Speakers

New On Board

Abdul Hakeem Ajijola

Chair

African Union Cyber Security Expert Group

New On Board

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Health, UAE
Designed and developed the Suricate-Nat, an interactive web platform to collect and analyze data using NLP techniques on natural disasters emitted by citizens using social networks Twitter.

Abed Benaichouche

Senior research engineer and Team leader

Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Founder and Secretary General of the Arab ICT Union

Ahmed Al Hujairy

Senior Board Advisor

Bahrain Technologies Companies Society
In charge of 70 billion digital transactions annually, launched the Principles of Digital Identity
framework to enable seamless digital interactions between government agencies and businesses internationally

Ajay Bhalla

President Cyber & Intelligence Solutions

Mastercard (UK)
Winner of Techstars UK National Covid-19 Startup Weekend; a WebSummit and TEDX speaker, Co-Founder of uMore, the AI-powered mental well-being tracker, that uses ML & digital phenotyping which raised investment from Facebook’s former Head of Growth

Alejandro Serrano Saunders

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

uMore (UK)
Engineering a marketplace that enables intuitive publishing and consumption of data, with a user-friendly UI to help with onboarding

Alex Coseru

VP of Engineering

Ocean Protocol Germany
Alex is the co-author of the books Testing Java Microservices and Quarkus Cookbook and contributor to several open source projects.

Alex Soto Bueno

Director of Developer Experience

Red Hat
Globally recognized cybersecurity expert, helping build a safe and secure intelligent connected digital economy

New On Board

Aloysius Cheang

Chief Security Officer

Huawei UAE
Launched the world's first Chief Data Officer led Data Management Consultancy

Althea Davis

Managing Partner and CDO

Turn Key Technologies

Amel Chadli

Vice President Strategy & Digital Energy for Middle East & Africa

Schneider Electric
Member of the European AI Alliance, by European Commission that influences its AI ethics guidelines

Ana Chubinidze

Social Scientist & Founder

AI Governance International (Germany)
Inventor of the USky (Sky Pods) Transport System (Moscow)

Anatoli Unitsky

Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Designer

Unitsky String Technologies, Inc.

Anatoliy Vuets

Head of Data Analytics

LetyShops
Named by Forbes in the list of Top Women defining AI in the 21st century; Founder of BCG GAMMA’s premier AI and ML software applied in data science, analytics & AI to identify competitive advantages

Andrea Gallego

Managing Director & Partner and Global CTO GAMMA

Boston Consulting Group (USA)
A winner of 4 Cannes Gold Lions for the Story Sign Project, an AI based initiative that facilitates parents to read stories to 32 million deaf children below the age of 6

Andrew Garrihy

CMO

DiDi (China)
An expert on leveraging DL for personalizing education in one of the best countries in the world for education

Anna Fellander

Founder

AI Sustainability Centre
An award winning TV and radio host, has worked with UN Women, the Cherie Blair Foundation, 100 Women in Finance etc

Anna Roberts Al Qasimi

CEO

AchieveHer
With 8 patents to his name, is driving Qatar’s energy management strategy using AI and other emerging technologies and winner of the Lab Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(PNNL)

Antonio Sanfilippo

Chief Scientist & Program Director

Qatar Foundation (Qatar)
Under his leadership, DIFC has grown substantially and set out an ambitious 2024 Strategy, which will see it further enhance its position as the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

Arif Amiri

CEO

Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (UAE)
Using Evolutionary Algorithms, this Emirati woman is developing and delivering new projects that intends to transform decision making processes for enterprises.

Ayesha Al Hosani

Team Leader – Business Solutions

Abu Dhabi Investment Council (Mubadala Investment Company) (UAE)

Ayhem Alzaaim

CEMEA Telco Sales Director

Red Hat
Director, System Engineering - Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Attivo Networks, Inc.

New On Board

Bahi Hour

Director of Systems Engineering - META region

Attivo Networks
Work with the leadership team to develop the Human Capital Strategy for the region

Begum Saygecitli

Middle East Chapter Co-Lead

She Loves Data
A speaker at World Economic Forum, a pioneer to kickstart a Web3 Data Economy by focussing on getting AI and data together in blockchain startups; An expert that helped build 20 banks globally for Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsibushi & Jaguar LandRover

Bruce Pon

Co Founder & Board Member

Ocean Protocol (Germany)
• Listed as Forbes top 50 women in Tech in 2018.
• Built products for surgical robotic systems at Intuitive Surgical, space robotic systems at Lockheed Martin, and self-driving cars at drive.ai.
• Pioneer in teleoperated and autonomous robot systems in applications such as surgery, space exploration, disaster rescue and self driving cars

Carol Reiley

Artificial Intelligence roboticist, World Economics Forum Young Global Leader, Co-Founder & CEO

Deepmusic ai (USA)
Leading Nestle's company-wide AI strategy, aimed to transform Nestle into an unbiased cognitive company by 2025

Carolina Pinart

Global Product Director for New Generation Technologies

Nestle (Spain)

Cesar Andrés López

CEO

Datumcon
The first woman to enter the Danish Airforce, is now using AI for search and rescue operations apart from leveraging AI applications for one of the world's largest luxury and private jet charter services

Charlotte Pedersen

CEO - Luxaviation Helicopters

Luxaviation Group (Luxembourg)
Forbes 30 Under 30 List in the Energy category

Charlotte Savage

Founder

HaiLA Technologies

New On Board

Chris Kubecka

Distinguished Chair

Middle East Institute Cyber Program
An AI youth champion from Africa
A founder at the age of 23, is now working on an ambitious plan to train young engineers in Africa in AI and ML to increase Africa's share that currently stands at 5% to support future societies

Claire Matuka

Co Founder & Data Scientist

AI Centre of Excellence & Ada Labs Africa (Kenya)
Developed an innovative partnership with Hollywood to bring the latest VR, CGI, and AI technology to its soldiers with an approved pilot for the Human Domain Matrix VR simulation and worked with the producer of Mad Max: Fury Road, and the motion capture and technical leads for the Lord of the Rings and the new Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Colonel Arnel David

US Special Advisor to the UK Armed Forces Chief of General Staff, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

NATO (USA)
"Forbes 2017 ""Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research"" list, ground-breaking work in creating drone swarms that mimic human behaviours,
Scientific American board of advisors,
Forbes AI Executive board of advisors,
Commissioner to UN Commission on Pathways to Prosperity,
Member of the Board of Directors at Mass Robotics
Board of trustees of MBZUAI
Member of the Seoul International Advisory Council

Daniela Rus

Director of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

MIT

David Mertz

Partner and Senior Trainer

KDM Training

Dayaparan Iyer

Director Of Information Technology

Emirates General Petroleum Corporation
Using AI and data science to become the region's largest food and grocery delivery app with a network of 24800 restaurants and44,675 branches delivering in less than 30minutes

Dina Mohammad Laity

Director of Data Science

Talabat (UAE)

Dmitriy Denisov

Senior Data Scientist, Fraud prevention department

Careem

Dmitriy Dovgan

Head of Data Science

Al-Futtaim Group
A world record holder of 3D printing, one of the founding members of Dubai Future Foundation, now leveraging AI for additive manufacturing, fabrication and overall equipment effectiveness in the construction and manufacturing industries

Dominic Wright

Co-Founder

Generation 3D (UAE)
An experienced doctoral supervisor and examiner, with students based in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and UAE working in areas of social media and customer engagement, buyer-seller and salesperson-customer relationships, artificial intelligence and marketing

Dr Hani Ragab

Associate Professor at the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Director of the Institute of Applied Information Security

Heriot-Watt University (UAE)
Forbes Middle East Top 50 Power Businesswomen 2020

Dr Ruchi Dana

Partner & Executive Board Member

DANA Group
One of top Global Influential Leaders for leading Digital Transformation (Constellation Research); The Guru of AI, Big Data and Analytics (DEW Journal - A flagship journal of Energy); One of the top 50 leaders as movers and shakers in Data and Analytics in US-Canada (Corinium Global Intelligence)

Dr Satyam Priyadarshi

MD & Chief Data Scientist Officer

Halliburton (USA)
A principal contributor to the development of bias free data and AI use cases and activities for the largest retail and agriculture funding banks from France

Dr Wafae Bakkali

Senior AI & Data Scientist

Credit Agricole (France)
Director in a Big-4, CTO-CIO with India's largest retail, CIO with Worlds largest newspaper, Faculty with NIFT, IIT, SPJain.

Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta

Director of Data Science

SP Jain Global School of Management (UAE)
Part of OECD team of One AI Wonk, leading the framework in Israel for Joint National Infrastructure for computing and storage in multiple domains like Food, Agriculture, Autonomous vehicles.

Dr. Aviv Zeevi

VP Technology Transfer

Israel Innovation Authority (Israel)
A winner of the Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for ML and big data for 2020, has three issued patents.

Dr. Bernard Ghanem

Associate Professor & Lead of AI Initiative

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Chris Cooper

General Manager Infrastructure Solutions Group

Lenovo Middle East & Africa
Has worked as a Data Science and AI
researcher for more than three decades.
Has been consultant for major
corporations, central banks, governments

New On Board

Dr. Debashis Guha

Director of Machine Learning

P Jain Global School of Management (UAE)
First Woman in the Middle East to earn a Ph.D in AI; an expert in phonology-based automatic speech recognition for Arabic; dedicating her life's work to develop more women AI engineers in Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030

Dr. Fatmah Baothman

AI Researcher & Computer Scientist

King Abdulaziz University & Saudi Council of Engineers (KSA)
Ranked #5 Data Science Influencer for 2018 by Onalytica and Joe Fields, has a GlobalData influencer score of 84, with over 90,000 Twitter followers

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka

AI Influencer, Chief Data Scientist and a SAP technical lead

Accenture (USA)
Drives the Country Digital Acceleration Program for over 40 countries globally, delivering over 1000 countries

Dr. Guy Diedrich

Vice President & Global Innovation Officer

Cisco Systems
One of the founders of Ubimax, is responsible for TeamViewer's product portfolio, product strategy and product innovation

Dr. Hendrick Witt

Chief Product Officer

TeamViewer
Developed a software that helps ML teams save70% on their data preparation and processing costs while getting a significant performance boost

Dr. Jennifer Prendki ,

Founder & CEO

Alectio (USA)
Research Immunopathologist at World's 8th best hospital

Dr. Joe Yeong

Research Immunopathologist

Singapore General Hospital
Developing data and algorithms to achieve a 100% carbon free goal for one the largest investor owned electric utility companies in the world

Dr. Juan Bernabe Moreno

Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Analytics & AI

E.ON (Germany)
• Served as the Head of AI in the Applied Innovation Team of HSBC Hong Kong
• Worked on ethical frameworks for AI and is a frequent lecturer and speaker about Applications of AI in Finance

Dr. Juergen Rahmel

Chief Digital Officer, AI & ML Advisor, HSBC

HSBC (Germany)
Launched # ArtAboutAI , an initiative to make AI more accessible and to inform civic debate, through a medium that transcends language and culture art.

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos

AI Policy Member for IEEE USA & Strategy & Innovation Advisor, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

IEEE (USA)
Joined Flipkart from Google to lead efforts at engineering the data mining engines that will target the next 200 million users

Dr. Mayur Datar

Chief Data Scientist

Flipkart (India)

New On Board

Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos

Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation

The Republic of Cyprus
His AI ethics research has been replicated across in India, the Asia Pacific region and Africa.

Dr. Norberto Andrade

Member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI, Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics

Facebook (USA)
Has developed an exceptional used case study that uses deep and machine learning to detect malware attacks on critical infrastructure; Has developed an AI model that uses X-Ray scans for COVID detection

Dr. Paul Hopkinson

Associate Head of Edinburgh Business School

Heriot-Watt University (UAE)
Forbes 30 under 30 - Healthcare

New On Board

Dr. Prakriti Gaba

Cardiology Fellow

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Collaborated with a large number of leading
international designers, including the design studio,
Architecture and Vision, and space architects, Arturo
Vittori and Andreas Vogler to bring cross fertilization of
design between humans and technology.

Dr. Raffi Tchakerian

Assistant Professor

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (UAE)
Is part of the Complex Human Data Hub research center, investigating the psychological implications of current innovations in data gathering devices and wearables

Dr. Renata Morais

Assistant Professor Multimedia Design

Dubai Institue of Design and Innovation (UAE)
Super-brains behind Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all

Dr. Saket Kumar

Chief Data Scientist - Global Premium Services

Google (USA)
Established the Data Science Elite team that has grown to almost 100 data scientists around the world. Deployed on more than 130 AI, Data Science and ML projects

Dr. Seth Dobrin

Chief Data Officer IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software, Vice President & Chief Data Officer

IBM Analytics, IBM & AI, (USA)
Voted in the top 100 AI leaders by Deep Knowledge Analytics & the top 100 leading pioneers in drug development using AI as per Forbes and currently leveraging petabytes of enterprise scale data to develop and deliver solutions that help in human disease biology, clinical genomics, and precision medicine

Dr. Shameer Khader

Sr. AI Director

AstraZeneca (USA)
MIT 35 innovators under 35

Dr. Shriya Srinivasan

Biomedical Engineering Researcher

MIT
Heavily leveraging AI to make Singapore and cities in China smarter across its key projects, an important contributor to the development of Cambridge 1, the world's fastest supercomputer

Dr. Simon See

Global Head Nvidia AI Technology Centre

Nvidia (Singapore)
50 Computer Weekly most influential women in UK technology 2019

Elena Sinel

Founder

Teens in AI
Anghami’s AI and ML algorithms currently
process 56 million data points each day.
Became the first Arab technology company to
be listed on NASDAQ in 2021, expected to
generate $40 210 million in cash from the
SPAC and a separate PIPE investment to help
accelerate its growth

New On Board

Elie Habib

Co Founder & CTO

Anghami (UAE)
Oversee the deployment of responsible AI in the region

Emma Johnson

Director – Responsible AI

Standard Chartered Bank

Representatives to the IHE International Board.6 Segma Black belt

Eng. Ahlam H. AlSarheed

Executive Director of Information Technology

King Fahad Medical City
Deployed AI to assess martial arts fan behaviour across 150 countries.
Using data analytics to improve immersive experience, bolster streaming services and
deliver personalized content offers via an over the top platform.

Erica Kerner

Senior Vice President & Head of Marketing & Strategy

One Championship (SINGAPORE)
One of the Top five companies of Fortune magazine's “Change the World” list 2021

Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer

Enel Group

Farhan Syed

Partner and Head of Advisory MESA

KPMG Lower Gulf
Leads the team that created a digital twin for an entire nation

Francesco Ferrero

Interim Director

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

George Fraser

VP for Africa

Amdocs

George Hotz

Founder & CEO

Comma AI
The UAE's main goal is to build a digital transformation with all our new partners from around the world.

New On Board

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security

United Arab Emirates Government

New On Board

Harrison Nnaji

Group Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO)

FirstBank Group
Leads Qatar SportsTech , a sports tech AI accelerator, initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startupbootcamp and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery &Legacy, Qatar Stars League, beIN Media Group, Qatar Financial Centre, Aspire Zone Foundation, MBK Holding and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Heba Qadri Al Masri

MD

Qatar Sportstech & Startup Boots Camp (Qatar)
• The woman at the helm who leads and drives the strategic communications for the northern most emirate of the UAE delivering exceptional results during the global pandemic
• Key advisor to His Highness Ruler of Ras Al Khamiah
• Innovative champion of a holistic digital transformation and effective messaging

Her Excellency Heba Fatani

Director General

Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office (UAE)

New On Board

Hila Meller

Vice President BT Security EMEA and APAC

British Telecom
40 under 40 European Young Leaders of 2017 by Friends of Europe
Driving Malta’s 2050 low carbon development strategy and electrification of cars by leveraging AI

His Excellency Aaron Farrugia

Minister of Environment, Climate Change & Planning

Government of Malta (Malta)
Visionary, multi-award winner, IDC CISO of the year, cybersecurity transformation leader & Author

New On Board

Illyas Kooliyankal

CISO

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)

Irene-Marie Seelig

Co-Founder & CEO

AnamXR
Jack is an American engineer, hardware designer, inventor, video game developer and philanthropist.
Jack is best known for designing the guitars and drums for the Guitar Hero video game series, and as a co-founder and chief engineer at Oculus VR.
He is a Board Trustee at the University of California, Berkely, and McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation at the RAND Corporation

Jack McCauley

Inventor & Video Game Developer Co-Founder

Oculus VR (USA)
Pioneered Brainbox AI, a plug-and-play intelligent AI powered HVAC automation system saving 25-30% of energy month-on-month for major commercial buildings globally

Jalal Zaitouni

Regional Director

Aljoodi Technologies
Singapore top 100 Women in Tech 2020

Jana Marle Zizkova

Co-Founder and CEO, Meiro CDP, Co-Founder and Managing Director

She Loves Data
Using AI to improve data usage and assist evidence based decision making in addition to
designing its competitions: Champions League and Europa League, as well as EL2 from 2021/2022

Jean Baptiste Alliot

Baptiste Alliot, Innovation Strategy Specialist

UEFA (Switzerland)
Award-winning CISO with global multilateral private & public sector experience

New On Board

Jelena Matone Zelenovic

CISO

European Investment Bank
Data Economy Evangelist, Data Literacy Advocate and Former Forrester Analyst helping organizations deliver value from data

Jennifer Belissent

Principal Data Strategist

Snowflake
10 most influential tech women in education in the world as per Analytics Insights

Joanne McEachen

CEO & Founder

The Learner First (New Zealand)
Delivering an ambitious plan to train young
engineers in Africa in AI and ML to increase
Africa's share that currently stands at 5% to
support future societies.
Developing one of the largest AI startup hubs
across East and West Africa

John Kamara

Director of Machine Learning & Co Founder

Ada Labs Africa (Tanzania)

John Lillywhite

Google Research Associate

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
Named in the Top 20 Portuguese World Changer and World's Top 70 Health AI Brains by Medicine AI , is leveraging AI, DL & ML to operate a 1200 healthcare diagnostic centres in a retail fashion

Jose Pedro Almeida

Data Intelligence Director

Unilabs Portugal (Portugal)
Jozef is CEO & Co-founder of iERP.ai that is providing AI prediction solutions that help companies to reduce costs, increase revenues & customer experience. Jozef is leading the AI Chapter for StartupGrind organization (The largest network of entrepreneurs in the world) as Director. Prior to iERP.ai, Jozef worked as a Program Manager for 13 corporations listed in Fortune 500 list including (GE, Nokia, Unilever, Ericsson, and many more) and leading global asset management organization for HP.

Jozef Balaz

CEO & AI chapter director

iERP.ai & StartupGrind
Has designed and contributed to digital strategies in campaigns run for Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry, Palm, Qualcomm, Canon, eBay, Microsoft, Xbox, Symantec, Kickstarter, WeWork, Linkedin, PayPal, Ericsson, Gartner, and HP.
An active member of the London technology start-up community, mentoring early-stage start-ups

Justin Westcott

Head of Technology Europe

Edelman (UK)
Winner of the NASA Space App Challenge, amongst his patented applications is the world’s first Dream Recorder that seamlessly augments human and machine intelligence, also developed BrainOS that enables incapacitated patients to communicate silently using brain signals and whose applications can be extended across multiple sectors

New On Board

Kareem Ayyad

CEO

Cerebian Canada (Canada)
Part of the team that created a digital twin for ADNOC's entire value chain that helped them weather the pandemic

Khaled Al Blooshi

Vice President, Digital Projects & Innovation

ADNOC
Former head of Research and Consultancy at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

Kojo Boakye

Director of Public Policy for Africa

Facebook
At the forefront of digital banking transformation for several large multinationals

Komal Kaundal

Middle East Chapter Co-Lead

She Loves Data
A tech and healthcare system innovator,
featuring all treats of the Innovators DNA
and connecting ideas with the reality of
healthcare globally in peril

Konrad Dobschuetz

Head of Customer Solutions & BIOME Lead

Health Innovation & UK Novartis (UK)
Co founder of DataScience.Sg , a 10,000 strong AI and data scientists community in Singapore, building general AI to continue developing a smart nation

Koo Ping Shung

President

AI Professionals Association (Singapore)
The creator of the Rolls-Royce process and framework for Governing AI Ethics and Data Ethics - collaborating with HR, Ethics, Data Scientists, Manufacturing and the Trades Unions

Lee Glazier

Head of Service Integrity, R2 Data Labs

Rolls Royce (UK)
Forbes 25 Under 25 | Managing Director | Polish Hospital Federation

New On Board

Ligia Kornowska

Managing Director

Polish Hospital Federation
First Saudi to be named 'Best CISO in the World' finalist, certified in Digital Business Transformation Management, winner of Arab CISO award

New On Board

Majed Alshodari

Chief Cyber Security Officer

SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Company

Mark Chaban

General Manager, Customer Success

Microsoft MEA
Is now advising governments, organizations and corporations on digital transformation and innovation

Marta A.Tomovska

Director for Public Administration Reform and eGovernment

Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia
Europe's 20 influential women in tech 2021; #10 by IFSEC as a global cyber security influencer,a pioneer of finding breaches in digitally connected toys; member of the advisory board of CyberTrust EU, Women Leaders @Digital and Coding Girls

Mary Jo de Leeuw

Advisory Board Member Womentech Network and Coding Girls, Cofounder & Vice President of Women in Cyber Security & Founder

Internet of Toys
Works on Smart City Data policy and project and product design and development for city of Austin

Mathew Yarger

Head of Mobility and Automotive

IOTA Foundation
Created the Schranner Concept® used by major Fortune 500 companies, a key strategic enabler of AI decision making; Teaches the art of negotiation to business and government leaders in over 40 countries including USA, Russian, Japan & China.

Matthias Schranner

CEO

Schranner Negotiation Institute (Switzerland)
Created the Schranner Concept® used by major Fortune 500 companies, a key strategic enabler of AI decision making

New On Board

Matthias Schranner

CEO and Founder

The Schranner Negotiation Institute
Used ML successfully to market place forecasting to safety initiatives, and from ops automation to enhancing customer experience to serve a population of 1.3 billion

Megha Yethadka

Director of Program Management

Uber (India)
Launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) compliance framework and advisory service

Minesh Tanna

Member of UK CBI AI Working Group, European AI Alliance, and International Association for Artificial Intelligence & Law

Solicitor Advocate and Global AI Lead, Simmons & Simmons (UK)

Mohammed Al Ogaily

VP Product

Anghami
Heads regional Sales for the second largest software vendor in Germany, and the seventh largest in Europe

Nasri Nasserddine

Regional Director, Government, Energy & Utilities

Software AG
Former Security Advisor at UK Government with over 2 decades of cyber experience in both physical & digital

New On Board

Nathan Swain

Former Security Advisor

UK Government
An expert who delivers a science-based ML platform that turns mountains of underutilized data into actionable intelligence

Noor Alnahhas

CEO

Nybl
An ex Global Head of Analytics for Careem, is now transforming the F&B industry with the concept kitchens on the cloud, secured $15 million investment in 2021 to expand in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Nuno Amaral de Freitas,

Director of Strategy & Analytics

Kitch (UAE)
Forbes Africa 30 under 30

Ogutu Okudo

Country Manager

SpringRock Group

Oleksii Reutov

Data Science Engineering Manager

SoftServe

Onica Nonhlanhla Makwakwa

Head of Africa

A4AI Web Foundation
Managing data for Estonian e citizenship, for citizen from 165 countries including e-citizenship of Barrack Obama and working on an ambitious plan to personalise and create seamless e governance services leveraging AI, right from the time a baby is born, to health benefits, education admissions, car renewals etc.

Ott Velsberg

Government Chief Data Officer

Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications (Estonia)
A champion of bringing more diversity into data analytics and IT by offering volunteer driven, free of charge courses for women

Pavel Bulowski

Co-Founder and CMO, Meiro CDP

She Loves Data

Piero Pelizzaro

Chief Resilience Officer

Comune di Milano
A TEDx speaker, is an expert in connecting AI, neuroscience & behavioural science and is a sought-after expert by World Bank, Dubai Executive Council, Emirates Airlines, DHL, SEWA, Reckitt Benkiser, P&G etc

Prof. Christopher Abraham

Professor of Leadership, Design Thinking & Organizational Behaviour

SP Jain Global School of Management (UAE)

Prof. dr Mihailo Jovanović

Director at Office for Information Technologies and e-Government

Government of the Republic of Serbia
Forbes list of top 100 Women in FinTech, the 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance, and the top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East; Influenced over 200 FinTech, RegTech, and InsurTech startups to begin operating in UAE

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President

DIFC FinTech Hive

Raja Baz

Deputy CTO

Anghami
Co-founded Zomba & Jive Records, Former EVP of Capitol Records & Blue Note & founded the global mobile content, games & entertainment industry. Trailblazer of music, media, entertainmant and mobile sectors The “father of the ring tone

Ralph Simon

CEO

Mobilium
Is proactively helping develop and recommend the Eco-system Transformation Plans & Policy Initiatives for the Government of Dubai and highly inolved in making Dubai the leader in the Fourth Industrial revolution

Rashid Hazari

Chief Strategist

Department of Economic Development Dubai (UAE)
Forbes Middle East's Top 10 most successful Emirati Power Businesswomen; Forbes Middle East's 100 Power Businesswomen

Rolla Abu Manneh

CEO

Standard Chartered Bank
Heads Huawei's Digital Industry Centre of Excellence & is Associate Rapporteur in the ITU-T Study Group 20 on Smart Cities & IoT

Safder Nazir

Regional VP – Digital Industries Strategy

Huawei
Champion in deploying supervised, unsupervised, generative and reinforcement learning algorithms in capital markets across equity & commodity algo trading, high-frequency relative-return predictions and sensitivity calculations of complex derivative contracts

Salman Arif

Group Product Manager

Borealis AI (Canada)
Over 40+ global patents mega and scale architectures like Distributed Commerce, Windows 8 Telemetry, Natural User Interface Platform; Customer Assistance Platform; MSN Search, Open Design Distributed P2P/CS Platform

New On Board

Sanjeev Kataria

Technical Advisor & Chief Technology Officer

InVision (USA)
The Emirati Serial Entrepreneur, fashion designer and Instagram celebrity has teamed up with veterans from McLaren, Lotus, Aston Martin and Rimac to build a hypercar of the likes the world has never seen before, from its design, materials and functionality. All assembled in the UAE.

Sara Al Madani

Fashion Expert, Restaurateur

Entrepreneur
Sebastien Blanc Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat is a Passion-Driven Developer with one primary goal: share his passion by giving talks that are pragmatic, fun, and focused on live coding.

Sebastian Blanc

Director of Developer Experience

Red Hat
Creator of FastAPI, Typer, SQLModel. Working on open source, Forethought, and limited consulting for external teams. Previously at Explosion, Datum Consultants, Senseta.

Sebastián Ramírez Montaño

Creator

FastAPI
Forbes Africa 30 under 30

Shacky Timburwa

Chief Executive Officer

Energy Plus Group
The man leading the PC and smart devices business for the region

Shashank Sharma

Executive Director & GM Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Lenovo
Launched the first AI research centre in the region in partnership with global health care technology company Cerner that aims to leverage it’s electronic health records, EHR, data along with its clinical AI and advanced data analytics tools to ultimately create centres of excellence for oncology, infectious diseases, and bariatric medicine.

Sherif Beshara

Group CEO

Mohamed and Obaid Al Mulla Group of Cos & American Hospital (UAE)

Sherif Kinawy

Head of NDO MEA

Ericsson
Global Top 20 Goldman Sachs Fellowship Winner | ISB | IIMB | Blockchain Author| Deep Learning Architect| Global Speaker

Shilpa Karkeraa

CEO & Founder

Myraa Technologies
Work with the leadership team to develop the Human Capital Strategy for the region

Shradha Dhupar

Talent Strategy and Learning Lead

Accenture
The AI expert who built supervised and unsupervised ML models by using tools like randomForests, logistic regression, clustering and neural networks

Siddhartha Thimmavajjalla

Executive Director - AI & Machine Learning

Standard Chartered Bank (India)

Simon Harrison

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Avaya

Sonia Jorge

Executive Director, Head of Digital Inclusion Program

Web Foundation
Miss Korea 2018, Mecenat New Year Concert Host for Vietnam, a vocal critic of beauty standards and body-shaming culture, an inspiration for design of AI algorithms in the luxury and beauty sectors that avoid AI bias

Soo Min Kim

Former Miss Korea 2018, Content Creator & Broadcast Host

The Hankookilbo (South Korea)

Stephen Douglas

Advisory member on UK5G Security Working Group

UK5G
Launched the world's first AI certification programme focussing on AI ethics that put Malta on the 10th rank in the global AI index by Tortoise Media

Stephen McCarthy

CEO

Malta Digital Innovation Authority (Malta)

New On Board

Syed Abdul Qadir

Director (Technology Consulting & Cyber Risk)

PwC Pakistan
Responsible for digital transformation of the programming portfolio for admissions at NYU

Tala Hammash

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

New York University of Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Leads the AI and IoT business, managing business of mainstream and emerging technologies

Tamer AbdelFattah

Head of IoT & AI Division

Ingram Micro Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Tarig Bouazzati

Teacher

Le Wagon

Terrence Howard

Actor & Singer | Founder

Lynchpin Drone Technology
Has played a leading role in promoting and institutionalizing the role of public-private partnerships as a tool for advancing foreign policy and development objectives

Thomas Debass

MD & Chief Partnerships Officer

US Dept of State (USA)
WEF's "Entrepreneur for the World,Commonwealth Club's "Distinguished Citizen,"Independent Institute's "Toqueville LibertyAward," Forbes' "Midas List.• Worth's "100 Most Powerful People in Finance" &Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni.• AlwaysON's #1 Networked Venture Capitalist.• Venture Successes include Skype, Baidu, Tesla,Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta,Coinbase, Theranos.

Timothy Draper

Founding Partner of Draper Associates & DFJ, Headmaster

Draper University (USA)
One of the top brand editors of the world, GE Reports has been listed in the Financial Times, Inc. magazine and the Brunswick Review as a leading example of content published by businesses; Leads the AI storytelling of GE globally which has been hailed as one of the best and most effective examples of machine nirvana.

Tomas Kellner

Chief Storyteller

GE (USA)

Ty Roberts

Strategic Advisor, TIDAL & Co-Founder

FanTracks
Top 100 CIO influencers IDG- Top 100 CISO of India- Top 50 Leaders(Leadership)

New On Board

Unique Kumar

Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

CK Birla Group
Forbes India Fortune 500 company

New On Board

Veneeth Purushotaman

Group Chief Information Officer

Aster DM Healthcare
Actively contributing to inter-organizational working groups for establishing policies, standards, and guidelines

New On Board

Viktor Polic

CISO & Head of Information Security and Assurance Services

International Labour Organization
His efforts are instrumental in Intel’s multi $Billion AI revenue growth

Wei Li

VP & GM of ML Performance

Intel Corporation (USA)
Driving initiatives for Purposeful AI and key advisor Global 2000 corporations and venture backed startups on communicating to C level executives about digital technologies and transformation

William Thompson

Chief Strategy Officer

Forbes Insight (USA)
A technology leader, under his leadership, Jawraa received Saudi Arabia’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license propelling the digital transformation for the region at large.

Yasser Alobaidan

Founder & CEO

Jawraa (KSA)
2021’s top 10 most influential women in technology as per Analytics Insight Magazine
A holder of 50 patents, innovated the "AI for AI" concept for Computer Vision and Deep Learning, and led the R&D of PowerAI Vision, IBM's "AI brain" for deep video and image analytics, that won International Spark Design Glod Award

Yong Hua Lin,

CEO of V Origin Tech & Chairperson

IEEE (CHINA)
•The rockstar who built a core AI team at AntFinancial and applied ML to micro lending,insurance, intelligent recommendations,marketing and wealth management.•His intelligent customer service system hassaved $15 Million year on year from 2016.

Yuan (Alan) Qi

Vice President & Chief AI Scientist & Chief Data Officer

Ant Group (China)