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Detroit Chapter Virtual Event | The AI Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Detroit

The AI Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities


The session will explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a board perspective covering the background, evolution, applications, and challenges of artificial intelligence. The threats, risks, opportunities, and the ethical considerations and potential societal impacts of AI will also be discussed, emphasizing the importance of responsible development. We will conclude with questions board members should ask of their executive teams regarding AI, the elements of healthy framework for the governance of AI, and the steps executive teams should take to embark on their AI journey and where to see AI opportunities.


$00 Member Registration Fee
$30 Non-Member Registration Fee


Thank you to our National Sponsors!

Thank you to our Bronze Chapter Sponsor 



      Dr. Oliver Degnan

Fortium Partners

Oliver is a CIO and CTO, author and inventor passionate about technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. He holds technology patents for breakthrough inventions cited by Fortune 50 companies, such as Apple, Google, and Intuit in Silicon Valley.

Over the past 20 years, Oliver led more than 1,600 employees worldwide to disrupt the status quo in healthcare innovation. As SVP for IBM Watson Health and CIO for Experity, Oliver led engineering efforts to advance artificial intelligence to improve healthcare patient outcomes and boost operations efficiency.

Oliver is a published author on AI topics and currently works as a fractional CIO and partner with Fortium Partners supporting healthcare and startup organizations to leverage AI as a competitive advantage to further improve people’s health. 


      Jamal Farhat
Recognized Global Leader

Jamal Farhat is a recognized global leader with over 35-year experience in information technology, cyber security, outsourcing, system development, and technology/management consulting for many global public and private companies. He has held top management positions for manufacturing, engineering, and industrial companies in areas such as IT, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Customer Service, Program and Engineering Management.

Jamal served as a Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BorgWarner, a
$14.5 billion Fortune 500 publicly traded engineering and manufacturing company with 48,000 employees in 99 global locations. Company offers propulsion products for traditional, hybrid, and electrical vehicles.

He served on the board of a BorgWarner Joint Venture company with Chinese Auto maker consortium and has served on many advisory boards of public technology companies such Cisco, AT&T, and Microsoft, as well as private tech startups such as QLIK (data analytics) and TextIQ (artificial intelligence). He was also a member of the state of Michigan CIO board. A member of the Private Director Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and an NACD Governance Fellow.

Jamal holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He Holds various industry certifications including APICS CIRM and PMP