The London AI-mmersion offered as part of the Global Leadership Program is a 3-day fall experience, born out of a collaboration between Umbria Business School and the UCL School of Management. The experience offers entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals the opportunity to discover key AI trends, in the European city that has bid to become the Artificial Intelligence Capital of the World, gain the knowledge and managerial tools useful for driving change , and participate in AI-focused networking sessions.

During the London AI-mmersion, participants will have the opportunity to participate in important AI-focused panels, attend an executive course at the UCL School of Management, the top10 British university in the world that conducts through the “Centre for Artificial Intelligence some of the world’s best research on artificial intelligence, and receive a “Certificate of Executive Education” from the London university. In addition, participants will visit one of the world’s leading innovation centers the TATA Consultancy Services, where they will be able to directly observe the most advanced AI solutions for applications in industry and SMEs.


Day 1 – 20/11/2024

  • Italian Cultural Institute in London, Panel Discussion on “AI applied to business: strategies and scenarios – Turning challenges into opportunities,” in collaboration with TIUK (Talented Italians in the UK) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
  • Dinner at Metropolitan Market.

Day 2 – 11/21/2024

  • “Leading Through Disruption: Agile Strategies, AI and the Evolution of Work.” Day in collaboration with UCL University College London, School of Management.
  • Aperitif and Academy at Campari UK

Day 3 – 11/22/2024

  • Visit of TATA Consultancy Services, Co-Innovation Lab for UK & Ireland, Guest Speaker: Ved Sen, Head.
  • Special Keynote speaker Denish KC, AI Lead – Google

Lecturers "Leading Through Disruption: Agile Strategies, AI and the Evolution of Work"

Paolo Taticchi is professor of Strategy and Sustainability and deputy director of the UCL School of Management. Very active in executive education, Paul has trained thousands of managers and executives from Fortune Global 500 companies. His research is internationally recognized. Today he serves on advisory boards of influential organizations in Canada, India, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States and is also one of the advisors to the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security in Italy. His projects and works have been chronicled by hundreds of newspapers around the world, including:
Financial Times
, The Economist, RAI, Sky News, Mediaset, BBC, and CNN. Together with Alberto Mattiello, he co-authored the book “Disruption. A Guide to Navigating Extreme Change” published by Guerini Next as part of MIT Sloan Management Review’s The future of management series.

Maya Cara is associate professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the graduate program in Business Information Management at the UCL School of Management. After beginning his career in strategy for international organizations, he taught at several business schools. After a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the London Business School and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, Maya’s academic interests focus on strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Adam Kingl He is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant internationally recognized for his expertise on the future of work and business. One of its research areas concerns the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y, a demographic group that makes up half of the global workforce today and will account for 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. This is the theme of his book, “Next Generation Leadership,” published by Harper Collins in 2020. In relation to the future of business, companies are concerned about how to innovate to be prepared for the seismic changes they will face. Through this lens, Adam also talks from a practical perspective about topics such as improving strategic (business model) innovation, management (or leadership) innovation, and how to successfully leverage culture and engagement in work life.

Bart Vanneste is director of the AI for Business Executive Education Program and associate professor of strategy at the UCL School of Management. His research focuses on artificial intelligence and business strategy. He is the author of a book entitled “Corporate Strategy: Tools for Analysis and Decision-Making” (with Cambridge University Press) and has published numerous articles in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science. He was awarded the Management Best Teacher Award by the UCL School of Management.

Target audience

Women entrepreneurs, business owners, managers and professionals who wish to enhance their leadership skills.