Ms Yao Zhang

Position: Founder and CEO, RoboTerra Inc.
Country: China
Yao Zhang, founder and CEO of RoboTerra Inc., has been working in the education and technology field for over a decade. RoboTerra, recognized as the annual "Star Company" at the 2014 World Learning Technology Summit and a "Top 30 Innovations Company in 2015 SVIEF", provides a cloud-based learning solution connecting educational robots built by students to respective course modules, which allows students a rewarding and fun learning experience.
A Columbia University alumna, Yao was recognized for her great entrepreneurship, contribution and leadership in artificial intelligence, robotics, and education, as a "Top 25 Women in Robotics in 2015" by RoboHub, and most recently honored as a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Innovation Ambassador by the United Nations (UNCTAD), a Global Future Council AI & Robotics Committee member and one of "7 Women in AI & Robotics" by major tech media. Yao Zhang and RoboTerra frequently appear on CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider and other media.
2017 Session