AI in Enterprise Podcast: Episode 11 - Jesse Arundell (Commonwealth Bank of Australia)

Published on August 10, 2021



Our “AI in Enterprise” series addresses the unique challenges facing enterprises pursuing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. These one-hour talks provide insights into how enterprise firms are thinking critically and strategically about AI/ML integration.

In this session of AI in Enterprise, Jesse Arundell discusses how Australia’s largest financial services institution is accelerating its adoption of new and emerging technologies (e.g. AI, RegTech, DLT, 5G, Quantum Computing) through active experimentation with its technology partners, investments in new deep technology start-ups, and the creation of new software and algorithms.

Subscribe to the AI in Enterprise podcast in iTunes, Google podcasts, and Stitcher and never miss a new episode!


Jenny Hoffman

Jenny Hoffman is an Assistant Director of Research Management at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. At LISH, she focuses on the use of open innovation as a tool for industry partners and assists in the development of the AI in Enterprise series.With an extensive background in nonprofit administration, she most recently worked as a coordinator for the Technology and Operations Unit at the Harvard Business School. Jenny is an Army veteran and served on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in southeastern Afghanistan. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Jesse Arundell

Jesse Arundell leads the Emerging Technology team at Australia’s largest financial services institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In his role, he is responsible for running a portfolio of disruptive and transformative innovation initiatives across the bank, focused on accelerating the bank’s adoption of new and emerging technologies (e.g. AI, RegTech, 5G , DLT, Quantum Computing) within its businesses. He also leads the charge on scaling the Bank’s internal crowdsourcing program and creating the bank’s long-term technology & operations strategy.

Outside of the Bank, Jesse co-leads the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Innovation Professionals, represents Australia during the development of innovation management standards at the International Standards Organization and sits on the board sub-committees of Silicon Quantum Computing company, Australia’s first quantum computing start-up.

Jin Paik

Jin H. Paik is the Program Director and Senior Researcher at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). In his role, he serves as the lab’s general manager. He works to develop the lab’s strategic vision, as well as to direct project and research activities. He oversees the development of open innovation projects through partnerships with NASA, Harvard Medical School, federal government agencies, academic and research institutions, and industry leaders. He advises organizations on innovation strategies with a focus on starting and scaling open innovation practices. He has worked extensively on programs that focus on data science, development and use of artificial intelligence, technology commercialization, and the future of work. Prior to joining the LISH team, he worked at the Harvard Kennedy School and Mathematica Policy Research. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

View Resource

Sign in below to view this resource. If you do not have an account, you can register for free.