Elena Sinel, FRSA

Elena Sinel is an internationally recognised social entrepreneur and award-winning founder of
Teens in AI. Committed to catalysing change through technology, she endeavours to empower
youth aged 12 to 18 to tackle real-world issues. Driven by a profound passion for AI and its
potential to generate lasting positive impact, she launched Teens in AI at the United Nations’s AI
For Good Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusion within the AI industry. In collaboration
with FTSE 100 companies and governmental bodies worldwide, she has successfully
incorporated future-oriented skills into today’s educational frameworks.
Before founding Teens in AI, she spent nearly a decade as an international specialist consultant
focused on poverty reduction, rural livelihood development, and poverty alleviation. Her work
spanned across Central Asia, the Balkans, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh, where she partnered with
international organisations like the British Council, UNDP, and the World Bank.
Recognitions & Achievements
She is a sought-after keynote speaker, with her Teens in AI initiative being recognised globally for
its ground-breaking efforts, earning awards such as (among others):
● Global Excellence Award for Innovation (2023)
● Global Mobile Award for Diversity in Tech
● Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK Technology
● Computer Weekly Top 50 Most Influential People in UK Tech (2019-2023)
● Global Mobile Award for Women4Technology Industry Leadership
● CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Awards
● Ernst & Young Accelerator Programme
● Microsoft Regional Director, Social Enterprise 2014

Events of the Speaker
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22 November 2023
The Beyond Concepts forum brings together education pioneers, practitioners, and government representatives from the MENA region and worldwide. The event focuses on how technology is shaping education and will include interactive workshops, panels, and demonstrations from technology providers. This year, a call for papers and a poster competition have been introduced to add more perspectives to the forum, providing opportunities for networking and creating successful international partnerships.