The Future of Leadership & Technology is about People!

Alka Roy is a Bay Area innovator, technologist, and leadership expert who is on a quest to shake up the future of leadership and technology. She is an author, keynote speaker, lecturer, and advisor who is passionate about helping leaders lead with trust to make awesome people-centered organizations, products, and tech. 

Alka is also a product and technology leader who has built and launched over 100+ Wireless, Cloud & Conversational AI products working with startups and Fortune 500 companies. She is the founder of RI Labs and The Responsible Innovation Project where she runs a Future of Leadership Program & HUB with global leaders, researchers, and founders to build a framework and lens for navigating emerging tech and innovation responsibly and with delight. Her framework has been covered by Forbes and her online courses on Ethics in AI & Data Science and 5G & AI for the Linux Foundation have been accessed globally in over 83 countries/regions. She has lectured at the University of Berkeley on  Responsible Innovation for Entrepreneurs, Tech Makers & Business Leaders, holds patents for policy and security frameworks, and has served on advisory boards for startups, industry groups, nonprofits, and human rights organizations. 

In addition to Computer Science & Electrical Engineering degrees, Alka also holds an MFA in creative writing & literature and dabbles in poetry and dance. She is on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI & Ethics List and a recipient of the Rising Star, National Women of Color in Technology Outstanding Contribution Award. Two questions preoccupy her: How are we designing our future? And how is that design, designing us?

Described as, “a dynamic and vibrant speaker“, Alka brings “unique, insightful and engaging perspectives“, to roundtables, think tanks, interviews, podcasts, and webinars on the future of leadership and technology, Tech culture, women in technology, emerging technologies, wireless evolution, Conversational AI, and Responsible Innovation.

To speak at your event or conference please contact her here.



Tech, AI, Business, Academic, Civic & Policy Forums

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Sample Talks

The Responsible Innovation Framework: Case Studies of Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Analytics Technologies for Industry Platforms, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2021

Children & Media: Why The Stories We Tell and How We Tell Them Matters? Mountain View Center of the Performing Arts

Why Ethics Doesn’t Mean Anything to Tech, AI Governance International

Guest Lecture, Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

Towards Responsible AI In Surveillance, Media, And Security Through Licensing, AAAI 2020 Spring Symposium Series

Raising the Bar on AI in Customer Service

Human & Machine: Deception by Design? Center for Human-Compatible AI, UC Berkeley

Keynote Address, FEMTech Summit

Why Does Trust Matter with AI and How Can We Get There? , Women in Big Data Silicon Valley

Finding Your Voice, AT&T

Diversity Equity & Inclusion & Gaming, In Conversation with Trinidad Hermida, Head of D&I at Niantic, Berkeley’s Newton Lecture Series

Responsible AI? A multi-disciplinary Academic/Industry Roundtable

5G & AI: Path to Innovation, Global 5G Evolution

Smart Transportation

Technology & Bias