REPEAT: Wharton-Insead Workshop: Generative AI and Tools (ChatGPT etc)

Date and Time
Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:15am— 4:30pm
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1501-02, Hong Kong Club Building
3A Chater Road Central Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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The Wharton Club of Hong Kong along with Insead Alumni Association of Hong Kong, is delighted to host a REPEAT workshop on Generative Artificial Intelligence on Saturday May 6th 2023 (Full Day from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM including Lunch) by fellow Wharton and Insead alumni Kevin Pereira W'06, who also teaches undergraduate and MBA courses on AI and ML at HKUST and HKU business school.

The Wharton Workshop series aims at providing deep subject matter expertise to Wharton Alumni and is focused on serious learning, targeting a standard comparable to what one would expect at a Wharton class in Philadelphia.

Workshop Summary

In today's rapidly changing world, artificial intelligence is transforming the way we work and live. To stay competitive, businesses need to understand the latest tools and applications of AI. That's where our workshop comes in.

Our workshop is designed to give corporate leaders and professionals a hands-on understanding of generative AI and some tools that they can use to drive innovation and efficiency in the workplace. We'll cover practical applications of generative AI, including text and image generation, and show how tools such as ChatGPT can be used to create unique and compelling content. We will explore possible models of AI & human collaboration in jobs and careers as well as our personal lives.

You'll leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of how generative AI is changing the world and how your business may leverage this technology to stay ahead of the curve.

This workshop is geared towards business practitioners. We will NOT focus on coding/programming and no technology or coding knowledge is required. Rather, we will examine these topics from the perspective of business practitioners and leaders.

Venue: 1501-02, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Price: HKD 1,500 including a Yumcha Lunch @ Centricity

Guests: Guests of Wharton and Insead Alumni are welcome, but preference will be given to Alumni

Dress Code: Business Casual/Informal

Agenda (Full Day 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration & Housekeeping

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 1: Generative AI – The Evolution to today

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • What is generative AI and what forms can it take (text, speech, and images)
  • One generative AI evolution: GPT-3 to GPT-4
  • What are the limitations of generative AI?
  • What are applications we see currently and what categories do they fall into?
  • Generative AI best practices for non-technical people 


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Session 2: Generative AI Tools

11:15 AM - 12:30 AM

  • Tool demos
    • ChatGPT via POE (text)
    • Synthesia (speech, video)
    • Midjourney (images)
    • Additional tools as time and license constraints permit

Disclaimer: Tool demos will be conducted subject to availability and license constraints

 Lunch (Centricity)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 3: The Future of Work with Generative AI

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Generative AI: Impact on existing careers and jobs
  • Generative AI: Giving rise to new jobs we haven’t seen yet
  • Case study: Generative AI’s impact on creative vs. white collar workers
    • Banking
    • Consulting
    • Legal


3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 4: Future implications of Generative AI

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Positive and negative implications of generative AI on our lives and society
  • Generative AI’s effect on the next generation
  • Case study: Generative AI’s effect on education
  • Will generative AI be a catalyst for other areas of Web 3.0?

Faculty Bio

Kevin Pereira W'06 is currently a Managing Director at Blu Artificial Intelligence, a consulting firm that specializes in Artificial Intelligence. After growing up in Hong Kong, he started his career in Private Banking with Citi in New York. He then moved back to Hong Kong and joined Bank of New York Mellon’s Asset Management business, where he helped to start a new group that specialized in products tailored to High Net Worth Individuals. After obtaining his MBA, Kevin worked at a technology startup in Myanmar that was building internet infrastructure which included fiber optic, cell towers and data centers. Kevin is also a Part-time lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he teaches an MBA course titled, “Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders”. At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), he teaches “Big Data in Finance” and “AI in Marketing” to MBAs and other Masters’ students.

Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Finance, Management and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MBA from INSEAD.


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1501-02, Hong Kong Club Building

3A Chater Road Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
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