Data and AI Practice Leader

Unisys Corporation

Reference #: REQ553195
What success looks like in this role:

Overview:
Unisys is a global technology solutions company that powers breakthroughs for the worlds leading organizations and governments. Our offerings – Digital Workplace Services; Cloud, Applications & Infrastructure; Enterprise Computing Solutions; and Business Process Solutions help our clients challenge the status quo and create new possibilities. As a leading technology services and solutions provider, we are dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI), with emphasis on Generative AI to drive growth and innovation for our clients.
As part of our strategic growth, we are seeking an experienced and visionary Data and AI Practice Leader to build and lead a talented team to drive success for our clients. Focus areas:
Identify & unlock new Generative AI-based growth.
Leverage industry insight and perspective to engage clients with credibility.
Develop use cases that drive new client interest.
Drive differentiating outcomes that accelerate client success.
Thought leadership driving a fresh and innovative narrative.
Job Description:
The Data and AI Practice Leader will be responsible for leading and growing a6 data and AI practice, emphasizing Generative AI, overseeing consulting and advisory services, the delivery of high-quality solutions, and driving business development efforts. This role will require delivering outcomes by integrating deep domain expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cloud with other industry best practices optimizing data to create imaginative new outcomes for clients.

Responsibilities:
Consultative Advisor: Advisor and partner with clients solving business problems by leveraging Generative AI. Credible client centricity, comfortable discussing issues at C-level, IT Executive or senior architect level influencing preference for differentiated solutions to challenges, practice offerings, capabilities and solutions.

Sales Orientation: Growth orientation building prospects. Intellectually curious, creative, and entrepreneurial. Pipeline development, generating the art of the possible challenging the status-quo to create new breakthroughs. Balance of sales and Solutioning with domain expertise in a few industries.

Client Engagement and Relationship Management: Develop strong relationships with clients, acting as a trusted partner. Collaborate closely with clients to understand their business challenges, identify opportunities, and deliver value-added solutions. Business Development: Initiate engagement with clients to identify and pursue new business opportunities. Engage with clients to understand their needs, develop tailored solutions, and present compelling proposals. Practice Leadership: Provide strategic direction and leadership to the data and AI practice, including setting goals, defining the vision, methodologies and establishing best practices. Solution Design and Delivery: Direct the design and delivery of end-to-end data and AI solutions, ensuring they align with clients objectives, requirements, and industry best practices. Oversee the implementation, integration, and deployment of data and AI systems. Strong partner ecosystem orientation for delivery. Team Development and Management: Build and develop a high-performing team of data scientists, AI engineers, and consultants. Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and excellence. Thought Leadership: Depth in Generative AI, industry best practices, emerging technologies, and emerging developments in ML, AI and data management. Shared insights, conference presentations, and publication of thought leadership content to establish the company as a leader in the field. Project Direction: Ensure successful project execution by defining project plans, managing resources, monitoring progress, key dependencies, and m tigating risks. Drive projects to meet deadlines, budget constraints, with quality standards. Continuous Improvement: Continuously assess and improve the data and AI practice, including processes, tools, and methodologies. Identify areas for innovation, automation, and efficiency gains.

You will be successful in this role if you have:
Qualifications:
Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Business Analytics, or a related field.
An MBA or advanced degree is a plus.
Proven experience (15 years) in leading and managing data and AI teams or practices within a technology consulting or services environment.
Strong understanding of Generative AI, data management principles, data architecture, and AI technologies, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and predictive analytics.
Demonstrated experience in delivering data and AI projects, from requirements gathering and solution design to implementation and deployment.
Solid business acumen and ability to translate data insights into actionable strategies and recommendations for clients.
Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire, mentor, and motivate cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and influence both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Proven track record in business development and client relationship management, with the ability to identify and capture new business opportunities.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage resources, and deliver projects on time and within budget.

This role may require access to export-controlled commodities and technology. Therefore, to conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

Unisys is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to age, caste, citizenship, color, disability, family medical history, family status, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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