Participants in the Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact program

Make more informed and strategic decisions for your organization with a deeper understanding of the artificial intelligence landscape and its real-world applications.

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Artificial Intelligence is transforming almost every dimension of business, government, and society. Are you up to speed? Do you understand the risks and rewards? Is there a strategic case for making it part of your business? Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact will give you the technology lay of the land — from generative AI and full autonomy to whatever comes next. You’ll discover best practices and lessons learned from industry leaders who are actually using AI. And, you’ll explore opportunities and consequences to help you decide if — and where — investing in AI makes sense for your organization.

Faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), School of Engineering, Law School, Medical School, and School of Humanities and Sciences will join forces to demystify AI in a non-technical way, and provide strategies and frameworks to help your organization innovate and take the lead. It’s a powerful combination of technological expertise and business innovation you’ll find only at Stanford, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Key Benefits

Learn about the real-world applications, innovations, and implications of artificial intelligence and how to leverage it for a competitive advantage.

  • Gain a better understanding of cutting-edge AI technologies and its current uses and misuses.
  • Strategize on how to thoughtfully harness AI tools to improve efficiencies, cut costs, provide customer insights, and generate new product ideas.
  • Anticipate potential downstream consequences, weighing the ethical, legal, workforce, and social implications of AI.
  • Learn how to communicate with your technology team to align AI initiatives with your organization’s strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with peers to think through potential AI applications for your organization.

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior-level executives, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders who recognize the importance of AI and want to responsibly harness it
  • Decision makers — from any size organization, any industry, and any country — who work with internal or external technology teams
  • Investors who want to learn about AI trends and gain insights on its effect on companies
  • Ideal for those with little or no technical expertise in artificial intelligence

30 Jul 2023 – 04 Aug 2023

In-Person | Stanford, CA | US $14,500
Format: in-person; Duration: five days; Time commitment: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Application required


16 Jun 2023

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Certificate of completion


Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact
Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact
Hear from Co-Directors Paul Oyer and Mykel Kochenderfer about how Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact will help you explore the potential of AI, what it means for your organization, and how to leverage it to gain a competitive edge.

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Faculty Leadership

Paul Oyer
The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Mykel J. Kochenderfer
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Assistant Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science at Stanford University

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