Annual Presidents Forum 2023: AI: How Small Countries can compete against Big Players

20.10.2023 09:00 AM
€ 500 + VAT
The Annual Presidents’ Forum is the largest conference for executives from the region and beyond. This year forum's topic "AI: How Small Countries can compete against Big Players" presented by Prof. Philip Parker of INSEAD, reflects the most current topic on the minds and on the table of many business executives and business leaders.

About the Forum

The IEDC Annual International Presidents’ Forum is the event of the year that regularly attracts numerous top executives and governmental representatives from the region and beyond. The topics of the forum reflect the most current issues impacting business processes and world economies. The speakers of the forum are prominent thought leaders and experts in their respective fields. Consequently, the forum serves as an excellent platform for exchange of opinions and creation of ideas, as well as an ideal setting for networking and establishment of new cooperation. 

About the Topic

AI: How Small Countries can compete against Big Players

Artificial intelligence is racing to become the next big thing in technology. It appears that Silicon Valley companies and large multinationals are the best positioned to dominate this space. What of the smaller countries who aspire to have their own tech sector growth? Is it too late? Can small countries leapfrog existing players? What are some of the strategies that small countries can pursue to achieve lasting assets and sovereignty? Prof. Philip Parker, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Management Science and Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, who specializes in using AI methods in the field of forecasting, innovation diffusion, and content creation, will focus on demystifying the field of artificial intelligence and its four core branches. In his keynote speech he will also talk about the areas of content, media and search, and discuss how smaller initiatives can achieve national objectives providing public with good practices relating to knowledge, search and media.


Start date: October 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome addresses

10:00 – 11:30

Keynote speech "AI: How Small Countries can compete against Big Players"

  • Dr. Philip Parker, Professor of Marketing at INSEAD and the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Management Science

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30

Roundtable discussion of business leaders moderated by Dr. Philip Parker

13:30 – 14:00






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