Leading-Edge Research Series


Brought to you in partnership with SIM's Advanced Practices Council


The Advanced Practices Council is an exclusive membership program for senior technology executives that provides a trusted network of peers and customized research on member-chosen topics by the best researchers worldwide. No other program truly brings the CIOs of the Fortune 500 together to learn, innovate, connect and positively impact their businesses. Member companies include Allstate, Pfizer, Janssen Research and Development, ConocoPhillips, Penske, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Johnson & Johnson.  


Together with APC's director, Dr. Madeline Weiss, SIM will broadcast monthly interviews on hot, relevant topics with such renowned researchers as Dr. Lynda Applegate of the Harvard Business School. Each interview will include time for questions and leave you with actionable insights and take-aways you can use.

Lock in your early bird pricing by May 20th


The entire year's series (10 broadcasts) will be available at an early bird rate of $749 through May 20,2020, after which the price increases to $850. This subscription applies not only to you, but to everyone in your organization. You and your organizational colleagues can participate in the live interviews and also stream the recorded interviews at any time.


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First interview on May 22nd at 1:00 pm EDT with Dr. Kristian Hammond



APC Director Madeline Weiss will interview Professor Kristian Hammond, professor of computer science at Northwestern University. Dr. Hammond presented his latest research at the January APC meeting: Getting beyond the hype with a five-step plan for leveraging AI for business. His research interests include artificial intelligence, humanizing the machine with language, and machine consciousness and partnerships with the machine. During this interview, Dr. Hammond will share AI applications in organizations that he considers leading edge, elaborate on why large volumes of data are essential for successful AI applications, give us examples of things that humans can do that machines can't at this point, explain what it will take for machines to catch up with humans' ability to deal with language complexity, and describe how you should approach seeking additional opportunities to leverage AI. For more information, contact Dr. Madeline Weiss, APC Director (301.229.8062 or madeline.weiss@simnet.org).