Lan Guan serves as chief AI officer for Accenture. In this role, she works closely with companies across industries and geographies to develop data and AI strategies that drive value and growth. Lan brings deep expertise in embedding AI into business processes and transforming data into actionable insights and leads. Lan is also a member of the Global Management Committee.
Lan also leads the Accenture Center for Advanced AI—the AI epicenter that enables enterprises to capture and create value from their AI investment by leveraging deep expertise, differentiated scalable assets and solutions underpinned by data prowess and industry knowledge, and market-leading thought leadership and research.
Prior to this role, Lan was the global leader for Data & AI for Accenture Cloud First, where she focused on transforming data propelled by the Cloud Continuum into actionable plans and scalable solutions to maximize market opportunities for clients.
Lan serves on the advisory board of the AI4All, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in AI education, research, development and policy. She is a founding member of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)—an institute dedicated to advancing AI research, education, policy and practice to improve the human condition—where she established the Accenture Stanford Foundation Model Scholar Program.
Lan was listed as one of the Top 25 Consultants and Leaders in AI by The Consulting Report in 2023. She received the Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business award in 2023 and was the recipient of the Top Women Leaders in Consulting for 2022.
Lan holds an MBA degree in Computational Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a PhD ABD in Quantitative Econometrics from Wayne State University. She been awarded over ten patents in AI-related areas including content recommendations, digital marketing and sales optimization. Lan is an Adjunct Faculty with Data Science Institute at Columbia University.