InspiringFifty Deeptech Winner among our Sirris experts

26 January 2022
Wim Codenie

We are proud to announce that our colleague Elena Tsiporkova is one of the InspiringFifty Deeptech 2021 Winners. InspiringFifty is an initiative run by accelerateHER, increasing diversity in tech, giving women role models the platform and visibility they deserve.

AccelerateHER has nominated Elena Tsiporkova as one of the Top Fifty women in deeptech across the Benelux Region, all incredible women shaping the future who you should know or get to know!

Elena Tsiporkova is head of the Data and AI Competence Lab (EluciDATA Lab) at Sirris. She has been active for almost 30 years in the fields of data analytics and AI in very diverse application domains e.g. speech processing, bioinformatics, multimedia, sustainable energy, manufacturing, product-usage monitoring, …. Elena is in the unique position to have extensive technological R&D experience, both in an academic and an industrial environment. She obtained her PhD in Applied Maths from UGent at the time when mostly methodological aspects of AI systems were researched. Practically, there was no data!

InspiringFifty is an initiative run by accelerateHER, a solutions-based organisation for addressing the under-representation of women in the technology industry to drive business growth. Part of Founders Forum, a network of the world’s leading digital and technology entrepreneurs, accelerateHER works with the brightest and most inspirational digital founders, corporate CEOs and senior investors to provide the tools needed to remove barriers to and realise the value of gender parity. Based in the UK, the organisation tests, measures, showcases best practice and share our learnings across the sector to help build more inclusive and profitable technology businesses.


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