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Elena Poughia

Data Natives, CEO & Founder

I'm a creative and practical purpose-driven professional, with an entrepreneurial mindset and a demonstrated experience of working in art, tech, and business in the last decade. I have worked for established galleries and pioneering institutions co-founded an events company and an art publication before founding Data Natives, the media and community platform for the data-driven generation.

I am particularly committed to supporting women and marginalized communities by helping them become established in tech professions. I am an analytical Thinker, Visionary, Speaker, Ecosystem Builder & Connector, enabling people to lead themselves. I have a multidisciplinary background with studies in Economics, Art History, and Modern and Contemporary Art from British Universities.
Most excited about: I speak regularly around topics related to data ethics, diversity, unconscious bias, data, society and philosophy.

Founder of Data Natives, a big data conference taking place every November offline in Berlin and online. DN brings together 5,000 attendees, 250 speakers and 700 Founders to discuss cutting-edge tech trends (AI, big data, blockchain, healthtech) and their applications across a range of industries. The event will return offline August 31st-September 2nd.