We Can Play in the AI arena
Phil Hauck, chair of BACC’s Economic Transformation/Disruption Signals Team 

While our area has fallen behind on efforts toward economic transformation, the signals tell us we’re in a great position now to be a real player. Our Economic Transformation Signals team has been following:

  • changes in strategic diversity 
  • the evolution of higher education 
  • the increasing impact of women 
  • increasing relevant skills 
  • increasing entrepreneurism/innovation
  • artificial intelligence (AI) and the role of evolving technologies

That final area - artificial intelligence - has been my focus.
The first effort to take advantage of technology, though, isn’t technological. It’s KNOWING YOUR CUSTOMER’S OPPORTUNITIES for greater effectiveness in your area of expertise! Or, put another way, to know your customer’s customer.