The ERP Organizational Change Journal

AI-Driven Digital Transformations

Episode Overview – AI-Driven Digital Transformations

In this episode, we’re focusing on AI-driven digital transformation and its pivotal role in AI in ERP integration, as well as its influence on organizational culture. In an era where AI is indispensable, we’ll explore how this revolution not only transforms business processes but also fundamentally alters how organizations function at their core.

Meet the Guest – AI-Driven Digital Transformation Expert

David Shapiro

David Shapiro

YouTube creator and AI researcher.

We’re thrilled to welcome back David Shapiro to the show, an expert in AI and digital transformation. 

David returns with fresh perspectives on leveraging AI in the business environment. His work continues to influence the way we think about ERP systems, leadership, and organizational evolution in the digital age. With a proven track record of driving ethical and impactful AI integration into business strategies, David’s insights are invaluable. 

Meet the Host

Dr. Jack G. Nestell

Dr. Jack G. Nestell

Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates

Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.

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Key Discussion Points: ERP Communication Strategies

05:17  Segment 1: Latest Developments in AI

  • Book Discussion: Jack Asks David for his take on the book; “Why Machines Will Never Rule the world: Artificial Intelligence Without Fear“. Landgrebe, J., & Smith, B. (2022).  Routledge. 
  • Let’s discuss this scenario; drop a piece of AI code on a current platform and it will build a new system around your core. You won’t need a new ERP Could ERP vendors go out of business? 
  • Could you give us an overview of the latest developments in AI that you find most exciting or transformative?
  • With AI evolving so rapidly, in general, how do you see these advancements influencing global technological standards and practices?
  • You mentioned earlier regarding Calude 3 that folks left due to concerns. AI’s potential seems boundless, but so do the risks. What are the latest conversations around AI safety and ethics that you think our listeners should be aware of?

30:06  Segment 2: Standards, Regulations, and Governance

  • Moving on to standards, regulations, and governance – a hot topic in the AI community and within our Client base – what key developments have you seen in this area?
  • How do you envision global cooperation shaping the future of AI regulation, and what challenges might arise in achieving international consensus?
  • So David, from your perspective, what are the essential elements of effective AI governance that can balance innovation with societal safety?

40:21  Segment 3: Concerns for Human Creativity and Critical Thinking

  • It is difficult to get my arms around and my perspective on this changes almost daily, but, let’s talk about the human side of the equation. There’s a growing conversation about AI’s impact on human creativity and critical thinking. What’s your take on this?

45:29  Segment 4: AI in Education

  • Education is another sector profoundly affected by AI. Based on your observations, how is AI integrated into educational practices today?
  • There are concerns and hopes about AI’s role in personalizing education. How do you balance the potential benefits with the risks of over-reliance on AI in learning environments?
  • Looking to the future, what are your predictions for AI’s role in shaping the educational experiences of the next generation?

53:25  Golden Nugget Question


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