NTT Data’s Shamlan Siddiqi: Agencies Should Look Into Data, Talent, Awareness for AI Implementation

Jeff Brody
Shamlan Siddiqi

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 16, 2019 — Shamlan Siddiqi, chief technology officer of the public sector division at NTT Data, has said data is a key element in determining government agencies’ readiness for the implementation of artificial intelligence technology, while talent and education are essential to advance such efforts.

Siddiqi told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Sept. 4 that agencies face talent shortage and a lack of understanding of AI as they seek to leverage the technology for applications in areas such as healthcare, cybersecurity, public safety as well as national security and defense.

“Innovative use cases for AI will continue to progress rapidly in the coming years, and government agencies need to actively explore opportunities to integrate AI to achieve their missions,” he said.

Siddiqi noted that agencies need to treat data as an asset and establish strong data governance to build readiness for AI, and also work to develop talent early and expand awareness of the “challenges, myths and realities” of AI to successfully implement the technology.

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