How to compete in the age of AI: - 18 Feb 2020 18:00 – 18 Feb 2020 21:00

In this Nesta talks to, we’ll be rethinking how businesses compete and operate in the era of artificial intelligence.

Join Harvard Business School experts, professors Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, to find out how to reinvent businesses around data analytics and artificial intelligence. In this conversation they will reveal research, from Airbnb to Ant Financial, Microsoft to Amazon, that shows how AI-driven processes are vastly more scalable than traditional processes, allowing for massive scope increase. This is what allows companies to straddle industry boundaries, and create powerful opportunities for learning. Ultimately, they argue, this is what can drive ever more accurate, complex, and sophisticated predictions.

If you’re interested in digital transformation and innovation in business, this is an unmissable evening. For any business professional looking to succeed in this evolving environment, Marco and Karim will describe new challenges and responsibilities facing the leaders of both digital and traditional firms, as well as offering an essential guide to the future of AI and business.

Your ticket includes a drink.

About the speakers

Marco Iansiti

Marco Iansiti is the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he also heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative. He is an expert on digital innovation and transformation and studies the strategy, business models, and innovation processes of organizations such as Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Walmart, AT&T, Amazon, and Google. He is the cofounder of Keystone Strategy, a strategy and economics consulting firm, and advises a variety of Fortune 500 companies on digital strategies and transformation.

Karim R. Lakhani

Karim R. Lakhani is the Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration and the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Fellow at Harvard Business School. He specializes in technology, management, innovation, crowdsourcing, and the digital transformation of companies and industries. He is the founder and codirector of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, the principal investigator at the NASA Tournament Laboratory, the faculty cofounder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative, and the cofounder and codirector of the Harvard Business Analytics Program. He advises both companies and government agencies on their innovation strategies and serves on the board of directors of Mozilla Corporation as well as on the boards of several AI-based startups.