Meet the Inspired minds shaping the future of AI

 

MEET THE INSPIRED SPEAKERS

 

CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder and Founder
TomTom and Codam
CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder and Founder
TomTom and Codam

Corinne Vigreux is co-founder of TomTom, a location technology specialist on a mission to create the most innovative technologies to help shape tomorrow’s mobility and create a safe, connected, autonomous world free of congestion and emissions.

 

Voted one of the top 50 most inspirational women in European tech, Corinne champions women in the workforce and advocates passionately for improved social mobility through education. In 2018, she launched CODAM, a tuition-free, nonprofit coding college in Amsterdam, because she believes coding is the engine for innovation that is driving the world forward faster than ever before. CODAM’s learning system is designed to unleash talent and open doors to new opportunities, and its mission is to help a new generation shape the future. Corinne is passionate about education, maximizing young people’s potential and social mobility.

 

Additionally, Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD, a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and an advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officer in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau in 2016.

CELESTE KIDD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
CELESTE KIDD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Celeste Kidd is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where her lab investigates learning and belief formation.

The Kidd Lab is one of few in the world that combine technologically sophisticated behavioral experiments with computational models in order to broadly understand knowledge acquisition. Her lab employs a range of methods, including eye-tracking and touchscreen testing with human infants, in order to show how learners sample information from their environment and build knowledge gradually over time.

Her work has been published in PNAS,Neuron, Psychological Science, Developmental Science, and elsewhere. Her lab has received funding from NSF, DARPA, Google, the Jacobs Foundation, the Human Frontiers Science Program, and the Templeton Foundation.

She is a recipient of the American Psychological Science Rising Star designation, the Glushko Dissertation Prize in Cognitive Science, and the Cognitive Science Society Computational Modeling Prize in Perception/Action. Kidd was also named as one of TIME Magazines 2017 Persons of the Year as one of the “Silence Breakers” for her advocacy for better protections for students against sexual misconduct.

KAY FIRTH BUTTERFIELD
Head of AI & Machine Learning
World Economic Forum
KAY FIRTH BUTTERFIELD
Head of AI & Machine Learning
World Economic Forum
TIMNIT GEBRU
Research Scientist & CoLead Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Google
TIMNIT GEBRU
Research Scientist & CoLead Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Google

Timnit is currently a research scientist at Google in the ethical AI team. Prior to that Timnit did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying any data mining project (see this New York Times article for an example of my work).

She received her PhD from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, studying computer vision under Fei-Fei Li. Timnit’s thesis pertains to data mining large scale publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and working on computer vision problems that arise as a result. The EconomistThe New York Times and others have covered part of this work. Some of the computer vision areas Timnit is interested in include fine-grained image recognition, scalable annotation of images, and domain adaptation.

Prior to joining Fei-Fei’s lab she worked at Apple designing circuits and signal processing algorithms for various Apple products including the first iPad. Timnit also spent an obligatory year as an entrepreneur (as all Stanford undergrads seem to do). Her research was supported by the NSF foundation GRFP fellowship and the Stanford DARE fellowship

ANJA KASPERSEN
Former Head of Geopolitics and International Security
World Economic Forum
ANJA KASPERSEN
Former Head of Geopolitics and International Security
World Economic Forum

Anya Kaspersen is a strategy professional, geopolitics and international security expert and practitioner. Her former positions include a career with the Norwegian Government and the UN (peacekeeping), research and academia, serving in different capacities in the private sector and for various multilateral organizations in the field and at headquarters. She joined the the World Economic Forum in 2014, spearheading the Forum’s work on geopolitics and international security and how to catalyse responses to global, regional and industry challenges.

She has published widely on geopolitics, international security affairs and global governance issues. Regular commentator and lecturer. Visiting Scholar, Law of Armed Conflict, Harvard University.

Bachelor’s in Strategic Studies, International Law, South East Asia, International Business and Anthropology, University of Oslo/University of Indonesia and London School of Economics; MSc in International Politics, International Security and International Law, University of Copenhagen (China) and London School of Economics and Political Science.

WENDELL WALLACH
Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Yale University
WENDELL WALLACH
Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Yale University
JOHN C. HAVENS
Executive Director
The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
JOHN C. HAVENS
Executive Director
The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS. Currently there are fifteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series.

He is also Executive Director for The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI) that was created to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity. CXI is a program founded by The IEEE Standards Association and MIT whose members include representatives from the EU Parliament, the UK House of Lords, and dozens of global policy, academic, and business leaders.

Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

ROYA MAHBOOB
CEO
Digital Citizen Fund
ROYA MAHBOOB
CEO
Digital Citizen Fund
PROFESSOR FRANCESCA ROSSI
AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science
IBM Research & University of Padova
PROFESSOR FRANCESCA ROSSI
AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science
IBM Research & University of Padova

Francesca Rossi is a professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy. Currently she is on sabbatical at Harvard with a Radcliffe fellowship.

Her research interests include constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and artificial intelligence.

She has been president of the international association for constraint programming (ACP) and she is now the president of IJCAI. She has been program chair of CP 2003 and of IJCAI 2013.

She is in the editorial board of ConstraintsArtificial IntelligenceAMAI, and KAIS. She will be Editor in Chief of JAIR starting January 2015.

She has published over 160 articles in international journals, in proceedings of international conferences or workshops, and as book chapters. She has co-authored a book. She has edited 16 volumes, between conference proceedings, collections of contributions, and special issue of international journals. She has co-edited the Handbook of Constraint Programming (Elsevier, 2006).  Her h-index is 27. Her most cited papers have more than 560 citations. She has more than 100 co-authors.

CHANDRA KHATRI
Lead Research Scientist
Uber AI, Uber
CHANDRA KHATRI
Lead Research Scientist
Uber AI, Uber

Chandra Khatri is a Senior AI Scientist at Uber AI driving Conversational AI efforts at Uber. Prior to Uber, he was the Lead AI Scientist at Alexa and was driving the Science for the Alexa Prize Competition, which is a $3.5 Million university competition for advancing the state of Conversational AI. Some of his recent work involves Open-domain Dialog Planning and Evaluation, Conversational Speech Recognition, Conversational Natural Language Understanding, and Sequential Modeling.

Prior to Alexa, Chandra was a Research Scientist at eBay, wherein he led various Deep Learning and NLP initiatives such as Automatic Text Summarization and Automatic Content Generation within the eCommerce domain, which has lead to significant gains for eBay. He holds degrees in Machine Learning and Computational Science & Engineering from Georgia Tech and BITS Pilani.

CESAR A. HIDALGO
ANITI Chair | University of Toulouse
Honorary Professor | University of Manchester
Visiting Professor | Harvard University
CESAR A. HIDALGO
ANITI Chair | University of Toulouse
Honorary Professor | University of Manchester
Visiting Professor | Harvard University

César Hidalgo holds an ANITI Chair at the University of Toulouse, an Honorary Professorship at the University of Manchester, and is a visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied SciencCes. Hidalgo is also a founder of Datawheel, a data visualization and distribution company. Prior to joining the University of Toulouse, Hidalgo was a professor at MIT where he directed the Collective Learning group.

Dr. Hidalgo’s research focuses on collective learning–the learning taking place in teams, organizations, and economies. With his group, he develops analytical tools and models to understanding how collective learning takes place, and also, they design tools to help improve the collective learning of organizations.

These tools include The Observatory of Economic Complexity (the world’s leading visualization engine for international trade data), Pantheon (a platform mapping human collective memory), DataViva (a platform visualizing economic data for all of Brazil), Immersion (a tool to visualize personal email networks), DataUSA (the most comprehensive effort to visualize US public data), and DIVE (a generalized tool designed to transform any dataset into a story).

A native of Santiago de Chile and a permanent resident of the US, Hidalgo is the only hispanic faculty of the MIT Media Lab. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Hidalgo is the author of Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies (Basic Books, 2015), and a co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT, Press 2011).

PROFESSOR DAME WENDY HALL
Regius Professor of Computer Science, Director
Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
PROFESSOR DAME WENDY HALL
Regius Professor of Computer Science, Director
Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International), and is the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017, and has recently been announced by the UK government as the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.

With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.

She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year’s Honours list, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

She has previously been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG 2010-2012, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and until June 2018, was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy.

 

DR. ULRIKE FRANKE
Policy Fellow
European Council on Foreign Relations
DR. ULRIKE FRANKE
Policy Fellow
European Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Ulrike Franke is a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Her areas of focus include German and European security and defence, the future of warfare, and the impact of new technologies such as drones and artificial intelligence.

Franke has published widely on these and other topics, among others in Die ZeitFAZRUSI Whitehall PapersComparative StrategyWar on the Rocks, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, and regularly appears as commentator in the media. She co-hosts the Sicherheitshalber Podcast, a German-language podcast on security and defence.

She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford – in her PhD thesis, she studied the use of drones by western armed forces. She also holds a BA from Sciences Po Paris and a double summa cum laude MA degree from Sciences Po Paris (Affaires internationales/Sécurité internationale) and the University of St. Gallen (International Affairs and Governance).

Franke is a policy affiliate at the Governance of AI project at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. She was also part of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism Ben Emmerson’s research team, examining drone use in counterterrorism contexts. Prior to this she worked as a part-time research assistant at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.

MERIEM MENANI
Senior Policy Analyst
The Economist
MERIEM MENANI
Senior Policy Analyst
The Economist

Meriem is a Senior Analyst for The EIU’s Public Policy Consulting team. She focuses on macroeconomic policy analysis, developing strategies for diversification and growth, and designing technology, healthcare and education-related policies across the Middle East and North Africa region. Most recently, Meriem managed research for the Google-sponsored technology report ‘Scaling Up: Potential Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the UAE and Saudi Arabia’. Other notable flagship products include the Global Food Security Index and the Global Health Security Index.

She has previous work experience with the World Bank, in which she focused on governance, policy research, and strategic economic reform.

Meriem holds an MSc degree in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialised in public policy analysis and reform, economic development and international security.

 

DR. CARL BENEDIKT FREY
Director, Future of Work
Oxford Martin School
DR. CARL BENEDIKT FREY
Director, Future of Work
Oxford Martin School

Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at the University of Oxford where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School.

After studying economics, history and management at Lund University, Frey completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in 2011. He subsequently joined the Oxford Martin School where he founded the programme on the Future of Work with support from Citigroup. Between 2012 and 2014, he taught at the Department of Economic History at Lund University.

In 2012, Frey became an Economics Associate of Nuffield College and Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, both at the University of Oxford. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). In 2019, he joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, as well as the Bretton Woods Committee.

In 2013, Frey co-authored “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization?”, estimating that 47% of jobs are at risk of automation. With over 5000 academic citations, the study’s methodology has been used by President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Bank of England, the World Bank, as well as a popular risk-prediction tool by the BBC. In 2019, the paper was debated on the Last Week Tonight Show with John Oliver.

Frey has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the G20, the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. He is also an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal, where he has written on the economics of artificial intelligence, the history of technology, and the future of work.

His academic work has featured in over 100 media outlets, including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In addition, he has frequently appeared international broadcast media such as CNN, BBC, PBS News Hour, Al Jazeera, and Sky News.

His most recent book, The Technology Trap, was selected a Financial Times Best Books of the Year in 2019.

 

FABRIZIO SILVESTRI
Research Scientist
Facebook AI
FABRIZIO SILVESTRI
Research Scientist
Facebook AI

Fabrizio Silvestri is a Research Scientist at Facebook AI London, UK, in the Integrity team.
His interests are in Web Search, and in particular, his specialization is building systems to better interpret queries from users’ search traces.

Prior to Facebook, Fabrizio was a Principal Scientist at Yahoo Research, where he has worked on sponsored search and native advertising within the Yahoo Gemini project.

Fabrizio holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy, where he studied problems related to Web Information Retrieval with particular focus on efficiency issues like caching, collection partitioning, and distributed IR in general.

He authored around 140 research papers, which are published in topmost international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

DANIEL GILLBLAD
Co-Director
AI Innovation Sweden
DANIEL GILLBLAD
Co-Director
AI Innovation Sweden

Daniel Gillblad is the Head of AI Research at RISE, the Swedish Research Institutes, and Co-Director of AI-Innovation of Sweden. He has a background in machine learning and large scale data analytics, and has extensive experience of applying such methods in practice.

IVANA BARTOLETTI
Co-Founder
Women Leading in AI Network
IVANA BARTOLETTI
Co-Founder
Women Leading in AI Network

Ivana Bartoletti is a Privacy and Data Protection professional, a media commentator and a public speaker. She is Director of Technology at Deloitte and advises businesses and organisations on best practice and how to comply with privacy legislation at the UK, EU and global level. She works across all sectors, from finance to adtech, and within the energy market. Ivana has extensive knowledge of the Privacy and ethical challenges in the smart and digital economy, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things.

Ivana worked for seven years as an Information Governance Manager at the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management and has held senior management roles at Barclays Bank and Sky TV. In 2012, she received the Best Personal Achievement in the Public Sector Award for introducing new safety policies on hospital premises.

Ivana is an International public speaker and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics and regularly features on the BBC and other outlets.

LUCIAN GHEORGHE
Senior Innovation Researcher
Nissan Research Centre
LUCIAN GHEORGHE
Senior Innovation Researcher
Nissan Research Centre
JACK WANG
Investor
Keen Venture Partners
JACK WANG
Investor
Keen Venture Partners

Jack joined Keen Venture Partners as an associate after completing his MBA at London Business School in 2018. Previously, he was a financial analyst at Amazon in Seattle and lead investment analysis and financial planning for Amazon’s new retail ventures. Jack also has over 5 years of tech experience in software engineering and product management from Australian banking, where he developed algorithmic trading platforms for Macquarie Group. In addition to his MBA, he holds a BEng in Bioinformatics Hons and BComm in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

ZACHARY HANIF
Director Center for Machine Learning
CapitalOne
ZACHARY HANIF
Director Center for Machine Learning
CapitalOne

Zachary Hanif is a director in Capital One’s Center for Machine Learning, where he leads teams focused on applying machine learning to cybersecurity and financial crime. His research interests include applications of machine learning and graph mining within the realm of massive security data and the automation of model validation and governance. Zachary graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

PELLE SOMMANSSON
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
IKEA
PELLE SOMMANSSON
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
IKEA

Pelle Sommansson is a senior executive within Digital, Data and Analytics in retail. He is leading the digital transformation at IKEA as Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Ingka Group to build digital solutions, in an omni-channel reality, that delight customers around the globe and empowers the 160,000 co-workers to become data-driven.

REDIET ABEBE
Junior Fellow | Harvard Society of Fellows
Co-Founder| Black in AI
REDIET ABEBE
Junior Fellow | Harvard Society of Fellows
Co-Founder| Black in AI

Rediet Abebe is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University, where she was advised by Jon Kleinberg, as well as an M.S. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard College. Her research is broadly in the fields of artificial intelligence and algorithms, with a focus on discrete algorithms, optimization, network and computational science, and their applications to equity and social good concerns. As part of this research agenda, she co-founded and co-organizes Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG), a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative working to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. This initiative has participants from over 100 institutions in 20 countries and has been supported by organizations including Schmidt Futures, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Abebe’s work has informed policy and practice at various organizations including the National Institute of Health and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Throughout 2019, she served on the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group on AI, whose recommendations were unanimously approved by the General Director’s advisory committee. Abebe was recently named one of 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. She has also been honored by ELLE as a woman transforming technology and the 2019 Bloomberg 50 list as a “one to watch.” She has recently presented her research in venues including the National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations, and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2017, Abebe co-founded Black in AI, a non-profit organization tackling representation and inclusion issues in the field. Her research is deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

DEBJYOTI PAUL
Data Scientist
Amazon
DEBJYOTI PAUL
Data Scientist
Amazon

I am a Machine Learning Engineer at Amazon working in fraud detection. I have worked in Machine Learning for 4+ years. Previously I have developed Machine Learning algorithms for Bing Ads, Microsoft R&D and worked as a Decision Scientist at HSBC Credit Risk team.

JOHN KAMARA
Director MIIA, Tech Evangelist, Director
Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology
JOHN KAMARA
Director MIIA, Tech Evangelist, Director
Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology
RENEE CUMMINGS
Founder & CEO | Urban AI
LLC & East Coast Lead | Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)
RENEE CUMMINGS
Founder & CEO | Urban AI
LLC & East Coast Lead | Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)
HUBERT ETIENNE
Philosopher
Facebook AI Research
HUBERT ETIENNE
Philosopher
Facebook AI Research
JAN FEILING
Venture Architect
Forward31 powered by Prosche Digital
JAN FEILING
Venture Architect
Forward31 powered by Prosche Digital

Jan Feiling is a passionate cyberneticist and AI expert with an entrepreneurial mindset. The first two and half years at Porsche he pushed innovations in the connected car department on the fast lane by intensively collaborating with start-ups and helped to reinvent Porsche to save its future in our digital world. In parallel he did his PhD in fundamental mathematical optimization and AI research.

 

He is currently working in a company building unit within Porsche Digital to address untapped business opportunities. He continues to work on the reinvention of Porsche by tackle these opportunities with a beginner mindset and act with the speed of a start-up or even faster.

 

His personal goals are to develop digital products to make life more efficient, more sustainable or just simpler. Moreover, one of his lifelong goals are to decode the world and understand the complex network dynamics to identify his impact to make the world a better place.

LOUBNA BOUARFA
CEO & Founder
OKRA Technologies
LOUBNA BOUARFA
CEO & Founder
OKRA Technologies

Dr Loubna Bouarfa is a machine learning scientist turned entrepreneur.

She is the founder and CEO of OKRA Technologies – an artificial intelligence data analytics company for healthcare. OKRA allows healthcare professionals to combine all their data in one place and generate actionable, evidence-based insights in real time, to save and improve human lives.

Loubna is currently a member of the European Union High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, where she is particularly focused on healthcare and achieving competitive business impact with AI. She was named an MIT Technology Review Top Innovator Under 35, a Forbes 50 Top Women In Tech, and won several prizes, including CEO of Year 2019 at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards and Best Female-Led Startup at the StartUp Europe Awards.

On a personal level, she is a strong advocate for diversity, women and challenging the status quo.

MARK SURMAN
Executive Director
Mozilla
MARK SURMAN
Executive Director
Mozilla

The internet is one of our most valuable public resources — it’s Mark Surman’s job to keep it healthy.

Mark is Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation, the global nonprofit that does everything from making Firefox to standing up for issues like trustworthy AI. Mark is focused on fueling the broader internet health movement by working with citizens, technologists and civic leaders around the world. Mark is also part of the team that develops Mozilla’s annual Internet Health Report.

Mark has been doing work like this for 20 years: ensuring the internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Mark was the founding Director of telecentre.org, a $26M initiative connecting community technology centers in more than 30 countries. He ran the Commons Group for 10 years, a boutique consulting firm that provided advice and insight on networks, open source and social enterprise to nonprofits and governments around the world. Mark was awarded the prestigious Shuttleworth Fellowship, where he explored how to apply open source approaches to philanthropy in the year before he joined Mozilla.

Mark is a prominent thinker and thought leader — his analysis and opinions have been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, CNN, the BBC, Fast Company and dozens of other publications. A seasoned and charismatic speaker, Mark has delivered keynotes on five continents at major global events as diverse as Mobile World Congress, Personal Democracy Forum, TEDx Kids, World Innovation Summit on Education and the O’Reilly Open Source Summit.

Mark serves as a trusted advisor on the board of Peer-to-Peer University. He is a past board member of the World Bank Solutions for Youth Employment Consortium, the Toronto Arts Foundation, Connected Learning Alliance, Telefonica’s Think Big, the Association for Progressive Communications, Wild Canada and rabble.ca.

Mark lives in Toronto with his sons, Tristan and Ethan. He holds a BA in the History of Community Media from the University of Toronto.

 

DR. GUILIO TOSCANI
Professor and Academic Director of AI for Business
ESADE
DR. GUILIO TOSCANI
Professor and Academic Director of AI for Business
ESADE

An expert on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Strategic Leadership, Giulio is full professor at Pacifico Business School, Lima, Perú and part-time professor at ESADE, Barcelona, Spain. He also works for companies, academic and not-for-profit institutions, like CCL (Belgium), SDA Bocconi (Italy), Telefonica (Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala), GE (General Electric) Europe, Navozyme (Singapore), Nike and Megafon (Russia), BIC (France), Parexcelence (India) and Globis (Japan).

Giulio started his career as a patent attorney for chemical plants in Lugano, Switzerland, deepening his interest in Innovation, now consolidated with years of teaching Design Thinking programme for AI/ Big data. He also has an MBA, and a PhD in Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and is involved in research projects on Machine Learning and CEO mindset with IESE Business School. He has also published in leading publications like Marketing Intelligence and  Planning, Journal of Non-Profit and Public Sector Marketing etc.

His vast experience on Big Data/AI springs from his work on location-system behavioural analysis and time perception project at Telefonica. He has also participated in the programme on AI for business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is currently setting a start-up delivering Artificial Intelligence services.

STEPHANIE OPDAM
Vice President
Notion Capital
STEPHANIE OPDAM
Vice President
Notion Capital

Born in the Netherlands to two entrepreneurs, she grew up within her parents’ travel start-up. In her teens, she spent the summer peeling tulip bulbs with her friends at the local farm and, having first tried it at age 8, became an avid sailor.

In 2011, sailing (and tulips) were abandoned to study International Business instead. Putting theory into practice, she set up a non-profit NGO together with a friend, which shut down after 2 years due to difficulties in further scaling their operations. Switching gears, she then pursued a degree in Finance and Private Equity in London, where she was recruited out of the classroom.

In 2015, Stephanie started working at Columbia Lake Partners, a new venture debt fund. Here, she screened SaaS companies after raising the first institutional money and exercised her love for numbers in financial analyses and tailoring debt structures for new portfolio companies. She was introduced to multiple Notion portfolio companies during these years which led to a co-investment in Brightpearl and deep admiration for the operational expertise of the Notion team.

In 2018, Notion adopted her into their community of hard-working and fun colleagues. There, her role is to find disruptive tech companies with special focus on the Benelux and DACH region.

EVERT HAASDIJK
Senior Manager
Deloitte
EVERT HAASDIJK
Senior Manager
Deloitte

Evert is a senior manager with a keen focus on the development of AI-enabled solutions, and a member of Deloitte’s AI Center of Excellence. He has extensive experience applying AI techniques in a variety of public and private sector domains. Evert has been active as researcher, consultant and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining for over 25 years. He was one of the founders of the data mining practice in Cap Gemini in the 1990s and was CTO of a successful AI startup. Evert also was an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and he holds a PhD in AI from that institution.

ANDY PEART
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Artificial Solutions
ANDY PEART
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Artificial Solutions

Andy Peart is CMSO of Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing that people should be able to interact with technology intelligently, using their own voice, in their own terminology and across whatever channel they choose. Using a form of AI referred to as ‘Conversational AI’, Artificial Solutions allows people to talk to applications, websites and devices in a human-like, intelligent and conversational way. Its Teneo platform enables non-specialists to rapidly build and deploy enterprise strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalization using conversational data. Andy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the IT and natural language industry, successfully helping build innovative, technology-driven organizations.

PROFESSOR TEEMU ROOS
Leader of AI Education
Finnish Centre for AI & Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
PROFESSOR TEEMU ROOS
Leader of AI Education
Finnish Centre for AI & Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Teemu Roos is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Prof Roos’s research interests include the theory and applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. He developed the Elements of AI online course which plays a pivotal role in Finland’s unique, inclusive AI strategy.

PROF MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of Research and Development
AXA
PROF MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of Research and Development
AXA

Marcin Detyniecki is Head of Research and Group Chief Data Scientist at AXA Group. He leads innovation projects – with a strong focus on advanced analytics – in conjunction with AXA’s operational business entities while providing strong technical insights. Marcin also plays a key role in animating and leveraging the academic community as well as defining the research strategy for AXA.

 

Additionally, he is a professor at the Polish Academy of Science (IBS PAN) and associate researcher at the computer science laboratory LIP6 of Sorbonne University.

 

Currently, his research focuses on humanizing Artificial Intelligence to foster technology adoption. On Machine Learning interpretability, his work has been to propose better interpretability approaches and to provide actionable tools such as library and tutorials to bring transparency to Machine Learning models. On developing a fair and regulated Machine Learning, he has investigated the mitigation of the usage of sensitive information in ML models for bias-free predictions. This will lead to developing fairness measures useful in AXA’s operational context.

 

Marcin Detyniecki studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris. In 2000 he obtained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the same university. Between 2001 and 2014, he was a research scientist of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has been a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has been visiting researcher at the University of Florence and at British Telecom Research Labs. He was a member of the research and academic council of UPMC University, member of the executive board of laboratory SMART, an elected member of the LIP6 laboratory council, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems (IJFUKS). Dr. Detyniecki has over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

DR. JULIAN HUPPERT
Director of the Intellectual Forum
Jesus College Cambridge
DR. JULIAN HUPPERT
Director of the Intellectual Forum
Jesus College Cambridge
PROFESSOR BARRY O'SULLIVAN
Director
Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland
PROFESSOR BARRY O'SULLIVAN
Director
Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland
DR. BEN GOERTZEL
CEO and Founder | SingularityNET
Chairman | OpenCog Foundation
DR. BEN GOERTZEL
CEO and Founder | SingularityNET
Chairman | OpenCog Foundation
NAZAREEN EBRAHIM
CEO
Socially Acceptable
NAZAREEN EBRAHIM
CEO
Socially Acceptable

As a Media and Communications Specialist, Nazareen Ebrahim has consulted on, experienced and directed the workings of online and corporate communications and marketing across a variety of industries over the last 15 years. Clients have been predominantly within the technology, education, agriculture and retail spaces. Consulting services are provided under Naz Consulting – Corporate.Media.Academia founded in 2010. This is a Level 1 BEE, Woman-owned South African business.

As of March 2020, her journey of training as an AI Ethics Officer began. This is in preparation to strengthen the AI Africa Report research team at tech social enterprise Socially Acceptable, of which she is the CEO and Founder.

In addition to her extensive portfolio of consulting work, Nazareen provides face-to-face training and entrepreneurial mentorship on projects with institutions like Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct, Durban’s Innovate Durban and business incubator Black Umbrellas. The team that Nazareen mentored last year on the Conlog project with Tshimologong was awarded their first contract with the company at the start of 2020. Proud mentor parent!

Having an acute and intuitive sense of communications has certainly helped the television and radio business shows Nazareen has produced and anchored in the last few years. Over the last decade, her broadcast portfolio has grown with interviews across local and national radio stations in South Africa. Currently, Nazareen has a weekly guest tech slot with Lester Kiewet on Cape Talk.

RAUL ESCRIBANO
SVP Innovative Products
Mastercard
RAUL ESCRIBANO
SVP Innovative Products
Mastercard
BENJI COETZEE
Director Digital - Tribe Lead
VodafoneZiggo
BENJI COETZEE
Director Digital - Tribe Lead
VodafoneZiggo
MARLOES POMP
Programme Officer
International Strategy Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Dutch Government
MARLOES POMP
Programme Officer
International Strategy Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Dutch Government
DR. ADRIAN PEARCE
Group Chief Data Officer
Credit Suisse
DR. ADRIAN PEARCE
Group Chief Data Officer
Credit Suisse
JONATHAN SIDDHARTH
CEO
Turing
JONATHAN SIDDHARTH
CEO
Turing
TANIYA MISHRA
Director of AI
Affectiva
TANIYA MISHRA
Director of AI
Affectiva
EYAD NAWAR
Chief AI Researcher
Humans in the Loop & AGI Expert
EYAD NAWAR
Chief AI Researcher
Humans in the Loop & AGI Expert
YOAV SCHLESINGER
Principal, Ethical AI Practice
Salesforce
YOAV SCHLESINGER
Principal, Ethical AI Practice
Salesforce
ANA ALECSANDRU
International Security Programme
Chatham House
ANA ALECSANDRU
International Security Programme
Chatham House
THIBAULT DE ASSI
GM - Global Head of Digitalization and Automation in Digital Industries - Factory Automation
Siemens
THIBAULT DE ASSI
GM - Global Head of Digitalization and Automation in Digital Industries - Factory Automation
Siemens
LEONARD MABELE
Manager | IoT Research Lab
Co-Founder| Tungana Tech
       
LEONARD MABELE
Manager | IoT Research Lab
Co-Founder| Tungana Tech
       
MAHER CHEBBO
GM & Senior Executive Digital Officer
GE Digital
MAHER CHEBBO
GM & Senior Executive Digital Officer
GE Digital
RAMESH RASKAR
Associate Professor
MIT Media Lab
RAMESH RASKAR
Associate Professor
MIT Media Lab

Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and directs the Camera Culture research group. His focus is on AI and Imaging for health and sustainability. They span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automated and privacy-aware machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains. He received the Lemelson Award (2016), ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award (2017), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2009), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009), TR100 Award from MIT Technology Review (2004) and Global Indus Technovator Award (2003). He has worked on special research projects at Google [X] and Facebook and co-founded/advised several companies.

DAMIAN BOESELAGER
Member of European Parliament
Co-founder | Volt Europa
DAMIAN BOESELAGER
Member of European Parliament
Co-founder | Volt Europa
YEHUDA DAYAN
Head of Data Science
Citi Group
 
YEHUDA DAYAN
Head of Data Science
Citi Group
 

Yehuda Dayan is Head of Data Science at Citigroup inc, Global Data Insights unit. Dr. Dayan joined the firm in 2014, and previously co-headed Citigroup’s Research Innovation Lab. Yehuda has been a data scientist and statistician for over 10 years, consulting on numerous political and marketing campaigns, audience measurement and estimation problems. He has a PhD. and MSc. in Statistics from the London School of Economics, a BSc. in Statistics and Economics from Tel Aviv University.  Located in London, he is a Royal Statistical Society Fellow.

NITIN SHARMA
Distinguished Data Scientist
PayPal
 
NITIN SHARMA
Distinguished Data Scientist
PayPal
 
ANA-ANDREEA STOICA
Co-Organiser
Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG)
 
ANA-ANDREEA STOICA
Co-Organiser
Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG)
 

Ana-Andreea is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Columbia University, working with Prof. Augustin Chaintreau on social networks and algorithmic fairness.

Since Fall 2019 she has been co-organizing the Mechanism Design for Social Good initiative with Rediet AbebeIrene Lo, and Francisco Marmolejo Cossío.

Her work focuses on mathematical models, data analysis, and policy implications for algorithm design in social networks. She is particularly interested in studying the network structure effects on algorithmic bias through a graph theoretical lens.

Ana-Andreea graduated from Princeton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and certificates in Computing and Applied Mathematics. Outside of academia she loves skiing and modern art.

ELISSA STROME
ED Pan Canadian AI Strategy
CIFAR
ELISSA STROME
ED Pan Canadian AI Strategy
CIFAR
PAUL DAVISON
Head of Data
Royal Mail
PAUL DAVISON
Head of Data
Royal Mail
MATTHEW LUNGREN
Associate Director
 Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging, Stanford University Medical Center
MATTHEW LUNGREN
Associate Director
 Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging, Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Lungren is the Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging and an Assistant Professor Clinician Scientist at Stanford University Medical Center. His leading research interest is in the field of machine learning and deep learning in medical imaging and clinical informatics. He holds an MPH which focuses on his primary interest in biostatistical modeling in epidemiology and health policy in the national healthcare landscape and has extensive applied experience in both statistical as well as machine learning applications for solving important medical imaging challenges.

NEIL SANYAL
VP Research
Morgan Stanley
 
NEIL SANYAL
VP Research
Morgan Stanley
 
MANUELA M. VELOSO
Head, AI Research | JPMorgan
Herbert A. Simon University Professor | School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
 
MANUELA M. VELOSO
Head, AI Research | JPMorgan
Herbert A. Simon University Professor | School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
 

Manuela M. Veloso is the firmwide Head of AI Research, which pursues fundamental research in areas of core relevance to financial services, including data mining and cryptography, machine learning, explainability, and human-AI interaction. The team partners with applied data analytics teams across the firm as well as with leading academic institutions globally.

Professor Veloso is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University as the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the past Head of the Machine Learning Department.

With her students, she had led research in AI, with a focus on robotics and machine learning, having concretely researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings.

Professor Veloso is the Past President of AAAI, and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. Professor Veloso has been recognized with a multiple honors, including being a Fellow of the AAAI, AAAS, ACM, IEEE. She is the recipient of several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research.

 

KV DIPU
President and Head of Operations
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
       
KV DIPU
President and Head of Operations
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
       
JAN KLEIJSSEN
Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law
Council of Europe
     
JAN KLEIJSSEN
Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law
Council of Europe
     
PROFESSOR DAGMAR MONETT DIAZ
AI Software Engineering
HMW Berlin
     
PROFESSOR DAGMAR MONETT DIAZ
AI Software Engineering
HMW Berlin
     

Prof Dr Dagmar Monett is full Professor of Computer Science at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, HWR Berlin; Co-Founder of the AGI Sentinel Initiative, AGISI.org; an artificial intelligence (AI) expert at Ms.AI, ‘Artificial Intelligence for and with Women’; and Co-Director of the Competence Center Digitalization at the HWR Berlin. She has over 30 years of research and teaching experience in different countries. Her current research fields include AI, robotics, software engineering methods and techniques, and computer science education. Her most recent work focuses on intelligence research, particularly on defining and understanding both (machine) intelligence and its boundaries. Her previous scientific work addresses distributed AI, agents and multiagent systems, automatic differentiation, optimization and socionics. She has a BSc in Mathematical Cybernetics and an MSc in Computer Science from Havana University, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Humboldt University of Berlin.

JANET ADAMS
Head of Strategic Projects & Performance
TSB Bank
     
JANET ADAMS
Head of Strategic Projects & Performance
TSB Bank
     
RAVI KUMAR BURAGAPU
Director of Engineering
Kohl’s
       
RAVI KUMAR BURAGAPU
Director of Engineering
Kohl’s
       

Ravi Kumar Buragapu is a passionate technology leader in cutting edge technology initiatives, Cloud Transformations, key decision-maker on solution architecture & design decessions. She is a strategic thinker and technology leader with a strong background in systems engineering, site reliability engineering, infrastructure architecture, and DevOps engineering. ​She leads ​24×7 support of cloud-based production platform by managing ​100+ SRE & DevOps team members across multiple geographical zones.

Ravi has expertise in Expertized Capacity, deployments, Infrastructure Management in Cloud-hosted platforms (AWS & GCP). He leads the initiatives of building AI & ML-Driven IT Operations (AI4OPS), AI-Driven Predictive Scaling and much more.

He has more than 10 years of hands-on Engineering Leadership in Solution Architecture, Design and defining deployment topology and rollout

 

SASHA CONSTANZA-CHOCK
Associate Professor Civic Media
MIT
     
SASHA CONSTANZA-CHOCK
Associate Professor Civic Media
MIT
     

Sasha Costanza-Chock (they/them or she/her) is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, move towards collective liberation, and advance ecological survival. They are known for their work on networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a joint appointment in the MIT Media Lab and the Department of Urban Studies+Planning. They are a Senior Research Fellow at the Algorithmic Justice League (http://ajlunited.org) and a Faculty Affiliate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Sasha is the author of two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and other research publications. Their new book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, was published by the MIT Press in 2020. Sasha is a board member of Allied Media Projects (http://alliedmedia.org) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network (http://designjustice.org).

DEEMAH ALYAHYA
Digital Economy & Innovation advisor and Founder
WomenSpark
   
DEEMAH ALYAHYA
Digital Economy & Innovation advisor and Founder
WomenSpark
   

Deemah is a tech pioneer, at Microsoft she was appointed as the first Saudi female to be assigned as an Executive Director, leading Developer Experience & Digital Innovation. She was a consultant for various governmental and private organizations in the fields of innovation and digital economy along leading Saudi’s national digital transformation strategy. With a commitment to support Saudi females, Deemah has managed to launch and lead several initiatives that focus on enabling women in the IT Industry, and enhancing their skills to meet the highest standards of the Saudi labor markets; which is what led her to establish ‘Women Spark Initiative’. Deemah Alyahya seeks to move Saudi youth to the forefront of digital nations, by developing a distributive pioneering technical ecosystem built primarily around Saudi talents and innovative spirit.

JOANN STONIER
Chief Data Officer
Mastercard
 
JOANN STONIER
Chief Data Officer
Mastercard
 

JoAnn C. Stonier serves as chief data officer for Mastercard, charged with delivering on both the promise and protections of data. She oversees the curation, maintenance and management of the company’s strong data assets as Mastercard increasingly looks to deepen the value it can provide its merchant, banking and government customers and cardholders through its analytics capabilities.

Reinforcing the critical imperative of putting consumers and their privacy at the center of the data strategy at Mastercard, JoAnn previously served as the company’s chief information governance & chief privacy officer. In that role she was responsible for worldwide privacy and information governance as well as leading regulatory engagement in this area.

Prior to joining Mastercard in 2008, JoAnn was the chief privacy officer for American Express. She also held various roles with the company, including chief operating officer, American Express Tax & Business Services; vice president, acquisition integration; and vice president & assistant to the chairman. JoAnn has worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

JoAnn often speaks on the need for balancing data innovation and privacy, and has been recognized as an innovative leader in data and privacy by the Aspen Institute, the United Nations and the Information Governance Initiative. JoAnn was instrumental in the creation of Trūata, a trust co-founded by Mastercard and IBM that offers a new approach to handling data anonymization in order to meet the data protection standard established by the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  JoAnn currently serves on the Trūata board.

 

In addition to her work at Mastercard, JoAnn is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches business strategy and international business in the Design Management Master’s program; she has served on the boards of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Center for Information Policy Leadership and the Information Accountability Foundation.

 

JoAnn received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey. She is based in Purchase, N.Y.

 

KAREN REA
Independent Moderator
 
       
KAREN REA
Independent Moderator
 
       

Karen has been a Barrister for 40 years and presently she acts as a Barrister to various healthcare and financial sector Regulators in the capacity of a Legal Adviser/Assessor to Panels/Committees sitting in their Fitness to Practise (disciplinary) remit.  She has sat as a Deputy District Judge in the UK County Courts adjudicating on all aspects of Civil Law, in London and Devon, for over 20 years. She is also a (non practising) Registered Nurse, having trained at The Florence Nightingale School, St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1975.

Karen has engaged in public speaking, writing and radio work since 1982 and currently speaks on a number of issue in person and on webinar, as follows:

  • the role of the Judiciary to undergraduate and postgraduate Law and Bar students to help them understand what they are to expect on entering the profession;

 

  • the effects of modern technology, such as AI, on human rights, emphasising how the law might impact on controlling its effects;

 

  • aspects of Regulatory case law as they affect all the healthcare disciplines;

 

  • how the Law of Tort, in particular Negligence, can impact on healthcare professionals.

 

Karen lives in Devon with her family and a young and exhausting Collie dog and also lives partly in London, UK.

ROHAISE FIRTH-BUTTERFIELD
   
ROHAISE FIRTH-BUTTERFIELD
   
LAVINA RAMKISSOON
All things AI
     
LAVINA RAMKISSOON
All things AI
     

Lavina is passionate about humanity,  technology, economics and dance. Besides the 20 years experience in technology, she holds added knowledge in fields of psychology and artificial intelligence.

 

AIEthics mentor and supporter of Africa’s artificial intelligence potential. Mission includes creating meaningful innovative solutions to help shape the african continent. Huge supporter of technology for good in under developed countries.

 

She plays in sunny fields of across Africa’s landscape. In emerging technology spaces which includes agritech, fintech, healthtech, lawtech, retailtech and growing.

 

AMELIA KALLMAN
Speaker, Author, Futurist
         
AMELIA KALLMAN
Speaker, Author, Futurist
         

Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly consults brands, agencies, and governments on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She forecasts global trends and behaviours, helping clients navigate innovation, build strategies and deliver industry leading initiatives. She specialises in the emerging opportunities – as well as the risks – of machine learning and AI, big data, IOT, and the New Realities (XR: VR-AR-MR), and is currently speaking on Security, Health & Experience Tech in the Aftermath of COVID-19, as well as the Future of Social Interaction & Social Media.

Originally from a theatrical background, Amelia started her tech career by chance in 2013 at a creative technology agency where she worked her way up to become their Global Head of Innovation. She’s opened, operated and curated pop-up and permanent tech labs in London, Scotland and Dubai, working with clients including Accenture, PWC, WIRED, and EY.

VIKTORIIA GERUKH
CEO
uTrigg
     
VIKTORIIA GERUKH
CEO
uTrigg
     

Digital marketing director with 10+ years in international companies. Like, head of a digital department in a global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
Right now CEO of data startup uTrigg, that rewarded as TOP-50 data startup by DMS, EU commission.
A co-organizer of International & Interdisciplinary Women’s Cooperation. Speaker at many conferences, social entrepreneur, and a mentor.

NICK NI
Director of Product Marketing for AI, software and ecosystem
Xilinx 
NICK NI
Director of Product Marketing for AI, software and ecosystem
Xilinx 

Nick Ni is the Director of Product Marketing for AI, software and ecosystem at Xilinx. His team’s responsibilities include product go-to-market, business development and the alliance ecosystem program management.  His team’s scope covers all Xilinx horizontal development tools and solutions including Vitis AI, Vitis, Vivado, hardware accelerated libraries and AI solutions.

Ni earned a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and holds over 10 patents and publications.

 

ANUSHKA SHARMA
Founder
Naaut
   
ANUSHKA SHARMA
Founder
Naaut
   

Nush founded Naaut which provides a 360 approach to innovation strategy to space agencies, startups, academia, AI accelerators, primes, and tech companies. As well as Naaut, Nush co-founded the London Space Network (LSN) in Jan 2019, the London Space Network organises monthly networking events across London to build and strengthen the UK space community. Recognised as one of the Top 100 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK. – Financial Times. Nush has been active in the tech ecosystem across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Nush has championed diversity across the global space and tech ecosystem. She was appointed POC tech community ambassador for Google for Startup Campus and has been a key figure across the ecosystem connecting people to networks. She champions diversity of perspectives to drive and foster collaboration to drive innovation as we take our steps to go back to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Nush is and Advisory Board member of YSYS -Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference.

LARS VESTERGAARD
Head of Market Connect
Oracle for Startups
     
LARS VESTERGAARD
Head of Market Connect
Oracle for Startups
     

Lars Vestergaard leads Market Connect of Oracle for Startups in EMEA. Oracle for Startups serves startups worldwide by enabling next-generation growth, business development, and driving cloud-based innovation for startups, our customers, and Oracle – Market Connect introduces startups to Oracle Customers. 

Prior to joining Oracle in 2015, Vestergaard worked in related IT, Telecom and Market Research roles of which 11 years were with IDC in London where he led all Mobile communication research in EMEA. He launched the enterprise mobility practice for IDC in 2000 and grew that practice to be a recognized authority worldwide as keynote speaker, investment banking advisor, vendor and telco strategy advisor as well as author of technology white papers. In addition to his corporate work he was Managing Director for a telco software scaleup that got acquired by Spirent Plc and as sales and business development executive for a security software scaleup that got acquired by WMWare Inc.

 

DR. NATALIE R.
Ambassador
Women in AI SA
       
DR. NATALIE R.
Ambassador
Women in AI SA
       

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