Pascal Bornet

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Pascal Bornet
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Born (1978-03-02) March 2, 1978 (age 46)
Alma mater

Pascal Bornet (born March 2, 1978) is an award-winning expert, author, keynote speaker, influencer, and thought leader in Artificial Intelligence and Automation. He is a pioneer in the field of Intelligent Automation (IA) and the author of the best-seller book "Intelligent Automation". He has received multiple awards and is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 global AI and automation experts.[1]

Bornet has published articles in Forbes, Bloomberg,[2] McKinsey Quarterly,[3] and The Times. He is also a lecturer at several universities and a tech influencer with more than a million followers on social media. He is a member of the Institute of Robotics, Process Automation & AI, and of the Forbes Technology Council, and a Board Member or Senior Advisor for several organizations, startups, and charities.[4]

Bornet is also a senior executive with 20+ years of experience at McKinsey and EY where he built their “Intelligent Automation” practices, managing 500+ people.[5]

Early life and education

Bornet was born in Grenoble, France, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California Los Angeles, The Anderson School of Management, as well as an MBA from the National University of Singapore. He pursued a Master of Science (MSc) in Management and IT at EM-Lyon (ESC Saint-Etienne). He also completed several certifications in Data Science and Finance (US Certified Public Accountant).


Bornet is recognized as a global expert and pioneer in intelligent automation and hyper-automation.[6] He is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation. Bornet stepped into the corporate world as a Financial Controller at FAS 55 Group.[7] He then joined Groupe Casino, where he helped design and implement the first united financial reporting and consolidation system in France.[8]

Bornet joined Ernst & Young (EY), where he worked for more than thirteen years, climbing the ladder from a Senior Consultant, Manager, and then the Director of AI, where he deployed automation projects across dozens of countries. Thereafter, he joined the reputed McKinsey as a leader in automation and AI. Pascal is a Senior Advisor for several organizations such as the Institute of Robotics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence.[9] Bornet is also a lecturer in robotics and AI at several universities such as the National University of Singapore. He has been interviewed by the World Economic Forum on ‘The Role of Intelligent Automation to Save Lives’ in 2021.[10]


2022: Pascal won the most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for (issued by Engatica).[11] He was also featured among the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Artificial Intelligence (issued by Thinkers360).[12][13] Bornet was listed among the 101 global Twitter influencers to follow in 2022[14] as well as Who to follow in Artificial Intelligence in the same year. Pascal also emerged as the #1 Global Rockstar of the Automation World and is among the Top 10 AI influencers to follow in 2022.

2021: Pascal’s book was listed in the top 5 books to read on Artificial Intelligence. He also received the "Finalist" Business Book Award, issued by American Book Fest. Bornet was also recognized by Onalytica as the Global Top AI Professional Influencer in 2021 and by Thinkers 360 as one of the world's foremost experts on robotic process automation. He was featured among the Top 10 Global Experts in #AI & #Automation as well.

2020: Pascal was recognized as #1 Global thought leader in RPA.

2019: Pascal was featured in Global Top Voices on LinkedIn in Tech.

2018: Pascal was named as the Global Winner of the annual McKinsey contest for innovative business creations. He was also ranked first in Process Automation Services by HFS Research.

Books and Publications

Pascal is the author of the Amazon best-selling book called “INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: Learn how to harvest AI to boost business and make our world more human.”

Testimonial received include the following ones:

“One of the most important books of our times!” – Bernard Marr[15]

“An essential reading for anybody who cares about the future of work” – Arianna Huffington

"This insightful and practical guidebook is instrumental for success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” – Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum

“An insightful exploration of Intelligent Automation” – Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Author of NYT Bestseller "AI Superpowers"

“This field guide is essential reading” – Gartner

Bornet has published more than 20 articles in Forbes. The most popular ones are:

  • Is Decision Intelligence The New AI?[16]
  • How Will Intelligent Automation Impact Employment?[17]
  • The Symbiosis Of People And Technology[18]
  • Building The Future Of Work With Artificial Intelligence[19]


  1. Mikutyte, Neringa (22 September 2021). "Who's Who in AI?". Onalytica. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  2. "mckinsey-bot-on-your-office-computer-could-be-sizing-you-up". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  3. "The rising challenge of competing in emerging markets | McKinsey". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  4. "A bot on your office computer could be sizing you up". The Japan Times. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  5. Bornet, Pascal; Barkin, Ian; Wirtz, Jochen. "INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: Learn how to harness Artificial Intelligence to boost business & make our world more human". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  6. "Intelligent Automation Book • All About Intelligent Automation". Intelligent Automation Book. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  7. "Britain in Hong Kong May-June 2018 by The British Chamber of Commerce - Issuu". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  8. "Interview: Pascal Bornet on intelligent automation". 1 December 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  9. CH, Pavan (18 June 2020). "Four levers to scale AI in 2020". Human Engineers. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  10. "Episode 01 : Pascal Bornet, All about Intelligent Automation". BreathTech-In' Podcasts (in français). Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  11. "The most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for in 2022". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  12. Sembergman, Yessenia. "Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on AI (June 2021)". Thinkers360. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  13. Sembergman, Yessenia. "Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on RPA (October 2020)". Thinkers360. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  14. "101 global Twitter influencers to follow for 2022". Engati. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  15. "Intelligent Automation - with Pascal Bornet - Bernard Marr's Future of Business & Technology Podcast". Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  16. Bornet, Pascal. "Council Post: Is Decision Intelligence The New AI?". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  17. Bornet, Pascal. "Council Post: How Will Intelligent Automation Impact Employment?". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  18. Bornet, Pascal. "Council Post: The Symbiosis Of People And Technology". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  19. Bornet, Pascal. "Council Post: Building The Future Of Work With Artificial Intelligence". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2022.

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