Dr. Athina Kanioura

Accomplished innovator and data scientist

An accomplished innovator and data scientist, Dr. Athina Kanioura is recognised as one of the world’s most powerful women in the data economy. Athina is passionate about responsible business and argues artificial intelligence, automation and analytics can bring great benefit when applied with a “human-first” approach.

Athina specialises in data science, applied statistics and machine learning, advanced statistical and econometric analysis. Throughout her career, she’s focused on a wide range of areas including: personalization, customer analytics, pricing, omnichannel optimization, marketing and communication effectiveness and content optimization.

Athina has grown Accenture’s data science team to more than 3,000 strong around the world. She is a sought after commentator on ethics, talent and value related to AI and data.

Athina holds a B.Sc. in Maritime Economics from the University of Piraeus (Greece), a M.A in Economics and Finance from the University of Sheffield (UK), and a PhD in Macroeconomics and Econometrics from the University of Sheffield (UK). She is based out of London where she lives with her husband and two sons.

AI means business
  • Creating value with the right AI strategy
  • Rethinking AI talent in the workplace
  • Scaling AI with ethics in mind
  • Maximising the value of AI