A Longer Story.
I’m an instigator, operator, and technical founder whose mission is to apply machine intelligence for human flourishing. With a background in robotics, cognitive computing, and AI product strategy, I've carved a niche in innovating R&D go-to-market approaches.
As Vice President of Special Projects at Soul Machines, I oversaw the creation and delivery of AI virtual characters — embodied agents with cognitive models and conversational systems — for top-tier brands and Hollywood. In a prior role at Soul Machines, I collaborated with product and Oscar-winning animation teams to ensure successful deployment of these AI characters in production, while pioneering new business models around the monetization of digital likenesses. Before that, as Director of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) at Sanctuary AI, I built cognitive architecture — the 'software minds' — of humanoid robots and created IP on ethical human-robot interaction.
In 2016, I founded Women Who Code Vancouver, a community I grew from 0 to 4000 techlords in 5 years. I’m a BC Business 30 Under 30, a 4x Microsoft MVP in Artificial Intelligence – 1 of 6 in Canada – and recipient of the Udacity x Intel scholarship in Edge AI. Recently, I was profiled in YouTube’s 'The Age of AI', narrated by Robert Downey Jr., the first episode of which has seen 41+ million views. In 2020, I launched a video podcast called THE HERETIC, about rebellious thinkers vs. systems of power.
On weekends, I play with my polyphonic synthesizers, read grimoires, and develop 35mm film. In 2018, I released my first electronic album called ‘Nobody’ as part of my synth-pop project NUIT. I have a fondness for breakfast, architectures, and black latex.