Priya Lakhani OBE

Founder and CEO, CENTURY Tech - BBC AI Decoded

Priya Lakhani OBE is the Founder and CEO of Century Tech, driven by her passion for innovation and education. Awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, she has been featured on the Growing Business Young Guns list and Management Today's "35 Women Under 35". At Century Tech, she leverages AI to create personalised learning experiences and insights for educators.

"Leading educational innovation commentator"

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  • AI in Education
  • Innovation in Learning Technologies
  • Women in Tech: Breaking Barriers and Leading Change
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Lessons from Building Century Tech
  • Navigating the Startup Ecosystem: Insights and Strategies
  • Leadership


She presents in English.

How she presents

Priya Lakhani is an engaging and passionate speaker, with a knack for articulating complex ideas in a clear and accessible manner.

In Detail

In 2014, Priya launched Century Tech, her second business, and was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list of the same year for her services to business, community, and voluntary initiatives. Century Tech is a cloud-based education platform that helps address learning challenges and reduces teacher workload using big data analytics and cognitive neuroscience. Priya's career began as a libel lawyer, but she left this secure profession to pursue her dreams with a fresh Indian food brand called Masala Masala. Priya has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills "Entrepreneurs" Forum and has served on the board of numerous educational organisations. In 2016, she was awarded The Mayor of London Fund's Special Recognition Award.


Her mission to assist schools through the power of artificial intelligence makes her an innovative and inspiring speaker. Priya offers a deeper appreciation for the transformative potential of AI in education and a sense of optimism about the future of learning. Audiences are inspired to explore new opportunities for leveraging technology to enhance teaching and empower students to succeed.


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