Founder, 2Mar Robotics
Marita Cheng was the 2012 Young Australian of the Year and is a technology entrepreneur and women in technology advocate. Marita Cheng is the founder and CEO of aubot (formerly called 2Mar Robotics), which makes a telepresence robot, Teleport, for kids with cancer in hospital to attend school, people with a disability to attend work and to monitor and socialise with elderly people. Teleports have been sold to offices, museums, coworking spaces, for kids with cancer in hospitals and for security. As well as telepresence robots, aubot does research and development in robotic arms, virtual reality and autonomous mapping and navigation.
Evelyne Raby is the CFO of CybelAngel, a cybersecurity company created in 2013 and specializes in data leak detection on the Internet. Evelyne joined in 2014 and as CFO, she oversees the organizational aspects for the growth and development of the company. Evelyne is a graduate in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Regional Director for Asia Pacific, UN Women
Miwa Kato is Regional Director of the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Prior to her role, she served as UN Women’s Country Director for Egypt from 2015 to 2016. For 12 years, she served in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan and Vienna, Austria. Previously, she worked as a Special Assistant for Economic Affairs at the Japanese Embassy in Vienna.
Founder, Anytimes, Inc.
In 2013, at the age of 28, Chika Tsunoda founded Anytimes Inc., which has become Japan’s most successful skills sharing service platform, connecting users who need services such as household cleaning or cooking with local talent. Starting the company without without a background in technology, she grew the company through crowdsourcing employees and now plans to expand to other Asian countries. She also currently serves as a director of Sharing Economy Association of Japan.