Speaker

Sarah Rench

Director of AI, Data and Industry Solutions, Global Data Centre of Excellence,

Avanade

About Sarah

Sarah a.k.a Rench currently leads global teams to design, implement & deliver AI assets and intelligent automation across the full data lifecycle (using Cloud /RPA/ NLP/ OCR/ DL/ ML). Experienced in implementing; data quality, management and governance, setting up PaaS and driving positive operational change for financial institutions.

Previously on the advisory board for All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Artificial intelligence & presented on AI & Diversity in June 2019.

Leveraging her broad experience in mobile app development, CRM systems, CMS, virtual agents, machine learning algorithms and cloud technology. She is ‘technology agnostic’ enabling her to use whatever tech needed to ensure the best results & business value creation for her clients.
Previously she worked for EY and IPsoft leading a global team to deliver intelligent automation across various industries including UK government, Banking and Insurance in EMEA and Latin America.

Rench has been in the IT sector for a number of years in various roles, from software engineering to management and has completed a part-time MIT Artificial Intelligence course and an Executive MBA from Cass Business School, focusing on AI & CSV. Previously she studied Anthropology & African Studies followed by a Masters in Computer Science at University of Birmingham.

On the board of a non-for-profit women in tech community, DevelopHer & Executive Board member for Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme, which provides scholarships for women to do higher education. Facilitating events in diversity, inclusion & tech to enable driving innovation & positive changes in society.

Awards:
Most Influential U.K. Women in Tech 2019 Top 100
Future Star of Tech: Data Leader 2019 Winner
Disruptor of the Year 2019 – Women in Finance Finalist
Women in Software 2019 Winner
EY IWD ‘Change Maker’ 2019 Winner
Women in Fintech Standout 35 Winner.
TechWomen50 Award 2017 Winner
TedX speaker
LGBTQIA, BAME & Women in Tech champion

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