Jane Zavalishina

Jane Zavalishina is the President and Co-founder of Mechanica AI and a faculty member of Singularity University NL.

Throughout her career, Jane has always focused on applying innovative technologies to create new and transform traditional businesses. She joined Yandex in 2000 as its Chief Product Officer, later to take the position of CEO of Yandex.Money, an e-commerce payment service. Since 2014, she took the leadership of Yandex Data Factory, a new business unit focused on enterprise machine learning solutions. In 2018 she co-founded Mechanica AI, a provider of AI-based solutions for the industrial sector.

Jane is a frequent speaker at various events in Europe, Middle East and Asia, and a mentor in Rockstart AI Accelerator. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils.

In 2016, Jane was named in Silicon Republic’s Top 40 Women in Tech as an Inspiring Leader. She is recognized by Inspiring Fifty as one of the top fifty most inspirational women in the technology sector in the Netherlands in 2016 and 2017.