2018 Forum programme

Dr. Jeannice Fairrer Samani
Dr. Jeannice Fairrer Samani

Managing Director
Fairrer Samani Group, LLC


Dr. Jeannice Fairrer Samani is a distinguished executive leader in technology and business intelligence. She has had a 20-year technical career in Silicon Valley. As CEO of Fairrer Samani Group, LLC, think tank global business intelligence firm, founder of Fifth Wave a STEM Education Initiative, Partner of Nextogen.com, data analytics firm, and global keynote speaker.

Previously, lead cross-functional teams, managed and strategized inclusion initiatives to drive change for women in technology. She has led teams that transform businesses, accelerate startups, lectured at Carnegie Mellon University and Santa Clara University in the Schoolof Engineering, and contributor to Cisco Systems cross-functional engineering information technology. Dr. Samani featured in ForbesAfrica, San Jose Mercury News, Essence Magazine, and university publications noted for her global impact work with technology and business.

Fairrer Samani has received both professional and academic awards Humanitarian Engineering from the Order of theEngineer, Professional Business Women, American Broadcasting. Fairrer Samani holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbus, a Master’s in city/regional planning - civil engineering focus from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Golden Gate University, a BA in Political Economics from UC Berkeley, and Management Development Entrepreneurship from UCLA. Fairrer Samani engaged in post-doctorate work at Stanford.