One of Australia's foremost tech leaders, Jamila Gordon is CEO and founder of Lumachain.

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Jamila Gordon was born in a tiny village in the hinterland of Somalia, where drought and hunger were ever-present threats. Civil war brought her to Australia, where she learned English and fell in love with technology. She went on to become a global executive with IBM and group chief information officer of Qantas Airways and CIMIC, before deciding to launch Lumachain, a technology platform that uses artificial intelligence to connect the broken links in global food supply chains, while also helping keep workers safe.

Gordon was Microsoft's global Awardee in the 2018 International Women's Entrepreneurship Challenge (IWEC), the first Australian to receive this honour, and Microsoft's global CEO Satya Nadella featured Lumachain in his 2019 keynote address in Sydney Australia. She sits on the board of Questacon, Australia's national science and technology center.

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