JUNE 14–15 2018
8 rue Valois, 75001 Paris, France


First European conference
on Artificial Intelligence
designed for C-level executives
Our mission is to help organisations succeed in the era
of artificial intelligence and provide a thought leadership platform to explore the business and strategic implications of the cognitive technologies.

The first edition of Transform.AI took place in Paris in June, 2017. During the event, senior leaders had the opportunity to engage with AI experts in an intimate environment to better understand Artificial Intelligence, its future potential and the changes required to make their business successful in a new landscape.
Please check in regularly for the most up to date list of confirmed speakers and participants.
Aida Ponce Del Castillo
Senior Researcher,
European Trade Union Institute
Alexandre Lebrun
Head of AI (Paris),
André Loesekrug-Pietri
Special Advisor, JEDI (Joint European Disruptive Initiative)
André Manoukian
President and Founder,
Muzeek Inc
Andreas Bergmann
TGV Lyria
Anne-Hélène Nicolas
Founder/Managing Partner, INNOVATYS CONSULTING
Azeem Azhar
The Exponential View
Belen Romana
Non Executive Director,
Santander Group and Aviva plc.
Ben Costantini
Startup Sesame
Bob Winslow
Senior Vice President Global Communications, Oracle
Christophe Nicolas
Group CIO, Kudelski Group
SVP & Founder Kudelski Security
Dan Elron
Managing Partner, Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Technology, Accenture
David Bizer
Talent Fountain
David Champion
Senior Editor,
Harvard Business Review
David Hayat
Deborah Furet
Director of development,
Debra Danielson
SVP M&A Strategy and Distinguished Engineer,
CA Technologies
Delphine Beer-Gabel
New business director,
Edward Chan
Banking Partner,
Elisabeth Dubost
Eric Chaniot
Chief Digital Officer,
Francoise Soulie-Fogelman
Former Professor at Tianjin University and Founding Member of Hub France IA
Frederic Josue
Georgie Courtois
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
Gregoire Ferre
Jean-Georges Malcor
Senior Advisor,
Jean-Luc Dormoy
Energy and IT advisor,
Jean-Yves Naouri
Chairman and CEO,
JYN Partners
Jennifer Schenker
Founder and Editor-in-Chief,
The Innovator
Jerry Smith
VP of Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, Cognizant
Julie-Elya Hasson
Chief Marketing, Digital, Innovation and Customer Officer, Carrefour Group
Karine Perset
Internet Economist,
Laurent Stefani
Managing Director – Artificial Intelligence,
Marie-Christine Levet
Founder and Partner,
Maurizio Rossi
Michael Bayle
Head of Mobile,
Mounir Mahjoubi
Secretary of State in charge of the Digital Sector, France
Nathanael Ackerman
Founder & Managing Director, Hub France IA
Nicolas Demassieux
Senior Vice President Research, Orange Labs
Olivier Debeugny
Lingua Custodia
Olivier Oullier
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Group Internal Audit Director, CNP Assurances
Patrick Albert
President and Founder,
HUB France IA
Paul Daugherty
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture
Peter Zemsky
Deputy Dean,
Philippe Guillaud
Muzeek Inc.
Philippe Roussiere
Accenture Research Innovation Services, Global Lead
Polly Sumner
Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce
Roseline Kalifa
Prof. Ross King
Professor of Machine Intelligence in the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Stephanie Hospital
Sumit Jamuar
Chairman and CEO,
Global Gene Corp
Tim Barker
DataSift / BBI.org
Valérie Coscas
Principal Strategy Manager, Amazon Web Services
Walter Frick
Senior Editor,
Harvard Business Review
Yann Lechelle
Yves Bernaert
Senior Managing Director, Accenture
Yves Caseau
DSI Groupe Michelin
Our program is designed to be as interactive and engaging as possible. No formal presentations but rather frank exchanges and dialogues between peers and AI experts.

14 JUNE 2018
16:00 – 17:00
16:00 – 17:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
17:00 – 17:15
17:00 – 17:15
Welcome remarks
17:15 – 18:00
17:15 – 18:00
Special Opening Keynote: Minister Mounir Mahjoubi
Mounir Mahjoubi, French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs
18:10 – 18:50
18:10 – 18:50
AI in 2018: From mystery, to panacea, to frightening, to something everyone is using more or less…Making sense of it all.
An overview of the major advances in AI that have taken place in the last year, from a research as well as an application standpoint. How quickly is the transformation happening? Is it a gradual change or a revolution and did we overshoot or undershoot how quickly AI would progress and take over?
18:50 – 19:30
18:50 – 19:30
The New Muse: Creation, inspiration, artificial intelligence.... Can these words harmoniously coexist?
To some the idea of a creative machine or robot is a far fetched concept. Others claim that AI will unleash new forms of creativity and unlock more of our potential. What is it?
Cocktail of ideas, drinks and food
15 JUNE 2018
08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Doors Open
09:00 – 09:10
09:00 – 09:10
Welcome Remarks
09:10 – 10:00
09:10 – 10:00
Understanding the problems AI can now solve
AI is going to transform businesses but what exactly does this mean? What are the new opportunities enabled by AI? What type of problems or questions can be addressed with AI that we couldn't answer before? Where in the organization should executives think about using AI and how do you start implementing an "AI first" strategy?
10:00 – 10:50
10:00 – 10:50
Going beyond the algorithm..... understanding the sources of differentiation in the era of AI
If algorithms are open sourced and accessible to all, what is the source of differentiation and competitive advantage? Is it the data? The algorithms? The hardware? When can we truly claim that what companies are doing is "AI" and not just an advanced form of analytics?
10:50– 11:15
10:50– 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00
11:15 – 12:00
Leading the way
What role do leadership teams and board of directors have in ensuring companies are leveraging AI for superior business performance ? How will existing business decision making models and management processes across organizations evolve and how will this affect corporate structures and culture?
12:00 – 12:45
12:00 – 12:45
Making sense of the global race
In the past year the narrative that AI is a national strategic advantage and that we are in a winner take all race has become stronger then ever. What does this mean for Europe? The United States?
12:45 – 13:45
12:45 – 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 – 13:55
13:45 – 13:55
The evolution of the ecosystem
How has the ecosystem evolved since Transform.AI 2017?
13:55 – 14:40
13:55 – 14:40
Learning without accidents
Some believe that robots have no right to make mistakes or to have any doubts. How then should companies determine what are acceptable risks when key decisions are being made by machines? What governance and systems are needed to ensure AI remains honest and useful?
14:40 – 15:20
14:40 – 15:20
How many people really have the AI skills most tech companies want or that most companies think they want? How can they overcome the talent shortage and overcome the AI skills gap?
15:20 – 15:40
15:20 – 15:40
Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:00
15:40 – 16:00
AI for good
How can we tap into the power of AI to make the world a better place? In what ways can we maximize the benefits of AI reach the Sustainable Development Goals?
16:00 – 16:15
16:00 – 16:15
Predictions for next year
Thoughts on where will be in a year's time.
16:15 – 16:30
16:15 – 16:30
Reading your mind
Connecting machines to our brains: a glimpse into how we think and feel
Closing Remarks
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