Barbara Heikkinen joins Silo AI Palo Alto to develop smart health

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our team in Palo Alto with Barbara Heikkinen joining us! Barbara is an accomplished business and technology leader who’ll take the lead in expanding our business in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the US. Barbara has strong expertise in creating innovative products and technologies with a background ranging from smartphones and wearables to digital health, virtual reality, and fintech.

Prior to joining Silo AI Barbara worked at BBVA bringing their cloud-based banking-as-a-service platform to the US market as well as at Nokia driving their transformation of an R&D unit to a growth business of Nokia Technologies, and leading their product and program management for the next-generation of mobile devices and services.

At Silo AI, Barbara’s focus will be on smart health encompassing the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

– Big Tech companies have invested enormously in deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing, riding on the wave of breakthroughs in compute, cloud storage, and availability of data. That coupled with wide access to developer-friendly machine learning frameworks and tools has caused the AI industry to boom and provide opportunities for companies of all sizes to apply AI in their every-day business. Silo AI helps clients to bring the latest in machine learning to their systems and workflows while keeping the humans in the center, and now is a really exciting time to join Silo AI, says Barbara.

– The need for accessible, world-class AI talent is rapidly increasing also in the US. Through our work in privacy-first NLP and computer vision projects, we’ve seen vast potential and interest in healthcare and life sciences. Our vision for developing human-centric AI is particularly needed in healthcare as companies in that space adopt explainable and privacy-first AI to their core business, says Teppo Kuisma, VP Business Development.

Barbara will be based in Palo Alto, supporting Silo AI’s path in giving companies access to top-notch AI talent in an easy and accessible way.

Welcome to Silo AI, Barbara!

Are you in the Bay Area and interested in discussing how your business can scale your machine learning capabilities with Silo AI? Get in touch with Barbara via email at or via LinkedIn.

Pauliina Alanen
Former Head of Brand
Silo AI
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Pauliina Alanen

Former Head of Brand

Silo AI

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