VIDEO: Why data is the differentiator in the era of GenAI

A fireside chat between Sally Eaves, host of Tomorrow's Tech Today, and Carol Wilder, VP of ISG for Dell Technologies.

AI is freeing up the capacity to do creative things.  You’re reusing your data; you’re freeing up capacity of your engineers or your marketing people. And I think that’s the power of data, the power of generative AI- is making people a lot more productive, probably a lot happier, in terms of reimagining their jobs, and I think that’s absolutely fascinating from an organizational standpoint. – Carol Wilder, VP of product management for the infrastructure solutions group (ISG), Dell Technologies

In this episode of Tomorrow’s Tech Today, host Sally Eaves speaks with Carol Wilder, vice president of ISG product management for Dell Technologies about the value of data in achieving success in organizations. Wilder explains how organizations can leverage their large caches of data to optimize emerging technology like generative AI for business transformation, efficiency, and cycle time improvement.

To get the right GenAI solution, companies need to understand the scope of their data, the necessary use cases, identify the problems they want to solve, and determine the data they have traditionally used.  Wilder and Eaves discuss GenAI and skills, infrastructure, and how to leverage data for innovation in the GenAI space for optimal business outcomes.

In this video:
  • Generative AI and its potential for business transformation (0:07)
  • Leveraging data reimagination for digital transformation. (1:50)
  • AI, data, and business transformation (7:27)
  • Generative AI, skills accessibility, and workload choices (12:54)
  • AI infrastructure and model development. (18:55)
  • Leveraging AI, consultation, and education for successful change management. (24:32)
  • Leveraging data for innovation in the GenAI space (30:12)
Guest List

Professor Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’. She is an international advocate for opening access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived, alongside scaling the application of emergent technology as an enabler for business transformation and social good. Sally is also Social Impact lead for the Hult Prize and contributes to parliamentary policy thought leadership. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is now leading major initiatives in this area, including presenting at Davos and leading events worldwide.

Sally also brings a depth of experience from both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Advanced Technologies and as a Global Strategic Advisor. She specializes in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit. Sally works globally with leading-edge disruptors, governments, academia and leading corporate institutions to apply her expertise for achieving sustainable competitive advantage alongside purpose-driven change. A senior policy advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies, she is also actively researching cybersecurity advances from enterprise to SME.

Sally is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an award-winning international keynote speaker, author and external expert with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines, digital transformation, future of work and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has recently been ranked 8th in the World in Blockchain impact and is continually ranked in the top 10 for digital disruption and across frontier technology subjects.

Carol Wilder is the VP for Product Management – Cross Platform Software/Solutions in ISG. Carol most recently headed a multi-faceted product team at Puppet that encompassed product management, UX, corporate research and community engagement. Puppet provided products and solutions in the devops and devsecops spaces. Prior to Puppet Carol held a variety of roles in strategy, engineering and marketing at Intel and Amazon. She began her career in the semiconductor test industry.

Carol currently lives in Portland, OR. She gives back in a few ways – she is a member of Chief, a network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders and their aspirations and enrich, which provides practical conversations for leadership. Additionally, she is on the board and volunteers at Rose Haven, Portland’s only day shelter and community center specifically serving women, children, and gender-diverse people. She also travels and attends Timbers’ games and adult children.

This content is part of the GenAI Expert Series that aims to untangle the hype from the reality of GenAI with practical discussions on how to approach its application within your organization. To learn more about how to create a data-driven innovation process, click here.

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