Naomi Goldapple

Program Director, Element AI

Naomi’s unique experience combines both start-up entrepreneur and seasoned IBM technology and business consultant. She worked in Latin America on various technology projects . She was the Director e-business for Royal LePage Commercial, one of Canada’s largest commercial real estate companies. She started up and ran Maman, bébé et café inc., a center for young families where the adults could get fit, socialize, shop or get pampered while their children were playing in the state of the art play area. The efforts paid off by winning the Concours Québecois Entrepreneuriat 2007, Défi feminin compagnie F 2007 and being nominated as a finalist in the Prix Femme d’Affaire du Québec 2008. Naomi worked at ModelCom and used her expertise to help technology entrepreneurs with strategy and financing. Naomi was the VP Business Development at Nexalogy, responsible for commercializing the suite of products, forging channel partnerships and growing the sales. Nexalogy developed a next generation software for mining, cleaning and analyzing unstructured data with powerful data sculpting capabilities. This experience has lead her current venture as Program Director with Element AI, an innovative model that works with and creates companies that are leveraging artifical intelligence. The goal being to spin out hundreds on AI-first companies in Canada over the next 5 years.

Naomi has an International MBA, specializing in developing markets in Latin America, from the Schulich School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.