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The AI-Augmented CPG, Part 2: What to think about when adopting AI

In the first part of our exploration into AI-augmented CPG, we looked at the significant impact AI can have on guiding CPGs towards unprecedented levels of efficiency and consumer engagement. We examined the differences between generative AI and data science, shedding light on how their integration can reshape and enhance the business value of each. Additionally, we discussed the pros and cons of working with different data providers and how to understand the distinct value they can provide through AI and data science.

We now shift our focus to Tickr’s third and fourth considerations for adopting AI in your CPG: Security & Data Management and Choosing the Right AI Partner. We will explore critical considerations for safeguarding sensitive information and building trust in AI systems, as well as the key factors in selecting a partner who understands the unique challenges and opportunities for applying & adopting AI in CPG.

3. Security & Data Management

As CPGs become increasingly dependent on Generative AI and Data Science to drive insights for strategic decision-making, safeguarding both first-party and third-party data through robust security strategies is essential. These measures not only protect sensitive information but also build trust and confidence in AI systems among your teams and customers.

It’s important to consider how data is stored and managed, especially in the context of a company’s data governance policies and regulatory compliance.

In certain cases, such as when clients have data requirements that prohibit third-party data from leaving their custody, Tickr offers in-house solutions. These solutions are designed to ensure data remains within the client’s environment, meeting specific data residency and security needs.

Companies without these restrictions can leverage Tickr’s secure SaaS platform and API endpoints. Tickr recognizes the varying security needs of CPGs and offers flexible solutions, including secure API integration as well as fully-managed in-house installations for those requiring tight control of their data. All of Tickr’s solutions incorporate robust security measures, including encryption and access controls, to safeguard sensitive data.

4. How to choose an AI Partner

If you decide to not build everything in-house, the journey of integrating Generative AI and Data Science into your business is a strategic move that requires a visionary and informed partner. A partner should not just be adept at implementing AI and Data Science algorithms but also possess an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within CPG.

When selecting an AI partner, there are several aspects to consider to ensure alignment with your company’s needs, goals, and values. Below are some of the key things to ask prospective AI partners to help the selection process.

  • Domain Expertise: Success in CPG demands a nuanced understanding of market dynamics, consumer and shopper behavior, CPG industry data sources, and the competitive landscape. A partner stands out when they blend expertise in Generative AI with deep-rooted knowledge of the CPG industry. By being well-versed in market trends and customer insights, they can effectively tailor AI-driven solutions to fit the specific context of your business, ensuring that the technology is implemented in a manner that drives strategic value.
  • Tailored AI Solutions: CPGs have unique objectives and challenges, and a one-size-fits-all approach to AI rarely suffices. A partner should be able to provide bespoke AI and Data Science solutions that consider the company’s brand vision, market positioning, and long-term goals.
  • Security & Privacy: The right partner ensures that the AI solutions uphold the highest standards of data privacy and security, aligning with legal requirements, consumer expectations and data partner expectations.
  • Future-Proofing: AI technology requires forward-looking solutions that can adapt and scale. A committed partner addresses your immediate needs and positions your company for future progress. They help lay down a digital foundation that is robust, flexible, and poised to leverage advancement in AI innovations, helping you architect a plan from proof-of-concept to enterprise AI deployment.
  • Demonstrated Success and Proven Methodology: It’s crucial to choose a partner with a proven track record of delivering successful projects using real-world data from reputable data providers. Look for a partner with deep technical expertise, both theoretical and practical, who has consistently demonstrated the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights and solutions. This experience ensures they’re not just technically proficient, but also adept at applying their knowledge to solve real-world CPG pain points. This bridges the gap between theory and practical application for transformational business outcomes with Generative AI and Data Science.

With the right partner you move your business towards a future where AI-enabled decisions elevate every aspect of your CPGs operation.

The integration of Generative AI and Data Science into the CPG industry is a transformative shift in how to strategize, make decisions, and understand markets and consumers. Navigating the AI landscape correctly can empower CPGs to leverage the full potential of what Generative AI and Data Science have to offer.

Tickr is at the forefront of this evolution, blending deep industry knowledge with cutting-edge AI applications and experience. We provide state-of-the-art tailored, robust, and secure AI solutions. Our commitment is grounded in our proven track record and expertise in privacy, scalability, training LLMs, Generative AI systems, time series analysis and machine learning.

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Publish Date
February 9th, 2024
This article delves into the critical aspects of Security & Data Management and Choosing the Right AI Partner for CPGs looking to adopt AI. We emphasize the importance of safeguarding data with robust security measures and selecting an AI partner with deep domain expertise, experienced in building tailored AI solutions, and a forward-looking approach to AI, data science, and technology. Tickr is positioned as a leader in integrating Generative AI and Data Science into the CPG industry, offering secure, customized, and scalable AI solutions to drive strategic decision-making and operational efficiency.
Sam Kahn
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