Olivier Penel
Data strategist and advisor, SAS Global Technology Practice

Artificial Intelligence and Analytics are re-shaping the world we live in. From life partner choices to political campaign management, sport performance optimization and of course business decisions, AI is weaving into more and more aspects of society, businesses and personal lives. In this innovation race, data is the “new black”, data science is emerging as a new profession, and ethics is becoming the new frontier of technology.

With a long-lasting obsession for data, Olivier is passionate about data-driven innovation, artificial intelligence and how it relates to bigger questions such as privacy and ethics.

As a thought leader, public speaker and trusted advisor, Olivier enjoys providing strategic guidance to customers to accelerate their digital transformation, to truly become data-driven organizations, and to proactively and holistically leverage their most valuable assets: data.

Olivier has an engineering degree in Human-Computer Interactions with a minor in Philosophy, Technology, and Cognition. He is currently acting as an advisor in the Global Technology Practice at SAS Institute.

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Speaker engagements

WhenWhatWhereOrganizer
2020CIO Summit IDC France
2020Global AI, Data Analytics & Insights Summit Online eventBERRY Professionals
2020Qatar World AI Show Virtual EventTrescon
2020Webinar “AI for Grown-Ups” on 27th OctoberOn-demand WebinarSAS
2020Facilitation of Hannah Fry’s talk “The Trouble with Automated Decision Making”On-demandSAS
2020Webinar “Resilience & Analytics: what can we learn from the pandemic?” on 30th JuneOn-demand WebinarSAS
2020Road2AI roadshow “Step up your Analytics Game” Bucharest / On-demand VideoSAS
2019Moderated a panel discussion during the Telco Executive Experience DayAnalytics Experience / On-demand VideoSAS
2019AI Governance, both an ethical and a business imperativeAnalytics Experience / On-demand videoSAS
2019Vers une IA fiable, responsable et productive - Foundation for Analytics - SAS Roadshow#Cloud Business Center, ParisSAS
2019Getting AI out of the lab and into the real world - w Frederik Vandenberghe. SAS RoadshowPullman Brussels Centre Midi SAS
2019Getting AI out of the lab into the real world - Platform RoadshowIT University, CopenhagenSAS
2019Trust: The Single Currency for Ethical and Productive AI - Platform RoadshowInterContinental Hotel, IstanbulSAS
2018Will data privacy kill innovation? Webinar held at In:Confidence 2018 - video recordingLondonPrivitar
2018GDPR ConferenceTokyo, JapanSAS
2018Will data privacy kill innovation? Webcasts in English and FrenchWebinarSAS
2018Supporting GDPR in a Data Driven OrganizationMontreal, CanadaSAS
2018Presenting Innovating with AI in a GDPR World and facilitating the Data Innovation trackAnalytics Experience, Milan, ItalySAS

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