March 13-15, 2019
Montreal, Canada

The path to an AI-driven subsidiarity

The talk will describe my role as an AI engineer in the transformation of Decathlon from a sport retailer to a sport platform. I will describe the challenges involved in the development of an AI-driven platform, detail the projects (image recognition to create a marketplace, personalization to improve user experience and retention) where AI has created the most value and describe the contribution of external developers to our projects.

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Samuel Mercier

Décathlon Canada

Chief data scientist 05/2018 - today
Décathlon Canada
Postdoctoral fellow in artificial intelligence 06/2016 - 04/2018
University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
PhD in chemical engineering 09/2012 - 04/2016
Sherbrooke University (Qc, Canada). Awarded a mention of excellence.

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