Ouafa Benterki

AI / Data Science / Natural Language processing

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• Ouafa Benterki is the CEO & Founder of MTY Intelligent Software first Women Led Technology Startup in Algeria . Specializes in AI & NLP Since 2015.

Ouafa graduated in computer science from the university of science and technology Houari Boumedience, she worked as IT Professional in many public and International firms and organizations, moving from System engineer, to IT manager . then IT Analyst developer in Halliburton, then IT Manager in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

After a career of 10 years, she decided to pursue her studies

• She obtained a Master in Translation Technology, AI dedicated to language processing, in 2011.and considered as pioneer in Machine-Translation in Algeria Since then. • Named Techwoman emerging leader in technology in 2012 by the Techwomen Program , organized by the US department of State for Women leaders in technology in Silicon valley. • Selected by the African Union as Algeria delegate in Tokyo international Conference for Africa development in Kenya , and member of the African Women Experts committe.2016. • Winner of VIATIC 2 contest for innovative research based Algerian Startups . Program held Washington DC and Atlanta, Organized by the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education in Collaboration with US – CLDP . December 2016. In Washington DC and Georgia Tech Atlanta. • Invited by the US department of state among the top startup innovators as Algeria delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit -Hyderabad India -2017. • Named by Stanford University WIDS - Ambassador to Algeria of Women in Data Science . 2017/2018 • Chair of the Arab Women in Computing Algerian Chapter . July 2018 • Chair of the Techwomen-TechGirls Alumni Chapter in Algeria .2019.

• Named as Microsoft Regional Director in May 2019 being the first Algerian IT Professional to be named among the Top 100 IT professionals around the world considered as trust worthy and highly skilled IT professionals. • President of the Machine Translation Association - Algeria. Since 2015

  • Public Speaker : Microsoft Ignite, Orlando Florida 2018, Smart city Summit in Algiers 2018 , International Conference on Children in Conflict Zones – Istanbul Turkey, Cherie Blair Program -England 2017 , Member of MIT Regional Accelerated program in Algiers 2018. International language conference in Dubai UAE 2016, Arab Women in Computing conference : Algiers Algeria 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2013 – UAE

Hobbies : Ouafa is a fun of history books, natural languages, photography and sport.