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Dana Smith

Manager, AI Strategy & Integration
NextEra Energy

Dana Smith is the leader of the AI Strategy and Integration team at NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company and the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. NextEra Energy is committed to continuous improvement that drives them to develop innovative, industry-leading solutions to complex challenges. Dana’s team is responsible for providing data science services, in addition to setting the strategy for how NextEra Energy uses data and implements AI and machine learning throughout the organization. Dana has a deep understanding of how to convert data into actionable business insights that impact and drive the company’s strategy. Her team partners with many business units to optimize cross-enterprise capabilities, creating powerful data-driven solutions to help the company and its customers. Dana has strong beliefs in data governance and quality and is championing a big data initiative that creates an enterprise data platform to democratize data across the company enabling large-scale AI and digital efforts to improve business productivity.

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