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Sol Rashidi

Estee Lauder

As the former CDO, CAO, and CAIO of Fortune 100's, Sol has  eight (8) patents, and has been recognized for her work through awards like:
* "Top 100 AI People" 2023
* "The Top 75 Innovators of 2023"
* "Forbes AI Maverick of the 21st Century" 2022
* “Top 10 Global Women in AI & Data”, 2023
* “50 Most Powerful Women in Tech”, 2022
* “Global 100 Power List” - 2021, 2022, 2023
* "Top 100 Women in Business" - 2022

Sol is an energetic business executive skilled at coupling her technical acumen with story-telling abilities to articulate business value with startups, scale-ups, business owners, private equity firms, and Fortune 500's  who are leaning into data, AI, and technology as a competitive advantage, while wanting to preserve the legacy in which they were founded upon.  

Sol has served as a C-Suite member across several Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 companies including:

* Chief Analytics Officer - Estee Lauder
* Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Merck Pharmaceuticals
* EVP, Chief Data Officer - Sony Music
* Chief Data & AI Officer - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
* Sr. Partner leading the Digital & Innovation Practice- Ernst & Young
* Partner leading Watson Go-To-Market  - IBM

Sol is now an advisor, consultant, & fractional CDO & CAIO helping companies advance their business objectives. She is a global keynote speaker, and currently authoring a book about Artificial Intelligence for business leaders who don't have a technology background. Her hallmark is to make the complicated uncomplicated, and helping business leaders realize not everything needs to be cutting edge, sometimes innovation comes from cutting through the noise.

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Events featuring Sol Rashidi
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