E36 Paul Shanahan, Business Group Lead of Intelligent Cloud at Microsoft

Microsoft’s Business Group Lead of Intelligent Cloud Paul Shanahan discusses a cultural transformation in Microsoft, building an AI ecosystem, creating a fantastic customer journey and more

Welcome to episode 36 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.


Today’s guest is Paul Shanahan, Business Group Lead of the Intelligent Cloud at Microsoft. He leads the Sales and Marketing Strategy & Operations by defining, landing and executing on Microsoft’s key strategic programs across their Intelligent Cloud Platform for Azure, Data and Artificial Intelligence.

We caught up with Paul on Friday the 28th of September the day of the final presentations for the Inaugural AI Awards in which Microsoft are Principal sponsors.

In the episode today, Paul will discuss:

  • The opportunity and benefits of applying AI to creating a fantastic customer journey

  • The recent success of the FarmBeats project

  • A cultural transformation within Microsoft

  • Building an AI ecosystem on the island of Ireland and sponsoring the AI Awards

  • Microsoft’s work with health trusts and the enhancement of patient care



What did you make of Paul Shanahan’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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AI Awards 2018: Tickets on Sale Now!
Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

Tickets to attend the inaugural AI Awards are now on sale as we invite you to come along to the Gibson Hotel on Thursday 22 November to see all the great work being done in AI, Data Science and Technology innovation on the island of Ireland.

The AI Awards, in conjunction with principal sponsor Microsoft, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, advancing and rewarding corporate and academic excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation, research & development and products.

It is our mission to support the AI community by recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field and to help promote and market Ireland globally as the first-choice home for AI investment and job creation in research and product development.

Click here or more details on how to get your hands on tickets for the AI Awards.

Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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