Introducing our plenary speakers: Anita Schjøll Brede

Anita Schjøll Brede

Anita is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai – the world’s first AI researcher and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in AI in 2017 according to Fast Company, delivering smart tools that will shape the future of R&D. She is also Faculty in Artificial Intelligence at Singularity University, and a board member of the Katapult Group as well as the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium’s (NORA Startup) innovation network. Forbes announced her as among the world’s top 50 women in tech in 2018.

She is a serial founder and her career has spanned startups and innovation projects across 10 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, organizing entrepreneurial conferences and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry. She also went to 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.

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