As Director of Machine Learning Business Strategy for Object Computing, Inc. (OCI), Tonya Ehlmann works with clients and partners to build technology solutions that connect systems and data, streamline decision-making, and accelerate speed to market through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Tonya has nearly twenty years of deep industry experience, recently serving as a key leader for a Fortune 500 agricultural biotechnology company. Her work has had global impact in the delivery of insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant seed varieties that have transformed agriculture and improved rural prosperity. Tonya also pioneered the application of AI, Big Data, and the internet of things (IoT) to create predictive digital advisors that enable digital farming and create new value. She has a proven track record of building next-level teams where innovation, personal flair, and focused outcomes combine to ignite game-changing creativity that snowballs into industry-changing new value. Tonya served as a Science and Technology Fellow (2018) at Monsanto (now Bayer), a company recognized for scientific innovation, community engagement, and business impact. She has led more than 10 patent filings spanning key scientific innovations in the application of machine learning to enable product placement and product portfolio optimization. When she's not using technology to light up the world, Tonya focuses on inspiring a high-energy, creative environment where all team members can be their best selves.