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The Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, as Interpreted by IVADO


The digital revolution is well underway, driven by the rise of big data and artificial intelligence, and today’s businesses need to embrace the shift in order to remain competitive. But what is the secret to ensuring a seamless transition while successfully navigating the corresponding corporate, structural and ethical issues and opportunities?

Participants will leave armed with the key principles involved in utilizing data to make better business decisions, along with the tools they need to make their mark in the age of big data.


General admission
$750 + taxes

Price with code SCALE25
$562.50 + taxes

IVADO members rate code IVADO590
$590 + taxes

IVADO members rate + SCALE AI discount with the code SCALE-IVADO
$405 + taxes


half a day - 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
August 27, 2020

The course will be a blend of in-person and online content OR fully online if the circumstances require it.

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  • Understanding the importance of data.
  • Demystifying AI.
  • Preparing for the challenges of the digital revolution and the organizational changes that come with it.
  • Determining how AI impacts business needs.
  • AI: From hype to reality.

Is this for you?

Managers and executives who want to better understand the strategic impact of big data and integrate it into their business model.

Jean-François Plante
Jean-François Plante
MSc (Statistics), PhD (Statistics)
Associate Professor, HEC Montréal
Jean-François Connolly
Jean-François Connolly
MScA (Applied Mathematics), PhD (Face Recognition)

  • The Real Value of Artificial Intelligence
  • Why Do We Need Big Data?
  • A Step-by-Step Approach to Getting Your Project Off the Ground
  • The Basics of Machine Learning
  • Recap and Tools
  • Ethics, Accountability and Data Ownership

Relying on real-life case studies in big data use, the course will provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to determine the right mix of data analytics needed to meet or surpass their goals.

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program


Michelle Vaillancourt
Senior Advisor


514 340-6001

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