Session: Dissolving the Gender Gap in the STEM Industry
As a powerhouse in technology, and a pioneer in AI, Heather Wilson will discuss how she is changing the game for women in the STEM field. She is one of the few female entrepreneurs leading AI. She will talk about the ongoing need to develop advanced future policies on AI to optimize national security, and how cyber security and AI have become hot topics in recent years as the public's concerns for U.S. defense, the economy, and the balance of world power has grown. She will talk about what it takes to be an empathetic leader in her respective field, as well as how AI and cyber security can improve health care in companies.
- Women Entrepreneurship in STEM
- Small AI Company
- Data Engineering and Machine Learning
- Empathetic Leadership
- AI in Healthcare
Heather H. Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of CLARA Analytics. Most recently she was the Chief Data Scientist and Head of Artificial Intelligence of L Brands. Prior to, Heather was the first-ever Chief Data Officer of AIG and was appointed to the US Treasury OFRAC in Washington, DC given her leadership and experience in leading some of the largest financial services organization data programs. Before AIG, Heather was the first female Chief Data Officer at Citigroup and promoted to the Global Head of Decision Science and the Head of Big Data analytics for the bank, where she was responsible for the billion-dollar data program as part of regulatory sanctions to architect and implement a risk and finance data architecture with associated data quality and data risk indices. Heather was tasked with briefing the mayors of New York City, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco quarterly with her team's leading economic indicators and was recognized as one of the Top Big Data Experts in the world. Prior to Citi, she was the Global Head of Information Strategy at Kaiser Permanente leading the next generation data platforms and advanced analytics and was promoted to the Global Head of Innovation at Kaiser running the Advanced Technology organization focused on next generation health solutions across analytics and digital with focuses on telemedicine, streaming data medications, operating room of the future and robotics with MIT.
Heather is a Board of Director member of Equifax serving on the Audit Committee and Technology Committee. She is a Trustee at Shenandoah University (the youngest trustee ever appointed in 2003) serving on the Finance and Investment Committees and serves on the Future Business Leaders of America Foundation Board that she started at the age of 18. Heather's most recent five-year work at L Brands included advising the brand CEOs and spearheading several first-of-a-kind artificial intelligence and data analytics initiatives. She created and designed a new business model for the brands to scale their businesses and reach new growth revenue goals with the introduction of a fashion marketplace. As the CEO of CLARA Analytics in the Silicon Valley, Heather was named one of the 30 Most Inspiring Leaders of 2021, The Executive Headlines Magazine named Heather as the Changemaker of the Year for 2021. She has led CLARA to be named one of the best AIFinTech100 companies of 2021, one of the 13 best Predictive Analytics Startups in Santa Clara by The Startup Pill and one of the 101 most Innovative California-based Predictive.