Ellis Odynn champions the title of Canada’s first Chief AI Officer. She was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Digital Finance Institute (DFI). In this capacity, she heads the DFI’s Artificial Intelligence division and research team. Her responsibilities span many of institute’s key initiatives — from building partnerships, conducting outreach and managing international affairs.
Ellis has fully immersed herself in the tech world. Ellis is also the Head of the Toronto Financial Intelligence Unit at Einstein Exchange and is responsible for AML investigations. She has become an expert in blockchain tracing and uses her skills to investigate criminals on the blockchain.
When she isn’t uniting the AI industry, Ellis dedicates her time to running a charitable organization that brings education, security and inclusion to refugee girls in Africa and the Middle East.