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AI & Future Proofing Your Business

13 August 2024 at 3:00 pm in Somerville

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Small Business Festival 2024 1 - 31 August 2024

A selection of no-cost, low-cost and value for money events to ‘pick and mix’ from.

Create a schedule of learning opportunities to suit your business needs.


  • Inspiring presentations, engaging activities and practical workshops especially designed for small businesses.
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to learn from others’ experiences.
  • Encouraging ways to start, run and grow a passion into profit.
  • Training sessions with experts providing valuable business insights to improve skills and knowledge.

Demystify Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Businesses

The primary purpose of this presentation is to demystify artificial intelligence (AI) for businesses and provide actionable insights on leveraging AI for strategic advantage. It aims to equip businesses with knowledge about the latest AI trends, the impact of AI across various industries, and ethical considerations, ultimately guiding them on how to integrate AI technologies to future-proof their operations.

Attendees’ Takeaways
Participants will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of AI’s potential and how it’s reshaping industries.
  • Practical strategies for adopting AI in their business operations.
  • Insights into building an AI-ready workforce and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Awareness of ethical considerations and how to approach AI adoption responsibly.
  • A roadmap for future-proofing their business against rapid technological advancements.
  • Suitability Across Business Sizes and Industry Sectors

This presentation is designed to be inclusive, offering value to businesses of all sizes—from startups to large enterprises—and across various industry sectors.

The principles and strategies discussed are applicable broadly, with examples and case studies highlighting relevance to sectors such as retail, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and more.

Small businesses can learn scalable AI integration strategies, while larger enterprises can explore advanced AI applications and innovation frameworks.

Appeal and Relevance to Local Businesses
For local businesses, the topic of AI and future proofing is especially pertinent in the face of increasing global competition and the need for digital transformation.

The presentation:

  • Highlights opportunities for local businesses to enhance operational efficiency and customer experiences through AI, making them more competitive.
  • Offers insights into how local businesses can navigate challenges unique to their context, such as limited resources or expertise in AI.
  • Encourages local businesses to leverage AI for sustainable growth, tapping into new markets or improving product/service offerings.
  • Addresses the importance of local businesses staying adaptable and resilient, ensuring they remain relevant in a rapidly changing economic landscape.

In summary, the presentation “AI & Future Proofing Your Business” serves as a comprehensive guide for businesses at any scale and from any sector, looking to harness AI for growth, innovation, and sustainability.

It’s particularly appealing to local businesses aiming to compete effectively and thrive in the digital era, providing them with knowledge, strategies, and inspiration to embrace AI transformation.

Meet Your Facilitator

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Jim Stewart
CEO, StewArt Media

Jim Stewart is the CEO and founder of StewArt Media, a leading digital marketing firm in Australia.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Jim has been at the forefront of digital marketing innovation.

Under his leadership, StewArt Media has become known for its expertise in SEO, CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation), PPC (Pay-Per-Click), and more recently, AI consulting for digital marketing strategies.

The company prides itself on elevating businesses through a blend of traditional expertise and cutting-edge, AI-powered solutions.

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