Marc Maleh is the Global Director of award-winning advertising firm Havas. He has over 13 years of experience in interactive and emerging...

Marc Maleh is the Global Director of award-winning advertising firm Havas. He has over 13 years of experience in interactive and emerging technology. Prior to his role as at Havas, Maleh served as VP, Managing Director at R/GA, where he helped grow a team of Data Scientists, technologists, and creatives who built data-driven platforms and campaigns for Nike, LA Dodgers, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, Samsung, and Verizon.  Maleh has also managed international design and technology teams in New York and Shanghai for Screampoint, working with clients that included Apple, AIG, World Trade Center Development, Hudson Yards Development and Jamba Juice.  Maleh has been a Judge at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and has spoken at Fast Company Innovation Festival, Venture Beat AI Conference,  NYC Media Lab, General Assembly, NYU, Parsons and Montana State University.


  • The life of an “AI evangelist”
  • The AI conversation
  • Should companies be taking a leap of faith with AI?
  • Where is AI headed?


0:00 Introduction, personal background. “How did you end up where you are now?”

3:13 Transition from coder to “Emerging technology evangelist”

6:40 “What is your sales pitch?”

8:05 The AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning discourse.

11:30 Is AI ever wrong for a company? Why does a company need AI?

12:40 “How is AI being used by brands you work with?”

15:24 The similarities and differences in the needs for AI of a wide range of companies

17:13 “The data value exchange”

18:45 The short and long-term future of AI



George McIntire, ODSC

George McIntire, ODSC

I'm a journalist turned data scientist/journalist hybrid. Looking for opportunities in data science and/or journalism. Impossibly curious and passionate about learning new things. Before completing the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, I worked as a freelance journalist in San Francisco for Vice, Salon, SF Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, and more. I've referred to myself as a 'Swiss-Army knife' journalist and have written about a variety of topics ranging from tech to music to politics. Before getting into journalism, I graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I chose to do the Metis Data Science Bootcamp to pursue my goal of using data science in journalism, which inspired me to focus my final project on being able to better understand the problem of police-related violence in America. Here is the repo with my code and presentation for my final project: https://github.com/GeorgeMcIntire/metis_final_project.