Archive for May 13, 2020

Rainbow Six Canada Division Qualifiers: NOW OPEN

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 13, 2020 by itnerd

As a follow-up to this post, registration for players looking to participate in the first-ever qualifiers for the Rainbow Six Canada Division, North American League, are now open on FaceIt!

Teams are able to register starting today, until May 29th. Open Qualifier matches will begin on May 30th, then the top 16 teams from the Open Qualifiers will earn their place in the Closed Qualifier on May 31.

The top four placing teams after the Closed Qualifiers will form the official NA League: Canada Division beginning in June 2020.

For more information on how to register your team, dates and times of the qualifiers and game mode, please check out FaceIt.

Element AI Reveals Its AI Maturity Framework

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 13, 2020 by itnerd

Element AI, a global developer of artificial intelligence-powered (AI) solutions and services, today announced that it has published the AI Maturity Frameworkwhich consists of a mapping tool and a whitepaper. The whitepaper provides in-depth insights on how organizations across all industries can become AI-ready faster and the tool helps organizations quickly map their AI-readiness. The tool and whitepaper address a knowledge gap in the AI industry, as few resources exist on how organizations can actually evolve their AI-readiness from theory to practice. 

Since 2019, the Element AI AI Maturity Survey has collected data vital to informing the AI Maturity Framework whitepaper and tool. To date, the survey has collected insights from 200 senior decision-makers across multiple industries—primarily in North America—and determined that organizations are still struggling with their AI journeys. Key findings in the survey reveal:

  • Fewer than one in ten organizations are mature enough to operationalize and scale AI production
  • 79 percent of organizations surveyed haven’t graduated from experimenting with AI in a lab setting
  • Only 14 percent of organizations surveyed are formalizing their approach to deploying AI within their organization

While there are plenty of resources written with calls to invest in AI and the benefits of the technology, few exist on how organizations can take AI technology and develop a plan that is actionable and fits within an organization’s culture. The Element AI AI Maturity Framework whitepaper provides insights into how the AI journey is unfolding in multiple industries, drawing from firsthand experience of the Element AI advisory and enablement practice. The whitepaper provides a deeper dive in understanding the nuances of the different stages and dimensions of AI-readiness, and provides industry benchmarks, case studies and practical tips/tactics on how to move to the next stage of AI integration.

The Element AI AI Maturity Framework tool and whitepaper is available for free download here:

For more information about Element AI solutions and services, contact: