While enterprises across industries look to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence to digitally transform their businesses, a plethora of technology companies are focussing on new technological advancements to push the AI envelope further. Traditional competitors are also collaborating to produce greater business value for clients and work as part of an automation ecosystem. In the June 2019 edition of the HOLMES Advisory Board, organizations echoed the fact that enterprises are aggressively moving to a partner ecosystem model, rather a “pure build” model for their AI and automation programs. With the number of AI-enabled tools in an enterprise landscape rising dramatically, creating AI Centre of Excellence is becoming a new paradigm for organizations to lead way into mainstream program implementations. Our board member and founder of a niche AI firm highlighted the challenge in combining People, Products, and Processes and how the right set of partners can be the difference between a failed AI PoC and a successful AI implementation.