Dr. Elizabeth Xu
Dr. Elizabeth Xu is an international transformational technology leader and senior business executive with more than 20 years of experience that includes digital transformation through the application of artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things and other enterprise technology to multiple businesses. She was a Stanford University lecturer for several years, and she currently serves as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and sits on the advisory board of Women in Technology International.
From 2018 to 2019, Dr. Xu served as the Group CTO at Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), one of the world's largest conglomerates, where she drove the company's technology strategy and advancement, and oversaw workforce re-training for more than 200 of the company's subsidiaries in various industries. During that time period, she also served as CEO of the CP Group subsidiaries in Thailand and the United States that conducted CP Group's research and development.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Xu held several leadership roles, including serving as CTO, with BMC Software, Inc. (BMC), a global leader in information technology service management. At BMC, she was responsible for the company's Central Technology Organization and Digital Service Management BU Engineering Organization.
Before joining BMC, Dr. Xu held senior management positions at several other organizations, including Group Vice President of product engineering at LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Acxiom Corporation), Global Senior Vice President of product development at Deem (formerly known as Rearden Commerce) and Global Senior Vice President of product development at Vitria Technology. She started her management career at IBM in 1996, where she developed the IBM Content Management Suite and DB2.
Dr. Xu earned a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree from Peking University, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has also completed advanced executive-education programs at Stanford Business School and management training from Harvard Business School.