AI and Data Science: Strategy, Management and Entrepreneurship
Due to space constraints, this is course is for GSB students only. Please do not email the instructors for enrollment. Thank you!
How can one best put data science and AI to work in a modern company and manage data science teams effectively? Leaning on the emerging theory and best practices, we will examine companies at various sizes and stages, from seed through IPO, and study real-life cases to understand how companies should leverage data, data science and machine learning, build effective teams, core competencies, and competitive advantages. We will draw similarities and contrasts between regular technology and data-science-heavy companies in terms of management, technical risks, and economics, and more. The students will learn how to reason about the cost and benefits of building up a data science capability within a company, how to best manage teams to maximize performance and innovation, as well as how to evaluate the value creation through data and AI from the perspective of investors. We will have several AI entrepreneurs, executives, and investors participating in discussions.
Prerequisites: Basic fluency in Python, ML and data analysis is highly recommended, though not strictly necessary. While the class will mainly focus on the managerial and strategic aspects of AI and data science, we expect the students to have basic fluency in mathematics and quantitative reasoning.
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Past Iterations: Spring 2023.
Class meets Tuesdays & Fridays 1:15-2:35PM.