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Welcome to the hello, Human podcast where we will discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence and how it’s being applied in the real world. Our mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise.

hello, Human. Jon Knisley

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Welcome to the hello, Human podcast where we will discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence and how it’s being applied in the real world. Our mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise.

    Episode 4 - Building a Resilient Digital Core

    Episode 4 - Building a Resilient Digital Core

    Welcome to the “hello, Human” podcast, a show about AI solutions, advancements in technology, and about the leaders in the tech industry.
    In this episode, we explore the building blocks to developing a resilient digital core, and how automation helps businesses manage through a crisis. Today’s guests are Abhinav Kolhe, Head of Technology for Intelligent Automation at Cognizant, and Sudhakar Pemmaraju, North American Head for the Digital Strategy & Operations Transformation Consulting Practice at Cognizant. Maintaining continuity and managing through change is an existential challenge, as business processes experience enormous demand spikes. By using process mining to more effectively orchestrate process automation, companies can address both near- and longer-term operational challenges.
    Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. The company’s unique industry-based, consultative approach helps many of the best-known organizations in every industry and geography envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Cognizant believes that the opportunity presented by technology has never been greater, and because of that opportunity, the company will continue to collaborate with clients to modernize their businesses, making everyday life ever better for them, their customers and the communities they serve.
    Talking Points:

    Hyperautomation’s key characteristics and components
    Building resiliency through hyperautomation
    Current environment and use cases
    Building blocks for a resilient digital core

    Resources/Links: 

    Cassie Kozyrkov, Google DI - https://twitter.com/quaesita
    MIT’s The Download - https://forms.technologyreview.com/the-download/
    Cognizant - https://www.cognizant.com/
    FortressIQ – https://www.fortressiq.com

    • 19 min
    Episode 3 - Rebooting Data-to-Decisions Initiatives

    Episode 3 - Rebooting Data-to-Decisions Initiatives

    Welcome to the “hello, Human” podcast, a show about AI solutions, advancements in technology, and about the leaders in the tech industry. In this episode, we're going to explore the building blocks to developing a resilient digital core, and how automation helps businesses manage through a crisis. Today’s guest is Doug Henschen, the Vice President and Principal Analyst of Constellation Research. Today Doug will be offering the analyst viewpoint concerning the role of process orchestration in helping companies manage new information, closed-loop analytics, the best integration of technology in both online-based and brick-and-mortar companies, as well as his view of the trends in human-agent teaming.
    With the on-going return to business, leading organizations continue to pursue digital transformation and innovation goals even as they seek efficiencies and optimization. These initiatives depend on data, often data at scale, and technology optimization to meet target objectives and achieve the target future state. 
    Doug Henschen is Vice President and Principal Analyst focusing on data-driven decision making at Constellation Research Inc.. Henschen’s Data-to-Decisions research examines how organizations employ data analysis to reimagine their business models and gain a deeper understanding of their customers. His research also acknowledges that innovative applications of data analysis requires a multi-disciplinary approach starting with information and orchestration technologies, business intelligence, data-visualization, analytics, NoSQL and big-data analysis, third-party data enrichment, and decision-management technologies. Henschen has a Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University and has been in this field for almost 20 years.
    Talking Points:

    An introduction to the firm and Doug’s research focus
    The role of process orchestration in helping companies manage new information
    The challenges of closed-loop analytics 
    Real-world stories about consulting with different industries
    Prognosis trends around the issue of human-agent teaming and partnership
    The resources Doug uses to stay informed in the world of consulting and data analysis 

    Resources/Links:
    Constellation Research
    Constellation Research Business Transformation 150
    DisrupTV
    Datanami
    KDnuggets
    FortressIQ

    • 22 min
    Episode 2 - Turning Talent into Competitive Advantage

    Episode 2 - Turning Talent into Competitive Advantage

    Welcome to the “hello, Human” podcast, a show about AI solutions, advancements in technology, and about the leaders in the tech industry. In this episode, we're going to explore the building blocks to developing a resilient digital core, and how automation helps businesses manage through a crisis. With me today is Kamal Ahluwalia from Eightfold. Together we are going to explore the current state and future state of turning talent into a competitive advantage for companies. People are really the backbone for any organization, and it's not an accident when we talk about the golden triangle of people, process, and technology that people are first.
    Employment is the backbone of our society, and everyone deserves the right job. Today, you get the job based on who you might know and not what you are capable of doing. Tomorrow, AI-enabled technology will transform how high-performing companies acquire and manage talent.
    Talking Points:

    Who is Kamal Ahluwalia and what does Eightfold do?
    How can AI technology help veterans? 
    Can AI technology help with unemployment?
    Social justice, diversity and inclusion and how AIs can remove bias
    AI and remote work and school
    Transformation fatigue 

    Resources/Links:
    Website: FortressIQ
    Website: Eightfold.AI
    Apple News
    Twitter: @kahluzalia

    • 27 min
    Episode 1 - The Four Realities of Transformation

    Episode 1 - The Four Realities of Transformation

    Welcome to the “hello, Human” podcast, a show about AI solutions, advancements in technology, and about the leaders in the tech industry.  Our guest today is Pankaj Chowdhry the founder and CEO of Fortress IQ.
    Organizations on the transformation journey should take the counterintuitive approach of embracing both change and the status quo. The key to the speed, and success of a transformation program lies in figuring out how to leverage components of the existing, while delivering change.
    This show is supported by FortressIQ, whose mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise.
    Subscribe now, wherever you find podcasts so you don't miss any of the tips, strategies, or tales from the front lines of the submerging and rapidly evolving technology that is impacting how every one of us lives, works, and plays. 
    Talking Points:

    Is there a darker side of AI?
    Exploring the ideal blend of AI-human integration
    The Four Realities of Transformation

    Your processes aren’t going away
    Your IT systems aren’t going away
    Your people aren’t going away
    Your organization’s structure isn’t going away


    Resources/Links:
    Website: FortressIQ
    arXiv sanity
    Farnam Street blog 
    Farnam Street podcast

    • 16 min
    Promo Teaser

    Promo Teaser

    Welcome to the “hello, Human” podcast, a show about AI solutions, advancements in technology, and about the leaders in the tech industry. In this teaser, host John Knisley talks about his background, an explanation of his philosophy on AI & how it can impact society, and what you can look forward to in the first season of Hello, Human.

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    This show is supported by FortressIQ, whose mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise.

    Subscribe now, wherever you find podcasts so you don't miss any of the tips, strategies, or tales from the front lines of the submerging and rapidly evolving technology that is impacting how every one of us lives, works, and plays. 

    Talking Points:

    What is “hello, Human”?
    What to expect from this podcast
    What is our philosophy on technology
    The story behind the name “hello, Human”
    The formatting of episodes

    Resources/Links:

    Website: FortressIQ

    Full Episode Transcript:

    Welcome to the hello, Human. podcast where we are going to discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence, and how it's being applied in the real world. 

    Subscribe now wherever you find podcasts so you don't miss any of the tips, strategies, or tales from the front lines of this emerging and rapidly evolving technology that is impacting how every one of us lives, works, and plays. 

    The show is supported by FortressIQ, whose mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise. 

    My name is Jon Knisley, and I'm your host for the hello, Human. podcast. I've been a technologist my entire career working at the intersection of business and IT bringing first-in-class technologies to some of the largest enterprises in the world. From a shelf-scanning application to verify product placement for a CPG company, to automatically assessing world quality for an automobile manufacturer, I've had a front-row seat to how emerging AI can deliver value for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

    This season on hello, Human., we're going to be talking with the leading builders, explorers, and warriors of AI solutions that are having an impact today, and making a difference in their companies or with their clients. Upcoming episodes tackle a framework for establishing a resilient digital core, tactics to guarantee privacy in the age of AI, when AI will finally disrupt biopharma, and planning for human-bot teaming. I can promise much, much more. 

    Generally, hello, Human. will provide a more utopian view of technology, and the impact it can have on our work and society. We're not Pollyannas, but we've been through enough cycles and around the block enough times to have developed a favorable view of what technology can accomplish. Because we're biologically programmed to look for danger, it's easy to fear what the futur

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