Contextual Intelligence – Episode 11 Recap

Decision Intelligence and Data Storytelling  with Ganes Kesari In episode 11 of Contextual Intelligence, we interview Ganes Kesari, Chief Decision Scientist and co-founder of Gramener, which uses the power of storytelling to help businesses make smarter, data-driven decisions. In addition to shaping the vision at Gramener, the Forbes contributor and TedX speaker advises CIOs on […]

Engineering Global Scalability: The 4 Tenets of Every Successful Project (Part 3)

By Toni Cejas Aktana presents a three-part series focused on dispelling common AI misconceptions and how to engineer success that scales. In Part 3, we analyze past implementations to outline the key characteristics of every successful project. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 of our series here. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming one […]

More Persistent AI Myths, Debunked (Part 2)

Alan Kalton and Graham Rapier Aktana presents a three-part series focused on dispelling common AI misconceptions and how to engineer success that scales. In Part 2, we discuss the myths surrounding costs of a global AI implementation, job replacement and the ideal time to scale up your efforts. It isn’t a lack of interest causing […]

Don’t Let These All-Too-Common AI Myths Sideline Your Plans for Digital Transformation (Part 1)

Alan Kalton and Graham Rapier Aktana presents a three-part series focused on dispelling common misconceptions about AI scalability and how to engineer success after the pilot phase. In Part 1, we discuss the myths surrounding localization and foundational data requirements. Interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in commercial life sciences surged during the period of […]

Contextual Intelligence – Episode 10 Recap

Putting Customer-Centricity into Practice  with Grünenthal’s Florent Edouard In episode 10 of Contextual Intelligence, we interview Florent Edouard, Global Head of Commercial Excellence at Grünenthal. For the last 3 years, Florent has been reimagining the organization’s commercial model and cultivating a culture that’s relentlessly patient-focused and not afraid of change. Before that, he spent 12 […]

How Contextual Intelligence Really Delivers: Relevance

In our last blog, we introduced you to Contextual Intelligence, a specific blend of advanced technologies—like business logic, machine learning and xAI—and human insight that enables life sciences teams to personalize the customer journey and create more meaningful partnerships with HCPs.  Today, we’re talking about relevance—the factor that determines whether brand interactions are engaged with […]

Contextual Intelligence: What it is and Why it Matters

From industry pubs to internal strategy discussions, it’s hard to remember a time when AI didn’t dominate the conversation. Whether the focus is on driving HCP engagement, predicting next-best actions or unlocking the full potential of data investments, the message to commercial teams is clear: AI is here to stay, and if you don’t already […]

Keeping Up with AI: 6 Trends Transforming Commercial Life Sciences in 2020

As a new decade begins, we’re on the cusp of a full-scale transformation in life sciences. As mentioned in Gartner’s recent report, Predicts 2020: Life Science CIOs Must Digitalize for Business Growth, “AI (artificial intelligence) is one of the most powerful, transformational technologies to enable new business models, customer experiences, service offerings, and business ecosystems across multiple industries.” That transformation is underway in the way life sciences companies manage their commercial operations.

Bayer and Aktana at VECMS: Creating the Customer-Centered Commercial Model with Intelligent Engagement

This year’s European Veeva Commercial and Medical Summit welcomed more than 1,300 professionals from the life sciences industry in Barcelona. At the event, Gerhard Arnhofer, VP, Head of Integrated Multichannel Marketing at Bayer, and David Ehrlich, CEO of Aktana, presented how Bayer is partnering with Aktana to incorporate AI across commercial operations to create greater […]

Compensating the AI-Directed Sales Force

It’s a topic that will only become more pressing as artificial intelligence (AI) solidifies its status as a “must-have” tool for sales teams across industries. From financial services to life sciences, companies are working to not only define new compensation structures, but also overcome operational hurdles and drive internal adoption. These trends mean reps may […]