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AI Reshaping the Workforce, Trends for 2021 and Beyond - with Michael Biltz of Accenture

AI in Business

Release Date: 05/18/2021

How AI Adoption Differs from Analytics Adoption - with Bhaskar Roy of Fractal Analytics show art How AI Adoption Differs from Analytics Adoption - with Bhaskar Roy of Fractal Analytics

AI in Business

Today’s guest is Bhaskar Roy of Fractal Analytics. Bhaskar previously held high-level analytical roles at Target and Accenture before joining Fractal Analytics and taking on more artificial intelligence projects. In this episode, Bhaskar discusses the conceptual and practical differences between analytics and AI projects for selling AI and delivery. He also talks about the similarities between these two types of projects. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Bhaskar’s interview on The AI Consulting Podcast, where he discusses what it looks like to find the AI fit for clients...

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Unlocking the Predictive Value of AI in Retail - with Levi’s Chief AI Officer Katia Walsh show art Unlocking the Predictive Value of AI in Retail - with Levi’s Chief AI Officer Katia Walsh

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This week’s guest is Katia Walsh, Ph.D. and Chief Strategy Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s is one of the best-known apparel brands in the world at $5.5B in annual revenue. Katia holds an important position in that company after having several roles in financial services, telecommunications, and other sectors. In this episode, Katia speaks about unlocking the value of predictive and what it looks like to combine data, AI, and digital in a way that delivers value. She also discusses some of the lessons she learned in other industries and how they translate into retail...

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AI in the Workplace, What it Means for Employees - with Emily He of Oracle show art AI in the Workplace, What it Means for Employees - with Emily He of Oracle

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Today’s guest is Emily He, SVP of Human Capital Management at Oracle’s Cloud Business Group. Currently ranked the 80th in the Fortune 100, Oracle is well-known for enterprise software and IT solutions. Emily has also managed the research that Oracle conducts annually on their employees’ impact, expectations, and thoughts on AI within their business. In this episode, Emily brings to bear some of the critical findings of this research. She also discusses the business implications for AI adoption strategies that don’t overwhelm the rest of a company’s teams. Discover more AI use-cases,...

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How an Established Enterprise Builds an AI Team - with Ramprakash Ramamoorthy of Zoho show art How an Established Enterprise Builds an AI Team - with Ramprakash Ramamoorthy of Zoho

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This week’s guest is Ramprakash Ramamoorthy, Director of AI Research at Zoho Corporation. Based in the Bay Area, Zoho makes over $600M in annual revenue and offers a variety of software products, including CRM, business intelligence solutions, and more. Today, Ramprakash speaks about his hands-on experience on this topic, detailing the kind of collaboration, talent, and strategic thinking required to level up an existing suite of products with AI. He also discusses how team-building and the construction of an AI team facilitate this process to add value. Visit emerj.com/beg1 to learn more...

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Medical Device AI at the Edge - Use-Cases and Challenges - with Patrick Bangert of Samsung SDS show art Medical Device AI at the Edge - Use-Cases and Challenges - with Patrick Bangert of Samsung SDS

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Today’s guest is Patrick Bangert, VP of Artificial Intelligence at Samsung SDS, the services wing at Samsung. With $200B in annual revenue, Samsung is the 15th largest company in the world according to the Global 500. Today, Patrick discusses the use-cases of AI at the edge in medical imagery and how the healthcare industry may be able to overcome some of these hurdles to allow AI to improve even more quickly into the future. We are grateful to have been introduced to Patrick through Kisaco Research, the sponsor for this episode. Kisaco Research runs the Edge AI Summit every year, and this...

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Intersection AI and RPA - Two Ways to Find Efficiency Opportunities, with Merve Unuvar of IBM show art Intersection AI and RPA - Two Ways to Find Efficiency Opportunities, with Merve Unuvar of IBM

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This week’s guest is Merve Unuvar, Director of AI Platforms and Automation at IBM Research AI. This week’s focus is on the intersection of AI and RPA, which is a technology separate from AI, and how to identify places where efficiencies might be driven. Merve discusses how to evaluate our operations and workflow and spot places where AI might be able to make a real and tangible difference. Merve also speaks about how traditional RPA is beginning to merge with AI and what kinds of new opportunities this could bring. If you’re interested in unlocking Emerj’s AI best practice guides,...

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Personalized Medicine Before and After AI - with Alexandre Le Bouthillier of Imagia show art Personalized Medicine Before and After AI - with Alexandre Le Bouthillier of Imagia

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Our guest this week is Alexandre Le Bouthillier, Co-Founder of Imagia. Imagia is a firm based in Montreal that leverages artificial intelligence for medical analysis. Today, Alexandre discusses personalized medicine before and after artificial intelligence. He also brings to bear his perspectives on how personalized medicine might come to be, cutting through some of the buzzword hype surrounding the term. Alexandre was a guest on the show several years ago, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to share more of his insights. If you’re interested in unlocking our AI best practice...

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AI-Powered Appointment Setting, a Use-Case Deep Dive - with Nikola Mrkšić of Poly AI show art AI-Powered Appointment Setting, a Use-Case Deep Dive - with Nikola Mrkšić of Poly AI

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Today’s guest is Nikola Mrkšić, CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI. PolyAI is an AI voice company based in the United Kingdom. Nikola previously appeared on an episode with us to discuss the future of voice AI for the customer experience. Today, Nikola dives into the use-case of appointment-setting with AI for voice. He talks specifically about the technical constraints, AI capabilities, and how to create workflows that add real value to the business. This episode is sponsored by PolyAI. If you run a disruptive AI firm and you’re looking to reach a global audience of AI-interested leaders, be...

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Unlocking Data's Value in Life Sciences, from Diagnosis to Telehealth and Beyond - with Bill Fox of SambaNova show art Unlocking Data's Value in Life Sciences, from Diagnosis to Telehealth and Beyond - with Bill Fox of SambaNova

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Today’s guest is Bill Fox, Business Development Executive for Healthcare Strategy at SambaNova Systems. Founded in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova offers hardware, software, DataFlow-as-a-Service, and more. Today, Bill speaks about what SambaNova’s team is seeing in terms of near-term future opportunities for computer vision and artificial intelligence. Bill also discusses use-cases relating to diagnostics and health and what the future of healthcare transformation could potentially look like. This episode is sponsored by SambaNova Systems. If you’re interested in reaching Emerj’s...

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Post-COVID Strategy for AI Startups - with Rudina Seseri of Glasswing Ventures show art Post-COVID Strategy for AI Startups - with Rudina Seseri of Glasswing Ventures

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Today’s guest is Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner at Glasswing Ventures. Rudina has been a previous guest on The AI in Business Podcast, and today she speaks with us about how AI startups are pivoting their strategy by restructuring their business models and potentially changing who they are selling to in light of COVID-19. Rudina also shares her perspectives on emerging AI trends and how to identify them, which is an essential skill for consultants and vendors. If you’d like to explore one of Emerj’s resources for spotting AI trends and making the most of them in your own...

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Today's guest is Michael Biltz, Managing Director of Technology Vision at Accenture. For many years Accenture has come out with their annual technology vision focusing on several trends they think will define the year ahead. Michael speaks to us today about adapting to the new world we have been hurled into with the Coronavirus. How does AI play a role in the near term? What does the future work look like five years out when it is AI-enabled? What are some of the big areas that corporations need to think about? If you are leading or starting a company and want to know what it looks like when we are all working together productively half a decade from now, this is an interview that will be eye-opening for you. And if you are interested in finding more AI trends in whatever industry you operate in, be sure to download our PDF brief "3 Ways to Discover AI Trends in Any Sector" at emerj.com/t3