As Innovation Advisors, an important part of our work is ensuring that clients understand the future, and identify critical uncertainties and understand emerging opportunities, markets, customer segments and threats with enough time and information to act. We use foresighting best practices and a structured methodology to overcome the uncertainty our clients face when preparing for the future.
Exploring the future of intelligent systems
In October, we condensed our foresighting approach into an immersive two-day workshop – SPRINGBOARD - that explored the future of intelligent systems. We collaborated with IRI to schedule visionaries and thought leaders to share their perspectives on what the future of intelligent systems means for organizations. Former General Manager and Vice President of Saffron Artificial Intelligence Group at Intel Corporation Gayle Sheppard, and IBM’s Chief Economist Martin Fleming shared their views on how attendees can predict opportunities and identify threats that emerging technologies present. Brian Bergstein, contributing editor at MIT Technology Review, argued that the truly intelligent system – the one that really matters – is our own organization, enlightened by advanced computing but always cognizant of its limitations and structured accordingly. Robbie Allen, CEO of Infinia ML; Richard Boyd, CEO of Tanjo Inc.; and David Baltaxe, chief intelligence officer of Unanimous AI hosted sessions where they shared their experiences with emerging technologies.
How will intelligent systems reshape your business?
RTI’s SPRINGBOARD conference provided me with a realistic understanding of how extensive the impact of intelligent systems will be across all my organizational functions. Every department - marketing, customer service, finance, research and development, human resources, etc - must be ready for intelligent systems. I walked away from SPRINGBOARD with a plan for how I will speak with my organization about the future of intelligent systems and what we need to be doing internally. As important, I expanded my professional network to include others who are addressing similar issues in their organizations, and whom I can reach out to for advice.”
Chief Innovation Officer
Global Materials Company