The inspirational Ramona Pierson as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s AtlanTec Festival ’16, organised by ITAg. Ms Pierson will be speaking at the AtlanTec conference which is a core part of this year’s festival.
She is the current CEO and founder of Declara Inc.; a Big data and Machine learning company that is helping companies and nations rapidly acquire and share knowledge needed for innovation.
With a fascinating backstory that has been deemed worthy of the big screen (she just signed a movie contract with Sony and TriStar pictures about her life ) Ms Pierson began her career in the Marine Corps, but following a serious accident she returned to school and began the journey to become a neuroscientist and educator.
She decided to focus her time on innovating and advancing the neural, cognitive and educational sciences to bring personalized learning into education.
Prior to her current role Ms Pierson flexed her entrepreneurial skills when she started “The Source ”(the first web-based Social Learning management system and data warehouse ). She then went on to start a not for profit “Learning without Borders “ which brought virtual learning to post-apartheid schools in South Africa. She also launched “SynapticMash” a personalized learning product acquired by Promethean in 2011.
She was recently nominated for the prestigious Anita Borg Technology Leader Award, which is one of the highest honours for women in technology. Just some of her previous accolades include being named one of the top 100 coolest people in Technology by Business Insider, winning the 2014 Stevie Award: Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Products and Declara being named one of the 2014 Silicon Valley’s Hottest Companies: Technology.