CPD Programmes

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Made Simple for Business and Learning

Full Fee: S$160.50 w/GST (before subsidies)

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$16.05 | Others: S$160.50 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$48.15 | Others: S$160.50 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Bryan Tay (Mr) &
Sharad Agarwal (Mr)


3 hours


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM. Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM. More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.


What is this programme about?


Conducted by industry practitioners in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning (ML) and CET industry, this workshop promises to be authentic and practical with sharing on industry examples to stimulate new thought processes for work and business. With a dearth of sharing on AI for learning and engagement purposes, learners will appreciate the contextualization of the AI concepts presented in this workshop.

Using an innovative cloud-based DIY toolkit with a friendly user interface, rich media functions and embedded AI features, learners will enjoy a first-hand experience of putting AI in action. They will create a sample knowledge “Brain”, underpinned with Natural Language Understanding (NLU) that contains a subject matter of their choice, train and validate it before connecting it to a chatbot to answer user questions in the context of their use case, whether for learning or business.

Targeting learning professionals and business managers, this 3-hour course will enable learners with a basic understanding of AI, its applications and use cases in business along with explanations of the associated terminology for communication and development. With a more in-depth understanding of AI within the business and learning contexts, learners will be exposed to new insights relating to business performance improvement.

Why do management/Industry/domain experts need to understand and apply AI?

There are many reasons for professionals to acquire a deeper understanding of AI. Primarily, learners can:

  • Attain a basic understanding of AI as well as its applications and use cases in business.
  • Consider new ideas and thought processes with regard to the use of AI in improving business productivity and innovating new products and services.
  • Clarify the explanation of the application concepts and domain terminology for effective communication in the design and development stages of AI-related business initiatives


What does it cover?


By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate industry terminology in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) domain to describe business innovation ideas
  • Articulate how AI can be built into new/existing products
  • Create and validate a knowledge “Brain” to support learning and business needs
  • List the task steps to set up AI and Machine Learning in business projects for implementation
  • Be able to select and implement a selection of tech tools to create impactful learning


Who is it suitable for?


  • Adult Education: Individuals involved in learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development
  • Business Management in TAE: Individuals involved in marketing, stakeholder engagement, business process improvement and data-driven decision making


Fees & Funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Others

Total Primers Programme fee




The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes. 

AEN member rates are only applicable for Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents. Foreigners will not be entitled for AEN members rates regardless if he/she is an AEN member. To register for AEN membership, please click here.


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment  has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.  


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.


About the speaker

Bryan Tay (Mr)

CEO | Diowise Pte Ltd

Bryan Tay (Mr) is passionate about providing innovative levers for effective learning, having accumulated multi-disciplinary experience in the international maritime logistics, cruise tourism and adult education industries. Having assumed senior management positions and leadership roles, his experience in working with Western and Asian cultures has enabled him to deeply appreciate the learning needs and challenges of organizations and individuals in the technology-disrupted work environment.


He was also the founder of Dioworks Learning, an award-winning EdTech company that integrates innovative learning design with technology tools to make learning easy, effective and engaging.


Bryan was the key presenter and architect in winning the InnovPLUS FLAME Award for 3 consecutive years (2017-2019), attesting to his ability in conceptualizing and articulating innovative ideas for development and implementation to overcome industry challenges.


Bryan also serves as an adjunct Specialist Adult Educator and a Certified Workplace Learning Facilitator with the Institute for Adult Learning in facilitating technology-enabled learning.


Together with Sharad Agarwal, Bryan pioneered a start-up and developed BOTSPICE, a cloud-based platform that enables users to create Interactive WorkBots and Specialist “AI-Brains” to help organisations accelerate workforce upskilling and avoid “brain drain”.

Sharad Agarwal (Mr)

CTO | Diowise Pte Ltd

Sharad Agarwal (Mr) is a sought-after subject matter expert for his ability to simplify and effectively communicate AI concepts, principles and technical algorithms. Combining his practical experience and rich domain knowledge in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, he has delivered hundreds of training sessions for technical and managerial level personnel across all levels in MNCS such as IBM, JPMC, Credit Suisse, John Deere, Siemens, Springer Nature, 3D PLM, Harmon, Mentor Graphics, Amdocs, L&TI, NICE Systems, Ansys, Genpact, CTS, Nomura, FactSet, Act Corp, Capgemini, Synechron, JDA, Societe Generale, Infrasoft etc.


He is an AI technical expert with more than 10 years of proven experience in product development with multiple analytics apps using Python, ML/AI Scala, Spark, Flask REST APIs’, NLG, IoT and AWS tech stack for hosting, Azure-ML/DataBricks.


Specifically, he has applied knowledge and expertise in architecting and developing the following:

  • ML/AI products using Pandas, Scikit-learn, numpy, scipy, Neural networks
  • Spark - Python for Big data analysis, ML on Big data, Spark-Streaming in production deployments and trainings
  • Setting IoT devices to capture data & designing systems to facilitate analysis & ML
  • OpenStack, public/private cloud using Python & Perl

Highlights of industry projects successfully implemented include:

  • Generation of key insights based on ML & Stats on legacy/batch data for top pharmaceutical company products
  • ML models for next set of recommendation/action on legacy/batch data for top pharmaceutical company products
  • CTR prediction models for digital media clients
  • Fraud detection & loan default prediction models for financial products
  • Multiple Big data ETL products/platform architect/design/development for pharmaceutical & digital media clients
  • AWS Sagemaker, Azure ML/Databricks
  • Cloud R&D experience for multiple services IaaS, SaaS e.g. firewalls, MQs

Sharad's suite of Technical Skills & Competencies:

  • Machine learning & AI using Python
  • Machine learning using R
  • Machine learning using Spark for Big data
  • Intermediate to advance Spark/Pyspark
  • IoT & ML
  • Deep Learning, RNN, CNN, TensorFlow, Keras
  • Basic/Advance Shell/sed/awk/Perl Scripting, AIX/UNIX/Linux