Webinar With Rana el Kaliouby

How to make a difference through diversity & inclusion

16 March 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 (EET)
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What will you learn?

What if technology could understand people the same way we understand one another?

For leaders, AI might often come across as a challenge rather than an opportunity when it comes to human relationships. However, it is crucial to understand how it affects us on an emotional level and as humans in general.

During this webinar, we learned from Affectiva co-founder and CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, about Emotion AI — the technology that analyzes human expressions and reactions in context.

Rana first gave a keynote, where she focused on themes such as:

  • How to humanize technology before it dehumanizes us
  • How to prioritize diversity and inclusion
  • How to overcome the voice of inner doubt

As she recounted her personal story as a scientist, entrepreneur, and Muslim woman inventing this new field in a technology world dominated by men, we also discussed the topics of women in business, diversity, and inclusion.

Her keynote was followed by a Q&A session, where anyone in the audience could ask questions.

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00:00 – Pre-studio with Minttu Viitanen (Accenture Finland)

00:10 – Dr. Rana el Kaliouby’s keynote

00:40 – Q&A Session with Dr. Rana el Kaliouby’s

00:55 – Summary with Minttu Viitanen (Accenture Finland)

Rana el Kaliouby

A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology.

A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech.

Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Young Presidents’ Organization member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI.
She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.

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Pre-studio with Minttu Viitanen

Before the session with Rana el Kaliouby, we will have a discussion with Minttu Viitanen (Accenture Finland), to learn more about Accenture’s culture and best practices on technology, inclusion, and women in business.

Minttu Viitanen is the Country Lead for Health and Public Services at Accenture Finland. In her role, she leads both the delivery and sales activities for Public Sector clients in Finland. Creating an inclusive, diverse, and equal corporate culture is her ambition.

Viitanen leads the Accenture Women’s Network in Finland and is a champion for Accenture’s Truly Human initiative. She believes people want to work for organizations that are true to their values, want to use technology for the good of people and the environment, and hold themselves accountable for doing their part in this world. Viitanen is an eternal optimist and an encourager. The biggest learning in her career has been that it is important to use moments of failure and shortcomings for learning.