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AI Change Agent at AI Sweden

AI Sweden wants to drastically increase the pace of implementation of AI in Swedish industry and society. To succeed in this, we are looking for individuals that can combine expertise in AI methods, systems, and implementation with a deep understanding of organisations and change management.

This specific position is planned to focus on the ecosystem of the node in Western Sweden, but will also cover some national projects. The position for the role is Gothenburg.

About AI Sweden

AI Sweden is the national center for applied Artificial Intelligence, supported by the Swedish government and the public and private sectors across the country. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden. 

To do this we have identified the need for individuals that can lead transformational change and transformative projects, and help our partners from being curious about AI to embracing it throughout their organisations.

About the role

An AI Change Agent drives the integration of AI into valuable operational applications, connecting methods with opportunities with an eye on organizational effectiveness, infrastructure, technologies and tools.

You will work closely with our partners (corporates, SME:s, Startups, Academia, and the public sector) to identify high impact challenges and opportunities and convert them into AI use cases.  You should be able to conceptualize solutions, scope and develop applied research- and innovation projects, and apply for funding when needed.You will also work closely together with some of our partners and support them in their AI maturity journey, helping them create value out of our partner offerings.

We believe that collaboration is key for accelerating applied AI in Sweden. An essential part of your daily work will be to promote and facilitate collaboration across organisations. You will manage complex collaborative projects with domain experts, technical experts, and researchers from several different organizations. During project execution, your role will be to maintain focus on the business value and impact and make sure that the projects generate actionable next steps and implementation. 

You will work closely with the Node manager of the Gothenburg node of AI Sweden and the Head of AI Change Agents to plan and execute the work.

Profile

We are looking for an energetic and curious individual with a good understanding of AI methods, systems, and how they can be applied. We expect applicants to show strong social, communications, and management skills, as well as a commitment to making real difference by enabling our partners to make use of AI. A PhD in applied AI, data science or similar is an advantage.

We expect you to have 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in relevant environments/roles where change or transformation of some sort has been a dominating aspect 

  • High-level understanding of different AI technologies and how to apply them in practice, and preferably hands-on experience of applied AI or data science 

  • Ability to explain technical solutions and project results for non-technical audiences

  • Capability to quickly understand different domains and organizations and their challenges

  • Proven project management skills and experience of leading without formal authority

Employment & location  

Employment will be at Lindholmen Science Park, the host of AI Sweden, for an initial period until 20211231, with intention to extend into long-term employment. 

Lindholmen Science Park AB is a not-for-profit organisation, jointly owned by Chalmers University of Technology, the City of Gothenburg and the business community. For almost 20 years, owners and partners have worked together to invest and purposefully develop a modern and inspiring innovation environment for several of Sweden’s leading development projects. 

More information at lindholmen.se

Application
 

Apply here!

In addition to CV and personal letter you should include a short film (max 1min) presenting yourself and your contribution to AI Sweden and our partner organizations in the role as AI Change Agent.