Sol Rashidi

Sol Rashidi

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Sol Rashidi is an award-winning AI visionary, esteemed business executive, and influencer in the artificial intelligence and data space. Sol has built a reputation as a business leader who can combine her technical depth with storytelling abilities to simplify complex ideas, outline a clear strategic vision. She has helped launch some of the earliest business applications and earned numerous accolades including the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech and Forbes AI Maverick & Visionary of the 21st Century. Sol helped launch IBM Watson, the world's 1st commercial and enterprise grade AI application. Most recently, she served as Chief Analytics Officer at The Estée Lauder Companies, one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers. She also served as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Merck, EVP and CDO for Sony Music, and Chief Data & Cognitive officer for Royal Caribbean. Sol is the author of The AI Survival Guide, which was named among Best Books In AI By The CEOWORLD Magazine and made it to the bestseller list in less than one month.

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  • Sol is a thought leader in the data, robotics, artificial intelligence, and technology space. She has pioneered some of the early advancements of space.

  • She has been at the forefront of ideation, conceptualization, design, and development of enterprise-scale Data and AI applications.

  • She has the ability to scale operations and amplify market impact by combining the latest technology adventures with tried and true methods. 

  • She has 8 patents granted and a track record as the first "Chief Data & AI Officer."


  • 2023 Top 10 Global Women in AI & Data

  • 2023 Top AI 100 Award

  • 2022 Forbes AI Maverick & Visionary of the 21st Century

  • 2022 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech

  • 2022 Top 20 CDOs Globally

  • 2022 Chief Analytics Officer of the Year

  • 2022 Top 100 Women in Business

  • 2021-2023 Global 100 Power List

  • 2021-2023 Isomer Innovators of the Year

  • 2020-2023 Top 100 Innovators in Data & Analytics


  • Sol is a keynote speaker at several technology conferences on various topics such as machine learning, data and analytics, and emerging operating models in the data and analytics space

  • She has been featured on Forbes, CNBC, Fast Company, MIT Review, and other media channels.

  • She has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.