I lead several initiatives at The World Bank and in collaboration with the IFC, developing insight to inform clients and Bank-financed operations on how to accelerate digital transformation, investment, and economic growth. Projects include 5G telecom, AI policy and governance, cloud and data infrastructure, innovation ecosystems, and developing innovative financing solutions to drive technology adoption in emerging markets.
I’m passionate about shaping the global agenda on these topics, and am humbled to be invited to give keynote speeches and panel presentations at the United Nations headquarters in NY, the ITU, IEEE, CTU, the WSIS Forum, ICIC, WTIS, the IAEA, global UNESCO Summits, the Microsoft Public Sector Center for Expertise, as well as guest-lectures at various universities.
I also co-lead the World Bank’s Secretariat for Mainstreaming Digital and Disruptive Technologies, manage its thought leadership series on Digital Development, and was appointed The World Bank’s IEG MAR focal point on Mobilizing Technology for Development. Outside of the Bank I’m a member of various multi-stakeholder expert working groups including the UN-Interagency WG on AI, GlobalPolicy.AI, and the Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development, amongst others.