Dr. Kendra Vant is Executive General Manager of Data at global small business accounting platform Xero. In this role, she heads a global team building data-driven products that harness AI and machine learning to solve complex problems for business and industry. She is also the chair of Xero’s Responsible Data Use Advisory Council. With a career spanning four countries and eight industries, Kendra has worked in bespoke systems development, in generating business insights from data, and is now focused on applying machine learning to create personalized experiences in an increasingly connected world. She is passionate about collaborating with and leading others to solve complex problems.