Ms. Sheppard previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Bright Machines, Inc., a software-defined factory automation company. Ms. Sheppard also previously served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Asia where she was responsible for establishing the vision, strategy and execution programs for customer and partner co-innovation and digital transformation. Prior to that, Ms. Sheppard served as the Head of Global Expansion and Digital Transformation for Microsoft Cloud and AI, where she was responsible for the vision, strategy, and long-range P&L for growing Microsoft’s global Cloud Services and working with customers who are implementing multiyear digital innovation and modernization strategies and as the Corporate Vice President of Azure Data at Microsoft. Earlier in her career, she served as Vice President and General Manager of the Saffron AI/ML Division, Intel Corporation, and held various leadership positions at Saffron Technology, Inc., Ketera Technologies, Inc., and J.D. Edwards, Inc. She has founded, created, or contributed to start-up and Fortune 100 companies focused on Artificial Intelligence platforms, solutions in business and consumer markets, and digitization of business in a wide variety of industries. Ms. Sheppard previously served as a member of the board of directors of Envista Holdings Corporation, a medical technology holding company, from July 2020 until November 2021.