MIT Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy participant testimonials

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY   |   5 minutes  |   July 9, 2018

The Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) focuses on the organizational and managerial implications of AI technologies. Rather than focusing on AI’s technical aspects, you’re empowered with the knowledge and confidence you need to pioneer the successful integration of this technology within business.

Culminating in the creation of a strategic integration roadmap for your real-world application, the 6-week program from MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL, delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter, will equip you to:

  • Deduce how to gain a strategic advantage through the use of different kinds of intelligence
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of a business application for machine learning
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of a business application for natural language processing
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of a business application for robotics
  • Assess the impact of AI on the future of work and society
  • Develop a roadmap for an organisation to gain a strategic advantage through the use of artificial intelligence

Read on to find out what past participants of the MIT Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy online program had to say about their experiences:

MIT Artificial Intelligence KAREN O'BRIEN

Karen O’Brien
VP of Global Social Media, Western Union, USA

“The program was of exceptional quality – it was thorough and strategic enough to be adaptable to a wide variety of use cases.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence UMESH BHATIA

Umesh Bhatia
IT Project Manager, TATA Technologies Inc

“The course content was very interesting and it helped me think through the organizational processes to understand the applicability of AI. Learning about AI has stoked my interest in this area and will help me understand how organization processes can be optimized.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence JAN YDENS

Jan Ydens 
Director, ABB

“The program was very well designed, and delivered what it promised. I was involved in AI originally nearly two decades ago, and have kept largely up to date on the methods and techniques, and what I particularly enjoyed and appreciated is that the program isn’t another technically-focused AI module, but covers the current state-of-the-art in AI from a business perspective instead.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Mariana Acuna Acosta 

Mariana Acuna Acosta 
Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Opaque Studios

“I would describe the program as really comprehensive, really well thought out and condensed. The user flow on the online classroom is one of the best I’ve seen. Good pace, great insights from experts, the division of topics and tasks were on point. It has already impacted my career, as I am now thinking of very specific ways to apply AI into our tools and processes in a way I haven’t before. I am also now a lot more aware of the reality of where AI is in the industry, and of not letting hype or fear get in the way.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Abdul Dremali

Abdul Dremali
Head of Innovation, AndPlus

“The overall quality of the program was exceptional. I especially enjoyed the supplementary materials provided at the end of each module. The videos were easy to understand and well laid out. I would recommend this course to a colleague, for sure.

Understanding the business value of technologies such as AI is essential to staying ahead of the competition. This course allowed our company to take the next step in terms of creating custom AI and ML solutions for customers looking to expand their existing applications.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Brian Lenahan

Brian Lenahan
CEO, Aquitaine Innovation Advisors

“As a lifelong banking and innovation executive & strategist (yes, the terms can go together), I retired in 2017, and reinvented myself into an Artificial Intelligence Strategist for SME businesses. The MIT program, which exceeded all my expectations, gave me the insights, confidence and credibility to initiate my own business.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Hala Shakra

Hala Shakra
Director of Product Management, Trustify

“I learned so much about AI and how to apply it strategically to an organization. The amount of information and the examples shared by professors were very helpful and a great start to a well-paved path to understanding AI and its implications on business. My 2018 product roadmap was certainly influenced by the strategic framework I gained during this program.

The support network team was very responsive, engaging and knowledgeable about the program. I really liked the assignments and the fact they were corrected by instructors and professors, providing valuable feedback. The program was challenging and enjoyable. I definitely recommend to others who are seeking to understand how AI can impact any organization, and where and how to apply it.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence John Du Pre Gaunt

John Du Pre Gaunt
Host & Curator of The Augmented City Podcast

“Teaching frameworks, ways of thinking, navigation aids for the core concepts is the ultimate value-add of this course.  I was able to pull various strands from past projects of mine into a coherent system for understanding the current state-of-the-art in AI, its limitations, and how I might evaluate an AI-related proposal.

Most of all, I was infected by the enthusiasm of the MIT faculty and guests. It’s obvious these people are talented, but talent alone doesn’t drive change. It’s the passion and energy you apply to talent that breathes life into it. This program offers such energy in spades.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Laura Venchiarutti-Tocmacov

Laura Venchiarutti-Tocmacov
Managing Director, ImpactIA Foundation

“High-quality program and a very good support network from GetSmarter.”

MIT Artificial Intelligence Donald Brumfield

Donald Brumfield
Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations, Heidrick & Struggles

“The Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy online short course is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the leading minds in this space while interacting and debating what you learn with peers and colleagues around the world.  Coupling this with the cost point and flexibility of the program makes it an outstanding value.

It is hard to choose any one thing that stands out as being enjoyed the most – how do you force rank learning from the likes of Tom Malone, Patrick Winston, Alex Pentland or Daniela Rus about Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing or even autonomous vehicles?  What I enjoyed most was the ability to take in the type of information and thinking on such a key topic not only for my firm/career but humankind as a whole. The ability to take that information and have virtual discussions with my classmates was inspiring and helps me to shape how to carry this discussion forward within my firm.

Having this information and thought leadership at my disposal has and will continue to help me have a positive and productive influence on the overall AI discussion within my company.  I am able to help cut through media buzz and vendor glitz to help us have a sober discussion on where we are – where we need to go, and how to get there, rather than jumping in without a true understanding.  While this might add time to the process it is time well spent. I see this as a great opportunity or inflection point for my career by adding an additional bona fide to my experience – the MIT name and recognition.”

Ready to join these MIT Sloan and MIT CSAIL past participants on the Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy program?

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