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Introducing the Honorary Chairs for WAI Awards NA 2023!


Women in AI is thrilled to share some exciting news with you! The Women in AI Awards North America 2023 is honored to introduce the esteemed Honorary Chairs who will be joining us to celebrate and recognize exceptional women in Artificial Intelligence. These remarkable women have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing AI, and we are privileged to have them on board.


Meet the Honorary Chairs:


Canada: Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Chief Science Officer, Royal Bank of Canada & Head of Borealis AI


Dr. Foteini Agrafioti is the Chief Science Officer at RBC and Head of Borealis AI, a RBC research institute dedicated to advancing ethical AI capabilities within RBC and our broader society. Foteini oversees a team of over 100 machine learning researchers and engineers in Labs across Canada. Prior to joining Borealis AI, Foteini founded and served as Chief Technology Officer at Nymi, a biometrics security company and maker of the Nymi wristband.


Her commitment to fostering AI innovation aligns seamlessly with the mission of the Women in AI Awards.


USA: Dr. Valérie Morignat

Global Responsible AI Leader, Accenture


Dr. Valérie Morignat is a Responsible AI leader at Accenture, driving responsible Generative AI and promoting a sustainable AI ecosystem. Prior to this, she founded Intelligent Story, an AI consultancy in San Francisco, leveraging her extensive 20-year background in generative arts, AI strategy, ethics, and governance. Dr. Morignat has been instrumental in shaping digital strategies for government agencies and leading digital transformations for leading healthcare brands in the US.


Mexico: Frida Ruh

CEO & Founder AI The New Sexy


Frida Ruh is a Value Based Bidding & Creatives Specialist for Google Mexico. She previously worked as a Data Scientist and leader of the Artificial Intelligence development area for Jüsto and Data Planner Manager for Banco Santander México.

She is the founder of the AI The New Sexy podcast, which is broadcast on multiple streaming platforms, addressing the implications of Artificial Intelligence in various industries and contexts, where she creates a safe space for women to bring their own point of view and concerns from their industry.


Join us at the WAI Awards NA 2023, where we will celebrate the achievements of these incredible women, learn from their insights, and strengthen our commitment to fostering diversity and excellence in Artificial Intelligence.


Event Details:

Date: October 18, 2023

Location: Toronto, Canada. Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative event! Grab your tickets now and join us in celebrating the incredible accomplishments of women in AI. Let's come together to inspire, empower, and shape the future of AI!



Stay tuned for further updates and exciting announcements as we prepare to make the WAI Awards NA 2023 a truly memorable and inspiring event.

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