Elaine Zhou is a Chief Technology Officer at Change.org, where she leads a global engineering team to drive Change.org to the forefront of Responsible AI, to elevate the platform capability to reach a larger community, and engage repeat users who can lead change for their causes.
Prior to Change.org, Elaine was the CTO at Vidado.ai, an AI startup, dedicated to using Artificial Intelligence to help organizations unlock critical insight trapped in handwritten documents to drive their operations. Previously, Elaine was the SVP of Development overseeing engineering and product development at Clean Power Finance, a solar leasing and financing startup.
Later in her career, she drove building a Facebook-like social network for the LGBTQ+ community. Intrigued by the power of AI, Elaine later tackled the monumental task of getting AI to interpret the diversity of human handwriting in all of its many forms.