Dr. Uti is an accomplished computer scientist leading new discoveries and implementations of advanced technologies at Kroger. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, is a National Science Foundation and Ford Foundation Fellow and is a founding member of Kroger’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council, moving the company towards a more equitable future. Dr. Uti is Kroger’s lead scientist and researcher for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and techniques of Sense and Respond systems. She evaluates and recommends new technologies to Kroger leadership, translates business needs into innovative solutions and infuses AI into the company. Dr. Uti is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches courses in AI. Prior to joining Kroger, she founded and managed two successful technology startup companies for web hosting and entertainment.