Valerie Morignat

PhD | AI Strategist | Brand Strategy & Design Expert

Valerie Morignat Creative Director VR Expert AI Researcher

CliftonStrengths Top-5:
Learner | Achiever | Intellection | Strategy | Futuristic

About Valerie

The CEO of Intelligent Story LLC , Valerie Morignat is a high-performance AI Expert (MIT) and digital innovation executive. She is respected for her robust expertise in Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Brand Strategy, UX, Experience Design (Web, app, VR/AR/MR), video, and high-end Photography.


With four of her top-5 CliftonStrengths in Strategic Thinking, Valerie unsurprisingly has a history of delivering high-growth strategy and design solutions.
As a Tenured Associate Professor of Cinema & Digital Arts in France and a researcher in virtual design and cognition at the Sorbonne University, she predicted many developments of our digital future, lectured worldwide, and published thought-provoking essays.
As a strategist overseeing $MM projects, she devised creative technology and digital-first business strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, universities, and government agencies worldwide.
After delivering cutting-edge healthcare marketing interactive experiences in Silicon Valley (B2B and B2C websites, apps, VR/AR/MR experiences), she joined Soar, a Paul Allen startup for human development, as Chief Innovation Officer.
In Spring 2019, Valerie founded Intelligent Story LLC in San Francisco – an agency centered on ethical AI strategy and cognitive design.

ExperienCe

FOUNDER & CEO

INTELLIGENT STORY LLC | SAN FRANCISCO

555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104

A PIONEER AGENCY IN ETHICAL AI STRATEGY AND COGNITVE DESIGN

We specialize in ethical AI and Machine Learning Strategy, cognitive design consultancy and brand innovation. Our services extend to every aspect of innovation: from business and brand strategy, to product management, UX, and VR/AR design and storytelling.

Chief Innovation Officer

SOAR | SAN FRANCISCO

JUL 2018 | MAR 2019

Led data strategy, brand strategy, product design, technology partnerships.


• MarTech and Software Engineering Leadership.
• Data Strategy and Automation planning.
• Creative Direction, Brand Strategy and Equity Development.

Director, Interactive Innovation

EVOKE GIANT | SAN FRANCISCO

OCT 2016 | OCT 2017

Pioneered, engineered and led all VR/AR/MR and 360° Video products.

• Predictive UX research and creative development of 30+ VR/AR/MR projects.
• Technology partnerships development.
• Competitive intelligence for VR innovation and growth into new market avenues.

Director, Experience Design

EVOKE GIANT | SAN FRANCISCO

MAR 2015 | OCT 2016

Creative direction and full-stack design oversight of 350+ interactive experiences for all brands.

Generated 45% digital revenue increase through exceeding operational performance targets. Spearheaded interactive design standardization. Maximized product quality, usability, and compliance, through data-driven design and UX research.
• AR, B2B/B2C websites and apps design.
• Multi-channel marketing XD.

Executive Consultant

Valerie Morignat Consulting | SAN FRANCISCO

JAN 2015 | March 2016

Provided services in digital transformation, interactive design, product innovation, audiovisual engineering.

• Engineered a broadcast and cinema versatile studio, and delivered tech acquisition planning.
• Strategy and Full-stack design of B2C websites.
• High-end photography.

Founder & CEO

Transmedia Consulting | NEW CALEDONIA

DEC 2010 | MAR 2015

Delivered high-impact strategies and solutions FOR GOVERNMENTS AND WORLD-CLASS FIRMS.

• Devised the New Caledonia Strategic Plan for Innovation and the Creative Economy.
• Designed a Superior School of Digital Media Design.
• Devised a government led Digital Agency for the Promotion of Creative Industries.
• UX Research, Full-stack web design, IT auditing.

Tenured Associate Professor of Cinema & Digital Arts

Montpellier III University | France

Sep 2003 | MAR 2011

[On an ongoing leave of absence for entrepreneurship since 2011]

Head of the Cinema department (2004-2006). Director of Research.

• Supervised all Master of Research theses pertaining to VR/AR and pioneered digital arts programs in postgraduate curriculum (VR/AR, AI in Cinema, Transmedia Storytelling, Video Arts, +).

Scientific Researcher & Board Member

Sorbonne-CNRS | PARIS, FRANCE

Sep 2002 | MAR 2011

Director of research program 'Virtual Environments and Interactive Systems'.

• IDEAT (Institute of Aesthetics of Arts and Technologies), UMR 8153, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research).

Principal

Actaze | FRANCE

Sep 2002 | MAR 2011

Appointed Conference Director by Minister of Government of France, Mrs. Pau-Langevin and Mayor of Paris, Mrs. Hidalgo.

• Directed international conferences cultural and scientific program development, scientific directory, financial planning, communications, marketing, fundraising and sponsorship development, publications.

Teaching & Research Attaché (ATER)

Sorbonne, University of Paris I | PARIS, France

Sep 1997 | sep 2002

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Dr. Morignat authored national strategic reports, white papers, essays on VR/AR, AI, cinema, arts, design, video games, cognitive sciences, psychology, philosophy, and cultural issues.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Dr. Morignat lectured and led conferences at prestigious institutions worldwide, speaking about cinema, digital transformation, AI, and design. She performs globally as a Keynote Speaker on AI, VR design, Digital Strategy, and more.

DESIGN
AWARDS

Valerie Morignat's underwater photography was exhibited worldwide, featured in industry publications, and received multiple prestigious international awards.

Education

MIT Sloan Executive Program Certificate

MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

2018

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy


• Machine Learning in business / AI-prediction capabilities: Deep Learning architectures, neural networks, convolutional neural networks.
• Natural Language Processing in business.
• Robotics in business.
• AI Ethics. AI and Society.

Agrégée des Universités
Fine Arts

Academy of Paris | PARIS, France

2003

Agrégation Externe d'Arts Plastiques. Décile 6.

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD.
Art and Arts Sciences

University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne | PARIS, France

Nov, 28 2001

Doctorat de l'Université Paris I, Arts & Sciences de l'Art

"Poïetics of Transversalities". [See national registration> "Poïétique des transversalités"]
Defended and awarded at the Sorbonne University, with Highest Honors with Very Honorable Mention and Unanimous Congratulations of Jury.
Doctoral Merit Fellowship, elected Teaching and Research Attache based on outstanding performance and abilities, 2000-2002.

Master of Research (M.Res)
Fine Arts

University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne | PARIS, France

1997

DEA, Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies

Highest Honors with Very Honorable Mention of Jury. Awarded a three-year Doctoral Merit Fellowship based on outstanding graduate achievements (First Rank Student).

Master of Arts (MA)
Fine Arts

University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne | PARIS, France

1996

Maîtrise d'Arts Plastiques

Highest Honors with Very Honorable Mention of Jury.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Arts & Literature

University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne | PARIS, France

1995

Licence Lettres et Arts Plastiques

DIGITAL Skills

VR/AR CONCEPTING, UX, UI
AI STRATEGY & DEPLOYMENT
WEB/APP UX, FRONT-END DEV
VIDEO DIRECTION, EDITING
POST-PRODUCTION 2D/3D VFX
PHOTOGRAPHY

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