Tannya Jajal is a rising star in the world of artificial intelligence, with a passion for exploring the intersection of technology and philosophy. Born and raised in the UAE as well as Boston, MA, Tannya has always been fascinated by the potential of AI to transform the way we live, work, and interact with each other.
Tannya began her career in the software industry, working for VMware, a leader in cloud infrastructure. It wasn't long before she realized that her passion lay in exploring the deeper implications of AI, and she began writing and speaking on the subject.
Today, Tannya is a well-respected author and public speaker on topics related to AI. As the Partner Development Manager for Networking and Security at VMware, she is a passionate sales professional, and she helps companies to integrate cutting-edge cloud networking and cybersecurity technologies into their products and services.
In addition to her work in the tech industry, Tannya is also an accomplished athlete with a disciplined approach to training for endurance sports and yoga. She is constantly pushing herself to test the boundaries of what is possible in terms of physical achievement, and she brings that same level of determination and creativity to her work in the field of technology.
Above all, Tannya is deeply committed to using her expertise in AI and philosophy to help build a better world, one where technology is harnessed for the good of all. With her unique perspective, tireless work ethic, and boundless creativity, she is one to watch in the world of artificial intelligence.
at Adjacent Possible - a future-focused podcast probing what's possible and preferable in education
Head of Partnerships at Awecademy - a wisdom-based educational organization preparing learners for an exponential future
Expert Technology Contributor
at Forbes - a global media company focusing on business, investing, technology and entrepreneurship.
Leader at Dubai Women in Tech Lean In Circle - a community bringing together and elevating 150+ women in tech in the Middle East
Consulting Resource Manager at VMware - a global leader in cloud computing that uses software to unlock new possibilities for people and our planet.
The conversation around the rise of automation, A.I., and exponential technologies, in general, is one of the most important ones we can have. Today, it is no longer enough for only computer programmers and scientists to contemplate the impact of artificial intelligence on society. Written by futurist and technology evangelist, Tannya Jajal, “Thinking Machines: A.I. and the Intelligence Explosion” is a series of insightful and inspiring essays written for any audience. It sets the stage for defining artificial intelligence and explores how A.I. is relevant to everyone. The book is aimed at those who have a stake in shaping the future of humanity.
“Like it or not, AI is infiltrating into every part of our lives, augmenting and extending humans as the next great step in technology - this is going to happen fast, and everyone needs to be prepared. This book is a great place to get into what’s happening now and what’s happening next.”
- JOE BAGULEY (Chief Technology Officer, VMWare)
Talks and Conferences
The Future of Work
IOT & The 4th Industrial Revolution
Believe You Can Do It
RISING STAR IN STEM
UAE Chapter Lead
Tannya is the UAE Chapter Lead of Women in Tech, an organization with a mission to empower 5 million women and girls by 2030, meeting 5 of the UN SDGs.The aim is to educate, equip and empower women and girls with the necessary skills to succeed in STEM career fields.
Book Tannya to talk about:
Future of Work
Tannya is an insightful and passionate thought leader, who has delivered engaging talks at a number of events I have organised. Her knowledge and passion on the topics of technology and diversity in tech, clearly shines through, giving attendees an exciting glimpse into what the ‘not to distance’ future holds.
She is a phenomenal motivator, and an authentic role model for women in tech.