Joanna Shields

Chief Executive Officer, BenevolentAI

Joanna is CEO of BenevolentAI, the world leader in the development and application of AI and machine learning to accelerate drug discovery and develop new medicines for hard to treat diseases.
Before joining Benevolent AI, Joanna served as the UK’s first Minister for Internet Safety and Security, a Special Advisor to the UK Government on the Digital Economy, and Chair & CEO of TechCityUK. During this time, she also founded WePROTECT, a global alliance to protect children from online abuse and exploitation.
Joanna started her career in Silicon Valley and spent 25 years in leadership positions at companies such as Facebook, Bebo/Aol, Google, and EFI. She also served as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group, TalkTalk and MindCandy.

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