TBS Education professors and researchers Akram AL ARISS and Samuel FOSSO WAMBA are among the TOP 2% of the most cited researchers in the world according to the Elsevier BV report drawn up by Stanford University researchers in 2022.

Akram AL ARISS, professor of Human Resources Management at TBS Education, welcomed the accolade, saying,

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“It is a form of recognition by our peers that our work has an impact and a utility for others in the scientific community. Personally, it is always motivating to see such a result. It encourages me to continue working on topics that have a scientific, practical, and social impact. For TBS Education, I think, it shows that its faculty has an important impact worldwide.”

– Akram AL ARISS, professor of Human Resources Management at TBS Education

Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, whose work has figured on the list twice before, said,

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“I am happy to be part of the list for the third time. This is a recognition of the quality of our work by our peers. At the school level, this is a fantastic outcome of all the investments realized by the school to promote cutting-edge research in the school.”

– Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, Head of Research department and professor in Information Systems and Data Science at TBS Education

Since 2019, scientists at Stanford University have published annual data of the top 2% of the world’s most-cited scientists in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. The list is described as :

“A publicly available database of top-cited scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score).” – Elsevier BV

The ranking recognizes the outstanding contribution made by the work of Akram AL ARISS and Samuel FOSSO WAMBA and will impact their academic careers and the reputation of the research carried out at TBS Education.

TBS Education’s Master in Management has been ranked 67th in the prestigious QS Business Masters Rankings 2023 of the 147 best Business Schools worldwide.

TBS Education’s Master in Management program has moved up 5 places!

These 147 international business schools in 34 countries are ranked on 5 criteria: employability, academic reputation, quality/price ratio, alumni and diversity.

Our school is ranked 10th on diversity, a demonstration of TBS Education’s ability to shine brightly on this criterion, which reflects our objectives for this mission-led company. TBS Education supports a greater diversity of open and enlightened people and gives them access to enhanced employability. This is achieved by welcoming more scholarship holders thanks to the modularity of tuition fees, promoting interculturality, integrating people with disabilities, etc.

“I’m delighted that the Master in Management program has moved up five places in this international ranking. I am also particularly proud to be among the world’s top 10 on the diversity criterion. This reflects both the gender balance in our classrooms and the rich mix of nationalities among the professors and students who work together on our campuses in Toulouse, Barcelona, Paris and Casablanca.”

Anne Rivière, Director of the Master in Management Program and Masters of Science (MSc) at TBS Education

TBS EDUCATION, A MISSION-LED COMPANY

TBS Education became a mission-led company in 2021. For an organization, this means defining how it intends to contribute to socio-environmental issues in order to serve a positive society and economy. Four objectives have been defined: education, research, diversity and economic responsibility and sustainability.

Thanks to the societal impact of its research, TBS Education trains a diversity of open-minded and enlightened actors able to contribute via their organizations to a responsible and sustainable economy. This is now the raison d’être of TBS Education.

QS RANKING METHODOLOGY

The QS ranking uses 5 indicators:

  • Employability: The Employer Reputation Index is a measure of employability based on the responses of 61,870 global employers over the past five years. Last Graduate Employment Rate represents the percentage of graduates with a job offer within three months of graduation.
  • Opinion Leadership: The Academic Reputation Index is an academic metric based on responses from more than 200,000 academics in 60 countries around the world. Also quantified is the impact of faculty research in specific academic areas referenced by SCOPUS Data as well as the percentage of PhDs in the faculty.
  • Value for Money: the 10-year return on investment is a measure of factors such as educational attainment, salary growth, and career progression.
  • Alumni Outcomes: the QS Alumni Outcomes Index that looks at schools and universities linked to thousands of alumni successes (CEOs, entrepreneurs, influencers).
  • Student and Faculty Diversity: the gender balance and international mix of students and faculty.

The Financial Times published its international ranking of Masters degrees in Management in September 2022. Our Master in Management program is ranked 50th and has moved up 13 places compared to 2021.

TBS EDUCATION’S MASTER IN MANAGEMENT ONE OF THE TOP 50 IN THE WORLD

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“Our progression in the Financial Times ranking is a testament to the hard work we have done on the school’s academic excellence and its international and intercultural dimension since I took up my position in 2020.


We are proud of our students, our network of graduates, our faculty and staff, and of course our partners with whom we continue to develop the school on a daily basis”
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Stéphanie Lavigne, Managing Director of TBS Education

THE FINANCIAL TIMES RANKING

The Financial Times, Europe’s leading financial and economic media, publishes seven rankings per year of international business school programs such as Executive MBAs, Masters in Finance, Masters in Management and others.

The data is collected through online questionnaires which consider information provided by the business schools themselves and by their alumni.

The Financial Times uses a wide range of criteria to compile its rankings:

  • average salary three years after graduation;
  • employment rate three months after graduation;
  • the relationship between the cost of education and student wages;
  • the percentage of international students in the school;
  • international student mobility and number of foreign faculty;
  • the percentage of women among both students and faculty.

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The vocation of the Masters in Management is to train future managers who are responsible, capable of implementing innovative projects that meet current sustainability challenges, with a true sense of collective intelligence.

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“I am very proud of the strong progression TBS Education’s Masters in Management program has achieved in the Financial Times ranking. It demonstrates the great collective dynamics of this program, which is committed to the academic excellence of its teachers, to supporting students in their career paths, and to giving them a true international student experience. Alumni, students and staff can now be proud to belong to the group of the 50 best Masters in Management programs in the world”.

Anne Rivière, Director of the Master in Management Program and Masters of Science (MSc) at TBS Education

TBS Education’s Inspiring Guest project is in the spotlight for its innovative approach to teaching finance. After winning the Best Session Award at the AOM Teaching and Learning Conference and the Best Innovation Strategy Award from AMBA, it has been awarded the FMA Innovation in Teaching Award!

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2021 FMA Innovation in Teaching Award

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The Financial Management Association International‘s (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award was created to recognize inspiring educators, improve the quality and relevance of education in finance and spread successful innovative practices. This international competition is open to any educator who teaches undergraduate or graduate students in finance.

The finalists are selected by a committee based on 3 criterias:

  • Innovation
  • Broad transferability of the teaching technique in terms of resources and instructor skills/connections
  • Measurable impact on students, institutions of higher education, and the finance profession

David Stolin, co-founder of TBS Education’s Inspiring Guest program with Elie Gray, received the 1st prize for their project “Teaching finance through short humorous videos made in collaboration with a comedian”.

Injecting humor into teaching finance

TBS Education is constantly exploring unconventional teaching methods, favoring pedagogical innovation for the benefit of its students. The Business School offers a wide range of technics to acquire knowledge and prepare for the business world. By offering an innovative approach to teaching, we capture students’ attention, make the content more memorable and develop their agility.

The first edition of Inspiring Guest project is developed around educational videos staring the Californian comedian Sammy Obeid. Not only the stand-up comedian is the host of “100 Humans” on Netflix but he is also a UC Berkeley Math & Business graduate.

The success of this first edition exceeded the expectations of the pedagogical team. Fully satisfied with the outcome, the Business School is currently preparing a new exciting edition of TBS Inspiring Guest.

October 15, 2021 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Paris Time

The “AI Day” Webinar Program

  • 9:00-9:05 am – Welcome to the Post-Covid Talk Series – Prof. Samuel Fosso Wamba – Head of the Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics – TBS – Toulouse, France
  • 9:05- 9:10 am – Welcome – Prof. Mercy Mpinganjira– Director of the School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems in the College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 9:10-9:15 am – Welcome
  • 9:15-10:00 am – Artificial Intelligence myths debunked – how AI is transforming industry for the global good– Prof Michael BLUMENSTEIN, Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management), Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • 10:00-10:45 am – Telemedicine and precision medicine: the role of data in healthcare innovation – Prof Andrea MANTOVANI and Prof Chiara CANTA – TBS -Toulouse, France
  • 10:45-11:15 am – Covid-19 Vaccine hesitancy: A Social Media Analysis– Dr NYAWA Serge– TBS -Toulouse, France
  • 11:15-12:00 am – Artificial Intelligence: developing technology that is responsible – Prof Amir M. Sharif, University of Bradford – Bradford, UK
  • 12:00-1:15 pm – LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:15-1:45 pm – Sharing some insights from APEM and TBS collaboration on AI – Thomas Henin, Marketing Director, APEM, France
  • 1:45-2:15 pm – Scaling AI at Airbus – VALENTIN FABRICE –Head of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence – Airbus, France
  • 2:15-2:45 pm – Regular road object consolidation for connected and autonomous driving– Dr Dieudonné TCHUENTE – TBS -Toulouse, France
  • 2:45-3:15 pm – Artificial Intelligence and Applications: Showcasing recent projects – Prof Abejide Ade-Ibijola – Department of Applied Information Systems, School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • 3:15-3:45 pm – A New EU Framework for Regulating AI? The Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act – Prof. W. Gregory Voss – TBS – Toulouse, France
  • 3:45-4:15 pm – Democratizing Data Science for the Non-Sciences – Prof Hossana Twinomurinzi – Head of The Centre for Applied Data Science, School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • 4:15-4:45 pm – Assessing the Impact of AI-Enabled Entrepreneurial Capabilities on Innovation and Performance – Dr Yulia W. Sullivan – Hankamer School of Business – Baylor University, US and Prof. Samuel Fosso Wamba –TBS – Toulouse, France
  • 4:45-6:00 pm – Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks – Prof. Samuel Fosso Wamba, Prof Hossana Twinomurinzi & Julius Akinyemi

Speakers

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Amir M. SHARIF, University of Bradford

Title:Artificial Intelligence: developing technology that is responsible

Bio: Amir M. Sharif is the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Circular Economy. Before joining the University of Bradford in 2017 as Associate Dean (International and Accreditations), Amir held several senior academic leadership positions including as Head of Brunel Business School, Associate Head, Director of MBA Programmes, Director of Learning and Teaching and was the Founding Director of the Operations and Supply Chain Systems group (OASIS) (at Brunel University London).

Before joining academia, Amir worked for several years as an industry practitioner in the financial services and professional services sector including for JPMorgan, UBS Investment Bank and KPMG, gaining deep experience across technology, manufacturing and the public sector as a result. Starting his academic career as a researcher within the field of artificial intelligence, Amir rapidly developed his research interests to apply his knowledge to addressing complex societal challenges in the areas of food security, circular economy, healthcare, operations / supply chain management, decision-making and humanitarian logistics. His specific area of interest is in the application of systems thinking, causal and cognitive models to explore human decision-making behaviours in complex environments. He has extensive international teaching and research experience including across Europe, MENA / Gulf region, South Asia and the UK (having also taught at the University of Cambridge and Goldsmiths College (University of London)).

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Dieudonné TCHUENTE, TBS

Title : Regular road object consolidation for connected and autonomous driving

Bio: Dr. Dieudonné Tchuente is assistant professor in computer science and big data at Toulouse Business School.

His research interests include user modeling for personalized applications in information systems, intelligent transportation systems, social networks analysis, AI and big data applications. He has also been senior consultant and big data architect for many years in many telecommunications or transport companies, working on many R&D data driven projects such as the design of new cloud-based services from crowdsourced vehicles sensors data, for connected and autonomous driving.

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Gregory VOSS, TBS

Bio: Voss is an Associate Professor of Business Law at TBS Business School. His research interests center on technology law, with a focus on EU law regulating new technologies (e.g., General Data Protection Regulation, EU Digital Agenda, and EU Copyright law). He also writes about legal strategy in this context, and about comparative law in data privacy. His articles have appeared in law and technology journals in the United States and France, among other research outlets, and he has contributed to research handbooks and monographs published in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Canada. His practitioner book “Navigating EU Privacy and Data Protection Laws” (co-written with Katherine Woodcock) was published by the American Bar Association.

He teaches in the M1 Big Data program at TBS Barcelona, and in the MS AI & Business Transformation taught jointly by TBS Toulouse and ISAE. In addition to being a member of TBS’s Artificial Intelligence & Business Analytics Center of Excellence, he is an associated member of the Research Institute on European, International and Comparative Law (IRDEIC) at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.

Chiara CANTA and Andrea MANTOVANI, TBS

Title: “Telemedicine and precision medicine: the role of data in healthcare innovation”

  • General Presentation of the project (10 minutes, Chiara and Andrea)
  • Privacy regulation, intellectual property rights, and medical innovation (10 minutes, Chiara)
  • Health data pooling platforms (10 minutes, Andrea)
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Chiara Canta earned her PhD in 2010 from Toulouse School of Economics. She was a post-doctoral fellow at CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Assistant Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics. Since 2017, she is Associate Professor at Toulouse Business School.

Her research focuses on health economics, public economics, and industrial organization, and has been published in journals such has the Journal of Health Economics, Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, and European Economic Review.

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Andrea Mantovani received is PhD in Economics from CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain. He joined Toulouse Business School in 2020 as Associate Professor. His main research focuses on industrial economics, digital platforms, managerial economics, competition policy, economics of innovation, and environmental economics.

He has published in journals such as Management Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, European Economic Review, and Health Economics, among others.

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Michael BLUMENSTEIN, Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management), Faculty of Engineering and IT
​University of Technology Sydney

Title: “Artificial Intelligence myths debunked – how AI is transforming industry for the global good”

Bio: Michael Blumenstein is currently a Professor and the Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management) in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at UTS where he concluded his role as Head of the School of Software. He formerly served as the Head of the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University, and earlier as the Dean (Research) in the Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology Group.
Michael is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the areas of automated Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, and his current research interests include Marine Life and Shark Detection from Video Imagery, Document Analysis, Video-based/multi-lingual Text Detection and Signature Verification. He has published over 300 papers in refereed books, conferences and journals. His research also spans various projects applying Artificial Intelligence to the fields of Engineering, Environmental Science, Neurobiology and Coastal Management. Michael has secured internal/nationally competitive research grants to undertake these projects with funds exceeding AUD $6 Million. Components of his research into the predictive assessment of beach conditions have been commercialised for use by local government agencies, coastal management authorities and in
commercial applications.
In addition, Michael’s team has developed SharkSpotter, a world-first AI-based technology for detecting Sharks in the ocean from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The software was developed in collaboration with local company, The Ripper Group, to protect beachgoers and to save lives. It has
been deployed at over 50 beaches in Australia (including within New South Wales and Queensland).
SharkSpotter has attracted numerous industry awards, including recent recognition at the National iAwards for the 2018 AI or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year. Following the success of SharkSpotter, Michael’s team has developed world-first technology to protect North Queensland’s
waterways from predators via the launch of CrocSpotter in 2019. In 2020, Michael’s Team was conferred the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) Industry Champions Innovation Award for research undertaken on their AI-Spotter suite of technology.
In 2009 Michael was named as one of Australia’s Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation in the Australian’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders Series supported by Microsoft. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Abejide ADE-IBIJOLA, Associate Professor: Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Department of Applied Information Systems, School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics

Title: Artificial Intelligence and Applications: Showcasing recent projects. 

Bio: Prof. Abejide Ade-Ibijola holds a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently an Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Applications in the Department of Applied Information Systems at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. Abejide is rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and he is mainly interested in problems/algorithms in Artificial Intelligence, and innovations for driving the 4th Industrial Revolution. Abejide has bagged 100+ career awards and recognitions. He is a Two-time Winner of the UJ Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards for the Innovation of the year 2019 and Teacher Excellence 2020. More at: abejide.org.

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Hossana TWINOMURINZI, Professor with the Department of Applied Information Systems, University of Johannesburg

Title: Democratizing Data Science for the Non-Sciences

Bio: Hossana Twinomurinzi BSc Hons (Mathematics), Masters (IT), PhD (IT) is a C2 NRF Rated Researcher and Professor with the Department of Applied Information Systems, University of Johannesburg. He is currently leading the Centre for Applied Data Science in the School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems. He is also Associate Editor for the African Journal of Information and Communication. His primary research interests are in Data Science, Digital Skills / Government / Development. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies and Reading and Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa. He has extensive management and executive experience having served in chief executive and senior management positions.

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Mercy MPINGANJIRA

Bio: Prof Mercy Mpinganjira is the Director of the School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She joined the University of Johannesburg in 2007. Before becoming the Director of the School, she was the Head of the Department of Marketing Management. Prof Mpinganjira holds a PhD (Management), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia. She also has a BSc (with distinction) from the University of Malawi. Professor Mpinganjira’s research interests are in the areas of Consumer Behaviour and Digital Marketing. Her work has been published in several books, national and international journals as well as conference proceedings. Her current research includes studies on AI in Marketing.

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Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, TBS

Dr. Samuel Fosso Wamba is a Professor at TBS Education, France, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at The University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada.  He earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada.  He also holds two master’s degrees: one MSc in mathematics from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada and another MSc in electronic commerce (major: computer science) from HEC Montreal, Canada. His current research focuses on the business value of I.T., inter-organizational systems adoption, use and impacts, supply chain management, electronic commerce, blockchain, artificial intelligence for business, social media, business analytics, big data, and open data. He is a CompTIA RFID+ Certified Professional and the Academic Co-Founder of RFID Academia. Apart from teaching and conducting research, He leads the newly created Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence & Business Analytics at TBS Education. He has been recently recognized as the most influential scholar in big data analytics and enterprises based on the number of published articles and citations and among the 2% of the most influential scholars in the world based on the Mendeley database that includes 100,000 top scientists. He ranks in ClarivateTMs 1% most cited scholars in the world for 2020, from the “Highly Cited ResearchersTM” list that identifies global research scientists who show exceptional influence-reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers.  He ranks in CDO Magazine’s Leading Academic Data Leaders 2021. Furthermore, his current Google Scholar h-index is 52, with 12,124 citations by September 3, 2021.

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Serge NYAWA

Title: Covid-19 Vaccine hesitancy: A Social Media Analysis,

Authors: Serge Nyawa, Samuel Fosso-Wamba and Dieudonné Tchuenté

Abstract : Despite the availability of vaccine doses, a huge part of the population is hesitating to be vaccinated against COVID19, most of them are taking a wait-and-see approach (France (60%), Russia (57%) and South Africa (47%), USA (30%), UK (22%), by May 2021). Anti-vaccination activists are spreading negative rumours about available vaccines. The World Health Organization considers vaccine hesitancy as one of the more important global health threats. Most often, vaccine hesitancy comes out after debates or partial information relatively to a specific disease. The reasons why people can hesitate to be vaccinated are of many folds: a lack of confidence, complacency or unnecessity, and difficult accessibility. This study contributes to the growing literature on developing tools to identify people who are hesitating and antivaxxers. We rely on Machine Learning and deep learning models to develop and compare within the same framework models able to recognize messages from an hesitant and an antivaxxer. We obtain that Random Forest outperforms the others methods with 85% of accuracy. Our result can be used to improve government vaccination campaigns against COVID19 on social media.

Bio: Serge Nyawa is currently an Assistant Professor at Toulouse Business School. He is interested in Financial Economics, Econometrics, Big Data and Social Media Analytics. His research includes financial systemic risk, estimation and forecasting of high dimensional covolatility matrices for portfolio allocation, risk management, asset pricing, Machine learning and Social Media Analytics.

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Thomas HENIN

Titre : Sharing some insights from APEM and TBS collaboration on AI

Bio: Thomas worked for various B2C & B2B companies on several continents and has been entrusted with multiple roles in sales, marketing, strategic & innovation management, and business management. He joined the APEM Group in 2019 as Group Marketing Director to support the company’s strategic choices. He is conducting several innovations, digitalization, and data-driven projects to set the path for future value.

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Yulia W. SULLIVAN

Title: Assessing the Impact of AI-Enabled Entrepreneurial Capabilities on Innovation and Performance

Bio: Yulia W. Sullivan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Business Analytics in Hankamer Business School at Baylor University. She earned her PhD degree in information systems from the University of North Texas. Her research interests include cognitive information systems, human-computer interaction, the value of IT, IS and decision making, and mixed methods research. Her work has been accepted and/or published in several journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, and others. She has also presented her research at many international conferences including the International Conference on Information Systems and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

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Fabrice VALENTIN, Head of Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, AIRBUS

Fabrice Valentin was appointed Head of AA & AI in February 2021, in charge of a Product Service Line aiming at providing end-to-end AI solutions.
The various teams are composed of Data Scientists, AI as well as IT experts & specialists and their mission is to scale AI across all of Airbus. Before embarking on this journey, Fabrice was leading an intrapreneurship project as part of the Airbus BizLab aiming at providing an innovative digital service solution for the air transport industry while he was also in charge of the Market Forecast department within Strategy.
Previous to this, Fabrice Valentin has been involved with technology valuation for the CTO and performing various roles for the Commercial / Strategy function of Airbus in Toulouse headquarters as well as Operations
in Germany.
Fabrice Valentin has studied both in France and Germany and graduated as electrical engineer from the Karlsruhe University in 2004.
Before joining Airbus and after being involved in a few start-ups, he ran R&D projects for a German automotive supplier in several countries, USA (California), and India (Bangalore), where he set up an engineering department.

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