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Practical Artificial Intelligence … in A DAY Masterclass (public) – Dubai

24 March @ 08:00 - 17:00

Long, long ago, before digital technology entered our lives, work was manual and labour-intensive. Everything had to be written by hand and posted by mail. These days we use technology to speed up our activities. But did you know there is an even easier way to get a job done?

In the last 2 years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant inroads into our lives and organisations. According to IDG, a global market intelligence leader, “By 2019, 40% of digital transformation initiatives will be supported by Cognitive/AI capabilities, providing critical on-time insights for new operating and monetization models.

This masterclass is designed for all business professionals who want to understand the benefits of AI and start using it in their work. AI not only helps finish tasks quickly and efficiently but it also delivers better results with less effort applied. By the end of the masterclass, attendees will understand what AI is, where it can be applied and will be able to start using it straightaway in their day-to-day work.

Artificial Intelligence may be complicated but it is easy to start using it!

Major Benefits of Attending

After completing this Masterclass, you will:

  • Understand what is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the business value it can bring to your organisation;
  • Identify opportunities to use Artificial Intelligence in your work;
  • Learn how to improve business processes with Artificial Intelligence;
  • Apply Artificial Intelligence in practice:
    • Create AI models of business processes;
    • Use AI within a business process, based on your models;
  • Start using Artificial Intelligence straightaway in your work.

Register before 10 March 2019 to take advantage of Early Bird prices and save!

Intended Audience

This Masterclass is suitable for the following professionals:

• Board Directors• Managers and Executives
• CxO Leaders• Strategy and Innovation Professionals
• Chief Internal Auditors• Data Scientists
• Chief Risk Officers• Business Intelligence Professionals
• Governance Professionals• Business Analysts
• Finance Professionals• System Analysts
• HR Professionals• Risk and Compliance Analysts
• Marketing Professionals• Finance and Operational Auditors
• Engineers• IS Auditors


Masterclass Structure

8:30Registrations and Welcome
9:00Introductions and Housekeeping
The Business Incentive for Artificial Intelligence:
• Artificial Intelligence Overview
• Artificial Intelligence – Real-life Success Stories and Case Studies
• Participant Round-table Discussion
Artificial Intelligence – Types and Applications
• Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Categories
1. Supervised
2. Unsupervised
• Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Types
1. Regression
2. Classification
3. Neural Networks
4. Clustering
5. Text analytics
• Applications of different types of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence – Practical Work
• Scenario Work
1. Building an Artificial Intelligence model of a business process for predicting values
2. Building an Artificial Intelligence model of a business process for classification and decision-making
• Practical Work
1. Using Artificial Intelligence within a business process for predicting values, e.g. product revenue, customer churn, specific expenditure, etc.
2. Using Artificial Intelligence within a business process for classification and decision-making, e.g. success and failure factors in a project, ranking of suppliers or employees, etc.
Creating a Roadmap and Implementation Plan for Artificial Intelligence in Your Team
Re-cap on Masterclass - Comments, Feedback
17:00End of Masterclass

Register before 10 March 2019 to take advantage of Early Bird prices and save!

Your Trainer

Mario Bojilov – MEngSc (Research), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment, PhD Candidate

Mario has worked in the area of Data Analytics and Business Improvement since 1994. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems; IS Control and Governance; Enterprise Resource Planning; Systems Analysis and Design.

Over the last 12 years, Mario Bojilov has taught 1,500+ university students and 350+ professionals in the areas of Finance, Digital Technologies, Risk and Audit. He has delivered industry training courses and presentations in Australia, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

Mario founded Meta Business Systems in 2004 of which he is the current Chief Executive Officer. The company is focused on business improvement, performance monitoring and data governance. A number of Government and Higher Education organisations have used solutions designed and implemented by Meta Business Systems.

Projects managed and delivered by Mario Bojilov and his team covered a variety of key business processes, such as Payroll, Finance, Procurement, Revenue Management, Treasury, HR and others. Examples of projects include, Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence (12 processes/95 reports), Financial Statements production ($800+ revenue), Payroll monitoring (12,000 employees), Revenue verification, Fraud Detection, etc.

Mario Bojilov holds a Master of Engineering Science Degree from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and is currently a PhD Candidate with research topic in the area of Using Artificial Intelligence for Cybercrime Detection.

Mario Bojilov has co-authored the following academic articles: Privacy and Big Data and Continuous Auditing and Continuous Monitoring in ERP Environments: Case Studies of Application Implementations. He is also a contributor to Medium – https://medium.com/@Mario.Bojilov and hosts a channel – https://goo.gl/ujS8ky on YouTube.


           Early Bird          Standard
Option 1: Registration

Includes: attendance fee; catering - morning, lunch, afternoon; practical exercises; scenario work; course notes; use of Big Data/AI software during the course.
          SGD 1,195          SGD 1,395
Option 2: Registration + Software

Includes: everything in Option 1 + 1-year licence for the Big Data/AI software used during the course (see notes below for Big Data/AI software components).
          SGD 1,395          SGD 1,495
Option 3: Registration + Software + Mentoring

Includes: everything in Option 2 + 2 hours of personal consultation and coaching after the course.
          SGD 1,695          SGD 1,895

1. A discount of 5% applies to multiple registrations.

2. "Early Bird" sales end 2 weeks before the scheduled date for the Masterclass.

3. We accept all major currencies. When registering please specify what currency you will be making payment in.

4. The Big Data/AI software includes:
   • fully installed and configured environment;
   • Big Data storage;
   • Artificial Intelligence analytics;
   • datasets used for exercises;
   • step-by-step exercise instructions.

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24 March
08:00 - 17:00
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Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City
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