Mr. Albert Antoine

Albert Antoine, a Vietnamese native from Hue, left his World Bank job in Paris and arrived in Singapore in 1988. He set up a company, providing consulting services in the area of Artificial Intelligence.

Subsequently, he set up ILOG, a NASDAQ AI firm headquartered in the Bay Area with regional head office in Singapore. ILOG was later acquired by IBM in 2009.

For the past 30 years, he has been advising the Singapore government and Asian companies on the use of advanced technologies to optimize operation, achieving competitive advantage. Albert has also been involved in many urban planning projects that constitute the master planning of Smart Cities today.

Mr. Albert Antoine
Senior AI and Technology Consultant

Albert is a serial entrepreneur who has set up no less than 15 startups and grew it into full global companies. He still serves on the board of many portfolio companies advising them on strategic management & marketing.

Albert, a veteran in A.I., has participated in numerous Data Science projects, helping large and small firms ride the “Big Data” wave … He is part of the French-Singapore think tank that studies the impacts of AI on our daily life as well as on the world economy.

Albert is now the Asia Pacific Senior Vice President of Dataiku, a rising star in the field of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. He is setting up a team in Singapore to serve Dataiku’s customers in the Asia Pacific region. He is also the Managing Partner of Antony Consulting, a Management Consulting Firm that aims at helping companies create opportunities and achieving value.

Albert holds a Master of Science in Management of Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA (MIT2000) as well as a Master in Computer Science from the International Institute of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence of Marseille, France (IIRIAM1984).

ABSTRACT

Developing and emerging countries have been leveraging on the lower cost of labor to gain competitive advantage.

With the advent of Industry 4.0, in the near future, manufacture a product in Vietnam would have the same cost as in the USA or Europe. Developed countries will then move their factories back home, closer to their consumers, compensating the labor with technologies like Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

How Vietnam can cope with this change? Is Manufacturing the whole picture for Vietnam economic growth? What are the leverage points Vietnam should lean on to create value, to boost its economy? What are preparations needed for a smooth transition to this new economy where Artificial Intelligence is ubiquitous, like electricity in our life today?

In this short presentation, I will attempt to address part of the questions above but, at the same time, I encourage you to send me (albert.antoine@gmail.com) yours that I will introduce as topics of the panel discussion participated by many high-level Vietnam government and international officials. I look forward to seeing you at the event on 13 July 2018.