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January 13, 2022

Karen Conway, Fidelity Investments interviewed for Cois Coiribe, on AI for Managers

Author: Karen Conway
Published by: Cois Coiribe

Karen Conway, Director, Technology Management at Fidelity Investments and a prominent member of itag Digital Women’s forum and AI and Deep Learning Forum was recently interviewed for Cois Coiribe Magazine.  You can read all about Karen’s involvement and participation in our ‘AI for Managers‘ programme, in her own words below.

Just over a year ago, I received a group email through itag skillnet asking for any ideas on Masters/Diplomas that we may have. The previous months, I had been researching Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses and was struggling to find a course that covered all the fundamentals of AI in one place, additionally focusing on ethics and law for AI and the future of where it is going. After pitching the idea of an “AI for Managers” program to our itag skillnet representative, amazingly the course was agreed to be funded and I began the process of designing the course with itag skillnet, itag AI & Deep Learning forum and NUI Galway (NUIG). Come September 2021, the AI for Managers course was launched and I had a place on the program!

The course was designed to cover AI theory, without the coding, and give participants the learnings they need to be a valuable contributor to the design and ethical use of AI in their companies.

Fidelity Investments actively seeks to ensure we, as managers, promote flexibility around work life balance among our teams and support continued learning. Taking that ethos, the course is designed to be 100% online, with pre-recorded lectures such that you can take them at your own pace and no formal end-of-semester exams, each module will be assessed 100% via continuous assessment. This allows the participants to be much more dynamic on how they meet the course commitments. And of course, I can leverage the wonderful benefit of Fidelity Learning Days, working time given to every employee to allow them to develop and grow new skills.

If you are interested in hearing more, you can read my recent chat with Cois Coirbe, NUI Galway’s Annual Alumni magazine here:

itag were delighted to work with you Karen Conway and National University of Ireland, Galway on this innovative program. All made possible with funding from Skillnet Ireland.