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AI For CXOs -- Redefining The Future Of Leadership In The AI Era

CXO AIArtificial intelligence is getting ubiquitous and is transforming organizations globally. AI is no longer just a technology. It is now one of the most important lenses that business leaders need to look through to identify new business models, new sources of revenue and bring in critical efficiencies in how they do businesses.

Artificial intelligence has quickly moved beyond bits and pieces of topical experiments in the innovation lab. AI needs to be woven into the fabric of business. Indeed, if you see the companies leading with AI today, one of the common denominators is that there is a strong executive focus around artificial intelligence. AI transformation can be successful when there is a strong mandate coming from the top and leaders make it a strategic priority for their enterprise.

Given AI’s importance to the enterprise, it is fair to say that AI will not only shape the future of the enterprise, but also the future for those that lead the enterprise mandate on artificial intelligence.

Curiosity and Adaptability

To lead with AI in the enterprise, top executives will need to demonstrate high levels of adaptability and agility. Leaders need to develop a mindset to harness the strategic shifts that AI will bring in an increasingly dynamic landscape of business — which will require extreme agility. Leaders that succeed in this AI era will need to be able to build capable, agile teams that can rapidly take cognizance of how AI can be a game changer in their area of business and react accordingly. Agile teams across the enterprise will be a cornerstone of better leadership in this age of AI.

Leading with AI will also require leaders to be increasingly curious. The paradigm of conducting business in this new world is evolving faster than ever. Leaders will need to ensure that they are on top of the recent developments in the dual realms of business and technology. This requires CXOs to be positively curious and constantly on the lookout for game changing solutions that can have a discernible impact on their topline and bottom-line.

Clarity of Vision

Leadership in the AI era will be strongly characterized by the strength and clarity with which leaders communicate their vision. Leaders with an inherently strong sense of purpose and an eye for details will be forged as organizations globally witness AI transformation.

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Sameer Dhanrajani
Author: Sameer DhanrajaniWebsite: https://sameerdhanrajani.wordpress.com
Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics

Sameer Dhanrajani, contributor, is Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics. Recognized within the Top 10 Influential Analytics Leaders in India, Sameer is renowned as an analytics and AI business leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation and topical approaches in the analytics and AI space. He is responsible for curating strategic roadmaps, driving investments and inorganic growth thru M&A’s, building partnerships and alliances, leading high-priority growth initiatives, and helping Fractal's clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses.

Sameer is also a renowned keynote speaker and has been a moderator on various business, leadership and topical AI and analytics themes at leading conferences. He is quoted regularly in business media and news publications. Sameer is a prolific blogger and his blog post “Demystifying digital, data analytics and decision science” is a trendsetter.