AI Leadership Summit

AI Leadership: Navigating Transformational Change

Thursday, June 6 (evening) and Friday, June 7 (all day)


As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionize industries, leaders must explore the impact AI has on their business strategies and direction. From setting strategic visions for AI adoption to fostering ethical and responsible AI practices, strong leadership is essential for successful AI adoption and implementation. But like any transformational change, some challenges and pitfalls must be overcome to make AI successful. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to lead AI transformations. Discover how seasoned leaders have grown their leadership skills and what they believe the keys are to becoming exceptional leaders in this emerging field.

At the 2024 AI Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne and industry leader Mary Thorn team up to lead an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective on AI leadership to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.

Also, bring your biggest issues and challenges to the AI Leadership Summit, where you can draw on the knowledge and experiences of these leaders and your fellow leaders who may have already faced and solved some of your issues. You’ll hear what’s working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes.

The AI Con USA Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on AI leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join in the “think tank” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas and action plans for AI innovation within your organization

Thursday, June 6

Jeff Payne
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Reception and Summit Kickoff: As a Leader, What Is Keeping You Up at Night?

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kickoff the AI Leadership Summit with a reception and some networking.

Friday, June 7

Jeff Payne
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Summit Welcome - Opening Remarks

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 8:00am to 8:30am

After enjoying the Summit breakfast starting at 8:00 AM, join your moderator Jeff Payne as we kick off the AI Con USA AI Leadership Summit for 2024.

Mary Thorn
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A Framework for Making GenAI Build/Buy/Partner Strategic Decisions

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 8:45am to 9:45am

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), organizations are faced with critical decisions on how to invest their resources wisely. This talk introduces a comprehensive framework—Build/Buy/Partner—that serves as a strategic guide for organizations aiming to optimize the value derived from their GenAI investments.

The framework is structured to assist decision-makers in evaluating the most effective approach based on the specific needs and capabilities of their organization. The 'Build' component explores the in-house development of GenAI...

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Jeff Payne
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Leadership Secrets from the Room

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

While everyone has their own approach to leadership, we all have our go-to tips and tricks that can help others lead teams, organizations, and ourselves. These may be techniques for motivating staff, growing team skills, managing senior executives, or finding the right people for your organization.

During this collaborative lean coffee session, Jeffery Payne will facilitate a discussion to elicit and discuss those leadership secrets used effectively by Summit participants. Using a lean coffee meeting format, participants will choose which aspects of leadership to discuss, vote on...

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Jeff Payne
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Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing leadership & management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

Jeff Payne
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Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.

Jeff Payne
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Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results & Wrap Up

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.