Wednesday, September 19, 2018  (South Club, O'Neill Hall)
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   Dinner
7:30 to 8:30 p.m  

Managing the Risks of AI: A Planning Guide for Executives
Daniel Faggella, founder of TechEmergence, a daily newsletter that serves as the industry source for authoritative market research and competitive intelligence for the business applications of artificial intelligence.

Thursday, September 20, 2018  (McKenna Hall)

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A morning break, lunch, and an afternoon break are provided to all participants.
Sessions to include one guest speaker and other speakers

  • Ethical Problems of AI: The current problems associated with the rise of AI and potential future challenges.

Guest speakers: 

  • Artificial Intelligence. Just Because You Can, Should You?
    Josh Elliott, director of AI for Booz Allen Hamilton, with a leading role in accelerating the firm's AI work, including machine learning and quantum and deep learning solutions tied to clients' challenges. Previously, he co-led the establishment of Booz Allen’s IT strategy center of excellence, and currently serves as a mentor to James Madison University’s Hack 4 Defense program. 
  • Sharda Cherwoo, EY Americas Tax Intelligent Automation Leader. Sharda has been with EY for 36 years, 27 as a partner, leading business units, client service teams and numerous innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives. Sharda was the catalyst for EY’s implementation of Robotic Process Automation beginning three years ago. The firm is now one of the top 10 global users of RPA.
  • Implications of AI: How the use of AI may affect a variety of areas, such as business law, talent acquisition and marketing.

Guest speakers: 

  • Martin Fiore (EMBA '00), EY Northeast Region Tax Managing Partner
  • Chris Adkins, director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership at Mendoza College of Business. His research and teaching explore how the fields of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and behavioral economics provide new insights and best practices for values-based leadership. Empathy is the core theme of his work.
  • The Path Forward: A focus on the technologies, architectures, processes and other capabilities that may provide solutions to AI-related problems.

Guest speakers: 

  • AI: What Now? 
    Otto Berkes, Chief Technology Officer for CA Technologies. Otto is a 25-year technology veteran, inventor and author. His experience includes being one of the founders of Xbox and its first architect; the leader of the team that created and launched the HBO GO streaming service; and developer for the first Windows-based version of AutoCAD.
  • Moving Beyond AI Tribalism to Build Explainable Systems
    Ryan Welsh
    (MBA '13), founder and CEO of Kyndi, an artificial intelligence company.
  • Panel Discussion: "So Are They Friends or Foes?" 


  • Chloe Bakalar, assistant professor of political science at Princeton University; visiting research collaborator at the Center for IT Policy
  • Brett Beasley, associate director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership at Mendoza College of Business
  • Aaron Burciaga, Lead Data Technologist and Special Advisor HQ, USMC, Pentagon  
  • Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame; Center for Research Computing; Eck Institute for Global Health

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