A Senior Managing Director at Accenture, Lan Guan currently leads the Accenture Center for Advanced AI. Guan advises cross-industry C-suite clients to develop and implement data and Artificial Intelligence strategies and products with strategic goals of helping them grow in the new era of Generative AI. She specializes in data strategy, cloud architecture, robotics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. During her time at Accenture, she has spearheaded a range of leadership initiatives, including serving on the advisory board of the AI4All organization, which aims to significantly increase the number of next-generation AI talents in society. She also pioneered a FutureofU partnership with multiple start-ups to recruit unconventional data and AI talent into Accenture.
Away from Accenture, Guan is an Adjunct Faculty with the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. As the recipient of the Top Women Leaders in Consulting for 2022, Guan has published many industry white papers and journal articles about the growing impact of AI on corporate transformation. She also co-authored a management handbook titled, "Selling Through Someone Else: How to Use Agile Sales Networks to Sell More." In addition, she is a sought-after industry speaker on data and AI. A passionate inventor, Guan holds more than 10 patents. She graduated from Wayne State University with a PhD ABD in econometrics and quantitative economics. Guan also graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA in computational engineering.
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