About The Speaker
Ishtar Touailat – CEO & Founder, Global Head Of AI & Innovation at Futuristas
Ishtar Touailat is a truely motivational person, having made a huge impact through social media. She is an experienced public speaker at both national and international events, ranging from board rooms to venue arenas covering subjects from AI and business acceleration to diversity and equality.
Ishtar Touailat is a praised entrepreneur who has made an impact through her many companies, creating platforms to share insights on entrepreneurship, technology and social skills.
Touailat has previously started and managed businesses such as Student competence (Studentkompetens), Startup Bootcamp and Women in Business Accelerate. She also started The Startup course, Europe’s largest startup course with 2000 participants every year during seven years – which means Touailat have educated and drilled 14 000 persons with ambitions of becoming entrepreneurs in total. On behalf of the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Touailat founded the Innovation Office at Stockholm University in 2013 with the mission to commercialize research progress. She was responsible for supporting several hundred students’ and researchers’ innovations and business ideas every year. She left the Innovation Office in 2017 when she was headhunted for the position as Head of Innovation Incubator of Data-Driven Business at Tieto, Europe’s largest IT company with a mission to develop software products within AI.