Ruth Marshall’s background is in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. She has spent the majority of her career in the Australian and US start-up community in product development, founder and executive roles. In the past decade or more Ruth has been increasingly involved in developing frameworks and solutions for the ethical use of data in AI, with a focus on data privacy.

Ruth is currently a Director at Hocone limited where she collaborates with Australian researchers on the application of ethical and privacy-preserving frameworks in data analytics and AI projects. She was previously Director of R&D and Data Integrity at Australian Education Technology company Practera where she works with universities and research organisations to innovate new ways of delivering high quality work integrated learning and lifelong learning skills development at scale. She has been particularly focussed in the past ten years on Privacy Enhancing Technologies and the ethical use of data. At Pactera she established a three-year government funded multi-disciplinary cooperative research project to develop a privacy preserving framework for AI and data analytics in the education sector.

Prior to her current role she spent five years as a commercialisation specialist with CSIRO/Data61, where she worked with multiple AI and technology research teams including Privacy Enhancing Technology projects using differential privacy and multi-party computation