Dubai Data & Statistics Establishment, Digital Dubai
H.E. Younus Al Nasser is a
globally recognized leader in planning and implementing city-wide digital
transformation, and building holistic data ecosystems. Currently serving as the
Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment, part of
the Dubai Digital Authority, Al Nasser has played an instrumental role in
Dubai’s digital transformation over the past 7 years.
As the CEO of the Dubai Data and
Statistics Establishment, Al Nasser has overseen the creation of Data
Governance models for the city creating policies and standards for data
sharing, created a network of Data Champions across Dubai Government and
Semi-Government entities, built the city’s first Open Data sharing platform
(Dubai Pulse) and has also charted the future of the city’s data ecosystem by
creating a Private-Sector Engagement Strategy.
Al Nasser is also a Member of the
UAE AI Council leading the development of the UAE National Data Strategy, and
is the Vice-Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Global
Councils for SDG 11.
The world's largest educational and scientific computing society that confers every year The ACM A.M. Turing Award, recognized as the "Nobel Prize of Computing"
Association of Computing Machinery (Greece)
Yannis Ioannidis (Ph.D., Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; MSc, Applied MathemaAcs,
Harvard University; Diploma, Electrical Engineering, NaAonal Technical University of Athens)
is the President of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a Professor at
the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the “Athena” Research and
Innovation Center, where he also served as the President and General Director for 10 years.
His research interests include Database and InformaAon Systems, Data Science, Data and
Text AnalyAcs, Data Infrastructures and Digital Repositories, Recommender Systems and
PersonalizaAon, and Human-Computer InteracAon, topics on which he has published over
170 arAcles in leading journals and conferences and also holds four patents.
His work is
oYen inspired by and applied to data management and analysis problems that arise in
industrial environments or in the context of other scienAfic fields (Social Sciences and
HumaniAes, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences) and the Arts. He has been the coordinator and
legal enAty head of OpenAIRE, which implements the European policies on open access to
research publicaAons and data. He is the soYware director of the European Human Brain
Project flagship iniAaAve, the coordinator of the EOSC Future strategic project, which
implements the core elements of the European Open Science Cloud, and a coordinator or
partner in tens of other European and naAonal research and innovaAon projects. He has also
led or is currently leading the creaAon of new internaAonal or spin-off companies. He is
an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of several
research and teaching awards. He has served as the Greek delegate to the European
Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) (2012-2023), being a member of its
ExecuAve Board (2016-2022) and a vice-chair (2019-2021), currently being a permanent
He is also the Greek delegate in the European Open Science Cloud Steering Board,
the ESFRI representaAve to the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG), an expert in the
Programme Committee on Research Infrastructures within the European Commission's
Horizon2020 Framework Programme, as well as the co-chair of the Global Climate Hub of
the UN Sustainable Development SoluAons Network (UN SDSN)
Co-founder of DataScience.Sg, a community of over 10,000 AI and data scientists in Singapore
AI Professionals Association
Koo has traversed through data
analytics, data science, and artificial intelligence in his career for the past
With an MBA degree and vast experience, he is
able to determine where possible values are from data collected. He does it
differently by building internal capabilities, through training, consulting,
and mentoring, allowing businesses to continuously take advantage of their
Uniquely, Koo is experienced in the full process
of getting value from data, from data collection, management & governance
to implementation of insights through strategy and business performance
His research interest is in how an organization
can build Data Science & Artificial Intelligence capabilities, Artificial
General Intelligence, and Smart Cities with a focus on the standard of living.
Co-founded DataScience.Sg (grassroots community)
in Nov 2013, growing it to more than 10,000 members (as at 2020). Former
Chairman of Working Committee, Singapore SAS User Group.
Patricia Scotland was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica. She is the tenth of twelve
children and grew up in London. She completed her LLB (Hons) London University at the
age of twenty and was called to the Bar at Middle Temple at the age of twenty-one.
Her career has been marked by achieving a number of extraordinary firsts, not least of
which was to be the first woman in the more than 700-year history of the office to serve
as Her Majesty’s Attorney-General for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland.
While holding these and other senior ministerial office she was given responsibility, inter
alia, for gender equality, domestic violence, forced marriage, and international child
abduction, and from these positions promoted diversity and equality of opportunity,
particularly for women and girls.
As the only woman to have been appointed Secretary-General of Commonwealth she is
placing special emphasis on mobilising the 56 nations of the Commonwealth to tackle
climate change – including its disproportionate impact on women – and, through women’s
enterprise, to build the resilience of smaller or more vulnerable countries. Eliminating
domestic violence and violence against women and girls is another area of focus
Host of "The Monday Morning Data Chat" and "The Data Nerd Herd" podcast, interviewing top data professionals.
Joe Reis is a “recovering data scientist” and co-author of the
best-selling O’Reilly book, Fundamentals of Data Engineering. He’s a
business-minded data nerd who’s worked in the data industry for 20 years, with
responsibilities ranging from statistical modeling, forecasting, machine
learning, data engineering, data architecture, and almost everything
Joe hosts the popular data podcasts The Monday Morning Data Chat
and The Joe Reis Show, keynotes major data conferences worldwide and runs
several meetups, including The Utah Data Engineering Meetup and SLC Python. In
his spare time, he can be found writing new books and articles and teaching at
the University of Utah.
When he’s not busy running a company, teaching, or creating
content, Joe often finds himself rock climbing or trail running in the
mountains around Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tech Investor, 117M Social media followers, sold over 250 million singles worldwide, Mastered the art of going viral
Forward-thinking, genre-defying, and
massively creative, Jason Derulo has staked his claim as one of the most
dynamic forces on the global pop landscape. Since breaking through with his 5x
RIAA Platinum-certified single, “Whatcha Say,” the
award-winning singer-songwriter has sold more than 250M singles worldwide and achieved 48 platinum
certifications including “Wiggle“, “Talk Dirty“, “Want to Want Me,” “Trumpets,” “It Girl“, “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Marry Me,” “ The Other Side,” “Get Ugly,” “Swalla,” “Savage Love” and “Take You Dancing.” Since the start of his solo recording
career in 2009, he has earned over 18.2B worldwide
streams, and built an unstoppable social media following of over 117M followers across all
platforms. Now at work on his highly anticipated fifth album – and full-length
debut for Atlantic Records – Derulo has delivered an ongoing series of smash
singles that have drawn a stunning 500M+ views,
including the irresistibly buoyant “Acapulco,” the RIAA
platinum-certified “Take You Dancing,”
and Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo’s 3x platinum-certified
chart-topper, “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat).” The latter track
– and its official BTS remix – proved an unstoppable international sensation
upon its 2020 arrival, peaking at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” as well as atop charts in 16 additional
countries around the world.
A truly multi-dimensional creator with an
entrepreneurial spirit, Derulo has also established himself as an actor and
businessman, investing in enterprises like Rocket Carwash, Catch L.A. and Rumble
Boxing, launching an innovation-minded podcast, and developing a line of
supplements and fitness products with the Najafi Group and BodyBuilding.com. Derulo
is to launch further into the podcasting space with his upcoming romantic
thriller series, Underwater, co-starring alonside Alexandra Shipp,
courtesy of Warner Music’s Interval Presents. What’s more, Derulo
unveiled Jason Derulo’s UZO, an
immersive graphic novel from Z2 Comics based on a
TikTok character created by the artist himself. Derulo’s newest best-selling
novel, Sing Your Name Out Loud: 15 Rules
for Living Your Dream, shares his personal story and advice on achieving success.
Billboard Magazine has
hailed Jason Derulo the King of TikTok, he is regularly amassing over 10M views per post, Derulo notes that
the platform has drastically reshaped his relationship with his fans. Derulo is
now amongst TikTok’s biggest superstars, currently the 4th most
followed male on the video-sharing platform with the 11th biggest
account overall. He continues to see his already astronomical TikTok presence
growing daily, now boasting more than 58.2M
followers worldwide and over 1.3B likes.
Derulo’s 29.7M Followers on
Instagram often rack up 50-100M views
per post. His YouTube channel has had a meteoric rise in 2023 reaching the top
spot at #1 in the United States in
early September with 580M weekly
views. Since then he’s been averaging 2.2B
streams per month with his 22.1M
subscribers. It’s safe to say, Jason Derulo has mastered the art of going
Top 21 Influencers in data Rivery. Top 20 Industry Key Opinion Leaders by Onalytica. Over 500 million views on Linkedin.
Steve Nouri, a renowned AI leader and Australia's ICT Professional of the Year, has
revolutionized AI perspectives while championing Responsible and inclusive AI, founding a
global non-profit initiative. He is also the founder of the largest Generative AI community in the
world and GenAI Works which is a platform for enthusiasts to Learn, Discover and Grow.
Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Dubai Future Foundation
Passionate about new technologies; I'm a
trailblazer and intrapreneur in HP for 20 years. I’m leading incubator
businesses; launched HP Virtual reality in Europe and am now lead AI
business development. I believe we can do more with Data to build a better
future where HP can help to gain efficiency and security.
In the top 5 graphical processing unit manufacturer in the world. His efforts are instrumental in Intel’s multi $Billion AI revenue growth.
Dr. Wei Li is the Vice President and General
Manager of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics (AIA) at Intel, responsible for AI software and AI hardware co-design. He
leads Intel’s world-wide team of engineering
“magicians” who make “AI Everywhere” a reality by supercharging machine
performance and developer productivity. Since starting his career as a computer
scientist for supercomputers, he has been at the
cutting-edge of technology and business growth, helping Intel transform from
PCs, to data center and cloud, and now AI.
a passion for technology, strategy, and execution, Wei and his team have been instrumental in Intel's recent
multi-billion-dollar AI revenue growth. His team improves AI performance by 10-100X through
software acceleration and for a broad AI and Analytics portfolio including deep learning, statistical
machine learning and big data analytics. Wei Li received his Ph.D. in Computer
Science from Cornell University.
He is a frequent speaker at Stanford and
Harvard as well as Industry leading conferences. He has served as an associate editor for ACM
Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, and was on the
Intel/Microsoft committee that funded the creation of parallel computing
research centers at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Board adviser on Cyber, Technology, Digital and Data risk - Strategic, Reputation, Regulatory, Change & Transformation, Financial and Operational
Began what became Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the first generation TPU chip.
Ross is the CEO and founder of Groq. Groq is the innovator of the novel Tensor
Streaming Processor compute architecture, accelerating workloads in AI, ML, and
HPC through their product portfolio ranging from GroqCard™ to GroqRack™.
to founding Groq, Jonathan began what became Google’s Tensor Processing Unit
(TPU) as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of
the first generation TPU chip. Jonathan next joined Google X’s Rapid Eval Team,
the initial stage of the famed “Moonshots factory”, where he devised and
incubated new Bets (Units) for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Jonathan
studied under Yann LeCun of the New York University Courant Institute.
AI pioneer advancing smart cities in Singapore and China, and a key contributor to Cambridge 1, the world's fastest supercomputer
ASEAN Applied Research Centre
With 8 patents issued, Sol has been awarded “CAO of the Year” “50 Most Powerful Women in Tech”, “Top 20 CDOs”, and ”Top 100 Innovators in Data & Analytics” many years in a row
Estée Lauder, Sony Music, and Merck
Empowers R&D with IT and tech-enabled innovation for the world's largest F&B company
Dr. Carolina Pinart is the Group Head for R&D Information
Technology at Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and beverages company. Before
that, she was Nestlé’s global Product Director for new generation technologies,
in charge of industrialising emerging technologies across the group, including
augmented reality/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, chatbots or voice.
She also led Nestlé’s company-wide AI Global Strategy Program.
She holds a PhD in engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
and has conducted business studies at the London Business School and New York
University, specializing in executive leadership. and organizational behavior.
Prior to Nestlé, Carolina was the chief operating officer of a New York
City-based start-up, where she developed and launched an app ecosystem to match
taxi supply and demand in real time. She also led Telehealth and Connected Car
product development and new business launches for wireless carrier Telefónica,
based in Madrid and the UK, with operations in Europe and Latin America.
Carolina started her career as a consultant for Altran in France
and worked in research and innovation for Siemens in Germany and for the Centre
Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions in Barcelona. Over that period, she published
more than 70 papers in international journals and conferences and obtained one
patent in diverse areas such as mobile video, wireless communications and
Besides her research record, Dr. Pinart has given 50+ talks about
technology and leadership, appeared in 15+ press articles and has been a mentor
in several tech startup programs (Conector Accelerator, LactApp startup,
EU-Silicon Valley Startup Accelerator) and graduates and women in tech
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech, European Innovation
Council, Esade). She is also a Partnerships Committee Member of European Women
on Boards and an ambassador for AI Swiss Cognitive, AI4 and London & Global
Tech Advocates, and an expert reviewer in Data & AI for Horizon Europe.
Last, Carolina is the recipient of a Nestlé CIO Award, DonaTIC
award by the Generalitat de Catalunya, post-doc fellowship by the Japan Society
for the Promotion of Science, pre-doc award by Agrupació Mútua and executive
education fellowships for sustained high performance at Telefónica and Nestlé.
Ashley Woodbridge is Chief Technology
Officer for Lenovo Middle East Turkey, and Africa. In his role he is responsible
for managing the solution
architecture function, driving end to end solutioning in collaboration with
Lenovo’s ecosystem of global partners and developing, positioning, and maturing
new wave technology solutions as part of the global CTO advisory board.
An Accomplished TEDx public speaker, Ashley
has had vast experience working with numerous multinational organisations
including Google, SAP, Darkmatter and Cisco. Most recently, Ashley joined
Lenovo from AWS where he led a team of Solution Architects and was responsible
locally for AWS’s UAE region launch and expansion of the technical presence
within enterprise and digital native segments
Leading one of the top business schools in the world (Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100)
S P Jain School of Global Management
Dr. Christopher Abraham is a PhD in Business Administration (Design Thinking & Innovation)
and has three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing),
Labor & Administrative Law.
He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and is a Fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Marketing (FCIM), UK. He has thirty-seven years’ experience in management
consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Singapore,and the UAE.
Currently he is the CEO & Head - Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President (Institutional Development)
at the S P Jain School of Global Management, a Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100 ranked
Business School, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai, and Sydney
Dr. Abraham has been a visiting Professor at many leading universities in Australia, USA,
Canada, Singapore, and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he headed the Executive MBA Program of XLRI,
Jamshedpur, one of Asia’s top business schools.
His areas of competence are Innovation, Design Thinking, Behavioural Design, Neuroscience of
Decision Making, Future of Education, Science of Happiness, Leadership, Human Potential,
Entrepreneurship, ESG , Ethics & Corporate Governance, Marketing &Strategy.
A much sought after 3 x TEDx and international keynote speaker, he has successfully
presented in numerous global forums and has also conducted many consulting and executive
development assignments for global organizations, including The World Bank, The Executive
Council (Govt. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, SEWA (Government of Sharjah), Aramex, DHL,
P &G, LG, Reckitt & Benkiser, AW Rostamani (Nissan Auto) & others
All in Tech Global
Coral Movasseli is
on a mission to re-engineer the way employees up-skill in the workplace using
At Accenture's Innovation Lab, she led digital
transformation projects for global enterprises using advanced deep
technologies. She has worked internationally in commercial roles across
Toronto, Dublin and Toronto. Coral started her career at the Canadian foreign
office developing International trade strategy.
She founded and grew the largest network of
women-in-tech in Ireland and increased gender diversity in the sector by
equipping thousands of female professionals with learning and development
programs to succeed. She is the proud recipient of the Advocate of the Year by
Women in IT (2019), and the Women of Influence by Irish Women's Award (2020).
She has received notable nominations, including the London Playmakers Tech
Coral holds a Masters of Science from the London
School of Economics, where she was also a Hansard Scholar. She
graduated Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelors in Masters of Science
from the University of Ottawa.
Technology Innovation Institute
Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei is Executive Director and Acting Chief AI Researcher for the Al-Cross
Center Unit (AICCU) at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII). She is a renowned leader and
visionary in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology. With a wealth of knowledge and
experience, she has made significant contributions to AI research, development, and innovation
- earning her a distinguished reputation in the industry.
Dr. Almazrouei’s leadership and expertise have been vital in the successful development of TII’s
Falcon LLM models (home-built rivals to ChatGPT), which significantly outperform models like
BLOOM-62 and GPT-3. Her commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI innovation and her
instrumental role led to the creation of the Middle East’s first homegrown, open-source large
language model (LLM), Falcon 40B for use in research and commercialization. Following the
phenomenal success of Falcon 40B, she then developed Falcon 180B, an advanced iteration of
its predecessor and the world’s most powerful AI model.
Both Falcon LLMs’ exceptional performance have ranked them number one globally on Hugging
Face's Open LLM Leaderboard; Falcon 40B in May 2023, and Falcon 180B in September 2023
Falcon LLMs managed to surpass competitors such as Meta's LLaMA models and
Stability AI's StableLM Dr. Almazrouei led the development of NOOR, an Arabic NLP model in
2022. She has greatly contributed towards addressing global challenges in order to achieve the
sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Dr. Almazrouei is recognized worldwide for her contributions to AI and was featured in Leading AI
Women in the World in 2023 list, alongside other distinguished women in the field.
She is also an
advocate for sustainability and AI for Good initiatives, as well as the general chair of Abu Dhabi
AI Connect and TPC chair of many IEEE international conferences.
Her contributions extend beyond her work at TII where she leads the big data expert
subcommittee of the UAE Council for AI and Blockchain and is a member of the worldwide
steering board of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). She is also a member of the
Science and Engineering Advisory Board at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD). She is a
scientific author, patent inventor, entrepreneur, and renowned speaker, known for her keynote
speeches at prestigious summits such as the AI Summit in London, CogX Festival, World AI
Cannes Festival, and Tech summits.
Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei previously worked in the telecommunications industry delivering
business solutions for companies like BT, Etisalat, and KU where she leveraged her expertise to
develop advanced tech solutions and products for stakeholders across multiple industries on the
Internet of Things (IoTs), autonomous vehicles and drones, wireless localization, intelligence
network optimization, 5G and beyond.
Develops an ecosystem of public, private, and academic sectors to collaborate on the developing of practical standards for the responsible and safe use of AI Technology
Singapore Computer Society (SCS)
Gerry is the Chairman of the AI
Ethics & Governance Special Interest Group (SIG) under the Singapore
Computer Society (SCS), as well as the co-chair of the Singapore AI Technical
Committee. He has over 25 years of experience advising clients
on how to adopt technology innovations in a safe and controlled environment.
At the helpm of the world’s strongest telecom brand
University Mohammed VI Polytechnic
El Habti is
the President of University Mohammed VI Polytechnic. With a combination of both
corporate as well as education management and administration skills and
leadership capabilities, he continues fostering organizational Development,
leading formulation and implementation of the university’s strategic vision and
transformation aspirations, promoting the implementation of effective
procedures and institutional reforms and building impactful collaborations and
linkages at the local and international levels.
Hicham El Habti has
extensive education, experience and background in Applied Mathematics and
Economics, Hicham El Habti also
holds an engineering degree from l’Ecole Normale des Pont et Chaussee, Paris in
Economics, Management and Finance.
joined OCP in January 2013 where he has served in various positions before
being appointed deputy general secretary. Prior to joining OCP he has
undertaken several strategic and managerial positions including piloting
strategic and operational projects, Financial Risk Management, managing
investments and providing consultancy services and guidance to leading
companies in Morocco and France.
Backed up 10+ companies like MosaicML (acquired by Databricks), Stability AI, DynamoFL, Space & Time and others while at Samsung Next.
Hina is a partner at M12 -
Microsoft’s Venture Fund, based in San Francisco, where she invests in AI,
Infrastructure & Gaming startups. With over 13 years of experience in
software engineering, she has a deep understanding of the industry and is an expert
in AI, Infrastructure, DevTools & Cloud. Hina previously led AI Investments
at Samsung Next and invested in over 10 companies, including MosaicML (acquired
by Databricks), Stability AI, DynamoFL & Space & Time among others.
Prior to SamsungNext, she led a team at Apple for around 8 years with a focus
on multiple projects varying from Security, iCloud, Artificial Intelligence,
Developer Tools & Data Integrity. Hina holds multiple patents through her
work at Apple.
As a software engineering leader, Hina has managed a team of seasoned
developers and was DRI for some of the key projects at Apple. Her experience in
leading various cross-organization projects in big tech companies has made her
a valuable asset in the venture capital industry.
Hina is a thought leader in the AI industry and has spoken at various leading
AI conferences, including the World Summit AI, Global Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Conference, AI4 and others. She has also been a guest on podcasts such
as "AI and the Future of Work", “Me, Myself & AI”, and others.
Hina's expertise in AI and her experience in software engineering make her a
valuable asset to any company looking to invest in the future of technology.
Global expert in data ethics and responsible data practices with a focus on ML and AI
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. JoAnn and her team design and operationalize
Mastercard’s global data strategy, guiding enterprise deployment of cutting-edge data solutions,
including advanced analytics and AI, and the development of enterprise data platforms.
Her leadership is integral to Mastercard’s push to deepen the strategic value it can provide its merchant,
banking and government customers and cardholders through its expanding data-driven products and
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.
The first British diplomat to hold an emerging technology portfolio. Holds a civil service award, presented by the late Queen Elizabeth II, for her work on digital diplomacy
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Karen McLuskie was
the first British diplomat to hold an emerging technology portfolio in 2019.
Since then she has pioneered international co-operation on AI, quantum, future
telecoms, bio-engineering, semiconductors, and data. She holds a civil service award,
presented by the late Queen Elizabeth II, for her work on digital diplomacy.
She has held postings in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Iraq, DRC and India and
works today as senior advisor on emerging technology in FCDO in London.
Brings Dataikuʼs vision of Everyday AI to industry analysts and media worldwide
As the Everyday AI Strategic Advisor at Dataiku, Kurt
bring the stories and successes of our incredible
customers to the world, while also helping to bring
Dataikuʼs vision of Everyday AI to industry analysts and
media worldwide. Kurt was previously the Chief
Customer Officer at Dataiku.
Having worked with dozens of clients of all sizes and
across a multitude of sectors, Kurt has developed a deep
understanding of the challenges and opportunities for
companies looking to increase the value theyʼre deriving
from their data and increase the capabilities of the
growing teams of data scientists, engineers, and
Columnist at NASDAQ & CNN on macroeconomics, central bank policies and A.I.
Naeem Aslam is a prominent figure in the finance and
investment industry, known for his extensive experience, entrepreneurial
spirit, and deep expertise in various domains of finance. With a strong
entrepreneurial spirit, Naeem has successfully launched startups and owns a
private equity fund focused on commercial real estate.
He is a Founder and CIO
of Zaye Capital Markets
With a career spanning over 15 years, Naeem has established
himself as a respected voice in the world of finance. He has also served as an
ex-Hedge Fund Trader at Bank of New York, showcasing his hands-on experience in
managing investments and trading strategies.
As a regular guest at Fox Business and Bloomberg, Naeem
shares his insights and analysis on the latest financial trends, market
developments, and investment strategies. He is known for his sharp analytical
skills and ability to provide expert commentary on a wide range of topics,
including blockchain technologies, fintech, traditional assets, macroeconomics,
central bank policies, and artificial intelligence.
In addition to his media appearances, Naeem is a recognized
columnist at NASDAQ (US), where he shares his in-depth knowledge and opinions
on various financial subjects. He has also previously worked for Forbes (US)
for over 5 years, where he contributed valuable insights to the finance
community through his writing.
Naeem's expertise and knowledge are not limited to media and
writing. He is also a sought-after guest lecturer at prestigious institutions
such as the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick's Business
School, where he imparts his wisdom and experiences to aspiring finance
General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA)
Merian Ventures & UKRI
Priya is a Venture Partner at Merian Ventures, investing in
women-led innovation, an Advisor to Kheiron Medical
Technologies and Gallos Technologies, a member of the
Investment Governance Board at Future Planet Capital, a
NED at Reach PLC, UK Research & Innovation, the
Digital Catapult & GB Badminton and Adjunct Faculty at
the Ashridge Hult Business School. She was previously
GM for RocketSpace, launching their UK operations.
Priya used to be a career diplomat, most recently as
British Consul General to San Francisco and previously in India and Spain.
She sits on the Royal Academy of Engineering International Committee,
Althea Foundation Board, Tech London Advocates and Global Tech
Advocates Advisory Boards. She is a Trustee at TechSheCan. Priya was
awarded an MBE in 2021 for services to international trade and women in
Advises Commonwealth member countries on digital infrastructure policy's impact on trade and economic growth
Radika Kumar is from Fiji. She holds a PhD in Economics and has 16
years of work experience working with national governments, regional
organizations, and at the international level including interalia representing
and leading negotiations at the World Trade Organization on trade
She has also held senior diplomatic ranks and served as
Deputy Head of Mission for Fiji in Geneva, Switzerland, and Adviser to her
Foreign Minister. She has extensive experience working in developing countries
including in Small States too.
She also has experience as a lecturer and academic.
Furthermore, she holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from the
University of Oxford. Her additional skills and certifications include
certification in prompt engineering, front end developer, statistics for data
science and python programming. She has also been leading mentor for “Build
with AI” initiatives with major tech company.
Her expertise in economics policy and technology enables her to
bridge the policy gaps between governments, the private sector, and academic
institutions. She is an author/publisher and has published extensively.
Her passion is to bridge the AI divide and empower women and youth
is the tech field including in AI through research, innovation, policy and
Qualifications/certifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics. Masters-Economics,
Undergraduate: Economics, Accounting and Financial Management, Graduate
Certificate in Education (BA-GCED), Certificate in Artificial Intelligence,
Certificate in Front End Development, Certificate in Data Science, Certificate
in Python Programming, Certificate in Prompt Engineering, Certificate in
Gupta, VP for South Asia & Middle East, helps customers deliver
personalized digital-first experiences & enhance CX with data. With 28
years of experience, he's led high-performance teams at Aspect, Dimension Data,
and Avaya. Sanjay holds an MBA in Marketing and a BE in Electronics and is
interested in go-to-market strategy, customer relationships, and cloud
Shail Khiyara is an accomplished executive, speaker and board
member in Intelligent Automation and AI. He founded the global customer think
tank, VOCAL and serves on multiple RPA and IA company boards. Shail is
currently the President and COO at Turbotic, a leader in Automation & AI
Huawei Cloud Middle East & Central Asia
Dr. Zhu Shenggao has more than 10 years of experience in AI research
and business. He received his Ph.D. degree from National University of
Singapore (NUS), and is an expert in cloud computing and AI
technologies. Leading a dedicated R&D team, he has successfully
created a diverse portfolio of AI services and solutions in Huawei Cloud
to support customers worldwide.
He is currently in charge of the AI
business in Huawei Cloud ME&CA region, actively promoting AI
innovation, solutions, sales, and ecosystem development. He is working
closely with international customers and partners to unleash the full
potential of AI and accelerate industry transformation
A visionary at the
intersection of AI thought leadership and actionable innovation. As the founder
and CEO of the emergent AIDEN Think Tank, Tannya is redefining the boundaries
of artificial intelligence, translating deep insights into groundbreaking
initiatives across various industries.
Author of the book "Thinking
Machines: AI and the Intelligence Explosion," Tannya illuminates the
transformative and philosophical implications of AI, urging society to harness
its potential to build higher-order, creative jobs and industries. Tannya has
several years of hands-on expertise in the software industry.
She has delivered
hundreds of inspiring keynotes as well as delivered impactful educational
programs on AI for stakeholders globally. With AIDEN, her commitment goes
beyond mere prediction — they're sculpting the AI-driven future.
Sorbonne Center of Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)
Valerie Hawley is Director of Corporate Partnerships the Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), in Abu Dhabi, an entity aiming to enhance AI
capabilities across the Middle East. SCAI focuses on Healthcare, Financial
Services and Climate Change.
Her expertise lies in advising companies on
their disruptive innovation strategy by developing use cases and competencies
in AI related technologies.
Valerie brings over 12 years of experience in disruptive innovation: first as
an entrepreneur; second, in her leadership role in setting up the digital
innovation and entrepreneurship programme at HEC Paris; and third, in her previous role as the head of innovation at Daman, the National Health
Insurance Company of Abu Dhabi.
graduated from Sup’Optique and HEC Paris. Her strategic
consulting skills were honed at KPMG where she managed multi-disciplinary
teams. Valerie has been working in the UAE for over 12 years and has built a
vast network within the innovation
and tech ecosystem.
is passionate about new technologies and especially Web 3 technologies and
generative AI. She is an active investor in this space.
She is a General Partner with True Global
Ventures (TGV). TGV is a global Venture
Capital firm built by a group of serial entrepreneurs with a solid track record
of investing their own money together with Limited Partners into ventures run
by serial entrepreneurs. Portfolio companies leverage web3 technologies,
incorporating blockchain and generative AI as competitive advantages to drive
change with proven products. She is also a member of the AI Investment
committee for Helion Ventures, VC fund and a member of the FAST Company Middle
East – AI subcommittee and Council member.
Lloyds Banking Group
Vilmos is currently leading the Data Products business for Lloyds Banking Group’s Commercial Bank
and responsible for the development and delivery of the roadmap, the commercialisation activities
and the client journeys. In his previous roles, Vilmos worked across the advanced analytics,
technology, data services and regulatory compliance sub-domains of data and strategy more broadly
in various geographies including the UK, the Nordics, Central Eastern Europe and Asia.
his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded a research and analytics consultancy boutique
focusing on tech, e-commerce and information society. Vilmos is an active member of the
international data community regularly sharing thoughts on the evolving data economy and
contributing to the development of frameworks and standards enabling the scaled deployment of
ethical AI solutions.
University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Vinko Lesic is an Associate Professor at
Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb, Croatia, in the area of control algorithms,
optimisation and artificial intelligence in renewable energy and sustainability.
His patented PhD research he shaped into the technology transfer project with a
multinational aerospace R&D company. Since then, he has been leading
multiple scientific-research and development projects, and an own research
group of 25 scientists. He shares his scientific commercialisation experience
through mentoring in local and international programmes for technology
Renowned academic widely recognized for his contributions to the field of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Dubai
Wathiq Mansoor is an esteemed
Professor at the University of Dubai, renowned for his extensive academic
leadership experience in esteemed universities worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. in
Computer Engineering from Aston University in the UK, where his research
focused on the design and implementation of multiprocessor systems and
communication protocols for computer vision applications.
With a strong
foundation in Computer Engineering, Dr. Mansoor's current research interests
lie in the domains of Artificial Intelligence, intelligent systems, and
security. He leverages his expertise in neural networks and deep learning
models to develop innovative solutions for various applications.
contributions to the field of Computer Science and Engineering are widely
recognized, evident in his impressive publication record comprising over 200
journal and conference papers. In recent years, his work has particularly
emphasized the advancements and applications of Artificial Intelligence. He consistently
strives to push the boundaries of knowledge and promote cutting-edge research
in this rapidly evolving field. Apart from his scholarly pursuits, Dr. Mansoor
is an accomplished organizer of international and national conferences and
His ability to bring together experts and researchers from diverse
backgrounds demonstrates his commitment to fostering collaboration and
knowledge sharing within the academic community. Furthermore, Dr. Mansoor
actively engages in mentoring and supervising the next generation of computer
engineers and innovators.
He has successfully guided numerous Ph.D. and
undergraduate projects, empowering students to contribute meaningfully to the
field. Additionally, he has co-supervised several postgraduate students through
research collaborations with international research groups, enabling them to
benefit from global perspectives and expertise. Overall, Dr. Mansoor's
remarkable contributions to the field of Computer Science and Engineering
continue to inspire and shape the minds of students and professionals alike.
His dedication to research, teaching, and academic leadership is instrumental
in driving advancements in Artificial Intelligence and fostering innovation in
Mouna Essa-egh is now the Vice
President for the Secure Power division
at Schneider Electric.
Her current responsibilities include driving Schneider Electric’s
portfolio and growth strategies for the data centre space, as well as fostering
strategic relationships and enhancing customer satisfaction across Middle East
and Africa (MEA).
Prior to this role, Mouna was the
Vice President for the IT division, overseeing Francophone Africa. She was
tasked with transforming Schneider Electric into an efficient, collaborative
end-user-focused organisation working hand-in-hand with its entire channel
ecosystem to serve customers better.
Based in Casablanca, Morocco, Mouna
brings with her over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. She has held
various roles in Business Unit and Profit & Loss Management as well as
sales across diverse sectors such as banking and finance and telecommunications
in Hewlett Packard Enterprise in MEA as well as Northern and Central Europe.
In 2018, she expanded her horizons
by joining Schneider Electric, where she was given the opportunity to lead a
team of professionals in catering to the data centre industry.
Mouna holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering
as well as a Master of Business Administration from ESCP Business School. In her free time, Mouna enjoys singing
and painting, and she is also a certified tourist guide.
Architecting world-class cloud services
Infor Solution Consulting - International
Phil has been part of Infor for 20 years and leads the International
Solution Consulting team. The International team consists of solution
architects, solution consultants and technical consultants, all focused on
providing exceptional solutions to customers across EMEA and APAC. The
entire team is driven to create value for customers by
architecting world-class cloud services, based on Infor’s portfolio of
industry-specific CloudSuites, Strategic Edge solutions, digital platform technologies
and innovation offerings.
Phil is passionate about innovation, and how the array of digital
technologies available today can transform organisations of all sizes…enabling
them to take advantage of new opportunities and align for growth, both today
and in the future.
Ex-President of Blackberry China. Advising African and Chinese governments on ICT projects and development strategies.
IBM Middle East and Africa
Toma is the General Manager of IBM Middle East and Africa. He leads IBM’s
business including technology and ecosystem sales organization, consulting
practice, the technical community including client engineering and the IBM
Research organization for the region.
is a highly sought-after advisor and thought leader in the field of Hybrid
Cloud, AI for Business, Sustainability and Automation strategies. He holds a
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, an MBA from
the University of Southampton. At leisure, he enjoys spending time with his
family, tennis, theatre and travel.
Leads AI implementation in 3rd largest Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
Leading several directions of AI implementation in bank.Initiating, managing, developing and implementation ML/DS/CV/AI solutions to different processes in bank (risk management, anti-fraud, personalization, customer value maximization, churn prediction etc)
- Head of AI in 3rd largest Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
– Gazprombank- Kaggle TOP100 (highest world rank– 68th)
- AI and Digital Transformation courses lecturer in universities (HSE, BMSTU, Sirius, Sberbank Corporate University)
Leads the Smart Cities topic in BCG globally
Boston Consulting Group
Dr. Awad is a Partner based out of the BCG Riyadh office. He leads the Smart Cities topic in BCG globally, and is a core member of the senior leadership of Technology and Digital Advantage and the Public Sector Practices, with over 15 years of experience in consulting, telecommunications, and technology. Since joining BCG, Dr. Awad has been focusing on shaping tech & digital agenda for a diverse group of leading clients, mainly in the Middle East.
He built deep expertise in Data, AI and Smart City strategy and activation, digital transformation, technology strategy and Agile, primarily in Public Sector and TMT. Most recently, Dr. Awad has been advising senior clients and leaders in the Middle East on unlocking the value of national data through AI to advance economies and societies. He's also driving Smart City strategies' development and activation at national and city levels.
He is playing a key role in driving KSA's national data and AI agenda, including developing the national Data, AI and Smart City strategy and governance, and activating whole-of-government AI-powered policy development and decision-making. He's been championing a number of global initiatives focusing on human-centric AI, including the Global AI Summit. Prior to joining BCG, Dr. Awad worked with several telco and tech firms covering clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
As an Adjunct Professor with IE, Akram engages with young future entrepreneurs on the role of technology in shaping the future society, from creating digitally innovative business models to promoting an impactful and sustainable innovation culture. Dr. Awad holds a PhD in Information Systems and an MBA in Global Management.
Frost & Sullivan
A. Shukla passionately
guides Homo sapiens on 4C's (chance-choice-change-conundrum) and his life motto
is: "Managing Complexity Without Compromise“. Driven by this underlying
ethos, he has been involved in commercial activities of F&S’s technology and trends practise area, TechVision,
impacting large companies, start up’s, research entities, VC’s, PE, banks,
government organizations etc.
guides individuals and organizations leveraging his pet, 3B’s framework – Build
or Buy or Borrow.
He particularly enjoys getting involved in strategy development, future R&D
focus, impact of trends, technology convergence, partnership development and
commercial due diligence. Energy, Materials,
Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer, ICT, Healthcare, Consumer electronics
are some of the sectors wherein he has been involved.
resides in Oxford, has a PhD
(on hold) on AI (Ethics and Cognitive Bias) from University of Oxford + a
Master of Science in Control Systems from University of Sheffield, UK.
Chief Data Officer 2023, Award Winner of Best AI Project Implementation for Energy and Utilities Sector 2022 – 2023.
Mr. Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq (Chief
Data Officer of the year 2023 , Award Winner of Best
AI Project Implementation for Energy and Utilities Sector 2022 – 2023 &
Award Winner of Oracle Worldwide DBA Excellence Award for EMEA Region at
Open World USA 2013) is Head of Artificial intelligence & Analytics at ADNOC
Distribution – U.A.E, Key Member on Data warehouse – Big Data Worldwide Leader
With more than 15 years of IT Industry experience in architecting and
managing large enterprise Database Applications and Advance Analytics Solutions
for delivering services to more than 10,000 users and millions of customers
across all ADNOC Distribution businesses.
Pioneer in Implementing BI & Advance
Analytics (AI/ML) Solutions in Oil and Gas industry in Middle East & Africa
region (MEA). His dedication and initiatives has been recognized globally. Has
led major AI/ML Use Cases Development and Deployment with huge Business
Revenues and Benefits.
One of the First Globally to Implement and
Consolidate Successfully Enterprise Critical Production Databases using Oracle
Exadata , Exalogic and Private Cloud Appliance in EMEA Region.
Founder of Smartcity Investments in Beijing. Digital pioneer helping the Chinese government develop smart cities.
Alan Boyd is an
experienced, technology, media, intellectual property and finance specialist
with a long history of success in Europe, America, Australia and Asia in
startup, high-growth and listed technology companies.
A pioneer of the 1970s US
personal computer industry, he was the first Manager of Product Development at
Microsoft where he reported directly to Bill Gates. He managed the development
of many of the world’s leading software products that are today household names
and used by billions of people worldwide. In 1981, he founded Microsoft’s
Acquisitions Group and managed the company’s investment strategy.
Top 25 in Financial Technology USA. Top 100 women in fintech across the globe.
Amnah Ajmal is the Executive Vice President, Market Development,
EEMEA for Mastercard. In this role, she is responsible for acceptance,
acquiring, merchants, digital partnerships, fintech’s, strategy and M&A for
the region. Prior to this role she led the North America product organization,
based out of the US, responsible for the development and management of consumer
and small business payment solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid, small
business and acceptance solutions, with a focus on creating sustainable competitive
differentiation for Mastercard and its customers.
Amnah joined Mastercard in 2015 as Head of Products for Middle
East & Africa where she focused on driving innovation across consumer and
commercial payments based on technology, partnerships and delivering digitally
integrated consumer experiences.
Prior to joining Mastercard she was heading the consumer bank franchise for Standard
Chartered Malaysia responsible for end-end P&L. She was also responsible
for retail banking strategy for Indonesia, Malaysia & Taiwan in a global
role based out of Singapore.
to Standard Chartered, Amnah worked at Citigroup in UAE, Egypt, UK and Poland.
She held a number of positions at Citigroup including Asset Business Head for Poland responsible for
full range of consumer asset products, innovation and distribution including
credit cards, co brands, personal loans and mortgages.
She was honored to be listed as the top 100 women in
across the globe, for 2019 by Lattice80 and recognized as the top 25 women
leaders in financial technology by the Financial Technology Report US for 2019
& 2020. She was recently recognized as the top 100 women in fintech,
across the globe, for 2021 by IBM & Fintech magazine. She also holds
the honor of being in America’s top 10 women in Fintech by the Fintech
Magazine for 2020.
She holds a master’s degree from London School of Economics &
Political Science (LSE).
Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace Award 2021 & Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2022 Winner
Trust With Trade Group
winning Business Professional.
Nobel Peace Award" 2021
Memorial Award 2022" by UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs 2022, UAE
Ministry of Economy under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak,
Mother of the Nation in the UAE.
Business Leader " by the British Parliament, House of Lords 2022.
Leader” by Asia one, UAE 2023
Dedicated 16 years
of professional experience in active partnerships and family office advisory
that necessitate sub-structuring of strategic initiations, economic &
political management, business & financial aid along with overall
assistance for the MENA & Asia Pacific.
academic credentials in Public Policy Economics from University of Oxford &
received an Honorary Doctorate from Mother Teresa University in International
the CEO at Trust With Trade Group UAE, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
established as an independent and fully integrated international company held
by a family office, across oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, waste
management, Green and renewable Technology. Recently the group has diversified
by investing in AI, Neuroscience & Biotechnology.
- Senior Advisor,
Multiple Family offices, in the UAE: Advisory & invest across Central &
southern Asia, EU & USA.
- Founder and CEO,
Oxygenate, Sustainability initiative for Global Climate Change and Renewable
Oxygenate is Awarded
by the UAE Ministry of Economy, UAE ministry of Youth & UAE ministry of
Foreign Trade, showcased at the Expo 2020 UAE Ministry of Economy, at Abu Dhabi
city Muncipality in 2023 and also by Forbes Latin America.
Dr. Arshi is
advocating ventures of Social entrepreneurship, impact investments, advanced
sciences, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, trade and diplomacy
Ex VP at Citigroup. Frequently interviewed on CNN, CGTN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BNN Bloomberg and other channels.
Mr. Perez is author of Knightmare
on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight
Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading
Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill
Inc., Jiaoyi Kuaishou, published in
Mandarin by China
Financial Publishing House, and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia.
He has contributed to The New York Times, W Radio, Sina Finance and CGTN.
Mr. Perez was a vice president at
Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey.
Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad
Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru, a Master of Administration from Universidad
ESAN, Lima, Peru, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, majoring
in Finance and Management. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer
who enjoys spending time with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughters
Svetlana Sofia and Mary Olympia.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Bernard Ghanem is currently a Professor in the
CEMSE division, a theme leader at the Visual Computing Center (VCC), and the Deputy
Director of the AI Initiative at King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST). His research interests lie in computer vision and machine
learning with emphasis on topics in video understanding, 3D recognition, and
theoretical foundations of deep learning.
He received his bachelor’s degree
from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2005 and his MS/PhD from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2010. His work has
received several awards and honors, including six Best Paper Awards for
workshops in CVPR, ECCV, and ICCV, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015 (1st
in MENA for Machine Perception), and a Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers
Award for Big Data and Machine Learning in 2020. He has co-authored more than 150
papers in his field as well as three issued patents.
He serves as an Associate
Editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
(TPAMI) and has served as Area Chair (AC) for the main computer vision and
machine learning conferences including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, and
Fintech CTO/CIO 2022 awarded by Ghana Fintech & Payments Association
Consolidated Bank Ghana
Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce
(Information Systems) from Curtin University, Australia and an MBA from
University of South Australia in addition to several industry related
certificates. With a technology industry experience spanning over 2 decades, he
has worked in several industries including education, telecommunications, oil
& gas, banking and finance as well as consulting. A highly skilled project
management professional, digital innovation enthusiast and a certified payments
Bill has worked with Acision,
LogicaCMG, Citi Bank (Singapore), eProcess International S.A. (A member of the
Ecobank Group), Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd. and is currently the Chief
Innovation Officer at Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited.
Leads the largest global network of around 400,000 Smart Cities practitioners and stakeholders
Smart Cities Council
1992 Corey Gray, a qualified Illumination Engineer, has been a prominent figure
in the Smart City and IoT space. Founder and now Global Chairperson of LVX
Global, Corey is an active member of global industry groups including
Australian Smart Communities Association, Institute of Public Works Engineers
Australasia and Silicon Valley based global technology industry group LMI, as
well as multiple charitable boards. Fuelled by a deep passion for place and our
collective future on this planet, Corey currently serves as Global CEO of the
Smart Cities Council driving cross-sector collaboration, capacity and
a digital executive with over 20 years of experience in digital transformation
in diverse industries and broad experience in strategy, industry 4.0
technologies, and organizational performance. She is the CEO and co-founder of
Thynkli, a progressive technology services company that specializes in Digital
Twining and hyper-automation from strategy to execution. Thynkli positions
Digital Twin of Organization (DTO) as a foundational tool for business
transformation, with a focus on Digital Twin Architecture and
is a member of the Digital Twin Consortium and currently launching the Regional
Branch for DTC in the Middle East. Dana is leading the Business Maturity
working group at the Digital Twin Consortium and co-authored the Business
Maturity Model, a tool that is currently available for DTC members to use to
start their Digital Twinning journey.
an esteemed speaker who spoke on several industry stages such as Future Digital
Twins, Digital Twins in Oil & Gas, and Digital Twins in Aviation. Dana has
an MBA from the University of Victoria in Canada with a specialization in
Strategy & Organizational Performance.
Leads innovative global recruitment marketplace. Author of the Amazon best seller "Innovation Tools"
Dr Evan Shellshear is the Managing Director and
Group CEO of Ubidy, an innovative global recruitment marketplace connecting
employers to specialist agencies, and an expert in artificial intelligence with
a Ph.D. in Game Theory from the Nobel Prize winning University of Bielefeld in
He has almost two decades of international experience in the
development and design of AI tools for a variety of industries having worked
with the world's top companies on all aspects of advanced analytical solutions
from optimisation to machine learning in applications from HR to oil and gas,
and robotics to supply chain. He is also the author of the Amazon best seller,
Director of The Social Machines and Robotics labs (SMART) at New York University Abu Dhabi. Researcher in the fields of AI, Robotics, Cognitive Computing, Human-Computer Interaction
Women in AI
Director of The Social Machines and Robotics labs (SMART) at New York University Abu Dhabi. Researcher in the fields of AI, Robotics, Cognitive Computing, Human-Computer Interaction
Renowned American computer scientist, co-founder of AI-powered Graph Intelligence start-up.
Keshav Pingali is the CEO of Katana Graph, a start-up in the area of graph
computing backed by Intel Capital, Dell Technologies Capital, Redline Capital and
Walden International, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at
the University of Texas at Austin where he holds the W.A."Tex" Moncrief Chair of
Computing. He is a Foreign Member of the Academia Europeana, a Distinguished
Alumnus of IIT Kanpur, India, and a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE and AAAS. He was
awarded the 2023 IEEE CS Charles Babbage Award for lifetime contributions to
Leads the development of AI solutions for the 5th largest banking group in the ASEAN region. Mentor for AI start-ups and for the Kerala Start-up Mission.
CIMB AI Labs
Mathew Joseph is the Director and Head of CIMB bank AI Labs, a fully owned subsidiary of CIMB group.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors at CIMB AI Labs. CIMB is the fifth largest banking group in
the ASEAN region having operations in 14 countries and market capitalization of USD 14 billion. CIMB
offers consumer banking, commercial banking, wholesale banking, transaction banking, Islamic banking
and asset management products and services.
Mathew is leading the design and development of artificial intelligence solutions to drive the business
strategy, manage business decisions and provide personalized products and services to the CIMB bank
customers spread across different countries in Asia.
Mathew is an official Mentor of Kerala Startup Mission. Kerala Startup Mission is one of the largest startup
business incubators in India promoted by the Government of Kerala. He is also a member of the Board of
Studies in a few universities.
He is a keynote speaker in many international conferences and Universities. He has delivered lectures on
Artificial Intelligence to the different Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs), Indian Institute of Technologies
(IITs) and many other leading international universities and industry bodies.
Mathew has experience in software development, Product & Solution development, Data Strategy &
Architecture, Technology Consulting, Project management, Practice & P&L Management, starting initiatives
from scratch and building local & global teams. He is an accomplished professional in Data Science with
proven expertise in building a Data Science practice from ground zero
100 Brilliant Women in AI. Working on frameworks for AI policy – including the OECD AI Principles and the Universal Guidelines for AI
Center for AI & Digital Policy (CAIDP)
Merve Hickok is the founder
of AIethicist.org. She is a globally renowned expert on AI policy, ethics
and governance. Her contributions and perspective have featured in the
Guardian, CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Politico,
Protocol, Vox, The Economist and S&P. Her research, training and consulting
work focuses on impact of AI systems on individuals, society, public and
private organizations - with a particular focus on fundamental rights,
democratic values, and social justice. She provides consultancy to C-suite
leaders, and training services to public and private organizations on
Responsible AI development, due diligence and governance.
Merve is the President and
Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy, deeply engaged in
global AI policy and regulatory work. The Center educates AI policy practitioners and advocates across
60+ countries, advises international organizations (such as European
Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, OECD). She has provided testimony to
the US Congress, State of California Civil Rights Office, New York City
Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, Detroit City Council, and many
global organizations interested in AI policy and ethics.
At University of
Michigan, she is a lecturer at School of Information, Responsible Data and AI
Advisor at Michigan Institute for Data Science, and affiliated faculty at
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Merve also works with several
non-profit organizations globally to advance both the academic and professional
research in this field for underrepresented groups. She has been recognized by
a number of organizations - most recently as one of the 100
Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021, and as Runner-up
for Responsible AI Leader of the Year - 2022 (Women in AI).
Previously, Merve held various
senior roles in Fortune 100 companies for more than 15 years.
Leading successful launches and collaborating with local partners and government entities for data-driven transformation and AI advancement in the META region
Mohamed Zouari has been in the Software Industry
for 20 years. After 10 years of experience with the Software division of
Hewlett Packard Enterprise as Strategic Account Manager, he joined the
Snowflake adventure in 2018. He is now General Manager for the Middle East, Turkey
and Africa region collaborating with local Partners and Customers in their data
driven transformation journey using the best Cloud Data Platform in the Market.
Mohamed brought the hottest Software company into the UAE and opened a legal
entity (Snowflake Middle East FZ LLC), an office in Dubai Media City, hired a
local team and successfully launched Snowflake on Azure UAE in collaboration
with Microsoft in early 2022. He is working with several government entities
like Dubai Digital Authority to make the UAE the most advanced country when it
comes to Data & AI.
Thought leader in Industrial Digital Transformation. Author of "Building Industrial Digital Twins"
Pieter is an experienced engineer and technologist who helps
organizations use real-time, event-based Digital Twins to improve situational
awareness, process efficiency and decision-making without disrupting operations.
He is recognized as a thought leader in Industrial Digital
Transformation and has written and spoken extensively on topics such as Digital
Twins, IIoT, AI/ML, Smart Cities, and Industrial Blockchain applications.
Pieter holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s
in Information Technology. He currently chairs the Natural Resources Working
Group in the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) where he created the Digital Twin
Capabilities Periodic Table that is used in many industries and organizations.
Prior to this, Pieter was the chair for the Digital Twin
Interoperability Task Group in the Industrial IoT Consortium (IIC). In February
2019, Pieter received the IIC Technical Innovation Award from his peers.
He is also the co-author of the book “Building Industrial Digital Twins”,
published by Packt in 2021 and was named in Onalytica's 2022 "Who's Who in
IoT" as an Industry Key Opinion Leader in Digital Twins.
Visiting Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and Hainan University, with particular expertise in AI over the last 30 years
Richard is a Cambridge based entrepreneur. He is currently Managing Director of
Metadventures Limited, Deputy Chairman of Image Scan Holdings plc, Visiting
Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing and Visiting Professor and
Lead Foreign Academician with Hainan University, China.
He was a founding
partner in early stage technology venture capital firm Boundary Capital Partners LLP,
making a number of key investments, including its latest Impact Fund, retiring from
the Partnership after 10 years in 2022. In 2018, he completed a parallel four years
as a global Dealmaker for the UK Department of International Trade’s Global
Richard is a Visiting Fellow to the Faculty of Business
and Law at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; an Honorary Entrepreneurship
Fellow for Durham University Business School; an external tutor for Warwick
University Business School in Entrepreneurship and a mentor for both the Judge
Business School in Cambridge and Cranfield Business School.
Richard has also
been an invited judge for a number of international business competitions and
worked extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia, US. He is particularly active in
China and Spanish-speaking countries where he has a degree of language
Following a successful 11 year career progression in defence and security with BAE
Systems (including development of one of the first UK intelligent telematics vehicles),
Richard moved to Cambridge in 1994 to work with the international technology
consulting Generics Group (now Sagentia Group).
From 2001 with the investment
arm of the Group following its successful FTSE flotation, he worked as a fund
manager, making investments from a number of funds in diverse areas from
nanotechnology to biometrics and vision systems. He then left to set up and lead a
new offshore Homeland Security Fund in 2006 and from 2008-2012, was CEO of
Blue Star Capital plc, a London based listed company investing in Homeland
First telco in the world with SBTI-validated net zero targets that are taking the power of digitalisation to solve climate issues
Dr. Richard Benjamins is Chief AI & Data Strategist at Telefonica. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100, 2018).
Benjamins is also co-founder and Vice President of the Spanish observatory for ethical and social impacts of AI (OdiseIA). Prior to that, he was Group Chief Data Officer at AXA (Insurance) and held various executive positions at Telefonica on Big Data and Analytics for a decade. He is the founder of the company’s Big Data for Social Good department. Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999.
Based on his work, iSOCO was granted the National Award for Computer Science.Benjamins holds a PhD in Cognitive Science, has published over 100 scientific articles and is author of renowned books including “The myth of the algorithm: tales and truths of artificial intelligence” (in Spanish) and “A Data-Driven Company”.
He is a strategic advisor of several start-ups, including BigML, Focus360 and Nexus Clips as well as an external expert to the EP’s AI Observatory (EPAIO), member of the B2G data-sharing Expert Group of the European Commission, and a frequent speaker at Artificial Intelligence events.
Benjamins has held positions at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.
Executing the CIB NBFI Sector Digital and Technology Enablement Strategy across South Africa and other major African countries
Standard Bank Group
Pragashani Reddy is the
Executive Head of Technology and Digital Enablement at Standard Bank Corporate
and Investment Banking in Client Coverage for South Africa and Africa.
She is Six Sigma certified with a vast and varied career history, in different banks,
which has spanned from product development and design, to process engineering,
automation and technical framework development and implementation.
has Cum Laude undergrad and postgrad degrees in Commerce from UKZN South
Africa, and a Cum Laude MBA from University of Cape Town South Africa and
executive postgraduate qualifications from Duke University, New York, and The
Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa. Pragashani has a keen
interest in digital innovation, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Co-creator of Siri. Top 100 most influential French developers in the digital world.
Dr. Luc JULIA, Chief Scientific Officer for Renault, was CTO and Senior Vice President of
Innovation for Samsung Electronics, directed Siri at Apple, was Chief Technologist at HewlettPackard and cofounded a number of start-ups in the Silicon Valley. While conducting research
at SRI International, he was involved in the creation of Nuance Communications, now the world
leader in speech recognition.
Recipient of Légion d’Honneur, the highest order of France, and member of its National
Academy of Technologies, he holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the
University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Ecole
Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris.
He is the bestselling author of the book “There is no such thing as Artificial Intelligence”, holds
dozens of patents and is recognized as one of the top 100 most influential French developers in
the digital world
Listed in TIME Best 100 Inventions, Forbes AI 50, Forbes Cloud 100. World's no 1 noise cancelling app.
Baghdasaryan is the CEO & Co-Founder at Krisp.ai, which provides a suite of
AI-powered Voice Productivity products designed for small teams as well as
Krisp processes 75B+ mins of conversations every month.
co-founding Krisp, Davit led product security at Twilio, a leading cloud
communications platform. Before Twilio, Davit has spent 12 years in different
technology startups contributing to engineering and innovation.
Leads the AI Center of Excellence for one of the top 4 banks in the USA, which operates across 160 countries.
Sharma leads Citi’s Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence (AI
CoE). He is one of only 10 Citi Tech Fellows globally. He us a resident
expert in Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML) across the
organisation. As such, Prag has led the development of Citi-wide
best-practices from a Governance, Risk & Controls and Technology
perspective in AI, addressed AI-related infrastructure and tooling needs across
the organisation and enabled state-of-the-art AI design, development and use at
Citi across all its businesses. Prag represents Citi externally and has led
numerous high-profile engagements with clients, global regulators, trade
bodies, regional/ other advisory committees and external experts in the world
of AI. Prag has led R&D teams and technology consultants in both industry
and academia for over 15 years, working on emerging technologies with start-ups
and multinationals in the Financial Services, Health, Technology and
Pharmaceutical sectors. He also co-founded two start-ups in his previous
life. Prag holds a PhD in Machine Learning (Computer Vision) and an
MBA, majoring in Innovation.
Driving innovative lab insight solutions at one of the world's largest healthcare companies
Maier-Reinhardt is a visionary digital innovator with more than 20 years of
experience in the tech world. Having worked in several countries for a number
of large corporations, innovation has always been at the core of his executive
roles, whether in business development and sales, product development, or when
founding his own company on digital transformation. Ralf was actively involved
in the start of the "new economy", including pioneering the use of
machine learning-based applications and he has increased his expertise in this
area ever since.
Since joining Roche, Ralf has made significant contributions to Roche
Diagnostics' digital portfolio with its many big data and analytics solutions.
In his current role as Global Head of Lab Applications in Roche Information
Solutions (RIS), he has been driving and enabling the development of the navify
Algorithm Suite, a digital library of medical algorithms that enhances clinical
decision-making to optimize patient care.
RIS focuses on delivering data-driven solutions that empower healthcare
professionals and patients to make insights-based decisions. Connecting the
lab, care and home settings, these innovative digital solutions help unlock
digital ecosystems across the care continuum for financial, operational, and
clinical insights that drive personalized healthcare for patients around
Using AI to revolutionize product photography, transforming boring images into works of art, used by 900,000+ creatives & ecommerce
UK Top 50 Tech Leader. Spearheading digital innovation for one of the world's leading energy companies
Franziska Bell is the senior vice president for digital technology at bp,
leading software & platform engineering, data & analytics, and design
& change management, and chairing bp’s centre of excellence for
accelerating digital technology and cultural transformation. Fran is a
recognized digital expert and an award-winning doctor of theoretical chemistry
who received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, before working
as a post-doctoral scholar at California Institute of Technology. Before
joining bp in 2020, Fran’s ability and passion for bridging digital and
physical fields saw her lead Uber to transform every employee into a data
scientist by providing insights at the push-of-a-button, and drive battery and
fuel cell materials discovery and artificial intelligence research for Toyota
eBay’s first chief AI officer. His team recently rolled out new 3D visualization tool for sellers to create their own models.
Nitzan is the Chief AI Officer at eBay where he runs the
company-wide strategy for artificial intelligence and technology innovation. An
R&D scientist by training, Nitzan has spent his career developing machine
intelligence systems, directly integrated into mission-critical products.
Having led enterprise AI organizations across multiple industries, including
healthcare, financial services, and e-commerce, Nitzan is a thought leader in
the delivery of transformational impact through real-time AI at scale, changing
companies’ business models and core value propositions to their customers.
Nitzan received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and currently resides
in New York City as the GM of eBay NYC.
Drives the implementation of AI acceleration strategies at the top largest bank in the USA and the world's largest bank by market capitalization.
JP Morgan Chase
Daniel Wu is an accomplished technical leader with more than two
decades of experience in software engineering, AI/ML, and team development. As
the Head of Commercial Banking AI and Machine Learning at JPMorgan Chase, he
spearheads the transformation of financial services through the innovative use
of AI. Daniel's diverse professional background encompasses various successful
ventures, including the creation of point of care expert systems, co-founding
an online personal finance marketplace, and building an online real estate
Passionate about technology democratization and ethical AI
practices, Daniel actively promotes these principles through his involvement in
computer science and AI/ML education programs. He is a sought-after speaker at
industry conferences, business leader gatherings, and corporate training
events, where he shares his insights and experiences. Holding a computer
science degree from Stanford University, Daniel's educational foundation
further enhances his expertise in the field.
Global leader of the world-famous Fender brand that boasts iconic ambassadors such as Christ Stapleton, Niles Rodgers, and others
Aarash Darroodi brings a wealth of knowledge and
global experience to Fender, one of the world’s leading musical instrument
manufacturers, marketers and distributors, transforming music history since
1946. In his current role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Fender,
Darroodi is responsible for all global legal needs across Fender whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes
Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel®, Bigsby® and PreSonus®–including mergers and acquisitions, compliance,
litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, advocacy and risk
management. Darroodi continues to serve as an officer on the Board of Directors
for Fender. In 2022, Darroodi was appointed as President of the Fender Play
Foundation™, the brand's 501(c)(3) public charitable organization on a mission
to equip, educate and inspire the next generation of players through music
At the mere age of seven, Darroodi had already visited or lived in
over 19 countries, shaping his global and cultural knowledge. He has applied this wealth of life
experiences to work seamlessly within FMIC across multiple countries and
cultures, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA),
Asia and Australia. Bringing these diverse perspectives into his role as EVP
and General Counsel, his work has led to the largest acquisition in FMIC’s
history of PreSonus Audio Electronics, support of the $1 billion California
Proposition 28 Music and Arts Education Ballot Measure, and spearheading legislative
initiatives to bring about changes to CITES and other compliance requirements
for the company’s global manufacturing, logistics and sales operations.
Further, he negotiated and inked deals with all major music publishers in
support of Fender’s online digital learning application, Fender Play, including
Universal Music, Warner/Chappell, Sony Music Publishing, and BMG and also led
the organization’s global COVID-19 compliance program by navigating one of the
most challenging regulatory environments impacting all aspects of Fender’s
business globally including manufacturing operations, supply chain and
employment operations. A big proponent of technological change and innovation,
Darroodi is currently focused on expanding the reach of Fender Play and other
digital initiatives across the borders of US and Europe, including entry into
untouched territories, such as Japan, China, and S. Korea.
In his spare time, Darroodi volunteers his free time to helping
several refugee foundations through pro-bono legal help, mentorship and
translation services. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan
area, but splits his time between his offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, and
Listed on Forbes Cloud 100 and Forbes AI 50 lists. Among the top 10 on the Data50 list.
Managing one of the biggest home-grown Data lake and MLOps platform, team of 20+PMs and 150 developers.
Sanchit has over 16 years of tech and product experience
across the US, South-East Asia, Africa, and Europe across organizations such as
National Instruments, Gojek, Rocket Internet, and AppsFlyer. Currently he is working
as Director-Product (Big Data & Machine Learning) with Booking.com.
Founder of the first DataPrepOps platform built for Machine Learning
Jennifer is the founder of
Alectio, the first startup focused on DataPrepOps, a portmanteau term that she
coined to refer to the nascent field focused on automating the
optimization of a training dataset. She is on a mission to help ML teams build
models with less data (leading to both the reduction of ML operations costs and
CO2 emissions) and has developed technology that dynamically selects and tunes
a dataset that facilitates the training process of a specific ML
model. Prior to Alectio, Jennifer was the VP of Machine Learning at Figure
Eight; she also built an entire ML function from scratch at Atlassian, and led
multiple Data Science projects on the Search team at Walmart Labs. She holds a
PhD in Particle Physics from Sorbonne University, is recognized as one of the
top industry experts on Data Preparation, Active Learning, Data-Centric AI and
MLOps, and is an accomplished speaker who enjoys addressing both technical and
Famous neuropsychology expert supporting top executives worldwide in the field of business psychology
Tanja is an Executive Coach for top & senior executives in MEA. She gives guest lectures about neuroleadership at universities, as for instance Harvard or HEC Paris in Qatar. As Deputy CEO of a tech company,
she led over 500 employees in EMEA for over 9 yr.
Education: PhD in Neuropsychology, MBA, & MA in Change Leadership (Oxford Saïd Business School).
Established AI/ML teams for industry leaders like AppTek, eBay, Amazon, and Meta
Sawaf is founder and CEO of aiXplain, on a mission to democratize AI by making
it accessible to businesses and individuals alike, and ensure equitable and
fair benefit to everyone involved.
Sawaf has more than 25 years of experience in employing cutting-edge
technologies for mission-critical business operations. He has founded several
machine learning organizations in small and large tech companies including
AppTek, eBay, Amazon, and Facebook.
is also an investor, board member, and advisor to a handful of promising
startups and established companies and organizations around the world among
them Tarjama, AppTek, Slide Insurance, and Embodied.
Among Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics and 100 Most Influential AI & Analytics Leaders in India
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Anish is a Senior leader
with over 22 years of experience in the field of Data Strategy and Analytics.
He has deep expertise in ideating and designing complex solutions involving
Data Science, Data Engineering, Data Governance and Artificial Intelligence. He
is a leader with excellent strategic vision, collaborative approach, and vision
to actualise strategic goals in complex environments.
Along with his technical
contributions to the field of data, he is also a leading voice at the global
level for advocating data ethics and privacy and has received numerous awards
and recognition for his work, which includes; AI Young Business Leaders Award,
Top 50 influential AI Leaders in India and Top 40 under 40 Data
Dr. Anish also spends time
mentoring Start-ups and aspiring Data Scientists and has been recognised as Top
Five Data Science mentors in India. He is a mentor for NASSCOM DeepTech Club
and T-Hub, acting as a catalyst in empowering pioneers, in India based deep
technology start-ups and connect them with industry leaders, investors,
academia and researchers to establish a global deep tech ecosystem impacting
He serves as an academic
advisor to various colleges/ universities across India and has authored more
than 15 papers on various subjects related to Artificial Intelligence and
advanced Data & Analytics. Anish is also a Board Member of AIM AI Forum. He
has delivered key notes at more than 100 national and international events.
Founder of the MLOps Institute. Author of "Data Science Pocket Guide"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sabri is an expert in artificial intelligence and data, having spent the past 9
years providing advisory services to businesses such as Desjardins and L'Oréal
Canada. Before venturing into his own business in the MLOps world, Mohamed
served as a Practice Director in AI and data. Apart from his professional
ventures, he also dedicates time teaching at MIT, spending his weekends
educating others about AI and machine learning. An important highlight in his
career includes authoring a book on data science, which has significantly
contributed to the field and is widely recognized for its practical insights
and innovative approaches.
An ex IBMer, worked on more than 20 Data Warehouses and Data Lakes
Women in AI
Sought after speaker with more than 10 years experience in Data, Analytics and AI Management
is a highly skilled and respected data professional with almost two decades of
experience in various technology and techno-business roles within prominent
financial organisations. His expertise lies in data strategy development and
solution design, and he is a strong advocate for instilling a data-driven
culture within organizations. Originally from the UK, Garry has been in the
region for 10 years and currently heads the Data function at Zand Bank, where
he leads data management, engineering, BI and analytics work streams.
"Leads the only global member-based organization focusing on accelerating adoption of Augmented Reality in enterprise with members such as Boeing, Welsh Water, Newport News Shipbuilding, MedtronicMicrosoft, Magic Leap, RealWear, Qualcomm, Lenovo and PTC"
AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA)
In charge of setup open source ecosystem of OS (openEuler), DB(openGauss), AI Framework(MindSpore), and Cloud Native (KubeEdge, Volcano) etc. and promote them in open source community
The Linux Foundation, China
Holder of 50 patents in Computer Vision & Deep Learning
Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI)
is the Vice President and Chief Engineer of Beijing Academy of Artificial
Intelligence, responsible for Large Model Research Center, AI System and
Foundation Software research, and industry ecosystem cooperation. She is member
of IEEE Women in Engineering Asia Pacific Leadership Team and the founder of
IEEE Women in Engineering Beijing affinity. Formerly the Director of IBM China
Research Lab and Distinguished Engineer at IBM, she led global AI system
innovation within IBM. She has been engaged in research on system architecture,
cloud computing, AI systems, computer vision, and other fields for nearly 20
years. She holds over 50 global patents and has won the ACM/IEEE Best Paper
awards. She was named one of the "50 Leading Female Tech Leaders in
China" by Forbes in 2019.
One of the most influential female engineers in the world by IEEE and awarded a grant of $50,000 from Bill Gates in Davos during the World Economic Forum
Among Asia's 100 most powerful women. UAE's 2023 Top Women Executive.
Vineesha HK is
the Advisor of Digitalization assisting organizations achieve ambitious
transformation goals. Her experience includes years of consulting along with
working directly as an advisor to senior government leadership in UAE. She has
also held positions in advisory boards in UAE, chairperson for a global non-profit.
During her career she has provided advisory to 40+ public sector organizations
and Fortune 500 companies. She has received multiple accolades from UAE govt.
and MNC’s. including ‘Global Rising Star of Technology’ by the UK’s top tech
jury and ‘Middle East Women Leader 2022’, “Digital Accelerator of UAE 2022” and
“Distinguished speaker award 2022” along with Top women executive of the year
2023 and was recently listed as Asia’s 100 most powerful women in 2023.
She has designed
digital strategies, improved digital maturity & lead transformation
programs for key entities in the region. She has led initiatives to revamp customer
experience across the digital channels and has leveraged emerging like AI, RPA
etc. for business benefit. She expertise’s in translating leadership vision
into an implementable digital strategy that drives business impact.
Integrating NASA's technology efforts for planetary In Situ resources.
Goddard Space Flight Centre, NASA
Omar Hatamleh is the Chief Advisor for Artificial Intelligence at Goddard Space
Flight Center and the Lead for NASA IT Strategy at NASA HQ. Omar is also the
co-author of Between Brains. A book that explores the impact of Artificial
Intelligence and technology on the future of jobs, ethics, society and economy.
Prior to this role he was the Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering at NASA,
and former Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at International
Space University. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA ARC
responsible for identifying new and promising areas of scientific research and
supporting technologies that can be integrated into the Center's capabilities.
Omar has been at NASA for 26 years in different roles and has published over 33
international journal articles in Engineering. Omar has been the recipient of
several prestigious awards and recognitions from NASA including the Silver
Achievement Medal, NASA Innovation, and Superior Achievement Awards. He has
four engineering degrees, speaks four languages, and has been an invited
keynote speaker to multiple national and international events including major
innovation conferences, Google, IBM, European Investment Fund, etc.
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