A research and scientific leader in Artificial Intelligence, Alessandra is the Sr. Director of AI and Data Science at Shutterstock. Alessandra has over 10 years' experience in research and innovation gained whilst working in academic and commercial environments. Alessandra is passionate in advanced analytics, machine learning, and computational models with the focus of transferring innovation from research to products.
As Global President of Women in AI (a nonprofit do-tank working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits global society) Alessandra is working with a strong community of women to foster diversity, inclusion and equality for women and minorities while encouraging a global ethical approach in AI.
Alessandra is also the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Women in Ethical AI platform, the Technology Advisory Board Member at CeADAR (http://www.ceadar.ie), the Governance Committee Chair at the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning and the 2021 winner of the XV International Prize "Le Tecnovisionarie" in the AI - Industrial Research category.
In her previous appointment Alessandra was Head of Analytics Research at Nokia Bell Labs where she was leading research teams in several locations and developing a successful strategy for the Data Analytics division while driving changes across different activities like her contributions to the Nokia AI Ethics Advisory Board.