Building an AI Strategy, Step-by-Step – with Dr. Shane Zabel of Raytheon

Nicholas DeNittis

Nick DeNittis writes and edits AI industry trends and use-cases for Emerj's editorial and client content. Nick holds an MS in Management from Troy University and has earned several professional analytics certificates, including from the Wharton School.

Building an AI Strategy Step-by-Step@2x

What does developing an AI strategy look like? Most executives openly embrace the technology and the automation possibilities within their organization. They may just need a bit of help getting started.

On Emerj's AI in Business podcast, we regularly extract actionable insights for planning corporate AI strategy from enterprise leaders at some of the largest companies in the global economy. Among our recent distinguished guests on the program is Dr. Shane Zabel, the Head of AI at Raytheon's Intelligence and Space division. Raytheon is one of the world's largest aerospace and defense conglomerates, with over 170,000 employees and $64 billion in revenue.

During his appearance, Dr. Zabel discusses a potentially-useful AI strategy idea: having what he calls an "AI pioneer." The AI Pioneer's responsibility is to construct initial ideas for potential value-adding use cases, among other tasks we will discuss.

Shane makes it clear at the beginning of the episode that when referring to...

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