Who we are
OKRA began with our founder and CEO Dr Loubna Bouarfa, who has spent the last 15 years researching the field of AI and implementing it across healthcare. In 2007 Loubna applied her research to the operating table, predicting surgical error in real time - alerting surgeons to potential errors in order to prevent them. This paper has become the most cited study of its kind in the field of machine learning for surgical workflows, and paved the way for her to make the move from research to entrepreneurship.
Loubna founded OKRA Technologies in 2015 with the vision of moving the healthcare industry towards a future of personalised medicine powered by explainable AI. Her goal has always been to ensure that AI makes us more intelligent as humans and empowers us to make better decisions. Loubna has been instrumental in building the OKRA Explainability Engine which empowers users by providing explanations behind the outputs of AI systems.