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Heena
Purohit.

Head of Product, IBM
Founder and CEO, AI for Her

about me

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Heena Purohit

Product Lead, IBM AI Applications | AI and Mobility

Founder and CEO, AI for Her

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The core of my experience centers around using data and AI to create solutions that help Enterprises transform their operations while driving tangible business outcomes. My products are based on the cutting edge of AI/ML such as digital assistants, computer vision, NLP, and pattern recognition as well as other digital technologies such as AR, mobile, SaaS, hybrid, and so on.

I was recognized in the list of Top 11 Women AI Leaders by Analytics India and have been listed as one of MKAI’s Top 20 AI Mavericks.

 

I hold a double-major MBA from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded the University’s Recent Alumni Award in 2019 for my contribution and impact towards women in STEM initiatives.
 

bio

The core of my experience centers around using data and AI to create solutions that help organizations transform their operations while driving tangible business outcomes.

 

I am currently the Head of Product at IBM's Corporate Incubator, where I help brilliant teams transform their ideas into a desirable and scalable IBM product. 

My current products are based on the cutting edge of AI/ML such as Foundation Models, Generative AI, Conversational AI solutions such as virtual assistants and AI agents. I also have experience leading products in computer vision, NLP, and pattern recognition as well as other digital technologies such as AR, mobile, SaaS, hybrid cloud, and so on.

I am one of LinkedIn's Top AI Voices, and I have been recognized as one of the Top Women Innovators in AI (AI Magazine, 2022), Top Women Leaders in AI to Watch (Data Tech Vibe, 2021), Top Women AI Leaders (RISE 2020), and Top 20 AI Mavericks to Watch (MKAI, 2020).

 

I hold a double-major MBA from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded the University’s Recent Alumni Award in 2019 for my contribution and impact towards women in STEM initiatives.

The AI for Her Journey

 

I was growing tired of being the only woman in the room - be it meetings, executive briefings, or conferences. And on the flip side, I had hundreds of women reach out to me with the same question: 'How do I get a job in AI?'. 

AI for Her started out as an attempt to change that, and I'm incredibly proud and grateful for our journey thus far. We've grown from 10 to 10k+ people in just a few months. And I'm excited to see we how we can make an even bigger impact together.    

 

If you want to help build an AI-powered future that's fair and equitable to everyone, connect with us to get involved!

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invited talks

  • Designing and Deploying AI Solutions in Real-World Industrial Settings - ForwardLeading Big Data & AI Leaders’ Summit Boston

  • The AI-Powered Industrial Revolution: The Power of Foundation Models in Industrial Operations - The Reliability Leadership Conference 2023

  • Building your career in the world of AI - Open Avenues Future of Work Keynote 2023

  • The Power of AI Foundation Models - Global Startup Summit 2023

  • Technician of the Future: How to Take Your Work Management Processes to the Next Level - 2020 European Conference on Process Safety & Big Data (Robotic & Emerging Technologies Section)

  • Augmented Intelligence: 3 Key Principles for building User-Centric AI Solutions  - Human Compatible AI Expert Forum, September 2020

  • The AI Mindset - How to Build an AI Product - HobbyHacks Hackathon 2020  

  • Reimagining how field and factory technicians work - International Maintenance Conference 2019

  • Use Artificial Intelligence to Transform the Way Your Field Teams Work  - Maximo World 2019

  • 'Women at the Cutting Edge of Tech' Panel at Empowered - A Women in Tech Summit

  • Fireside Chat: Artificial Tech, Intelligent Women - Big Data & AI Leaders’ Summit, Boston

  • Practical Ways to Combat Imposter Syndrome at Work - She+ Geeks Out’s sold out

  • Grow Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn and Unconscious Bias at work - International Women’s Day 2020 and 2018

  • Other Conferences: IBM IoT Academy 2021, IBM AI Applications Academy 2020, Maximo World 2018, IoT Exchange Berlin 2019, IoT Exchange Sydney 2019, IoT Exchange Orlando 2019, and THINK 2018


This does not include private speaking events. I regularly speak to company executives, investors, and tech enthusiasts on the topic of Foundation Models, Generative AI, AI for Enterprises, Responsible AI, etc.  

testimonials

"..a powerhouse of energy"

- Conference Attendee, IoT Exchange 2020

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