Ayse Ildeniz is vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of Strategy and Business Development at Intel Corporation. She leads a team whose mission is to define future silicon features, products and business models which will help Intel imagine and create groundbreaking future technologies.
Prior to her new role, Ildeniz was the regional director for META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa), a region consisting of 67 countries. During her tenure, she quadrupled Intel’s business in the region by building out country expansions through innovative first- time buyer/digital divide initiatives. Ildeniz joined Intel as marketing director for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa region, then served as the Intel Turkey country manager before assuming responsibility for the entire region.
Ildeniz leads a number of social responsibility projects globally and regionally. She is the vice chair of the Technology Committee for OECD, and heads the Turkish Businessmen Association’s Technology and Innovation group, serving as its IT lead at the G20 summits. In addition, she is founder of the Women in IT Platform and a 2010 Eisenhower fellow. She serves on the executive board of the Turkey Informatics Foundation; the Turkish-American Business Council; International Women Forum; and the Advisory Board of KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ildeniz was selected IT Woman of the Year in 2004 and Female Executive of the Year in 2006 by a Turkish national newspaper.
Ildeniz has a bachelor’s degree from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and a master’s in electronic communications arts from San Francisco State University.
Schaller has worked for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs at The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union in Brussels and has held roles in the financial and sports Industry, as well as in the NGO sector. She works for the Adecco Group, where she heads the Group Public Affairs activities, dealing with regulatory and policy issues. She also handles the Adecco Group’s engagement in Employers’ Association at global and European scale, as well as international institutions.
She was the president of the World Employment Confederation’s Europe chapter and in 2020 she was elected global president of the organisation. She has served as vice-chair of OECD BIAC ELSA Committee, as a member of the G20-B20 Future of Work and Education Task Force, a member of the B20 International Advocacy Caucus and a steering group member on the World Economic Forum Center for New Economy and Society and for the Global Apprenticeship Network.
In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Schaller was recognized as a “Staffing 100 Europe Influencer” and was included in the International 50 of the “Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing”.
Drawing upon a long-term diverse career, I believe that a business leader’s job is more than heading business units, I love driving bottom-line impact, introducing robust strategy framework, and leading future foresight process. Highly motivated by my constant success in achieving ambitious goals, I am respected for heading merger and acquisition efforts.
In addition to my entrepreneurial spirit, visionary breadth, charismatic leadership, and advanced transformational project management acumen, I have a stellar record in conducting valuations and balancing shareholder interests. With ever-growing experience, I am exceptionally well-versed in directing fruitful initiatives, revamping practices, and exceeding expectations.
Some of my notable achievements are as follows:
Outpaced AED 1.0B+ revenue in 2019 by introducing a robust strategy framework.
Drove 3x increase in business valuation within 10 years.
Spearheaded operating models and cost optimization projects, excellently.
Released concise ESG reports with emphasis on Net Zero, 2021.
Bolstered capacity and propelled significant growth by accomplishing transformational projects.
Displayed winning personality and achieved EFQM Innovation Challenge by heading business units.
Commercially curious who spent most of his time scaling ROI and achieving sustainable growth as well as tactically addressing challenges and turning around underperforming business areas. Moreover, I am adept at facilitating industries in realizing their full potential and envisioning the future.
My leadership has proven organizational development and business excellence through accomplished management style and executive-level grasp. Further, I have demonstrated excellence in fostering long-term lucrative relationships and uncovering potential opportunities.
My unparalleled dedication and impressive history of spearheading cross-functional teams– along with my capacity and so much energy in cultivating team cohesion, nurturing a collaborative culture, and driving growth – will allow me to concentrate on immense success.
An experienced product developer and marketing executive, Sandrine Gadol began driving change at L’Oréal long before her appointment as Chief Innovation Officer of the company’s U.S operations in 2013. During her twenty-eight years at L’Oréal, she has worked across brands on projects that took her around the globe and sharpened her expertise in corporate branding, product innovation, and change management. In her current role, Ms. Gadol has built a team that works upstream from the brands she used to lead, sitting at the intersection of research, innovation, and marketing. Her team is on the front lines crafting category disruptors and sustainable innovations that solve key consumer tensions, provide benefits for brands, and drive industry shifts. With a talent for translating consumer insights and trend research into beauty innovations, she and her team have collaborated on notable projects including the development of La Roche-Posay’s My UV Patch skin sensor; the first make-up Virtual Try On launched by L’Oréal Paris’ augmented reality app, Makeup Genius; and L’Oréal Water Saver named in TIME magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021. These efforts to identify and explore the next beauty frontiers have been critical to reinforcing L’Oréal’s leadership within the industry today.
In 1994 Ms. Gadol began her career at L’Oréal and quickly advanced within the company. She has served as Global Vice President for Skincare at Garnier, Head of Global Marketing for La Roche-Posay, Vice President of Skincare for L’Oréal Paris, and Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining L’Oréal, she worked in television production at one of the largest talk shows in France.
Ms. Gadol received her bachelor’s degree in history from Sorbonne and a graduate degree from Institute of Political Sciences in Paris.
Leading Diversity and Engagement agenda at a global level. Brings a business lens to the topic given her years in business as general manager and president.
Before this role, she was the CHRO and SVP for Human Capital Management for Global Operations and Services.
Previous role was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo AMENA (Asia, Middle East and North Africa) which covers 90 markets, 30,000 direct employees and more than 50 nationalities in its workforce.
Has held a wide range of roles since joining the company in 1994. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the President of PepsiCo’s Asia-Pacific region, a business spanning 25 markets with approximately 4,400 direct employees.
Earlier in her career, she was President of PepsiCo’s South East Europe Region, covering 14 markets including Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the Balkans. Beba has also served as the Business Unit General Manager for East Mediterranean, comprising Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.
She started her PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in Turkey, where she held positions including Marketing Director, HR Director and ultimately General Manager.
Beba is a great supporter of all of PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose goals. During her time as President of PepsiCo Asia-Pacific, the region was home to WaterHope, a collaborative social enterprise that aims to bring clean drinking water to one million Filipinos by 2015 and also launched Liter of Light in Philippines.
Under her leadership, the Region launched sustainable product initiatives in Australia, Thailand and the Philippines and started agricultural initiatives in Myanmar as well as Business Skills Development Center with UNESCO.
Umran is a dedicated advocate of diversity, inclusion, sustainability and human rights.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Arteria AI
Shelby Austin was the Managing Partner of Growth & Investments and Omnia AI and sat on the executive of Deloitte Canada. Shelby had responsibility for the Canadian firm’s inorganic and accelerated growth investments through acquisitions, ventures, incubation and scale-up and asset development activities.
Shelby also continued to help businesses drive significant growth through innovation, technology and data-driven decision-making. She led Omnia AI, a globally recognized team of artificial intelligence strategists, machine learning engineers, data scientists, and risk specialists.
Before joining Deloitte, she founded a company that was named one of Canada’s Hot 50 companies by Profit Magazine. She was also named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 from WXN.
What Shelby enjoys most about working in AI is its applicability across all industries to reduce cost, elevate experiences, mitigate risk and maximize return. “AI allows organizations to be competitive and resilient in an ever-changing economy,” Shelby says, and she believes that AI can bring the most value to the financial services, energy and resources, and healthcare industries.
A lawyer by background, Shelby’s career in technology began when she left her law firm and founded a startup that allowed her to bring her two passions together. Shelby credits a happy series of coincidences that prepared her for her current position. “I was inspired to pursue a career in technology by the realization that the world is ever-changing and understanding the bigness of that change. I knew it would be relevant to the future,” she says. Selling her startup to Deloitte positioned her to help others see that same potential.
Working in this field has offered Shelby many exciting benefits, but what brings her the most satisfaction is the people with whom she interacts every day. “I love working with brilliant people. The team is comprised of incredibly talented, curious, kind and funny individuals.” She also relishes opportunities to demonstrate the problems that AI can solve, rather than solely explaining it from a technical perspective. As she describes it: “I try to take people away from the tech aspect of what we do. I try to help people understand that we solve age-old problems using different techniques than we did previously.”
Shelby’s team is well aware that many people are fearful about AI’s overall impact in their work and home lives, topics recently explored in detail in a recent Deloitte report. “Overcoming risk and building trust is important. We must engage in dialogue with people around these perceived fears,” she says. Fear often comes from a lack of understanding, and she sees an opportunity to educate the public and show that their fears are unwarranted.
Peers, friends and other colleagues mentored Shelby during the course of her various careers. “You need different mentors for different stages of your career,” she believes. “I couldn’t have done it without a lot of their advice along the way.” To inspire more women to join STEM careers, Shelby believes in cultivating interest early on: “Girls need to get hands on access to critical mentorship early.” She cites organizations such as Canada Learning Code, which helps all Canadians but in particular women to be literate in coding. “We need to create a more inclusive workspace. Set the tone from the top and make leaders responsible for inclusion, make changes to the system by which we evaluate our leaders, and use performance reviews as an opportunity to discuss inclusion challenges and opportunities.”
In the near term, Shelby is excited and motivated to see AI catalyze growth in Canada. “There is an unprecedented ability to create new jobs and as we get further down the road, we can open new and better opportunities for companies to innovate and solve social issues like climate change and poverty,” she declares.
Nabil Malouli leads the Global Ecommerce strategy & product development at DHL Supply Chain. Prior to that, Nabil was VP DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation where he had the chance to lead the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies.
Nabil worked and developed multiple growth initiative related to new technologies & trends such as: E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics.
Nabil is specialized in the field of E-commerce & Logistics. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region.
In his free time, Nabil serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. Nabil chairs the Miami Dade Beacon Council Trade & Logistics Innovation Committee and is active in multiple initiatives related to developing the logistics ecosystem in Miami.
As a speaker, Nabil has deep experience on topics related to Disruptive Technologies , E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Supply Chains, Sales and Customer relationships.
Born in France, Nabil has worked and studied in various countries, including China, Brazil, England, France, Mexico and the United States. Husband and father of a beautiful girl, he loves spending time with his family.
Partner at Tortoise Media & Director at Tortoise Intelligence
Alexandra Mousavizadeh is a Partner at Tortoise Media and Director of Tortoise Intelligence which develops global and industry indices and data analytics. Creator of the recently released Responsibility100 Index and the new Global AI Index.
She has 20 years’ experience in the ratings and index business and has worked extensively across the Middle East and Africa.
Previously, she directed the expansion of the Legatum Institute’s flagship publication, The Prosperity Index, and all its bespoke metrics based analysis & policy design for governments. Prior roles include CEO of ARC Ratings, a global emerging markets based ratings agency; Sovereign Analyst for Moody’s covering Africa; and head of Country Risk Management, EMEA, Morgan Stanley.
Andreas Geiss has been working in Siemens AG since 2000 and was assigned to different responsibilities within Germany and China.
After his studies, he joined the chemical and pharmaceutical company Hoechst AG in 1996 (Frankfurt/ Main), starting within plant- and project engineering as an engineer and later as project director. In 2004, Andreas Geiss transferred to the Automation & Drives group of Siemens in Nuremberg, building up a contract management group for enterprise customers. After his General Manager position (2006-2009) being responsible for Process Automation Solutions at Siemens in China (Industrial Automation), he integrated and led the business segment of Comos Industry Solutions within Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division from 2010 until 2016. In December 2016 Andreas took over the CTO- responsibility for Mindsphere, the Siemens Industrial IoT as a service solution, within the Siemens Division of Digital Factory (now Digital Industries), assuming also responsibility as Vice President for Strategy in February 2018. As of October 2019, Andreas assumed the responsibility for the business segment ‘Digital Enterprise & Digital Services’ within Siemens Digital Industries as Senior Vice President & General Manager.
Andreas is holding a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University in Mannheim and holds an Executive Transition Certificate of the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT) in Berlin.
Twelve years of experience with the development of advanced technology for robotic space exploration missions (e.g. ExoMars Rover, METERON, ESA Principia) and scientific space satellite (e.g. LISA Pathfinder, ADM Aeolus, Solar Orbiter).
Now leading the development of a new paradigm for next-generation industrial mobile robotics at Arrival.
Advisory board member (domains: space robotics, surgical robotics)