Asia 21 Young Leaders

Class of 2019

Stephanie Sy


would like to congratulate

Stephanie Sy
 for being a part of the Asia 21 Young Leader, Class of 2019!

Thinking Machines

“Great leaders are able to pull the best out of people and cultivate greatness in the service of a vision.”

Stephanie Sy is a technology entrepreneur and Founder of Thinking Machines, a technology firm that helps organizations make better decisions by building artificial intelligence tools and data platforms. Working with various sectors, including the civic sector, government and academic institutions, the company has grown to become Manila’s best data science firm and a regional contender with core offices in Manila and Singapore. Prior to founding Thinking Machines, she worked at a startup until its $350 million exit via Google acquisition. Post-acquisition, she worked at Google. Sy received her bachelor’s degree in management science & engineering from Stanford University.

Asia Society is delighted to announce the 2019 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders Program, an unparalleled network of accomplished young professionals from across the Asia-Pacific region, representing the new generation of leaders in government, business, arts, media, and the nonprofit sector.

The new class adds to a dynamic pool of nearly 1,000 influential professionals under the age of 40 (at the time of selection) from over 40 nations who are engaged in thought leadership, dialogue, friendship, and meaningful collaborations for positive impact on both local and global levels.


Congratulations to all Asia 21 Young Leaders Class of 2019!


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