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September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Corporate strategy: Artificial intelligence or bust

Stephen Pratt (
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 09/29/2016
Data-driven business
Location: 1 E 10/1 E11 Level: Intermediate
Tags: ai
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of AI and machine learning
  • Basic understanding of shareholder value calculation or corporate strategy (useful but not required)
  • What you'll learn

  • Learn the basics of enterprise AI (eAI)
  • Discover why corporate strategies must embrace AI as a key competitive differentiator
  • See how companies can manage the adoption of eAI projects to avoid AI spaghetti
  • Description

    AI is moving from consumer applications to the enterprise and will soon affect all parts of operations from the customer to the product to the enterprise. Stephen Pratt, the CEO of and former head of Watson for IBM GBS, presents a shareholder value perspective on why enterprise artificial intelligence (eAI) will be the single largest competitive differentiator in business over the next five years—and what you can do to end up on top.

    Topics include:

    • A framework for why AI will be key to creating shareholder value
    • How to determine where to start and how to progress (with case studies)
    • How to manage spread of AI in your enterprise (with lessons from the past)
    • How to ensure proper adoption of AI solutions (implementing organizational change)
    • A future vision of the algorithmic enterprise
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    Stephen Pratt

    Stephen Pratt is the CEO of Stephen is an instigator, an AI and machine-learning nerd, and a business process geek. Previously, he was the founder and former CEO of Infosys Consulting and a senior partner at Deloitte.