PA Consulting names Alwin Magimay as global head of AI

07 August 2023 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Alwin Magimay has been selected by PA Consulting to become the firm’s global head of AI. Magimay will focus on leading and strengthening the consultancy’s AI capabilities across its key industrial offerings.

Jiten Kachhela, global head of digital at PA Consulting, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Alwin to the team. With Alwin’s blend of experience and depth of industry knowledge, he will be instrumental in further scaling and strengthening our existing capability in AI, data, digital, and technology innovation.”

UK businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the coming months, as they hope to see investments in new AI technology pay off. Recent studies suggest the much-hyped technology of generative AI in particular could help the UK economy find £31 billion in efficiency savings and productivity gains. But realising this potential still requires external expertise and support for many firms.

PA Consulting names Alwin Magimay as global head of AI

That’s why many consultancies, including the likes of Bain & Company, Cognizant and KPMG are ramping up their AI lines. PA is similarly bolstering its offering in the innovative new sphere, in preparation to support a glut of firms trying to find their way on their AI journeys.

Magimay brings with him over 30 years of experience across consulting organisations, where he successfully led multiple high-profile global digital transformation and data science projects in financial services, education, and business services. A release from the firm said the firm hopes this knowhow will help PA drive it’s AI-powered consulting services, bringing together cutting-edge AI technology and a team of global experts to help organisations innovate, grow and make insightful strategic decisions.

Joining PA from FTI Consulting, Magimay was previously the EMEA chief digital officer there – and led FTI’s digital science practice. Prior to this, he co-founded the Data Science Institute, an organisation aiming to drive business insights from big data.

Speaking on his new role, Magimay added, "AI is set to become a powerful force that could disrupt our clients' business and erode competitive edge. PA's impressive record of delivery and using a scientific-based approach are perfectly positioned to help our clients tackle the challenges and disruption AI will bring about. I am especially impressed by PA's strong innovation culture and capabilities such as the research and innovation hubs in Cambridge, Boston, and San Francisco."

PA’s AI experts work with organisations not only harness the power of AI but help them realise the possibilities of using AI strategically to create value, improve outcomes, and to develop new and revolutionary products and services. Recent projects have seen its experts help the Sellafield nuclear waste storage plant reduce the burden of administrative tasks by 90%; and use predictive insights to reduce waiting lists at Nottingham University NHS Hospital Trust.