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Brought to you by: Small Business of the Year Award-Winning GCM

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AI for


Sept 17, 2024

Summerville, SC

The Conference

AI bootcamp-style conference for small and medium-sized businesses

Sept. 17, 2024

09:00 am

Join us for GCM's AI for SMBs Conference, a unique and practical event designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This AI bootcamp-style conference is the only one of its kind in the country, offering hands-on training and expert guidance to help you learn how to harness the power of AI to save time, boost efficiency, and grow revenue.


What to Expect

Interactive Sessions: Engage in hands-on training and workshops led by industry experts

Actionable Insights: Learn practical strategies and solutions to implement AI in your business

Real-world Case Studies: See how other SMBs have successfully leveraged AI for growth and efficiency

Industry Expertise: Engage with experienced professionals who have and are learning to successfully integrated AI in their own businesses

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow SMBs, industry experts, and potential partners

FUN: This is not your regular business conference. We have a dynamic program planned, including exciting activities, surprises, and entertainment.

What to Expect
Conference Highlights


One day of intensive, hands-on training and workshops


Expert-led sessions and panels covering AI applications for SMBs


Networking opportunities with industry peers and experts


Access to cutting-edge AI solutions and tools


A supportive community to help you navigate the AI landscape

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Conference Highlights

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About GCM

GCM helps organizations leverage cutting-edge off-the-shelf AI technology to become more efficient and profitable. We conduct intensive AI training and implementations to help organizations leverage AI in their existing workflows to enhance their marketing, sales, administration, and operational capabilities to grow their revenue.


Meet our Speakers

Expert-led sessions and panels covering AI applications for SMBs


 Keynote Presenter

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Zach Giglio

U.S. Chamber Faculty, Wharton-Certified, TedX Speaker

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Zach is the CEO of GCM. Certified in AI strategy by Wharton School of Business and a faculty member on AI at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management, he's a sought-after speaker and TEDx presenter. 

With expertise spanning Fortune 500 companies to startups, Zach conducts AI workshops and implementations, driving revenue growth. Active in his community, he serves on a nonprofit board and enjoys travel, wine, and storytelling.

Emma Giglio

AI Expert

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Emma is a communications professional turned AI advocate, driven by the transformative power of the technology. Having seen firsthand how AI can propel growth and efficiency, she's on a mission to empower other small to medium-sized businesses achieve similar success. With a passion for engaging with AI models and mastering effective prompting, Emma co-founded GCM to to democratize access to cutting-edge AI solutions. Her journey from social media to AI is rooted in a deep belief in the potential for technology to drive business growth and community impact.


Based in Charleston, she also dedicates time to motherhood and community involvement.

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Prompt Engineering Workshop Trainer


AI in Sales Workshop Trainer

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Brad Weber

Former Partner IBM, Wharton-Certified

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Brad is a senior sales leader at the intersection of AI and business strategy.

With an impressive resume and a deep understanding of businesses, Brad specializes in strategizing how AI technology can play a pivotal role in helping companies reach their near and long-term goals. Certified by the Wharton School of Business in AI Strategy for Business, Brad has strategically implemented technology for some of the largest, most successful companies on the planet. His expertise includes managing complex technology implementations and driving solutions sales and business development among enterprise clients. His track record showcases proven success in consistently securing projects in competitive markets. Brad leverages his extensive experience to assist businesses in integrating cutting-edge AI technologies into their processes and operations, ultimately boosting sales and revenue.

Check back for updates on our speakers


Sponsorships Open

Interested in Sponsoring?


Reach out to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners

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Explore the Agenda

Whether you're a small business owner, AI enthusiast, or AI intriguist, we've got you covered! Dive into a day of intensive training, workshops, expert-led sessions, and networking opportunities. Connect with industry peers, learn from AI thought leaders, and discover cutting-edge solutions to transform your business. 

Detailed agenda coming soon.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to AI for SMBs

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Expert-led Keynote

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Practical AI Workshops

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Expert-led Keynote

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.


3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Practical AI Workshops

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Network with an AI-driven DJ


Breakout Topics

AI in Sales & Revenue Growth

AI in Sales & Revenue Growth

Prompt Engineering

Prompt Engineering

AI in Social Media

AI in Social Media

AI in Design

AI in Design

Guidelines & Best Practices for Ethical AI Use

Guidelines & Best Practices for Ethical AI Use

AI in Newsletters & Blog Writing

AI in Newsletters & Blog Writing

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