Dr Andreas Braun joined Accenture in October 2017 as Managing Director to build Accenture’s Data Powered Enterprise capability for EALA (Europe, Africa, and Latin-America), a region spanning 34 countries.
Previously, Andreas conceptualized, built, and led the group competence centre for Big Data and Advanced Analytics (data sciences, AI) at Allianz as well as Advanced Business Analytics within Allianz group digital transformation. These roles comprised the design and implementation of data-driven use cases and digital innovation for the operating entities of the Allianz Group worldwide, building and running Allianz Data Cloud, and data protection and privacy, respectively.
Before, Andreas was the Global Head, Business Applications at GfK SE, the third largest market research company worldwide at the time. In this role, Andreas led more than 300 software engineers and data scientists globally and reported directly into the group’s CEO.
In the early 1990s, Andreas co-founded a software company focusing on image processing and sold his shares to a US market player in 2000.
Andreas studied computer science and theoretical medicine at TU Munich and pursued a PhD in software architectures for artificial intelligence. Andreas furthermore is an expert on data privacy. In this role, he is frequently consulting and speaking at e.g. the European Commission, Parliament, and Germany’s financial supervisory authority, BaFin.