Didem Un Ates | Managing Director, Data & AI, Europe, Accenture Microsoft Business Group, Accenture

Didem Un AtesFollowing my Electrical Engineering and Management studies at the University of Pennsylvania, I started my career with management consulting at Capgemini and then Motorola. After graduating from Columbia Business School (CBS) in 2005, I continued my career at Greenwich Consulting (now part of EY), British Telecom, and Microsoft in London, UK. In my current role, I lead Accenture’s Data & AI business for our Microsoft Business Group in Europe.

As a passionate Diversity & Inclusion and STEM champion, I led a global team of volunteers to host ‘Girls and Women in AI’ hackathons and boot camps to improve gender diversity in AI/ML, starting at Microsoft and now expanding to Accenture. These efforts brought me several awards, including TechWomen100 Champion, Future Leaders Award, Diversity Role Model, and Top 50 Most Influential Turks in the UK.

I am a Non-Executive Director on the Board of ‘Creative Education Trust,’ which oversees 17 high-schools and 16,500 students in underprivileged regions in the UK.

Twitter: @didem_un_ates