ARLINGTON, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Federal Services Accenture, (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has appointed Dr. Jennifer Sample as Head of Applied Intelligence Growth and Strategy. Dr. Sample joined AFS’s Applied Intelligence team earlier this year as AIX Business Leader for Applied and Basic Research.
“My passion is to harness the best technology, data and scientific methods to solve big problems for the federal government, driving speed to value with minimal technical debt,” said Dr. Sample. “I am truly excited about my role at Accenture Federal Services where I will focus on helping our clients achieve success in both adoption and scaling to the impact that AI and ML can have at scale in their organizations. ”
Prior to joining AFS, Dr. Sample was Federal Scientist and Principal in the Research and Development Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University for 19 years. She established and oversaw the development of their Emerging Technology, Intelligent Systems and Quantum programs for seven years. Dr. Sample holds ten patents and has received numerous awards for his inventions and research.
“Dr. Sample’s expertise will be a force multiplier in driving the co-evolving spiral of technology, data and science, merging advances in AI and ML. She brings organizational expertise to the table. and in the matter necessary to expand our world-class work and achieve meaningful results for the federal government, ”said Bryan Rich, Managing Director and Head of Applied Intelligence Practice at AFS. Sample is an exceptional addition to our team and will be instrumental in the overall growth of our applied intelligence practice.
Dr. Sample received his BA in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In addition to her academic and professional accomplishments, Dr. Sample has run 10 consecutive Boston Marathons and is a regionally ranked runner and triathlete.
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