Ep 5 | How AI Revolutionize the Pharma Industry
In this episode, Nick and Dr Bouarfa discuss her journey to becoming a CEO, the uniqueness of OKRA.ai and most interestingly the future of female leaders in a STEM subject, particularly within Life Sciences.
Dr Loubna Bouarfa is the founder and CEO of OKRA.ai- a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company for life sciences, that supports the industry in bringing the right drug to the right patient at speed. Prior to OKRA.ai, Loubna led different machine learning positions in startups and academia. Loubna was a member of the European Union High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, where she mainly focused on achieving competitive business impact with AI.
She was named an MIT Technology Review Top Innovator Under 35, a Forbes 50 Top Women In Tech, and won several prizes, including CEO of the Year 2019 at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards and Best Female-Led Startup at the StartUp Europe Awards in 2019. Recently, Loubna has been selected as a European Young Leader (EYL40) for 2022.