Washington University in St. Louis
AI Navigator Workshop

AI Navigator: Accelerate Your AI Readiness and Strategy Roadmap

The "AI Navigator: Accelerate Your AI Readiness and Strategy Roadmap" workshop is for organizations who are considering the adoption of AI technologies. The workshop  dives deep into the ins-and-outs of AI readiness and demystifyies the complex landscape of AI implementation. Through immersive sessions, attendees gain a clear understanding of their current AI posture, the challenges involved with enterprise-wide AI implementation, and develop a strategic roadmap to ensure a successful AI transformation.

Central to this seminar is the AI Navigator framework, a holistic tool that maps the journey of AI adoption, from initial considerations to full-scale implementation. This multi-dimensional matrix focuses on the importance of data infrastructure, skill acquisition, ethical considerations, and strategic alignment. Participants will use the AI Navigator to diagnose current AI readiness and illuminate the path forward, helping organizations accelerate their AI initiatives with confidence and clarity.

Beyond the technical aspects, AI Navigator recognizes the profound impact of AI on organizational culture, structure, processes, and talent management resulting in a  360-degree view of AI readiness and strategy. Attendees will engage with industry experts, hear real-world case studies, and participate in hands-on workshops, ensuring they depart with an actionable plan to move confidently into the transformative era of artificial intelligence.

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Host: Jeromey Farmer 

Professor of Practice and Academic Director

Jeromey was born and raised in the Midwest (Indiana).  He has a BS in Computer Science, MBA specializing in Supply Chain & Logistics, MS in Information Systems, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics.  Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis and Avanade, he held various positions including Managing Director at Slalom, Officer (VP) at the Federal Reserve Bank, and multiple management consulting positions with Nestle Purina, Edward Jones, Kynetec, Equifax, and Safety National.  Jeromey’s expertise is in technology and data strategy and data science and he enjoys formulating and solving complex business problems to meet business and customer needs across many industries.  In addition to his day job responsibilities, Jeromey is a Professor of Practice and Academic Director for the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University where he has launched two new Master programs in applied data science and applied computer science. He is actively writing and receiving grants, and teaches courses in deep learning, analytics applications, mathematics for data science, and enterprise data strategy.

Program Outline

Day 1: Understanding AI Readiness and Foundations
  1. The Landscape of AI in Business
  2. Understanding AI Readiness
  3. The AI Maturity Matrix Unveiled
  4. Navigating the Challenges of AI Transformation
  5. Workshop: Crafting Your AI Blueprint
  6. Panel Discussion: Lessons from the Frontlines

Day 2: Mapping Your AI Strategy Roadmap

  1. AI Maturity: From Novice to Expert
  2. Breakout Session: Crafting Your AI Strategy
  3. Integrating AI into Organizational Culture
  4. Scaling AI Initiatives: Best Practices
  5. Addressing Challenges & Mitigating Risks in AI Transformation
  6. Interactive Roundtable: Sharing Experiences & Learnings
Program Learning Objective:
  1. Landscape Overview: Grasp the profound impact and potential of AI integration across diverse industries to inform strategic decisions.
  2. AI Readiness Assessment: Acquire tools and knowledge to evaluate your organization's current state of AI preparedness and identify areas for enhancement.
  3. Maturity Matrix Mastery: Understand the stages of AI maturity, enabling participants to pinpoint their organization's position and the steps required for progression.
  4. Navigating AI Challenges: Learn strategies to mitigate common obstacles in AI transformation, from technical hurdles to organizational change dynamics.
  5. Crafting the AI Blueprint: Develop a concrete action plan tailored to your organization's unique needs, ensuring a smooth and effective transition towards AI maturity.

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Did You Know?

More than 75% of companies are looking to adopt technologies like big data, cloud computing, and AI in the next five years. World Economic Forum
AI, a key driver of potential algorithmic displacement, is expected to be adopted by nearly 75% of surveyed companies World Economic Forum
Organizations currently estimate that machines perform 34% of all business-related tasks. Predictions indicate that 42% of business tasks will be automated by 2027. World Economic Forum