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  • Ph.D. Information Systems

  • TedX Speaker

  • Top Women in Technology Dallas Business Journal Award Recipient 2021

  • International Keynote Speaker

  • DEI Leader

  • Responsible Entrepreneur

  • Ethical Tech Strategist

  • Disabled Creative

  • Ph.D. Academic Researcher

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  • Dr. Angel Durr obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of North Texas in 2018 at the age of 31 years old. Angel is a mother of one and the owner of DataReady DFW, a nonprofit organization focused on using strategic data, AI, and RPA tech to serve the needs of marginalized populations. Angel currently serves as a Lecturer in the University of Nevada Analytics Online MBA Program. Dr. Durr is a disabled first-generation college student and an Afro-Latina. No stranger to hard work, she has raised most of her siblings while earning her advanced education due to her mother's frequent incarcerations and subsequent murder.

Please provide a summary of your work history, qualifications, and background:

  • A transformational & creative solution-driven openly disabled leader with a stellar record of supporting mission-critical technology solutions, knowledge management & operational improvement. Skilled in integrating innovative learning solutions, streamlining content & motivating team members while managing multiple stakeholder expectations. Committed to driving continuous improvements in processes, learning, & technology. Openly Autistic transformative leader & Ph.D. dedicated to creative information strategy, innovation, & organizational knowledge management

Why would a prospective client want you to be their keynote speaker or to support their speaking event? What are some compelling aspects of your background/career/experience that we should know about?

  • My mother was murdered in April 2021. I am Autistic. I started my own business in 2019 which was the first remote non-profit of its kind in existence. First-gen college student turned Ph.D. Overcame tremendous adversity to accomplish current status. Professor

What are your primary topics/areas of expertise?

  • Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Analytics, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Tech Strategy, Consulting, Inclusive Leadership, AI, ML, Information Strategy, Business Strategy, Data-Driven Leadership, Policy Analytics, Mission-Driven Leadership, Design Thinking, Data Science, Data Strategy, Data Literacy, Ethical AI, AI Policy, Tech Innovation, Automation Strategy, BI Strategy, Digital Transformation, Cloud Tech, Process Improvement, Change Management, Knowledge Management, Disability, and Autism/Neurodiversity focused content. (all these topics can be combined as well)


What are some positions you have held in your career that you would like prospective clients to know about?

  • Founder - DataReady DFW

  • Senior Manager - Innovation and Analytic Services Smartbridge Consulting

  • Lecturer - University of Nevada Reno, Online Analytics MBA Program

  • Adjunct - SMU, Analytics MBA Program

  • Senior Consultant - AI and Automation, InfoSys

  • Senior BI Analyst for Hoya Optical

  • FDA, CDC, Biden White House Administration Data Strategy Task Force Member

  • UPS

  • Hallmark

  • AT&T Small Business

  • T-Mobile

  • City of Dallas

  • American Bureau of Shipping


What are some speaking events you’ve supported recently?

  • Data Science Salon Austin, Feb

  • Black in Data Week, Feb

  • Annual Women in Tech Sweden Conference, Keynote Speaker, March

  • SAP Autism Inclusion Week, April


Do you have any articles or publications? Have you been featured in any? If so, what were they?

Please list any other information you would find helpful:

  • Mother of 1, Navy brat

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