Global software giant, SAP Labs India has teamed up with IIM Bangalore to launch an ‘AI for Managers' programme. The initiative looks to make artificial intelligence and its components such as statistical learning, machine learning, and deep learning accessible to a pool of interested managers who aspire to become competent decision Makers.
Starting from April 22, 2022, the programme is a 16-month long certification programme comprising 11 online modular courses stacked together based on the order of their sequence in a learning curve.
According to the company each module is enriched with concepts, applications, and case studies to ensure participants learn and apply AI techniques and machine learning algorithms such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning algorithms to solve problems across various functional areas of management.
Some of the key objectives of the AI for Managers programme are to help participants: understand the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as a competitive strategy; Understand the foundations of data science on which the AI models are built.
Also, the programme will help participants learn descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics and their applications in generating solutions for business problems.
It will help learn the functioning of artificial neural networks (ANN) and deep learning algorithms such as recurrent neural networks (RNN) and Convolutional Neural networks (CNN) with applications.
Application of AI techniques to solve problems in various sectors such as Aerospace, Banking financial services and insurance (BFSI), E-commerce, Manufacturing, Retail, Sports and Services.
“At SAP, we believe in continuous learning and offer our colleagues immersive experiences for upskilling, reskilling and news killing. In order to realize SAP's vision to help the world run better and support our half a million customers in their journey to become intelligent and sustainable enterprises, it is imperative our workforce remains agile and constantly reinvents itself to fuel unfettered innovation,” Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP, SAP User Enablement & MD, SAP Labs India said.
According to Sindhu, the AI for Managers programme, in partnership with IIM-B, is a step forward in this regard and is designed to upskill our managers in the fast-evolving business landscape.
“The 16-month long programme focuses on an action-oriented approach where SAP colleagues can bring in their current problem statements and explore solutions. As we start with the AI for Managers programme, we are keen to expand this to our developer community, Product owners and product managers in the near future to become an AI-first organization,” Sindhu said.
Speaking on the partnership, Vasanthi Srinivasan, chairperson, MOOCs and Digital Learning, IIM Bangalore said, “Research estimates that AI will result in increasing the global GDP by about 1.2% annually by 2030. The program ‘AI for Managers' being launched by IIMBx is designed to impart industry-ready skills to the participants in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and enhance computational thinking to solve business problems and facilitate effective decision making.”