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  • Announcing the new Bloch Alumni Leadership Development Program certificate that combines a career assessment, leadership seminars and social and networking events for Bloch School alumni.

    Visit the Bloch Alumni Leadership Development Program page for more information


    If you have any questions please contact us at umkcexeced@umkc.edu or 816-235-2892.



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  • November 6, 2024 | 1-4:30pm
    – UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

    This workshop is designed for professionals and business owners eager to maintain a competitive edge by leveraging AI as a catalyst for driving organizational growth. Participants will be equipped with practical skills to innovate and harness the transformative potential of artificial intelligence.

    Special Session Note
    Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers so they can fully engage in the seminar activities.



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    What You Will Learn

    • Strategic Innovation Framework
    • Practical AI tools and applications
    • How to innovate with AI
    • How to pitch your ideas with AI

    About the Instructor

    Wai (“Y”) Lee is passionate about sharing his expertise in corporate innovation and artificial intelligence with organizations and individuals.

    He is a frequent keynote speaker for international conferences, corporate events, and universities. He also designs and conducts product management training and innovation workshops for teams around the globe.

    Wai is currently serving as the Vice President of Garmin Labs, responsible for
    creating internal startups and new product categories. He has led the incubation, design, and development of flagship products in aviation, marine, outdoor, automotive, sports and fitness, contributing over $600M/year in sales with 20% operating margin. Wai is also an inventor on more than 20 issued patents.

    Wai was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, an Executive MBA degree from Henry W. Bloch School of Management, and a Product Management Certification from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He and his wife, Olive Lee, live in Overland Park, Kansas with their five children.

    In his free time, Wai enjoys painting and spending time with his family.

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