Data Scientist & Digital Innovator
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In a career that has consistently seen her at the forefront of new innovations, Inma combines having worked in finance and telecoms with leading projects in everything from media streaming to mobile data, space, AI, and connected living. An entrepreneur, researcher, author, commentator and advisor she also serves on the Innovation and Commercialisation and the Future of Work task groups of the multi-governmental Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence.
Inma Martinez is a technology pioneer and AI scientist advisor to leaders in business and government on the digital economy as a force for progress and societal welfare. Progressing her previous careers in investment banking and telecommunications towards technology entrepreneurship, she is recognised worldwide as one of the leading entrepreneurs who pioneered with teams at Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin for the first real-time AI recommendation system of the mobile Internet.
Throughout the 2000s she continued working in technology innovation creating emerging digital technologies like mobile music and video streaming, the connected car and smart living. Her experience has allowed her to become one of the most sought-after experts in forecasting digital disruptions and revealing the potentiality of AI and other transformative technologies.
As a government advisor, Inma serves as Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Expert Group and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at the GPAI, the G7/OECD global agency for the development and cooperation on AI. She joined the GPAI as a government nominated expert on innovation and commercialisation of AI and leads the AI in Agriculture project.
She has served in the United Kingdom at the Trade & Investment agency and at the Innovation Fund of the Department of Sport, Media and Culture, the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, and is a member Member of the A.I. Council Advisory Board (State Secretariat for AI) at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Government of Spain.
Inma has provided expert testimonies and sector strategies on Big Data and AI at the European Commission contributing to numerous strategies and policies shaping the digital future of the single market, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) highlighting the implications of the 4IR for developing countries. She has become a collaborator of UNESCO’s initiative to make AI inclusive of intercultural input and the European Space Agency’s Human and Robotic Exploration and the Ariane Cities programmes.
Inma is a guest lecturer at Imperial College London Business School and directs the Master in AI at the University of Loyola in Spain, where is a member of its Advisory Council. She has been a key figure in the European knowledge-transfer efforts and has mentored technological innovation at the top venture-focused acceleration programmes.
She has authored two books The Future of the Automotive Industry and The Fifth Industrial Revolution: How Space Commercialisation will derive the Biggest Industrial Expansion of the 21st Century. She has also collaborated with numerous white papers on Cloud & Edge Computing and other telecommunications innovations.
FORTUNE and TIME have described her as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology and Fast Company labelled her a “firestarter”, while The Financial Times and The Economist have counted on her participation at their conferences. She was voted the best contributor to the formation of strategy in the category Driving the Future of Europe’s Digital Economy, at Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s European Leadership Forum.
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