Sedef Akinli Kocak is the Project Manager at Vector Institute for artificial intelligence engaging Vector sponsors on AI projects. Currently she leads several multi-industrial participant projects. She holds a PhD degree from the Data Science Lab at Ryerson University, Canada and earned master’s degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Business of Administration. She worked in data intensive R&D project development and academic industry partnerships in the area of AI/ML at SOSCIP, the Southern Ontario Smart Computing for Innovation Platform. She is also an experienced and accomplished researcher in the area of ICT for sustainability and sustainability design in software intensive systems and a part time Data Science and Analytics lecturer at Ryerson University since 2014. She served as a member of the Compute Ontario Board Advisory Committee and AI program development advisor at the Continuing Education, University of Toronto.