Advocate, Builder & Changemaker
After working in a gene-editing lab with CRISPR-cas9, Ananya developed a platform “that put genomic data on the blockchain,” allowing for anonymous uploading of genomic data to research data sets. It was later moved into ConsenSys.
She has also developed various neurotech devices with sponsorship from Microsoft, like brain-controlled prosthetics, remote control cars, MP3 players controlled with EEGs, electrodes, and brain signals.
She was on the Investment committee at Babel Ventures, and is now working on Artificial Intelligence at IBM.
This year, Ananya won Top 29 Canadians by Refinery29, Developer 30 under 30 award, the Top 23 Women in Tech in Canada and is also the 2019 winner of the Impossible Science Student Challenge from engineering.com.
She has been on the Daily Planet Show, CBC , Global News, advised companies like Wealthsimple and Zappos, and speaks at various conferences around the world like Websummit, Collision, EDCON, Singularity University and others.