2019 SPEAKERS

H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence
UAE
    Amr Hujainah
    MEA DELFI Champion
    Schlumberger - UAE
    Leading authority on Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Cloud Computing, Software Programming and Digital Oilfield Framework Design for over a decade at Schlumberger
      Hassan Sawaf
      Director
      Facebook AI - USA
      AI lead at Amazon Web Services (AWS), with 20+ years' experience in the automatic speech recognition, computer vision, natural language understanding, and machine translation fields
      Rana Gujral
      CEO
      Behavioral Signals - USA
      Successful entrepreneur, tech leader and investor, now at the forefront of an award-winning behavioural analytics AI company
      Andrew Ng
      Founder - Coursera
      Adjunct Professor - Stanford University
      Founding Lead of Google Brain and former Chief Scientist of Baidu, named among Time’s '100 Most Influential Persons In the World'
      Dr. Ben Goertzel
      CEO - SingularityNET
      Chief Scientist - Hanson Robotics, Hong Kong
      Director behind the company that developed the world's first hearing aid supported by AI
        Seng Yee Lau
        Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding
        Tencent - China
        Named 'Media Person of The Year' at Cannes Lions 2015 and a key visionary leading the use of AI at one of Asia's top-ranked most valuable companies
          Jinshui Liu
          Chief Scientist of Huawei AI D-Lab & Chief Architect of Huawei Heterogeneous Computing
          Huawei - China
            Jürgen Schmidhuber
            Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Scientific Director, Professor of AI
            NNAISENSE, Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, USI & SUPSI - Switzerland
            Hailed by the New York Times as the 'Father of AI'
            Dr. Wanli Min
            Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist
            Alibaba Cloud - China
            Among China's 'Top 20 leading technologists' (Forbes) and Creator of Alibaba's ultra-intelligent AI platform - the ET Brain
            H.E. Dr. Aisha bint Butti
            bin Bishr
            Director General
            Smart Dubai Office - UAE
            Overseeing Dubai's city wide digital transformation and leading efforts to create the world's first paperless city
            Dr. Chae Sub Lee
            Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
            International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Switzerland
              Bernardo Mariano
              CIO
              World Health Organization (WHO) - Switzerland
              Shaping the global technology, data management and AI strategies to empower WHO’s mission of better health for everyone, everywhere
              Kevin Dallas
              Corporate Vice President - AI & Intelligent Cloud Business Development
              Microsoft – USA
              A key figurehead in Microsoft's AI vision and business plans, driving the business development for Microsoft AI & Intelligent Cloud
                Amy Webb
                Founder
                Future Today Institute - USA
                Washington Post best-selling author with a record 7 million views for her TED talk on data that’s been translated into 32 different languages
                Lord Timothy Clement Jones
                Chair
                House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Select Committee & All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence - UK
                Dubbed the ‘AI Lord’ for steering UK’s quantum leap into AI and digital transformation
                  Ali Bouhouch
                  CTO & VP of Enterprise Architecture
                  SEPHORA - USA
                  Driving the AI transformation of one of the world's most innovative retailers in the global beauty industry
                  Amir Khosrowshahi
                  VP and CTO of AI Products
                  Intel - USA
                  Co-Founder of the AI startup, Nervana, which was acquired by Intel for a record $400m and now the lead-brains behind Intel’s neural chips
                  Paul Balsom
                  Head of Sports Science & Performance Analysis
                  Leicester City Football Club - UK
                  Celebrated sports scientist whose AI & Analytics led to the underdog club winning their first-ever Premier League title in 132 years
                  Dr. Eng Lim Goh
                  CTO & VP
                  Hewlett Packard Enterprise - USA
                  AI leader behind NASA-HPE’s most powerful computer sent into space
                  Dr. Li Xu
                  Co-Founder & CEO
                  SenseTime - China
                  Computer vision expert who founded and led SenseTime to become one of the world's leading AI companies
                    Adam Bonnifield
                    VP -Artificial Intelligence
                    Airbus - France
                    Mastermind behind the aviation giant’s radical AI initiatives and strategies that aim to eliminate flight delays and reduce losses
                    Dr. Saket Kumar
                    Chief Data Scientist, Global Premium Services
                    Google - USA
                    Super-brains behind Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all
                    Professor Birgitte Andersen
                    CEO
                    Big Innovation Centre - UK
                    An international AI luminary leading the open innovation initiatives and private & public sector coalition driven to make the UK a Global Innovation Hub by 2025
                    Dr. Hatem Bugshan
                    Head of Big Innovation Centre, Middle East
                    Big Innovation Centre - KSA
                    Regional lead focused on redefining the innovation landscape and contributing to transforming the Middle East economy into a knowledge-based one