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Alberto Hernández Marcos
Innovation Labs at BBVA – Head of Artificial Intelligence.
Alberto is a passionate innovator, lucky enough to have managed great teams in top companies in the industries of game development and R&D (BBVA Innovation Labs, EA, Zinkia, Telefonica R&D).
The AI team he leads in BBVA Innovation Labs has the mission to accelerate the adoption and industrialization of Artificial Intelligence around a common BBVA-wide reference model. To do that, they explore, acquire and share hands-on experience on all AI-related technologies that can help our teams to securely and ethically exploit enterprise data on hyper-scalable architectures.
Industrializing your AI in Finance
Yes, data is the new oil and Artificial Intelligence (AI) the technology that will harness its maximum power. However, the execution of AI-powered projects, from draft business case to deployment, entails safely and efficiently pipelining very diverse functionalities and technologies. Furthermore, ours is a highly regulated industry (we manage our customers’ money and data), which imposes extra requirements to AI usage.
How are we managing data and trained models within CI/CD pipelines? Are AI building-blocks reutilized, or do teams reinvent the wheel? Also, how are clear business metrics and targets established and tracked? And what does ethical AI imply? Can it be measured?
As much as we developers love “technical freedom”, we need to industrialize AI to make it a mainstream corporate capability. In this talk I’ll share with you what we’ve found to be critical for safe, profitable and efficient AI projects in finance and some real cases illustrating our learnings.
BBVA is a global financial group that operates a customer-focused retail business model, offering clients a comprehensive range of financial and non-financial products and services around the world. Founded in 1857, the Group has a solid leading position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America, the SunBelt Region of the United States, and Turkey.