Dr. Vivienne Ming, named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine, is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Socos, a cutting-edge EdTech company which applies cognitive modeling to align education with life outcomes. Dr. Ming is also a Vice-president and Distinguished Scientist at ShiftGig, where she explores the how to build job markets that drive long-term economic growth and investing in the workforce.
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If Vivienne hasn’t impressed you yet, let’s continue: Previously, Dr. Ming was Chief Scientist at Gild, an innovative startup that builds better companies by unleashing human potential in their workforce using machine learning.
In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar suffers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members.
Vivienne sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones. Dr. Ming speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into the future of work, education, inclusion & gender in business, technology & society, and augmented intelligence. For relaxation, she is a wife and mother of two and author of the upcoming “How to Robot-Proof Your Kids” and “The Tax on Being Different”.
Dr. Ming will be addressing her philosophy to maximise human potential, emphasising education and labor markets, diversity, and AI and cybernetics. She has recently presented at SXSW, SXSWedu, ReWork, InfoCamp, Bloomberg, XX in Health, and Columbia University, among many presentations worldwide. Her work and research have received extensive media attention including the New York Times, NPR, Nature, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Atlantic.