Ayse Ildeniz is a global technology leader, award-winning executive, and a pioneer leading at the intersection of innovation, technology, and the future of business. Ayse was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company Magazine in 2015 and is a 2010 Eisenhower Fellow. She has pioneered in development of smart cities, smart energy, wearables and consumer IoT products; built and led internationally diverse teams to deliver breakthrough results.
Ildeniz currently serves on conglomerate boards in technology, venture capital, media, consumer electronics, energy, and aviation industries—Doğan Holding, Vestel Electronics, Zorlu Energy, Pegasus Airlines and Tekfen Ventures; and provides consultancy in Silicon Valley. With a focus on innovation, social work and smart future, Ayse also serves as the Chair of TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network and is a member of the board of Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
Ildeniz served as COO for Silver Spring Networks, publicly traded smart energy and smart cities company till its exit. Prior, she had a series of successful executive leadership roles at Intel Corporation where she served as Vice President and General Manager of New Devices Group. Ildeniz also served as Regional Director and member of the EMEA board to build the fastest-growing region, comprising 67 countries across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.
She holds a master of arts in electronic communications from SFSU, a bachelor of arts in business administration from Boğaziçi University, and has completed executive leadership program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, quoted in world-recognized publications, and has been honored with multiple awards.