Jacomo Corbo

Founder & Chief Scientist, QuantumBlack, London, UK
The Renault Formula 1 team relied on his strategy, derived from data science


Everyone is talking about how to integrate AI into their businesses. Data Scientist Jacomo Corbo is the expert in helping organizations adopt AI at scale to radically improve their performance.

His company, Quantum Back was acquired by McKinsey & Company for the purpose of being able to implement the game-changing technology into their clients’ businesses as part of digital transformation strategy.

Previously Chief Race Strategist for the Renault Formula 1 team, and with experience from Harvard, MIT Sloan and The Wharton School, Jacomo will be a wealth of knowledge about how data science will impact your business.

Don’t miss his speech at WORLDWEBFORUM 2019.

About QuantumBlack

QuantumBlack helps companies use data to drive decisions. We combine business experience, expertise in large-scale data analysis and visualization, and advanced software engineering know-how to deliver results. From aerospace to finance to Formula One, we help companies prototype, develop, and deploy bespoke data science and data visualisation solutions to make better decisions.

The Harvard Data Science Intitative

The Harvard Data Science Initiative will unite efforts across the university, foster collaboration in both research and teaching, and catalyze research that will benefit our society and economy. It will be home to a research platform to accelerate the pace of discovery. It will strengthen the fabric of connections among departments to create an integrated data science community, all to empower research progress and education across the University.



Jacomo Corbo is the chief scientist for QuantumBlack, a visual analytics firm that helps clients meet the analysis challenges of big data to make better decisions.

Corbo is also the Canada Research Chair in Information and Performance Management at the University of Ottawa, and a Wharton Clayright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

His research has been funded by grants from the National Research Council, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Wharton Mack Center for Technological Innovation, the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, as well as by companies such as GE Finance and IBM.

Between January 2006 and June 2008, Corbo served as race strategist and subsequently as chief race strategist for the Renault F1 Team Ltd. Corbo holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Harvard University, an S.M. in Applied Mathematics from the Harvard Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.