IBM Recognizes 40 Business Women Excelling in Artificial Intelligence

IBM Recognizes 40 Business Women Excelling in Artificial Intelligence

by June 13, 2019 0 comments

Women in AI

The American IT MNC, IBM, recently celebrated the women pioneering the AI Business worldwide. The list recognises women across different industries and geographies of the globe. These ladies have employed AI in most efficient manner to accelerate, innovate and transform their companies.

In an event organised by IBM at IBM Watson Experience Center in New York, the company celebrated the honorees and women leaders also shared their valuable experiences in coming ahead with AI initiatives. Also, students from IBM’s P-Tech program attended the event to grasp knowledge from their wits.

Michelle Peluso, SVP, Digital Sales & CMO, IBM stated at the event, “Artificial Intelligence is poised to drive dramatic advances in every industry. Today, we are sharing the stories of more than 30 incredible women, who are paving the way forward in how AI is advancing businesses and changing how people work and live. At IBM, we know gender equality is critical and nowhere is this more important than in AI. We hope the stories shared today will encourage many more women to take a leadership role in shaping the future of this important technology.”

The list wanders around 15 different countries sailing across industries like telecommunications, finance, education, energy, entertainment and others. The enlisted women were selected on the criteria based upon the steps they have taken to embrace AI for digital transformation of their company and drive better results, better employee and customer engagement with the company.

Here is the list of 40 recipients of the honours:

1Christine GabbardProject Manager, Machine AssistanceAutodeskUSA
2Claudia IgnacioExecutive Director Client ExperienceBanco Mercantil del Norte (Banorte)Mexico
3Fernanda GonzalezDigital Channels ManagerBanco Santander RioArgentina
4Tanuja SingeethamVice President, MarketingBEHR PaintUSA
5Rupinder DhillonDirector, AI and Machine LearningBell CanadaCanada
6Harmeen MehtaChief Information Officer & Head Cloud and Security BusinessBharti AirtelIndia
7Lorna RussellSenior Manager, Product ManagementBMC SoftwareUSA
8Walkiria Schirrmeister MarchettiCIOBradescoBrazil
9Keiko KonnoGeneral Manager, Service Planning & Development DivisionBRIDGE International CorpJapan
10Sabine ScheunertVice President Digital & IT Sales/MarketingMercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler AGGermany
11Ona JuodkieneCo-Head of IT OperationsDanske BankDenmark
12Maren ReinschHead of Sales & ServicesDB DialogGermany
13Siewchoo SohManaging DirectorDBS BankSingapore
14Claudia PohlinkHead of Artificial IntelligenceDeutsche Telekom/ T-LabsGermany
15Dr. Xiaojun HuangSenior Advisor Upstream Digital TransformationExxonMobilUSA
16Donna HillAssistant Director, Service, Configuration & Continuity ManagementThe George Washington UniversityUSA
17Jaki Lynn Van ValinDirector Data Management & AnalyticsHarley-DavidsonUSA
18Victoria StasiewiczGlobal Information Systems –Manager Information ManagementHarley-DavidsonUSA
19Kyoka NakagawaChief Engineer, Digital Solution Center, Digital Transformation DivisionHonda R&D Co., LtdJapan
20Sara HinesDirector of Provider Experience & ConnectivityHumanaUSA
21Seema GaurExecutive VP & Head ITIFFCO Tokio General Insurance CompanyIndia
22Elenita ElinonExecutive Director Quantitative ResearchJP Morgan Chase & CompanyUSA
23Kelly CombsDirector, Emerging Technology RiskKPMG LLPUSA
24Hye-young KimDirector of Artificial IntelligenceLOTTE ShoppingSouth Korea
25Carmen SuarezAssistant DirectorMiami-Dade CountyFlorida, USA
26Yimei GuoManaging Director, Global Head of Research TechnologyMorgan StanleyUSA
27Gail BlumManager, Talent Acquisition OperationsNBC UniversalUSA
28Sandra CascaddenAssociate Deputy Minister/CIOGovernment of Nova ScotiaCanada
29Pat MaqetukaChief Data Architecture & Operations OfficerNedbankSouth Africa
30Severine MarquayAI experience, digital support & innovationOrange FranceFrance
31Rachel CordreyPharmacy SupervisorPeninsula Regional Medical CenterUSA
32MaryAnn FlemingHead of Services, Home Buying and OwnershiRBSUK
33Erin OlesSenior Director, R+F Virtual LiveRodan + FieldsUSA
34Carolyn StaatsDirector of Innovation, Information Systems DepartmentSonoma CountyUSA
35Jennifer EdginCTO, Deputy Commandant InformationUS Marine CorpsUSA
36Lee HattonCEOUBankAustralia
37Tanja RichterDirector, Consumer Products and ServicesVodafoneUK
38Laura BellamyDirector, Information ExperienceVMWareUSA 
39Yu Ching LanDepartment ManagerWalsin Lihwa Corp.Taiwan
40Shelley KalmsChief Digital OfficerWoodside EnergyAustralia

Out of all the 40 women mentioned, two of them represent India. Harmeen Mehta, CIO and Head Cloud and Security Business of Bharti Airtel and Seema Gaur, Executive VP and Head IT of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company.

While most of the countries are battling against each other to become AI superpower, India is making significant progress with such pioneers taking the AI centric business to another level of success.

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