9:00am Room A - Keynote by Gabriela de Queiroz

Gabriela de Queiroz

Founder of AI Inclusive & R-Ladies
Chief Data Scientist @ IBM
Member of the R Foundation
People’s Choice Manager Excellence Award @ IBM


Gabriela de Queiroz is a Chief Data Scientist at IBM leading AI Strategy and Innovations. She drives the AI adoption across existing and potential customers, lead outreach strategy across our open source ecosystem and data science community. Previously she was a Program Director working on Open Source, Data & AI Technologies at IBM.

She is the founder of AI Inclusive, a global organization that is helping increase the representation and participation of gender minorities in Artificial Intelligence. She is also the founder of R-Ladies, a worldwide organization for promoting diversity in the R community with more than 200 chapters in 55+ countries.

She has worked in several startups and where she built teams, developed statistical models, and employed a variety of techniques to derive insights and drive data-centric decisions. She likes to mentor and share her knowledge through mentorship programs, tutorials, and talks.