Preetam Maloor is the Head of the Emerging Technologies Division at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialized United Nations Agency for Information and Communication Technologies. With two decades of experience in ICTs, he is an expert on Artificial Intelligence and international cyber-related public policy matters. An ITU Staff member since 2008, he has been a key member of the ITU Secretariat at several major conferences including the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), 2010, 2014 and 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary conferences, the 2009, 2013, and 2022 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forums (WTPF), and the annual AI for Global Good Summit. He also serves as the Secretary of the ITU Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues and the Expert Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations. Prior to joining ITU, Preetam spent nearly 10 years in the private sector, working primarily at Artificial Intelligence research organizations such as Intelligent Automation Inc, a Rockville, Maryland-based research think-tank focusing on AI-based applications, and at AT&T Research Labs, Florham Park, New Jersey in its Speech & Natural Language Research Group. He holds Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, and in Engineering and Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mumbai.