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GenAI 18 months in: How to bring tangible value to enterprises?
Wednesday 10 July, 2024
It’s been 1.5 years since Generative AI has gone mainstream and company priorities are shifting: after an initial phase of understanding and experimenting with GenAI the focus is increasingly on how to capture real business value from use cases. As companies start to look beyond the prototype stage they face a host of new problems that transcend every layer of the organisation. Scaling GenAI is the next frontier – together, with an exciting line-up of data & AI leaders from banking, insurance, life sciences and consulting we’ll discuss its multifaceted complexity including questions such as:

    • Which Gen AI use case are companies scaling first and how are they approaching it?
    • How are the pioneers approaching it? What separates them from the rest?
    • What are the major challenges companies are facing when scaling GenAI (e.g. new risks)?
    • What are track records and ambitions in realising measurable business value from GenAI? 
 Ermir Qeli (PhD), Group Head Data Platforms at Swiss Re

Ermir Qeli leads Data Science and AI at Swiss Re, a global team of talented data strategists, data scientists and engineers dedicated to realizing the full potential of data analytics at Swiss Re.

He brings 20+ years of experience in leveraging data as a driving force for business. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from University of Marburg, Germany.

 Christian Sebregondi, AI Responsible at Zürcher Kantonalbank 
Christian works in the CIO office at ZKB and previously was the Head Strategy of the ZKB Multichannel Management. With prior roles at Credit Suisse he brings almost three decades of banking experience to the table and holds professional certifications from INSEAD and MIT Sloan, in addition to an EMBA degree and an apprenticeship as bank clerk.
Hal Wehrenberg, VP Digital Transformation at Tecan
Hal co-leads Tecan’s Digital Innovation & Transformation Office which integrates groundbreaking digital technologies into Tecan’s business processes and offerings. He brings almost two decades of experience in the Life Sciences industry and graduated from Valparaiso University.
Mostafa Ajallooeian (PhD), Lead of Generative AI Practice at Unit8
Mos is an engagement director at Unit8 and has over 18 years of experience in NLP, computer vision, speech recognition, automation, and robotics. Previously he was Tech Lead for conversational AI at Swisscom and has a PhD in Robotics from EPFL.
Marcin Pietrzyk (PhD), Founder & CEO at Unit8
Before founding Unit8, Marcin was the Head of Big Data & Business Intelligence at Swisscom. He regularly advises CXOs on AI and advanced analytics to solve business challenges. He studied at INSEAD, and holds a PhD in data mining and machine learning from Telecom ParisTech, France.


18:00Doors opening and arrival of guests
18:30-18:45Keynote by Unit8 Founder & CEO Dr. Marcin Pietrzyk
 on GenAI Readiness: “Culminating a year of lessons
 learned from delivering GenAI projects”
18:45-20:00Panel discussion (moderated by Marcin Pietrzyk),
 followed by questions from the audience
From 20:00Apéro riche and networking

Key Facts
When: Wednesday 10 July, 2024, 18:00
Where: Unit8 SA, Beethovenstrasse 49, 8002 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 20 NAA Members (paid-up) // CHF 30 Alumni non-members and guests
Ticketing is closed 48h before the event

Registration: https://infomaniak.events/shop/LvVsknuFYs/event/1193355/
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Event Organizer Andreas Blum, MBA 2015J, INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland