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AI, The Future Competitive Advantage – New Advisory Services To Help Companies Gear Up For the AI Revolution

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The rapid changes that the world is facing could mean that many organizations will not be ready for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution. This is worrying especially when one considers that ICT is both a national and a European priority. Itis estimated that in the coming years, the European Union will face a shortage of around 900,000 ICT professionals. This is why now is the time to prepare for this revolution.

It is within this context that CI Consulta, the advisory unit of Corporate ID Group, has teamed up with Prof. Alexiei Dingli to set up its AI Enabling Unit and has launched a new service aimed at enabling companies achieve an effective thought and robust Artificial Intelligence Transformation process (AITP).

Jesmond Saliba Executive Chaiman of Corporate ID Group explained that CI Consulta, which forms part of the company’s Insights Institute, believes in meaningful synergies to deliver best of breed services and advice in the areas which it operates.

“With our partnership with Prof Dingli the company will perform an AI Readiness Audit, develop an AI Strategy, help companies build AI Capacity and support companies develop an AI Communication Strategy.”

Prof Alexiei Dingli said that for an organization to transform into an AI company, it needs to sufficiently understand AI and appreciate what it can do for the organization. By doing so, potential areas of improvement can be identified and valuable AI projects can be implemented. These can either be outsourced or else delivered through in-house talent. But in the end, it is very important to recognize the direct value added which it contributes to the business.

“The company’s strategic direction too needs to be aligned. It may sound daunting but with the right people, such a challenging task will become feasible. The process will normally take between two to threeyears, but concrete results can be felt within the first few months. Investing in such a process will not only keep any organization ahead of its competitors but it will also allow it to leverage the power of AI technologies in order to advance the organization as a whole.”

The inclusion of AI in its portfolio strenghtens Ci Consulta as a boutique specialised advisory firm which specialises in an array of services, including European Affairs, GeoPolitical Advisory and Social Impact Advisory. Ci Consulta complements Corporate ID Group’s Corporate Communications firm Corporate Identities.

Prof Alexiei Dingli is Head of the Department of AI at the University of Malta. He has been conducting research and working in the field of AI for the past two decades. His work was rated World Class by international experts and won various prizes including the Semantic Web Challenge, the first prize by the European Space Agency, the e-Excellence Gold Seal award, the first Prize in the Malta Innovation Awards and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for Creativity amongst others.

He has published several peer reviewed papers and books in the field. He is also involved in various AI projects with local and international organisations. The Government of Malta appointed him on the Malta.AI task-force aimed at making Malta one of the top AI countries in the world.

For further details contact CI Consulta on ai@ciconsulta.com


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