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The AI Advantage: Embracing AI in Decision Making

Sept 27, 2023 from 8:00 am PT - 9:00 am PT
Moderator: William Leaf-Herrmann, Strategic Decisions Group
Leandro Basilio, Deep Seed Solutions
Peter Ray, Independent Consultant
Beaumont Vance, WestCap Management Growth Private equity fund and Venture Science Group

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, decision makers from various industries are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance their capabilities. But what is the true potential of AI in shaping alternatives for complex decisions? And how can AI be seamlessly integrated into human work to yield optimal results?

Join Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) in an exciting online webinar that explores the role of AI in strategy development while presenting a balanced perspective of its advantages and challenges in decision-making. Our event will feature experts from the life sciences and energy sectors providing
valuable insights into the multifaceted world of AI in decision making. Key topics to be discussed are:

1. Strategic planning and long-term decision making supported by AI,
2. Mitigation of bias and ethical use of AI,
3. Trust, transparency, and organizational acceptance.

By attending this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of AI's role in decision-making. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of decision making in the age of AI. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of the evolving field of decision science.
Zoom Webinar
Sep 27, 2023
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
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William Leaf-Herrmann, Strategic Decisions Group, Partner

William leads Strategic Decisions Group’s North American life science practice, bringing over 30 years of experience in corporate, therapeutic, product, and portfolio strategy for life science clients. He also has experience in diverse sectors such as financial services, automotive, chemicals, and technology. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. William was a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University and is a Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals.



Leandro Basilio, CEO at Deep Seed Solutions

Leandro Basilio, CEO of Deep Seed Solutions, brings over 25 years of mechanical industry expertise, notably in Automotive and Oil and Gas equipment design and manufacturing. He has held key positions at renowned companies like Petrobras, Wood, Caram, Surco, and Michelin. With 15+ years of leadership in oil and gas projects, including offshore production systems, he's focused on international growth, digital transformation, capital project efficiency, and the energy transition. Leandro holds a Master of Science in Oil and Energy from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, an Executive MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), and is PMP-PMI certified.


Peter Ray, Independent Consultant 

Peter is a seasoned life sciences executive, adept at leading diverse teams and addressing R&D productivity challenges in biopharma. He excels in translating data into actionable growth and sustainability strategies. As VP, Head of Strategy at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, he shaped corporate strategy, optimized the pipeline, and led strategic initiatives. At Celgene, he influenced corporate strategy and portfolio prioritization. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, he achieved a 5x ROI boost and $14B value increase through portfolio management. He holds an MBA from Stanford, a BA from Harvard, and serves on the board of the Society of Decision Professionals. 

Beaumont Vance, Managing Director WestCap Management Growth Private equity fund and CEO/ Founder, Venture Science Group

Beaumont is the CEO of Venture Science, a WestCap company. Prior to joining WestCap, he was the head of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Emerging Technology at TD AmeriTrade. In this role, he was charged with creating enterprise AI and data science platforms and led the Enterprise Analytics department as well as the Emerging Technologies Laboratory. Before Ameritrade, he was at Fidelity Investments where he built the first Advanced Analytics function serving the entire firm. Prior to shifting his focus to data science and technology, he served as Head of Risk and Insurance at Fidelity, specializing in risk quantification, capital management and captive insurance vehicles. 


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