Executive Director of Artificial Intelligence, UBS
Annika Schröder works at UBS since July 2015 and heads the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence. Within this role she centrally offers AI expert knowledge, innovation support, coordination and oversight to benefit UBS on group level. Since 2016, she has been responsible for innovation activities in Artificial Intelligence and represents UBS regularly at industry events on this key technology, but also on topics like Fintech and digitalization. Prior to working with UBS, she was Head of Strategy & Innovation at DB Investment Services GmbH in Germany, which bundles securities processing within Deutsche Bank, as well as its prior entities Xchanging Transaction Bank and Fondsdepot Bank. Before moving into Banking Innovation, Annika Schröder worked in Investment Banking functions with Lazard and other banks in Frankfurt and London, advising Financial Institutions across the German-speaking region, Scandinavia, France and Eastern Europe in M&A, restructuring and IPO situations. Annika Schröder has a Bachelor (hons) in International Business Administration from International School of Management in Germany, which included residences in France, Lithuania and the United States. *Confirmation pending from UBS Group
UBS is the world's largest Wealth Manager. They were one of the first global banks to install an AI innovation program, and went public early on with their experiments around Alexa and voice driven human avatars. Their AI Center of Excellence in Group Technology supports numerous projects in the conversational agents space with dedicated experts.