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WNORTH Speaker

Bahar Sateli, Ph.D.

Director in AI & Advanced Analytics at PwC Canada
Forbes "Women in AI To Watch"
Tech Entrepreneur & Mentor

Bahar is a Director at PwC Canada’s Advanced Analytics & AI practice. She has more than a decade of experience in advanced software engineering practices and building large-scale and adaptive solutions and brings an in-depth knowledge of development and operationalization of various AI solutions.

Bahar also co-leads PwC’s AI Community of Practice (AI CoP), which is a team of AI practitioners within the firm focused on identifying and developing various AI use cases, reusable assets and knowledge sharing. In addition to her data science role, she is specialized in building explainable, robust AI models, and helping businesses understand the ethical implications of their use. 

Prior to PwC, Bahar was a tech entrepreneur and created AI-powered virtual research assistants and automatic knowledge discovery tools in computer science and biomedical domains. Nowadays, she mentors several AI startups in retail and workflow management verticals in Montreal. Recently, she was recognized as one of the ‘Top 30 Influential Women Advancing AI in 2019’, and ‘Women in AI to Watch’ by Forbes in 2020.”

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