Gustavo Canton

CEO & Founder

Gustavo is an Analytics Thought Leader with Global Experience of 17+ years in the analytics field. He has been featured in best seller books, podcasts and publications such as Forbes. In his most recent role, he led all Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence programs at Starbucks.

Prior to that, Gustavo worked for Schneider Electric in Paris, France managing a global team of analytics experts. He built and transform their People Analytics organization and led business continuity analytics to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.  Also, he worked for Walmart, Inc in various analytics and strategy roles during his 12 years tenure.

He is one of the founder member of the Cynozure US chapter which brings together data driven executives and Chief Data Officers from some of the most recognized companies in the world.

Gustavo is also a founding member of the Leadership in the Age Personalization Consortium which mission is to advise organizations on how to develop leaders that they are able to lead organizations and/or communities in the Age of Personalization.

Gustavo has a true passion for solutions that enable organizations to provide a best class experience for their talent, customers and communities. The end goal is to make the world a better place!

Gustavo was born in Panama City; Panamá, where he obtained his degree in Mechanical-Industrial Engineer. He completed his graduate studies in the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering.


During his free time, he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, participating in podcasts and learning about well-being and tech.

Gustavo Canton’s Session(s):

1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Pacific — Thursday, October 13, 2022

Why Artificial Intelligence Is Going To Force Us To Be More Human

This session will discuss some of the current trends that are shaping the workforce and why we need to rethink how we train and upskill our talent. Based on the current rate of disruption in the world, it is imperative that organizations shift their mindset from continuous improvement to bold transformation. Some of the areas of opportunity we are going to cover are:

  • Why most of the current organizations are not able to adapt to the expectations of their workforce and customers? 
  • What are the implications for corporations that are not able to adapt in this age?
  • How do we go from improvement to bold evolution?

Some of the actionable takeaways that the audience will benefit from this session:

  • A better understanding of the world in 2030
  • What are the types of training and upskilling that we should focus on for our workforce to prepare them for the future?
  • My suggested KPIs to prepare for 2030
  • What’s the price of turning a blind eye on your workforce? And how to avoid it. 


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