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Finalist: Lavina Ramkissoon

Pioneer Technologist.


SYNOPSIS Lavina is a pioneer technologist and the Chief Executive of r.ai (social responsible artificial intelligence), trusource.ai (fintech) and tutti.ai, the leading South African emerging technology company with lists of most exciting projects.

She has been involved with a few companies during her journey that from starting out with Australia's campus (Monash University) to running a few board rooms with South Africa, Ghana, and Botswana.


Chief Executive: R.AI (socil impact – responsible AI),

She is an enthusiast health freak, known to be a geek, and a passionate dancer. She escapes it all by retreating to her tiny-house office, which houses her vintage and most modern technologies amongst which lies some of her paintings and writings.

With over 20 year’s leadership experience in IT, a digital psychology speaker, engages in strategy, management services and non/executive advisory services to deliver IT and Business strategy programmes. Proven strategist and output-driven senior executive with 10 years of diverse leadership experience across Africa, USA, Australia and Europe (Croatia, France, UK and Sweden).


Specialties: Strategy, AI Ethics, Applied AI, new age technologies, business transition, survival /adaptation techniques for all companies to digitize and telecom sector environments

NGO's: School of AI, Raise against hunger, CHOC, Fliptin, i-innovate, digi girls (MS), women in AI (WAI), Women in Tech and Responsible AI. Founding Advisor to @Sedibeng chamber of commerce and industry, Lanseria chamber of commerce and industry. Advisor to Croatia AI, UK, Australia and USA on best use cases for countries to apply and adopt AI ethically and responsibility. Representative on the EU Forum on such topics giving Africa a united voice on AI.


Experience and education has afforded me the following strengths

• Africa representative @EU forum AI

• WAI Africa chapter HEAD [women in AI]

• At least 10 years in executive management position

• Management Consulting experience

• Strategy formulation, implementation and control

• Business experience

• Head of PMO and Strategy: Project and Programme management; Head of IT, Head of Strategy

• Leadership Training and Executive management

• Relationship building/strategy

• Strategy and creativity

My career includes assignments in a number of International countries.

Completing studies towards Artificial Intelligence degree @Harvard University (Yes a proud geek)

Specialties: AI (Applied and Ethics), Strategy; Start-up and new age technologies and business transition


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