A Chief Executive Group Exclusive Series

AI 360 Academy

Generative AI Bootcamp for Functional Business Leaders

AI may not replace managers, but the managers that use AI will replace the managers that do not. It really does change how people work.

— Rob Thomas, chief commercial officer, IBM

The power of Generative AI to accelerate nearly every business function is unfolding at unnerving speed. Are you keeping pace? Are your teams? Are you falling behind?   

With AI technology exploding at such an incredible pace it can seem impossible to keep up—but we can help. Chief Executive Group’s AI 360 Academy—back by popular demand, and updated with the most timely practices available—is aimed at jumpstarting the power of Generative AI in hardworking functional areas across your business, from HR to sales to finance to marketing.  

Hands-on, solutions-focused and pragmatic, the AI 360 Academy is known for helping leaders get work done in a whole new way. Supercharge your teams with an afternoon of deep, targeted learning from some of the most well-regarded experts in the world. Accelerate productivity and unleash creativity. Learn breakthrough techniques to tackle age-old business problems.  

From Chief Executive Group, the nation’s most trusted authority in practical leadership development since 1977.  


Conor Grennan

AI Advisor to Companies; Dean of Students, NYU Stern School of Business and Head of GenerativeAI@Stern
AI 360 Academy Keynote

Thomas Cheriyan

Director of Revenue Enablement, Rattle and Adjunct Prof, City College of New York
AI 360 Academy for Sales

Stephen Lytle

Principal Consultant, 813HR
AI 360 Academy for HR

Ashley Couto

AI consultant & journalist, award-winning fractional CMO
AI 360 Academy for Marketing

Glenn Hopper

Director and CFO, Eventus Advisory Group; Author, Deep Finance: Corporate Finance in the Information Age
AI 360 Academy for Finance

About the AI Academy

AI 360 Academy is designed to help functional leaders learn how to use generative AI in their business. Each online session is a deep dive into a specific functional area, and features renowned experts, real-life case studies, and engaging discussions with industry leaders and peers.

The Academy is open to functional leaders from all industries, and no prior experience with generative AI is required. The sessions are designed to be engaging and informative, and participants will leave with the knowledge and skills they need to start using generative AI in their businesses.

Benefits of attending the Generative AI Academy:

Engage directly with experts at the vanguard of using generative AI

Gain insights on adopting the technology from real-world case studies

Learn about generative AI in a way that is tailored to your daily work

Network with industry leaders and peers

Come away with ideas and materials you and your team can put to use immediately


Each Academy Session Includes: 

Keynote: Discovering The AI Mindset

If you think you’re getting the most out of ChatGPT—or even really know ChatGPT—think again. Despite all you’ve read and seen, this isn’t a search engine on steroids or even a “smart computer intern.” And it isn’t just about better “prompt engineering.” This is something completely new that defies easy metaphors. Getting the most out of the generative AI revolution, no matter what field you’re in, requires a reframed way of thinking about technology that’s unlike anything that has come before.

For those that make the jump, the rewards—in quality, productivity, in pure leaps of imagination—can be profound. Conor will help you get there. In this innovative and highly engaging session, one of the most influential and pragmatic thinkers about ChatGPT in the world today will help you build the right foundation—based on curiosity, wonder and respect—to flourish in a new, magic age of digital technology.


Conor Grennan

AI Advisor to Companies; Dean of Students, NYU Stern School of Business and Head of GenerativeAI@Stern


Live Practitioner Session

Hear from functional leaders specifically in your domain of expertise who have already embarked on their generative AI journey. Gain valuable insights from their experiences, challenges, and successes as they share their firsthand accounts of implementing generative AI solutions in their departments.

Peer Exchange

Like all Chief Executive Group programs, we encourage an interactive and collaborative environment. Engage with a diverse audience of your peers from across various industries and contribute your own best ideas for utilizing generative AI within your functional area. Learn from others, gain inspiration, and foster a community of forward-thinking professionals.


Learn more about the AI 360 Academy sessions, now available on-demand

AI for Sales

Revolutionize sales strategies and boost performance. Explore innovative applications of generative AI in lead generation, customer segmentation, and personalized sales pitches. Learn from industry experts who have successfully integrated generative AI into their sales processes.

AI for HR

Uncover how generative AI is transforming talent management, from candidate screening and assessment to employee development and retention. Gain practical insights and best practices from HR leaders who have leveraged generative AI to revolutionize their HR processes.

AI for Marketing

Learn from experts and industry leaders who have successfully implemented generative AI strategies to enhance customer experiences, optimize campaigns, and drive business growth.

AI for Finance

Discover how organizations are improving forecasting accuracy, automating processes, and modeling with a whole new level of creativity and speed. Hear success stories and practical advice from finance leaders who have harnessed the power of generative AI to elevate their finance shops.

Who should attend?

This online series is tailored for functional leaders and their teams in HR, finance, marketing and sales, as well as other key areas of business who are eager to embrace the potential of generative AI.

This is not about high-level strategy. This is a hands-on, roll-up your sleeves workshop for do-ers looking to become proficient and get their teams up to speed—fast—with this game-changing technology.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to enhance your skills or an aspiring leader seeking to own a piece of the future, the AI Academy series is your gateway to unlocking the power of generative AI in your domain.

Get Started Today:

Conor Grennan

AI Advisor to Companies; Dean of Students, NYU Stern School of Business and Head of GenerativeAI@Stern

The Dean of MBA and Graduate Students at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Conor also founded and leads GenerativeAI@Stern, a no-tech initiative aimed at fostering generative AI fluency in Stern’s students, faculty, and administration and has become one of the most widely-followed and respected pioneers in the emerging uses of generative AI to improve both business and society.

The New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal and The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted (Tommy Nelson/HarperCollins, 2019), he is also Founder and President of Next Generation Nepal, a organization working to rescue trafficked children in Nepal and reunite them with their families. For that work, he was awarded the Hero of Compassion Award by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Prior to that he was a recipient of the George Russell Award for Excellence (given by George Russell, founder of Russell 2000 Index) for work on peace and reconciliation in conflict and post-war regions of Balkans (work spanning 1996-2004).

Conor will present at every AI 360 Academy Session.

Thomas Cheriyan

Director of Revenue Enablement, Rattle and Adjunct Prof, City College of New York

As a proven leader and innovator in the technology sector, Thomas brings to the table years of experience in intellectual property, technology, engineering, thought leadership, strategic marketing, sales and business management. No one we know has thought more deeply—or done to put generative AI into actual practice with sales—than Thomas Cheriyan. He’s bringing his decades of experience training sales teams to his work with generative AI to create entirely new ways of thinking about customers, behavior, sales training and more and he’ll show you how to do it too–and how to deploy it—based on his own ongoing, pioneering work with his team at Rattle.

Stephen Lytle

Principal Consultant, 813HR

Stephen Lytle is at the vanguard of using AI technology in the human resources function. With over 15 years of experience in crafting and executing human resources strategies that drive organizational success and empower individuals to reach their full potential, at companies including Walmart and Target, he’s developed comprehensive people strategies, skillfully scaled start-ups and pilot initiatives, while proactively identifying and driving enterprise process improvements that yield tangible results.

Ashley Couto

AI consultant & journalist, award-winning fractional CMO

As an AI consultant, journalist, and fractional CMO, Ashley Couto gets first-look access and exclusive conversations with the most dynamic and forward-thinking voices in the AI space. She is behind the scenes helping some of the world’s largest companies leverage AI effectively. Bringing 19 years of award-winning marketing to the table, Ashley’s data-driven approach to leveraging AI and prompt engineering mastery have quickly made her one of the foremost global experts on the use and implementation of AI for marketing and design teams of all sizes. She’ll show you some of the most innovative use cases of ChatGPT, Midjourney, Chatbots, and lesser-known but high-impact AI tools that will transform your company’s marketing.

Glenn Hopper

Director and CFO, Eventus Advisory Group; Author, Deep Finance: Corporate Finance in the Information Age

A chief financial officer with two decades of experience leading finance operations for private equity-backed companies, Glenn is a nationally-recognized expert on finance automation, operational efficiency and margin improvements. Having spent his professional career coupling financial leadership and technical expertise to optimize operations and promote innovation and modernization within companies, he’s now become a pioneer in the uses of AI to safely increase productivity in the finance function, and he’ll share what he’s learning from his work.


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.