In order to compete and win, companies of the future need to adopt a completely new business model that fully integrates people and computers. Humans must bring creativity and ingenuity to high-level cognitive tasks, while intelligent machines perform high-level work that complements human efforts. As a result, executives will have to rethink not only their employment models and the very nature of how work is done but also how they lead, create competitive advantage, and help their teams and companies evolve over time. Stephanie Beben shares insights from her work with senior leaders at pioneering companies, government agencies, and nonprofits who are implementing this cultural shift and becoming “mathematical corporations”—organizations that successfully partner human and machine intelligence to drive breakthroughs. You’ll learn strategies (pulled from case studies) for leveraging the human-machine partnership, which include considering complexity a boon, not a burden; acknowledging that the machine works better than the gut; accepting that machine models top mental models; understanding that solutions might not require logic; creating value by giving it away; looking outside your industry to create algorithms; and prioritizing imperfection and experimentation.
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Stephanie Beben is a chief technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in data science and big data technology consulting with a passion for mentoring, leadership, and team building. She possesses over a decade of research and development experience deriving value from massive datasets, utilizing tools such as Hadoop, Python, and Splunk. Her data science expertise includes data mining, machine learning, rapid prototypes, and data visualization techniques across markets including cyber and mobile technologies, healthcare, sports, and energy. Stephanie currently applies this expertise as a leader in Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, consulting on technical strategy and growth of data science capabilities and teams within large organizations.
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