Danilo McGarry is one of the world’s most respected executives on the topics of Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He has started and ran some of the world’s largest programs in this space. These have been for the world’s biggest and most respected companies. He is an international keynote speaker and 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.
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Danilo is an award-winning Innovation and Automation executive. His has worked for several leading blue-chip companies. These include Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, Royal Bank of Canada, Citi Group and UnitedHealth Group.
He built his reputation during the Financial Crisis. These had global and positive ramifications.
At Citi Group he was one of the record breaking heads of Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and Machine Learning. He delivered the first Ai robotics program in one of the world’s largest banking institutions. The world’s top advisory firms praised the program as "a fresh perspective on Automation (RPA/Ai). Scalable and efficient, it is months if not years ahead of other competitors in the Financial services industry".
He most recently left UnitedHealth Group (the world’s largest healthcare provider, No.5 on Fortune 500 companies). During his time with them he was part of the firm’s automation senior management team. The team were running what is known in the industry as the world’s largest Automation program. A program which is impacting Healthcare globally. Post 2014 he was also a senior consultant to individuals and organisations in the Public sector on Innovation, Transformation and Artificial Intelligence.
Danilo McGarry is a member of the Ai Alliance team for the European Union which helps set guidelines for the use of Ai in the EU
A keynote speaker on Innovation and Automation, Danilo is much in demand. And he has spoken at some of the world’s largest and most important conferences.
His work has been published in The Times Newspaper and other publications such as InfoMoney Bloomberg too. Moreover he takes immense pleasure in working with several NGO's too. It is part of his personal mission to ensure Ai is used for the greater good.
Danilo wants to help educate everyone on Automation and Ai in order to help prepare companies and governments of the hugely transformational changes yet to come.
He has a BSc Hons from the University of Bath and is an avid learner haven taken courses in Ivy League and other leading educational institutions.
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.
Ade G - Senior Project Manager & Business Analyst, EU Ai Alliance Member
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. I would highly recommend him for any role he puts his mind to.
Michael Pearce - Software Development Manager at 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 - PRINCE2 Qualified Project Manager
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 - Assistant Vice President- Data and Advanced Analytics at John Keells Holdings PLC