As executive vice president of Engineering at OJO Labs, Qingqing Ouyang is the driving force behind the company’s industry-first technology. Ouyang began her career in technology 20 years ago as a software engineer and quickly rose through the ranks and began leading engineering teams for well-known companies like Oracle and Dell. Since joining OJO Labs in 2018, she has spearheaded the ongoing development and scaling of the company’s personalized experience for home buying and selling. Ouyang has grown the once small data science and engineering teams to more than 150 skilled professionals across North America, South America and India while simultaneously increasing the scope and complexity of her remit. At OJO Labs, she has led several critical engineering initiatives, including the development of the industry’s largest image recognition software and the refinement of the company’s proprietary AI technology, human-in-the-loop training, and state-of-the-art personalization engine to facilitate decision-making. She works personally with each individual on her team to identify areas of improvement and develop plans to practice skills, serving as a sounding board for any and all ideas. Outside of her career, through the Code2College initiative, she serves as a mentor to a diverse group of high school students in hopes of creating a more inclusive and diverse engineering community in the future.