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
FRANCESCA ROSSI
IBM fellow and AI Ethics Global Leader
IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
FRANCESCA ROSSI
IBM fellow and AI Ethics Global Leader
IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA

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
Chief Scientist and Head of AI
Got-It AI
CHANDRA KHATRI
Chief Scientist and Head of AI
Got-It AI

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.

PROFESSOR GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI
PROFESSOR GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI

Gary Marcus, scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, was CEO and Founder of the machine-learning startup Geometric Intelligence, recently acquired by Uber, and is known for his provocative and bold claims in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Trained by Steven Pinker, he received his PhD at MIT at age 23. His professional research, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Cognition, and Artificial Intelligence, has focused on the foundations of cognition in humans, animals and machines, spanning fields from developmental psychology to neuroscience to genetics to artificial intelligence. A special interest has been on the challenge of endowing machines with common sense.

 

He is also well-known for his writing for the general public, including frequent essays and op-eds for The New Yorker and The New York Times. His books include The Algebraic Mind, The Birth of the Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero and The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World’s Leading Neuroscientists.

 

In a 2012 essay for The New Yorker, he was perhaps the first person to publicly criticize deep learning, drawing on arguments he developed in his 2001 technical book The Algebraic Mind. More recently, in a 2018 arXiv article, Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal, he asked whether deep learning might be “approaching a wall.” The challenges he laid out there were covered everywhere from The
New York Times to Wired to The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

 

In another provocative 2012 essay, Moral Machines, Marcus was the first to adapt “trolley problems” to driverless cars, anticipating much recent research on the ethics of AI. His next book, REBOOT: Getting to AI We Can Trust, to be published by Pantheon in Fall 2019, co-authored with Ernie Davis, calls for a fundamental rethinking of current approaches to artificial intelligence.

 

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.

 

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.

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
DEBJYOTI PAUL
Data Scientist

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
Columbia University Community Scholar 
RENEE CUMMINGS
Founder & CEO | Urban AI
Columbia University Community Scholar 
HUBERT ETIENNE
Philosopher
Facebook AI Research
Lecturer in AI Ethics at Sciences Po and ESCP Europe
HUBERT ETIENNE
Philosopher
Facebook AI Research
Lecturer in AI Ethics at Sciences Po and ESCP Europe
JAN FEILING
Venture Architect
Forward31 powered by Porsche Digital
JAN FEILING
Venture Architect
Forward31 powered by Porsche 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
Founder & CEO
SureStart
TANIYA MISHRA
Founder & CEO
SureStart
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
       
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
HWR Berlin
     
PROFESSOR DAGMAR MONETT DIAZ
AI Software Engineering
HWR 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
Author, Design Justice, and Senior Research Fellow
Algorithmic Justice League
     
SASHA CONSTANZA-CHOCK
Author, Design Justice, and Senior Research Fellow
Algorithmic Justice League
     

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, leading the organization’s data innovation efforts while navigating current and future data risks. She oversees the curation, quality, governance and management of the company’s extensive data assets, as Mastercard increasingly looks to deepen the strategic value it can provide its merchant, banking and government customers and cardholders through its expanding data-driven products and capabilities.

JoAnn previously served as the company’s Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer, responsible for global privacy and information governance, and leading regulatory engagement for data compliance.

JoAnn is a recognized and highly sought-after thought leader in emergent data and privacy issues.  She has advised industry executives, governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. Currently, she serves on the United Nations Expert Group on Governance and Artificial Intelligence and is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy.  JoAnn also serves as a Board Advisor for Truata, a data trust co-founded by Mastercard and IBM, on the Board of Directors and Governance Committee for Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit Veteran service organization, and on the Board of Trustees and Executive & Finance Committees for Academy of Mount St. Ursula, where she attended high school in Bronx, New York.

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.

MARK CAINE
Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead
World Economic Forum
   
MARK CAINE
Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead
World Economic Forum
   
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.

VIKTORIA GERUKH
CEO
uTrigg
     
VIKTORIA 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
       
AIK VAN EEMEREN
Lead Public Tech at CTO
City of Amsterdam
       
AIK VAN EEMEREN
Lead Public Tech at CTO
City of Amsterdam
       
AJAY BHALLA
Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence
Mastercard
           
AJAY BHALLA
Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence
Mastercard
           

Ajay Bhalla is president of Cyber & Intelligence for Mastercard and serves on the global management committee.  He leads the team that develops product solutions that enhance safety, security and experience for consumers, merchants, partners and governments around the world. Under Ajay’s tenure, Mastercard has embedded AI technologies across its network, powering key security solutions for more than 75 billion transactions per year and saving billions of dollars of potential fraud

DR. KATE DEVLIN
Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence
King’s College London
         
DR. KATE DEVLIN
Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence
King’s College London
         

Kate is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London. Coming from an Arts and Humanities background (as an archaeologist) with a subsequent PhD in Computer Science, Kate has a demonstrable track record of combining diverse fields and methods of research. Her work investigates how people interact with and react to technology, to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live. Her recent research has focused on cognition, sexuality and intimacy and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems. This formed the topic of her new book, Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Kate is a member of Ada-AI, an international non-profit organisation working to ensure that AI is developed and adopted in ways that are inclusive and equitable.

Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech. She is also a mental health campaigner and fundraiser.

 

VIRGINIA DIGNUM
Co-Founder and Board Member | ALLAI 
Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence | Umea University 
VIRGINIA DIGNUM
Co-Founder and Board Member | ALLAI 
Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence | Umea University 

Virginia Dignum is co-founder and board member of ALLAI. Virginia Dignum is Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence at Umea University in Sweden, where she is scientific lead of the WASP-HS program. She was a member of the High Level Expert Group on AI. She is a member of the Global Partnership on AI and expert advisor on AI & Children for UNICEF. Virginia is the scientific lead of the Responsible AI & Corona project.

DR. MMANTSETSA MAROPE
Director of the IBE
UNESCO 
   
DR. MMANTSETSA MAROPE
Director of the IBE
UNESCO 
   

Dr Mmantsetsa Marope assumed the role of Director of the IBE on 15 July 2014. Previously, she held several posts at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris including the Director of the Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning.

 

Over three decades of her experience in education includes 10 years at the World Bank, 11 years teaching at the University of Botswana, two years as Executive Secretary of ERNESA (Educational Research Network in Eastern and Southern Africa), and extensive consultancy and advisory services to Ministries of Education, Regional Economic Communities, ADEA (Association for the Development of Education in Africa), bilateral and multilateral agencies, and education research networks.

 

Through her career, Dr Marope built extensive experience in all levels of education and training; both formal and non-formal education; basic research; policy research and policy dialogue; education sector analysis; development of sector reform programs responsive to national economic and social development challenges; capacity assessment including the design and implementation of capacity development programs; monitoring and evaluation; program impact assessment; resource mobilization; efficient resource utilization; building and engendering international partnerships for sector development; and business development. She is reputed for her contribution and leadership in establishing professional communities of practice as well as strengthening their capacities, including the mentoring and training of junior researchers and professionals.

 

Her publications cover a wide range of areas including: education and national development; skills development, shared growth and competitiveness; education and poverty reduction; education sector analyses; education policy, planning and management; capacity development; strategic partnerships for education development; innovation and best practices in education; women in higher education; early childhood care and education; curriculum; teaching; and award-winning Setswana novels.

 

EMIL JORGENSEN
Data Science Lead
IKEA
             
EMIL JORGENSEN
Data Science Lead
IKEA
             
KIMBERLY NEVALA
Strategic Advisor
SAS
             
KIMBERLY NEVALA
Strategic Advisor
SAS
             
LINDA LEOPOLD
Head of AI Policy
H&M Group
                 
LINDA LEOPOLD
Head of AI Policy
H&M Group
                 

Linda Leopold is a Swedish journalist, author, and innovation strategist. She is a former Editor-in-Chief at the fashion magazine Bon, the author of two non-fiction books, and is now working with clients on innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Born in 1979, Linda Leopold studied journalism and theatre history at Stockholm University before being appointed Editor-in-Chief of the fashion and culture magazine Odd at large in her mid-twenties. A few years later she was recruited to Bon. Founded in 2001, Bon has been honored with several awards over the years for its journalism and design.

In 2007 her first book, “Faghag”, was published – a literary reportage about the special relationship between straight women and gay men, taking the reader along to New York City Pride, Liza Minnelli concerts, girls rooms and old people’s homes, and clubs in Berlin. Critics described it as “a thorough and interesting voyage into a previously unexplored women’s world” and “among the best, most well-written and entertaining non-fiction books I’ve read this year.”

Some years later she stumbled upon another subculture that would take her on a long journey around the world and into the human mind. “Smartast i världen: IQ-sällskapen från insidan” (“The World’s Smartest: The High IQ Societies from the Inside”) was published in 2013, the first book ever written about the global community of high IQ societies. Linda Leopold attends secret Mensa meetings in Europe and the US, recounts the history and controversies of IQ testing, and tells the astonishing life stories of the individuals with the world’s highest intelligence test scores.

With a passion for storytelling, Linda Leopold merges real-life stories with science in her writing, to make the reading both an emotional and intellectual experience.

After many years in the media industry, Linda Leopold started her consulting firm in 2015, working as a strategic adviser specialized in fashion tech. She has been a regular contributor to Dagens Industri – Scandinavia’s biggest financial newspaper – for several years, writing about the fashion industry. The last two years she has also been curating Fashion Tech Talks, a conference and global meeting place exploring how technology is reshaping the fashion industry.

 

MAARTEN SUKEL
AI Lead
City of Amsterdam
           
MAARTEN SUKEL
AI Lead
City of Amsterdam
           

Maarten Sukel is the AI lead of the City of Amsterdam and a researcher at the University of Amsterdam.

Examples of projects he has been working on are a system that automatically routes services requests and the urban Object Detection Kit(www.odk.ai), a system capable of detecting issues on the streets of the city.

The City of Amsterdam AI team works on researching and developing new AI technology, working alongside academic partners to build and deploy ethical and sustainable AI solutions for urban environments.

 

MARC WARNER
CEO & Co-Founder
Faculty
             
MARC WARNER
CEO & Co-Founder
Faculty
             
RAUNAQ BOSE
Co-Founder & CTO
Humanising Autonomy
   
RAUNAQ BOSE
Co-Founder & CTO
Humanising Autonomy
   

Raunaq Bose is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Humanising Autonomy, a predictive AI company creating the global standard for human interaction with automated systems.

Raunaq brings his background in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London to his role at Humanising Autonomy, having previously worked as Mechanical Engineer at Elvie and Studio XO and Design Engineer at Takram Design Engineering. Raunaq ultimately shifted from his work at a number of innovative startups to focus on his passion for creating a natural synergy between humans and machines.

As CTO, Raunaq oversees a team of engineers working to expand Humanising Autonomy’s product offering, ensuring that automated systems are designed around human beings, and not the other way around.

Raunaq is an international speaker and winner of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing, MIT Technology Review European Innovator Under 35, Progress 1000: London’s Most Influential People and is an active member of the World Economic Forum and European AI Alliance.

 

ROGER DILL
Product Owner
Swisscom
             
ROGER DILL
Product Owner
Swisscom
             
RUDY VAN BELKOM
Futures Researcher
Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends
             
RUDY VAN BELKOM
Futures Researcher
Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends
             

Who is responsible in an accident with a self-driving car? How do we protect our privacy when using tracking apps? And how can we prevent unfair treatment from fraud detection systems? Futures researcher Rudy van Belkom has searched for answers in his foresight study on the future of artificial intelligence (AI). In his search he discovered that while there is a lot of talk about ethics, there is still often a lack of perspectives for action. If we want to use ethically responsible AI applications in the future, now is the time to put ethics into practice. He wrote a book about ethics in the design process (AI no longer has a plug‘) that offers developers, policymakers, philosophers and basically anyone with an interest in AI, tools for integrating ethics into the AI ​​design process.  

A book about ethics in the design process of AI which argues that a lot is written about ethics and that an action perspective is often missing, has to go beyond the written word, which is why he developed an ethical design game, inspired by the scrum process, that can be used to better streamline the discussion about ethics. The game was developed in collaboration with the standards commission AI of the NEN (The Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute) and the Artificial Intelligence lectorate of the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. The essence of the game is based on the position paper that he wrote together with the HU research group and was accepted for ECAI 2020: ‘An Agile Framework for Trustworthy AI. 

Van Belkom also investigated the role of AI in the future of his own field. His scientific article The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Activities of a Futurist‘ appeared in World Futures Review. 

SEBASTIAN GLOCK
Senior Technology Evangelist
Cognigy
           
SEBASTIAN GLOCK
Senior Technology Evangelist
Cognigy
           
SENNAY GHEBREAB
Professor & Director
Civic AI Lab, University of Amsterdam
         
SENNAY GHEBREAB
Professor & Director
Civic AI Lab, University of Amsterdam
         

Sennay Ghebreab received his M.Sc. degree in Information systems in 1996, and PhD degree in Medical Imaging in 2001, both from the University of Amsterdam, where he currently is an associate professor. He investigates mechanisms of information processing in artificial, neural and social systems. Ghebreab is also chairman of BOOST, a foundation that helps refugees integrate into Amsterdam, and a board member of the Civic foundation, which is committed to a better integration policy in the Netherlands. His scientific work and social engagement come together in his Civic AI Lab, a lab for civic-centered and community-minded AI design development and deployment.

STEPHANE GUINET
CEO and Founder
Kamet Ventures
             
STEPHANE GUINET
CEO and Founder
Kamet Ventures
             

Stéphane Guinet is the CEO and Founder of Kamet Ventures, a venture builder and investor focused on creating disruptive companies in the insurtech and healthtech space. An expert in the insurance industry, his career has spanned the world of entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, venture capital, and angel investing.

Prior to launching Kamet, Stéphane was the CEO of AXA Global Direct, bringing together all the AXA group’s direct insurance subsidiaries around the world. During this time, he was also a member of AXA Group’s Executive Committee and Group Chair of AXA’s Data Innovation Lab.

As a seasoned entrepreneur and passionate angel investor, Stéphane co-founded and led two leading Insurtech ventures: Assurland.com (now owned by Covea Group) and Prima Solutions (now owned by The Carlyle Group). Over the last decade, he has made more than 15 angel investments in companies including Webedia, DreamQuark, and Sensome.

 

THIJS WAANFERS
Technical Consulting Manager
Cognigy
             
THIJS WAANFERS
Technical Consulting Manager
Cognigy
             

Thijs worked as a Management Consultant and software developer before joining Cognigy to help build the future for Conversational AI. At Cognigy, he works as a Technical Consulting Manager and has been involved with multiple projects at some of Europe’s most prominent brands. Thijs loves to come up with new applications in the field of Conversational UX and is especially interested in their impact on future business models.

WIM KEES
Co-Founder & CEO
Syntho
           
WIM KEES
Co-Founder & CEO
Syntho
           
TIM BARTSZ
Presales Consultant
Artificial Solutions
             
TIM BARTSZ
Presales Consultant
Artificial Solutions
             

Tim Bartz is Presales Consultant at Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing 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 called  ‘Conversational AI’, Artificial Solutions allow 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, deploy, optimise and extend enterprise-strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalisation using conversational data. Tim has over 20 years’ experience within the IT and AI sector, successfully helping build innovative solutions.

JASPER WOGNUM
CEO & Co-Founder
BrainCreators
 
JASPER WOGNUM
CEO & Co-Founder
BrainCreators
 

Since Jasper started studying artificial intelligence at the University of Amsterdam in 1995, he has been fascinated with human behavior and intelligent automation. After a series of growth adventures with Dutch social network Hyves, online agency Strawberries, fin-tech startup Transparent, and AI startup LookLive Jasper founded BrainCreators together with his former university classmates. At BrainCreators, Jasper’s fascination with people and automation combines into BrainMatter, the platform for intelligent automation of human perception and decision making. BrainCreators recently won the IBM best new ecosystem of the year award and is nominated by the Computable awards in three categories.
Outside of BrainCreators, Jasper produces music as Raw Underground.

JAKUB ZAVREL
Founder
Zeta Alpha
JAKUB ZAVREL
Founder
Zeta Alpha

Jakub Zavrel has been working in AI and NLP since the early 1990’s, first as a researcher at Tilburg and Antwerp University, and after 2001 as the founder and CEO of Textkernel, a pioneer and market leader in using AI for recruitment and labor market analysis. More recently, in 2019, he started Zeta Alpha with the aim to improve the way we make decisions at work, using the latest developments in deep learning for natural language understanding. At Zeta Alpha, he leads the team in building a new search technology platform focused on making AI and Data Science experts better informed and more productive

AMIR DANAK
Principal Data Scientist
QuantumBlack
AMIR DANAK
Principal Data Scientist
QuantumBlack

Technical leader with 15+ years of experience in developing analytical software products and services to optimize operations, marketing, and sales processes across a wide range of industries, aerospace, heavy machinery, energy, finance, retail, and pharma.

Passionate about applying data science to discover new revenue streams and improve operational efficiency.

Expert in machine learning, systems engineering, and agile software development.

Fluent in Python.

ALEKSANDRA SZTEMBERG
Co-Founder
Stormly
 
ALEKSANDRA SZTEMBERG
Co-Founder
Stormly
 

Features in: AI IN ACTION – Episode VI: Leveraging AI across your organisation

Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a visionary mindset, Aleks Sztemberg co-founded her own Artificial Intelligence-powered analytics company in 2019, which she is running as a CEO today.

Stormly is on the mission to make custom analytics solutions accessible for everyone.

Being a UX and UI designer herself for many years helps her to get a deep understanding of her product.

Aleks believes in female leadership as a powerful tool for future generations, and as an ambassador of the worldwide organization “Women in AI,” she is helping to increase female representation and participation in AI.

 

BETTY VAN DONGEN
Founder
Foodwizer
                             
BETTY VAN DONGEN
Founder
Foodwizer
                             

Betty is an accomplished software developer with over 14 years of experience developing technology solutions to solve real-world problems. In addition, she holds a degree in Orthomolecular Medicine and Nutrition, and is currently completing her Masters in Human Language Technology – where she is focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques. The passion for IT and a healthy lifestyle comes together in new IT solutions for the health sector.

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst
   
BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst
   

As a partner at Flux Trends, Bronwyn’s research focuses on how macro socio-economic trends and emerging technologies will impact businesses, industries, and nations in the near and long term future. Part economist, part strategist, Bronwyn’s particular areas including using qualitative data combined with rich human insight for sustainable future design.

Her educational credentials include tertiary qualifications in Marketing Management (University of Johannesburg), Economics (University of London), Foresight (University of Manchester), and Future Studies (University of Stellenbosch). She is currently completing a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Bath.

Bronwyn’s clients include listed companies, The South African Reserve Bank, African government departments, and global business leaders. She also guest lectures for leading business schools, such as Duke, GIBS, University of Cape Town, and the University of Johannesburg. Bronwyn is also a published writer and a well- known media commentator on future trends and economic trajectories for network channels including CNBC Africa and ENCA News. Her next book, The Future Starts Now is being published by Bloomsbury and will be on shelves early 2021.

 

CHRISTOPH BRETGELD
Director of Strategy
Skillab
                   
CHRISTOPH BRETGELD
Director of Strategy
Skillab
                   
DR. ALEX HANNA
Sociologist and Research Scientist
Google
   
DR. ALEX HANNA
Sociologist and Research Scientist
Google
   
DR. CHRISTINA JAYNE COLCLOUGH
Expert Future of Work(ers) & Politics of Technology
The Why Not Lab
   
DR. CHRISTINA JAYNE COLCLOUGH
Expert Future of Work(ers) & Politics of Technology
The Why Not Lab
   

Dr Christina Colclough specialises in the future world of work(ers) & the politics of technology: digitalisation, ethics of AI, workplace data and AI governance, workers’ data rights. Regarded widely as a thought leader on inclusive digital change she advises a range of unions, CSOs and governmental bodies on future of work issues and responsible tech. She co-developed WeClock. an open-source self-tracking app for workers and Lighthouse, a data governance framework. Christina is a Member of the OECD expert group on A.I and is a member of the UN Secretary General Roadmap for Digital Cooperation stakeholder group. She was named as one of the world’s 100 most influential women on the ethics of AI.  Website www.thewhynotlab.com

DR. JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer
School of Law, NUI Galway
DR. JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer
School of Law, NUI Galway
GARY BROTMAN
VP of Product & Marketing
Secondmind
                     
GARY BROTMAN
VP of Product & Marketing
Secondmind
                     
GRADY BOOCH
IBM Fellow
                         
GRADY BOOCH
IBM Fellow
                         

Grady Booch is Chief Scientist for Software Engineering at IBM where he leads IBM’s research and development for embodied cognition. Having originated the term and the practice of object-oriented design, he is best known for his work in advancing the fields of software engineering and software architecture. A co-author of the Unified Modeling Language, a founding member of the Agile Alliance, and a founding member of the Hillside Group, Grady has published six books and several hundred technical articles, including an ongoing column for IEEE Software. Grady was also a trustee for the Computer History Museum. He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow, has been awarded the Lovelace Medal and has given the Turing Lecture for the BCS, and was recently named an IEEE Computer Pioneer.

GRY HASSELBALCH
Co-Founder
DataEthics.eu
   
GRY HASSELBALCH
Co-Founder
DataEthics.eu
   

Gry Hasselbalch is a leading expert in responsible digital innovation and technological transformation. She is one of the female founders of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu established in 2015, a member of the European Commission’s  High-Level Group on AI that created Europe’s Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and is author of the influential book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch & Tranberg, 2016).

INDRA DEN BAKKER
CEO & Co-Founder
Overstory
                 
INDRA DEN BAKKER
CEO & Co-Founder
Overstory
                 

Indra has a background in Computational Intelligence. Before co-founding Overstory, he worked as a Data Scientist and he is the author of ‘Python Deep Learning Cookbook’. Indra is on a mission to enable better decision making about our planet by leveraging advancements in AI and satellite technology.

JOEL MYHRE
Senior Disaster Management Specialist
Pacific Disaster Center
                           
JOEL MYHRE
Senior Disaster Management Specialist
Pacific Disaster Center
                           

From Kabul to Geneva to Palo Alto, Joel K. Myhre has been honoured over his two decades of public policy and advanced ICT experience to help bring advanced humanitarian technology innovations to civil society actors across the Pacific Rim, Europe, North America, Africa, & Central Asia. He has worked with a broad swath of Public Health, Counter-terrorism, Humanitarian and Disaster Response entities, in addition to UN and US DoD engagements throughout the Pacific Rim and Europe.

Having implemented UN, ISO, & US geospatial standards globally. Mr. Myhre’s technical geospatial endeavours include Membership in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), co-founder of the California Homeland Security GIS Working Group (now HIFLD), participant in the Global Healthcare Facility Database Initiative, and GEOINT subject matter expert for both the LA FBI’s WMD effort and the ad hoc WHO Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings.

Recent endeavours have focused on global public health alerting and response (WHO Geneva), EOC interoperability in Afghanistan, and use of satellite / mobile / UAV data sources for crisis response. He currently serves as the Geneva engagement lead for the Pacific Disaster Center to liaise with UN, WHO, NGO partners globally v a v COVID19 and all-hazards / DRR.

JULIEN WINKEL
Co-Founder & CEO
InForIntelligence
               
JULIEN WINKEL
Co-Founder & CEO
InForIntelligence
               
KELVIN AONGOLA
Co-Founder & CEO
Labelfuse
     
KELVIN AONGOLA
Co-Founder & CEO
Labelfuse
     
LAURENT VANDEBROUCK
CEO
Chronolife
                             
LAURENT VANDEBROUCK
CEO
Chronolife
                             

Before joining Chronolife, Laurent set up and grew Qualcomm Life in Europe between 2012 and 2018, Qualcomm Life being an enabler and connectivity provider for connected and Digital Health services globally.

Prior to Qualcomm Life, Laurent developed, launched and managed different new businesses and P&L for the enterprise market in B2B mode for leading satellite operators such as Eutelsat and for leading wireless communication technology providers such as Qualcomm.

His expertise is therefore focused on the development and operation of end-to-end services leveraging innovative satellite, cellular, IoT and Cloud based technologies applied to the enterprise market in general and to Digital Health in particular.

 

MARCO DE JONG
Founder & CEO
Experience Data
     
MARCO DE JONG
Founder & CEO
Experience Data
     

“I am Marco de Jong, founder and CEO of Experience Data with more than 25 years of experience in the data field. An innovative team with 15 highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds. I am a CPA by education, but early in my career at EY found my passion in data. Using experience data for better decision making is what I love to do. I am passionate about data but more interested in the human side of data. New technology is undermined if people cannot work with it. Together humans and machines can really make a difference! Our Artificial Assistants humanize the cooperation between AI and users to deliver lasting impact. The Artificial Assistant gathers experience data and fills in the gaps in the existing data foundations. This improves the organization’s data quality. Because of this, valuable knowledge and experience is structurally stored within the organization and not just in the heads of employees.

An Artificial Assistant can be considered an additional employee, one that you’ll never run into at the water cooler. It is an embodiment of algorithms, overseeing mountains of complex data, drawing conclusions and presenting those to its human colleagues as action-oriented recommendations, allowing the organization to easily operate in a data-driven way. How do you transfer all this knowledge and experience in a data model? How do you make decisions using the data? The first challenge is always to transform AI insights to concrete actions. User feedback on these actions provide us the experience data we need to make our solutions fit. Experience data is the team that is dedicated to make this dream come true, focusing on insurance, employability and fruit quality. Data studio, within Experience Data , is a collection of creative specialties that creates data solutions.

Looks at data challenges in a creative way and creates the perfect combination of man and machine. ”

 

MICHAEL MUSANDU
Co-Founder & CEO
Lalaland
                               
MICHAEL MUSANDU
Co-Founder & CEO
Lalaland
                               

Michael Musandu holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and BSc in Computer Science. A science communicator whose research won Utrecht Universities Breaking Science 2019. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Lalaland, an Amsterdam based start-up that uses generative adversarial networks to generate artificial human models, photorealistic yet nonexisting people. Helping fashion brands appeal to customers with virtual models that represent the incredible diversity of humankind.

 

PRATEEK PRASAD
Senior Product Manager
Pluralsight
     
PRATEEK PRASAD
Senior Product Manager
Pluralsight
     

Prateek is a Senior Product Manager at Pluralsight, the leading technology skills development platform.

 

Since joining Pluralsight in 2018, he has led multiple initiatives to scale applied machine learning across the company. Previously he was a Product Manager at Oracle’s Adaptive Intelligent Applications team, a greenfield venture within Oracle using machine learning to add value to applications across the business including customer experience, human capital management, supply chain management, and enterprise resource planning.

 

Prateek started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Professional Services Consultant. He holds a Bachelor in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and a Master of International Business from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. When not working, he enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities – from rowing Boston’s Mystic River to being lost in the Indian Himalayan mountains.

 

ROBIN VERGOUWEN
AI Video Assesment Lead
Incision
           
ROBIN VERGOUWEN
AI Video Assesment Lead
Incision
           

With an academic background in both Cognitive Neuroscience and Computer Science, I am intrigued by the similarities and differences between the human brain and the ‘computer brain’. How do we perceive the world around us? How do we see what is present in an image or a video? And how can we make a computer understand what is present in an image or a video?

 

These are some of the questions which I try to answer on a daily basis by developing algorithms that can automatically analyze surgical images and videos with the use of Artificial Intelligence. This work is an important part of Incision’s mission to realize the potential of standardized analysis and feedback generation in the field of surgical training.

 

ROLAND HALLEBEEK
CEO & Co-Founder
Scotty Technologies
                           
ROLAND HALLEBEEK
CEO & Co-Founder
Scotty Technologies
                           

Roland Hallebeek has been in the industry of telecommunications, data and AI for years. He was the vice president of Telecom and Media at Capgemini, headed up various start-ups, led European AI Customer Engagement Management at IPsoft, and ran the Global Digital & Cognitive AI centre at EPAM systems.

 

He is the CEO and Co-founder of Scotty Technologies, which developed Scotty. Scotty is the voice and chatbot that automates and improves customer contacts via phone, chat and email, in any channel, language and 24/7.

 

Sarah Porter
CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
Sarah Porter
CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!

Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally.

Emerging tech / AI / Medtech / Singularity / existentialism is where her core experience lies and she has over 20 years of commercial experience.

As a board executive for i2i events (parent company The Guardian Media Group / Apax – Ascential – previously Top Right Group) with the specific remit to rapidly grow the business whilst leveraging operational costs and prepare pre IPO. She sat on the i2i mergers and acquisitions committee identifying, analysing and approaching target businesses and accelerated growth by 22% within 12 months.

Achievements include the launch and acquisition of Money2020 – a leading fintech product. This included negotiation, 3 stage due diligence, its subsequent integration, and the long term geo-adaption into a global portfolio worth over $40m. The launch of World Retail Congress in 10 countries, the re-launch of Cannes Lions festival.

Sarah is a regular keynote speaker on start-ups, business and women / equality related issues and is an ambassador for the Royal Marsden where she champions the use of AI tech in oncology advances.

FEDOR KLINKENBERG
Co-Founder & CEO
Brainial
 
FEDOR KLINKENBERG
Co-Founder & CEO
Brainial
 

Fedor co-founded Brainial with the vision to create an environment where knowledge workers are able to excel and stand out. Simply put, automating basic duties and tedious tasks leaves more time for human interaction, where true value can be created. Freeing them from simple, repetitive work and enabling them to be creative again and use their expertise & knowledge to the fullest. Brainial provides a B2B SaaS solution to help organizations to reduce the time and money spent responding to tenders and to gain a higher quality, win rate and profitability.

ALVISE SEMBENICO
CEO
Intrical AI
     
ALVISE SEMBENICO
CEO
Intrical AI
     

Alvise is a recent graduate of MSc AI at the UvA and a co-founder of Intrical AI. He believes that Machine Learning can bring tremendous changes to the financial sphere. With Intrical AI Alvise aims at transforming texts and data into business knowledge.

ANDREW SCHROEDER
Vice President Research & Analysis
Direct Relief
   
ANDREW SCHROEDER
Vice President Research & Analysis
Direct Relief
   

Andrew Schroeder leads humanitarian research and analysis at Direct Relief, a medical response NGO based in California, focused on connecting the world’s most vulnerable communities with access to essential medicines and medical supplies. He is also the co-founder of WeRobotics, an NGO building partnerships in nearly 30 countries to support localized robotics and AI applications. During the COVID-19 pandemic he co-founded the Covid-19 Mobility Data Network along with Harvard School of Public Health to improve the use of large-scale data on human mobility for infectious disease epidemiology and public health response.

ANJA REIMANN
Project Lead AI4Cities
City of Amsterdam
             
ANJA REIMANN
Project Lead AI4Cities
City of Amsterdam
             
 
CHIARA MOENTER
Co-Founder
SDG 18: Space for All
 
CHIARA MOENTER
Co-Founder
SDG 18: Space for All

Chiara studies Global Project & Change Management at the Windesheim Honours College and is the Co-Founder of SDG 18 Space for All. Her interest in space began with the Overview Effect, and she is working on ways to incorporate the knowledge of space into education, trying to create a collective sense of responsibility.

DIMITRA STEFOUDI
Space Law
Leiden University
       
DIMITRA STEFOUDI
Space Law
Leiden University
       

Dimitra is part of the International Institute of Air & Space Law of Leiden University and a PhD Candidate in Space Law. She holds an Adv. LL.M. in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, a Master in International Business Law from Tilburg University and a Bachelor in Law from the Law School of Athens.

She focuses on space data policies, cybersecurity and privacy in space activities, space resources governance, and is writing her PhD on the “Legal and Policy Aspects of Space Big Data”, with the support of the Netherlands Space Office and the European Space Agency. She attended the International Space University Space Studies Program in 2016 and has been lecturing on space law at ISU ever since.

She is member of several organizations, including the International Institute of Space Law, the European Centre for Space Law and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart, and regularly participates to international conferences.

GUILLAUME HERVE
CEO & Co-Founder
Systems
       
GUILLAUME HERVE
CEO & Co-Founder
Systems
       

Guillaume has an extensive background in technology companies. In the past six years, he has been a business consultant in strategy and innovation-driven growth, having consulted for large and medium-sized companies in various sectors. He is the Chairman of the Board of CTS Santé, the most active accelerator for medical technologies and devices in Canada and the Chairman of the Board of CM Labs, a Montreal high-tech software company offering simulators and simulation software for vehicles, the defense industry, robotics, construction and port operations around the globe. He is an active mentor and coach with tech start-ups at FounderFuel, TechStars, District 3, CTS Santé, and the Business Families Foundation. Previously, Mr. Hervé was a senior executive at CAE Inc. where he held several key positions. He was the founder and CEO of CAE Healthcare which leveraged simulation, haptics and virtual reality technologies and best practices in aviation simulation to offer surgical simulators, integrated simulation-based training solutions, and patient simulators to medical schools, hospitals and defence organizations worldwide. The company grew to $50M in revenues by year 3. He was also President & CEO of Presagis, specializing in delivering high fidelity, physics-based simulation and graphics software to defense and aeronautics organizations worldwide. Prior to this, he was an Executive VP in CAE Inc.’s core business. Some of his responsibilities included VP Global Operations and Technology for Commercial Aviation Training, VP Aviation for Americas and Asia, and Head of Engineering. Prior to CAE, Mr. Hervé was an officer in the Canadian Air Force. He completed an M.Sc. degree in business from the State University of New York, a Bachelor of Engineering in aerospace from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master degree in Program Management from the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies.

HASSAN AL HILOU
Strategic Advisor
                     
HASSAN AL HILOU
Strategic Advisor
                     

Hassan Al Hilou is a strategic advisor, keynote speaker and author, Hassan is one of the sought-after leaders on radical diversity, inclusive innovation and society (public sector) transformation and the impact of it in different sectors, his strongest focus is people experiences, communication and service/product development and HR.

 

IGOR BEUKER
Speaker, Futurist, Social Entrepreneur
           
IGOR BEUKER
Speaker, Futurist, Social Entrepreneur
           

Notorious for his energetic, bold, witty and purposeful personality, driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through social innovation. Igor Beuker is known for his radical vision on trends and technologies that impact business, economy, and society. In the spotlights, Igor delivered 2,500+ international talks in 20 years live on stage, being a headliner act speaker or host. Behind the scenes, Igor is a social entrepreneur with 5 exits and an angel investor in 24 social start-ups, and a futurist for Fortune 500s, WEF and the EU. Meet a misfit on a mission www.igorbeuker.com

 

JAN DUFFHUES
Innovation Manager, Sustainability and City Development
City of Amsterdam
           
JAN DUFFHUES
Innovation Manager, Sustainability and City Development
City of Amsterdam
           
JANET IVEY
President | Explore Mars
Creator & CEO | Janet's Planet
JANET IVEY
President | Explore Mars
Creator & CEO | Janet's Planet

Janet Ivey is the creator and CEO of Janet’s Planet, Inc. as well as the president of Explore Mars. Ivey is a second round Citizen Astronaut Candidate for Space For Humanity, a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and an award-winning Science Educator. Janet has won 12 Regional Emmy Awards and 5 Gracie Allen Awards. Furthermore, Janet Ivey has been presented with the STEM-FLORIDA Award for Exploring Microgravity, a 35-minute documentary for students. Ivey has given two Tedx Talks, one on “AWE Inspired Science” and the other on “How To Inhabit Your Very Own Planet”. As well as being on the board of Governors for the National Space Society she is also guardian & shepherdess of the Next Generation of Space Explorers.

JOOST VAN HOUTEN
Managing Director
SlimmerAI
       
JOOST VAN HOUTEN
Managing Director
SlimmerAI
       

Joost is the Managing Director at Slimmer AI’sdepartment dedicated forbuildingAI-driven solutions forthe financial industrycalled Sentinels. Joost is leading the machine learning and software engineeringteamto bring company’s vision of rethinking the legacy compliance processes and technology live. His previous experience includes McKinsey and leading a (VC backed) e-commerce startup.”My main focus is to shape and execute on our product vision, help our customers achieve their compliance goals and enable our team in developing, effectiveness and having fun

KARTIK KUMAR
Co-Founder
Satsearch
       
KARTIK KUMAR
Co-Founder
Satsearch
       

Kartik is an aerospace engineer and planetary scientist with degrees from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is cofounder of satsearch, the global marketplace for space.

Satsearch’s goal is to help space engineers find the right products & services on the global market for cutting-edge space missions. Satsearch is an ESA BIC Noordwijk alumnus, having completed the 2- year incubation program earlier this year.

Kartik has been involved in a number of space activities, including serving as co-National Point of Contact for the Netherlands under the Space Generation Advisory Council, participating in two Mars analog simulation missions as analog astronaut through the Austrian Space Forum, and working on Active Debris Removal technologies and missions as Experience Researcher through the FP7 Marie Curie ITN Stardust.

KIRILL KOROTAEV
Co-Founder & CEO
Purple Gaze
         
KIRILL KOROTAEV
Co-Founder & CEO
Purple Gaze
         

In 2015, Kirill left his corporate job in marketing. He decided that in order to maximise his impact on the world he should either study neuroscience to boost our understanding of the human brain or learn programming to contribute to the development of AI.

He ended up enrolling in the Cognitive Sciences & Technologies program at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow where he got an opportunity to engage into both: use neuroimaging techniques to collect the data from the brain and then build computational models to compare performance of human participants with deep neural networks on visual tasks.

Today Kirill is the Co-Founder and CEO of Purple Gaze, Amsterdam-based startup that leverages Eye Tracking and AI to identify biomarkers of brain disorders in the patterns of Eye Movements data.

LIAM KENNEDY
Inventor
ISS-Above
LIAM KENNEDY
Inventor
ISS-Above

Liam is the inventor of the ISS-Above, a single board computer device (a Raspberry Pi) that presents a rich set of live information about the ISS including live video views of the earth.  What started as a weekend project in 2013 to build a cool gizmo to inspire his own grandchildren has now been shipped to more than 3,500 locations around the world including private homes, schools, science centers and even at every NASA center nationwide.  Throughout a career in programming and live video streaming/video production, Liam has been passionate about astronomy and the perspective it gives humankind on our place in the Universe and how beautiful and fragile our Earth is. Previously President of the Orange County Astronomers, a Griffith Observatory Planetarium Lecturer and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, today Liam focuses on bringing the ISS into people’s daily lives, through public outreach, deployment of the ISS-Above into homes, schools and public spaces and spearheading projects to enhance our view of space exploration and of ourselves.

MALAK TRABELSI LOEB
Futurist & Lawyer
             
MALAK TRABELSI LOEB
Futurist & Lawyer
             

Malak Trabelsi Loeb is an entrepreneur, futurist, strategist, and senior legal associate specializing in International Business Law and International Space Law, and International Commercial Arbitrator. Mrs. Loeb is a Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy, a multidisciplinary academic researcher, a writer and public speaker, and a Ph.D. Candidate in International Space Law.

Mrs. Loeb is advocating for Sustainable Space For Humanity, addressing the complex Space socioeconomic and environmental interrelated dimensions. “Sustainable Space For Humanity” advocacy aims to keep the peaceful use of outer space while ensuring socioeconomic development for the present and future generations without deteriorating the outer space environment.

MANEESH KUMAR VERMA
Lead Robotics
Stellar Space
MANEESH KUMAR VERMA
Lead Robotics
Stellar Space

Maneesh Kumar Verma is the current Team Leader & Head of Operations of Lunar Zebro team at Delft University of Technology.

 

He is pursuing his aerospace engineering degree at TU Delft and for the past nine years worked at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) where he was involved in building and launching rockets like Aether, Stratos II+ and CanSat V7 and lead the DARE Structures group for three years and the society as its President in 2014. During that time, he also got involved with space rovers and along with Dr. Chris Verhoeven established the Zebro Project, a six-legged rover in 2013 and lead the team till 2015 and re-joined the group in 2017 for Lunar Zebro. He holds a researcher position at TU Delft for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and swarm technology where is he is the principle researcher for LUFAR (LUnar low Frequency ARray)

 

Maneesh, at present, leads the robotics division at Stellar Space Industries in Leiden and is the Regional Manager (India) for Hyperion Technologies, Delft.

 

His primary expertise lies in space systems engineering and has experience with robotics applications i.e. security, payloads, and space (nanosatellites, launchers and rovers).

 

NANDA PIERSMA
Scientific Director
HvA Expertise Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence
NANDA PIERSMA
Scientific Director
HvA Expertise Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence
PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
           
PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
           
PEDRO RUSSO
University Professror Astronomy & Society
Leiden University
PEDRO RUSSO
University Professror Astronomy & Society
Leiden University

Pedro Russo is University Professor in Astronomy & Society at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Russo was the global coordinator for the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Pedro was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany. Pedro is involved with several international organisations, like the International Astronomical Union, European Astronomical Society, Europlanet (European Planetology Network), the International Astronautical Federation. His work has received several awards, such as Seeds Special Award 2009, Scientix Best Educational Resource in 2015 and 2016, Most Innovative Educational Activities in 2017 and 2018 by HundrED and 2018 Leiden University’s K.J. Cath Prize.

RAMON RAHANGMETAN
Co-Founder
World Space Week
RAMON RAHANGMETAN
Co-Founder
World Space Week

Ramon Rahangmetan began his career in the hospitality service industry at the age of 12 years old, few years later he studied Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship in Wageningen, where he was the Chairman of the Student Council Board for two years, after this accomplishment he studied Sustainable Urban Development part e-learning at Wageningen University and Delft University of Technology.

 

Ramon has a broad interest in lifelong-learning, world-history, youth-empowerment and upcoming future technological trends. He uses this approach in his writing, working in a team, moderating a roundtable, speaking engagements, moderating, and speaking with people from various backgrounds. Adaptive learning, networking and cultural understanding are his driving principles.

 

SAVIER ATYA
Lead Public Relations
Lunar Zebro
       
SAVIER ATYA
Lead Public Relations
Lunar Zebro
       

Saviër is an Events Manager, Entrepreneur, and future Engineer. He is currently studying Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. You can wake up Saviër in the middle of the night to have food, go for a swim, or play a game of chess. His goal is to motivate and boost innovations in the Aerospace sector and to host the very first ‘festival’ in space!

VISHAL CHATRATH
CEO & Co-Founder
Secondmind
           
VISHAL CHATRATH
CEO & Co-Founder
Secondmind
           

Vishal Chatrath is CEO and Co-Founder of Secondmind, a decision making platform (DMP) that will simplify the future. Secondminds’s team of Cambridge-based, world-class researchers creates Machine Learning technologies to help you understand, guide and optimise the millions of micro-decisions that occur in complex, dynamic environments. Its platform will transform fields like systems engineering, autonomous vehicles, game design and smart city planning. Vishal was previously head of automotive at Nokia, founder of Chleon Automotive and Chief Business Officer of VocalIQ, which was acquired by Apple in 2015.

 

 
BART GEERTS
CEO
Healthplus AI
 
BART GEERTS
CEO
Healthplus AI

Bart Geerts is anaesthetist and CEO and founder of Healthplus AI, a company that builds, validates and scales machine-learning alogritms to transform data into insights for patients and health care providers to be better informed and proactive in their decision making. Bart is a member of the expert pool of the Responsible AI & Corona Project.

BART SMITS
Teamleader Education Group
Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering
BART SMITS
Teamleader Education Group
Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering

Bart Smits is a student, rocket engineer and education creator on a path to bring more hands-on and aim-high education programs to the young masses.

As team-leader of Education Group in the student rocketry society DARE he is responsible for many new projects including ‘de Raketbouwers’, a rocket workshop for elementary school children.

Always aiming to expand both DARE’s and his personal involvement in good education, he utilizes the cool-factor of rockets to teach about the importance of making our future with our own hands.

CATELIJNE MULLER
President
ALLAI
CATELIJNE MULLER
President
ALLAI

Catelijne Muller is President of ALLAI, a foundation that promotes Responsible AI, and a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI for the European Commission. The spearhead of her work is the impact of artificial intelligence on society. She is the author of the Artificial Intelligence & Society report of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) of 31 May 2017 and Chair of the EESC Permanent Study Group on AI. Catelijne studied Dutch Law and worked as a lawyer at Allen & Overy (a.o.) from 1997-2012, after which she switched to “Europe”.

 
FRANK DIGNUM
Wallenberg chair in AI
Umeå University
 
FRANK DIGNUM
Wallenberg chair in AI
Umeå University

Frank Dignum is Wallenberg chair in AI at Umeå University in Sweden, has an affiliation to Utrecht University and he is an honorary principal research fellow of the University of Melbourne. He is well known for his theory of social agents and social simulations to support policymaking. He presented the results of a social simulation of the effects of the Dutch Corona-app during an expert session of the Dutch Healthcouncil. Frank is a member of the expert pool of the Responsible AI & Corona project.

JASPER WAMSTEKER
Head of Communications & Education
Netherlands Space Office
JASPER WAMSTEKER
Head of Communications & Education
Netherlands Space Office

Jasper Wamsteker has been working in the space scene for 20 years already, with a passion for bringing across the fascination for space to the general public and to students and schoolkids. In 2009 he took up duty as Head of Communication and Education of the Netherlands Space Office. The last three years he was Chair of the Advisory Committee on Education of the European Space Agency.

JERRE SWEERS
CEO
Stellar Space Industries
     
JERRE SWEERS
CEO
Stellar Space Industries
     

Jerre is a well-seasoned Aerospace entrepreneur with a background in mechanical engineering. Before starting his own company, he worked at such companies as ESA ESTEC and Fokker (now GKN Aerospace). After working 13 years in industry he started his own company Stellar Space Industries B.V.(SSI).

JILLIAN ODUBER
Chief Engineer
Lunar Zebro, TU Delft
JILLIAN ODUBER
Chief Engineer
Lunar Zebro, TU Delft

Jillian Oduber is currently a Chief Engineer at the Lunar Zebro project at the Delft University of Technology. The Lunar Zebro is a nano Moon rover that is mainly being developed by students. Jillian is leading the team of engineers that are working on the Qualification Model of the rover named Strelka, which will go for testing to be qualified for the Moon in the coming months. She is originally from the small Caribbean island of Aruba, and moved to Delft in 2016 to study Aerospace Engineering. Having just finished her Bachelor, she has taken a year off of her studies to work full time at Lunar Zebro.

JOP STOLK
Student & finalist CanSat competition (Team S.U.Z.Y)
Kaj Munk College
JOP STOLK
Student & finalist CanSat competition (Team S.U.Z.Y)
Kaj Munk College

Hello I’m Jop Stolk. I’m seventeen years old and I’m in the last year of pre university school. After graduating my goal is to study Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University Delft. Our school, Kaj Munk College, offered the opportunity to participate in technical projects. I have participated for two years with team Ceilingboat in the Young Solar and last year I have participated with team Suzy in the CanSat Competition. I hope in the future I can be part of more of these projects. However passing my exams is the first goal right now.

KRISTIEN VERREYDT
Client Partner
Radix
KRISTIEN VERREYDT
Client Partner
Radix

Kristien is a Client Partner at Radix. Coming from a background in Linguistics and Literature, Kristien worked for five years as an AI consultant at IBM, helping clients build applications to help knowledge workers excel at their jobs.

 

At Radix, we empower organizations with AI, leading them to increased productivity and profitability. Our vision is that AI should be human-centric at its core. We build AI solutions that function as a co-pilot, with us and for us.

 

MARK BUCKLE
Head of LogTech Innovation Centre
Kuehne+Nagel
 
MARK BUCKLE
Head of LogTech Innovation Centre
Kuehne+Nagel
 
NATHALIE SMUHA
Researcher
KU Leuven Faculty of Law
NATHALIE SMUHA
Researcher
KU Leuven Faculty of Law

Nathalie Smuha is a researcher at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law and the Leuven.AI Institute, where she examines ethical and legal questions around Artificial Intelligence and other technologies. In the context of her research, Nathalie also worked at the European Commission (DG Connect) where she coordinated the work of the High-Level Expert Group on AI and contributed to EU policy-making on AI. Nathalie is a member of the expert pool of the Responsible AI & Corona Project.

PRACHI SACHDEVA
Technical Consultant
Alten NL
PRACHI SACHDEVA
Technical Consultant
Alten NL

Prachi Sachdeva graduated from TU Delft with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering specialized in Telecommunications, and currently works as a Technical Consultant at Alten. She is passionate about technology and is driven by its impact on society, and volunteers at Lunar Zebro in the role of the Partner Relations Manager. In her free time, she likes to read and learn new languages.

TIM GUEZEN
Student & finalist CanSat competition (Team S.U.Z.Y)
Kaj Munk College
TIM GUEZEN
Student & finalist CanSat competition (Team S.U.Z.Y)
Kaj Munk College

I am Tim Guezen, a 17 year old student at Kaj Munk College. I’m in 6VWO with a NT & NG profile. I have been interested in Space and Technology since I was 7. I’ve participated in the Young Solar Challenge and the CanSat competition, both are national technology competitions. After middle school i’d like to study Aerospace engineering at TU Delft.

JEREMY EASTERBROOK
CEO
Index
   
JEREMY EASTERBROOK
CEO
Index
   

Jeremy is a Martech pioneer and is working on its next big thing.

He is the co-founder of Index, an international AI company focusing on marketing, where he leads the development of solutions. He was recently recognized Top 30 Under 30 most influential in the Industry (Infopresse 2019).

As a result of 7 years of data and innovation at Index, he created ALYA : the first consumer brain platform. The tool empowers brands to understand omnichannel traffic and user experience through content, location, weather and device.

During his career, he’s worked with brands such as New Balance, Government of Canada, Globo Brazil, McGill University and Minto. Jeremy was a speaker in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Brazil and Seoul about AI and marketing.

SANJEEV VOHRA
Global Lead
Accenture Applied Intelligence
   
SANJEEV VOHRA
Global Lead
Accenture Applied Intelligence
   
LAYLA EL ASRI
Research Team Lead
Borealis AI
     
LAYLA EL ASRI
Research Team Lead
Borealis AI
     

Layla El Asri is a research team lead at Borealis AI which is RBC’s AI research lab. She completed a Ph.D. in computer science at Université de Lorraine in France in 2016. Her Ph.D. was a joint project between Université de Lorraine and Orange, France’s largest telecommunications company. Her research focused on improving dialogue systems with machine learning. She developed methods to train dialogue systems faster while respecting strong industrial constraints. In 2016, she joined a Canadian startup named Maluuba as a research scientist where she worked on user simulation, reinforcement learning, and datasets for training dialogue systems. Layla then joined Microsoft in 2017 as a research manager leading a team focused on conversational AI and natural language processing. She has been continuing her work on natural language processing at Borealis AI since she joined in 2019.

 

 

JOEL DORI
Start Up Liaison
StartupAmsterdam
       
JOEL DORI
Start Up Liaison
StartupAmsterdam
       
ALEX KANTROWITZ
Founder | Big Technology
On-air Contributor | CNBC
ALEX KANTROWITZ
Founder | Big Technology
On-air Contributor | CNBC

Alex is the founder of Big Technology, an independent publication that covers the inner workings of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. His email newsletter goes out to thousands of Silicon Valley decision-makers each week.

Alex’s first book, Always Day One, debuted in 2020. The book is a reported deep dive on the tech giants’ work cultures, featuring more than 130 interviews with insiders from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to front line workers. Inc. named Always Day One a Business Book You Have to Read in 2020.

Prior to founding Big Technology, Alex was a Senior Technology Reporter at BuzzFeed News. In 2019, he won a Mirror Award as part of a BuzzFeed team recognized for reporting on “Social Media in the Crosshairs.” Before BuzzFeed, Alex was a staff reporter at Advertising Age. He began his career buying ads and selling ad-tech software in New York.

Alex lives in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

 

MEREDITH WHITTAKER
Co-Founder
AI Now Institute
MEREDITH WHITTAKER
Co-Founder
AI Now Institute

Meredith Whittaker is the Minderoo Research Professor at New York University and the founder of Google’s Open Research group.

Her research and advocacy focus on the social implications of artificial intelligence and the tech industry responsible for it, with a particular emphasis on power and the political economy driving the commercialization of computational technology. Prior to NYU, she worked at Google for over a decade, where she led product and engineering teams, founded Google’s Open Research Group, and co-founded M-Lab, a globally distributed network measurement platform that now provides the world’s largest source of open data on internet performance. She also worked extensively on issues of privacy and security, helping provide funding, strategy, and support for efforts dedicated to providing privacy from governments and large tech corporations. As a long-time tech worker, she also helped lead labor organizing at Google. She was one of the core organizers pushing back against Google’s military contracts, the company’s insufficient response to concerns about AI and its harms, and was a central organizer of the Google Walkout. She continues to work in solidarity with organizers in tech, driven by the belief that worker power and collective action are necessary to ensure meaningful tech accountability, especially in the context of concentrated industrial power. She has advised the White House, the FCC, the City of New York, the European Parliament, and many other governments and civil society organizations on artificial intelligence, internet policy, measurement, privacy, and security.

 

ROEY MECHREZ
CTO
BeyondMinds
   
ROEY MECHREZ
CTO
BeyondMinds
   

Mr. Roey Mechrez, Is the CTO and Co-Founder of BeyondMinds. At the company, Mr. Mechrez leads a group of top AI researchers and scientists. Prior to founding BeyondMinds, Mr. Mechrez held a number of positions in hi-tech companies and academia, including as a lecturer and researcher. Focusing on the intersection of computer vision and deep learning, Mr. Mechrez’s research includes realistic image generation, manipulation, and transformation with a concentration on tools, algorithms, and new paradigms for photo editing and synthesis. Mr. Mechrez holds a B.S. and M.Sc. (cum laude) in Biomedical Engineering from the Tel Aviv University and completed his Ph.D. in the field of electrical engineering at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. As part of his Ph.D., Mr. Mechrez researched image-to-image problems, image generation and GANs, super-resolution, photorealistic synthesis, and template matching.

CAMIEL R. VRESCHOOR
CEO
Birds.ai
     
CAMIEL R. VRESCHOOR
CEO
Birds.ai
     

Camiel is the Founder and CEO of Birds.ai. Camiel is passionate about bridging technology and society to tackle the challenges of humanity. At Birds.ai, he drives insights for clients, by converting images into meaningful figures and numbers. The use cases for this service are many such as finding broken solar panels, monitoring the quality of steel, and counting inventory. This enables production managers and asset owners to reduce revenue loss due to errors and degradation.

JEAN FREROT
Customer Engineer
ML6
JEAN FREROT
Customer Engineer
ML6

Jean is a Customer Engineer working for the Ghent Scale-up ML6. His education focussed on AI and engineering. While Jean loves getting into the technical aspects of machine learning, his true passion lies in matching his machine learning knowledge to a client’s problem. Working for ML6 allows Jean to interact with clients on a daily basis, solving problems by putting AI into action.

DR. ULLI WALTINGER
Head of Research Group Machine Intelligence & Technology Head
Siemens AI Lab
DR. ULLI WALTINGER
Head of Research Group Machine Intelligence & Technology Head
Siemens AI Lab
ALEXANDER TEUSZ
Conversational AI Trainer
Cognigy
ALEXANDER TEUSZ
Conversational AI Trainer
Cognigy
HARRO STOKMAN
CEO and Founder
Kepler Vision Technologies
   
HARRO STOKMAN
CEO and Founder
Kepler Vision Technologies
   
 
LINDA VAN DE FLIERT
Chief Technology Office – Public Tech
City of Amsterdam
 
LINDA VAN DE FLIERT
Chief Technology Office – Public Tech
City of Amsterdam

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