Amy Shuen, internationally recognized Yale, Harvard, Berkeley-trained strategy and digital innovation economics professor.

We will analyze how a powerful set of technology capabilities and proven use cases, available only in the past few years, have created a “playbook” of strategies for industry innovators. These AI-Blockchain-Cloud-Data (ABCD) strategies have allowed technology-savvy players—Amazon, Ant Financial, Credit Karma, Ping An, Dianrong and others–to “spin the AI-Data Flywheel”. More data and AI insights lead to better products, more users and better customer experience, leading to more data and so on, creating momentum and positive network effects. We will focus on the financial services sector to highlight advances in combinatorial learning economies and the disruption of traditional ecosystems.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop and evaluate Applied AI-Blockchain-Cloud-Data business models
  • Design and architect an AI-enabled initiative using Google Sprint techniques
  • Pitch your team’s AI-first MVP (minimum viable product) using Lean Startup techniques and the Business Model Canvas

Who should take this course?
The target audience are those who want a strategic business and cutting-edge technology perspective on how and where the AI-Data Flywheel is fundamentally transforming industries. The class combines (1) Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia-based case analysis and discussion, (2) small group exercises, (3) hands-on experience developing & evaluating Applied AI strategies and business models (3) perspective on the longer term impact of Applied AI capabilities on industries and ecosystems.