Managing Director, Data & AI, Europe
Accenture Microsoft Business Group
Following her Electrical Engineering and Management studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Didem started her career with management consulting at CapGemini and Motorola. After her MBA, Didem continued her career at Greenwich Consulting (now part of EY), British Telecom, and Microsoft in London, UK. In her current role, Didem is leading Data & AI in Europe as part of Accenture’s Microsoft Business Group.
As a passionate Diversity & Inclusion and STEM champion, Didem led a global team of volunteers to host ‘Girls and Women in AI’ hackathons and bootcamps to improve gender diversity in AI/ML, starting off at Microsoft and now expanding to Accenture. She has recently won several awards including TechWomen100 Champion, Future Leaders Award, Diversity Role Model, and been selected one of the Top 50 Most Influential Turks in the U.K. She is a member of the Forbes Tech Council.
Didem is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of ‘Creative Education Trust’ which oversees 17 high-schools and 16,500 students in under-privileged regions in the U.K.
• Didem has won several awards including TechWomen100 Champion Award, Women in Advertising and Communications’ (WACL) Future Leader Award, and DBS ‘Diversity Role Model’ Award 2019 shortlist.
• Previously, her MBA was sponsored by her employer, Motorola Ltd.
• She has numerous other awards, scholarships, and sponsorships that can be viewed on her LinkedIn profile
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