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Tan
Le

Co-founder and CEO of Emotiv.

Profile

Tan Le (BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons)) is Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, a neuroinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG). She is a technology innovator, entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after speaker.

Current Work:

EMOTIV's award winning technology (Red Dot Award, AutoVision Innovations Award, Australian International Design Awards, Australian Engineering Excellence Awards) is a recognized world leader and pioneer in the field of mobile EEG & brain computer interfaces with researchers in over 100 countries.

Previous experience

Awards & Recognition: Tan is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious 2018 Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) Achievement Award as a pioneering leader in the development of mobile EEG systems and in advancing understanding of the human brain; G'Day USA Global Innovation Awards, Advance Global Australian Award for ICT, AutoVision Innovations Award, Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award. She was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013.

She has been featured in the Who's Who in Australia list since 1999, Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes' 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.

She has also been an Ambassador for the Status of Women since 2001. Named Young Australian of the Year in 1998, Ms Le's story is featured in the National Museum of Australia.

She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009.

Expertise
Talking Points

Entrepreneurship: Embracing Your Inner Outsider

How do successful entrepreneurs come up with ideas that change the world? Tan Le, chosen by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, credits her success in innovation to her early struggles growing up as a Vietnamese refugee and Australian immigrant.

In this moving presentation, Le talks about the moment she realized her outsider status provided a freedom to think differently and helped her succeed as a woman working in biotechnology and engineering-where the challenge is to constantly push the boundaries of what is possible. Le will show audiences how free to themselves from the norms that get people stuck, to look at things with a fresh perspective, and to never stop asking questions.

The NeuroGeneration: How the New Era in Brain Augmentation Is Revolutionizing the Way You Think, Work, and Heal

Due to rapid technological innovations in automation, A.I., and brain augmentation, there will be a dramatic disruption in social systems, political norms, and popular expectations. Society will be forced to rethink the nature of work, the way we interact with each other, and the principles on which we organize our societies. Advances in integrating humans and machines that combine analytical processing powers of computers with the creativity that is uniquely human will change how we think and lead.

In this talk, Tan Le will show automation and A.I. are not the threats they appear to be, but rather our allies as they become part of the new extended, augmented human organism.
Topics

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Futurists
  • Science & Technology
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