Shifting From 'Digital Transformation' to 'Cognitive Transformation' In The World Of Generative AI | Kisaco Research

The introduction of AI is transforming businesses from digital to cognitive transformation, integrating advanced technologies like Generative AI multi-agent systems. This transformation goes beyond process improvement to complete reinvention, placing intelligent agents at the heart of the workforce. This change requires businesses to rethink their use of AI for complex tasks, shifting human roles towards management and guidance. It highlights the importance of upskilling and adapting to a culture of continuous learning for effective AI collaboration. As AI evolves, businesses must adapt, promoting a balance between human and machine intelligence to improve innovation and efficiency. The shift to cognitive transformation requires a reevaluation of work structure, team dynamics, and essential skills, urging an industry-wide dialogue to shape an equitable future of work where AI amplifies human potential.

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Donald Thompson

Distinguished Engineer
LinkedIn

Donald is currently a Distinguished Engineer at LinkedIn, primarily overseeing the company's generative AI strategy, architecture, and technology. He has more than 35 years of hands-on experience as a technical architect and CTO, with an extensive background in designing and delivering innovative software and services on a large scale. In 2013, Donald co-founded Maana, which pioneered computational knowledge graphs and visual no-code/low-code authoring environments to address complex AI-based digital transformation challenges in Fortune 50 companies. During his 15 years at Microsoft, Donald started the Knowledge and Reasoning group within Microsoft's Bing division, where he innovated "Satori", an internet-scale knowledge graph constructed automatically from the web crawl. He co-founded a semantic computing incubation funded directly by Bill Gates, portions of which shipped as the SQL Server Semantic Engine. Additionally, he created Microsoft's first internet display ad delivery system and led numerous AI/ML initiatives in Microsoft Research across embedded systems, robotics, wearable computing, and privacy-preserving personal data services.

Donald Thompson

Distinguished Engineer
LinkedIn

Donald is currently a Distinguished Engineer at LinkedIn, primarily overseeing the company's generative AI strategy, architecture, and technology. He has more than 35 years of hands-on experience as a technical architect and CTO, with an extensive background in designing and delivering innovative software and services on a large scale. In 2013, Donald co-founded Maana, which pioneered computational knowledge graphs and visual no-code/low-code authoring environments to address complex AI-based digital transformation challenges in Fortune 50 companies. During his 15 years at Microsoft, Donald started the Knowledge and Reasoning group within Microsoft's Bing division, where he innovated "Satori", an internet-scale knowledge graph constructed automatically from the web crawl. He co-founded a semantic computing incubation funded directly by Bill Gates, portions of which shipped as the SQL Server Semantic Engine. Additionally, he created Microsoft's first internet display ad delivery system and led numerous AI/ML initiatives in Microsoft Research across embedded systems, robotics, wearable computing, and privacy-preserving personal data services.