Francis de Véricourt Keynote Speaker

  • Professor of Management Science at ESMT Berlin
  • Director - Center for Decisions, Models, and Data (DMD-Center)
  • Co-author of 'Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil' (2021)

Francis de Véricourt's Biography

Francis de Véricourt is Professor of Management Science and the director of the Center for Decisions, Models and Data (DMD-Center) at ESMT Berlin. He is also the first holder of the President’s Chair.   He was the first Associate Dean of Research at ESMT and held faculty positions at Duke University and INSEAD, where he also was the Paul Dubrule Chaired professor in Sustainable Development.

He was a post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received a MS degree in applied mathematics and computer science at the Grenoble Institute of Technology as well as a PhD degree from Université Paris VI, France.

His research interests are in the area of decision science, analytics and operations. He is the author of numerous academic articles in prominent management, analytics and economics journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, American Economics Review and others.

He is the co-author, with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of the book “Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil” published in May 2021.  Of the book, the FT said ”A tightly written prescription for smart thinking… A bold call to reinject pluralism and progressive human values into a decision-making process dominated by algorithms or gut instinct”

Francis has received several outstanding research awards, including the ENRE and MSOM best publication awards of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.  He has been the recipient of many teaching awards to MBA and Executive MBA students at ESMT and INSEAD. He has extensive experience in executive education and corporate learning solutions and is a regular speaker in academic and industry forums.

Francis has lived and worked in France, USA, Germany and Singapore.



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Francis de Véricourt's Speaking Topics

-Human decisions in the age of artificial intelligence

-Do machine-based prescriptions affect the mental mindset of decision makers?

-Deciding under data scarcity, leading into the unknown

-Governance and responsible analytics

-Disruptive models and open innovations

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Books by Francis de Véricourt

Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil

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