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23 May, 2023 Generative AI – How to cut through the ChatGPT hype and achieve real business value

Zurich / 18:00 - 21:00

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to the event Generative AI – How to cut through the ChatGPT hype and achieve real business value. The event is organized by the Zurich chapter and hosted in the office of Unit8, a leading Swiss service provider in the area of data, AI & analytics.

Generative AI – How to cut through the ChatGPT hype and achieve real business value
Tuesday 23 May, 2023

With the advent of generative AI (AI-powered generation of texts, images, videos and sounds) we are witnessing a paradigm shift for both business and society. During this event, Unit8 will provide an expert view on the following topics:

·What is generative AI? More specifically, what are overinflated expectations, what is already possible now and what can we expect for the foreseeable future

·How can companies take advantage of generative AI and what are the implications for people, processes and tools

·What are potential risks to consider

·Live demo of generative AI applications for business

How can I as an individual benefit from generative AI and enhance my personal productivity


Dr. Marcin Pietrzyk, CEO & Founder, Unit8 SA

Before establishing Unit8, Marcin was Head of Big Data & Business Intelligence at Swisscom. He regularly advises CXOs on AI, advanced analytics, and data science to solve business challenges and also drives the AI for Good activities at Unit8. He studied at INSEAD, completed his PhD in data mining and machine learning at Orange Labs, Sophia Antipolis, France, and was visiting lecturer for the EMBA at HSG St. Gallen.

Thanos Giannakopoulos, Data Engineering Lead, Unit8 SA
Thanos is an engagement lead and data scientist at Unit8 with focus on NLP, speech recognition and information retrieval. He is currently implementing major AI initiatives for banking and healthcare clients. Prior to Unit8, Athanasios was a data, analytics & AI team lead at Swisscom. Thanos holds an MSc in Computer Science from EPFL

Andreas Blum, Head of Data & AI Consulting Practice, Unit8 SA 
Andreas leads the Data & AI Consulting Practice at Unit8 in Zurich and has a sector focus on financial services. He has more than a decade of experience in advising clients on topics including digital transformation, analytics & AI. Prior to Unit8 he worked for UBS, goetzpartners and A.T. Kearney. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MPhil in Innovation & Strategy from Cambridge University.


18:00 Doors open & arrival of guests
18:30 Presentation & live demo : Generative AI – Hot to cut through that ChatGPT hype and achieve real business value
19:30 : Q & A and discussion
20:00 Apéro & Networking

Key Facts
When: Tuesday 23 May, 2023, 18:00
Where: Unit8 SA, Stockerstr. 50, 8002 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 20 NAA Members (paid-up) // CHF 30 Alumni non-members and guests

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Event Organizer Andreas Blum, MBA 2015J, Zürich Chapter
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President


May 23, 2023
18:00 - 21:00
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