Cornelia Schaurecker

Former Global Group Director AI and Big Data, Vodafone

Senior global digital, data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) executive and advisor with over 23 years’ experience in Automotive/Mobility and Telco sectors in leadership roles in digitization, AI and Big Data, IT, Marketing, including strategic advisory board memberships with a successful track record of delivering business impact for customers, company and society.

As Thought applied Big Data&AI leader (>10 years) in her global roles in Automotive OEMs and Telco she has implemented a step change towards industrializing Big Data and ML at scale&pace with clear line of sight to business outcomes and competitive advantage, e.g:

  • Delivered hundreds of use cases AI-enabling €double digit Bio. annual revenues (Telco), new products and services and efficiencies in the €hundreds of millions (Automotive/Telco)
  • Led Big Data&AI Strategy including delivery along with strategic tech group capabilities, e.g. Cloud, Global AI/ML Ops Platform with Google, upskilling team and business on AI.
  • As global AI Policy champion and Global Data Governance Steerco member created Global AI Policy, and advanced Ethical AI&Data for Social Good
  • Passion for customer-focused innovation throughout her career in multiple premium brands, e.g. 2013 founded Volkswagen Group’s Data:Lab delivering cutting edge AI/Data/IOT use cases with ~10 global brands, delivering business value in the hundreds of millions&innovation
  • Entrepreneurial, intercultural communicator with growth mindset&diversity advocate