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Severence  MacLaughlin

Severence MacLaughlin

Artificial Intelligence Expert & Data Scientist


One of the top data scientists in the world, Severence MacLaughlin is a recognized authority on artificial intelligence and leveraging AI, data sciences and advanced analytics to overcome challenges and optimize opportunities. As an advisor to C-level executives and Fortune 500 companies in a range of sectors, including healthcare, banking, financial services, fintech, life sciences/pharma, energy and retail, Dr. MacLaughlin has helped organizations accelerate growth, harness data and leapfrog competition. As a speaker and thought leader, he is known for demystifying the complex, finding actionable ways to improve outcomes, increase productivity, decrease costs, enhance compliance and increase ROI and top line growth. All while providing a fascinating overview of the future of AI and the ever-evolving world of data and analytics. Read More >

Dr. MacLaughlin’s career is marked by an impressive track record in AI, data sciences, operational strategic analytics, biointelligence, competitive intelligence, due diligence and project execution in a range of industries. He currently serves as the Chief of Intelligence, Vice President--Artificial Intelligence & Data Sciences at Capgemini Invent, Capgemini’s digital innovation, consulting and transformation global business line. In this role, he has delivered over 40 new disruptive technologies and/or implemented systems of intelligence resulting in over $1.8B in net present value to customers and an estimated $8B ROI. He is also Founder and Managing Partner, DeLorean Artificial Intelligence, which builds sentient and semi-sentient systems of intelligence to address business and economic challenges for Fortune 500 companies. Previously, Dr. MacLaughlin was Global Head for Artificial Intelligence & Data Sciences in the healthcare and life sciences verticals and Head, Artificial Intelligence Learning Institute and Cognizant Academy of Data Sciences at Cognizant Technology Solutions. Prior to Cognizant, he was Managing Director at MGI&I. Dr. MacLaughlin has also advised the U.S, Australian and several European governments on policy development for AI. He currently serves as special advisor on AI to both the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Globally ranked as the #1 consulting data scientist and #2 healthcare data scientist, Dr. MacLaughlin has authored more than 20 international scientific papers. In addition to speaking to corporate, healthcare and university audiences, he has given lectures and presented papers at international scientific events and academic institutions. Dr. MacLaughlin earned a BS from Cornell University, a doctorate from the University of Adelaide and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of South Australia, where he maintains an adjunct academic position and has taught medical, dental and nursing curricula.

An energizing speaker who prefers explanatory graphics, insightful observations and amusing analogies to technical jargon, Dr. MacLaughlin captures attention and keeps attendees immersed and engaged. Known for adapting his cutting-edge content to range of audiences, he has spoken to C-level executives, tech visionaries, digital thought leaders and general audiences alike. Translating the latest in AI and data science into actionable insights, Dr. McLaughlin keeps you ahead of the curve and ready for the future. Read Less ^

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