Tan Le is founder and CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences, a bioinformatics company, advancing the understanding of the human brain and early identification of biomarkers for mental and other neurological conditions through electroencephalography (EEG). She is a technology innovator, entrepreneur, business executive, and sought-after speaker.
In 2003, Le co-founded Emotiv, and developed a breakthrough interface technology for digital media taking inputs directly from the brain. Applications for the Emotiv technology and interface span an amazing variety of potential industries, including gaming, interactive television, everyday computer interactions, hands-free control systems, smart adaptive environments, art, accessibility design, market research, psychology, medicine, robotics, automotive, transport safety, defense, and security. Today, Emotiv's award-winning technology is a recognized world leader and pioneer in the field of brain computer interface, with developers and researchers in more than 100 countries.
Prior to co-founding Emotiv, Le co-founded and ran SASme International, a pioneer in providing short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) platforms to telecommunication carriers and content aggregators, with branches in Asia and Europe. Le was part of negotiating a successful merger for SASme in 2003.
Le was recently named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013, and has been a recipient of numerous awards, including the Advance Global Australian Award for ICT in 2012, as well as the AutoVision Innovations Award and Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. She has been featured in the Who's Who in Australia list since 1999, and has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009. Le made Fast Company's list of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and Forbes' 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. Named Young Australian of the Year in 1998, her story was featured in the National Museum of Australia. Le has also been an ambassador for the status of women since 2001.