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About us

InspiredMinds is a global tech and science strategy group focused on AI4Good operating in healthcare, education, STEM and government / strategic level Artificial Intelligence.

We connect the global AI ecosystem from Enterprise to BigTech, Startups, Investors and Science.

We unite large global enterprises to AI technology, academics to researchers, startups to investors, talent to corporates, data scientists to clinicians.

We own the world’s largest and most active AI community of over 200,000 in 160+ countries and boast 20 years of experience in technology and large scale festival style summits. We are aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals and our “why” is to ensure that emerging technology is inclusive, equitable and safe.

Our Mission

Inspired Minds is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Inspired Minds founding ethos is to make AI available to all economics, countries and cultures and to promote AI for the greater good.

We focus on emerging technologies and build communities to ensure that they are developed and adopted in ways that are inclusive and equitable, so that the technologies we create work for all of us, not just a privileged few.

Our events and projects are reflective of this – we are at the forefront of not just discovering the world’s issues but defining the solutions. They are structured and aligned with the UN SDGs and each event is focused on specific strategic outcomes both in terms of content and the world leaders who participate. Featuring an elite line up of speakers, sponsors, ambassadors and delegates.

Our content is consistently unrivalled , thought provoking and timely while always aligned to the world arena.

Our events are more than a strategic gathering of the economic, government and academic elite – they are unfailing fun. We chose the best venues, feature a fun line up of demos, workshops and music that results in two days of dynamic , whirlwind dialog , networking and collaboration.

The team that makes it all real

 

Sarah Porter

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
UN Advisor, LAWS

Sarah Porter

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
UN Advisor, LAWS

Sarah Porter Sarah Porter is CEO and founder of InspiredMinds!, a global tech strategy group across 72 countries with its base in London. Their team of tech strategists, researchers, scientists, and academics was brought together with a congruent goal of uniting emerging tech that improves and benefits the world that we live in. The group specializes in AI for good and AI for medicine, promoting fair, safe, and ethical AI. Sarah is a first response trauma paramedic at Volunteer 999 since 2008. She is ambassador for the Royal Marsden hospital in London, speaker for the United Nations on Lethal Autonomous Weapons disarmament, and has recently initiated the “Global AI to Cure Cancer” challenge.

 

Sarah speaks regularly at large scale events on behalf of the Royal Marsden and presents the latest strategies being used via developments in genetics, stem cell research, and how powerful “big data” analysis can identify game-changing new cancer treatment, alongside the best ways of combining new anti-evolution therapies for patients. Sarah is also a mum of three children under 12, and a determined advocate of single working mothers, helping women to balance work and family in a highly pressurized career environment.

 

She is also CEO and Founder of Ada-AI, a global non profit power group composed of the most influential scientists and technologists in Artificial Intelligence. Sarah specializes in ensuring that emerging technology benefits underrepresented sectors of society — particularly women.

 

She is empowering women and girls all over the world to promote AI for good. Sarah is a global advocate for women’s rights and was recently awarded Female Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, following her campaign on behalf of the all-girl Afghan robotics team against the Trump travel ban. She is cofounder of the SaRoya Institute, a STEAM school in Afghanistan, which educates global tech leaders and reduces racial, wealth, and gender inequality. Ada-AI is currently building the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) school for girls in Afghanistan.

 

Sarah founded the World Summit AI in Amsterdam, the world’s only industry organized Tech Summit for the entire Applied AI ecosystem. World Summit AI is underpinned by a global AI community from around the world and is organized by InspiredMinds! The World Summit AI community is the fastest growing AI network in the world and attracts over 68 countries and 3000–7000 attendees per annum.

 

Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally. Sarah started her career as a freelance journalist and editor as health and features writer for Daily Express and BBC Radio. She continued her career as Sales Manager, Management Consultant, Managing Partner to Managing Director, and board member before she decided for a more benevolent approach with her recent accomplishments.

 

Her core experience now lies in Emerging tech / Medtech /existentialism/ immortality and humanitarian first response. Visit her LinkedIn profile and her LinkedIn posts.

Shirry Liram

Group Director

Shirry Liram

Group Director

Vidya Gunapala

Chief Content Officer

Vidya Gunapala

Chief Content Officer

Vidya passionately believes in working on projects that generate positive outcomes. Be it to connect clinicians with technologists to drive AI projects in healthcare, provide our extraordinary and diverse community with timely content to make key decision or create summits which disseminate the knowledge needed so the benefits of AI are distributed globally – everyone has the ability to make a difference.

 

Working for a startup has taught her that sometimes you just have go for it and having the amazing support of our growing ecosystem, to never stop talking to people who makes her see the world differently.

Saima Qureshi-Rivera

Head of Delegate Sales

Saima Qureshi-Rivera

Head of Delegate Sales

Saima is connecting the global AI ecosystem, one delegate at a time! She loves being part of a movement that is so passionate about making AI available for all and promoting its use for the greater good. Saima is working tirelessly to make sure all delegates are having an excellent journey getting to our summits (whatever form they come in), but also looks out for them when they get there.

 

 

Another incredibly important bit is always taking in consideration their feedback and working together with the team to apply it. Our community is the core of what we do!

Jim Butler

Growth Hacker & Business Development Director

Jim Butler

Growth Hacker & Business Development Director

Jim is a strong believer in equality and diversity. He strongly believes that technology can help the world for good at this key juncture in time. Jim is part of the sales team and he helps to bring on new sponsors and delegates to our summits.

 

Outside of work Jim loves to be in his garden, spending time with his partner and their 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 6 chickens and cat!

David McMullen

Community & Commercial Director

David McMullen

Community & Commercial Director

Celine Gonthier

Marketing Manager 

Celine Gonthier

Marketing Manager 

Caroline Boyd

Senior Conference Producer

Caroline Boyd

Senior Conference Producer

Peter Barden

Senior Conference Producer

Peter Barden

Senior Conference Producer

Georgia Freeman-VanBeeny

Community Business Development Lead and Delegate Manager

Georgia Freeman-VanBeeny

Community Business Development Lead and Delegate Manager

Amy Burton

Digital Marketing and Sponsorship Events Executive

Amy Burton

Digital Marketing and Sponsorship Events Executive

Sheraz Iqbal

Assistant Accountant

Sheraz Iqbal

Assistant Accountant

Diellza Pula

Delegate Sales Acquisition

Diellza Pula

Delegate Sales Acquisition

 

InspiredMinds Board

Sarah Porter

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
UN Advisor, LAWS

Sarah Porter

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
UN Advisor, LAWS

Sarah Porter Sarah Porter is CEO and founder of InspiredMinds!, a global tech strategy group across 72 countries with its base in London. Their team of tech strategists, researchers, scientists, and academics was brought together with a congruent goal of uniting emerging tech that improves and benefits the world that we live in. The group specializes in AI for good and AI for medicine, promoting fair, safe, and ethical AI. Sarah is a first response trauma paramedic at Volunteer 999 since 2008. She is ambassador for the Royal Marsden hospital in London, speaker for the United Nations on Lethal Autonomous Weapons disarmament, and has recently initiated the “Global AI to Cure Cancer” challenge.

 

Sarah speaks regularly at large scale events on behalf of the Royal Marsden and presents the latest strategies being used via developments in genetics, stem cell research, and how powerful “big data” analysis can identify game-changing new cancer treatment, alongside the best ways of combining new anti-evolution therapies for patients. Sarah is also a mum of three children under 12, and a determined advocate of single working mothers, helping women to balance work and family in a highly pressurized career environment.

 

She is also CEO and Founder of Ada-AI, a global non profit power group composed of the most influential scientists and technologists in Artificial Intelligence. Sarah specializes in ensuring that emerging technology benefits underrepresented sectors of society — particularly women.

 

She is empowering women and girls all over the world to promote AI for good. Sarah is a global advocate for women’s rights and was recently awarded Female Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, following her campaign on behalf of the all-girl Afghan robotics team against the Trump travel ban. She is cofounder of the SaRoya Institute, a STEAM school in Afghanistan, which educates global tech leaders and reduces racial, wealth, and gender inequality. Ada-AI is currently building the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) school for girls in Afghanistan.

 

Sarah founded the World Summit AI in Amsterdam, the world’s only industry organized Tech Summit for the entire Applied AI ecosystem. World Summit AI is underpinned by a global AI community from around the world and is organized by InspiredMinds! The World Summit AI community is the fastest growing AI network in the world and attracts over 68 countries and 3000–7000 attendees per annum.

 

Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally. Sarah started her career as a freelance journalist and editor as health and features writer for Daily Express and BBC Radio. She continued her career as Sales Manager, Management Consultant, Managing Partner to Managing Director, and board member before she decided for a more benevolent approach with her recent accomplishments.

 

Her core experience now lies in Emerging tech / Medtech /existentialism/ immortality and humanitarian first response. Visit her LinkedIn profile and her LinkedIn posts.

Vidya Gunapala

Chief Content Officer

Vidya Gunapala

Chief Content Officer

Vidya passionately believes in working on projects that generate positive outcomes. Be it to connect clinicians with technologists to drive AI projects in healthcare, provide our extraordinary and diverse community with timely content to make key decision or create summits which disseminate the knowledge needed so the benefits of AI are distributed globally – everyone has the ability to make a difference.

 

Working for a startup has taught her that sometimes you just have go for it and having the amazing support of our growing ecosystem, to never stop talking to people who makes her see the world differently.

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