Nancy Nemes is a tech trendsetter, a global connector and a hands-on leader with 21 years of global experience in high tech across Europe, USA, Canada and South America. Her passion is in pioneering, implementing and optimizing the impact of mobile, digital, and social high tech aiming at enriching people lives through digital solutions.
Nancy is the founder of Ms. AI, a European platform that supports women to participate, grow and win in the space of Artificial Intelligence. As 600 million adolescent girls will enter the global workforce in the next decade, Nancy feels a strong calling to support girls and women to develop understanding, relevant skills and enthusiasm for AI, so that they can shape a glorious future for themselves and their co-humans in the algorithm era. With this initiative, Nancy is partnering with a distinguished international team of senior executives and acclaimed thought leaders across academia, industry, media, public sector, think tanks, in various disciplines. Their shared goal is to enable 10 Million women in Europe with AI by 2023, in a quest to create winners of the digital era.
Until October 2018, Nancy has served as General Manager Hardware Sales & Partnerships at Google, covering the regions DACH and Benelux. In this role, she helped establish a key strategic area for Google, growing and developing an excellent team and bringing revolutionary AI products to market such as the smartphone Pixel and the voice recognition device Google Home, based on the Google Assistant. More importantly, she focused on building long-lasting relationships within the C-suite of Retail, e-tail and Telco partners, developing programs to meet market demand and deepen market penetration, coordinating teams of sales, marketing, supply chain experts, strategic business partners, account executives, and member agencies to deliver value based customer solutions.
Prior to Google, Nancy has spent 15 years at Microsoft leading up IOT in its early days, Digital & Consumer Marketing, Business Development and Sales for various products and services. She spent 6 of these years at the Microsoft HQ in Seattle, WA. Her contributions centered on spearheading new product developments and pioneering emerging technologies. Her career quickly accelerated to leadership in multi-regional roles across all of EMEA, South and North America. She was distinguished with various awards, of which one she is particularly proud of is her paper written for Bill Gates’ Think Week .
In January 2019, Nancy was named as one of “the most inspiring business women in European technology” by the international organization InspiringFifty.
She serves as a keynote speaker at international conferences on subjects like “Quo vadis AI”, “Great AI Made in Europe”, “Diginauts & Connected Life in the 21st Century”, the impact of new technologies on various demographics, and how the attitudes, expectations and perspectives of Generation Z and Generation Alpha will re-shape everything we do.
Nancy is an investor in deep tech companies and a mentor for early stage startups.
Since 1990, Nancy is involved in charitable activities benefiting her native country Romania, with a focus on supporting children (Save the Children), hospices and animal welfare.
Nancy speaks fluently six languages and is a big fan of dogs.