Bled Institute for Leadership in Digital Transformation and AI (BILDAI)

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Bled Institute for Leadership in Digital Transformation and AI (BILDAI) was established by the IEDC-Bled School of Management in partnership with Roche Slovenia. BILDAI is dedicated to harnessing the transformative potential of artificial intelligence and digitalization. 

The institute’s core mission is to develop leaders who are not only equipped to navigate but also to shape this new era.

BILDAI aims to be the premier institute driving digital transformation. We create a collaborative nexus for critical players—government entities, businesses, academia, and experts in organizational development—to exchange insights and propel leadership excellence in digital and AI fields within Slovenia, throughout the EU, and on a global scale.

BILDAI's mission extends beyond fostering leadership roles. We are committed to:

  • Assessing AI's impact on various sectors, capturing evolving trends and shifts.
  • Prioritizing research for AI integration within commercial, academic, and government organizations.
  • Offering guidance on ethical considerations and regulatory compliance for AI utilization.
  • Crafting effective strategies for AI deployment in management and decision-making processes.
  • Joining forces with international research groups focusing on key AI studies.

Leadership and Advisory Boards

Prof. Igor Rudan from the University of Edinburgh is serving as the non-executive Director of BILDAI. The Business Advisory Board is chaired by Mr. Ulrik Nehammer, Chairman of ServiceNow, and the Scientific Advisory Board is led by Prof. Robert Sackstein of Harvard University. These boards are instrumental in guiding BILDAI's strategic direction and ensuring its alignment with industry and academic excellence.

The Institute benefits from the exceptional leadership of its Board of Directors, which is co-chaired by Prof. Danica Purg, President of IEDC – Bled School of Management and Ms. Eva McLellan, General Manager of Roche Slovenia.

In essence, BILDAI embodies the future of leadership in the digital age. By fostering a culture of innovation, ethical responsibility, and strategic foresight, we are setting the stage for significant advancements in how businesses and societies operate.


Accreditations of the School