Gitte Bedford is Vice President at Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, the VC arm of the leading automotive, building and consumer technology group. RBVC invests in companies and industry-specific funds across Europe, North America, Israel and China and has currently €420m capital under management. Gitte is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities in a variety of fields, with a particular focus on software, specifically the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. Gitte is an experienced professional with a strong financial background. After starting her career in the treasury department at Robert Bosch, she progressed to positions as Managing Director of Robert Bosch Finance Plc near London, UK, Director Finance for Bosch’s Asia-Pacific operations in Shanghai, China, and joined Bosch’s VC group in 2009. Gitte holds a degree in Business Informatics from HTW Berlin and a master’s degree in Finance from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K.