Competing with Data and AI Challenge

April 21, 2020

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Many companies today use data analytics or AI to create and capture value. For this assignment, please choose a company that uses data analytics or AI in a creative way to drive value creation, value capture, or its operating model.

You may focus on use of data analytics or AI to create new products or services, or you may focus on the use of data analytics or AI within the process of some part of its current business. Describe the current challenges and opportunities the company faces in this deployment. Then recommend changes the company needs to make to address these challenges or take advantages of these opportunities. While you should devote most of the space to value creation, please consider the value capture strategy as well.

Assignment

Create an approximately 750-word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6 p.m. on April 21. (To make it interesting, please stay away from well-known big data/AI companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.)

Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per assignment. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos, and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class.

Submitted (78)

Walmart – An omni-channel vision with data as its core
DA
Posted on April 21, 2020 at 2:53 am
Walmart is striving to be the leader of omni-channel strategy in retail. Data is at the center of this vision. Walmart is leveraging both internal data (e.g. in-store data, online data) as well as external data (e.g. social media, weather, [...]
AstraZeneca: AI in Drug Discovery & Development
Partha Ray
Last modified on April 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm
Currently, it takes a staggering 10-15 years and costs $2.6 billion to develop a new drug, and an astonishing proportion of this is lost in the 90% of candidates that fail. AstraZeneca is one of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical companies [...]
COCA COLA LEVERAGES DATA ANALYTICS TO DRIVE INNOVATION
Ulunma
Last modified on April 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm
Given the size of its operations, Coca Cola generates a substantial amount of data across its value chain – including sourcing, production, distribution, sales and customer feedback. Over the years, the company has embraced Big Data to drive its business [...]
Chorus.ai: Conversational Intelligence
PZ
Posted on April 20, 2020 at 10:21 pm
Your phone just rang. It was from a salesperson of XYZ company who was trying to sell you a product, but all you hear was his monotone voice. You hung up, frustrated by the thirty seconds you just wasted. On [...]
Beli: Knowing What Your Belly Wants
Jesse Bendit
Posted on April 21, 2020 at 8:50 am
In the past, searching for new restaurants has required outbound search by consumers. Beli is changing this by using data and matching algorithms to instead automatically generate unique restaurant options for it's users, giving users personalized recommendations without the typical [...]