[Tech Week 2023] Artificial Intelligence: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Monday, 13 February, 2023
11 pm – 12 am EST

About This Event

General Assembly is proud to bring to you Tech Week 2023! This week-long free virtual event series explores workforce and technology trends that will shape the year ahead. This is your chance to stay ahead of the digital transformation and future-proof your career. Check out the rest of the series here.

Recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have significantly changed the way people work. To enhance efficiency and promote growth, machine learning is fast becoming the foundation of many digital tools deployed by companies and businesses. There is also a level of expectation for employees, especially those in tech, to have an understanding of AI and its functions.

While we recognise its importance, the complexities of AI and its impact is still fairly unknown to people. This event will bring you through some of the fundamental concepts of AI. In this discussion, we’ll talk about how AI has been leveraged to deliver an explosive impact on any company’s bottom line and the ways AI will impact companies, teams and individuals in the near future.


  • What is AI and how it allows organisations to make better decisions.

  • How AI is being used in different industries.

  • The role AI will play in the future.


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About the Instructor

Sunita Kannan Photo

Data & AI Solutions Lead, APJ, Microsoft Corporation

Sunita is currently the Data & AI Solutions Lead in APJ at Microsoft. She has a wealth of experience in managing & delivering Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence work for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.

Prior to Microsoft, Sunita was leading the space of Data, Analytics and AI across a number of leading consulting firms, with the most recent being Accenture in which she was the AI Advisory and Responsible AI Lead for APAC.

Before consulting, Sunita was a PhD Quantum Physics student at the University of Colorado (Boulder). She holds a Master of Science in Quantum Physics and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics (distinction and honors) from Wellesley College (MA, USA).

Sunita’s research & interpersonal skills have helped her achieve a solid balance between EQ and IQ. With this, Sunita constantly aims to transcend the norm and deliver real and immersive experiences for her clients.

Ray Han Photo

Data Science Manager, SAP

Ray joined SAP as a PhD student in 2015, focused on research in Enterprise AI applications.

Ray’s current role is Head of Artificial Intelligence CoE Singapore. Before his current role, he also worked as a Data Scientist and a Scrum Master.

He is leading internal AI portfolio development, implementation, and enablement.

He is also an SAFe and Agile coach, leading the organizational Agile transformation.

Ray is also passionate about different technologies, including quantum computing, and Web3 etc.

Danny Wu Photo

Head of AI Products, Canva

Self-taught software engineer, to product manager, to dreamer & leader of AI products (not tech :) at Canva. Also built a bitcoin startup in 2011.

Suneeta Mall Photo

Head of AI Engineering, Harrison AI

Suneeta is passionate about solving real-world problems with engineering, data, science, and machine learning. She's a PhD in applied science with a computer science and engineering background. She has extensive distributed, scalable computing and machine learning experience from IBM Software Labs, Expedita, USyd, Nearmap and more recently harrison.ai.

She currently leads the AI Engineering division of harrison.ai. Her team drives the development and deployment of deep learning based healthcare solutions.

She believes in lifelong learning and is passionate about knowledge sharing. She is also an author for O’Reilly and writes technical blogs in her spare time.

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