Babson named Education Sponsor for AI World 2017 Conference in Boston December 11-13

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AI World has named Babson College the Education Sponsor for AI World 2017 to be held December 11-13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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As part of the sponsorship, Babson’s Technology, Operations, and Information Management Department will join the Cognitive Computing Consortium for a separate, full-day program focused on information for the AI / cognitive computing professional. The program will deliver a wide-ranging set of keynotes and sessions devoted to practical challenges for experienced AI practitioners, and will feature Babson College faculty members Ganesan Shankar as presenter and Clare Gillan as moderator.

Babson Professor Ganesan Shankar will co-present ‘A Reference Model for Cognitive Applications,’ showcasing a joint research program sponsored by Babson College and the Cognitive Computing Consortium. The research program is creating a data-centered model for describing and characterizing cognitive applications, and can be used in multiple ways, by organizations planning to integrate cognitive techniques into their operations. Decision makers, developers, human factors professionals, business owners, and users can all use this model to develop insights about their cognitive applications projects.

"AI and Machine Learning have moved from an esoteric topic to a main-stay in today’s business," said Babson Associate Professor Ganesan Shankar. "Understanding these topics is therefore important not just from a technology perspective but also from a business sense. The purpose of this conference, specifically, the session on Machine Intelligence, is for business users and decision makers to understand how to approach the development of machine intelligence applications and systems, not just the underlying technologies but also the applicability and business value."

"I am pleased that we are partnering with AI World to help shape the future and speed of adoption of machine intelligence in the enterprise," said Babson TOIM Lecturer Clare Gillan. "Innovation that creates value and strong business cases, two areas where the Babson community excels, will be required for advancement. We look forward to contributing to this transformative event."

Artificial intelligence-based applications are now being designed and deployed by a number of innovative enterprises. A groundswell of interest from large and small firms was seen at AI World 2016, where attendance exceeded expectations with well over 2,000 attendees. AI World 2017 will build on this success.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with Babson College as Education Sponsor of our AI World 2017 conference and expo in Boston,” said Eliot Weinman, CEO, Trends Equity and AI World Conference Chair. “The artificial intelligence industry is perhaps the fastest growing market segment in the world today. Billions of dollars are being invested into new innovative companies and technologies. Babson College has a world class track record of being the No. 1 ranked entrepreneurial MBA program for 24 consecutive years according to U.S. News & World Report. Thousands of new companies are being created, and these companies can use the experience and education programs that Babson has developed to help them succeed.”

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About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the business and technology of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI World 2017 will be held in Boston, MA on December 11-13. The three-day conference and expo is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about the state-of-the-practice of AI in the enterprise. AI World has become is the “must attend” event for enterprise executives and decision makers from Global 2000 organizations and business leaders from across the entire artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem. AI World 2016 was the largest independent enterprise AI event ever produced, hosting more than 2,200 business executives, 110+ speakers and 65+ sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more, please visit

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 10/30/2017 08:00