New York City-based Paul R. Daugherty (@PaulDaugh) is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Accenture. He leads Accenture's AI initiatives, as well as its R&D facilities around the world. San Francisco-based H. James (Jim) Wilson (@HJamesWilson) is Managing Director of Information Technology and Business Research at Accenture Research. He is the coauthor of What's the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best Management Thinking (Harvard Business Review Press). Author social media/website info: Daugherty: accenture.com/us-en/company-paul-daugherty, twitter.com/pauldaugh, linkedin.com/in/paul-r-daugherty/ Wilson: accenture.com/us-en/company-james-wilson, twitter.com/hjameswilson, linkedin.com/in/h-james-wilson
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