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Leadership and Innovation 2024
Online Conference

Artificial Intelligence: Navigating Innovation, Leadership, and Ethical Challenges

About the Presentation

The rapidly increasing focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of work environments, bringing with it unprecedented challenges and opportunities. This conference panel aims to explore the nuances of leadership and innovation in an AI-enhanced workplace. Through engaging discussions and real-world insights, our expert panelists will delve into crucial aspects such as fostering innovative thinking, AI usage in decision-making processes, and navigating the complexities of leading an organization through an AI transformation. Join us to gain valuable perspectives on the intersection of ethics and AI leadership and discover actionable strategies for guiding your team in this era of technological evolution. 

Key Takeaways

  • Gain new insights into the ever-evolving AI landscape. 
  • Learn from expert panelists how AI is impacting leaders and the decision-making process. 
  • Understand how AI can foster innovative thinking in your organization. 

About Dr. Al Zeitoun

Dr. Zeitoun, PgMP, PMI Fellow is a Future of Work, business optimization, and operational performance excellence thought leader and author with global experiences in strategy execution. His experiences encompass leading organizations, delivering their Enterprise Digital and Business Transformation, and executing complex missions across diverse cultures globally.  

In his current role with Siemens, he is responsible for driving the global program management practices and enabling key Strategy Transformation priorities.  

Previously, he held many strategic roles such as the Executive Director for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation. With Booz Allen Hamilton, he led the firm’s Portfolio Management and Agile Governance Solutions.  

With the International Institute of Learning, Dr. Zeitoun was a senior leader and global trainer and coach.  

About Nelly Wilson

Nelly Wilson is an AI Business Development Manager for Google Cloud AI Services where she works with strategic customers and partners to design and implement their AI transformation vision. Bringing her voice to conversations that not only shape the present but also create the future, Nelly is consistently sought out for her thought leadership. Her work across multiple industries has been recognized with various awards, including Google Cloud Club.  

About Leon Herszon, Ph.D.

Dr. Leon Herszon (PhD, PMP, CSM, CSPO, DASSM) is the Head of IIL Consulting at the International Institute for Learning (IIL)He launched his career at Shell, where he managed the areas of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment), Information Technology, and strategic projects. Next, he moved on to IIL, establishing the company’s South American operations with a base in BrazilOnce that was up and running, he moved to the USA and led several initiatives in sales, products and services, and business agility. Currently, he leads IIL’s global consulting practice with headquarters in NYC, with a focus on helping clients on their improvement journey. With a master’s degree focused on project management maturity models, he went on to earn his Ph.D. by proposing a model to support complex projects. Dr. Herszon also lectures on project management at Rutgers Business School and delivers presentations worldwideHe is a several times Ironman finisher, and communicates in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

About Ruchi Gupta

Ruchi Gupta is a seasoned project, program, and risk management professional, trainer, and consultant leveraging over two decades of experience in successfully delivering large-scale assignments. She possesses a forward-thinking approach, constantly exploring and integrating emerging AI solutions to propel project management strategies towards enhanced effectiveness and excellence.

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Dr. Al Zeitoun

Sr. Director Strategy
Siemens
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Nelly Wilson

AI Business Development Manager
Google
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Leon Herszon, Ph.D.

Executive VP & Head of IIL Consulting
IIL