Chiin-Rui Tan

Chiin-Rui Tan
London, UK
Rho Zeta AI
Job title:
Founder & CEO
Company website:

Chiin is an award-winning technologist from London, UK with 14 years’ experience pioneering computational data innovation, skunk works, and building teams, delivering multi-million pound value across industry, government, and open-source sectors. An Economics graduate from Cambridge University, Chiin taught herself to code later in her twenties, going on to become the first Head of Data Science appointed to the UK Gov's Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where she built the department's first AI and developed new open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools as per her Cyber & National Security remit.

Now the founder of Rho Zeta AI, an EdTech startup with mission to democratise modern tech literacy to youth, Chiin and her team innovate and deliver unique Scientific Computing, Data Science & AI education products, which have been achieving valuable outcomes for both students and teachers at some top London schools.

An open-source community leader, Chiin founded the AI Club for Gender Minorities, a ~900 member London meetup, where she also regularly mentors individuals without formal STEM experience into their first tech job. An original founding member of the R-Ladies Global open-source community, she is a past Linux Foundation grant recipient who co-led the establishment of this network of R user groups worldwide.