Country:

United States

Cities:

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we.

There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mold and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organizations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next.

At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them.  In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being bold, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other.

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the world.  Ultimately, we’re not just making business better.  We’re making life better for our clients and their customers.

If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.

About the Job

Avanade is looking for a senior thought leader and strategy consulting practitioner to join Avanade Advisory to shape and a build a business that focuses on providing digital ethics consulting services to our clients.  The digital ethics business would complement existing Avanade services and collaborate with other organizations to continue to establish Avanade as a digital ethics thought leader.  Avanade wants to empower and educate our clients by engaging them in important conversations. 

Avanade’s comprehensive capabilities allow its clients to unleash growth, cut costs, and drive collaboration, all while providing the power to prevent, detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. Named as the Microsoft Partner of the Year for 11 consecutive years, alongside our strategic partner Accenture, we are the experts when it comes to integrating Microsoft in the enterprise. With 83% of enterprise workloads going to the cloud by 2020, this is a key leadership hire and will be pivotal to the growth and success of the company as more businesses look to modernize the workplace. Avanade’s work spans industries including Banking, Health, Retail, Services, Consumer Goods and Services, and Utilities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Scale a digital ethics practice within Avanade Advisory

  • Create internal and external awareness for digital ethics with our clients, partners, and vendors across Avanade’s ecosystem

  • Provide expert guidance to clients

  • Collaborate with industry leaders in similar positions in peer organizations and with clients on creating and sharing best practices and the way to improve awareness and delivery of digital ethics

  • Participate in research related to digital ethics

  • Publish papers

  • Speak at conferences, meetings, events, meet-ups and online via social media

  • Travel up to 80%

Location The successful candidate will, ideally, be based in any major city in the United States. S/He will need to travel as required, and travel may vary significantly based on the executive’s home location and other factors.

Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate will have experience with the assessment and evaluation of the effects of automation, bias, understanding fairness and the ability to explain AI models. This thought leader will help to evangelize the importance of digital ethics and will support Avanade’s culture of being proactive, thoughtful, and knowledgeable about how ethics needs to be woven into the design of products and services.  The candidate will also have experience building a consulting practice and previous work on organizational change management.

Key Requirements:

  • Candidate could have developed a passion for ethics from either a formal education with Masters or PhD level in Computer Science/ML, Social Studies, Psychology, Policy & Ethics, or a combination of both

  • Previous consulting experience and building a business or practice area

  • Grasp and vision on the evolving understanding of implications of AI application, evaluation for fairness and ongoing vetting to look for continued compliance

  • Proven results in enabling organizational change

  • Experience working with executives in corporate governance boards and committees like ethics and compliance

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to articulate complex issues related to the intersection of business, technology and ethics

  • 10+ years of experience in AI, Ethics or Strategy Consulting

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.