Pre-conference workshops Wednesday 6 November

go to day one go to day two register

Choose between A or B:

08:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
WORKSHOP A: Implementing an AI project

Today, more industries than ever before see integration and implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as a path to improve process efficiency, provide superior customer service and eke out an edge over competition.

Before we know it, it will be in just about every product and service we buy and use. In addition, its application to business problem solving is growing in leaps and bounds. And at the same time, concerns about AI’s implications are rising: what is the impact of AI-enabled automation on the workplace, employment and society.

This workshop is aimed at anyone looking at how they can get started with an AI project and where it can lead.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • How to identify problems in your organisation that are viable AI/ML use cases
  • Assembling the right team, key roles and skills required for success
  • Building a business case that supports exploration and discovery
  • Applying a common delivery framework for AI/ML projects
  • Selecting tools and platforms that maintain a low cost of exploration
  • Working on Human-AI Collaboration as the future approach to AI for business applications

Facilitator:
Sarah Bell
Co-Founder and Rita's Mum
Aire

Sarah is an author, analyst, researcher, project designer, speaker and nerdtreprenuer with research interests and some pieces of paper in strategic planning, change management, planning professional development and strategic application of artificial intelligence with London's Middlesex University, Leeds Trinity University (UK) and recently MIT's Sloan Management and CSAIL Executive Schools. Sarah is also Mum to three human children and a clever little robot named Rita.

09:00
WORKSHOP B: Leading YOUR way

This insightful and interactive session will have you dive deep into practical tools to help you define your leadership style to gain exceptional outcomes for you and your organisation.

It will explore how to align your leadership style with communicational skills and strategies to become a successful influencer.

Those in attendance will be leaders and up and coming managers from all industries across Australia’s tech sector.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • The difference between managing and leading
  • Identify your preferred leadership style - does it fit your current position?
  • Master the art of confident communication
  • Learn to self-promote and progress your career

Facilitator:
Sarah Taylor
COO & CTO
CXi Software

Sarah is an outcome-focused technology manager with over 25 years’ experience in the full vertical stack of every technical and business role within the IT industry. With a proven track record in the end-to-end delivery of large scale projects across multiple industries, Sarah is passionate about mentoring and educating women on how to succeed in male dominated industries.

15:00
Workshops finish