Priya Lakhani OBE - Century Tech
Priya Lakhani OBE is the Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, the artificially intelligent learning platform for teachers and students. CENTURY, which launched in October 2015 and has been available globally from September 2016, uses AI technology to provide a personalised learning journey to students and offers real-time insights and analytics to educators.
Priya began her career as a barrister, specialising in libel, privacy and reporting restrictions for the press, including representing a newspaper in the House of Lords at the age of 25. In 2008, Priya successfully launched a FMCG business with products in nationwide supermarket chains and independent retailers. Passionate about CSR and incorporating a ONE=ONE model, the company's charitable arm provided millions of meals and 35,000 vaccinations to the underprivileged.
Priya has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills' Entrepreneurs' Forum and an advisory board member to several educational organisations, including a founding entrepreneur of Gazelle Group Colleges. Priya authored a children's book, Zarin's Perfect World, which was published in 2014. She was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chancellor in 2009 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014. More recently, Priya has established herself as a thought leader in the area of education and has keynoted at the Association of Colleges, BETT global education conference and the Corsham Institute at St George's House.