April 14, 2024 - S2 - Ep. 20

Xenia Miscouridou on Statistics, AI, Public Health, and Women in Tech

This week I am joined by Xenia Miscouridou, a pioneer in the realm of artificial intelligence and a beacon for women in science. Celebrated on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Xenia stands at the forefront of machine learning research. Her academic journey has taken her from Imperial College London, Cambridge, and Oxford University, to New York and Switzerland, to her current lectureship at the University of Cyprus, intertwining research with a dedication to teaching. We explore her academic ventures, her influence on global health through AI, and explainability in machine learning. We also illuminate her dedication to fostering female representation in the science and tech world.

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March 19, 2024 - S2 - Ep. 18

Future Start-Up Founders Programme

In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Neofytos about the Future Start-Up Founders Programme, an initiative organized by the CCS and co-funded by the Erasmus+ EU project, Femme Forward. This online school is designed to empower women to turn their tech start-up aspirations into reality, mirroring our podcast's mission to illuminate and support the pivotal role of women in the tech industry. We talk about the program's highlights, including its comprehensive curriculum that spans business and tech concepts, soft skills, and empowerment, all tailored for women eager to pioneer their own businesses in the tech realm but also about the significance of such initiatives in fostering a more inclusive and diverse tech ecosystem, where women are not just participants but leaders shaping the future.

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Feb. 23, 2024 - S2 - Ep. 16

A Dialogue with Cyprus' Chief Scientist

Mr. Demetris Skourides is the Chief Scientist for Research, Innovation, and Technology appointed by President Nikos Christodoulides. Since his appointment in September 2023, Mr. Skourides has been entrusted with the pivotal role of leading Cyprus towards becoming a dynamic and competitive economy, propelled by research, scientific excellence, innovation, technological development, and entrepreneurship. Join us in this enlightening interview as we unravel Mr. Skourides' career path, his goals for the future, and his strategic vision for positioning Cyprus as a regional powerhouse in research and innovation. Explore the initiatives and projects driving this transformative agenda, and gain insights into the critical role of businesses, digital transformation, and AI in shaping Cyprus's future landscape.

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Feb. 18, 2024 - S2 - Ep. 15

AI-Powered Maternal Wellbeing

This week we explore the world of maternity and AI with Natalia, the founder and CEO of Soula. As a seasoned expert in maternity wellbeing and care, Natalia brings over 15 years of experience collaborating with global organizations to bridge the gap in maternal care. We explore her journey from leading social impact projects to founding Soula, an innovative AI-powered compassion care solution supporting women through all stages of maternity. We talk about her personal battles with postnatal depression, the motivation behind her move to Cyprus, and her insights into the integration of AI with human expertise to enhance maternal care. Tune in to discover how Soula is revolutionizing support for mothers and families, one AI interaction at a time.

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Jan. 22, 2024 - S2 - Ep. 13

Empowering Women in Tech

In this episode, we're joined by Gala and Tanya, leaders of Women in Tech Cyprus, as they share their experiences and insights on advancing women in the tech industry. From their personal journeys that led them to tech and prompted their move to Cyprus, to the joys and challenges of building a community with nearly 350 members, they offer an inspiring look at what it means to lead and empower women in a dynamic field. 

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Dec. 26, 2023 - S2 - Ep. 11

Young Cypriot Girls Triumphing in Global Tech Competitions

This week's episode celebrates the recent successes of young Cypriot girls in global tech competitions. First I talked with a team of primary school students who represented Cyprus in the international Robotex Robotics competition in Talin, Estonia, and won second place in the Water Rally. Then I discussed with Mariza Paspalli who at just 13 years old won the bronze medal at the Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics last November.


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Oct. 16, 2023 - S2 - Ep. 3

Unlocking the Future: Teaching girls (and boys) to code

In this episode, Alexandros Kofteros, a primary school teacher with a PhD in Computer Science, guides me through the fascinating world of early-age coding education.

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May 31, 2023 - S1 - Ep. 15

Απο την Κυπρο στο Y Combinator (Greek/Ελληνικά)

Σε αυτό το επεισόδιο μαζί μου είναι η Μαρία Τερζή. Μόλις το 20% στη βιομηχανία της τεχνολογίας είναι γυναίκες και μόλις το 2% του venture capital funding πηγαίνει σε γυναίκες. Η Μαρία ανήκει όχι μόνο στο 20% αλλά και στο 2%. Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε περισσότερα για την Malloc εδώ.

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