Fluent in business-speak, science-speak and developer-speak with an impressive R&D background spanning numerous disciplines and sectors, Swati is an award-winning expert at turning great ideas into awesome realities.
She comes to us from Callaghan Innovation and is founder of Inclusys - a company Swati created to take her 'Talk With Me' app to market. 'Talk With Me' helps educators teach conversational skills to autistic children. It earned Swati a KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Award in 2015 and in 2017 the app received recognition by Zino Ventures (the first Chinese VC fund in New Zealand) as the Startup with Best Social Value.
Swati's PhD from the University of Sheffield in the UK focused on natural language generation. She also spent six years working for Singapore's premier research organisation A*Star, conducting interdisciplinary research in social psychology, cognitive science and linguistics, via computer gaming, psychology studies, theoretical analysis and computational modelling.