The Technology and Business Innovation Forum promotes business leadership in technology adoption by connecting the worlds of technology and business practice.

The Forum meets at the world-class Ross School of Business and brings together academic researchers, technology developers and industry practitioners in a community of peers.

Members enjoy the opportunity not only to learn about, but also to affect and participate in research on major questions regarding the management, development, and application of emerging technologies to innovate business practices and create new value.


Upcoming Event | November 10, 2017                            Register here

9th Technology and Business Innovation Forum 
on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Business

Pervasive digitization of business, ubiquity of data, and the new economics of computing power have enabled businesses to transform their decision making and business processes using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques. The market for AI and ML based applications in business analytics is expected to cross $70 Billion by 2020. Some examples include software enabled “Alexa” voice based customer interface from Amazon and NVIDIA deep learning chips used in connected cars and interactive video games. Broadly these applications include learning systems to facilitate better customer engagement, improve resource allocation and operational efficiency, and perform proactive risk mitigation. Firms strive to successfully deploy such applications to both improve their business efficiency and deliver a unique value proposition for competitive advantage in the market. In this forum, speakers from our member organizations, technology vendors and other guests will highlight the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in varied business contexts and will share some of their best practices and lessons in AI and ML applications.

Confirmed Keynote speakers include:

Frank Meerkamp, Managing Director Artificial Intelligence, Accenture

Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Scott Horn, Chief Marketing Officer, 247-Inc

Possibilities for Member Participation

Semi-Annual Member Meetings

Technology Demonstrations

Special Interest Groups

14-Week Summer Internships

7-Week MAP Projects

Interactions with Faculty

Interactions with Students

Ross School Technology Briefings

Possibilities for Faculty Participation

Interactive Discussions on “Technology and Business Innovation”

Sponsored Introductions

Research Relevant Special Interest Groups

Research Relevant MAP Project Proposals

Themed MAP Projects

TBIF Sponsored Working Papers

Recent Technology Innovation Trends (Up to 3 events rotating weekly)


Technology and Business
Innovation Forum

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, R5342
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Phone: 734-647-4027
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Faculty Co-Directors

M.S. Krishnan
Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems


Ravi Anupindi
Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
Professor of Technology & Operations


Brandon Uckele