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International Project
Management Day 2023

AI in Project Management & Business: Panel Discussion

Ben Royce

Ben Royce

Business Development Manager, Cloud AI Services, Google

Tuan Ho

CEO & Co-founder
The Point AI

Tameka Vasquez

Founder & Principal
The Future Quo

About the Presentation

Artificial Intelligence has been a priority consideration for many organizations this year, both large and small. With many active discussions surrounding both the pros and cons of its usage, no matter where you stand artificial intelligence has a prominent place in our current world. Join our panel of AI thought leaders as they discuss a variety of topics including successful use cases of AI in organizations today, the pitfalls of AI bias, as well as best practices for ethical AI usage by project teams & organizations alike.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain valuable insights on how organizations are currently using AI.
  • Learn to drive ethical and sustainable AI transformations in your organization.
  • Identify key steps towards implementing AI tools into your organization and projects effectively.

About Ben Royce

Ben Royce is the Business Development Manager for Google Cloud AI Services. During the workday he designs AI based solutions for Google Cloud customers 

Previously, Ben was the Senior Vice President of Search and Data Science at Publicis Worldwide. His work has been cited in Forrester, Gartner, Think With Google, and Quartz 

At night he is a lecturer of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence in the MS Information Knowledge Strategy program at Columbia University in New York.

About Dr. Elissa Farrow

Dr. Farrow is a social scientist, futurist researcher, facilitator, and strategist. Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in strategic organizational adaptation, research, facilitation and delivery. She has led and co-designed portfolios, programs, and projects to successfully deliver business and public value in various industries. Dr. Farrow is an experienced board director and leader, previously holding global leadership positions with the Change Management Institute as well as the chair of DVConnect a service preventing domestic and family violence in Queensland, Australia. Change can be exciting, yet change can also evoke emotions of fear and uncertainty. Dr. Farrow believes that there are many possible futures available to us in the present and that there is tremendous power in the ability to co-design and co-deliver those futures. Dr. Farrow’s doctorate explored the organizational adaptation implications of Artificial Intelligence on organizational futures. Elissa partnered with IIL in 2016 and resides in Australia. As well as other academic qualifications at Masters and Bachelor levels. Elissa regularly consults and presents master classes and certified programs in knowledge domains such as Portfolio, Programs, Projects, Benefits, Change Management, AI Essentials and Foundations® and AgileSHIFT®.   

Meet Dr. Elissa Farrow!

About Tuan Ho

At ten, Tuan moved from Vietnam to Boston, founding ScholarJet at 20 while earning a Mechanical Engineering degree at Northeastern University. His remarkable work secured him prestigious honors like the Priscilla Chan Stride Fellowship, Mayor of Boston’s Spark Impact Award, inclusion in BostInno’s 25 under 25, and Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists. Recently, he co-founded The Point at AI, serving as CEO, while also teaching Engineering Innovation at Northeastern 

About Tameka Vasquez

Tameka Vasquez is a social futurist, foresight strategist, professor and speaker. Tameka is Founder & Principal of The Future Quo, an advisory that supports visionary companies with concepts and tools for futures thinking. Her work extends across diverse sectors including housing, climate, personal care, entertainment, and workplace design, serving startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Her insights have been featured by Smart Design, The Association of National Advertisers, Udemy for Business, IBM Think Leaders, and others. Tameka is also Associate Faculty for the Future of Work course at Columbia University. And she is an Ambassador for the Better Arguments Project, a civics initiative led by The Aspen Institute. Before launching The Future Quo, Tameka was a marketing strategist who led brand and growth programs for global technology startups and enterprises for over 12 years. In her last role, she served as the first head of marketing for Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation and sustainability unit at Google.