Didem Un Ates | VP, AI Strategy & Innovation, Schneider Electric London, UK

Didem Un Ates

Didem Un Ates is Vice President, AI Strategy & Innovation, for Schneider Electric’s AI Hub, a fellow for the Royal Society for the Arts, a member of the Forbes Technology and EDM Councils, a Tech Women 100 Champion, and a Trailblazer 50.

In addition to Schneider’s AI Strategy & Innovation roadmaps, her charter covers strategic partnerships, startups/VCs/PEs, academia, M&As, AI upskilling, and Responsible AI across Schneider’s three business pillars: Sustainability, Energy Management, and Automation.

She is a passionate AI practitioner who directly supported the birth and incubation of Microsoft Business AI Solutions at Microsoft Research and led the Alice Envisions the Future/ Girls in AI Hackathons which has since been developed into several Diversity in AI programs across Microsoft and its Fortune500 customers and partners.

She has also lead operationalization of Responsible AI at Accenture, Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, and currently Schneider Electric, putting her energy towards the future of AI and Generative AI, operationalizing responsible and sustainable AI practices. Prior to joining Schneider, she headed Applied Strategy, Data & AI, at the Chief Data Office of Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, focusing on Microsoft’s largest Data, AI, and Metaverse engagements worldwide.

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