Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

CEO of BenevolentAI

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE is a tech industry veteran with a successful track record building some of the world's best-known companies. She is currently CEO of BenevolentAI, a world leader in the development and application of artificial intelligence to understand the underlying causes of disease, accelerate and develop new medicines.

"World Leading Expert on Digital Economy"

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  • AI: The Next Revolution in Medicine?
  • Digital Economy
  • Financial Technology
  • Role of the Digital Sector
  • Development of Digital Skills
  • Cyber and Internet Ethics


She presents in English.

How she presents

Joanna's high content tailored presentations are always well received and delivered in her highly professional style.

In Detail

Joanna's career spans over 30 years and has focussed on harnessing the power of technology to drive change that improves connectivity, humanity and society. Prior to joining BenevolentAI, she served as the UK's first Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Under Secretary of State, Special Advisor on the Digital Economy, and Chair & CEO of TechCityUK. Prior to her government service, Joanna held executive roles at Google, Facebook, Bebo/Aol, RealNetworks, and EFI and served as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group and TalkTalk Telecom Group. She founded, a multi-stakeholder global alliance working to protect children from online abuse and exploitation.


Joanna Shields works across all her roles to promote organisations, skills and causes which improve our lives using technology and artificial intelligence. She firmly believes that technology companies can power economic development and by establishing a new paradigm of international cooperation and collaboration between governments, industry, NGOs and experts and creating an atmosphere of willingness; we can make real change and improve lives.



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