The advent of truly enterprise-grade information architecture means we can now build AI systems for addressing the world’s greatest challenges and opportunities. It starts with the “AI Ladder”, a rubric for understanding the steps toward true AI. What’s needed? Tools that give us the chance to combine good data, the right architecture, speed, open metadata, governance, and security. Join Rob Thomas, General Manager for IBM Analytics, for a view of information architecture that’s leading IBM’s clients to vital progress with AI. It’s a journey that stretches across unified data access to analytics to machine learning and beyond. With the right pieces in play, clients open new relationships with their customers, new opportunities, new markets, new ways of thinking and behaving.