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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 54,000 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!

SARAH PORTER

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!

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.

Fiona Bool

Special Projects Director

Fiona Bool

Special Projects Director

Having practically been raised with wings, Fi has always had a passion for travel, adventure and exploring. Whether it’s trekking in the outback Down Under or beach-hopping along the Cornish coastline, shes’s always ready with a bag packed ready to go!

 

With ten years’ experience in the events and travel industry, she brings with a wealth of experience in planning, managing and delivering large scale corporate, consumer and incentive events. An impressive international and domestic career to date, she has with a significant number of well-known prestigious brands, travelling across the globe to deliver a fantastic range of event programmes. “When I’m not travelling, I’m “letting loose” in the dance studio.”

 

Connect with Fi on Twitter @fi_eventsfairy

Denise Tack

Sales & Strategy Director - Health

Denise Tack

Sales & Strategy Director - Health

An agile and dynamic sales leader with notable experience in commercial growth strategy and execution. Has worked in a multitude of sales environments and sectors with a focus on emerging tech –  including nurturing and developing portfolios of clients for the world’s largest trade shows and online media platforms.

Denise believes that healthcare should be a right for everyone and that AI will play a significant role in improving patient outcomes globally.

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!

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!

Celine Gonthier

Marketing Manager - Artificial Intelligence

Celine Gonthier

Marketing Manager - Artificial Intelligence

Ruxandra Calin

Admin Executive

Ruxandra Calin

Admin Executive

Rux is driven by the daily mantra that change doesn’t come easy. One needs to work hard to create a better world for the current and future generations. She likes to make sure everyone in the company is being supported with daily tasks and that every day progress is being made.

 

 

Her biggest concerns regarding the world we live in are climate crisis and education. In her spare time, she mostly enjoys cycling long distance, yoga & taking care of her home jungle.

 

Connect with Ruxi on Twitter @ruxcalin

Sherrie Brar- Sacha

Customer Evangelist

Sherrie Brar- Sacha

Customer Evangelist

Love and kindness is what motivates Sherrie. At Inspiredminds, she helps the team and most importantly shows our customers, community and supporters that at Inspiredminds, we care about them and what matters to them the most.

Her perfect world would be where we would all live in harmony, embrace and learn from our beautiful differences but come together as humans to help and support one another. Colour, caste, religion-  nothing matters… we are all human beings on this beautiful planet. “I’m here to make a better world, a united world for my children and our generations to come.”

Sheraz Iqbal

Assistant Accountant

Sheraz Iqbal

Assistant Accountant

 

InspiredMinds Board

SARAH PORTER

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!

SARAH PORTER

CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!

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.