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Head of AI R&D Programmes - Xero
Carole Barnay leads Xero’s Data Science Research and Prototyping team across Australia and New Zealand. Their primary focus is to work on ways to propel Xero forward by using the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and delivering even better customer experiences through AI and machine learning driven product enhancements. The team’s job is to push the boundaries in what can be done with data science and machine learning, with the aim of building the future of accounting.
Carole’s knowledge is built on an academic foundation of Physics and Meteorology, with a decade of applied statistics and consulting experience in a range of industries including Energy, Telco, Utilities, Retail, Public Sector, and Agriculture.
Carole is a founding member of the NZ Analytics Forum, and is a member of the AI council working group on ‘Trusted data use in AI’.