Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Executives

Making better decisions through machine learning

Start date May 15, 2024
End date May 17, 2024
Duration 3 Days
Location Milan
Format Class
Language English
Price (+ VAT) € 3.500

Main Goal

The fast and ever-changing landscape of digital technology is forcing companies to quickly adapt and adopt the latest advancements, from big data and AI to blockchain and machine learning. Nowadays, executives must deal with increasingly complex environments while making strategic decisions.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for executives takes participants on a journey through the digital revolution to learn how to capitalize on these enhancing technologies to gain competitive advantage in existing and new markets. Participants will be immersed in an overview of the business opportunities opened by artificial intelligence and data science, and they will be exposed to key tools such as blockchain, deep learning, natural language processing, and digital twins.

The course helps develop skills such as critical thinking with data and harnessing machine intelligence for new business opportunities. It offers a path to learn how to communicate and cooperate efficiently with data scientists and fintech experts to fully exploit the capabilities of natural language processing, blockchain and deep learning for improving decision-making. It provides the tools to establish clear goals and metrics for measuring the success of AI initiatives.

The program pushes participants to face the potential risks and ethical implications of implementing AI in business.

The course is an opportunity to explore the latest developments and advancements in the field of AI and exchange ideas on what technologies represent for a variety of functions across industries, from healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and retail to fashion, media and finance.

Who is it for

C-level managers (CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, CTOs, CHRMs, CAOs and CDOs) who need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in artificial intelligence and data science, exploiting their benefit and avoiding their disruptive effects.


Program counseling

To help you understand if the content of the Program matches your expectations, and to help you choose the best course considering your profile and objectives, you can contact a Program Advisor for an interview.

Please write to Olesea 

Structure & Topics Covered

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for executives will take place over 3 days with classroom lessons and a round table with aperitivo/dinner on the last day.


1. Deciding with artificial intelligence

  • From high-stakes to low-stakes decisions
  • The impact of AI on the business process
  • How to set up a deep learning predictive model
  • Robotic Process Automation: use cases

2. Thinking with data

  • How to setup machine learning for predictions and analytics
  • Use cases for loyalty analysis and churn predictions and customer segmentation

3. Natural language processing

  • The Chat-Bot phenomenon: opportunities and threats
  • Interpretable Machine Learning: use case

4. Blockchain technologies and decentralized organizations

  • Blockchain technologies: overcoming financial fragility and governance opacity firm financial networks
  • Distributed ledger technologies: blockchain protocols and decentralized finance

5. The future of AI (round table)

Guest Speakers:
Alastair Orchard, Siemens
Alberto Litta Modignani, MAIRE
Ruben Ruiz, Amazon Science
Giorgia Molajoni, Plenitude
Luca Cassani, Microsoft
Moderator: Emanuele Borgonovo

Networking Aperitivo The Networking aperitivo is an informal chance to get to know other people in the course.


Download the brochure to find out more about the expected learning outcomes, the learning model and the Faculty of the course.

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Why Join Us?

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Benefits for the participant

  • to understand how to use data and machine intelligence for business applications
  • to explore cutting edge cases and best practices in the business applications of blockchain, natural language processing and deep learning
  • to gain critical awareness of the potential risks and limitations of Artificial Intelligence for business
  • to learn how to improve business and increase efficiency through modern technologies
  • to learn how to collaborate with other organizations and stakeholders to advance the development and responsible use of AI.

Benefits for you company

  • to integrate data science and AI into daily business
  • to develop a roadmap for AI implementation that aligns with business strategy
  • to develop processes to exploit the digital fintech revolution
  • to unleash the potential of AI and create opportunities for gaining first mover competitive advantage
  • to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation within the organization


Digital Badges

The digital badges are an innovative and immediate way to share your achievements. They are verifiable and associated with an individual user. They allow you to update your network of contacts by highlighting the different steps reached in your SDA Bocconi journey.

Certificate of Participation

The certificate – presented in both print and digital forms – is a useful way to enhance your CV and portfolio of educational experiences. It is granted to participants who have attended at least 80% of the lessons.



Program Agenda

The program lasts 3 days (24-hour time equivalent)


15 - 17 May 2024

9:00 - 18:00

Program Location

On-campus training will take place at:
Bocconi School of Management: Via Sarfatti 10, 20136 Milan (Italy)


€ 3.500 (+ VAT) fee includes educational materials and working lunches, but not VAT. A maximum number of participants is pre-determined. You can reserve and register online on the program’s web page.

Special Payment Terms

A 10% reduction on the Program fee is offered to applications sent by 16 March 2024. The final deadline for enrollment is 25 April 2024. Enrollment requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, those received after the final deadline may not be accepted.

For further information and details on discounts, please refer to:

Apply ASAP

You can apply for the Program until the day before it is due to start. For organizational reasons, we encourage you to complete your registration process 10 days before the Program begins.

Emanuele Borgonovo