The AI Summit London Conference and Expo


Zana Aston

Zana Aston

CIO/Managing Partner, EMRYS
United Kingdom

An Award-winning champion of digital technologies and innovation, including AI/IoT/Cloud Technologies, Master Data Management, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing and Decentralised Finances; with an outstanding track record of leadership, design thinking, executive reporting and C-suite advisory support resulting in successful delivery of business-critical multi-million-pound enterprise projects.

Zana is contributing to the wider technology community and takes to the stage at events related to Digital Transformation and AI, Cyber Security, Sustainability and Women’s Leadership.

At Singapore’s Asia Tech she acted as the Cyber Security Moderator and she was a Panel Speaker at the AI Summit, part of London Tech Week, where she led a discussion on biases and prejudices in AI. Zana was also a speaker and moderator at the AI Summit in New York, covering the subject of AI and its impact on industries and Women Leadership in the changing world.

At the event in Iceland, Zana discussed Women in Innovation and sustainability on a global stage following being nominated for an honorary award for Women in Innovation and Tech.
As Chief Information Officer and Managing Partner of Emrys – Technology & Consulting, which provides expertise across all facets of Innovative Tech for growing businesses, Zana continues on her determined journey in the ever-evolving world of technology.

A vocal champion of the use of technology to create new opportunities for women, Zana is a founder of TechWomen4Boards, leads the WIT® interest group at European Women on Boards, acts as the Advisory Board Director for WIT® Croatia and she is an Angel Investor to small businesses. 

As a Corporate Governance Diploma Holder and President of the Supervisory Board at SGS, Zana mentors executives via various platforms such as Connectd for the advisory board positions.

Recently pointed, Advisory Board Member for AI 2030, an AI community of subject matter experts raising awareness of responsible AI and the impact on the industries, communities and the need for governance.

A strong networker, Zana sits on the Advisory Board for Finance and Fintech Group within the Institute of Directors, London and belong to the prestigious City Livery Club.

Zana have been delighted to receive awards such as the Women in Leadership scholarship from the prestigious École des Ponts ParisTech and EADA Business School, Barcelona, where she completed a dual Executive MBA.

Zana hopes to inspire other women to enter the field of STEM, and to continue to grow and develop at all stages of their careers.

Company/client portfolio of FTSE 250/500 organisations in the finance, managed services, legal and retail sectors: Dixons | Société Générale | BNP Paribas | Deutsche Bank | ABN Amro | Morgan Stanley | White & Case | Advanced | Xerox


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