This presentation underscores the unprecedented impact of AI on the workforce, highlighting the distinctive nature of this technological leap and its strategic implications for organizations.

At its core, the talk introduces "The Orchestrator" framework, a step-by-step guide for transitioning into an AI-powered entity. This model emphasizes Awareness, Assessment, Upskilling/Training, and Implementation, drawing on real-world success stories and research to illuminate the path forward. By integrating this framework, organizations can not only adapt to the AI revolution but thrive within it, ensuring their place at the forefront of innovation.

Looking ahead, the speaker provides an insightful forecast into the development of AI technologies and their organizational implications through 2029, with a glance towards 2030-2035. This session is crafted for leaders seeking to harness AI's potential, offering the knowledge and strategies to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities of the AI era.


July 11, 2024

10:00 am


10:35 am

Union CDE

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Leadership & Strategy




Organizational Transformation
Organizational Transformation
Data Leadership & Strategy
Data Leadership & Strategy


Sadie St. Lawrence
Founder & CEO
Women in Data


Sadie St. Lawrence is the Founder of the Human Machine Collaboration Institute (HMCI) and the Founder of Women in Data.  

HMCI provides research, education and consulting services to support humans in the new area of working with machines.

Women in Data is an international non-profit organization represented in 55 countries with a community of over 60,000 data leaders, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Women in Data has earned recognition as a Top 50 Leading Company of the Year and as the #1 community for Women in AI and Tech.

Before establishing HMCI and Women in Data, Sadie gained extensive experience in data science and AI strategy, providing consulting services to healthcare, high-tech, and government organizations.

Sadie's accomplishments include being named one of the Top 30 Women in AI (2022), one of the Top 10 Most Admired Businesswomen to Watch in 2021, a Top 21 Influencer in Data (2021), and one of the Top 30 Most Inspiring Women in AI (2021). She is also a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis (2019) and just recently, included in Dataleum’s 30 Outstanding Women in Data, 2023.

Apart from her accolades, Sadie serves on various start-up and non-profit boards, and hosts the award winning Data Bytes podcast and has educated more than 600,000 individuals in data science and AI.