Michel is a senior fellow at CIGI, where he contributes expertise in the area of standards for big data and artificial intelligence (AI). His research strives to drive dialogue on what standards ware, whey they matter in these emerging sectors of the economy, and how to incorporate them into regulatory and procurement frameworks. He highlights issues that should be examined in the design of new technical standards governing big data and AI in order to spur innovation while also respecting privacy security and ethical considerations.
In addition, Michel provides standardization advice to help innovative companies in their efforts to access international markets. He contributes to the CIO Strategy Council's standardization activities and advised the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada on data governance issues.