Dr. Valérie MORIGNAT

Associate Professor in Strategy and Design of AI | CEO, Intelligent Story San Francisco
Field(s) of expertise
AI strategy, design and ethics. Digital transformation. UX / UI design. Virtual and Augmented Reality. Arts. Philosophy. Cinema. Higher Education

Originally from New Caledonia, Valérie Morignat lives in San Francisco where she is founder and CEO of the AI and design strategy company, Intelligent Story.

She holds a PhD from the University of Paris I and is a lecturer in Cinema and Digital Arts, on availability from the University of Montpellier III.

She is a double certified expert by MIT in AI and Business Strategy and in Machine Learning, as well as by IDF in UX design for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Valérie Morignat has 20 years of experience in higher education and research, strategic consulting.

She has been a consultant to the South Province and the Government of New Caledonia, in charge of the design of the Ecole Supérieure des MédiasNumériques, the support fund for audiovisual and digital innovation, and a territorial support plan for creative industries.

Based in San Francisco since 2014, she managed the Experience Design and Interactive Innovation departments of Evoke Giant before joining, as Chief Innovation Officer, the startup of American entrepreneur Paul Allen, focused on human development.

In 2019, Valérie Morignat founded San Francisco-based Intelligent Story, of which she is CEO. She advises companies and public governance on strategy, ethics, and responsible AI design.

Valérie Morignat is co-founder of the editorial board of the Journal of AI & Ethics published by Springer Nature; AI expert at the Sapiens Institute; contributor for IEEE (Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems); technical and public policy expert for AI Policy Exchange; member of Women in AI; and Ambassador for InspiredMinds!

Year University Diploma/Position
2019 MIT Executive Program Certificate Certificate Machine Learning : From Data to Decisions
2018 MIT Sloan, MIT CSAIL, Executive Program Certificate Certificate Artificial Intelligence : Implications for Business Strategy
2018 IDF Certificate Certificate Design for Augmented and Virtual Reality
2003 Académie de Paris Agrégation Externe d’Arts Plastiques
2001 Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne Doctorat Arts et Sciences de l’Art, Mention très honorable avec félicitations du jury
1997 Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne DEA en Arts Plastiques, mention très-bie
1996 Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne Maîtrise d'Arts Plastiques, mention très-bien
1995 Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne Licence Arts et Lettres
Year Function
2020 - Present Associate Professor in AI Strategy & Design - aivancity
2019 - Present Chief Executive Officer, Founder - Intelligent Story LLC
2011 - Present Tenured Associate Professor of Cinema and Interactive Arts - University of Montpellier 3
2018 - 2019 Chief Innovation Officer - Soar (Startup)
2015 - 2017 Director of Interactive Innovation and Director of Experience Design - Evoke Giant
2013 Guest Professor, Keynote Speaker, Artist-in-Residence - Michigan State University
2012 - 2014 Chargée de cours, Conférencière et Conseil académique, Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
2011 - 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Founder - Transmedia Consulting
2002 - 2003 Chargée de cours, Université Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis, ATI
1997 - 2003 ATER et Allocataire-Moniteur, Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2020] «AI, dalle previsioni alle decisioni». In L'intelligenza artificiale tra etica e diritti. Per la creazione di un mainframe normativo, GP4AI, Global Professionals for Artificial Intelligence, Italy.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2020] « AI Revolutionizes Healthcare».
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2020] « AI Supercharges Threat Detection».
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2020], « The True Opportunities of AI For Security Leaders», White Paper, Intelligent Story, USA, 2020
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2020] « La diversité au secours des algorithmes », Outremers360, Jan 7, 2020.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2019], « Ethics : The Nervous System of AI ».
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2019], « The Ancient Quest For AI ».
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2019], « What The Heck Is AI ? Everything You Should Know about Artificial Intelligence ».
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2013], « Living In An Ecosystem Of Alternative Realities », Paper of the Michigan State University conference, College of Arts and Letters, Romance and Classical Studies.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, dir. Serge Tisseron, [2009], « Hypervivants », Adolescence, Avatars et mondes virtuels, n°69, Presses Universitaires de France, L'esprit du Temps.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2006], « Real Presences Within Virtual Worlds », Protée, International Journal of Semiotics.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, dir. Marc Jimenez, [2006], « Environnements virtuels et cinéma interactif », La création artistique face aux nouvelles technologies, Paris, Klincksieck, L'Université des arts.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, dir. N.Xanthos et R.Audet, [2006], « Présences réelles dans les mondes virtuels », Protée, Revue de Sémiotique Internationale, "Actualités du récit. Pratiques, théories, modèles". Vol. 34 N° 2-3, Montréal.
  • Valérie MORIGNAT, [2004], « Environnements virtuels et nouvelles stratégies actantielles ».