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Make Data Work
21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Sol Rashidi

Sol Rashidi
Chief Data and Cognitive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Sol currently holds 3 patents in the Information Management space and is a keynote speaker at several technology conferences speaking on various topics such as Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Data & Analytics, and Emerging Operating Models.

Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Sol was a Partner at Ernst & Young in the Data & Analytics practice, and before that she was a part of the 1st generation of leaders taking WATSON to market at IBM.

Goal oriented and a team player, Sol believes in bringing together people, processes, and technology to cultivate environments that are innovative, driven, and collaborative A Thought Leader in the Data, Robotics, AI, and IT space. Sol is a competency player who solves complex Business, IT, and Operational problems and helps companies with large Transformational Programs.

Sol has a unique ability in bridging the gap between Business and IT, her deep understanding of multiple functional disciplines (i.e. change management, enterprise data, application architecture, process re-engineering, sales, etc.) enables her to drive change by articulate the need for change in organizations that otherwise wouldn’t evolve with the emerging market place.

Sol played NCAA Water Polo and Rugby for Cal on the Women’s National Rugby Team for several years, and completed the Ironman. She and her husband are avid wine drinkers, travelers, and learning to brew Belgium beer.


14:0514:45 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Data-driven business management, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15/16 Level: Beginner
Michael Li (The Data Incubator), Sol Rashidi (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines), Philipp Diesinger (Boehringer Ingelheim), Julie Shin (Citigroup)
What are the latest initiatives and use cases around data and AI? How are data and AI reshaping industries? How do we foster a culture of data and innovation within a larger enterprise? What are some of the challenges of implementing AI within the enterprise setting? Michael Li moderates a panel of four experts in different industries to answer these questions and more. Read more.