AFUA BRUCE is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. She has worked in and across the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors. She has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, New America, the White House, the FBI, and IBM.
Afua is the founder of the ANB Advisory Group LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in supporting organizations that develop, implement, or fund responsible data and technology. With her strong background in software engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence combined with experience developing and deploying technology in and with communities, Afua incorporates an equity-based data organization and analysis framework into all of her engagements. Afua believes how an organization gets work done is equally important as the work it does.
Afua is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a frequent speaker on community-centered inclusive innovation. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Her newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Technologists, and Philanthropists can Build an Equitable World, describes how technology can advance equity.