2019 SPEAKERS

*ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

United Nations

Secretary-General (*TBC) 

ANOUSHEH ANSARI

CEO, XPRIZE, Space Ambassador; first female private space explorer

CEDRIC VILLANI

AI Strategic Advisor to President Macron, Mathematics Field Medal Winner

VICKI HANSON

CEO, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ZOUBIN GHAHRAMANI

Chief Scientist, UBER

JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

Chairman of the Board, Siemens

NICOLE EAGAN

CEO, Darktrace

CARSTEN BREITFELD

CEO, Byton

MICHAEL FROMAN

Vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth for Mastercard

YAN HUANG

Director of AI Innovation, Baidu

VLADIMIR KRAMNIK

Chess World Champion

YVES DACCORD

Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

CHRISTOPH PEYLO 

Global Head of Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI)

ALPNA J DOSHI

Group CIO, Philips

LUCAS DI GRASSI

Formula E World Champion,

CEO, Roborace

TIMNIT GEBRU 

Computer Scientist and the technical co-lead of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team at Google

KLAUS-ROBERT MÜLLER

Head of the Intelligent Data Analysis group and Professor, TU Berlin

LILA TRETIKOV

CEO, Rackspace Board Advisor, Crunchbase; Former Wikimedia CEO

ANNA BETHKE

Head of AI4Good,

Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group

RADHA RAMASWAMI BASU

CEO, Imerit

ELENA SINEL

Founder, Teens in AI & Acorn Aspirations

VIRGINIA DIGNUM

Professor, Umeå University, Chair of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

MARCEL SALATHÉ

Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

HIRONORI KASAHARA

2018 IEEE Computer Society President; Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Waseda University

NANCY NEMES

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Ms. AI – Artificial Intelligence for and with women

JULIA HAINES

Co-founder, RAIL

JEANNA MATTHEWS

Associate Professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University

AMIR BANIFATEMI

AI Lead, XPRIZE

ANJA KASPERSEN

Director, UN Disarmament Affairs

BRYN BALCOMBE

Chief Strategy Officer, Roborace

MARK MINEVICH

Advisor/Digital Fellow to CEO at IPSoft

Sr Fellow on AI and Emerging Tech on the US Council of Competiveness 

LYDIA KOSTOPOULOS

Founder and Artist at #ArtAboutAI

Founder of Sapien21

T. RUSSEL SHIELDS

Chairman, Ygomi

AIMEE VAN WYNSBERGHE

Foundation for Responsible Robotics, President & Co-Founder

AMANDEEP GILL

Executive Director of United Nations Secretary General High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

DANISH CONTRACTOR

Co-founder RAIL & Senior Researcher, IBM Research AI

JOJO MAYER

Musician & educator,

drummer of Nerve

FRANCESCA ROSSI

IBM AI Ethics Global Leader

HARRY YEFF (AKA REEPS ONE)

Vocal, Visual and Concept Artist 

MAX CAPPELLARI

Chief Technology Officer, XPRIZE

EVE ANDERSSON

Director, Google AI

STEPHEN IBARAKI

Managing partner, REDDS.

Co-Chairman

ACM Practitioner Board

Founding Chairman, IFIP Global Industry Council

EVANS WOHEREM

Founder, Chairman, Digital Africa

THOMAS WIEGAND 

Professor, TU BerlinExecutive Director, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

FRANK-JURGEN RICHTER

Chairman, Horasis

DOR SKULER

CEO & Co-Founder,

Intuition Robotics

NEIL SAHOTA 

World Wide Business Development Leader, IBM Watson

JOSEPH DUNN

Founding Chair, Zero Abuse Project​, Former US Senator

FRANCOIS GREY

Professor & Director of Digital Strategy, University of Geneva

ROBERT OPP

Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, World Food Programme (WFP)

DHRUV GHULATI

CEO, Factmata

GEORGIOS BOULTADAKIS

Deputy R&D Director Eurodynamics (EU), iBorderCtrl

NAOMI LEE

Executive Editor,

The Lancet Journal

TARA CHKLOVSKI

​​Founder & CEO, Iridescent

RICARDO BAEZA-YATES

CTO, NTENT & Director of Data Science, Northeastern Univ. at SV, USA

JO FLOTO

Editor, Newshour & The World Tonight, BBC News

DEIRDRE QUARNSTROM

General Manager, Minecraft

JAMES PARR

Director, NASA Frontier Development Lab, CEO, Trillium Technologies

*MAX TEGMARK

Professor, MIT

Founder, Future of Life Institute (*TBC)

TRENT MCCONAGHY

​​Founder of Ocean Protocol,

Founder & CTO, BigchainDB

WENDEL WALLACH 

Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and Senior Advisor tothe Hastings Center, and the World Economic Forum

JANE ZAVALISHINA

President & Co-founder, Mechanica AI

INGMAR WEBER

Research Director, Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

JENNIFER MARSMAN

Principal Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

EILEEN DONAHOE

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University 

MANUELA PAPADOPOL

CEO, Designated Driver

MATTHIAS SCHEUTZ

Professor of cognitive and computer science, Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, Tufts University

MARC GOODMAN

Author, “Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World” 

JIM STOLZE

Tech Entrepreneur at Amsterdam Science Park

DAVAR ARDALAN

Founder and Storyteller in Chief at IVOW

ALEX JAIMES

SVP of AI & Data Science at Dataminr

ANDY CHEN

VP of Professional and Educational Activities, IEEE Computer Society

DANIEL MCDUFF

Co-founder RAIL & AI Researcher, Microsoft Research

MIKE HINCHEY

President, International Federation For Information Processing (IFIP)

FRITS BUSSEMAKER

Chair, Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy (IAID)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE 

Amir Banifatemi, XPRIZE

Stephen Ibaraki, ACM

Reinhard Scholl, ITU

Fred Werner, ITU

COMMITTEE ADVISORS

Vicki Hanson, ACM

Anousheh Ansari, XPRIZE

Anja Kaspersen, UNODA

Thomas Wiegand, Fraunhofer HHI

Tara Chklovski, Iridescent

Marcel Salathé, EPFL

Eileen Donahoe, FSI 

Trent Mcconaghy, Ocean Protocol

Klaus-Robert Müller, TU Berlin 

OUTREACH COMMITTEE 

Stephen Ibaraki, ACM

Neil Sahota, IBM Watson

Elim Kay, Kay Family Foundation

Frits Bussemaker, IAID

Fred Werner, ITU

Ahmed Riad, ITU

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