AI - June 2022

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Growing the next generation of technologists by leading examples’s Head of Subject Matter Experts, Michael Proksch, shares his experiences with artificial intelligence as he looks to support others with their AI journey


dvanced analytics expert Dr. Michael Proksch is a keen artificial intelligence (AI) strategist looking specifically into AI business value creation. As H2O. ai’s Head of Subject Matter Experts, Proksch provides knowledge transfer and support to global Fortune 500 enterprises in the development of solutions, processes, training, and understanding on various topics around AI. He describes his role as “enabling enterprises to leverage the advantages of’s AI technology”. “My role is to bring all the puzzle pieces together and help enterprises to create value with AI, which has been a struggle for a lot of organisations in the past.” “A lot of enterprises new to the topic of AI don't know where to start because it's a very complex field. You have so many moving elements beyond technology. At an enterprise level, it is crucial to understand how AI strategy relates to an enterprise’s business strategy, how AI is scalable across the enterprise and the challenges an organisation


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NAME: MICHAEL PROKSCH JOB TITLE: HEAD OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS COMPANY: H2O.AI might face on its way to get there. The challenges are particularly on the operational side, such as how to identify business opportunities with AI, what data you need and where to find it, how advanced analytics needs to be leveraged to solve business challenges, as well as how to build relationships and collaborate with business stakeholders to drive AI transformation and successfully implement AI solutions,” he adds. Working in a consulting role, Proksch is driven by the extensive knowledge he can share, as well as lessons he has learned on his own journey through academia and industry: “All the challenges I had to overcome or observed during my career in the AI space, are many challenges companies are facing now. So, I can actually talk about them and help organisations understand them. But I like to see them more as opportunities to grow - with a good learning strategy then every challenge is becoming an opportunity.” With experience in both industry and academia, Proksch is able to

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