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Bringing AI into the enterprise

Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
9:00am–5:10pm Monday, April 30, 2018
AI Business Summit, AI in the Enterprise
Location: Sutton North/Center
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 17 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Managers, vice presidents, and C-level decision makers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An understanding of the business problems that you are interested in solving

What you'll learn

  • Learn a practical framework for bringing AI into your company


Even as AI technologies move into common use, many enterprise decision makers remain baffled about what the different technologies actually do and how they can be integrated into their businesses. On the plus side, the technologies we thought were decades away seem to be showing up at our doorstep with increasing frequency. However, little effort has been made to clearly explain their value and genuine business utility.

Kristian Hammond provides a practical framework for understanding your role in problem solving and decision making, focusing on how these technologies can be used, the requirements for doing so, and the expectations for their effectiveness. Rather than focusing on the technologies alone, this framework ensures that as you build, evaluate, and compare different systems, you’ll understand and be able to articulate how they work and the resulting impact.


  • An overview of the current AI ecosystem, focused on the reason why the intelligent technologies of today are different than what we have seen in the past
  • A deep dive into specific technologies from a functional perspective, which unpacks the requirements for each and how to evaluate opportunities
  • A look at how enterprises can develop a value-driven cognitive computing strategy, detailing how organizations can grow their skills and organization in parallel with the introduction of the technologies they are deploying and how to ramp into the solutions by defining a growth path that starts with definable tasks, well-understood technologies, and clear ROI
  • A process that results in the data awareness and skills needed to bring even the most sophisticated and complex technologies into play
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Kristian Hammond

Northwestern Computer Science

Kristian Hammond is a chief scientist at Narrative and a professor of computer science and journalism at Northwestern University. His research has been primarily focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content, and context-driven information systems. He sits on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Kris was also named 2014 innovator of the year by the Best in Biz Awards. He holds a PhD from Yale.

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Kristian Hammond | PROFESSOR
05/08/2018 6:27am EDT

All of the slides from the Tutorial are now up on the site. Anyone who has questions about them or needs follow up can get hold of me at


05/07/2018 3:52am EDT

Kris, I thoroughly enjoyed the all-day session. You mention you’ll be providing the presentation materials soon. Please let us know when you’ll be able to upload them to the site. Thanks again.

Krishna Bala | SR. VP
05/04/2018 5:41am EDT

Kris, Awesome session. It immensely helped us to look AI implementation from a strategic point of you. Have you shared the PPT already? if so, please share the link.

05/03/2018 6:56am EDT

Great presentation. It gave a nice framework how to think about AI and for building AI Capabilities. Please can you share the presentation slides. Thank you so much

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Kristian Hammond | PROFESSOR
05/01/2018 3:48pm EDT

I am going to upload slides shortly.

05/01/2018 3:23pm EDT

Hi excellent presentation – thank you! Would it be possible to get a copy of the slides? Thanks so much.

04/30/2018 6:58am EDT

Recognizing that AI is math + data would you describe the role of business process and workflow management as an integrated capability necessary for achieving ROI?

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Marcel Cary | DEVELOPER
03/29/2018 3:16pm EDT

This sounds like a great framework for getting buy-in from top-level management. Looking forward to it!