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Boosting your Business Performance with Decision Intelligence

On the one hand, according to McKinsey, an S&P 500 company currently loses an average of $250M per year on ineffective decision-making processes. On the other hand, according to Signal, companies could unleash $4.26 trillion per year by leveraging technology to support their decisions. This webinar will discuss the main issues companies currently face with decision-making and how Decision Intelligence can help solve them. We will also discuss the critical components of Decision Intelligence technology and the critical success factors in implementing them.

May 24, 2022 - 8 am PT

Decision Agility - How Decision Intelligence Breaks Through Current Operational Latency

In an increasingly uncertain and complex reality, businesses have grown organizationally siloed and their technology architectures fragmented. Despite data visibility and analytics improvements, decision making is often inaccurate and reactive, and leaders struggle to keep up with the speed of decision making required. Decision Intelligence, supported by AI, breaks the glass ceiling of decision accuracy and speed by addressing three common industry challenges: Broad access to data, Accurate Data Analysis, and Decision Execution itself. In doing so, companies that adopt Decision Intelligence significantly increase their business agility.

June 28, 2022 - 8 am PT

What is Decision Intelligence?

The topic of Decision Intelligence is emerging, pulling together several new and existing technologies and focusing them on an augmented future world. But what does it mean and how is it defined? Come join us for a discussion with the Aera GM for Customer Success as we explore what this new landscape looks like and how companies are thinking about Decision Intelligence.

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What is the Future of Work in a Decision Intelligence World?

What does the future workforce and governance structure look like in a world as decisions are increasingly being automated? Who are the people we need to cultivate for the future? Come join a discussion with the Aera Chief Strategy Officer as we discuss how organizations are embracing new models like Human-in-the-Loop and Human-on-the-loop, and what role people play in Decision Intelligence. We'll also discuss what profiles we need to add to our strategic hiring plans.

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The Future of Digital Control Towers in a Cognitive World

In a world shifting to Decision Intelligence, are Control Towers still relevant? Come join the conversation and learn how they actually play a critical role – when done correctly. Digital Control Towers can be an easy way to evolve an organization towards Decision Intelligence, quickly by lighting up a Digital Control Tower, while also laying the groundwork for Decision Intelligence with fully automatic recommendations.

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How are Companies Leading Decision Intelligence?

5 years ago, Decision Intelligence was a completely new field, but today some of the largest organizations have deployed it across global teams and at large scale. Come join us in a discussion with the Aera GM for Customer Success as we explore how these companies started and evolved their journey, with an eye towards the lessons companies can learn and use. We'll discuss both the tactical need for organizations to prove short term value while putting in place disruptive technologies that will open up new business models and faster decision cycles in the future.

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The Future of Planning in the Age of Decision Intelligence

The new digital reality has fundamentally changed the business world. Yet planning in most organizations, strategic, operational, or tactical, remains stuck in the 90s, posing a massive risk to performance. The process and the tools used for planning operate on a dated model where the variables are relatively predictable and stable (e.g., Demand for a product). But in today's VUCA reality, this cannot be any farther from the truth. Organizations address this by throwing more people into the problem, which unfortunately is not sustainable.
Join this session to: a) Understand the challenges in traditional planning b) Learn about ways to build agility in planning to deliver on the performance c) Discuss best practices and the latest innovations that make planning a sustainable competitive advantage.

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How Decision Intelligence Enables Smart, Sustainable, and Strategically Aligned Supply Chains

Find out how Decision Intelligence can enable your business to align sustainability with other strategic requirements such as customer service, cost reduction, and inventory optimization. Decision Intelligence helps you understand the trade-offs and the different outcomes to ensure you make the optimal decision every time. Don’t just report on Co2, reduce it!

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Using Decision Intelligence to Make the Perfect Customer Promise

The promise to the customer is the most important part of the buying process and the heart of delivering great customer satisfaction. Yet customer service organizations on the front line often don't have access to reliable promise dates or the ability to fix risks to orders. Come join the Sr. Director for Solution Engineering and learn how Decision Intelligence is putting true promise availability dates in front of customer service organizations to get the customer relationship started on the right foot. Learn how real-time information and the ability to automatically correct risks to orders is enabling organizations to prevent the death by a thousand cuts that can ruin your customer relationships.

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Driving Decision Intelligence with MLOps

So much brilliant work in AI/ML is focused on getting the newest vendor tools and running the latest experiment. Yet many of these projects never see the light of day in the real world. Come join the Sr. Director for Aera ML/AI solutions and we'll discuss how Decision Intelligence is getting the most out of ML/AI by letting data scientists incorporate a diverse set of both external and integrated tools into one platform, with the real-time data integration and real-time model performance analytics needed to effectively deploy ML models.

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Regaining Control of Order Fulfillment Processes with Decision Intelligence

Companies and entire industries are facing demand volatility and supply challenges as never before. In our complex, multi-polar global networks, identifying the right buttons and levers to navigate through these is becoming ever more difficult. Although we have spent decades optimizing processes, designing organizations, and implementing better and faster solutions, the challenges remain. In fact, we are throwing more complexity, more data, and additional dimensions into the mix. We have been focusing too much on the task and not enough on the decision. In order to fulfill demand as your customer requires, while balancing your complex supply chain, you need to process more data than ever before and act on decisions at a pace that has not been possible. This is where Decision Intelligence comes in: Leveraging the power of integrated internal and external data to achieve responsiveness based on real-time data, recalibrate priorities with full visibility of the consequences, and the ability to act swiftly is within reach.

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How Can Decision Intelligence Transform Strategic Sourcing?

In the last decade, procurement organizations have implemented strategic sourcing to identify and deliver more savings by effectively managing spend and supplier performance. However, companies have struggled with certain aspects of strategic sourcing, such as creating a view of the total category spend, defining baselines, gathering the relevant market intelligence, creating a 360-degree view of suppliers, and keeping category strategies relevant when market conditions change. In a world of continuous disruptions, category strategies must be adapted quickly to deliver value, minimize supply chain risks and capitalize on market opportunities as soon as they appear. Decision Intelligence introduces a new paradigm in how strategic sourcing is conducted today. It addresses the traditional challenges and transforms them into an event-based process through recommendations that bring together internal data and external market insights.

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Unlocking New Value with Decision Intelligence

Delivering impact to the bottom line in a sustainable manner ultimately matters to shareholders. Executive teams are tasked with increasing corporate value to their shareholders, as measured by a myriad of metrics, including Total Returns to Shareholders (TRS), Return on invested capital (ROIC), and Economic Profit (EP), while improving their social responsibility. While several levers drive shareholder value, a company’s value is just the sum of its decisions executed. Decision effectiveness and financial results are highly correlated. Join the discussion on how Decision Intelligence will change and unlock new value through the digitization, augmentation, and automation of decisions. We will share real-life examples of how Decision Intelligence drives business agility through increased decision velocity by making faster, better, and more decisions than ever possible.

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