Paul Daugherty

Group Chief Executive - Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

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Travels From: New York City, USA

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    Paul Daugherty

    Group Chief Executive - Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: New York City, USA

    Paul Daugherty is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Paul Daugherty Speaker Biography

    Technology speaker Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s Group Chief Executive – Technology & Chief Technology Officer. He oversees all aspects of developing and delivering Technology’s capabilities, bringing innovation, intelligence, and deep industry experience together with leading technologies from ecosystem partners to help clients reinvent their businesses as intelligent enterprises and innovate at scale. As chief technology officer, Paul is responsible for driving innovation through research and development (R&D) activities in Accenture Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally. He founded and oversees Accenture Ventures, which is focused on strategic equity investments and open innovation to accelerate growth. Paul is responsible for managing Accenture’s alliances, partnerships and senior-level relationships with leading and emerging technology companies, and he leads Accenture’s Global CIO Council and annual CIO and Innovation Forum. He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

    Paul continues to play a key role in evolving Accenture’s Technology business to lead and shape the industry. He is responsible for developing and scaling new businesses including Blockchain, Extended Reality and Quantum Computing. He also developed Accenture’s Digital business vision and helped shape Accenture’s early moves to establish its digital business leadership. He founded Accenture’s Cloud business, was instrumental in launching Accenture’s SaaS, big data and open source businesses, and played a key role in the company’s technology business during the major transitions to client/server computing and internet-based computing.

    In 2019, Paul was named to Retail Week’s Tech 100, a list of the most influential leaders shaping the future of commerce through technology and digital innovation. He accepted the FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership in 2019 for Accenture’s work in applying ethical principles to the development and use of artificial intelligence and other innovative 21st century technologies. Paul was named to Adweek 50 2017, the prestigious recognition of top marketing, media and technology executives who, in Adweek’s words, are “using cutting-edge tech guided by hard-won insights to blaze new trails.”

    Paul is co-author of Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI, a seminal book providing a much-needed management playbook for the business of AI, recently published by Harvard Press. The book has been praised by Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Arianna Huffington (CEO of Thrive Global), Marc Benioff (Chairman and CEO of Salesforce), Doug McMillon (President and CEO of Walmart), and many more.

    Paul Daugherty is a popular tech speaker and writer on the future of technology innovation and its implications for business and society. He is regularly featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Economist, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Cheddar financial news network, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business and CNBC.

    Additionally, Paul is a passionate advocate for equal opportunity, inclusion, and diversity in technology. He serves on the board of directors of Girls Who Code and is a strong advocate and sponsor of Code.org. He was also recognized with an Institute for Women’s Leadership award, honoring business leaders who have supported diversity in the workplace and the advancement of women.

    Paul joined Accenture in 1986 and became a partner in 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife.

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    Paul Daugherty Keynote Topics

    AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready?

    Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in the environment. Twenty-first-century pioneers are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind

    In this speech, Accenture's CTO Paul Daugherty will talk about:

    · How Digital transformation grants companies exceptional capabilities. But it also creates enormous expectations.
    · Amid these rising expectations, every business is investing in digital technologies, raising the question of how leaders will set themselves apart.
    · Companies looking to differentiate themselves must be aware of five distinct trends that will characterize the “post-digital” future.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has radically transformed the working environment. Endless Zoom calls, Teams meetings and Slack chats are the new normal as almost everyone works from home. But will this be the way forever? Paul Daugherty, Accenture's CTO, gives a fascinating speech on the future of work, where he shares the latest trends in business innovation and investing in new technologies that will create new roles for people, rather than just replace humans with machines.

    Paul Daugherty, Accenture's CTO, believes that calling something digital to imply it is innovative is a thing of the past. Digital is everywhere, and any company that is not fully digital by now will have a very difficult future. Join him in this fascinating talk, covering what are the qualities that the successful post-digital organization has to have:

    · Embracing artificial intelligence
    · Leveraging personalization
    · Empowering workers with amplified capabilities
    · Customization and real-time delivery as a competitive advantage

    AI is one of the most profound technologies of our time, with practical implications for business, society, politics, economics, governance, customer experience, and even ethics. In this keynote speech, Accenture's Chief Technology Officer, Paul Daugherty, will talk about the role of artificial intelligence in business and will also offer practical advice for senior leaders to innovate with AI.

    Paul Daugherty Speaking Videos

    Tech Vision 2020: Paul Daugherty
    Paul Daugherty - Human + Machine