Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D., is a seasoned business and technical leader with over 20 years of experience in developing, deploying, and supporting software-as-a-service, big data, and mobile enterprise software. Currently, Dr. Xu drives global technology as the Chief Technology Officer for CP Group, where she leads digital transformation for a few hundred subsidiaries with combined revenue of $45 billion, using data and AI technology. Prior, she was CTO at BMC Software and responsible for BMC's central technology organization and digital service management BU engineering organization. Before joining BMC, Dr. Xu was group vice president of product engineering at Acxiom.
Dr. Xu's career includes several years at IBM developing the IBM Content Management Suite and DB2. A teacher, author, and mentor as well, she teaches the class "Ten Steps to a Successful Career at Stanford Continuing Studies," and co-authored "Myths of the Promotion: Ten Steps to a Successful Career." Dr. Xu holds one critical cybersecurity patent and has won several awards for leadership and community service. In 2017 she was inducted into the Women In Technology Hall of Fame. She founded the Successful Women Acceleration Network, and serves as an advisor and board member for several organizations, including Be The Change Foundation.