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Investors Perspective: Key Focus Areas for Bootstrapped Startups with Graham Lawlor

The AI in Business Podcast

Release Date: 03/09/2014

Developing an Enterprise Data Strategy the Right Way - with Dora Boussias of Stryker show art Developing an Enterprise Data Strategy the Right Way - with Dora Boussias of Stryker

The AI in Business Podcast

In this week’s episode, we’re discussing a topic that applies across industries for AI projects: where is the data coming from? Our guest is Dora Boussias, Senior Director for Data Strategy and Architecture at Stryker. Stryker is a $17B per year company in the medical device space. She discusses the process of building out a data strategy with a key emphasis on the right questions to ask, such as: how can we organize and focus our vision and efforts to be able to unlock the data that’s likely to be the most valuable for today’s projects and for the future of AI projects as well? The...

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[AI is Here] AI in Defense, Use-Cases and Adoption - DIU AI Leader Jared Dunnmon show art [AI is Here] AI in Defense, Use-Cases and Adoption - DIU AI Leader Jared Dunnmon

The AI in Business Podcast

This is another episode in our AI is Here series. We’ve covered all sorts of industries in this recent series, from financial services to oil and gas, but we’ve yet to touch on defense. Our guest today is Jared Dunnmon. Jared is a Ph.D. from Stanford in Artificial Intelligence and is now the Technical Director of AI and Machine Learning for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). In this episode, we explore two key themes: individual use-cases and capabilities that are becoming important and the adoption of AI in the defense industry today. Jared highlights how we can find patterns in data in...

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Leveling Up Software Tools with AI Capabilities - with Matt Berseth of NLP Logix show art Leveling Up Software Tools with AI Capabilities - with Matt Berseth of NLP Logix

The AI in Business Podcast

Today we’re discussing the topic of leveling up software tools with AI capabilities. Our guest is Matt Berseth. Matt is the CIO and one of the co-founders of NLP Logix, an AI services firm. A few weeks ago, Matt joined us to discuss the analogy of pizza vs. lasagna or what it means for AI to go from playing at the surface to become part of a software solution. In this episode, Matt gives examples of this transformation happening in the real world. Matt discusses where existing software solutions have been leveled up in terms of what they can deliver for value to both the end-user and the...

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[AI Strategy] Five Elements of an Enterprise AI Strategy - with Richard Benjamins of Telefónica show art [AI Strategy] Five Elements of an Enterprise AI Strategy - with Richard Benjamins of Telefónica

The AI in Business Podcast

Today’s episode is the fifth and final part of our series on building an enterprise AI strategy. Our guest is Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist at Telefónica and author of “Data-Driven Company.” Telefónica is a $40B firm and one of the largest in the telco space in the EU. In this episode, Richard emphasizes the importance of how we collect and handle data at an enterprise level in a way that enables us to support strategy-building. He also shares his opinion on including ethics and governance as part of the strategy-building process and discusses using smaller projects to...

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[AI Strategy] Strategy Determines What You Don't Do - with Adam Bonnifield of Konux show art [AI Strategy] Strategy Determines What You Don't Do - with Adam Bonnifield of Konux

The AI in Business Podcast

Today is episode four of five in our series, where we’re focusing on enterprise AI strategy. Our guest today is Adam Bonnifield. Adam is the CEO of Konux, an AI firm based in Germany. One of the key takeaways Adam emphasizes in this episode is that strategy is as much about what you’re not going to do as what you are going to do. He frames the processing of brainstorming about strategy and identifying opportunities in a way that focuses on the things that truly matter. Another critical point Adam makes is the benefit of addressing your enterprise’s existing problems rather than a novel...

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[AI Strategy] Strategy Means Keeping the End User in Mind - with Sankar Narayanan of Fractal Analytics show art [AI Strategy] Strategy Means Keeping the End User in Mind - with Sankar Narayanan of Fractal Analytics

The AI in Business Podcast

Today we dive back into our series on AI strategy and have two more days of episodes coming this week. Today’s guest is Sankar Narayanan, Chief Practice Officer at Fractal. Fractal is a unicorn company working on AI-related projects across industries and is well-known for its work in CPG and several other sectors. In this episode, Sankar explores three critical topics in great depth: finding the correct problems, having a long-term mindset, and building with the user in mind. In particular, being able to consider a less successful project and work backward to create a new process with a much...

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Unlocking the Predictive Value of ERP Data - with Anand Mahurkar of Findability Sciences show art Unlocking the Predictive Value of ERP Data - with Anand Mahurkar of Findability Sciences

The AI in Business Podcast

Today’s guest is Anand Mahurkar, CEO and Founder of Findability Sciences. Based in Boston, Findability Sciences has done a lot of work in the ERP space across different sectors. In this episode, Anand discusses some of the challenges of data access and multiple use-cases for how current ERP data can provide predictive value for estimating demand and customizing prices for different products. Anand also unpacks the importance of ERP and where it’s going in the future. This episode is brought to you by Findability Sciences. If you’re interested in learning more about reaching Emerj’s...

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[AI Strategy] Approaching Strategy Top-Down and Bottom-Up - with Bret Greenstein, Partner at PwC show art [AI Strategy] Approaching Strategy Top-Down and Bottom-Up - with Bret Greenstein, Partner at PwC

The AI in Business Podcast

This is episode two of five in our series on AI strategy, and today, our guest is Bret Greenstein, Partner at PwC. Bret has worked at many of the largest consulting companies in the world, and he now leads AI efforts at PwC. This special series focuses on building an enterprise AI strategy to align departments and efforts with striving for a long-term and near-term ROI. One of the main themes Bret discusses in this episode is the importance of executive fluency for assessing and building skills. Brett also gives his perspective on balancing a variety of small, disjointed AI projects distinct...

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[AI Strategy] How Microsoft Leveled Up AI Fluency to Build a Strategy - with David Carmona show art [AI Strategy] How Microsoft Leveled Up AI Fluency to Build a Strategy - with David Carmona

The AI in Business Podcast

This week we are diving into the topic of AI strategy with a new series devoted to exploring how to build an enterprise-wide AI strategy and align company efforts to optimize long-term ROI while still seeing an immediate return with leaders at top companies. To start the series, we welcome back David Carmona. David is the General Manager for Artificial Intelligence and Innovation at Microsoft. In this episode, David speaks about how Microsoft didn’t get its AI strategy quite right initially and what they learned from their approach. The critical takeaway he shares is educating leadership to...

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[AI is Here] AI for Guiding the Patient Journey - with Kostas Papagiannopoulos of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust show art [AI is Here] AI for Guiding the Patient Journey - with Kostas Papagiannopoulos of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The AI in Business Podcast

This is another episode in our AI is Here series, and today, we’re focusing on AI in the hospital setting. In this episode, we discuss patient data and being able to guide a patient’s treatment journey with artificial intelligence. Our guest is Dr. Kostas Papagiannopoulos. Kostas is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds University and serves as Thoracic Surgeon for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He is also a Medical Advisor to several substantial medical device companies and, until recently, was President of the European Society for Thoracic Surgeons. In today’s episode, Kostas discusses where...

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In this episode, I interview Graham Lawlor, Founder/CEO of Ultra Light Startups. In this interview - Graham Lawlor gives his thoughts on individual founders vs. startups founded by teams and shares what he believes to be the most important focus areas that any bootstrapped startup should have right out of the gate.

 

 

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