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PMINJ 2023 Aug Women in Leadership LCI

Learning how to Manage AI based Projects

16 Aug - 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Yue Cheng & Deb Grace
Virtual using Zoom


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage right now. There is news almost daily on a new area where ChatGPT can be applied or a new app that is AI based. Have you wondered what are the different AI focus areas? Are “AI” based projects different from typical projects? If so, what does good governance of AI projects look like? Does a project management office need to be structured differently for AI projects?

The team at New York Life has answers to the above questions. Deb Grace, VP of Operations and Yue Cheng, Program Management lead for New York Life’s Center for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (CDSAi) will address the above points and more.

Join us for the webinar on August 16th at 7 pm. Learn about this team’s journey towards effective project management for AI projects and get your questions answered.

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Speaker Yue Cheng is the Program Management lead for New York Life’s Center for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (CDSAi).

Yue joined CDSAi in Oct 2019 as the program manager dedicated to Underwriting. She later expanded her role to become the lead for the Program Management team under CDSAi Operations. Her team is managing data science programs covering multiple business domains as well as tech projects within CDSAi.

Yue has spent her entire career in the insurance industry. Prior to joining New York Life, she has worked at AXA Life Insurance, AIG and Starr Insurance across Technology and Operations. She has worked in China, Singapore, and the United States. She received her master’s degree in Management of Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University while her bachelor’s degree is from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Speaker Deb Grace is the VP of Operations for New York Life’s Center for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (CDSAI).

Deb joined CDSAI in January of 2017 to manage Operations for the newly established Data Science capability. The team has grown from 5 to 63 people over the past six years and offers Data Science services to many areas of the company, including Underwriting, Actuarial, Finance, Marketing, Agency Distribution, Service, Product and Compliance.

Deb began her career with New York Life in 2007 as a Marketing Operations Manager for New York Life in Tampa Florida. In 2012 she moved to New York Life’s Home Office to manage Operations for the Corporate Marketing team.

Prior to joining New York Life, Deb spent 10 years as the owner of a lead generation direct marketing firm that served large insurance companies. She received her MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, Florida.

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