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Discovery tomorrow’s technology today! Join us for a one-day crash course on GenAI and walk away with a deeper understanding of this cutting edge technology. Hear from experts on how GenAI is being used in practice, how it’ll improve the world, and how it can be used to amplify your career.


  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Arrive and enjoy light refreshments
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Opening Remarks
    • Speakers: Ross School of Business Dean Matusik and Business+Tech Faculty Director M. S. Krishnan
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | History of GenAI and its Launch at U-M
    • Speakers: Vijay Pandiarajan, Lecturer of Technology & Operations and Andrew Wu, Assistant Professor of Technology & Operations
  • 10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | Mythbusting GenAI with PwC
    • Speakers: Zach Sachen (Partner, Cloud & Digital), Joseph Voyles (Partner AI & Emerging Technology)
  • 11:10 – 11:40 a.m. | Keynote Address
    • Speaker: Emre Demiralp, Director of Product Management at Uber (U-M PhD in Computer Science and Neuroscience)
  • 11:45 – 12:10 p.m. | Lightning Panel: Healthcare
    • Speakers: Amy Engelhardt (Henry Ford Hospital Chief Medical Officer Associate) and Crystal Brown (CEO & Co-Founder of CircNova, Inc)
    • Moderator: Ivo Dinov, Chair, Systems, Populations & Leadership, School of Nursing
  • 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. | Lunch – Zingerman’s provided
  • 1:10 – 1:35 p.m. | Lightning Panel: GenAI Applications
    • Speakers: Ganesh Kumar (Meta Senior Director) and Scott Hamerink (Publicis Sapient Senior Client Partner)
    • Moderator: Tim Freeth, (Zell Lurie Institute Coach, a Desai Accelerator Lead Mentor, and the founder of FreePath LLC)
  • 1:35 – 2:15 p.m. | GenAI Tools Workshop with Microsoft
    • Facilitator: Sara Gibbons, Senior Academic Cloud Advocate |  Get hands on with Azure OpenAI, to learn how you can use this powerful AI service to enable you to create and deploy generative AI models for countless domains and solutions. In this workshop, we will walk though some basic scenarios of how you can utilize Azure OpenAI, to generate text, images, code, music, and more, breaking down some of the AI magic along the way. 
  • 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. | AI at Bloomberg
    • Facilitator: Ania Musal – Product Team Lead for ML Platforms in the Office of the CTO, Bloomberg | The Bloomberg Terminal is a revolutionary computer software system that brings transparency to financial markets with quick access to news, data, and trading tools. During this demonstration, you’ll experience first-hand how AI-enabled functions are used to quickly find information on this staple product amongst most large financial firms.
  • 3:00 – 3:05 p.m. | Closing Remarks
    • Speaker: Phil Brabbs, Managing Director of Business+Tech