Wayne Madhlangobe

Director, AI, Air Canada

Wayne Madhlangobe is an experienced Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and Decision Scientist with an extensive background in developing and implementing advanced analytics solutions in large organizations. He started in career in aviation as an Air Traffic Controller and holds a private pilot license. He has a PhD in Information Systems specializing on Big Data Analytics techniques and applications. His analytics career started at Verizon Communications solving technician scheduling problems. Currently he works at Air Canada, as Director, AI leading the AI Transformation in the organization.


Air Canada: AI Transformation Journey—A Case StudySummit 2020

Many economic activities of any nature, data and information are key ingredients and products. Data and information act as a glue that connects people, processes and events. It's the lifeblood of many things that keeps the economy moving. We are in a data-driven economy and it's no longer simply about getting access to data but about ensuring the right information at the right time for better decisions. At Air Canada, we embraced this principle and launched our AI Transformation with a focus on Data as an Asset. In this case study, we will explore our AI Journey in our Cargo business and lessons learned for a successful AI Transformation.