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Tan Le

Emotiv Lifesciences, Founder & CEO

Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after speaker. She is founder and CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences, a bioinformatics company that advances understanding of the human brain and identifies biomarkers for mental and other neurological conditions using electroencephalography (EEG). She is pursuing the dream of performing inexpensive and widespread brain function screening to catch early signs of autism, epilepsy, learning disabilities, ADHD, and other conditions. In 2003, Tan cofounded Emotiv, a neuroengineering company that has developed a breakthrough interface technology for digital media taking inputs directly from the brain, transforming human interaction with computers.  Emotiv has a footprint in over ninety countries and is recognized as a pioneering world leader in the field.

Tan has received many awards and appeared in innumerable ‘Who’s Who in Australia’ lists; she was named among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes‘ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. In 2009, she was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009, and in 2011, she was recognized with the AutoVision Innovations Award and honored as a Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Tan’s remarkable story has been featured in the National Museum of Australia. Tan has been a Goodwill Ambassador for Australia in Asia, an Ambassador for Aboriginal Reconciliation, a Patron of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program and an Ambassador for the Status of Women.


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  5. Gabrielle Finkelstein says:

    Hi Tan, my name is Gabrielle, and I am an 8th grade student at the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, USA.

    I loved your speech at TEDxWomen 2011, and I would love to have permission to recite your speech for my public speaking competition. I was so moved by your story, and I would like my fellow class mates to hear about it.

    Please let me know if you would be able to share your speech with me and allow me to tell your story.

    I look forward to hearing from you.