What AI has done for Hg

In this episode, our speakers explore how Hg’s philosophy of curiosity and experimentation has enabled it to become one of the most active technology investors in the world.

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As an early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and analytics, Hg has embraced an investment and organizational philosophy of curiosity and experimentation that has enabled it to become one of the most active technology investors in the world.

In this episode, Winna and Nic explore:

  • Why AI and machine learning are a lead indicator and differentiator of Hg’s market position
  • How AI has increased the sophistication of Hg’s origination process
  • Where AI has made transformative impacts in the portfolio
  • Why AI has caused job creation and retention rather than attrition
  • How AI will drive the investment landscape moving forward
  • Why people skills will remain vital in PE despite the increasing presence of AI and data analytics 

Four areas where AI can create and unlock value in PE include:

  1. Churn propensity modeling
  2. Upsell and cross-sell modeling
  3. Target identification and origination
  4. Predictive analytics across the portfolio

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Presenters

Photographic portrait of Nic Humphries
Nic Humphries
Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of Hg
Winna Brown
EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

Podcast

Episode 41

Duration 22m 00s

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What AI has done for Hg

In this episode, our speakers explore how Hg’s philosophy of curiosity and experimentation has enabled it to become one of the most active technology investors in the world.
Podcast

Episode 41

Duration
22m 00s

Presenters

Nic Humphries

Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of Hg

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

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Presenters

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Duration
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Podcast

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Duration
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Presenters

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