Top leaders are being presented with an opportunity to lead by example. Decision engines, predictive analytics, prescriptive models all have the potential to become true digital assistants. But what if they get smart enough to be a contributing member of the leadership team? We discuss how ensemble models can become a sort of leadership cohort that is ever-present with top leaders, providing them inputs, advice and even contributing dissenting opinions when needed. The content in this presentation is based on Gartner “Maverick" research, designed to spark new, unconventional insights.