Head, Artificial Intelligence Accelerator, Data Analytics Centre / NRC Digital Technologies, National Research Council
Yvan Gauthier is a senior research council officer with the National Research Council of Canada’s Digital Technologies Division, where he leads the AI Accelerator for the Government of Canada. The AI Accelerator delivers impactful and responsible AI solutions to other federal departments and agencies, and supports them in their digital transformation. Before joining the NRC, Yvan worked for 20 years as a defence scientist with the Department of National Defence (DND), where he became the first-ever Director of Data Science and established a new enterprise data science team supporting DND’s Chief Data Officer. He also chaired a NATO Specialist Team on Advanced Analytics and AI and has led several operational research projects while being embedded with various branches of DND and the Canadian Armed Forces.