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CMS-EE Partners Tech Talk

Monday, November 20, 2023
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Annenberg 105
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Faith 'Aya' Umoh, founder of Creative Aya, will be joining us for a talk. Lunch will be provided.

Faith 'Aya' Umoh stands at the dynamic nexus of art, data science, and AI technology. She holds the dual role of CEO at ImmerseMe, described best as the "Imagine Canva of interactive experiences," and Creative Aya, a cutting-edge digital art studio. As the entrepreneurial mind behind ImmerseMe, Aya is building a startup that aims to reshape the canvas of interactive experiences for businesses through potent content creation capabilities and granular analytics. Throughout her 13-year career in the tech realm, Aya has been a forerunner in AI innovations. During her tenure at Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Data Scientist, she birthed several AI-driven software products. Her pioneering co-creative AI software, developed after securing the Stanford University BlackAir Grant, merges literature with digital art, making waves at events like Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami. Supplementing her professional journey is an academic foundation rooted in a Political Science degree from the University of Florida, further enriched with a Master's in Biostatistics and Public Health from Boston University. Parallel to her entrepreneurial spirit, Aya is a globally recognized multi-media artist. Named "The Future of Black Digital Artist" by a16z and featured as one of the the "Next-Gen Digital Artists of LA" by VellumLa, her artistry has illuminated 11 exhibitions across 11 exhibition, 7 countries and 3 continents. With platforms like Artsy, VellumLA, and W1 Curates spotlighting her work, her creations are celebrated in creative spaces like Vellum LA, Art Basel, and the Max Ernst Museum in Germany. Currently, as an Artist in Residence at LevelGround LA, Aya deeply immerses in Techno-Vernacular Creativity, emphasizing interactivity while fusing AI with dance. Her exploration extends to digitally archiving as a means to harness AI as a tool against cultural erasure. Aya's multifaceted journey – a synthesis of tech, art, and data science – exemplifies the boundless possibilities when disciplines converge.

For more information, please contact Michelle Lester by phone at (626)395-6363 or by email at [email protected] or visit Next Steps Caltech Student Registration Link.