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An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

'The topic of AI in organisations will become just as big – if not even bigger – than IT. We need an AI transformation just as we need a digital transformation' - Afke Schouten

We will all be aware of the term AI, but how many of us really understand it? We are constantly told that it is likely to change so many aspects of our future world and organisations. Yet what level of knowledge do we really have on the subject? Book your complimentary place below to get up to speed on the rapidly developing world of Artificial Intelligence.

Recorded on 10 February 2022 »

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Over the coming months IPI Academy and FutureWork Forum will be offering a series of interviews, presentations and round table discussions on today’s leading business challenges.

Our next event on the 10th of February will consist of a 60-minute engaging and thought provoking discussion with FWF Partner and AI expert, Afke Schouten, focusing on the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Afke is a consultant & director of studies for AI management and AI Operations at Zurich’s HWZ, business school. She is also Founder of AI Bridge by Building Bridges GmbH. 

We will all be aware of the term AI but how many of us really understand it? We are constantly told that it is likely to change so many aspects of our future world and organisations. Yet what level of knowledge do we really have on the subject?

Afke believes that for leaders and managers to fully understand AI and successfully realise its potential, AI literacy is required. This means understanding what AI is and how best to engage with the approach. Like all complex organisation change it also requires an understanding of what it takes to implement AI solutions to successfully transform organisations.

In this powerful conversation Afke will cover three fundamental aspects of Artificial Intelligence:

  • What AI is, and what it’s not!
  • Corporate case study examples of AI
  • The key success factors for any organisation looking to successfully implement AI

Following her presentation, Afke will then respond to questions from our participants. This will be facilitated by Future Work Forum partner & IPI Academy Faculty member Mark Thomas.

This is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding on a critical subject that has the potential to impact all of our organisations and businesses.

This training course is part of our collection of Leadership & Management Training Courses which focus on leadership, innovation, strategy, communication, finance, problem solving and conflict management, to name a few key areas.

The FutureWork Forum is devoted to exploring the working world of tomorrow.


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Afke Schouten

Afke Schouten is an AI corporate consultant & director of studies for AI management and AI Operations at HWZ, a leading Swiss business school based in Zurich. She is also founder of AI Bridge by Building Bridges GmbH as well as a partner in the Future Work Forum. Afke specializes in helping companies generate true business value with AI.

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Mark Thomas
Performance Dynamics Management Consultants

Mark Thomas is a global business consultant, author and speaker specializing in leadership, organisation development and human resource management. An enthusiastic student of organisations, Mark’s consulting work has taken him around the globe to cities such as, Istanbul, Luanda, Moscow, New York, Reykjavik, Sydney & Tokyo. Having observed many “hyped” organisational initiatives and fads come and go, Mark is fascinated by how organisations function and operate.

A passionate advocate of organisations that enable individuals to connect and flourish through value creation, Mark is a founding member of the Powerful Conversations Group and a Partner of the Future Work Forum.

Following a successful career with NCR, Unigate and Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, Mark founded Performance Dynamics, a development consultancy that has worked with global clients including: Barclays Capital, Cargill, C&A, DFDS DHL, Engie, Ferguson, gategroup, Hitachi, HSBC, IKEA, KNPC, Microsoft, Pandora, Pfizer, Red Bull, Rexam, Stibo Systems, Sony, Tata Steel, Time Warner, UBS and Unilever.

Mark regularly designs and facilitates a wide range of business planning and organisation change initiatives. In addition, he manages several executive development & leadership, programmes including coaching and internal consulting and business partnering.

Based in Monmouth, Wales, Mark has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Tias School for Business and Society in Holland and consulted with organisations such as the American Management Association (AMA), Management Centre Europe (MCE) and the Middle East Management Centre.

As a Welshman, Mark is genetically predisposed to follow Welsh rugby and is a keen motorcyclist and jazz fan.

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Recorded on 10 February 2022


14:00-15:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
15:00-16:00 Paris (UTC+01)
09:00-10:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 12046

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Reviews of IPI's An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) training course


Feb 10 2022

Govindarajula Aswani Kumar
Consultant, TCS

Feb 10 2022

[Speaker] Very concise and knowledgeable and got the best from the audience.

Carole Kernott
ALIP UK Ops Team Manager, Syngenta

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