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Executive Briefing: Who is going to make money in AI? Understanding the value chain of AI

Simon Greenman (Best Practice AI)
16:50–17:30 Wednesday, 10 October 2018
AI Business Summit
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise

What you'll learn

  • Explore a framework for understanding the landscape of AI players and dynamics (a value chain)
  • Understand the opportunities and prerequisites for creating value with AI and who is likely to capture that value
  • Discover use case and cases studies of AI across functions and industries
  • Learn simple guidelines and rules for maximizing your and your company's chances of successful value creation from AI


We’re currently experiencing an AI gold rush. Billions are being invested. AI startups abound. Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are duking it out for AI supremacy. Corporations are scrambling to ensure they adopt AI ahead of their competitors while looking over their shoulder at startups. And China is laying its strategy for AI global dominance. But as with any gold rush, the economic benefits will be captured by the brave, the few, and the large, and there will be economic casualties along the way.

Simon Greenman explores where the value is being created in AI and who is capturing that value. Simon shares a simple and nontechnical framework to explain the different players in the AI space, including startups, corporations, tech giants, and governments, weaving in real-world use cases and case studies of AI that show how value is being created across industries and functions. Simon also discusses how AI startups are disrupting industries and how corporations are well positioned to fight back.

Topics include:

  • Who’s got the best AI optimized chips and chipsets?
  • Whose AI platform and infrastructure services will be the most widely used?
  • Whose AI and cognitive algorithms and tools will dominant?
  • Which horizontal AI solutions will be used in the enterprise?
  • Which vendors are powering vertical AI B2B industry solutions?
  • Which organizations, companies, and industries are using AI for economic gain? What AI-driven startups will disrupt the incumbent corporates?
  • Which countries are going to capture the most value from AI?
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Simon Greenman

Best Practice AI

Simon Greenman is cofounder and partner at Best Practice AI, a London-based AI executive advisory that helps companies accelerate their AI solutions. Simon has more than 20 years of experience leading digital transformations through technology, data science, and AI. Previously, he was a cofounder of MapQuest, one of the first internet brands; spent over 10 year as chief digital officer leading transformations of media companies for private equity; and consulted or worked for HomeAdvisor Europe, AOL, Bowers & Wilkins, and Accenture. Simon is highly active in the AI startup community. He is copresident of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London, an advisor and former venture partner at DN Capital, and AI entrepreneur in residence at Seedcamp. Simon holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in computing and artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex.