Build A Data Strategy Leveraging AI

In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to craft a digitally driven strategy for your organization. By delving into the definitions and the synergy between data, analytics, and AI, you will develop an understanding of their transformative potential in the market and for internal operations. Drawing from real-world examples and advice from expert faculty, you’ll examine contemporary use cases and learn best practices for data strategy implementation. You will discover how to assess organizational readiness, set up effective governance, and integrate new technologies with existing processes. With a focus on practicality and effectiveness, this workshop provides actionable tactics to increase your profits, reduce your risk, and strengthen your brand in today’s dynamic market.

Workshop Snapshot


UPCOMING SESSION: Tuesdays, September 17, October 1 & 8, 2024

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9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



In person at the University of Denver campus


$1,980 per participant


A 15% discount is available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization.


Workshop Benefits

With a strong data strategy, you can exploit the power of AI, data and advanced analytics to transform your business into a competitive powerhouse.​ In this three-day workshop you will:

  • Create a digitally driven business strategy for your organization that uses data, analytics and AI to accelerate goals and differentiate in the market
  • Understand AI and its impact on the commercial environment
  • Examine contemporary use cases where strong data and AI strategies established competitive advantages
  • Develop a roadmap for digital transformation, including organizational readiness, governance, technology and practices you’ll need to succeed
  • Get practical advice from commercially experienced practitioners
  • Improve your bottom line, reduce risk and create a stronger brand


Jed Summerton

Jed Summerton is a senior practitioner of enterprise data strategy and improving business performance through data analytics. As a consultant he has served over 80 companies in developing and operating large-scale data programs and analytic ecosystems. His expertise is grounded in his deep experience as an internal technical executive of best practices in large organizations, including GE, NASA, Level 3 Communications (now Lumen) and DaVita Healthcare Partners.

Jed teaches masters-level business analytics in the MBA and MSc programs at Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he chairs the advisory board for the department of Business Information and Analytics. He has served as a faculty member of The Data Warehousing Institute, is a best-practices judge for numerous technical awards and is a frequent speaker at industry forums.

More Details

Upcoming Workshop: Tuesdays, September 17, October 1 & 8, 2024

Cost: $1,980 (non-credit, see details below)

Schedule and Format

This workshop will be offered in person on the University of Denver campus. Class begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. each day, and lunch is included.

To prepare for this class you will need to complete a few short action items that generally take 20-30 minutes. Please expect an email two to three weeks before the class begins with details on how to complete these action items.

Participants taking the workshop for credit will have an assignment to complete at the end of the course.

Register for Credit

Register for Credit

Eligible DU Staff can use their Tuition Waiver to participate in Executive Education workshops, gaining valuable knowledge and skills for a fraction of the workshop cost. Workshops must be taken for-credit, and to receive credit, you will need to complete a short assignment at the end of the workshop.

There is an $8 tech fee that is not covered by the tuition waiver.

For more information about the Tuition Waiver or to see if you are eligible, please visit the DU HRIC Benefits Page.

If you have questions about applying your tuition waiver, please contact us at

Tuition & Cost

Non-Credit: $1,980
Discounts are available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization. Visit the program non-credit (pay with credit card) registration page or contact us for more information.

For Credit: 2 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate
For more information on DU’s current tuition rates, check the Registrar’s website

Should I take this for Credit or Non-Credit?


This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed.

Credit – Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree.  These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU Employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.

**If you are in a Master’s degree program at DU, and want to take this class for elective credit, please contact us before you register for the class. Your academic advisor will need to be involved in the registration process and it will require prior approval.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact Camila for advising at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel anytime up to seven business days prior to the start of the first class.

Classes requiring an assessment such as Insights cannot be refunded after the assessment has been taken. Your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class and you cannot send someone in your place.

If you provide us with less than seven business day’s notice or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire workshop fee and your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class.

Contact Us


Director of Business Development
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307