Digital Strategy, Operating Models & Technology Implementation Insight
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To incorporate a software delivery capability, your team should thrive on adopting new technology, practices, and processes. There are three primary ways companies can do this effectively, as we explore in this Advisor.
While the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) are incredibly useful and offer business and government the opportunity to solve knotty problems, a common question is, “Does this capability pose threats to humans?” Are the sci-fi scenarios of malevolent robots or killer software programs a real concern?
In this Advisor, we discuss several steps senior leaders and managers need to take to avoid the curse of ignoring the need for transformation that afflicted incumbents like Borders and Blockbuster.
Most organizations will start with a shell of an IRP and then start filling in the operational details. Typically, this effort begins with a security incident where the response goes horribly wrong. In this Advisor, we describe some of the task areas that add the most value to an organization.
While the world is enjoying the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution, the risks to businesses from cyber threats are increasing in both sophistication and frequency. What can business leaders do to strengthen their resilience to cyber threats? Leaders must first recognize that the risks in the digital space present as real a threat to the success of the business as do the more familiar risks in the physical world. To build effective digital resilience, leaders must adopt a C-suite response, embracing both robust technology and organizational culture approaches.
Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Paul Clermont describes some of the impact that AI has had at the boundaries of commercial organizations and public policy in an article aptly entitled, “Who Knew THAT Would Happen?” Those of us who have experienced unintended consequences of other technologies will want to answer “anybody” but should remind ourselves that some may not have the memory of prior years, and that hindsight is perfect. Clermont explores how to identify possible unintended consequences in advance and proposes countermeasures to negative unintended consequences in the form of design principles and public policies.
Cutter Consortium Fellow Lynne Ellyn recounts her experiences with AI technology in the real world, surveys the current landscape, and identifies key nontechnical issues that companies are likely to face when deploying AI-based systems.
As AI becomes more visible as a corporate strategic tool, organizations will have to incorporate issues surrounding AI as part of corporate strategy. Pavankumar Mulgund and Sam Marrazzo help us by providing a framework for developing an AI strategy. The authors discuss the “minimum viable model” approach to the development of the underlying AI/ML models, along with the platform on which these models run and the inevitable tradeoffs. They conclude their piece by examining some best practices for the successful implementation of AI initiatives.