Daniela Braga is the founder and CEO of DefinedCrowd, one of the fastest growing startups in the AI space. With eighteen years working in Speech Technology both in academia and industry in Portugal, Spain, China, and the US, Braga has deep expertise in Speech Science and is one the world leaders of Crowdsourcing adoption in large enterprises. Braga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese Language and Literature from the Universidade do Porto, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the Universidade do Minho and a PhD in Speech Technology from the University of A Coruna. She previously worked at VoiceBox Technologies and Microsoft and was a guest lecturer at the University of Washington. In 2021 Braga was appointed member to US President Biden’s National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Northwest 2020 Award and the João Vasconcelos 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.