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Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Head of Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) Technology & Innovation

Rani is currently Head of Ericsson’s Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) Technology & Innovation. At GAIA, she outlines and drives strategy and execution of artificial intelligence functions including global operations (with a cross-geographic teams of Data Scientist and Data Engineers), setting up frameworks to trigger and capture internal and eco-system innovation and injecting it into Ericsson’s business units and market functions competence.

Rani has over 20 years of executive management experience; she has worked from public companies to startups, and from rapid growth to traditional businesses. Her background includes serving as a CEO, President, CTO, and private company board member, and a proven top engineering executive ranging from concept to billions in revenue.

Rani is a passionate, strategic thinker with in-depth technical experience in Artificial Intelligence analytics, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, business transformation and enterprise software. She has filed and been issued over ten key industry patents and is a Recurring Guest Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and Merced and most recently an Adjunct Professor at Southwest Law School.