Stefanini Addresses Advances in Artificial Intelligence at the World Economic Forum in Davos

January 22, 2020 by Stefanini

Southfield, Mich., January 22, 2020 - In an article titled “Latin America: The Next Big Source of AI Talent?” Marco Stefanini, Global CEO and founder of Stefanini, reveals the advances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Latin America during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With the central theme “Stakeholders for a more cohesive and sustainable world,” the annual meeting brings together the world's leading political and economic leaders and officials from January 21-24, 2020.

On January 22, we will participate in the launch of the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), published by INSEAD, the one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in the world. This year’s GTCI theme is “Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” The event is  attended by Marco Stefanini and Felipe Monteiro, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and Academic Director of the report.

Exploring the Scope of AI

Highlighting Chapter 2 of the important global report, Marco Stefanini's article, written in partnership with Fábio Caversan, AI & Cognitive Research Director at Stefanini US, assesses the scope of Artificial Intelligence (AI) science and the application of technology in Latin America. The content also brings Marco’s vision to the current and future scenarios of this theme, which has been the focus of a widespread digital transformation.

Stefanini has continuously invested in recent years in a solid process of digital transformation, both within our own structure and in offering an efficient model to assist customers in their business change processes. We are responsible for developing various digital projects and solutions, based on customer experience and innovation. As a result of this activation, we have been experiencing consistent global growth year by year.

Focus on Latin America

The article “Latin America: The Next Great Source of AI Talent?” also mentions the global challenges of AI, with its primary focus on its articulation in Latin America. There are several Latin American countries leading AI initiatives, which are also ranked globally in terms of Artificial Intelligence development. Among other factors, the Latin America Competitiveness Index report writes that Chile and Mexico are prominent in entrepreneurship and aligned with the latest AI initiatives in the region.

In the case of Brazil, there is a defined strategy for digital transformation, which includes Artificial Intelligence and other dimensions. The government has already approved the document addressing the vision and strategic actions that will be taken to leverage digital transformation within institutions and across the economy. The plan is divided into seven main aspects: infrastructure, R&D, privacy, digital data security, education, international digital relations, digital economy and digital citizenship and government.

The report's rating system considers, for example, country developments in governance, infrastructure and data, skills and education, government and public services, reinforcing innovation capacity in this sector. It also points to the need for manpower training and teams’ preparation to act in the entire ecosystem that makes up Artificial Intelligence.

Leadership Potential

“We strongly believe that this unique moment offers a historic opportunity for Latin America to become a global leader in the development and delivery of Artificial Intelligence technology. Therefore, it is essential that we assume this role and undertake more and more, and with the agility that today needs not to be out of this relevant movement that will put us at an exponential level,” Marco said.

INSEAD professor Felipe Monteiro said, “Talent competition, and labour markets in general, have started to be impacted by the rise of AI and this trend will not diminish. Business leaders around the world must not only see the potential of AI; but its pitfalls to mitigate and anticipate changes in the labour market. Keeping a close connection with human talent and offering training and up-skilling opportunities would allow new opportunities to form, bringing about ‘AI for good’ as well as create limitless possibilities through the talent/AI equation.”

Partnership

The result of a partnership between Stefanini and INSEAD  is that we promote, from March 28 to April 4 of this year, the 3rd class of the Leadership Transformation Program, held at INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus in France. Leadership Transformation offers senior leaders a knowledge process in the collaborative pursuit of innovation and digital transformation.

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