Product Lead, Borealis AI, an RBC Institute for Research
Susie is an entrepreneur, traveler and connector. Her entrepreneurial journey began in high school when she founded Science Expo, Canada’s largest student-run non-profit for STEM subjects. Since then, she has immersed herself in Toronto’s tech startup scene, chosen as one of Canada’s Next 36, co-founding a data processing software company, and the fashion startup Blynk, which was acquired by Kik in 2015. Susie joined video recruiting startup, Wirkn, as one of the first 5 employees, where she led the marketing and user acquisition initiatives. In January 2017, Susie joined Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as Product Lead of Borealis AI, the bank’s initiative to perform fundamental research in machine learning and artificial intelligence. As part of her role, Susie heads up all the products in the institute’s applied research unit, where she leads the team in solving problems for the bank through leading-edge AI.