Dr. Uma Gupta – Motivational Speaker & Technical Consultant

Dr. Uma Gupta is a  keynote and motivational speaker and technical consultant.  Her motivational talks and workshops fascinate and inspire audiences around the world. She applies the latest findings from neuroscience and brain research to personal and professional issues we all face such as productivity, happiness, balance, and meaning and shares a few simple practical steps we all can take to change the destiny and direction of our lives.

As an immigrant from India to the United States, Uma Gupta weaves the ancient wisdom of the East with the drive and focus of the West. Across the board she receives rave reviews from audiences who say that her presentations were profound and life-changing, often inspiring them to take meaningful action that had a positive impact on their personal and professional lives.

Her broad expertise includes diversity, talent management, women’s issues, work-life balance, leadership development, social isolation and loneliness, technology and society, and STEM. She also delivers a number of talks on the link between happiness and individual and organizational productivity and creativity.


Uma Gupta is an entrepreneur, consultant and Professor of Business at the State University of New York at Buffalo State College, New York and specializes in technology, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is the Founder and Executive Director of STEM-SMART, (stem-smart.org) a non-profit organization that promotes science and technology careers in the U.S.

​Uma Gupta was selected as the Top Ten Influential Women in Technology in Houston, Texas. She was nominated for this prestigious award for a second time in 2012 in Rochester, New York. She has won numerous other awards for community engagement and exemplary leadership contributions. In 2012, Uma Gupta was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Award by the United States government to conduct research and teach at the University of Malta.

Uma has been quoted in Forbes.com, Reuters, and NPR. She has published three major textbooks on technology management, edited a book on Artificial Intelligence, and published more than sixty five research papers.

She holds a PhD in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Central Florida, and a graduate degree in mathematics from Stella Maris College, India.

Speaking Expertise

Uma Gupta has delivered keynotes and workshops on a number of topics, a few of which are listed below:

  1. Diversity
  2. Talent Management
  3. Women’s personal and professional issues
  4. Work-life balance
  5. Personal Success and Happiness
  6. Leadership Development
  7. Neuroscience: how to leverage our brain for our success and happiness
  8. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
  9. Technology Transformation

Please contact her to discuss other topics that may not be listed here.


I think your presentation was amazing! I am walking away with a fresh perspective both professionally and personally. I feel like I have a lot of thinking to do. Thank you! I would love to attend one of your longer presentations!


Please contact Uma with any questions.

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