Jane Zavalishina

Singularity Expert: Finance, Big Data

Jane Zavalishina is the President and Co-founder of Mechanica AI, a provider of AI-based solutions for the industrial sector. Throughout her career, she has always focused on applying innovative technologies to create new and transform traditional businesses. She held various executive positions within Yandex, which she joined in 2000 as its Chief Product Officer. Since 2005, she served as CEO of e-commerce payment service Yandex.Money. Since 2014, she took the leadership of Yandex Data Factory, a new business unit focused on enterprise machine learning solutions. In 2018, she co-founded Dutch industrial AI start-up Mechanica AI. Jane is a frequent speaker on the topics of data and AI strategy and applications at various events in Europe, Middle East and Asia. She is of the Global Future Councils at World Economic Forum. In 2016, Jane was named in Silicon Republic’s Top 40 Women in Tech as an Inspiring Leader. In 2019, she was listed as one of Global Shakers’ 30 STEM Women to Watch. She is recognized by Inspiring Fifty as one of the top fifty most inspirational women in the technology sector in the Netherlands in 2016, 2017 and 2019.