Sarah Burnett is an Executive Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Everest Group. She set up and developed Everest Group's Service Optimization Technologies (SOT) research program, that focuses on process automation based on Artificial Intelligence and robotic process automation. She has grown the business, more than trebling it in size and revenue in the last 3 years and has helped many technology companies successfully formulate their product innovation and go to market strategies for growth. She also advises enterprise clients on automation technologies, sourcing, competitive strategies and market trends and their commercial significance.

Sarah is well known throughout the UK and Europe. As well as contributing to media, she regularly speaks at leading client and industry events and is an active commentator through her blogs and on Twitter.

Sarah is chair of BCSWomen, the women’s group of the British Chartered Institute for IT, and founder of AI Accelerator, a programme of free AI events, seminars and webcasts by experts, to inform and educate participants. In September 2018, AI Accelerator was a finalist in the prestigious EQUALS in Tech Awards, a UN Women and ITU initiative, shortlisted from more than 300 submissions from 80+ countries (https://www.bcs.org/content-hub/bcs-women-received-award-nomination/). 

One of Computer Weekly’s 50 most influential women in technology, Sarah often speaks at clients’ and industry events and webinars. She is active in social media with frequent blogs and Twitter posts (@SarahBurnett).

Sarah’s other accolades include:
• Named one of 50 most influential women in UK IT by Computer Weekly from 2016 to 2019
• Digital Leaders’ Champion for the UK South East in 2017
• Finalist in STEM leader of the year by Forward Ladies in 2019
• Shortlisted for AI leader of the year by Information Age in 2018



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