Rima is a Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Nvidia. She joined Nvidia more than 4 years ago to build the sales business from scratch for the Eastern half of the United States and 2 years ago she became responsible for the Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing businesses for the Americas. Nvidia is the Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing technology leader. She and her team are focused on helping customers drive innovations with Machine Learning and Accelerated Computing to grow and transform their businesses.
Before joining NVIDIA, Rima led the New York Enterprise business for Cisco and was responsible for the company’s full portfolio of solutions.
Rima brings a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives having worked in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, and Information Technology. She held leadership positions in both Sales and Engineering covering Global Enterprises, Public Sector, and Service Provider market segments.
Prior to Cisco, Rima worked at Sun Microsystems consulting with large Financial Services clients on Server & Software solutions. She also worked at UBS as a Trading Floor software developer and at Syncsort as a software developer.
Rima is passionate about the impact of Inclusion & Diversity on business. She founded and led the Cisco East Women Action Network for 6 years and then co-founded the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network, a network focused on making a difference for women in IT.
She hosted Nvidia’s AI for Business Summit two years in a row. She speaks regularly on topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Leadership and Inclusion & Diversity.
Rima holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut and Syracuse University. She has completed Leadership and Business Executive classes at Cisco and Harvard University.