Rima leads the Enterprise business for Nvidia for the Eastern half of the US and Canada. Along with her team she’s responsible for helping Fortune 500 customers grow and transform their businesses by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, and Accelerated Data Analytics.
Before that she led the New York Enterprise business for Cisco and was responsible for Cisco’s full portfolio of solutions.
Rima brings a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives having worked in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Information Technology, and Communications. She has held leadership positions in both Sales and Engineering and worked in the Global Enterprise, Public Sector, and Service Provider market segments.
Prior to Cisco, she spent two years at Sun Microsystems consulting with large financial clients on the range of server & software solutions. Before Sun, she worked as a Trading Floor software developer at UBS and prior to that as a software developer at Syncsort.
Rima has a passion for Inclusion & Diversity and their impact on the business. She started the Cisco East Women Action Network in 2001 and led it for 6 years. In 2012, she co-founded the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network.
She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut and Syracuse University. She has also participated in several Leadership and Business Executive classes at Cisco and Harvard University.
Rima lives in Manhattan with her husband and two sons.