Riya is a 16 year-old student from Toronto, Ontario. She is an entrepreneur and CEO of SmartCane, and is extremely passionate about harnessing technology to better people’s lives. Riya is an Innovator at The Knowledge Society, an avid ML developer & is recognized as one of the Top 20 Teen Entrepreneurs Worldwide. Throughout her journey, companies like Google, Deloitte, Microsoft, the DMZ and TD have been supporting her. She has been speaking at conferences worldwide, including WE Day, the MoveTheDial Summit, & PharmaBlockchain. Riya is also an enormous advocate for women and girls in STEM & Innovation, and speaks to many to inspire them to pursue their interests and develop innovations in the space.