WHERE ARE THEY NOW? AI FOR GOOD INITIATIVES THAT CAME FROM THE SUMMIT

AI & Health FG
Autonomous Vehicles FG
Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons
Gender Lens Network
AI Center

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • THOMAS WIEGAND
    THOMAS WIEGAND
    FG-AI4H Chair, Professor, and Executive Director
    Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
    Thomas Wiegand is a German electrical engineer who substantially contributed to the creation of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/MPEG-H HEVC video coding standards. For H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Wiegand was one of the chairmen of the Joint Video Team (JVT) standardization committee that created the standard and was the chief editor of the standard itself. He was also an active technical contributor to both standards. Wiegand also holds a chairmanship position in the ITU-T VCEG and previously in ISO/IEC MPEG standardization organizations. In July 2006, the video coding work of the ITU-T jointly led by Gary J. Sullivan and Wiegand for the preceding six years was voted as the most influential area of the standardization work of the CCITT and ITU-T in their 50-year history. Wiegand is Professor at the Technical University of Berlin and executive director of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He heads research teams working on : Video processing and coding, Multimedia transmission, Machine learning, Mobile Communications (management) and Computer Vision (management).
  • BRYN BALCOMBE
    BRYN BALCOMBE
    Founder; Director & CSO, Roborace
    Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA)
    Bryn Balcombe is a Founder of the Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA) and the Chief Strategy Officer for Roborace, a motorsport competition for human and AI drivers, designed to accelerate the research and development of Vehicle Intelligence and human machine interfaces required for transportation of the future. His previous experience comes from Formula One where he architected and patented vehicle to infrastructure communication systems and developed the F1 Group’s first global media network. He has also consulted on technology strategy for organisations including the BBC and McCann Worldgroup and has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering & Vehicle Design. Balcombe is the chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD).
  • AMIR BANIFATEMI
    AMIR BANIFATEMI
    General Manager, Innovation and Growth
    XPRIZE
    My general focus is on identifying and developing emerging and transformative technologies that can impact society in significant and exponential ways. I do this by helping create interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding and planning new developments and the funding required to bring new innovations to market. I help start, grow, and run innovative ventures, and focus on working with startups and growth-oriented companies on products and initiatives that could trigger significant breakthrough with substantial economic and societal impact. Particular emphasis on machine learning and predictive systems, IoT, knowledge sharing and crowdsourcing, Education, and digital health. I usually help teams on initial market opportunity validation, product roadmap strategy, pricing and business model, go-to-market operations, fundraising and mentorship, Mergers and high-growth partnerships. I also have managed a few private and public technology investment and venture capital funds and know how to establish fund operations and their overall strategies and requirements. I enjoy teaching and have been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, HEC Paris, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, and UC Irvine.
  • ANOUSHEH ANSARI
    ANOUSHEH ANSARI
    CEO, Space Ambassador; first female private space explorer; AI for Gender Inclusivity Breakthrough Co-Chair
    XPRIZE Foundation
    Anousheh Ansari is CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Ansari, along with her family, sponsored the organization’s first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million competition that ignited a new era for commercial spaceflight. Since then, she has served on XPRIZE’s Board of Directors. Prior to being named CEO of XPRIZE, Ansari served as the CEO of Prodea Systems, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm she co-founded in 2006, and continues to serve as the executive chairwoman. She captured headlines around the world when she embarked upon an 11-day space expedition, accomplishing her childhood dream of becoming the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space. Ansari serves on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council and has received numerous honors, including the WEF Young Global Leader, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, among others. She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and serves on the board of Jabil and Peace First, as well as several other not-for-profit organizations focused on STEM education and youth empowerment. Ansari also co-founded The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, announced in October 2018 at the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Forum on Sustainable Development in Bali, with a goal of investing $1 billion in women-founded companies by 2020. She published her memoir, My Dream of Stars, to share her life story as inspiration for young women around the world. Ansari holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and computer engineering from George Mason University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University; and honorary doctorates from George Mason University, Utah Valley University, and International Space University.
  • FREDERIC WERNER
    FREDERIC WERNER
    Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • STEFAN GERMANN
    STEFAN GERMANN
    Chief Executive Officer; AI for Humanizing Health Solution Track Co-Chair
    Fondation Botnar
    Stefan Germann, CEO Fondation Botnar a foundation in Basel Switzerland focusing on child health, nutrition and education. Stefan is tasked as first CEO to set up the management office and lead the foundation in the next stage of it's development. Formerly, Executive Director onegoalglobal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign), and Senior Director of World Vision International Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. World Vision operates currently in almost 100 countries. He worked for over 15 years in Africa in various health leadership roles with different agencies in the area of child health related development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe. In 2005 he started to work with World Vision International’s emergency relief team as the director for the integrated technical sector teams in the Asia Tsunami response. This was a complex relief & reconstruction program where he was based in Asia. This program included major health components, including primary health care rehabilitation in Sri Lanka and mHealth projects for midwives in Aceh, Indonesia. He held a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently is on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and completed in 2005 a doctoral degree in Development studies focusing on child well-being in urban African context. Stefan finished in 2015 an executive Masters program in Tri Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University.

Hourly Schedule

17:15 - 17:20
AI for Health
Speaker:
THOMAS WIEGAND
17:20 - 17:25
AI for Gender
Speaker:
ANOUSHEH ANSARI
17:25 - 17:30
AI for Good Center
17:30 - 17:35
Frontline Health
Speaker:
STEFAN GERMANN
17:35 - 17:40
AI Commons
Speaker:
AMIR BANIFATEMI
17:40 - 17:45
AI for Autonomous Vehicles
Speaker:
BRYN BALCOMBE
17:45 - 17:50
17:50 - 17:55
17:55 - 18:00
THOMAS WIEGAND
THOMAS WIEGAND
FG-AI4H Chair, Professor, and Executive Director
AI & Health FG Autonomous Vehicles FG Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons Gender Lens Network AI Center
ANOUSHEH ANSARI
ANOUSHEH ANSARI
CEO, Space Ambassador; first female private space explorer; AI for Gender Inclusivity Breakthrough Co-Chair
AI & Health FG Autonomous Vehicles FG Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons Gender Lens Network AI Center
STEFAN GERMANN
STEFAN GERMANN
Chief Executive Officer; AI for Humanizing Health Solution Track Co-Chair
AI & Health FG Autonomous Vehicles FG Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons Gender Lens Network AI Center
AMIR BANIFATEMI
AMIR BANIFATEMI
General Manager, Innovation and Growth
AI & Health FG Autonomous Vehicles FG Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons Gender Lens Network AI Center
BRYN BALCOMBE
BRYN BALCOMBE
Founder; Director & CSO, Roborace
AI & Health FG Autonomous Vehicles FG Global Initiative: AI and Data Commons Gender Lens Network AI Center

Date

10 Dec 2020
Sessions

Topics

Health,
Inclusivity,
SDGs,
Smart mobility
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