Since the beginning of her career, Danielle has worked both in and with early-stage start-ups focusing on deep science and technology from Pre-Seed to Series A. She has experience building and leading global and technical teams from the ground up, focusing on business problem ideation to leveraging AI across digital media, health, energy, operations, and financial services to create value.
Today, she leads the Applied AI Lab, an Artificial Intelligence Talent and Experimentation Accelerator developed and operated by AltaML with organizations in both the private and public sectors. The lab’s mandate is to accelerate AI skill development while driving AI adoption across businesses. Danielle also leads the Calgary chapter for Women in AI Canada, a global nonprofit that focuses on closing the gender gap in the field by educating the next generation of female leaders in AI
Previously, Danielle worked at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) as a Venture Manager and Head of Site Recruitment, sourcing and managing a portfolio of companies across energy, agriculture, fintech, and health, leading to over $250M in equity value creation.
Gifford leverages a decade of progressive business and leadership experience in tech and entrepreneurship and holds a dual degree in Psychology and Business, an MBA, and executive certificates from MIT.
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