AI Symposium

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Global Survey Reinforces Lifelong Learning Imperative
Majorities of people in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom think that artificial intelligence will improve their lives, but they believe that higher education, government, and employers are not doing enough to improve their skills. Fears that the new era of automation will leave educated workers behind are crystallized by a first-of-its-kind survey conducted by Northeastern University and Gallup. Learn more about the survey results here.

‘Lunch and Learn’ Session for Human Resources Teams
Is your human resources team interested in exploring the implications of artificial intelligence for talent strategy? Carl Zangerl, Faculty Director for Communication and HR, will conduct an interactive 30-minute presentation, either online or in person (in Boston) for your team. Our research indicates that AI will be one of the major HR challenges of coming decades—so contact Carl at [email protected] to schedule a ‘lunch and learn’ and also learn about Northeastern’s new Master of Science in Human Resources Management.

New MPS in Enterprise Intelligence
Learn about innovative, applied AI concentrations in Business Ventures, Finance, Human Resources, and Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals as part of the Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Intelligence program.


Watch the thought-provoking keynote presentations by Kate Lazaroff-Puck and Michael A.M. Davies.

Speakers and Panelists


Guest Speakers

Keynote Presentations Kate Lazaroff-Puck | McKinsey & Company, Global Manager, Future of Work

Michael  A.M. Davies | Endeavor Partners, Founder and Senior Partner


Panel: AI Applied to improve decision making Lambert Hogenhout | The United Nations, Chief Analytics, Partnerships and Innovation

Anand Rao | Price Waterhouse Coopers, Global Artificial Intelligence Lead

Siva Tian | Genpact, Chief Science Officer, VP of Digital

Panel: AI Applied to deliver deeper customer insight Aman Bhandari | Vertex, VP, Data Science, Data Strategy and Solutions

Matthew Moocarme | Viacom, Director, Senior Data Scientist

Ramki Ramaswamy | Jetblue, VP IT, Technology and Integrations

Panel: AI Applied to drive employee productivity Joseph Bonanno | Morgan Stanley, Managing Director, Wealth Management Analytics & Data

Laura Lomeli | sweetgreen, Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Engagement

Panel: AI Applied to identify new business opportunities Matt Goodwin | Anodot, Senior Director of Sales

Joel Schwarz | Biogen, Data Scientist

Nikhil Singhvi | Credit Suisse, Managing Director, Core Trading Technology

Symposium Resource Forum Sponsors


College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University offers academic programs grounded in theory and applied in practice—providing a rich academic curriculum reflecting the demands of today’s ambitious learners and working professionals. Our diverse portfolio of graduate degrees and certificates includes Master’s Degrees in Enterprise Intelligence, Analytics, Human Resource Management, and many others. For more information, visit

The applied Artificial Intelligence concentrations of Business Ventures, Finance, Human Resources, and Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals as part of the Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Intelligence prepare students to excel in the fast-growing and dynamic fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence, while focusing on data, technology, and human literacy. The program combines the aforementioned disciplines, data management, data analysis, and data visualization. With the diverse concentrations the program enables students to apply AI models and algorithms to a chosen industry through our experiential learning model. With a modular curriculum students can easily customize learning activities and experiences across multiple contexts both online and on-ground. The MPS Enterprise Intelligence can be completed in under 2 years.

Corporate Learning

Successful businesses need talented and capable people who learn and grow with the organization. Designing programs that directly address your business challenges is at the heart of Northeastern University’s Corporate Learning Solutions. Choose from a spectrum of standard modules based on current courses or customized modules based on your specific corporate goals. Drawing expertise from our nine schools and colleges including the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and the College of Professional Studies and others, we have deep capabilities in areas including; Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, Project Management, Human Resources, Digital Convergence and Business Strategy, Organizational Communications and much more. For more information, visit

D’Amore McKim School of Business

At the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, corporate learners find a very different relationship between the worlds of rigorous academics and real-world application. Treated not as two separate experiences, but fused as one. This is where you learn to jump in, take risks, and push your limits—the fundamentals for success in today’s fast-paced and complex global economy. At D’Amore-McKim, we know that experience—learning by doing—is the best way to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and put it into action in the face of rapid technological change in today’s global enterprises. For more information, visit

Employer Engagement & Career Design

Employer Engagement and Career Design connects Northeastern’s talent with opportunities. We work to serve a diverse and sustainable network of learners, alumni and employers forming a powerful ecosystem that nurtures lifelong career design and partnerships. For more information, visit

College of Engineering

Northeastern University’s College of Engineering educates tomorrow’s industry leaders in disciplines such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering and many more. In addition to coursework, students have the ability to supplement their education by gaining practical skills in our graduate cooperative education program or by concentrating their disciplinary coursework in leadership by pursuing a certificate in Engineering Leadership within the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership.  For more Information visit

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

A recent survey of IT executives found that while only 4% of organizations have begun to invest and deploy AI initiatives, 46% have plans to do so in the near future. The same survey surfaces two challenges in the adoption of artificial intelligence: the availability of skilled and experienced staff, and the lack of IT and business understanding of AI’s potential. All of which means investing in a graduate education in AI today will pay big dividends tomorrow. The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence at Khoury College prepares professionals for leadership roles in this burgeoning sphere of the technological landscape, educating students in the creation and administration of AI systems that can reason and respond to complex realities—systems that will revolutionize the 21st century workplace through seamless integration of human and AI capabilities. For more information visit

Northeastern University Experiential Network (XN)

Partnering with sponsoring businesses and organizations, XN facilitates opportunities for students to work on short-term, real-world projects to complement their academic work. Projects are carried out virtually over a flexible six-week period as an academic exercise in their field of study, and students and sponsors work closely in an authentic professional environment during which students produce deliverables for their sponsors that may help inform critical business decisions while helping learners gain confidence and apply classroom learning to solve real world problems. For more information, visit

The Office of Alumni Relations

OAR is the catalyst for alumni to stay in touch with their lifelong community, keep learning, access career strategies, engage with thought leaders, and find the resources they need to achieve what’s next. Northeastern alumni are lifelong learners eager to stay ahead of the curve. And, as alumni look for ways to be more resilient in an evolving global economy, the Office of Alumni Relations’ lifelong education resources can help them gain an edge, and keep their finger on the pulse of what’s next. For more information, visit


AI-related Research:

McKinsey & Company – Featured Insights on Artificial Intelligence: This website includes research reports, articles, and videos covering a wide range of AI-related topics.

IBM Smarter Workforce Institute: The Institute conducts rigorous and innovative research programs about all aspects of workforce development, including Artificial Intelligence applications.

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy: IDE examines how people and businesses work, interact, and will ultimately prosper in a time of rapid digital transformation.