Ayse Ildeniz is the Chief Operating Officer of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. Ms. Ildeniz served in multiple roles at Intel Corporation from December 1998 to July 2016, including as the Vice President and General Manager in the New Devices Group, as the Regional Director for Middle East, Turkey and Africa; and as the General Manager for Turkey. She is the chair of Turkish Industry & Business Association (TUSIAD) Silicon Valley Initiative in San Francisco; serves on the board of American Turkish Society; Turkish Philanthropy Funds; Turkish Informatics Foundation; and the Advisory Board of Women Entrepreneurs Association; and attends G20 summits.
She is the founder of the Women in IT Platform in Turkey; is a 2010 Eisenhower fellow and member of the International Women Forum. Ildeniz was selected IT Woman of the Year in 2004 and Female Executive of the Year in 2006 in Turkey. In 2015, she was listed as one of the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine; and stands third on the most influential Turkish-American Women 2015 list. She holds a honorary recognition award by Middle East Technical University Senate for her work in the field of technology and education.
Ms. Ildeniz holds a B.A. in business administration from Bosphorus University and a M.A. in electronic communications arts from SFSU. Ildeniz dedicates her focus on future technologies and a smart globe; innovation culture; technological progress in emerging markets and women’s advancement.