Transform 2020

July 15 | Hosted online as part of VB Transform 

WOMEN IN AI

BREAKFAST 

Presented by Capital One & Intel 

 
THANK YOU TO THE 300+ WOMEN IN AI THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS PRIVATE INVITATION-ONLY EVENT AT TRANSFORM. 
WOMEN IN
AI AWARDS

Thank you to for all of the nominations for VentureBeat’s second annual Women in AI Awards. This year we honored women who are leaders in Artificial Intelligence with the purpose of recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions in 5 areas: Responsibility & Ethics of AI, AI Entrepreneur (2 Awards), AI Research, AI Mentorship, & Rising Star.

NOMINEES

AI Entrepreneur

Rana el Kaliouby    

CEO and Co-Founder    

Affectiva


Ying Zheng

Co-founder and CTO

AiFi, Inc.


Michelle Mao

Co-founder and Senior Architect   

BabbleLabs

Chandralika Hazarika

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Bigthinx


Alison Alvarez

CEO & Co-Founder

BlastPoint


Andrea Gallego

Partner & Chief Technology Officer 

Boston Consulting Group


Rebecca Clyde

Co Founder, CEO

BotCo AI

Sofia Elizondo

Co-founder & COO

Brightseed, Inc


Michele Romanow

Co-Founder and President

Clearbanc


Dr. Lingjia Tang

Co-Founder, Interim-CEO and CTO

Clinc


Sindhu Joseph

CEO and Founder

CogniCor Technologies Inc.


Nicole Eagan

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief AI Officer     Darktrace


Daniela Braga

CEO and Founder

DefinedCrowd


Vu Van

Co-founder & CEO

ELSA


Lubna Yusuf

Founder La Legal, Co-Founder Fisheyebox Innovation Lab


Hadar Zeitlin

Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer

Hailo Technologies 


Lynne Nethken

Co-Founder, Director of Intelligent Systems

HALEE

Melanie Stütz

CEO

IDEASCANNER


Rania Kim

Executive Creative Director

IV.AI


Noosheen Hashemi

Founder and CEO

January AI


Dr. Jill S. Becker, PhD. 

CEO and cofounder

Kebotix


Mercedes Soria

EVP Chief Intelligence Officer

Knightscope, Inc


Chia-Lin Simmons

CEO

LookyLoo


Daisy Weborg

Co-founder and Operations

OneReach.ai


Pamela Dillon

CEO

RingIT, Inc | Wine Ring


Shing Pan

VP Marketing and Business Development

Speech Morphing, Inc.


Amanda Kelly

Co-Founder

Streamlit


Tugce Bulut

CEO and Founder

Streetbees


Kieran Snyder

Co-Founder and CEO

Textio

Katie Robbert 

CEO

Trust Insights


Emna Ghariani 

Co-Founder & CEO

Veamly, Inc.


Shruthi Rao

Co-Founder and CBO

Vendia


Manasi Vartak 

Founder and CEO

Verta.ai


Layla Shaikley

Co-founder and Vice President of Customer Experience

Wise Systems

AI Mentorship

Rina Sharma

Group Manager, Applied Analytics Engineering & Operations

Adobe


Meeta Dash

VP of Product

Appen


Michelle Mao

Co-Founder and Senior Architect

BabbleLabs Inc


Dr. Amanda Stent

people+language AI Team Leader, Office of the CTO    Bloomberg


Dr. Parisa Naraei

Senior methodologist, advanced analytics

Canadian Institute for Health Information


Kalpana Diwakaran

Director, Head of Studios for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics business

Cognizant Technology Solutions


Jean-leah Njoroge

Senior Data Scientist

Dell Technologies


Tina Tang

Head of Global Innovation Marketing Strategy

EY


Lori Duprey

Director, Supply Chain Management, Global SI&OP Team

HARMAN


Dr. Eva Marie Muller Stuhler

Chief Data Scientist

IBM


Heena Purohit

Sr. Product Manager

IBM

Huma Abidi

Senior Director for AI/ML Software Products and Customers

Intel Corporation

Mickey Mericle

Chief Marketing Officer

Leslie's Poolmart 


Mia Shah Dand

CEO

Lighthouse3


Dr Rohini Srivathsa

National technology officer, CTO

Microsoft

Nithya Thadani

CEO

RAIN


Anette Bronder

Group Chief Operating Officer 

Swiss Re


Tara Chklovski 

Founder & CEO

Technovation


Nancy A Shenker  

 CEO and Publisher

theONswitch


Manisha Mundhe

Senior Manager

Uber

 

Erica Lee,

Director of ML Engineering at Zillow,

Founder of WomenofAI.org


Stacey Shulman

Vice President IoT Group, Chief Innovation Officer    Intel Corporation


Jasmine Wilkerson

Senior Data Scientist & Lead

KenSci

AI Research

Dr. Heather Reed

Data Scientist

ASAPP Inc.

Anima Anandkumar,

Director of ML research, NVIDIA;

Bren Prof. & Dir. of ML Research, California Institute of Technology

 

Devaki Raj

CEO & Founder

CrowdAI


Claudia Pohlink

Head of AI/ML 

Deutsche Telekom AG, Innovation Laboratories
 

Georgia Gkioxari

 Research Scientist

Facebook AI Research


Cynthia Holcomb 

CEO and Founder

FemaleBrain.ai, Preference Science Technologies Inc.
 

Margaret Mitchell

Researcher

Google


Timnit Gebru 

Researcher

Google


Debbie Marr

 Chief Architect and General Manager of Advanced Architecture Development

Intel Corporation


Yulia Sandamirskaya 

Applications Research Lead, Neuromorphic Computing Lab

Intel Labs

Tania De Gasperis

Researcher and Facilitator

Montreal AI Ethics Institute


Sanja Fidler

Director of Artificial Intelligence

NVIDIA Corporation


Sifei Liu

 Senior Research Scientist

 NVIDIA Corporation


Himani Rajora 

Principal Reserch Engineer

  IIT    


Nazneen Fatema Rajani 

Senior Research Scientist

Salesforce


Bismark Osei Tabiri

 University of Ghana


Lu Tian

Director, AI Algorithm, Software & AI Products

Xilinx, Inc.

Yulia Sandamirskaya 

Applications Research Lead, Neuromorphic Computing Lab

Intel Labs


Manuela Veloso

Head of AI Research 

J.P. Morgan & Chase Co., Carnegie Mellon University
 

Kiyana Zolfaghar 

Senior Data Scientist

KenSci

Responsibility & Ethics of AI

 Merve Hickok

Founder of AIethicist.org

AIethicist.org & Lighthouse Career Consulting

 

Anima Anandkumar,

Director of ML research, NVIDIA;

Bren Prof. & Dir. of ML Research, California Institute of Technology


Anna Felländer

Co-Founder

AI Sustainability Center


Beena Ammanath

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP


Carly Eckert 

Senior Medical Director

KenSci

Christine Robson

Google AI, Group Product Manager 

Google

Jen Gennai

Head of Responsible Innovation, Global Affairs    Google


Jingying Yang

Program Lead

Partnership on AI


Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head of AI and Machine Learning and Member of the Executive Committee

World Economic Forum

Lama Nachman

Intel Fellow, Director of Anticipatory Computing Lab    Intel Corporation

Maria Nazareth

Head of AI & Analytics – Banking & Financial Sector    Cognizant Technology Solutions


Mira Lan

Partner Director, Ethics & Society 

Microsoft


Mirka Snyder Caron

Senior Legal Counsel, Innovation

RBC


Neha Doshi

Implementation Manager 

ASAPP Inc.


Rashida Hodge

VP, North America - Insurance Industry

IBM


Sahar Arshad

Co-founder & COO

CloudMedx


Teuta Mercado

Responsible AI Program Director

Capital One


Tulsee Doshi 

Product Lead - ML Fairness and Responsible AI    Google


Wendy Gonzalez

President and Interim CEO

Samasource 


Ya Xu

Senior Director of Engineering

LinkedIn


Manuela Mackert 

Chief Compliance Officer

Group Deutsche Telekom, Germany, Bonn

Rising Star

Bogdana (Bobi) Rakova

Responsible AI Data Scientist, Accenture Applied Intelligence

Accenture


Caryn Tan

AI Strategy Manager

Accenture


Niamh Donnelly

Co-founder of Akara Robotics. AI and Machine Learning Specialist

Akara Robotics

 Kate Kallot,

Director, AI & ML Ecosystem & Developer Relations

Arm


Heather Reed

Data Scientist

ASAPP

 

Jessica Kennedy White

Senior Consultant Education


Deepti Kalra

Transformation & Analytics Leader, AVP 

EXL Service


Anusha Sethuraman

Head of Product Marketing

Fiddler Labs


Lynne Nethken

Software Lead

Halee


Meri Williams

CTO

Healx


Saloni Potdar

Watson Assistant Algorithms Technical Lead & Manager 

IBM


Polina Mamoshina 

Chief Scientist

Insilico Medicine’s new longevity AI startup


Chloe Autio

Policy Manager

Intel


Maria Soledad Elli

Data Scientist

Intel Corp.


Marcie Miller

Marketing Engineer

Intel Corporation


Zoe Cayetano

Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning Manager

Intel Corporation

Kelsey Ball

Machine Learning Engineer

ASAPP


Dr. Mengjun Leng 

Senior Deep Learning Engineer

BabbleLabs


Saumya Suvarna

Software Engineer

Cisco


Jackie Schafer

CEO and Founder

ClearBrief.ai


Madhumitha Venkata Subramanian 

Associate Director (Service Line Specialist) 

Cognizant Technology Solutions


Rimna Radhakrishnan

Service Line Specialist – AI & Analytics

Cognizant Technology Solutions 


Kapila Monga

Healthcare Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Leader

Cognizant Technology Solutions


Manana Hakobyan

CEO

DataPoint Armenia

Aakriti Srikanth

Business Development for portfolio companies & Marketing

Neotribe Ventures


Elnaz Sarraf

Founder & CEO

ROYBI


Yashvi Gattani

Research Strategist, Data & Insights

VidMob


Cheryl Haga

PM, WAYMO University

WAYMO


Amandine Flachs

CEO & co-founder

WildMeta


Lisa Liu 

Senior staff engineer

Xilinx, Inc.

Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa 

Technical Committee Chair

International Robocup Federation


Himani Rajora 

Principal Data Scince and Research 

Ixigo

Women in AI 2020 Coverage
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Announcing nominees for the second annual Women in AI Awards

Women in AI Breakfast 2020 Program: 

How Women are advancing AI and leading the trend of AI fairness, ethics & human centered AI

 

When it comes to applied AI, women leaders and practitioners are generally leading the thinking in areas of empathy, fairness, ethics and human centricity. AI models and algorithms need to learn from both men and women to be truly balanced and fair and this can only happen with a higher percentage of women in the AI workforce. Join us for this 'Women in AI' breakfast that includes a panel discussion where leading stalwarts from the industry come together to discuss and debate Women's role in AI.

Opening Remarks: Carla Saavedra Kochalski, Director of Conversational AI & Messaging Products, Capital One

 

Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Dr. Timnit Gebru, Co-lead of Ethical AI Research Team, Google Brain

Francesca Rossi, IBM Fellow and AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM Research

Moderated by Jaime Fitzgibbon, Founder & CEO, Ren.ai.ssance 

 

Closing Remarks: Huma Abidi, Senior Director of AI Products, Intel

*Women in AI Breakfast attendees can continue the conversation in a private Women in AI Slack channel after the event ends

Opening Remarks, Panel Discussion, & Live Q&A
      7:30 - 8:25 a.m. PT
 
Closing Remarks & Networking Breakout Groups
     8:25 - 9:00 a.m. PT
 
Thank you to our partners!
 

Transform 202o

When? July 14-17, 2020

Hosted Online
Questions about Transform 2020? Contact us at events@venturebeat.com

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