An AI-Powered Workforce: Enhancing Productivity and Empowering Employees

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

Join us for a panel discussion that transcends the theoretical discussions of artificial intelligence and showcases real-world applications of AI within teams and organizations. This event discusses AI’s present-day impact on productivity, task delegation, and employee engagement.

Our panelists will explore questions such as:

    • What is your specific use case in your organization or industry?
    • How does AI integrate with teams and organizations?
    • What empirical evidence exists to support the impact of AI on productivity?
    • What observations have been made regarding AI’s influence on employee engagement?

This event is jointly organized with the French-American Chamber of Commerce New England.

Date: Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Location: Ernst & Young, 200 Clarendon Street (“Hancock Tower”), Boston, MA 02115
Tickets: $25 member | $40 non-member

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.


Alejandro Martinez Agenjo is CEO & CoFounder of Erudit AI. He describes himself as a People Analytics Leader, a Psychologist, an Engineer, as well as a Startup Advisor.

Henriette Fleischmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hosta A.I., an innovative A.I. driven property technology start-up based in Cambridge, MA.

Prior to co-founding Hosta in 2020, Henriette received her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management focusing on A.I. and Entrepreneurship. Originally from Germany, Henriette’s professional career began as the Chief of Staff to the CIO of Daimler Financial Services and she later joined Porsche Consulting as Strategy Project Manager in the automotive industry. Before moving to Boston for her MBA, she was Head of the Strategy Office for Peek & Cloppenburg, one of Europe’s largest fashion retailers.

Henriette graduated from the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and from the Hochschule Wismar with an M.A. in Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations.


Ivan Roussev is a senior manager in Ernst and Young’s Tax Technology and Transformation (TTT) practice, based in Dallas, TX.  He is a founding member of EY’s data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning practice in tax and EY Alwin—the firm’s suite of AI tools for tax.

For over a decade, Ivan has advised clients on complex issues related to reorganization, transformation, and strategic innovation. His expertise in effective application of advanced data technologies like integration and visualization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have shaped his clients’ ability to solve problems stemming from the unprecedented boom in digital data over that period.

Ivan is a frequent speaker on the topics of advanced technology and the future of work at both industry and academic events.  He enjoys working with aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help them find meaningful career opportunities in the fields of data science and AI.

Ivan serves on the boards of the Dallas Zoo and Southern Methodist University’s Hegi Career Center.

Mak Ahmad brings over 20 years of experience in software engineering and product management, with a decade specializing in AI and ML. He has published in the AAAI conference, showcasing his expertise in AI. Mak’s career includes roles at Google, Salesforce, and Meta, where he applied his extensive skills in tech innovation. He also serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, teaching machine learning and data visualization, effectively bridging the gap between academia and the tech industry.

Clifford Watkin has a stellar record of success helping companies implement human resources strategies that supplement growth, attract and retain talent, and embrace diversity. As Clifford has created comprehensive employee acquisition and retention strategies for private sector employers, professional services firms and non-profit organizations.

His work covers the gamut of HR issues including legal compliance, performance management, on-boarding and creating effective corporate cultures. His personal experience drives his passion to help bring about success for minority-owned businesses and corporate organizations. Assisting companies to develop and manage a diverse workforce brings together smart business practices and policies that improve top line revenue, bottom line growth and increased employee satisfaction.

In South Africa, where Clifford grew up, he saw first-hand the difference it can make when people have equal access to capital, land, education and resources. Clifford is a regular speaker at the Northeast Human Resources Association and Employee Benefits Council. Writing for the Boston Business Journal and Employee Benefits News, Clifford is a reliable human resources expert. Clifford is also an adjunct faculty member in Human Resources for Salem State University and SHRM certification instructor at North Shore Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University. In 2017, Clifford was selected to be the HR strategic adviser for Eastern Bank’s Business Equity Initiative, a program developed to help accelerate the growth of Hispanic and African-American owned local enterprises.

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