The AI-Savvy Leader
David De Cremer
Nine Ways to Take Back Control and Make AI Work
AI is coming fast and will affect every part of a business, including the role of the leader. And up until now, leaders have largely ceded their role in the transformation—pushing determination of strategy out to tech teams and leaving investment decisions with groups that don’t have a full view of the organization. Just when responsible leadership is more imperative than ever, leaders are not stepping up to understand and execute in the new world of human-machine collaboration. A generation of AI transformation failures awaits if leaders don’t connect their use of AI to their strategies.
This session will help leaders retake control of the wildly rapid deployment of AI across organizations. It outlines cleanly and concisely nine actions leaders need to take to successfully steward a transition to a more AI-centric future that will lead to growth for all—companies and workers—and avoid the kinds of mistakes that author David De Cremer has seen many early adopters already make.
The book is not about AI technology itself or the latest developments in machine learning, but rather a clarion call for leaders to take their rightful place at the front of the AI revolution and lead their organization into the new world.
David De Cremer is dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and the founder and director of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He is the NUS representative for the scientific committee at AI Singapore, with a focus on AI governance. He is a member of EY’s advisory board, guiding the development of their AI lab, and the author of Leadership by Algorithm and Huawei: Leadership, Culture, and Connectivity. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other outlets.