Valerie Pisano is President and CEO of Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute. Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio, Mila rallies hundreds of researchers specializing in the field of artificial intelligence. Recognized globally for its significant contributions to the field of deep learning, Mila’s mission combines research excellence, technological transfert and business innovation, and the ethical and socially responsible use of AI. Valerie was previously Chief Talent Officer at Cirque du Soleil and cofounded The Mobïus Bias Project, an initiative focused accelerating the dialogue on female leadership roles by exploring unconscious bias. She began her career at McKinsey & Company after a Master Degree in Economics at HEC Montreal.