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