The Research Board invited CEO Thomas M. Siebel to address its 2017 Global CIO Annual Meeting in Chicago today.

Siebel’s in-depth session on AI at Enterprise Scale explored the surge in CEO-led mandates for digital transformation initiatives that require a new generation of software applications and intelligent systems capable of extracting and acting on AI-based insights.

The Research Board provides a forum for studying the critical issues at the intersection of business strategy and emerging technology confronting CIOs at the world’s largest companies.

Siebel challenged this prestigious assemblage of global CIOs to move quickly yet purposefully in leveraging big data‚ AI‚ and predictive analytics solutions that will prepare their organizations to stay competitive in the emerging era of smart connected products and business processes.