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Me and Element AI!

Me & AI: (Nov 2, 2017) It is with great joy and pleasure that I have joined Element AI as EVP, Chief Product & Strategy Officer. The mindful deployment of AI at enterprises has been a lifelong passion and journey for me. Element AI is the perfect place to see my dreams come true. Working…

Why is Enterprise AI so HOT Now?

It is due to the confluence of six factors: 1. Mega Data 2. Compute Availability 3. Focused AI 4. Need For Speed 5. Play or become obsolete 6. Culture of Agility There has never been a more exciting time for artificial intelligence in enterprises. In working with enterprises of various sizes in different verticals across…

Alexa is NOT AI!

Every day in tech discussions, someone will mention that they are so thrilled to have AI running in their homes. When excitedly I inquire what they mean, the response is always the same: Alexa of course! Wrong. Basic ground rules: 1. At this time Alexa (voice) provided by the Echo hardware is a conversation layer…

Ultimatum OR A Mindful Strategic Plan?

Regarding this article: IBM tells thousands of remote employees to come back to office or find new jobs No question that to build and sustain a winning corporate culture, it is better if people have face to face interactions. However, the company has the responsibility to: 1. Explain and justify the radical change in decision…

LeBron & Curry – Great Athletes But More Importantly Great Leaders

This week as we all watch Game 1 of the playoffs between the Cavs and GSW, one thing is certain: We will be watching LeBron and Curry make magic. In sports like in business, it is all about HOW you lead, set the pace, lead by example and make the impossible become possible. Yes, these…

Data Science Is Not AI and It Is Not Machine Learning

Data Science is not AI and it is not Machine Learning: Here is what I am thinking about AI and the enterprise: 1. Almost on a daily basis I am meeting with, reached out by and running into companies that are calling themselves AI and Machine Learning companies. Almost none are . Almost all are…