The Hidden Edge Club brings together the city’s most innovative and forward thinking leaders from some of the worlds largest and most important companies. Our mission is to give our members a competitive edge by identifying hidden insights buried within their organisation’s information sets. We meet quarterly in some of London’s most exclusive venues to discuss timely market challenges faced by our members and explore strategy options & best practices.
AI is already a success story, with Google’s AI recently slashing 40% off the company’s energy costs. Fear it or love it, everyone is going AI mad – twice as many articles mentioned AI in 2016 than in 2015. And, with $30B invested by tech giants over the same period, market incumbents are starting to fear they’ll be left behind. So, why then are some forward-looking IT Leaders holding off from AI strategy?
In reality, AI is a big mouthful to chew. Even the concept is misinterpreted with many wrongly defining advanced algorithms as AI. The next challenge is figuring out if AI is worth it. AI research and implementation is not cheap. And, for every problem AI solves, it disrupts your organisation’s status quo: from workforce confidence to the well-established relationship with your customers. While consumers expect Google and digital giants to push technological and privacy boundaries, they are much more sensitive when it comes to traditional companies.
The Hidden Edge Club meets regularly to discuss major challenges to decision makers across a variety of sectors. On the 3rd October, the Club will come together at the Charlotte Street Hotel to share insights and drive debate. On this occasion, we’re exploring the future of AI; how companies can ensure effective AI strategies and how to establish AI-readiness.
If you’re interested in hearing your peers’ experiences in AI Strategy we’d be delighted for you to join us. We’ll be meeting at 6:30PM for introductory drinks and networking before moving into the private dining area for our discussion over a three-course meal. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine after dining, with carriages bringing the evening to a close at roughly 9:30PM.