Valerie Morignat
Dr. Valerie MorignatPh.D. (Arts & Art Sciences, Sorbonne) & MIT Certified in AI and Business Strategy and Machine Learning.

AI Ethicist & Strategist
Design Expert

When Bill Gates was asked why he and Warren Buffet were such good friends, he responded that he had never met a person who could explain the most complex problems in the simplest terms. I am no Bill Gates, but that is exactly what over 50 of the leading Security executives said after Valérie Morignat’s keynote on “AI in Security” in Feb 2020 at the Ritz Carlton.
Jeff DiDomenico, Senior Executive at Valiant.
A global Responsible AI governance leader and Generative AI expert
A Pacific Islander, Dr. Valérie Morignat is a global Responsible AI governance leader and Generative AI technical SME at a leading global technology consulting firm. Prior to joining the firm, she founded and led Intelligent Story, an AI consultancy based in San Francisco, bringing over 20 years of experience in business, government, and academia to her clients. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including Generative AI, AI strategy, AI ethics, AI governance and policy, responsible innovation, interactive and immersive design, visual and cinematic arts, and cyberculture.

Valérie has a proven track record of success in both the public and private sectors. As a government-commissioned chief strategist in New Caledonia, she developed strategic plans fostering an inclusive digital economy and engineered a graduate school for interactive media arts. In the US, she played a key role in the digital transformation of the largest healthcare marketing and communications agency on the West Coast, orchestrating the design of multimillion-dollar human-centered digital products for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

For four years, Valérie provided strategic leadership on the transformational impacts of ethical intelligent technology to Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and think tanks. She has collaborated on the Business Roundtable Roadmap for Responsible AI and is a sought-after keynote speaker and business consultant, addressing industry innovation, culture shifts, human factors, governance, design challenges, and market changes in the field of AI. Additionally, she is a tenured Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Arts on academic leave from the University of Montpellier, and pioneered executive education programs as a Professor of AI Strategy and Responsible Design at Aivancity School for Technology, Business & Society.

Valerie received a Ph.D. in Art and Arts Sciences from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, with higher honors and distinctions. In her doctoral dissertation titled "Poietics of Transversalities," Pr. Morignat explored how interdisciplinarity is a fundamental component of innovative creative processes. She is also certified in Machine Learning (MIT), AI and Business Strategy (MIT Sloan), and Virtual and Augmented Reality design (IDF).

CliftonStrengths Top-5: Learner | Achiever | Individualization | Intellection | Responsibility

Valérie Morignat is a visionary influencer. Her corporate skills and extensive culture of AI and advanced technologies boosted innovation in all departments. She is a top-talented futurist and an amazingly skilled business leader. Her insights made remarkable contributions to Philips.
Thierry Braunecker Becker. Former CEO of Philips Lighting France.

Dr. Valerie Morignat holds a Ph.D. in Arts and Art Sciences (awarded Summa Cum Laude), a Masters of Research (awarded Summa Cum Laude) and a Masters of Fine Arts (awarded Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne. She was awarded two Merit Doctoral Fellowships by the Sorbonne University of Paris 1 and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for her research achievements.


She holds the French civil and academic rank of "Maître de Conférences" (Tenured Associate Professor) since 2003 after being hired and confirmed in her tenure by the University of Montpellier III (FR) and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. She holds the title of "Agrégée des Universités" after winning France's most competitive national teaching contest "Agrégation Externe".


She has two executive certifications from MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT CSAIL in "Artificial intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy", and from MIT in "Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions". She is also certified in "Design for Virtual and Augmented Reality" with the Interactive Design Foundation. She is a Level 3 Rescue Diver certified by CEDIP and ANMP International.

I have been extremely fortunate to experience Dr. Valerie's thought-provoking keynotes on a few occasions. She blends cutting edge technology with data and a human-centric approach to the topic of AI. She is credible, knowledgable, and genuine. Her passion to improve outcomes for people by using AI in responsible and ethical ways is enlightening and contagious.
Carol J Cooley, SPHR. Chief People Officer at HSS.