Executive Workshop on Generative AI
Unleashing the next wave of productivity and innovation in knowledge work
Generative AI is a major technological revolution that promises to supercharge productivity. This coming change has been most vividly illustrated by ChatGPT, the OpenAI’s chatbot service that can respond to prompts as well as proofread, summarize, and expand on a given text. In the visual sphere, Generative AI tools such as Stable Diffusion and Dall-E 2 can instantly generate impressive digital images based on user prompts. The new technologies are already deployed in business use and show strong benefits for creative and knowledge work.
The purpose of this workshop is to get business leaders up to speed with the changes, using case studies and detailed understanding of the technological developments to dive into the new opportunities of Generative AI for your industry and, more important, the strategic moves that enables your company to seize those opportunities. We build on case studies to elaborate on the changes Generative AI is creating on four distinct levels: professional expertise, business processes, organizational design, and industry ecosystems.
This 3-hour workshop will give you a good understanding of this new powerful technology and the potential it has to boost the productivity of knowledge work in areas such as software engineering, marketing, sales and customer service, and even strategy work. We will work in small groups to develop specific realistic use cases around Generative AI, including rough cost estimates for building and applying the tools in practice.
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Gain an understanding of the revolutionary business benefits of generative AI
Create a forward-looking view of the key application areas for your company
Understand the impact of generative AI on professional expertise, business
processes, organizational architecture, and ecosystems
Participants' Views on the Workshop
The workshop helps you understand the benefits of the new powerful generative AI tools. It offers a strategic perspective on this fast-evolving field, helping to future-proof your company’s digital infrastructure, workforce, and business model. The workshop addresses a powerful new set of technologies that have caught most companies off-guard. The program provides a unique combination of business insights from Aalto University professors and the industry expertise of Reaktor. By examining existing business applications and working in small groups on actual business cases for generative AI, the workshop gives you a timely understanding of the possibilities of Generative AI. After the workshop, you will be better prepared to take advantage of the new AI tools to create cost savings and build a sustained advantages for your organization.
The workshop is intended for business leaders, from top management teams and
CDO/CIO roles to business development managers in any industries involving knowledge work.
The workshop is beneficial if you want to
1) understand the potential of
generative AI to improve productivity and create cost savings by automating tasks of your
knowledge workers or
2) leverage generative AI as a part of your products or services to create
new customer value and differentiate from competitors.
Contents and Schedule
|8.30 – 9.00||Breakfast|
|9.00 – 9.20||
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Henri Schildt, Professor of Strategy, Aalto University
|9.20 – 9.40||
Building solutions with large language models
|9.40 – 10.00||
Business case studies of early movers
|10.00 – 10.15||Coffee break & networking|
|10.15 – 11.00||
Guided ideation in small groups: Improving productivity and creating
|11.00 – 11.20||
Rethinking business models, ecosystems, and strategy in the age of
|11.20 – 11.50||
Group discussions on the strategic implications of AI
|11.50 – 12.00||Wrap up & next steps for leveraging AI|
|12.00 – 13.00||Free chat and sparring with the faculty (optional)|
Henri Schildt is a professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto University School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.
His research interests span technology strategy, organizational change, and strategy process (with specific interest in reasoning under uncertainty and the use of data analytics). He is currently heading two research programmes on data-driven management and the management of digitalization in Finnish manufacturing companies. Henri Schildt completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology in 2007.