AI in Manufacturing

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Presented by Dr Jeff Yu-Jen Chen
Date: 17th September  |  Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am  |  Price: R120
Venue: TWIMS Campus, 74 Everton Road
Mass media has painted a glamourous and sweeping image of AI but the realties are far from the 2004 hit movie I, Robot. What are the real implications for manufactures today and how can we leverage this technology to create a competitive advantage?
Dr. Jeff Yu-Jen Chen, a full-time faculty of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, presented key predictions made by experts around the world on how AI may impact the manufacturing sector and applied these predictions to the context of South Africa. The seminar also discussed how leaders can embrace this new trend. Practical lessons on organisational digital transformation was succinctly deliberated.

About the Presenter

Dr. Jeff Yu-Jen Chen is a full-time faculty of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria and a consultant of Forward Notion Advisory. His research, teaching and consulting interests include:

  • corporate innovation, digital strategy and strategic management
  • effective thinking and design thinking
  • human-centred strategy and business design
  • disruption, transformation and exponential growth
  • team performance and collective intelligence
  • emerging technologies and technopreneurship
  • strategic sales, customer-centric proclivity, marketing 4.0 and service excellence
  • UX, UI, AI and human computer interaction
  • coaching and mentoring

Apart from coaching, delivering public speech and advising leaders across different sectors in his consulting capacity, Jeff is also involved in the design and training of various customized executive education programmes. He served as the Lead Faculty for GIBS–Dimension Data collaboration until 2016 and the GIBS–Accenture partnership around Transforming for Digital Futures until the end of 2017. Currently, Jeff is also an advisory council member for IBM SA’s Equity Equivalence Investment Programme.

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