#MillenniumLive: Sol Rashidi

Millennium Live constantly delves into the minds of today’s business leaders to uncover the ethos of leadership and discovery. Our conversation in this episode is with the highly motivated Sol Rashidi, the former Chief Analytics Officer at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and the brilliant author behind Your AI Survival Guide: Scraped Knees, Bruised Elbows, and Lessons Learned from Real-World AI Deployments. Sol’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary. From her tenure as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Merck to her roles as EVP and CDO for Sony Music and Chief Data & Cognitive Officer for Royal Caribbean, Sol has been a trailblazer in the world of data and analytics. With a plethora of prestigious awards under her belt, including “CAO of the Year 2021” and “#4 in Top 20 CDOs”, Sol’s impact on the tech industry is immeasurable. But her story goes beyond professional accolades. We explore Sol’s formative years, from her collegiate days playing NCAA Water Polo and Rugby for Cal to her time on the Women’s National Rugby Team. How did these experiences shape her as a leader? What lessons did she carry from the sports field to being a key decision maker in some of the worlds largest brands? Sol shares her insights on the state of Enterprise AI, drawing from her vast expertise in the field, the key challenges businesses face when deploying AI solutions, and how they can navigate these hurdles effectively.

Join us as we just scratch the surface of the remarkable journey of Sol Rashidi and gain invaluable wisdom on leadership, resilience, and the substantial possibilities of AI in the future. And as Sol embarks on the next chapter of her career, we eagerly anticipate the groundbreaking innovations she’ll bring to the world.

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About Sol Rashidi

Sol, a pioneering Chief Data & AI Officer since 2016 with eight patents to her name, is renowned as a top AI thought leader and innovator. Recognized by Forbes and other major media outlets, she excels in simplifying complex concepts, crafting clear strategies, and delivering impactful results. With a background in leading roles at Estee Lauder, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Sony Music, and Royal Caribbean, Sol combines technical expertise with a pragmatic approach to drive innovation while staying grounded in mission. Her ethos prioritizes impactful solutions, discerning AI application, and embracing adaptability. Whether advising Fortune 100 companies or mentoring startups, Sol brings boundless energy and strategic insight, showcased through her global keynote speeches, bestselling book, coaching, and consultancy services.

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