Optimism · Courage · Speed
High-tech executive, advisor, entrepreneur, investor, speaker, author, mentor
Focus on: AI, Cloud, IOT, Mobility, Cybersecurity, Embedded Systems, Hardware, Software, Product GTM, Change Management & Transformation, Digital Literacy & Leadership, Sales, Marketing & General Management
Bringing enthusiasm and vigor to people and companies through effective leadership, commercial & operational management accuracy and ambition for the greater societal cause
Currently leading Partnerships at AWS; between 2001-2018 at Google and Microsoft
Fluent in English, German, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Named one of “the most inspiring business women in European technology” by InspiringFifty.
Hi, I am Nancy - a rational optimist, a humanist, and a world citizen. My drivers are optimism, courage and speed. I am fascinated by how technology can help enrich people lives. Ambiguity, inconsistency, novelty and surprise spur me on as I rely on intuition and integrating action early on into the thinking process. Working with emerging tech since 1995, I have held several senior leadership positions at AWS; Google, Microsoft, Avnet covering a broad range of consumer and industrial businesses and technologies such as IOT, Mobile, Digital, AI, Cybersecurity, Hardware and Software platforms. I have studied, worked and lived in the United States, Germany, Romania, Italy and France.
In 2018, I found a non-profit initiative to drive education, inclusion and diversity in Artificial Intelligence – we connect 150 AI experts from various disciplines with a mission to enable 20 million people with AI by 2025. I am also the founder and curator of #humanAIze – Activating Your Mindset! - a top European exchange platform for AI & Humanities.
I advise global companies, startups and governments on digital and business transformation. I also support MIT as a Judge for Artificial Intelligence for their program Innovators Under 35, and Bitkom Germany as a member in their Council of Experts for AI..
My book The Proust QuestionnAIre - Artificial Intelligence in a stunningly diverse way, was published in February 2020 and is top ranking in positive reader reviews.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” (Abraham Lincoln)