Keys to Business Transformation & Launching Successful A.I. Strategies w/ Shervin Khodabandeh @BCG (Episode 106) #Datatalk

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In this week’s #DataTalk, we chat with Shervin Khodabandeh from Boston Consulting Group about digital transformation and ways to effectively launch AI strategies in your organization.  In this episode, he shares:

  • Why it’s vital to understand your core business problems and business drivers
  • Advice for leaders who want to lead business transformation
  • Why it’s important to understand the interconnectedness of different business disciplines
  • Keys to getting stakeholder buy-in on AI projects
  • Why it’s important to constantly challenge assumptions
  • Steps for making business decisions when you don’t have enough data
  • Why it’s important to find comfort in ambiguity
  • Career advice for data scientists who want to move into leadership roles
  • H.R. strategies for developing a career track for data scientists
  • Insights from his latest global executive study on AI at MIT Sloan Management Review

Make sure to check out his article: How to Win with Artificial Intelligence.

About Shervin Khodabandeh

Shervin Khodabandeh co-leads Boston Consulting Group’s AI business in North America. He helps clients get real impact from AI and analytics by working with them to articulate and drive a bold ambition and to build game-changing capabilities to transform their businesses.

Shervin has nearly 20 years of experience in driving business impact form AI and digital and analytics. He has worked with premier brands across the globe in consumer, retail, financial services, travel, energy, and health care.

Shervin is an expert in organization-wide analytics transformation. He has helped numerous companies devise their analytics strategy, drive growth and margin through analytics solutions, and build strong internal teams and capabilities.

Prior to joining BCG, Shervin helped co-found a pure play big data analytics firm, Opera Solutions, where he was the global head of consulting. He was also previously an engagement manager at Mitchel Madison Group, a global consultancy, and has been on the advisory board of several tech and startup firms.

Shervin earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from U.C.L.A.

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