The Data and AI Habits of Future-Ready Companies
The future is coming. Are you ready for it? According to Accenture, only 7% of organizations today have made the necessary investments in data science and AI to be considered “future-ready,” and they will reap enormous rewards from the work they have put in (even with COVID-19). But the good news is the system integrator sees a rising tide of all boats thanks to data and AI in the future.
In its new report, titled “Fast Track to Future-Ready Performance,” Accenture surveyed 1,100 executives in 11 countries and 13 industries to gauge how their digital transformation journeys correlate with use of emerging technologies, like AI, analytics, cloud, blockchain, and robotic process automation (RPA).
Accenture found that, three years ago, about four in five organizations fell in the bottom half of the spectrum. About one in five organizations were stuck at the “Stable” level, which is marked by a use of foundational tools and technologies, little automation, and siloed data. These organizations focus on using tech to make core process and quality improvements; they are largely incapable of using data to look ahead.