Chapter Meeting: Managing an Emerging Technology Project in Artificial Intelligence

Date: 
12 Jan 2021 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Strategic
Place: 
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Agenda: 

6:15 | Log in to Zoom, Networking
6:45 | Announcements, Introduction of Program
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:00 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
            (PMO, Quality, and Career & Personal Development CoP's)

Topic: 
Managing an Emerging Technology Project in Artificial Intelligence

The field of Artificial Intelligence isn’t new, but business interest has grown significantly due to the success of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Chatbots, Natural Language interfaces (think of Alexa and Siri) and automated customer service applications. Recent surveys show that 80% of executives believe AI boosts corporate productivity, and the adoption of AI is expected to grow to a $10 Billion market by the end of 2025. But AI projects aren’t simple, and an experienced project manager is more critical than ever for a successful project.

In this presentation we will discuss:

• What is Artificial Intelligence and why are businesses so interested now?
• What do you need to know about AI and where can you learn it?
• How to add AI skills to your career -- the five steps to transformation
• Where to find your first AI project even if you have no experience

Speaker: 
Paul Clapis, PhD

Paul has been at the forefront of new and emerging trends in science and AI for more than three decades. Known for his informative, highly engaging style, Paul has delivered over 200 presentations, keynote speeches, workshops, and webinars across the United States and Europe. He provides invaluable insights into the inner workings of Artificial Intelligence, and brings clarity to even the most complex topics.

After earning his PhD, he worked for Perkin-Elmer, NASA and Hughes Aerospace as a research physicist, contributing to several large scientific projects, including the Hubble Space Telescope. He also directed the Hughes Advanced Computing Lab at Yale Science Park, where he conducted applied research in massively parallel processing, artificial intelligence, expert systems, machine learning, and high-speed real-time distributed processing.

Paul has worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, serving as Vice President of Engineering and Architecture for FIS’ Reconciliation business, responsible for driving product innovation across the suite of solutions including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Prior to his role with FIS, he served as a Director of Professional Services and Director of Development for SunGard.

Paul holds a BS, MS and PhD in Physics from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society and American Association of Physics Teachers. He is a native and long-time resident of Connecticut.

Fees: 

Pre-registration is required for attendance at this virtual (on-line) Chapter meeting

Members (Pre-registered on-line): $10
Non-Members (Pre-registered on-line) $15

Register here!

Registrants will receive the log-in instructions for the Zoom session on the day of the meeting.

Location (Address): 

Zoom Virtual Meeting