- Exploring the Era of Artificial Intelligence – May 31, 2:45 pm
Ankur Mishra is Business Manager for Power & Utilities for Microsoft in Alberta and BC. He is responsible for driving Microsoft’s mission to help the sector achieve its goals towards reliable electrification of the economy, decarbonization, and operational excellence through the adoption of technology. Prior to this role, he led Microsoft Data and AI initiatives across Western Canada in the commercial and public sectors, which have directly contributed to improving the quality and reliability of public services, improving operational safety and asset performance across energy organizations, and creating AI-powered market differentiation. Ankur is a design thinking practitioner who is passionate about building and scaling human-centric AI frameworks. Before joining Microsoft, he worked with IBM, SAP Hitachi, and Salesforce in various management and technology roles. He has been associated with UBC as an adjunct faculty member. He holds an MBA and a Computer Engineering degree.