Jodie Wallis is a senior leader at Accenture and the Managing Director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada. Jodie is responsible for expanding Accenture’s business presence in the AI ecosystem, attracting top talent, and bringing innovation and global AI expertise to Canadian clients across all industries.
In her role, Jodie leads Accenture’s collaboration with AI business partners and academia, at a time when organizations are beginning to embed AI into their core ways of doing business. She also works with Canadian clients to unlock the potential benefits of AI, and oversees Accenture’s investments in the Canadian AI ecosystem, including its sponsorship of the Vector Institute for artificial intelligence.
During her 24 years at Accenture, Jodie has developed deep expertise in management consulting and technology consulting. She has served clients in several industries including, most recently, personal and commercial banking and life and health insurance where she has helped some of Canada’s largest organizations to develop strategies, business solutions and operating models that deliver added value to both customers and shareholders.
Jodie earned her Bachelor of Mathematics with Honours from the University of Waterloo, where she majored in Operations Research and minored in Statistics and Computer Science. She actively volunteers in the Toronto community, serving on the organizing committee of the Covenant House Guts + Glory Corporate Challenge, which raises funds for Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth.
Jodie is also a co-host of the upcoming podcast series “The AI Effect”.