Digital Pioneer and A.I. Scientist, advisor to leaders in private and government sectors on how digital transformation can become competitive advantage and societal progress.
Inma Martinez is a technology pioneer and AI scientist advisor to leaders in business and government on the digital economy as a force for progress and societal welfare. She is recognised worldwide as one of the leading entrepreneurs who pioneered with teams at Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin the first real-time AI recommendation system of the mobile Internet. Throughout the 2000s she continued working in technology innovation creating emerging digital technologies like mobile music and video streaming, the connected car and smart living. Her unique experience has allowed her to become one of the most sought-after experts in forecasting digital disruptions and revealing the potentiality of AI and other transformative technologies.
Inma currently serves as Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Expert Group and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at the GPAI, the G7/OECD global agency for the development and cooperation on AI. She has served in the United Kingdom at the Trade & Investment agency and at the Innovation Fund of the Department of Sport, Media and Culture, collaborates with the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, and is on the Board of the State Secretariat for AI at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Government of Spain.
Since 2001 Inma has provided expert testimonies and sector strategies on Big Data and AI at the European Commission contributing to numerous strategies and policies shaping the digital future of the single market, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) highlighting the implications of the 4IR for developing countries and become a collaborator of UNESCO’s initiative to make AI inclusive of intercultural input and the European Space Agency’s Human and Robotic Exploration and the Ariane Cities programmes.
A guest lecturer at Imperial College London Business School, she also directs the Master in AI at the University of Loyola in Spain, where is a member of its Advisory Council. She has been a key figure in the European knowledge-transfer efforts and has mentored technological innovation at the top venture-focused acceleration programmes.
She has authored two books: “The Future of the Automotive Industry” (June 2021) and “The Fifth Industrial Revolution: How Space Commercialisation will derive the Biggest Industrial Expansion of the 21st Century” (November 2019) on digital transformation and the radical business models creating the progress, competitive attributes and stakeholders’ values of the new society.
FORTUNE and TIME have described her as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology and FastCompany labelled her a “firestarter” while The Financial Times and The Economist have counted on her participation at their conferences. She was voted the “Best contributor to the formation of strategy” in the section “Driving the Future of Europe’s Digital Economy” at Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s European Leadership Forum: Charting the Economic Future of Europe, a conference for CEOs and government officials.