HFAI ambassadors are the localized faces and voices of Humans For AI, all over the globe. They are volunteers on the ground committed to increasing awareness and engagement for HFAI’s mission through planning and hosting local area events, such as meetups, workshops, and virtual events.
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
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
AMBASSADOR - Bangalore
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.
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, 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
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 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
Ambassador - Jamaica
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.
+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
Caribbean Chapter Leader
Dr. Claire Nelson
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
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