Meet Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Gold Tier Sponsors, Treefrog Consulting Ltd. and CariGenetics.
We are proud to be supported by two Bermuda-based companies!

Panel discussion: Gene-rational Knowledge is Power

Dr. Carika Weldon, PhD, MRSB, FIBMS, is a pioneering Bermudian biochemist and the first black female founder of a genomics company. She earned her Bachelor’s and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Leicester. In 2015, she became the youngest full-time lecturer in Biomedical and Medical Sciences at De Montfort University. Dr. Weldon founded the Bermuda Principles Foundation in 2016 to enhance education and science tourism in Bermuda. She later joined the Oxford Genomics Centre as a research scientist and, in 2020, returned to Bermuda to expand COVID-19 testing capacity. Appointed Science Advisor to the Premier and Laboratory Director, she created the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Weldon received a Queen’s Certificate & Badge of Honour in November 2020. Currently, she teaches Molecular Medicine at Bermuda College and works with CariGenetics, focusing on fostering research culture for Bermuda’s future.

At CariGenetics, we are honoured to sponsor The LinkUp virtual conference, dedicated to empowering young female scientists in STEM. This conference provides a vital platform for aspiring female scientists to network, grow, and thrive in their respective fields. Supporting this initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering the next generation of women in science. We are excited to contribute to creating an environment where young women can inspire and be inspired, paving the way for future innovations and advancements.

CariGenetics is a pioneering genetics company focused on understanding and representing the unique DNA of Caribbean ancestry. Founded by a black female entrepreneur, it’s the world’s first genetic research company dedicated to this underrepresented population. The company aims to build a diverse genetic database of Caribbean people to facilitate more personalized and effective medical treatments. CariGenetics operates on four main pillars: sustainable healthcare, data autonomy and security, empowering individuals to own and potentially profit from their genetic data, and conducting research by and for the Caribbean community. They also offer at-home genetic testing products, including paternity tests

Panel discussion: AI Questions Your Future Employer Wants Answers To

Dmitry has over 30 years of software development experience, with 25 of them in the (re)insurance industry. He is the President of Treefrog Consulting Ltd, a company that specializes in workflow automation, custom risk management software solutions and underwriting platforms for global insurance, reinsurance, and ILS companies. He also is the CTO and Co-Founder of Swiftly Holdings, a company that builds innovative insurance-focused tech solutions, such as conversational AI and infrastructure as a service for MGAs.

Treefrog is proud to have supported Kameron and two other Bermuda students in their STEM-focused studies a few years ago. Today, Kameron is giving back by organizing a free virtual conference aimed at empowering girls and women to excel in STEM fields.

I am looking forward to sharing my experiences of deploying AI to solve real customer problems with conference attendees and helping them understand the challenges and opportunities their potential employers are facing with adoption of these technologies. My hope is that this knowledge will help participants land better jobs with companies seeking AI-savvy individuals.

Treefrog Consulting Ltd., based in Bermuda, is a technology consulting firm specializing in software solutions and IT services for the insurance and reinsurance industries. Established in 2013 and led by President Dmitry Mnushkin, the company offers a range of services including AI integration, risk management tools, custom software development, regulatory compliance assistance, and performance optimization. Known for its collaborative approach, Treefrog Consulting works closely with clients to develop tailored solutions that meet their specific business needs, helping them navigate regulatory changes and leverage advanced technologies to stay competitive.

Sponsored Collaboration Opportunities

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