#6 – Matt Meier on Digital Transformation

In AI Simplified Episode 6, Matt Meier and Amjad Hussain discuss Digital Transformation in Organizations.

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0:00 Introduction
2:09 Digital transformation in business
4:14 Common challenges with data
6:10 Data as an asset & cracking the data code
8:08 Preparation of data for model building
8:53 Companies don’t feel “BI Rich”
10:44 Democratizing Data to become BI Rich
12:21 Starting & planning the BI Rich Journey
13:10 Organizing people to gather insights on data
14:26 Role of Business Analyst
17:26 Understanding the consumer
19:25 Living through COVID in the workplace & supply chain
27:05 Organizational playbooks for COVID-like volatility events
31:48 Building high quality simulations & scenario modeling
36:06 Void in the market / data platforms today have limited capabilities
40:48 There is a market need for a platform provider with data science
43:10 Simulations can’t run for a long time
43:52 Learning how to implement digital transformation
45:54 Creativity & innovation models
49:24 Driverless cars & AI limitations
53:38 UFOs & aliens

Why a podcast about human-centered AI?

People are either talking about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, etc. in a very technical way or not at all. Having studied Computer Science and Advanced Analytics and created an AI – advanced analytics supply chain company, I understand first-hand how valuable the field is, but not everyone does. I want to change that. We can all learn principles of AI and implement them in very practical ways. Whether you want to automate a part of your business or create a new business altogether, AI can help you. My goal through this podcast is to simplify AI.

Calling it a podcast gives you a broad understanding of how we’ll communicate, but the format will be much more engaging than just audio. However, you can listen to AI Simplified like a traditional podcast too.

Amjad Hussain
Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo

About the host

portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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