THE newly launched unit of the Aboitiz group specializing in data science and artificial intelligence (DSAI) might make its services available for other companies in the future.

“The longer-term objective is to provide the developed products and services to other companies outside the group,” said Dr. David R. Hardoon, managing director of Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI), in an e-mail.

ADI’s product offerings may include the following: alternative AI scoring for finance, predictive asset maintenance, AI solutions for supply chain management, and manufacturing.

“We plan to collaborate with industry players to identify these areas and solutions of priority and relevance,” Dr. Hardoon said.

ADI is the Aboitiz group’s new segment, which was created in an effort to streamline the group’s DSAI operating system. The company said it is a “crucial step” in preparing the team for the “future of work.”

The unit works as a “hub-and-spoke” model wherein ADI is the main driver of the system — coordinating, managing resources, and putting together solutions using DSAI.

“The team across the group works as one to understand the business needs, rapidly develop prototypes and pilot these within the business context,” Dr. Hardoon said.

ADI is currently based in Singapore to be able to access the infrastructure and environment needed to develop its programs. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte