Deep Machine Enablement: Impacts on FSI

Pierre A. Legrand, Partner | National Leader – Technology and Advisory Services, PwC provided the Speaker Session, “Deep Machine Enablement: Impacts on FSI (Customers and Colleague)” at today’s FSI Leaders Summit.

The impact of artificial intelligence on Enterprise FS institutions is beginning to be understood particularly in the areas of wealth management and advice. However opportunities exist to extended deep learning opportunities across the enterprise as well enhancing the employee value proposition. New technologies such as Cortana and Siri being broadly deployed across consumer and employee devices may change the landscape of interactions and process automation in the near future.

This session included keynote takeaways such as…

  • How maching enablement advancements can impact FS institutions
  • The opportunities to enhance the customer value propositions
  • The opportunities to uplift employee productivity through greater automation of internal processes


Pierre currently leads the Technology Advisory Services practice. He co-leads PwC’s Global Cloud Practice. Pierre is an execution and thought leader for the firm across all industries with PwC’s major clients regionally and globally.

Having joined PwC over 5 years ago, Pierre is usually engaged for his first hand industry and consulting experience in setting key technology and business strategies, 1st hand experience in the inception and execution of major transformational change, and his experience acting as accountable executive for large scale change programs and acquisitions (>$300m). Pierre also has deep experience running 24/7 IT operations within a global financial services company.

Pierre joined PwC from Barclays Bank PLC in April 2010 after having spent 8 years in various senior technology roles. Pierre holds a Bachelors degree in International Business from Hofstra University in New York, USA. He has also studied French Language and Literature at La Sorbonne in Paris, and also attended Executive courses at INSEAD and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.