Director of the Research and Scientific Programs Group
Valerie is Director of the Research Group and Scientific Programs at ServiceNow Research where she leads the fundamental research teams and applied research labs. She previously held the role of Director of Basic Research at Element AI until its acquisition by ServiceNow in January 2021.Prior to joining the Element AI team, Valerie served as Executive Director of IVADO at its inception, where she worked to build the community and team while securing partnerships and funding. She was instrumental in the creation of several initiatives including the Data Philanthropy Hub and SynapseC. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. She began her career as a researcher and worked for 15 years in the field of sustainable development. She was director of CIRAIG, the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services, and co-founder and director of CIRODD, the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Operationalization of Sustainable Development, before making the leap into the world of artificial intelligence. Her somewhat atypical background now allows her to approach the development of artificial intelligence in a sustainable and responsible manner with her team.