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Foteini Agrafioti among tech leaders in Canada’s top 40 under 40


Caldwell partners and MNP have released its list of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, highlighting Canada's up-and-coming leaders. Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a dynamic awards program that identifies outstanding young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. And every one of them is under the age of forty. The top 40 under 40 list includes TUC alumna Foteini Agrafioti, together with CEOs, CFOs, executives, and entrepreneurs, Canada's top technological and medical minds and a multiple Olympic gold medallist. Dr. Foteinin Agrafioti is the Chief Science Officer and Head of RBC Research, RBC. The recipients, were selected from more than 900 nominations nationwide by the top 40 Advisory Board, composed of respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, leaders in their industries, professions, and communities.


Foteini Agrafioti is an alumna of  the ECE School of the Techncial University of Crete. She left Greece to pursue a PhD at the University of Toronto’s Biosecurity Lab. She named “Inventor of the Year” in 2012 by the University - for her biometric technology, HeartID, which is capable of authenticating user identity based on an electrocardiogram. Foteini is the co-founder and co-inventor of Nymi, the first wearable device to authenticate users with this technology. She was the Chief Innovation Officer at Architech, and founder of Architech Labs, where she was performing research on human behaviour technologies. Foteini has published widely in the area of biometric security and telemedicine, exploring edgy terrain such as the impact of emotions on EKG signals and otoacoustic emissions as a form of personal identification. She is currently the CSO & Head of RBC Research.


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