Elsa Sotiriadis, Ph.D is Berlin-born, Swiss-Greek synthetic biologist, technologist and futurist with a background in startups and disruptive innovation technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics.
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As chief futurist and director at a venture capital firm, she helps to build breakthrough deep science startups to advance innovation in medicine, food, energy and sustainability to benefit humanity. She previously worked in finance in London and as analyst for disruptive innovation technologies in Vienna with a focus on digital biology, artificial intelligence and zero-carbon smart cities.
She co-lead a futurism case study and provided strategic advisory to companies how emerging technologies are transforming the world. She holds a PhD in synthetic biology, founded a "cancer moonshot" and did research on biological robots, chaos theory and programmable anticancer agents.
Tech goes under her skin - she became a ‘cyborg’ live on stage to trigger a genomic orchestra by hand swipe and speaks on tech globally. In her spare time she writes science fiction and has published critically acclaimed poetry