Our organization is a global manufacturing company in CPG Food and we are looking to start our AI journey.  Looking for concrete example of what a good AI enterprise strategy looks like.  What are the key foundational pillar we must have?

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Global Intelligent Automation Manager in Healthcare and Biotech, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
In the realm of what a good AI enterprise strategy looks like. The journey commences with defining your problem. 

What will be the input, and what’s the desired output? Lay down constraints, acknowledge requirements, and set success metrics. The ACT framework—Alignment, Clarity, Transparency—becomes your compass.

Alignment: Align your vision with goals. Ensure your workflow serves a clear purpose, bridging gaps with state-of-the-art solutions.

Clarity: Bring clarity to your problem’s scope. Define it, understand it, and refine it. Literature review and market analysis illuminate your path.

Transparency: Unveil the intricacies. Share not just results, but insights. Transparency ensures understanding.

With these principles, you can achieve your goal in understanding or defining your AI enterprise strategy. 

Please note there is more to unpack on this topic. However, the above will gain you the needed alignment. 
Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
AI should be treated as a resource that supports/delivers other strategies.

Rather than building an AI strategy, you should be identifying how AI can support your broader business outcomes. 
Head of Transformation in Government, 501 - 1,000 employees
I did not believe in a cloud strategy and did not believe in an AI strategy because I don't believe it helps corporate strategy to have separate strategies for general purpose technology. Doing so makes it easy to lose focus on execution and the business metrics. Since AI is a general purpose technology, I believe we are in the realm of tactics and so roadmapping the journey is about breaking down the critical business objectives through analysis into the AI opportunities that can be leveraged. Your strategy execution business plan should be reviewed to assess in the areas of customer product/service design, customer experience, product configuration, flaw detection, fraud detection, or in your business capabilities where it applies.
However, I would not hesitate to look at the SWOT side of your strategy and look at it from a risk perspective. AI is not something that you can market-assess, plan, deploy, control and monitor. AI is embedded everywhere and the digital era has made the corporate boundaries permeable. So, looking, for example, at plagiarism risks, corporate espionage risk, analytical decision making risks, and other areas where AI is already in your door (and welcome) to make contingency plans on how to address the new risks that come along with the benefits of general purpose technologies. 

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