Speaker

Evanna Hu

CEO

Omelas

About Evanna

Evanna is the CEO and Co-Founder of Omelas, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning company working on mapping the online information environment. She is also an nonresident senior fellow at Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. A subject matter expert in messaging and propaganda of countering violent extremism (CVE) and counterterrorism (CT) in both Salafi-jihadism and neo-Nazism, she has worked at the intersection of governance, security, and technology in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including extensive time in Kenya, Iraq, the Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia, and Afghanistan. Prior to Omelas, she successfully founded two technology ventures, one based in Nairobi, Kenya and another in Amman, Jordan. To date, she has briefed six national heads of intelligence and has advised twelve cabinet or ministerial members on technology and security. At the Atlantic Council, she specializes in emerging technologies for NATO and member countries with a focus on AI and 5G. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

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