4. Sol Rashidi, CAO, Estée Lauder
With eight (8) patents issued, 21 filed, and receiving “CAO of the Year 2021” and “50 Most Powerful Women in Tech”, Sol focuses on creating a community amongst technologists and non-technologists to help businesses push past their capabilities, establish stronger positioning in the marketplace, and make a difference when using the latest advancements in Technology, Data Science, Engineering, Product Development, Data Visualization, Multi-Cloud Infrastructure.
Before data became “cool”, Sol was pioneering some of the earliest advancements in the space and advised companies to avoid over-architecting a solution, know that AI is not the answer to everything, focus on building internal IP & Talent, and not everything needs to be cutting edge, sometimes the innovation comes from just cutting through the noise.
Skilled at creating a vision and developing linkages between strategy and execution in order to build a cohesive path forward, Sol’s specialty is influencing change throughout an organization, rolling up her sleeves, and getting into the details while keeping the strategic intent in mind. Energetic and a goal-oriented thought leader, Sol firmly believes in un-complicating the complicated and is skilled at coupling her technical acumen with story-telling abilities to articulate the business value.