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Meet the Experts

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Houlin Zhao  
Houlin Zhao​​
Secretary General, International Telecommunicati​​on ​Unio​n (ITU)​​​​
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Director-General, United Nations Office ​at Gene​va 
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Director General,
World Health Organization (WHO)
Secretary General,
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (​UNCTAD)​
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H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Theneyan 
Deputy Minister of the Technology Industry and Digital Capabilities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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President, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  
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Director of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
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Chief of Strategic Planning & Membership, ITU

 

Member & Chair of Management, XPRIZE Foundation Board of Directors, Space Ambassador; first female private space explorer
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Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament; Taskforce on AI for India's Economic Transformation
 
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Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence,United Arab Emirates
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UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth​
 
                          
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 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC-San Francisco
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Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
            
 
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Co-Founder and Co-Director, Foundation for Responsible Robotics 
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Partner - Risk Advisory Services​, EY
             
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Anja Kaspersen
Director, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs   
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CEO, Sage

 
Executive Vice President of Glo​bal Good and Research, Intellectual Ventures
              
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Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University​ ​
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CTIO, Barcelona City Council; Proj​ect Lead, DECODE

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VP of Ar​tificial Intelligence, Sage
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Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, USA
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Head of AI Foundations, IBM Research; Co-Director, IBM Science for Social Good 
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Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge​     
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 Research Scientist at IBM Research and Professor at the University of​ Padova​
                
 
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Executive Director,
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at
the University of Cambridge
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Einar Bjørgo
Manager, UN Operational Satellite Applications Progra​mme (UNOSAT)
 
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Senior Principal of AI, Accenture

              
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Marcel Salathé
Associate Professor and Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
 
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Terah Lyons
 Execut​ive Director, Partnership on AI
 
       
 
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Founding Chair, Board of Directors, The Zero Abuse ​Project​
   
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Professor of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy ​Lab, ETH Zurich

  
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Programme Leader - Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Investment, PwC UK
  
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Chief of Section, Bioethics and Ethics of Science, UNESCO  ​​
 
 
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CEO, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intel​ligence ​
Principle Advisor on Innovation, Lead, UNICEF Ventures ​
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Head of SDG ​Accelerator, G​SMA​​​

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Global Curator, TED
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Director, UN Global Pulse​
  
Uyi Stewart
Director of Global Development Strategy and Data & Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation​
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Elena Tomuta
Chief of Software Applications Section, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) ​


   
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Giorgio Metta
Vice Scientific Director and Director of the iCub Facility Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

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Edward Hsu
Senior Adviser to the President, ​World Bank
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Astronaut and Pilot; first Chinese woman in space
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Astronaut and Pilot; first Italian woman in space
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President, IEEE Computer Society, Professor of​ Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University
     
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Head of Innovation Accelerator, WFP
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Applied Research Lead for Public Interest AI Projects, MIT​

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Miguel Luengo-Oroz
Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse

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Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing Institute​​​
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​Professor at TU Berlin, and 
Executive Director of 
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute 

     
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Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University; Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
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 Professor of Economics,The American University in Cairo​; Founding Director, Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) 


 
    Wendell Wallach
Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and Senior Advisor to the Hastings Center, and the World Economic Forum
        
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Head of Department, Health Analytics,Norw​egian Centre for E-health Research

  
   
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GM, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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Smart City Expert - International Investment Attraction
                 
 
Wolfram Burgard
Professor of Computer Science and Head of Autonomous Intelligent Systems Lab, University of Freiburg 
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Head of Machine Learning Group, Fraunhofe​r Heinrich Hertz Institute
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Magda Biesiada
​Information and Knowledge Management Officer, UNICEF Malawi​


     
            
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Mike Hinchey
President, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Professor of Software Engineering, University of Limerick
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Co-Founder, President and CEO, Element Inc
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Founding M​ember, Board of Directors, The Zero Abuse Project​

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Chief of Unit for ICT i​n Education, UNESCO​​
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Chief Scientist​, UNICEF Innovation
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Dina Machuve
Lecturer, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology and Technical Committee Member for Data Science Africa

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CEOFoundation Botn​ar
              
   
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Member of Working Group on IoT, World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology of UNESCO (COMEST); Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University​

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James Crawford
CEO and Founder, Orbital Insight​
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Manag​er of Pulse Lab Kamapala, UN Global Pulse


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Director of Artificial Intelligence Unit & Chief Information Officer, King Khalid University​
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Akihiro Nakao
Professor in Applied Computer Science, University of Tokyo
                 
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Becky Inkster
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
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Clara Palau Montava 
Techno​logy Team Lead, UNICEF
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Mark Doherty

Head of Earth Observation Exploitation Development Division, European Space Agency
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And​y Chen
VP of Professional and Educational Activities, IEEE Computer Society; Partner, REDDS Venture Investment Partners; President, Catronic Enterprise
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Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
      

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Chief of Digital Government, Public Institution​s and Digital Government Division,​ United Nations (remote)
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Co-Founder & CEO at ANIMA; XPRIZE Ambassador​​
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Head of Networked Research Systems Group, Max Planck Instit​ute for Software Systems ​​
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Director of Global Health Initiatives,​ Elem​ent Inc
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​Applied AI Lead​​, UNICEF Innovation​


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Research Director for Social Computing, Qata​r Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
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Research Fellow on Emerging Cyber-Technologies,
United Nations Univer​sity (U​NU)
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Dominic Haazen
Lead Health Policy Specialist, World Bank
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Silja Baller
Practice Lead, Digital Economy and Innovation, World Economic Forum​​


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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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David Li
Founder, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL)
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Principal Analyst and Research Advisor, UNOSAT​
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Senior Advisor, Department of Information, Evidence and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)​ 
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Data Scientist, UNHCR​

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Researcher, Lecturer, and Co-lead of Prec​ision One Health Unit, University of Geneva
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“Be Healthy, Be Mobile” Project Manager, World Health Organization (WHO)
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Secretary of Communication and PressDiadema City Hall, Brazil
 
Google Technology Policy Fellow;
Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge
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    Brian Markwalter
Senior Vice President of Research and Standards, Consumer Technoloy Association (CTA)
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Kathleen Siminyu
Head of Data Science, Africa's Talking; Nairobi Team Lead, WIMLDS


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Andrejs Vasiļjevs
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Tilde
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Kanta Dihal
Research Project Coordinator,Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge​


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Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, WFP
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Jeon Gue Park
Principal Researcher and Project Leader, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI)
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Department Head and Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University​
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Assistant Director Of Research, Berkman K​lein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
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Researcher, the Mobilize Cent​er at Stanford Un​iversity​
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Director of Partnerships, ADA Health

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ANA AVATAR Co-Director, ​ANA Holdings Inc.
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ANA AVATAR Co-Director, ​ANA Holdings Inc.
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Founder and CEO, Design for Social Change (d4Sc)​

   
Frits Bussemaker​
​Chair, Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy (IAID)

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Jess Whittlestone
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge

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Neil Sahota​
World Wide Business Development Leader, IBM Watson​​
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Managing Director - Kenya Office, Kimetrica


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David Jensen
​Head of Environmen​tal Cooperation for Peacebuilding and Co-Director of MapX, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

 
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Founder, Teens in AI; Founder, ​Acorn Aspirations

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Visiting Scholar, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge

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Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics​, UNICRI ​
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CEO & Co-Founder, Your.MD; Entrepreneur in Residence, ETH Zurich
Social Entrepreneur and Futurist – Chair, REDDS VIP Venture Capital, Co-Chair, ACM Practitioner Board​​​

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Arun Shroff
Co-founder & CTO at Medindia; Director of Technology & Innov​ation, STAR Associa​​tes, USA​
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Joe Westby
Researcher, Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International
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Susan Oh
Chair of AI, Blockchain For Impact UN GA

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Sara Conejo Cervantes
Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Teens in AI


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Mathilde Forslund
External Engagement Consultant, Foundation Botnar​

Amir Banifatemi  
AI Lead, XPRIZE Foundation

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Senior Strategy Advisor and Smart City Ambassador, Amsterdam Smart City

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Project Coordinator on the Ethics and Governance of Artifi​​cial Intelligence initiativeBerkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Founder, Ladder Education Group
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Head of Innovation, Welthungerhilfe​
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Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic; Founder & President, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa

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Founder, Ocean Protocol and Founder & CTO, BigchainDB​
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Zhe Liu
Professor, Peking University


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Founder and CEO, UMo – Urban M​obility
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John Enevoldsen
Growth Lead, Ocean Protocol

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Nao Norman Sipula
CEO and FounderWatIF Health​
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James Noakes
City Councillor / Mayoral Lead for Energy and Smart City, Liverpool (UK) City Council
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PhD Student, Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL; Co-Founder, ​CrowdAI​
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Toufi Saliba

AI Decentralized
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Technical Staff, Syntiant Corp; Technical Lead of IBM Watson A​I Prize, XPRIZE
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Research and Professor, Escola de Prevenció i Seguretat Integral (EPSI); Barcelona Coordinator, Leading ​Cities; Ethical Advisor, The Social Coin
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Boyd Cohen

Deputy Director of 
Research,EADA Business School and a jointly appointed faculty at the Universitat de Vic, Co-founder,IoMob.net

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Arificial Intellige​n​ce Advisor, UN Global Pulse​
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Kenny Chen
Innovation Direc​tor, Ascender​
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Dominique Herman
Project Manager, Tropical Deforestation Monitoring System, The Forest Trust (TFT)

 

Exhibits / Demos​
See the exhibitors and demo schedule here

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