Gayle Sheppard

VP and GM, Saffron AI Group, Intel

Gayle leads Intel’s overall market vision, strategy and fundamental direction for knowledge representation and reasoning systems inside Intel’s AI platform.

Formerly Chairman and CEO of Saffron Technology, Gayle’s career has focused on bringing operational and decision sciences software solutions to the Global 1000. In her current role she continues to work closely with leading global companies across financial services, manufacturing, government, energy, health care and life sciences.

Prior to Saffron, Gayle held roles as VP and Managing Director at Peoplesoft, CEO and President of MarketMile, LLC. She has also held positions as VP, Worldwide Sales, J.D. Edwards & Company, President and GM of J.D. Edwards Japan, K.K., and VP of J.D. Edwards Asia Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong.

She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, where she received a B.S., Business Administration with focus in operations research and management science.