Augmenting Your Workforce w/ Generative AI

Join us for this exciting exploration of Generative AI and its role in shaping the future of work. Together, we'll uncover the possibilities, navigate the challenges, and envision a new era of productivity and innovation.

- 2:00 PM

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Description

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the advent of Generative AI technologies has opened up new frontiers for enhancing productivity, innovation, and creativity across various sectors. The UWEBC IT Peer Group is thrilled to present a cutting-edge session titled "Augmenting Your Workforce with Generative AI," designed to navigate the complexities and opportunities presented by AI in the workforce. This hybrid session, accessible both in-person and online, aims to bring together industry experts, members, and technology innovators to explore the transformative potential of Generative AI tools. Our focus will be on practical applications, ethical considerations, and the future of work in an AI-augmented world.

Key Highlights:

  • Understanding Generative AI: An introduction to Generative AI technologies and their current capabilities. We will cover the basics of how these AI systems work, including examples like GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) and DALL-E.
  • Real-World Applications: Discover how businesses are currently leveraging Generative AI to augment their workforce, from automating routine tasks to enhancing creative processes. Hear firsthand from companies that have successfully integrated AI tools into their operations.
  • Ethical and Societal Implications: Engage in critical discussions on the ethical considerations of using Generative AI, including privacy concerns, data security, and the impact on employment. We will also explore strategies for responsible AI use.
  • Future of Work: Look ahead to what the future holds for the workforce as AI technologies continue to evolve. This segment will include insights from futurists and thought leaders on preparing for an AI-augmented workplace.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, experts, and potential collaborators during our networking breaks. Whether you're attending in person or online, there will be ample opportunities to share experiences and learn from others in the UWEBC community.
Who Should Attend:
This session is ideal for IT professionals, business leaders, HR managers, and anyone interested in understanding how Generative AI can be applied to augment the workforce. Whether you're just starting to explore AI or looking to deepen your knowledge, this session will provide valuable insights and practical advice.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

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Agenda Items

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Networking
 
9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
  Heidi Rozmiarek, IT Practice Director at UWEBC
9:20 AM Why Generative AI Really Changes Everything
  Bradley Clerkin, CTO with ThoughtFocus
10:00 AM Securing the AI Invasion
  Chris Lewis, Instructor at Madison College
10:40 AM Break
 
10:50 AM AI Assisted Coding
  Adam Converse, Software Engineering Manager at Zendesk
11:30 AM In Person Speed Networking & Virtual Breakout Conversations
 
12:00 PM Lunch & Adjourn for Virtual Attendees
 
1:00 PM Member to Member Breakout Conversations (In Person)
 
1:50 PM Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
  Heidi Rozmiarek, IT Practice Director at UWEBC
2:00 PM Adjourn
 

Additional Information

Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center (In-person); EventsAir (Virtual)
Location Address: 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Events Team, events@uwebc.wisc.edu