Acceleration Economy is on location at Appian World in San Diego this week. In this video, Aaron Back shares his takeaways from the Appian main keynote.
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00:22 — Most of Aaron’s takeaways came from Appian CEO and Founder Matt Calkins, who kicked off the keynote with a few interesting data points. Appian “has more than doubled since 2019,” says Aaron, recapping Calkin’s keynote comments. Appian’s Data Fabric has processed nearly one billion queries and has a 94% adoption rate with new customers. Some of these customers have achieved a 50% gain in productivity.
01:04— Aaron reiterates that artificial intelligence (AI) has been a focal point for many conversations at Appian World — including the keynote, during which Calkins said that “AI needs to be easy to be valuable.” He also talked about low-code AI and that the value of AI comes from the data — and that “the data is yours,” which Aaron notes as an interesting point.
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01:55 — Appian made announcements about a low-code AI-skilled designer, which Aaron is looking forward to learning more about during Appian World.
02:11 — Calkins dove into private AI versus public AI. With public AI, that data is sent across the Internet to a public AI cloud, which Calkins called the “dangers of public AI.” This data is processed and often used to enhance AI models.
02:39 — “The concern here is that you’re disclosing your data to somebody else,” Aaron explains, as public AI is trained on outside data, which can lead to regulatory issues and could make your competitors smarter. Because of these concerns, Appian received feedback that customers don’t like sharing data like that.
03:02 — Appian believes that every organization in the world should have its own private AI, trained by its own data, according to Calkins. The data should never escape a company’s control and the AI models should be unique to the enterprise.
03:29 — Calkins emphasized the Appian guarantee that “they can have the first app developed within eight weeks,” referring to secure enterprise-grade apps. While not all apps qualify, most apps do fall within this guarantee.
04:11 — He made another new announcement around Process HQ, Appian’s vision for the future of process mining. “Think about this as low-code process mining which provides real-time process efficiency insights and also real-time detection of inefficiencies.” This will be introduced in the company’s early access release in Q3 of 2023.
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