Speakers – 2019

H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Scott Nowson
Artificial Intelligence Lead
PwC Middle East
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
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. Chae Sub Lee
Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Switzerland
Bernardo Mariano
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
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. Eng Lim Goh
Hewlett Packard Enterprise - USA
AI leader behind NASA-HPE’s most powerful computer sent into space
Amy Webb
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
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
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
Ali Bouhouch
CTO & VP of Enterprise Architecture
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
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
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
Jinshui Liu
Chief Scientist of Huawei AI D-Lab & Chief Architect of Huawei Heterogeneous Computing
Huawei - China
Hassan Sawaf
Director of Applied Science & Artificial Intelligence
Amazon Web Services (AWS) - 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
Professor Birgitte Andersen
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
Arif Ahmed
SVP of Innovation
U.S. Bank - USA
Global and cross-industry leader in digital transformation, new ventures and innovation