episode 767

Driving Practical Progress on Your AI Journey with Digi-Key and Baker Tilly CIOs

Ramesh Babu is the CIO at Digi-Key Electronics, the fourth largest electronic components distributor in North America with annual revenue of $2.4 billion. Prior to Digi-Key, Ramesh held roles at Target, Lexmark International, and also as a consultant at Oracle. Allen Smith is the CIO at Baker Tilly, the global professional services firm providing advisory tax and assurance services to enterprises across the globe. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Allen held various IT leadership roles. May 15, 2023

767: Our latest episode features a panel from our Metis Strategy Digital Symposium in May 2023 where Ramesh and Allen speak about driving practical progress on your AI journey. Ramesh explains his methods to educate talent within the company on the latest advancements in AI, measuring the value of AI use cases, and reigning in the bespoke AI applications across the company into a single vision or strategy around artificial intelligence. Allen shares how he cuts through the noise and the hype around AI to pursue practical applications of the technology, leverages AI to navigate talent shortages, and focuses on understanding the foundational data being fed into the AI model.

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This episode is sponsored by Quantiphi.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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