Didem Un Ates
Head of Applied Strategy, Data & AI, CDO Office Microsoft

Didem Un Ates is the Head of Applied Strategy, Data & AI in Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, a Metaverse for Education evangelist, an angel investor & VC advisor, a Tech Women Champion, and a Trailblazer 50. She is a passionate AI practitioner who directly supported the birth and incubation of Microsoft Business AI Solutions at Microsoft Research and led the Alice Envisions the Future/ Girls in AI Hackathons which has since been developed into several Diversity in AI programs across Microsoft and its Fortune500 customers and partners. She also co-leads operationalization of Responsible AI and Metaverse for Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, putting her energy towards the future of ML, operationalizing responsible and ethical AI practices as a business leader both inside Microsoft and externally with Microsoft customers and partners. Prior to rejoining Microsoft, she led Accenture’s Microsoft Data & AI Business and launched the Accenture and Microsoft Humanitarian Program, implementing the Power Virtual Agent for COVID-19 for all public sector, education, health and non-profit clients globally.


May 31

02:00 PM - 02:25 PM


Impacting Global Health with an XR Model of Medical Training

Jared Mermey | GigXR

Deborah Lee | University of Michigan