Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Michael G. Jacobides

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Article Summary:

Who: Michael G Jacobides holds the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at London Business School, where he is Professor of Strategy. He teaches strategy, innovation, transformation and turnarounds, and works on strategy with corporates such as EnelX, MasMovil, SwissRe, Haier, Santander, DeBeers, Burberry and MerckSerono.

Topic: What corporates need to know about the AI ecosystem

Quote: “My concern is that companies are investing in AI in the same way that organizations wasted money on IT in the 1990s without really understanding why or what they will do with it.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.