CXOTalk
CXOTalk
Nov 24, 2022
Business Transformation: How to Become an AI Company?
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#digitaltransformation #businesstransformation #enterpriseai

On this episode of CXOTalk, Dr. Karim R. Lakhani from the Harvard Business School explains how established organizations can develop the enterprise AI, digital transformation strategy, and leadership capabilities needed to transform and compete in a cloud-based world.

Dr. Lakhani is the co-founder and chair of the Digital, Data & Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard, founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, and the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory. He is also the co-founder & co-chair of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, a university-wide online program transforming executives into data-savvy leaders.

The discussion includes these topics:

About Karim Lakhani at the Harvard Business School
● On AI business strategy
● On the historical uniqueness of AI transformation
● On the importance of ecosystems and data in being competitive with enterprise AI
● On practical advice for business process transformation and AI
● On the challenge of enterprise architecture strategy and transformation with AI
● On marketing personalization using data and algorithms
● On the business process challenges of digital transformation
● On the challenge of bias in AI datasets
● On economic displacements caused by AI
● Advice for business leaders

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Karim R. Lakhani is the Dorothy & Michael Hintze Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is the co-founder and chair of the Digital, Data & Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard, founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, and the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory. He is also the co-founder & co-chair of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, a university-wide online program transforming executives into data-savvy leaders.

Karim has published over 150 scholarly articles and case studies and is known for his original scholarship on open innovation and has pioneered the use of field experiments to help solve innovation-related challenges while simultaneously generating rigorous research in partnership with organizations like NASA, Harvard Catalyst, and The Broad Institute. He co-authored Competing in the Age of AI (2020), an award-winning book published by the Harvard Business Review Press. He has developed six online-courses that have educated thousands of executives on AI strategy, technology-driven transformation, and entrepreneurship.

Karim is an advisor to senior executives at leading companies. He serves as an Academic Partner at Flagship Pioneering, member of the Board of Directors of Mozilla Corporation and VIDEA Health, and an advisor to several AI-based startups. He is the co-founder of Aspire Institute, a non-profit that aims to transform the lives of first-in-family college students worldwide.

Karim was awarded his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds an SM degree in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in Canada. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship and a doctoral fellowship from Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
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