Seth Earley has a new book called “The AI-Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster and More Profitable” set to be released in April 2020.
The AI-Powered Enterprise examines two fundamental questions: First, how will the future be different as a result of artificial intelligence? And second, what must companies do to stake their claim on that future?
When the Web came along in the mid-90s, it transformed the behavior of customers and remade whole industries. Now, as part of its promise to bring revolutionary change in untold ways to human activity, artificial intelligence—AI—is about to create another complete transformation in how companies create and deliver value to customers. But despite the billions spent so far on bots and other tools, AI continues to stumble. Why can’t it magically use all the data organizations generate to make them run faster and better? Because something is missing.
AI works only when it understands the soul of the business. An ontology is a holistic digital model of every piece of information that matters to the business, from processes to products to people, and it’s what makes the difference between the promise of AI and delivering on that promise.
Business leaders who want to catch the AI wave—rather than be crushed by it—need to read The AI-Powered Enterprise. The book is the first to combine a sophisticated explanation of how AI works with a practical approach to applying AI to the problems of business, from customer experience to business operations to product development.
Seth Earley is the founder and CEO of Earley Information Science. He has developed advanced information management strategies for a wide variety of organizations including Fidelity Investments, Progress Software, the Internal Revenue Service, Progress Software, Abbott Laboratories, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Plymouth Rock Insurance, Gartner Group and others. His work has included projects for the IBM Office of the CIO to develop new application architectures and refine system performance for a worldwide deployment, and for GE to assist business unit leaders in architecting the GE Capital Virtual Boardroom which spanned 30 plus business units. He has also developed process analysis and solution architecture courses and workshops that he has taught worldwide to a large variety of industries and developed the enterprise information architecture and application of metadata standards for a large US government agency. He is co-author of “Practical Knowledge Management” which focuses on taxonomy and information architecture as the foundation for knowledge processes. He has a unique combination of business savvy, technical capabilities and the ability to bring people together to see a common vision during his working sessions.
Seth’s additional credentials include:
- Founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum, former adjunct professor at Northeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in Knowledge Management Infrastructure and E-Business Strategy
- Former Co-Chair of the Metadata Committee, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Education and Outreach for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
- Leader of workshops for senior executives about aligning information management strategy with measurable business outcomes
- Developer of information strategy programs for clients in health care, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries