Harnessing the Power of Generative AI for SMEs: Reflections from the ISME Roadshow

By Mark Kelly


Harnessing the Power of Generative AI for SMEs: Reflections from the ISME Roadshow

It was an absolute pleasure to speak at the recent ISME Roadshow held at the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, where I delved into the transformative potential of Generative AI for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The enthusiastic reception and thoughtful feedback from the audience were truly uplifting, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share insights with such an engaged group of business leaders.

A Fantastic Event with a Focus on AI Innovation

I am deeply honoured by the positive responses and the warm appreciation expressed by the organisers and participants. The feedback highlighted how the keynote was not only well-received but also succeeded in sparking a new line of thinking about the integration of AI within the SME sector. “We are delighted the event went so well, helped in no small part by a fantastic keynote from yourself. Thank you so much for your time and for tailoring your message so well to our SME base,” noted one of the organisers.

Key Takeaways from the Talk

During the session, we explored how Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT can be a game-changer for businesses looking to enhance their operational efficiencies and innovate within their markets. Here are a few key points we covered:
– Understanding Generative AI: We demystified what Generative AI is and discussed its capabilities beyond the buzzwords.
– Practical Applications: From automating customer service to generating personalised marketing content, we discussed real-world applications that are particularly beneficial for SMEs.
– Driving Efficiencies: We looked at how AI can streamline operations, reduce costs, and ultimately lead to more robust business growth.

The Path Forward

The keen interest and thoughtful questions from the audience made it clear that there is a strong appetite among Irish SMEs to learn more about and adopt AI technologies. As one attendee aptly put it, “Thank you for the wonderful keynote you delivered. I think it really got people thinking.”

Looking ahead, the role of AI in business is only set to grow. For SMEs, this presents both a challenge and an opportunity—to innovate and adapt in ways that may have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. At AI Ireland, we are committed to supporting this journey by providing the tools, resources, and expertise needed to navigate the AI landscape effectively.

Stay Connected

If you missed the talk or are looking to dive deeper into the world of AI, keep an eye on our upcoming events and resources. Whether you are just starting on your AI journey or looking to scale existing initiatives, there is no better time than now to explore how these technologies can propel your business forward.

Thank you once again to ISME and all the participants for a memorable event. Let’s continue the conversation and turn these insights into actionable strategies that lead to real-world success.