Tarun is an experienced technology leader highly skilled at leveraging the art of possible for successful business outcomes, building highly functional teams and simplifying complex cross functional organisational engagements. He is developing training, platforms and mentoring to improve diversity and curate a learning path into an AI technology career. Tarun is passionate about the positive use of AI and Data for businesses and society.
Interests: Politics, Technology that can change the world, Digital Art & Cooking
Co-CEO & Founding Member
As an AI Evangelist, Deepa works in accelerating industry adoption of Artificial Intelligence Technologies enabling individuals and organizations to enter the machine age. She is the co-founder at Cogitari
Interests: Education & Educating the girl child, Innovations for Human Good, Artist
Christina is an operations specialist with a passion for customer success and has a diverse business background ranging from project management to startup advising.
Interests: High Performance, Making a Difference, Design Thinking
Chief Innovation Officer
Rachel Trombetta is the Global Principle Enterprise Architect for GE Digital Professional Services. Her role crosses sales, engineering and execution teams to architect complex business outcomes utilizing GE Industrial software solutions and services. Her primary industrial focus includes Power, Transportation, Healthcare, Aviation, Manufacturing, and Emerging Verticals.
Rachel’s previous role was Chief Architect responsible for DevOps and Service Reliability for GE Digital Commercial Solutions including Brilliant Manufacturing and Asset Performance Management. Her team was responsible for building technology and processes to harness cloud technology and automation to deliver increased productivity outcomes for GE Digital Industrial customers.
Prior to GE, she held several roles supporting IT military command and control operations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Of note, she was Chief Information System Security Officer (CISSO) for more than 10 programs. And, during her US Air Force civilian roles in Aviano Italy, she was awarded the global Air Force civilian of the year in 2000.
Rachel holds a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems and B.S Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
Interests: Teaching, public speaking
Cassie is an attorney with a strong background in technology. She is dedicated to increasing diversity in technology and encouraging development that is transparent, accountable, and mindful of social impact.
She earned her JD, magna cum laude, from NYU Law, her M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, and her B.S. in Math from UChicago.
Taline is a digital growth marketer interested in utilizing Artificial Intelligence to streamline marketing and sales. She is responsible for sharing the value of Humans For AI with the world.
Interests: Sustainability, Art of Yin and Yang, Parenting
Daniella is passionate about scaling cool technologies to drive a positive impact. Daniella understands that AI will disrupt life as we know it, and sees a great opportunity in leveraging AI into shaping a more inclusive world. With this mission, Daniella is expanding Humans for AI into Australia and New Zealand.
Daniella has worked, studied, and lived in Mexico, Canada, USA, and now Australia. She holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.
Interests: Travel, Sustainability, Marathons.
Renee Yandell is the Senior Director of AI Market Development for HPE in Europe and core member of the worldwide AI Strategy initiative within the company. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Grenoble International Business School, teaching high tech marketing, innovation and change management in the Masters of Business Development program.
Previously, she was the Chief of Staff for the European Executive Leadership team. Responsibilities included European business reviews with the CEO and worldwide executive staff. Prior to this role Renee was the Marketing Director for Global Accounts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her team also had responsibility for the developing areas of Data Analytics, Security and Mobility.
Her areas of expertise include technology innovation, product management, business development, marketing and change management. Renee began her career at HP in California as a technical systems engineer. This led to a move to the worldwide networking lab followed by a leadership role in the client business where Renee was responsible for the initial models in electronic commerce.
She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and an Executive MBA from INSEAD Business School in Paris.
Interests: Health Informatics, Golf, Running
VP, Global Alliances; Head, UK & Ireland Chapter
Ollie is a business growth and alliance specialist. Passionate about driving the use of technology in a secure, sustainable way, believing it should benefit as wide a footprint of humanity as possible. An evangelist for the responsible and inclusive use of AI. He has a background in scaling high performing teams, businesses and partnerships in the Cloud and cybersecurity industry. Ollie believes that the most important things a young person can possess, born into today’s disruptive digital data revolution, is a sense of self-worth, a purpose and a worthwhile goal.
Interests: Space exploration, Human-centred design and technology for social good, Live performance of any kind!
Rohini Chavakula, a data science lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise with strong passion to solve business problems using decision sciences. Having 12 years of experience in business analytics and collaborating with customers across domains to provide executable analytical solutions. Proficient in implementing complex machine learning and statistical modelling algorithms to identify data patterns and extracting valuable insights. Hands-on experience in building script based automated AI models and designing tactical/operational dashboards using various visualization tools to drive discussions and decisions.
Naturally inclined to share knowledge especially on data sciences and drive effective brainstorming sessions to ideate innovative solutions. Have eagerness to learn new things.
Loves to spend time with my family and enjoy cooking various recipes for my family.
As a futurist and sustainability engineer I help organizations and people see the future more clearly and design a map for their journey to the future they want. As a storyteller and keynote speaker, I help people feel the future. I am a creative strategic thinker and change agent, founding curator of TEDxIDB, and Editor-at-Large of Human Futures Magazine of the World Futures Studies Federation Experiences include: pioneering development equity and strategic foresight in development assistance at the Inter American Development Bank; leading the identification and development of technical assistance in innovation portfolio in renewable energy, stock exchanges, IP and privatization across the Caribbean and Latin America. Specialties include: Strategic Foresight; International Development Project Design; Sustainability Engineering; Scenario Analysis; Stakeholder Consultation; Futures Explorations Design & Facilitation; Storytelling in business.
Proven social innovator: established leading Caribbean American advocacy organization, the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Established Annual Congressional Forum on Capitol Hill on US/Caribbean relations & Pioneered White House Briefing for the Caribbean American Community in 1999. Commended in the US Congressional Record as a leader and the architect of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Listed on Forbes as one of the Top 50 Female Futurists in the world
Speaking engagements include: World Steel; Jamaica Development Bank; Guardian Life Insurance; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Jamaica Stock Exchange; US Securities Exchange Commission; US Army; US Department of Agriculture; US Patent and Trademark Office; Black Engineers Conference; World Bank African Diaspora Forum; Harvard Black MBA Conference.
Interests: Storytelling, Future of Space, Global Citizenship
Madhav is the Product Manager spearheading initiatives including a customized AI chatbot and an HFAI mobile application suite. He is currently on the AI advisory board at Microsoft and is the Analytics Manager at Agillitics.
Interests: Data, Fitness, Food
VP, Student Programs
Neil is actively engaged with developing Humans for AI as a platform for the next generation. As a high school student, he brings a unique perspective about the challenges faced by the future workforce. He is passionate about technology and how AI can be used to benefit humanity.
Interests: Sports, Technology and Music.
Steven is a Computer Science student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Founder and an Editor at The Rising, a news publication that covers how changes in the environment impact business, politics, and technology. Formerly, he founded ProjectileX, a youth business education non-profit organization that reached over 120,000 students, and Youth Business Collective, a publication that had over 50,000 readers.
Interests: Deep Learning, Quantitative Finance, New Media
Peyton is a rising sophomore at Wellesley College interested in studying cognitive science and computer science. She enjoys writing and is passionate about women in AI. This summer, Peyton looks forward to helping contribute content to Humans For AI.
Interests: Music, Swimming, Food
Head of Brand & Design
Joy is an accomplished hands-on creative executive and strategic visual storyteller. Her expertise includes building transformational content teams, executing publishing strategies, driving creativity & best practices across customer journies, and positioning brands for optimal performance, competitive advantage, bottom-line growth, and sustained success. Since 2003, she has independently owned and operated a creative consultancy focused on print & digital magazine publishing, brand identity & design, and cross-media campaign development for a portfolio of Fortune 500 brand clients and high-profile publishers.
Interests: Volunteering at children’s hospital, Creative Writing, Cooking
Editor in Chief
Barbara is a business-driven technology leader who is truly passionate about innovations, productizing them, and getting the products out to the hands of customers. Her specialties include product management, business operations, data analytics and monetization, AI strategy, and digital business models.
At venture creation arm of BBVA, a global bank, Barbara helped launch a banking-as-a-service product as well as initiated collaboration with Stanford and MIT on machine learning. At Nokia Technologies, our team transformed a pure R&D and patent unit into a $2Bn business in digital health, virtual reality, and patent and brand licensing. At Nokia CTO, Barbara led product and program management for a team of 150+ people that built next-generation mobile devices and apps in a stealth mode. With PhD in Computer Science, she has held various technology and business leadership positions.
Barbara is a natural collaborator and partnership builder. She believes in leading by example in all areas of life including diversity, inclusion, and ethics of AI.
Jibin has been working in the IOT and IIOT domain for several years and has been passionate about the use of Data Analytics and Deep Learning in every day applications. He has developed extensive data pipelines and several machine learning applications to parallelize and scale highly efficient business solutions.
Alison Weiss is a creative and experienced content writer and editor. Her strategizing, researching, and interviewing skills enable her to craft engaging content focused on the intersection between technology and society.
Interests: Cooking, Travel, Creative writing
Fundraising and Marketing
2019 Graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA). Received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with concentrations in Computer Science, Statistics, and Finance. I’m Passionate about Data Analytics and the influence and impact technology has on our ever evolving world. As the son of an immigrant mother, being able to help bridge the gap between opportunity and accessibility is one of my greatest passions in life.
Interests: Voluntarism, Softball and Volleyball, Collecting Enamel Pins
Ishaan Preetam Chandratreya
I am a sophomore in Columbia Engineering majoring in Computer Science, with interests and experience in data-driven algorithms, deep learning, hardware prototyping, entrepreneurship, and economics. I am passionate about democratizing and increasing representation in artificial intelligence.
Interests: AI ML & DL, Robotics, Computer Science Foundations
Human-Centered Design, ANZ Team
Dillian works in innovation focusing on solving wicked problems using design thinking techniques to breach the gap between design, tech and business.
Interests: Emerging Technology, Psychology, Art
Ambassador, Delhi (National Capital Region)
BD and Alliances Professional in the domain of emerging technologies of IoT and Artificial Intelligence, Passionate about technology and its impact on business and society. Diversity & Inclusion Champion.
Interests: Reading, Music, Driving
Marketing & Project Management
I am a seasoned Business Professional with 15 years of experience in Operations Management, Sales and Marketing, Client Relationship and People Management. I have successfully driven large teams, managed performance, and consistently achieved business goals. In addition, I’ve also garnered several awards in the course of my career and have spearheaded several employee retention programs.
By joining the Humans for AI team, I aim to leverage my skills in simplifying AI for the workforce of the future.
Interests: Family, Meeting and interacting with people, Listening to Music
Head of Fundraising
Satarupa is a technology thought leader. She brings vision and strategic thinking to deploying data and AI for transformative change. Satarupa led design and deployment of high performance enterprise servers at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Transmeta. She also directed fundraising, strategy and operations for the Support A Child program of Asha for Education, an international non-profit organization.
Satarupa believes that with the power of technology comes business leadership responsibility to ensure a future that enhances quality of life, ethically and equitably for all.
She has an M.S. in Computer Engineering, M.B.A., Strategy and Business Analytics (2020), from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.E. in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India.
Interests: Traveling and meeting people, Coaching youth, Hiking, Biking, Camping
Marie-Paule is a business expert & chief technologist in the fields of 5G, Telecom, Mobile, NFV/SDN, IoT, Big Data/Machine Learning/AI, Innovation, Opensource, Startup, Tech, Green. Currently, at HPE, she is a Distinguished Technologist and prior was a Director and part of Orange Labs. She holds different chair and vice-chair positions in standard bodies and industry forums such as ETSI, IEEE, TIP. She also teaches Telecom and 5G at the University Savoie Mont Blanc, holds a Master’s Degree in EE from Utah State University and an Executive Business Degree from INSEAD, France. She is highly passionate about diversity and the environment and her hobbies include reading, skiing, sailing and outdoors in general.
Interests: Birds (active member of French Birdslife – www.lpo.fr), Environment (co-founder of Air Quality non profit – Enairgie Commune
Working at HPE for 22y, 6 years as European Supply Planner. Mother of 3 teenagers i’m concerned by the Planet and respects of humans. I’m Open and happy to contribute to any activities that connect people; will push myself out of comfort zone to continue to grow & learn with others.I have no particular technical skills but can bring admin support, logistical organization etc.
Interests: Lindy Hop (Swing) & Hip Hop Dance, Travels (open to the World), Live Concerts, Theatre
Giovanni Piana is a senior manager with over 37 years of diversified international experience in high tech.
He is currently the founder and president of Meaningful Innovation Consulting.
Previously he has served in several leadership roles at HP and HPE in many functions, product lines, and geographies. He has held executive positions in sales, R&D, Manufacturing and professional services. His knowledge and experience cover a wide variety of fields and industries: telecommunications, manufacturing, printing and imaging, IT services, automotive, healthcare, IoT.
Giovanni is passionate about technology and a strong believer in purpose-driven innovation.
Giovanni graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering from Politecnico of Milano in 1983. He also attended a certificate program in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University in 1990 and holds a mini-MBA from the same university. He lives in Grenoble, France with his family.
Interests: Outdoor Sports
HFAI Podcast & Media Support
Kate is a High School student who is interested in working in the medical field. Kate is thrilled to learn about the effects and benefits the Artificial Intelligence has on human beings and the medical field workforce. Kate looks forward to being a part of “Humans for AI” and contributing to the future AI world and the diverse workforce of the next generation.
Interests: Playing Golf, Art and Computer Science, Medical
Radhika is a designer with a background in education and the arts. She is passionate about the collaborative nature of the design process. She looks forward to how the implementation of AI technologies can benefit education practices and increase accessibility.
Interests: Running, Museums, Food
Ambassador - Philadelphia
Kenneth is an innovative and disruptive leader in the chemical manufacturing industry, who carries a passion for motivating and empowering others to look at today’s problems in the world and imagine new solutions.
Kenneth has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and an MBA from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
Interests: Villanova eMBA board member, Hiking with my dog, Traveling and building cross-cultural connections
Ambassador - Seattle
For 20+ years Mia has been a global trailblazer passionate about transformative technologies and strategic markets in the areas of Life Sciences, Healthcare, Machine Learning & Cloud Computing. She has developed both a technical and entrepreneurial skillset that includes experience as a principal research scientist, cloud computing architect and developer, new business developer and business strategist.
She has driven business transformations, strategic partnerships, innovation, and investments in new ventures (current portfolio of 25+ startups) and is committed to helping shape a future where technology contributes to the betterment of humanity.
Interests: Transformative Technology, Art & Science, Mentoring future innovators, Being a Mom
Hala Kershah is a Healthcare change agent and a health equity champion. She is a Regional Program Manager at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Dr. Kershah oversees the program’s strategy, implementation and evaluation of the medical and dental integration program, to provide a new standard of affordable and high-quality integrated care. She has a background in patient care, operations, strategy and finance. Prior to moving to the US, Dr. Kershah practiced dentistry working on improving the oral and total health of the underserved populations in Alexandria Egypt.
She holds a master’s degree in health administration from Tulane University School of public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a Bachelor of dental Surgery and Oral Medicine from Alexandria University Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Kershah is engaged in several professional organizations including the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Interests: International Travel, Exploring different cultures through their cuisine, Music
Ratna is a software engineering professional with a passion for emerging AI technologies, quality, and engineering effective automation solutions. She has 12 years of experience working with various companies in and around the Bay area and holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Monash University, Australia. She is currently at Salesforce in a quality engineering role.
With the next industrial revolution engulfing us, she believes that learning is crucial, and each advancement leads to another requiring new learning and skillset. By joining the Humans for AI team, she aims to gain and leverage her skills in simplifying AI solutions.
Interests: AI, Machine Learning, Data Sciences, Automation; Cooking and watching simple recipes; Pencil sketching
Community Manager, North America
I’m a Bay Area native with a passion for quantitative problem solving. I graduated UCSC with a degree in Computer science and a passion for the power of data storytelling. After graduating, I became an Analyst in the Cloud Security domain helping companies understand the risks they face. As a Data Science Fellow at Galvanize I worked on a number of projects that used AI and Machine Learning to derive insight from large complex data sources. I’m very excited about the future of AI and would like to see as many diverse ideas as possible in this exciting field. I have experience teaching programming and other technical concepts to first time learners. I love hearing the ideas and issues that make people passionate and believe that AI can be a tool for everyone to shape the world in ways that they are passionate about.
Interests: Cloud Services, NLP, Sous Vide Recipes
Technology and Marketing
I am a high school student and my interests involve math, sciences, and computers. I haven’t worked much with artificial intelligence in the past but I am excited to learn about it and help promote it.
Interests: Math, Music, Sports
I am an experienced and passionate AI professional since 2014.
I have worked across financial, IT services, telecommunication domains with varied techniques. Deep learning and Python are my expertise. I have some experience of applying machine learning techniques including statistical modeling, deep learning, and NLP to solve real-life problems.
I believe in AI explosion working out in the best interests of people all over businesses, the only limit is imagination and ability to apply such solutions.
Interests: Solving ML new problems from online challenge, Reading books, Watching Movies – fiction, sci-fi
Ambassador – CA
Lynda Ng is an accomplished technology leader working at Verizon. She is the Director of Network System Performance where she oversees the 4G and 5G network design and optimization.
Lynda believes that the future is all about automation and automation will help improve our quality of life. Lynda is actively involved in promoting diversity and passionate about mentoring women in tech.
At home, Lynda has 3 boys that keep her busy and allows her to share her knowledge and provide them exposure to STEM projects.
Lynda earned her Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from California State University Fresno and holds an MBA and a Masters in Engineering from San Jose State University.
Interests: Technology and Automation, Traveling, Family
Ambassador (IL & OH)
A veteran of the learning & talent management SaaS industry and armed with a passion for learning, I made the move to workforce development, joining i.c.stars as a Tech Trainer; the ability to impact and empower through technology truly makes everyday more rewarding than the previous.
Interests: Tinkering and problem solving; Learning, from accordion to COBOL and everything in between; Removing barriers and empowering the underserved to bring about greater diversity and equality in the IT workplace
Intern (AI in HR)
I am a technology enthusiast who grabs all the exciting opportunities which come forth. My passion lies in managing the human as a resource to achieve the path effectively and mutually. With a combination of both I want to contribute larger towards the human progress with the coming technologies.
Interests: Blogging, Traveling, Dancing
Intern - AI Driven Marketing Practice
Anjali, inquisitive by nature, a self starter and self-motivated with a strong willingness to learn on whatever lay on her hands. Being in love with optimism, passionate about Marketing with an educational background of MBA. Her passion for working in a team to achieve same goal can be traced back to her pre-professional days. Whether as a Genera Secretary in the high school or as a president of the marketing club during the Masters. Currently working into Brand Servicing, she strongly believes that AI is looking to change the game of leveraging customer data, within newfound concepts of machine learning to anticipate the next move to enhance a customer’s journey.
Interests: Traveling, Networking, Social Media
Caribbean Chapter Head
Adrian is an AI Strategy thought leader, he is passionate about solving problems using domain knowledge, the human experience and A.I. He has held senior-level positions in Start-ups, SMEs, and large corporations across the banking, fintech, investment, market research, client experience, travel, and retail industries.
Adrian’s vision is a world that uses responsible A.I to improve the standard of living of underprivileged humans across the globe and to provide more opportunities for individuals to be creative and fulfilled.
Adrian has a BSc. In Mathematics and Physics, an MSc. in Enterprise Risk Management and is pursuing his Doctorate at the University of Sunderland.
Interests: Sketching, Science Fiction, Teaching
Ambassador –Sydney, Australia
Leo’s passion about the positive use of AI for social good has led to his interest and aim in shaping the use of AI in the charity, humanitarian and non-for-profit space. He believes there is a strong role for AI in social enterprise and this would in turn put a human face on the front of AI. His mission is to connect AI with people on a human level and to bring positive impact to those who are disadvantaged and less fortunate.
He holds a post-graduate degree in Statistics and is currently conducting research in AI. With his technical knowledge and background as a researcher in AI, he aims to bridge the gap between AI know how and non-tech communities such as charities and non-for-profits, which would diversify and democratize AI to be more inclusive and accessible to all facets of social community.
Accomplished professional with 27+ years of experience in managing L&D functions and Process improvement initiatives in IT and Manufacturing sector.
Expertise in scaling up and managing training vertical for efficient delivery of training programs through traditional, contemporary, innovative and modern methods in sync with the business/stakeholder requirements.
Recognized for ability to drive process improvements and providing measurable improvement in operational efficiency in any kind of set-up
Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Music and Songs, Training & Knowledge sharing
+30 years of international Experience, Living & Working in many different Cultures / Continents / Countries, Business Environment, Successful Entrepreneur Created / Managed 3 start-up’s and since past 20 Years working in Hi-Tech Industry as Senior Management to lead Business Strategy, International Pre-Sales Org., Solution Selling, AI/BI/Machine learning, Consumption Model OpEx: Pay-per-Use to optimize Capital Expenditure, Efficiency Gain, Technology Service/ New Style of IT, Risk Management, Designing Strategy, Business Development, Value Engineering, Governance, Steering’s, Stakeholder Mgmt.
Master in Computer Science, Master in Business Administration, PMP® Certified Project Management Professional PMI & Green Belt Certified Lean Six Sigma Quality
Interests: Technology, Travel, Volunteering
Ambassador - Simi Valley CA
Manju Shenoy is a Product Management leader with 15+ years of experience launching innovative SaaS , Analytical & Ecommerce consumer solutions using data and technology. Manju is passionate about contributing to the bigger picture, working towards a higher purpose and helping humanity. Her beliefs in gender equality and diversity in multiple areas of life and passion for AI has led her to Humans for AI to contribute to the mission. She is a wife, singer , mom of 2 kids, loves sushi, curries and bollywood dance.
Interests: Contemporary Dance, Music, Cooking in different cuisines
Ambassador – Mumbai- East, India
Abhishek is an experienced Data science professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology services and product industry.I am dedicated to apply my data science knowledge and engineering skills to access, understand and communicate insights from enormous data sets to help critical business decision-making, growth strategies and product development. With an eye for insights from data, strong logical ability and cross-functional exposure across technology, retail and BFSI domains, I love the interplay of data, Statistics and decisions leading to how businesses can change course with vital information crunched in the right way.
Interests: Emerging Technology, Applied Artificial Intelligence and ML, Writing – Articles and Blogs
Aneet has over 20 years of experience in software design with a passion for data. She has lived and worked in four different continents and is a life long learner. She has built software for corporate performance management and business intelligence. Strong information technology professional who has directed day-to-day activities of engineering and analytics teams across multiple data domains. Experienced at customer engagements and briefing management. Experienced and effective analytics and reporting leader in the medical student, finance, human resources, space and research funding domains
Interests: Biking, Golf, Water colours
Ambassador – Hyderabad, India
Gourav is young Data Scientist and uses his skills to harness the power of Data to solve real world problems. With experience in working with startup, he thrives on donning multiple hats at one time and bring vibrant energy to reach the organizations visions. He is passionate about use of cutting-edge technology to bring social good to all people. He duly believes that the world could be much better place with technology assisting us at different levels to make work easier and by identifying clusters where help is required. Implementation of AI in healthcare is of prime importance for him as he believes that with a good healthcare infrastructure, human life can prosper to reach higher goals. He duly believes a socially responsible AI is the need of the hour and it should promote diversity and inclusiveness of all.
Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Implementation of Data Analytics and Science in Healthcare, Use of technology for social good and create a sustainable ecosystem.
Ambassador – MI, US
Always thinking, always learning, I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about every aspect of artificial intelligence, from cognitive science to machine learning. My interest in artificial intelligence started with reading science fiction as a child and only grew as I earned multiple degrees at university, from my minors in philosophy and psychology, to majors in computer science and cognitive science, finishing (so far) with a graduate degree in computer science. I firmly believe that AI is the future of humanity and that we all need to better understand it, what it is capable of, and how it affects us. I support AI literacy and education at all levels and always look to fight the overly negative and positive hype. In my professional life, I consult with Fortune 500 companies through my firm. I have been a part of several major projects, mostly focused on data quality, security, and migration, including training and mentoring others. When I’m not focused on AI, I enjoy spending time with my very young son and seeing him grow, travelling with my wife to explore the world, and completing escape rooms with family and friends.
Michael is a technology enthusiast who is passionate about making new connections, studying computer science, and finding new innovative ways to solve problems and increase diversity within tech around the world. He previously worked as a city planner for a small town in Texas to construct ordinances and regulations under the head economist. He currently works for Deloitte and is eager to learn more about AI. Michael obtained his bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018.
Interests: Playing and listening to music, Machine Learning, Traveling
Head of Marketing and Programs
Adhar Walia is a Product Management & Product Marketing executive and a thought leader with an 18-year track record of building and growing innovative, industry first products. He has held leadership roles at several startups and Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Qualcomm, Symantec and HTC Vive, where he has driven adoption for AI/ ML, AR/ VR and other emerging technologies.
Adhar is passionate about the use of AI and machine learning to solve big problems and transform human lives. With his expertise in Product Management, Adhar aims to bridge the gap between business and AI/ ML. At Humans for AI, Adhar is building programs to bring more inclusion and diversity in the field of AI.
Interests: Travel, Hiking, Tennis
Student programs - development
Tejas is a high school volunteer for Humans For AI. He has lots of experience with AI-related projects, and enjoys spreading his knowledge and opinions to others. Tejas is very passionate about learning new ways of using artificial intelligence to benefit the community.
Interests: Music, Photography, Computer Science
Student Programs - Content Design
Anirudh is involved with the design and growth of our Student Program as a platform for the next generation. With past experience in youth development, Anirudh contributes valuable insight of effective communication with young learners. He has a passion for AI’s potential to benefit the lives of people around the globe.
Interests: Sports, Cognitive Science, Journalism
Student Programs - Content Producer
Rishabh is a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School. He is 14 years old and is very passionate about computers and how they work. His favourite subject in school is math. Outside of school, he does skateboarding and makes music. He is very excited to be a part of the Humans for AI community and help others learn about computers and new technology.
Interests: Skateboarding, Music, Math
Student Programs - Video Production
Ramen is a junior in high school involved with content creation and growth for the Student Program. He has previous experience with content creation as well as computer science and is very excited to spread the knowledge of AI to others. With the rapid growth of AI, he is ecstatic to see what our future accounts to.
Interests: Fitness/sports, Engineering, Video Editing
With over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, Sat has gained a wealth of knowledge to deliver large and complex Cloud (Office 365 and MS Azure) transformation projects. Sat has utilised his in-depth technical experience to deliver the next generation of intelligent applications and produce better business outcomes for customers. Sat is inspired by the application of AI to help solve common challenges that benefit all members of society.
Interests: Family, Technology and Cooking
Hi, my name is Radhika, My education qualifications are B.Com and MBA in HR. I have 2 years of corporate experience into various HR Generalist activities like Recruitment, On-Boarding, Background Verification, Induction, Training and Development, Employee Engagement and Attrition analysis.
I am an extrovert person who loves talking and engaging with people.
Interests: Cooking, Drawing, Painting, Playing Badminton
Brand and Communications strategist, with more than 2 decades of experience across India and South East Asia. A technology graduate, who believes that this is a great time to be in the communication business, as data and creativity are colliding like never before. Strongly believes that AI will change the game. Have worked in leadership position across organizations like JWT, FCB (India, Jakarta), Contract Advertising (Wunderman Thompson), Triton Communications. Consistently building strong brand properties, with clutter breaking campaigns for clients like Kellogg’s, Fonterra, J & J, Castrol, SC Johnson, Singapore Tourism, Godrej, Asian Paints, ITC Foods. Creating award winning ideas, recognized by juries across the world. Midas New York,, AME New York, EFFIES, APPIES Singapore, Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, EMVIEs, WARC Awards (Brand Purpose) etc. Served as a jury member at EFFIES, DMA Asia ECHO Awards, Dragons of Asia awards. A keen observer of people and moments. Capture these through photography. Work shortlisted at the Cannes Also Photography competition.
Interests: Photography, Travelling, Music
HFAI Planet Lead
Kalyan is a Self-taught Data Scientist/Analytics Manager (something explored beyond spreadsheets) and holds a master’s degree in finance. I am a community first person and love involving and helping communities as much as i can. Currently, I am the core member/ organizer of Hyderabad Python User Group & PyConf Hyderabad Chapter.
Interests: AI Enthusiast, Avid Speaker, Movies & Music buff
Ambassador – San Antonio, Texas
Kyles passion for problem solving led him on the path to becoming a digital problem solver. Most of my experience has revolved around improving customer facing digital experiences for insurance products. I’m passionate about falling in love with the problem before falling in love with the solution making sure my customers get the best experiences. I feel that that in the coming years AI is going to take a more prominent role in the way customers work with insurance. Making an experience that was once daunting as easy ordering your next takeout meal.
Interests: Traveling, Finding the best breakfast tacos, Hiking
Worked as a data engineer as part of an Integration team for a multinational consumer goods company. Currently, pursuing Masters of Science in Data Analytics at San Jose State University, California. Passionate about using the knowledge acquired through my education to directly impact the lesser known sectors like non-profits.
Interests: Hiking, Helping at soup kitchens, Volunteering at non-profits
Experienced Technology Innovator with nearly 25 years of experience in developing solutions for the financial services, Healthcare, Aerospace, Energy, Telecoms and Transport Sectors. Skilled in IT Strategy, Innovation Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Pre-sales, and Business Intelligence. Strong entrepreneurship professional with post-graduate qualifications from Yale and University College London and further professional qualifications from the Yale School of Management and Rice University in the United States of America. A background in Real-time business and mission critical systems innovating with emerging technologies (AI and Blockchain) to enhance service delivery, security, privacy, reliability and resilience. A firm advocate and supporter of technology for social good particularly supporting poverty alleviation, healthcare, education and citizen engagement.
Interests: Distance Running, Travel, Reading (Philosophy and Political History)
Singapore Chapter Head
Swee Yen Tan
I am born and bred in Singapore. Upon graduation from the National University of Singapore with a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Major in Communications), I joined the Defence Science and Technology Agency and Ministry of Defence, Singapore. As a defence engineer, I had the opportunity to work in areas of sensor technologies, system -of- systems design, as well as Data fusion and Artificial Intelligence. I then moved on to the National Research Foundation (Prime Minister’s Office) to look into policies, research, innovation and enterprise landscape for challenges facing Singapore. There, I had the opportunities to explore impactful solutions to solve global problems, which also landed me an opportunity to found a company in the healthcare sector. I have since founded two companies and currently actively growing the company in the competitive health technology sector. I am enjoying every minute of the entrepreneur journey!
Interests: A game of Tennis or two, interior designing and constantly looking for home improvement projects as a hobby!, just started slow jogging several times a week and aim to complete my first half marathon this year!