Nigel Duffy is a technologist and entrepreneur serving as EY Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader in Global Innovation. In this role, he is responsible for the application of AI throughout EY. As leader of the EY AI Lab, he is responsible for projects driving strategic transformation of how we operate, compete and provide services. He is also strengthening relationships with start-ups and academic communities worldwide. Before joining EY, he was a founder and executive in deep technology start-ups which use AI to run hedge funds, design pharmaceuticals, control computer games and improve online retail. Nigel has built research organizations and revolutionary products in a variety of fields. He is a highly cited author with papers in machine learning, linguistics, biology, economics, chemistry and computer science. He holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from University College Dublin and a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His original research includes the first theoretical papers on gradient boosting. Nigel sits on the board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Board for Systems That Learn.