He delivered transformation and change at the Royal Bank of Canada as Associate Director during the 2008 financial crisis. At Citi Group, he was one of the heads of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. It was here that he delivered the first AI robotics program. This placed the company ahead of competitors in the financial services industry.
Furthermore as an international keynote speaker, he is often called upon to open or close some of the industry’s largest events. Regarded by many as a thought leader, Danilo is published in several, highly respected publications such as Bloomberg and The Times.
Danilo’s podcast interview with Intelligent Automation Radio
Every moonshot needs a rocket. For many enterprises around the world, digital transformation is their moonshot, and automation + artificial intelligence is their rocket. In order for those digital transformations to achieve mission objectives though, enterprises must scale up their automation & AI deployments. When they do, the results can be out-of-this-world. But why do some automation & AI initiatives deliver such extraordinary returns while others fail to launch? Furthermore, why do others manage lifting off, but fail to break free from the gravitational bonds of corporate inertia?
For answers to these & other questions, they turned to Danilo McGarry. Danilo’s track record of producing outsized results with automation and AI at his current & prior roles might be unprecedented. Here he shares his valuable insights, including the surprisingly aggressive minimum ROI you should aim for in year one of your automation projects. Also covered are the specific steps to take to overcome internal robophobia about automation & AI. And why proof of concept projects are a waste of money.
What people say about Danilo McGarry
Danilo is one of the most influential people in the Automation and AI industry. He opens up the biggest international events in this space and his views and opinions on different solutions and topics are highly sought after by C-level executives, as he has the experience to back them up. The Times and various respected publications also recognise him as a thought leader on these topics too, which on its own says it all!
Alex Purvis – Director, Enate
“Danilo is an outstanding speaker! He has lead some of our AI & RPA discussions and his knowledge within this field has inspired many technology leaders from international enterprises.”
Anita Oakley – Director, Inspired Business Media
“With his extensive knowledge of AI and Automation technologies, Danilo was an excellent choice for my podcast. In fact, his episode remains one of the most popular ever released, with thousands of listens. What stuns me about Danilo is his depth of thought. He has profound ideas about how AI and Automation will affect societies, businesses and individuals. Recognising both the opportunities and the risks presented by technology. The way that he can connect ideas from disparate industries and present them in ways that everyone can understand sets him apart as a Thought Leader and world-class Keynote Speaker. He is a leading light in the industry and my go-to person for industry trends and developments.
On a personal note, Danilo has also been incredibly encouraging of my work. He’s challenged and inspired me to think bigger. For this I am and always will be grateful. Danilo is a force for good in this world and it is a privilege to know him.”
Richard Foster-Fletcher – Founder of NeuralPath.io and MKAI Chair
“Danilo is a one of a kind thought leader within the AI & automation space with an exceptional track record of project successes. He is really passionate about how organisations can use technology to better their business for both customers and staff. I have no doubt Danilo will continue to bring forward innovate ways we can embrace AI & automation to better the world as we know it today.”
Ivan Abis – Senior Management, Maximise IT
“I have worked with Danilo across a number of different mediums including conferences, virtual round tables, private round table dinners, and have even had the pleasure of being able to interview him on the impact of AI and automation on society. Danilo is one of the most engaging speakers I have worked with, and his perspective is not only informative and enlightening-he makes the content engaging and easy to understand and relate to.”
Abi Labaton – Senior Management, Inspired Business Media
He has the innate ability to explain and capture his audience with great ease. He has the unique talent of breaking down complex subjects and explaining them in a way that captures everyone’s attention. He brings a fresh perspective and clarity to a topic filled with misconceptions. It was a real honor to have Danilo.
Malvina EL-Sayegh – StayHuman Podcast Founder
“Danilo is a smart, hard-working and passionate leader who is not afraid to try a new innovative approach rather that sticking with the status quo. He listens to all the points of view and will chime in with suggestions, seeking a consensus rather than making unilateral decisions without having buy-in. He thinks long term rather than just getting sucked into the day-to-day. He is approachable and genuinely wants the best for those he works with.”
Michael Pearce – Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
“I worked with Danilo during our time at CitiGroup where he lead the RPA/Machine Learning/Ai space for one of the banks 5 divisions. Immediately Danilo became an integral part of the team and setup and completely owned his space. His knowledge of change management/rpa/transformation and how to get buy in from vital stakeholders was head and shoulders above anyone else I have ever worked with. In the end Danilo broke CitiGroup records in delivering its first Ai Automation and program and setup a legacy of plans for years to come given his incredible skills to see and plan into the future and influence those around him (a vital skills when there are so many conflicts of interest in a program with so much change). It was a pleasure to work with Danilo he is truly a great leader.”
Ben Roberts – Management, Novosco
“I have known Danilo when he was at Citi Bank; he is a versatile character with loads of talents, business acumen, strategic thought leadership and extensive experience in Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning space and his strategic & thought leadership skills are in par with C Level Strategic Management at a large corporate. He has been heading AI/ ML Strategic Program for entire Citi Bank ICG Markets Cluster for global delivery which he was responsible for a multi million dollar program. He played a key role in expanding the bank’s AI / ML strategic initiatives from the scratch and managed a large pool of highly talented multi GEO teams and was engaged in multi cluster deployments across globe spanning EMEA, NAM, LATAM and APAC regions.
His effective communication, extensive experience and exposure in business and AI/ ML tech knowledge and negotiation skills, superlative customer service, training and development skills, Operations knowledge, and partner management has not only helped to manage both internal and external customers but also to achieve quantum leap in business results; exposure he received in AI and ML space with sound professional and educational background would be definite competitive edge in his career. I wish him a best of luck!”
Duminda Jayathilake – Management, John Keells Holdings PLC
“Danilo is a genius when it comes to Productivity/RPA/ML/Artificial Intelligence and IT transformational projects/programs/initiatives. His energy and drive is like no other. He truly understands how to build such a division from the ground up so that it gains mass adoption and scale with everyone’s buyin. Danilo has a truly addictive charisma and is perhaps the most skilled negotiator I have ever worked with – effortlessly working with any stakeholder in order to keep them motivated and performing. His ability to manage large teams is also impressive, where he somehow always finds time to talk and understand his subordinates.
Danilo is also a true strategist, always carefully planning and adapting, he has great vision and experience. It was a pleasure to work with him. All he has taught me has become long life lessons that I will utilize and cherish forever. I can easily see Danilo as the next CTO or Chief of a major corporate entity within the next few years.”
Adedire Gisarin – Citigroup
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