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Not Just AI. Applied Intelligence.

Accenture provides unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to solve our clients’ toughest challenges. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes across 120 countries for a demanding new digital world – bringing the innovations and the innovators.

We’re proud to be the Headline Partner of WSAI & World AI Week for the third year running. And whilst AI may be the talk of the town, it’s not a silver bullet. That’s where Applied Intelligence comes in: It’s our unique approach to combining AI with data, analytics and automation under a bold strategic vision to transform your business—not in silos, but across every function and every process, at scale.

Stop by the Accenture booth located in the center of the main expo, check out our demos and connect with our experts.

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Our programme

Wednesday 9 October

Exploring new R&D progress that will shape the future of AI

Time: 9.20-9.45

Speaker: Marc Carrel-Billiard

WSAI – Taets Gallery Zaandam

In the 60 years since AI was invented, we’ve experienced bursts of AI growth interrupted by periods of AI winters. Today, we’re in a period of rapid AI advancements that are creating new opportunities and challenges for business leaders. In this presentation we will review how “AI-at-scale” can be a successful opportunity to re-invent our businesses today. We will also unveil the future of AI through new research areas which will make AI system smarter, faster and more responsible.

 

Panel discussion: Data & Bias – Building Trust with your Employees & Customers

Time: 12.40-13.15

Speaker: Laetitia Cailleteau

WSAI – Taets Gallery Zaandam

Panel discussion with practitioners and thought leaders on Responsible AI, including Laetitia Cailleteau from Accenture.

 

Workshop – AI Applied Now: How to Successfully Implement AI Transformations

Time: 14.55-16.15 (by invitation only)

Speakers: Cyrille Bataller | Svenja Falk

WSAI – Taets Gallery Zaandam

AI offers many opportunities to change the way we work and live, but getting from prototype to production is hard work. That’s where Applied Intelligence comes in: It’s a unique approach, combining AI with data, analytics and automation under a bold strategic vision to transform businesses—not in silos, but across every function and every process, at scale. It enables organizations to do things differently and do different things. It’s about embedding intelligence at the core of business to drive transformative outcomes.

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Thursday 10 October

Workshop – Data Science in a Day

Time: 13.40-14.40

Speakers: Dario Raffaele | Laury Van Bedaf

WSAI – Building 43

Data science in a day is an introduction for business leaders without previous technical and programming experience. Participants will build in Python data science models and apply them in a concrete and fun way. During the course we’ll help a successful retired business leader to build his wine cultivation business leveraging a data driven approach. At the end you’ll have good insights in several data science techniques, how to use them in your business, and how to ask the right questions to get value out of your Data Science investment. For the WSAI we are presenting a teaser of the course covering part of the first module. It will help you get acquainted with the more basic techniques and demystify the complex world of data science.

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Scaling AI Responsibly

Time: 14.00-14.20

Speaker: Laetitia Cailleteau

WSAI – Taets Gallery Zaandam

Keynote by Laetitia Cailleteau, one of Accenture’s thought leaders on Responsible AI. Responsible AI empowers people and businesses, and fairly impacts customers and society – allowing companies to engender trust and scale AI with confidence. However, there is still uncertainty around what Responsible AI looks like in practice. In fact, according to Accenture global research, nearly 88% of people surveyed lack confidence in AI-based decisions. As the potential of AI continues to grow, we need to dispel fears, mitigate risk, and empower leaders and consumers to embrace AI with confidence.

Effectively leveraging AI at scale requires much more than technology alone. It requires an interdisciplinary, innovation-friendly approach, with the right governance structure, where humans and machines can collaborate to help ensure systems are trustworthy, explainable and anchored in core ethical values. All helping to drive better, more reliable decisions.

In this talk, you will learn:
• The common dilemmas and challenges AI poses today
• What we mean by Responsible AI
• Some examples of our client journeys and successes

 

Startups Showcase

Time: 14.20-15.40

Speaker: Laurence Van der Sande

WSAI – Taets Gallery Zaandam

Editorial picks of the agile technologists who are innovating at pace and creating entirely new models for AI application. Learn from the people who have done it before, the CEOs, founders and investors who can tell you how to navigate your startup.

Five early stage AI startups short-listed for our showcase get 5 minutes to pitch their business idea to five investors.

After each pitch, judges, including Laurence van der Sande from Accenture, get 10 minutes to ask questions about the venture.

Our Speakers 

 

 

MARC CARREL-BILLIARD
Global Senior Managing Director, Accenture Labs
Accenture
MARC CARREL-BILLIARD
Global Senior Managing Director, Accenture Labs
Accenture
Global Senior Managing Director, Accenture Labs

Marc Carrel-Billiard is the Global Senior Managing Director of Accenture Labs, the company’s dedicated R&D organization. In his role, he also directs Accenture’s annual Technology Vision research, which looks at the future of enterprise technology.

Marc has been with Accenture for nearly 20 years and has worked across all the five industries we serve. Before taking on leadership of Technology R&D, Marc was the global lead for Emerging Technology in Accenture. He has held several global leadership roles within Accenture’s technology group, including within Application Portfolio Optimization and SOA/Integration Architecture. He has worked across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems and neural networks.

Marc is one of a select group of Accenture certified Master Technology Architects, and is also a Solution Architect and Select Quality Assurance director. He has broad software engineering and delivery experience, particularly in areas such as component and object-oriented technologies.

Before joining Accenture in 1998, Marc was part of IBM Global Services where he published several articles and books on C++ and Java programming with Prentice Hall. Marc currently is based in Accenture’s Labs in Sophia Antipolis, France. He lives in Vence, France with his wife and his passions include photography and hiking.

CYRILLE BATALLER
Managing Director - Applied Intelligence
Accenture
CYRILLE BATALLER
Managing Director - Applied Intelligence
Accenture

Managing Director – Applied Intelligence

Cyrille Bataller is a Managing Director in the Applied Intelligence group at Accenture. He is the Artificial Intelligence lead, incubating the next generation of cognitive technology services.

With over 20 years of experience in technology innovation, Cyrille leads Accenture’s exploration of the disruptive Artificial Intelligence field, where cognitive IT systems can sense, comprehend, act and learn, interact naturally with people, data and their environment, and can deliver value by automating or augmenting work activities in various domains. Artificial Intelligence specialties notably include Text Analytics, Deep Learning, Cognitive Robotics, and Virtual Agents.

Cyrille’s recent work has also focused on Video Analytics, an artificial intelligence specialty that applies computer vision to video surveillance cameras to derive operational, security/safety and marketing insights. Most notably, he supported various police Safe City initiatives, where Accenture integrated advanced analytic capabilities into existing video monitoring systems to increase situational awareness, streamline operations and enhance response time to public safety incidents.

Cyrille also oversees Accenture’s Unique Identity activities, another artificial intelligence specialty which includes for instance the provision of a biometric identity management system to UNHCR to manage refugee populations globally.

Previously, Cyrille directed European R&D activities within Accenture Technology Labs.

Cyrille is a certified Accenture Solution Architect, Digital Architect, Master Technology Architect and Quality Assurance Director; he is also an IEEE CBP-Certified Biometrics Professional. He received an Electrical Engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris. Cyrille lives near Nice, in the South of France, with his wife Nathalie and two children.

LAETITIA CAILLETEAU
UKI Emerging Tech Lead, Virtual Agent & Delivery Innovation Global Lead
Accenture
LAETITIA CAILLETEAU
UKI Emerging Tech Lead, Virtual Agent & Delivery Innovation Global Lead
Accenture

Laetitia Cailleteau is leading Accenture’s Conversational AI business across the company. She also serves as the Director of the London Liquid Studio – an applied innovation organisation that uses Technology and Design to solve clients ‘challenges in new and innovative ways. She is passionate about Emerging Technologies and, most importantly how they can make the world we live in, a better place. She spent a lot of her time in the last couple of years working with AgeUk London, Hanover Housing association and the NHS EPUT on voice and AI innovation to help the older generation live at home independently for longer.

She joined Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) in Sophia Antipolis France in 1999, where she grew from Software Engineer upwards. She strives on finding new ways of applying technology and innovation to deliver value for clients and industries. Laetitia has a first class master degree in computer science from INSA LYON, and graduated from Harvard Business School on Disruptive Strategy in 2016. She is a reserve member of the AI HLG at the European commission.

She is currently based in London where she lives with her Swedish husband and her three kids.

LAURENCE VAN DER SANDE
Managing Director, Digital Technologies
Accenture
LAURENCE VAN DER SANDE
Managing Director, Digital Technologies
Accenture
Managing Director, Digital Technologies

Laurence van der Sande is the Digital Technologies Lead at Accenture the Netherlands. She is also responsible for the Applied Intelligence portfolio in the Netherlands.

Laurence joined Accenture in 2006, starting her career in the financial services practice. Between 2006 and 2014, her discipline gradually moved from software development in data warehousing and reporting to data management and (advanced) analytics. In 2014, she started building the Dutch Applied Intelligence business practice, focusing on unlocking business value through analytics (data science and visualization) and helping clients becoming insight driven-businesses (i.e. value, strategy, operating model, transformation).

The Digital Technologies entity is specialized in enabling technologies to support the customer experience (interactive) and product and operational excellence (Industry X.0). Applied Intelligence feeds both angles with actionable insights triggering human or automated interventions (analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation).

Next to her daily work, Laurence is a sponsor of the yearly data challenge (held at the Accenture Innovation Summit) and also of the ‘Technology Inclusion & Diversity’ agenda. With her team, she is committed to creating a culture where people can be their authentic selves while feeling at home at Accenture. The agenda encompasses gender equality, LGBTI, cross culture, working parents and inclusive employment.

Laurence lives in Amsterdam and likes to spend time with her boyfriend and daughter Lidewij. In the weekends, you can find her running in the Vondelpark.

DR SVENJA FALK
Managing Director
Accenture Research
DR SVENJA FALK
Managing Director
Accenture Research
Managing Director

Svenja Falk is Managing Director in Accenture. She designs global strategies and research programs in areas such as future of work, digital transformation and public management. Svenja leads the workgroup on digital business models under the umbrella of the Platform Industrie 4.0 to develop actionable policy recommendations for Governments. Svenja is on the Board of the Accenture Foundation Germany and responsible for its program “Skills to Succeed”. She is a honorary professor at the Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen and a fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

DARIO RAFFAELE
Data Science Manager
Accenture
DARIO RAFFAELE
Data Science Manager
Accenture
Data Science Manager

Dario Raffaele is a Data Science Manager at Accenture within Applied Intelligence. He has worked in Energy Trading, Oil and Gas and the Utilities industries helping clients create data driven organizations, optimizing portfolios and assets, and implementing predictive analytics. In his free time Dario is working on applying Machine Learning to improve credit scoring solutions to provide fair credit to farmers and boost welfare in developing countries. His passion is looking for ways to adopt technologies and AI for social good.

LAURY VAN BEDAF
Data Scientist
Accenture
LAURY VAN BEDAF
Data Scientist
Accenture
Data Scientist

Laury van Bedaf is a data scientist at Accenture. As a data scientist she is creating and finding solutions for different clients by applying machine learning techniques. These models are helping clients to make more data driven decisions. She is a great fan of open-source software and the communities build around it, with her favorite being R. She has a strong social engagement and this can been seen in her focus on the health and public services industries and the detection of financial crime.

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