By Brad Fisher
Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominates the conversation in c-suites and boardrooms as a strategic imperative to stay relevant and competitive.
While many companies are still in the early stages of AI implementation, having only launched small or disparate experiments, the real value from AI comes when the solutions and technology are integrated into the organization.
Understanding the potential impact of integrating AI broadly into the operations of the entire enterprise — automating, accelerating and enhancing key business processes to transform at scale — is key to driving lasting competitive advantage.
In fact, according to CompTIA, from January through September of 2018, there has been a 63 percent increase in emerging technology job openings. And AI expertise is one of the top subject matter needs.
The AI deployment of integrated and scalable solutions across the business requires more than just data scientists. It takes a robust team with a range of specialized AI and business skills who can help with every stage of the process. And right now few companies seem to have the right mix needed for AI to bring strategic value to an organization.
With the surge in open AI roles on the horizon, companies are competing to build and diversify their teams to help them progress from AI pilots to integrated and scalable solutions across the business. Based on KPMG’s own AI projects and those we advise clients on, here are the top five AI jobs companies need to create/consider if they are to effectively build their AI capabilities:
The surging demand for these five AI skillsets means that it’s not easy to identify and hire these resources. But the scarcity promises to increase in the coming months and years, so business leaders are best advised to build their team with due haste.
Brad Fisher is a KPMG partner and U.S. leader of Data and Analytics and AI.