Abhishek Gupta

Founder and Principal Researcher

Abhishek Gupta is the Founder and Principal Researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute. His work focuses on applied technical and policy measures for building ethical, safe, and inclusive AI systems, specializing in the operationalization of AI ethics and its deployments in organizations and assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of these systems. He is the author of the widely read State of AI Ethics Reports and The AI Ethics Brief.

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Agnis Stibe

Artificial Intelligence Program Director

Agnis Stibe is the Artificial Intelligence Program Director and Professor of Transformation at EM Normandie Business School and a globally recognized corporate consultant and scientific advisor at AgnisStibe.com. Provides the authentic science-driven STIBE method and practical tools for hyper-performance. 4x TEDx speaker, MIT alum.

Find out more on https://agnisstibe.com and on YouTube https://youtube.com/agnisstibe

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Alex Guilbault

Director of Advanced Analytics & AI

Alex Guilbault is leading data-driven transformations to reinforce TELUS pole position entering the Age of Insights by leveraging Advanced Analytics and cutting-edge AI technologies.

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Alex Wang

Data Science Consultant

Alex Wang has extensive experience as a data science consultant. She works at UTS as a casual academic, and a member of AI4Diversity, which is a non-profit initiative that engages and educates diverse communities about AI.

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Alf Rehn

Professor of innovation, design, and management

Professor Alf Rehn is a globally recognized thought-leader in innovation and creativity, and is in addition a keynote speaker, author, and strategic advisor. See alfrehn.com

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Anand Ranganathan

Chief AI Officer

Anand Ranganathan is a co-founder and the Chief AI Officer at Unscrambl. He is leading Unscrambl’s product development in several cutting-edge areas, including natural language processing, automated insights, data story-telling, real-time optimization and decision-making, and marketing optimization. Before joining Unscrambl, he was a Global Technical Ambassador, Master Inventor, and Research Scientist at IBM. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UIUC, and his BTech from the IIT-Madras. He also has over 70 academic journal and conference publications and 30 patent filings in his name.

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Angeliki Dedopoulou

Public Policy Manager, AI & Fintech

Angeliki Dedopoulou is Public Policy Manager for AI & Fintech at Meta (formerly known as Facebook). Before joining Meta's EU Public Affairs team, she was a Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs at Huawei, responsible for the policy area of AI, Blockchain, Digital Skills, and Green-related policy topics. She was also an adviser for the European Commission for over 5 years on DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion.

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Anthony Mills

Founder & CEO, Executive Director

Anthony Mills is a globally sought-after thought leader on emerging markets, proactive growth strategies, corporate innovation, workplace experience, entrepreneurship, product design, and Design Thinking. His work has had a profound and lasting impact on businesses all over the world.

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Arathi Sethumadhavan

Principal Research Manager, Ethics & Society

Arathi Sethumadhavan is the Head of Research for Ethics & Society at Microsoft, where she works at the intersection of research, ethics, and product innovation. She focuses on AI and emerging technologies such as computer vision, natural language processing, mixed reality, and intelligent agents. She is also a recent Fellow at the World Economic Forum, where she worked on unlocking opportunities for positive impact with AI.

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Aruna Kolluru

Chief Technologist, AI, APJ

Aruna Kolluru is passionate about business, technology, and emerging technologies. She helps organizations to visualize the art of possible, architect, and build solutions with emerging technologies. Before joining EMC & Dell Technologies, Aruna held various senior roles for IBM & Oracle. She has over 21 years of experience in the industry on varying technologies including AI, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, IOT Big Data & Analytics, and Enterprise Architecture.

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Aruna Pattam

Head of AI & Data Science - Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Japan

Aruna Pattam is a Global AI Thought Leader with 22+ years of experience in data analytics, AI, and ML. Also, a speaker, mentor, blogger, vlogger, and women advocate with the goal of educating and providing awareness on AI to the business and the wider community. The views expressed are personal.

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Badr Boussabat

President, AI TOGETHER

Badr Boussabat is the President of AI TOGETHER, a serial entrepreneur, AI Speaker, Author of "L'intelligence artificielle: notre meilleur espoir" (2020) and "L'intelli-gence artificielle dans le monde d'aujourd'hui" (2021). Badr gave 80+ conferences to major financial institutions, Gulf Cooperation Council, World Economic Forum, banks, public authorities, SME's and Universities. He is the most quoted AI specialist in the Belgian press and has participated in 30+ TV shows to talk about the inclusive use of AI.

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Boyka Simeonova

Assistant Professor in Information Management

Boyka Simeonova is an Assistant Professor in Information Management at Loughborough University. Boyka is the Director of the Knowledge and the Digital Economy Research Network at the university and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Management.

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Christian Guttmann

Executive Director, Senior Researcher

Dr. Christian Guttmann is an Artificial Intelligence scientist and global AI executive with a strong track record in creating high-impact business and research with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science. Christian was recently named a Top 100 AI global leader by Deep Knowledge Ventures, based on my achievements in science, technology, and business.

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Cynthia Rudin

Professor of Computer Science

Cynthia Rudin is a professor at Duke University. Her goal is to design predictive models that are understandable to humans. She is the recipient of the 2022 Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity (the "Nobel Prize of AI").

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David Pereira

Head of Data & Intelligence

David Pereira is a telecommunications engineer from the University of Vigo and PDD from IESE Business School. Partner of the NTT DATA Technology Area, David leads NTT DATA’s Data and Intelligence in EMEAL as well as the global Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence for the group.

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Dima Turchyn

AI Product Marketing Lead, CEE Region

Dima Turchyn is working with analytical technologies and Machine Learning for 20+ years and has a broad background in Business Development, IT and Marketing. Most recently, he leads Microsoft’s AI product marketing for CEE region covering 30+ countries.

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Edward Pyzer-Knapp

WW Research Lead, AI Enriched Modelling and Simulation

Edward Pyzer-Knapp is the Worldwide Lead for AI Enriched Modelling and Simulation at IBM, Visiting Professor of Industrially Applied AI at the University of Liverpool, and the Editor in Chief for Applied AI Letters. He specializes in the interface between AI, HPC, and Scientific Discovery, and has extensive experience in developing best-in-class solutions and deploying them into real-world environments.

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Eleanor Watson

Tech Ethicist, Researcher, Reformer

Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson is an interdisciplinary researcher in emerging technologies such as machine vision and A.I. ethics. Her work primarily focuses on protecting human rights and putting ethics, safety, and the values of the human spirit into technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

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Emma Duckworth

Director of Data Science

Emma Duckworth leads the global Data Science team at GSK Consumer Healthcare. She is passionate about AI ethics, diversity in data science and uses AI to solve big, strategic problems such as accessibility & sustainability of everyday healthcare. Ex-cited by innovation, she pulls on her startup experience to build and scale AI prod-ucts.

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Enrico Panai

AI and Data Ethicist

Enrico Panai is an Information and Data Ethicist and a Human Information Interaction Specialist. He is the founder of the French consultancies “Éthiciens du numérique” and BeEthical.be and a member of the French Standardisation Committee for AI, and ForHumanity’s Fellow.

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Eva Agapaki

Artificial Intelligence Assistant Professor

Dr. Eva Agapaki is the Director of the Digital Twins research lab at the University of Florida with experience in applied machine learning projects in academia and industry.

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George Panou

Head of Innovation Centre

George Panou is the Head of the Innovation Centre at Eurobank, leading Digital Innovation and Digital Transformation for more than 20 years working with Financial Institutions-Banks, Large Enterprises, and Public Sector in Greece & EMEA.

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Gertjan Boulet

Advisor Cyber & AI

Gertjan Boulet is an Advisor on Cyber and AI at the Cabinet of Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Telecommunication. He has taught graduate courses in International Cyber Law and International Relations at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium), Korea University (South Korea), and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea). At the European External Action Service, he integrated expertise into policymaking on EU-Asia security cooperation and EU strategic autonomy. He also served as an advisor at the Belgian Data Protection Authority, which he co-represented at the EU in the field of AI and security.

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Golestan Radwan

AI Researcher and Strategist

Golestan (Sally) Radwan is the former AI Advisor to the Minister of ICT in Egypt, where she led the development and implementation of the country's national AI strategy from 2019-2022. She also participated in drafting global recommendations on AI ethics at UNESCO and the OECD.

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Harry Mamangakis

Chief Technology & Operations Officer

Harry Mamangakis is a Technology Executive for over two decades, balancing between fluency in technological breakthroughs and having a business mindset. He has led and participated in several transformation engagements for leading brands in industries such as Telcos and Retail.

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Himanshi Allahabadi

AI Ethicist

Himanshi Allahabadi is a data scientist focusing on AI engineering and ethics. She is experienced in the development of large-scale cloud platforms for data-driven applications. She researches areas of trustworthy AI and machine learning best practices for collaborative open-source initiatives.

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Jair Ribeiro

Artificial Intelligence Strategist

Jair Ribeiro is currently the AI Strategist of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He inspires and supports the company to innovate through the power of AI.

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Jaroslav Bláha

CIO/CTO • AI Evangelist

Jaroslav Bláha is CIO/CTO of trivago. He has 30 years of experience in global innovation leadership; amongst others for NATO, ThalesRaytheonSystems, DB Schenker, Swissgrid, Solera, PAYBACK. He developed his first AI in 1995; his startup CellmatiQ provides AI-based medical image analysis.

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Jennifer Victoria Scurrell

PhD Candidate in AI Politics

Jennifer Victoria Scurrell is a political scientist and pursues her PhD at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich. In her dissertation, she examines the influence of bots on political opinion formation in online social networks and the resulting implications for political campaigning.

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John Thompson

Author, Principal Consultant, CEO

John Thompson is an international technology executive with over 35 years of experience in AI and advanced analytics. John is the author of, Analytics Teams: Leveraging analytics and artificial intelligence for business improvement.

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Jon Skirnir Agustsson

VP Artificial Intelligence and Data Research

Jon S. Agustsson is an experienced AI and Research leader working in the medical device and medical research industry-leading an interdisciplinary team in Data Sci-ence, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Research. Passionate engineering, invent-ing, and building new things, with multiple patents and scientific publications.

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Jordi Guitart

VP of Artificial Intelligence

Jordi Guitart, PhD has been recently appointed CEO of the Barcelona-based healthtech startup Science4Tech Solutions, coming from Aizon where he served as VP of AI. He is concurrently Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at ESIC Business & Marketing School.

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Joseph Yun

AI Architect and Research Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Joseph Yun is an AI Architect and Research Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering research. He is primarily focused on novel data science algorithms, user-centric analytics systems, and societal considerations of AI-based advertising and marketing. Yun is the founder of the Social Media Macroscope, which is an open research environment for social media analytics.

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João Azevedo Abreu

Philosophy Instructor and Researcher

João Azevedo Abreu has held scholarly positions in the UK, China, and his home country Brazil. He’s passionate about making philosophy relevant to the corporate world and other non-academic audiences.

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Jyotirmay Gadewadikar

Chief Engineer (Enterprise AI – Systems and Mission Analysis)

Jyotirmay Gadewadikar received the Scientific Leadership award from the US De-partment of Homeland Security and is an Artificial Intelligence, Decision Science pro-fessional engaged in Strategy, Business, People Development, and Thought Leader-ship. He was previously Chief Product Officer of Deloitte's Conversational AI Practice and System Design and Management Fellow at MIT.

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Kashyap Kompella

CEO, AI PROFS / RPA2AI Research

Kashyap Kompella is an award-winning industry analyst, best-selling author, educator, and AI advisor to leading companies and start-ups in US, Europe, and Asia-Pac. Thinkers 360 has ranked Kashyap as the #1 thought leader on AI globally (Oct 2021).

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Luca Sambucci

Senior Director, Strategic Solutions

Luca Sambucci is a Senior Director, Strategic Solutions at a leading US software company for Enterprise AI. Former Head of Artificial Intelligence for a Swiss consulting group specializing in exponential technologies, he holds a Business Analytics specialization from Wharton and an Artificial Intelligence Professional certification from IBM. He was also engaged as AI & cybersecurity advisor for EU organizations such as the Joint Research Centre and the European Defence Agency. The opinions expressed here belong solely to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer or affiliates.

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Marily Nika

AI Product Leader

Marily Nika is an AI Product Leader based in San Francisco working for Google, previously for Meta (Facebook). She holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Imperial College London and is currently an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. Outside of her day role, Marily acts as an advisor to early-stage startups and also empowers the women in the tech community in various ways.

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Mathew Hughes

Schulze Distinguished Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mathew (Mat) Hughes is Schulze Distinguished Professor and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Loughborough University. His expertise lies in entrepreneurial management and strategy. Mat has published in world-leading journals and served as an advisor to a variety of businesses and organizations. Mat is also Senior Editor of FamilyBusiness.org

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Mayte Hidalgo

Head of Data & AI Center

Mayte Hidalgo has 20+ years in the Digital ecosystem, with a career spanning multinational organizations, startups, consulting, and entrepreneurship. She is Fulbright, Intercampus and Erasmus Scholar. Mayte started a data career in 2002 with the data-centric worldwide pioneer program IMC by Don Schultz and the school of Kellog on Integrated Marketing @Northwestern University.

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Michael Wu

Chief AI Strategist

Dr. Michael Wu is the Chief AI Strategist at PROS (NYSE: PRO). He’s been appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Ecole des Ponts Business School for his work in Data Science, and he serves as an advisor and lecturer for UC Berkeley Extension’s AI programs. Prior to PROS, Michael was the Chief Scientist at Lithium for a decade. His R&D won him recognition as an Influential Leader by CRM Magazine. Michael has served as a DOE fellow at the Los Alamos National Lab. Prior to industry, Michael re-ceived his triple major undergraduate degree in Applied Math, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology; and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley’s Biophysics program.

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Mike Tamir

Chief ML Scientist, Head of ML/AI

Mike Tamir, PhD is a data science leader, specializing in deep learning, NLP, and dis-tributed scalable machine learning. Mike is experienced in delivering data products for use cases including text comprehension, image recognition, recommender sys-tems, targeted advertising, forecasting, user understanding, and customer analytics. He is a pioneer in developing training programs in industry-focused machine learning and data science techniques.

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Nazar Zaki

Professor and Director

Nazar Zaki is a Professor of Computer Science and founder and Director of the Big Data Analytics Center with a mission to ingrain a sustained impact through groundbreaking Data analytics research and services. Nazar’s research focuses on data mining, machine learning, graph mining, and bioinformatics.

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Netanel Eliav

Chief Executive Officer & Technology Development Specialist

Netanel Eliav is a CEO and Founder at SightBit - An Artificial Intelligence Startup Using Deep Learning and Computer Vision to Save Lives. He is a former Product Manager and ex-Technology Tech Lead Specialist at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Prakash Natarajan

Head of Sustainability, Tech Consumer Healthcare

Prakash Natarajan is a senior IT executive with 25+ years of extensive experience in driving multimillion dollar transformational initiatives of high complexity across MNCs. He has a strong track record of crafting strategies, and implementing innovative IT solutions that have increased business growth, reduced costs, fast-tracked benefits, and improved overall customer service.

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Professor Andy Pardoe

Founder & Group CEO, AGI Wisdom Group Ltd

Professor Andy Pardoe is an experienced CTO and CEO working across multiple industry sectors including Financial Services, Retail, and Media. Over 25 years expertise of global change programmes delivering complex technical transformations including Enterprise Scaled AI delivery and commercialisation. Also focused on AI Innovation.

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Professor Eleni Mangina

VP (International) Science at UCD, IEEE Senior Member

Professor Eleni Mangina carried out her PhD work at the University of Strathclyde (UK), Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, working on Agent-based applications for intelligent data interpretation. The research area focused on software analysis, design and development of multi-agent systems, that utilise AI techniques (Knowledge based systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Case and Model Based Reasoning systems).

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Raj Madan

Chief Digital and Information Technology Officer

Raj Madan has over 20 years of digital transformation and innovation experience and is currently the CDIO at Arcutis Biotherapeutics. Prior to joining Arcutis, Raj served as the Vice President of Digital, Data/Analytics and Innovation for Consumer Healthcare Technology at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where, in partnership with the Chief Digital Officer, he was responsible for driving significant elements of their Digital and Tech transformation globally.

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Richard Benjamins

Chief AI & Data Strategist, Telefónica • Co-founder and VP of OdiseIA • Board Member of CDP Europe

Dr. Richard Benjamins is among the 100 most influential people in data-driven business (DataIQ 100, 2018). He advises the European Commission and Parliament as well as companies and start-ups. He has a passion for AI for Good and authored three books on AI.

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Samiran Ghosh

Senior Advisor

Samiran Ghosh is a recognized thought leader in the AI/Blockchain space. Has held leadership positions with McKinsey, IBM, Microsoft, and TCS. Is a Fellow of the Digital Euro Association and Royal Society of Arts. On the global panel of MIT Tech Review, a TEDx speaker, and a member of the Forbes Tech Council. Worked for a year on the world's largest identity program implemented in India - Aadhaar. A couple of books he co-authored were amongst the top 20 new fintech books to read in 2020. He also co-hosts a popular tech podcast called 3 Techies Banter.

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Sherin Mathew

AI Strategist, Ethicist, Advisor

Sherin Mathew is an AI Leader, Founder, Entrepreneur, Ethicist, and Chief AI advisor for ambitious SMEs and DeepTech Startups. Sherin is a former IBM AI Lead at Mi-crosoft Global Business Services UK, and specialises in transforming businesses into cognitive enterprises and building scalable startups with cutting-edge solutions. Sherin's Mission is to "Disrupt the AI Disruption" and is an untiring advocate for the creative, innovative, and ethical side of intelligent technologies.

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Siddha Ganju

Senior Artificial Intelligence Lead

Siddha Ganju is an AI researcher who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. As an AI Advisor to NASA FDL, she helped build an automated meteor detection pipeline for the CAMS project at NASA, which ended up discovering a comet. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices.

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Simon Greenman

Partner, Best Practice AI & Member of the WEF’s Global AI Council

Simon Greenman is a technology innovator. He is partner at AI management and governance consultancy Best Practice AI. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council. He co-founded the early internet brand and AI company MapQuest.com. He holds a BA in Computing & Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Steve Shwartz

AI Author, Investor, and Serial Entrepreneur

Steve Shwartz is the author of ‘Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths: The Truth About AI and the Future of Humanity’. Steve is the founder or co-founder of three companies in the AI area including Esperant which became one of the leading business intelligence tools of the 1990s. Steve co-founded Device42 which is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the country and has been fortunate enough to participate in two IPOs and multiple M&A exits.

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Sunil Kumar

Director, Data Science

Sunil Kumar is a global thought leader in AI, IoT, and Analytics; Director – Data science; Top 10 Data Scientist in India; ACM Distinguished Speaker; Inventor of 40+ patents, Visiting Professor, Fellow of IETE, IEI; Technical Role Model and IEEE Engineering Manager of the Year awards winner.

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Therése Svensson

Data Science & AI Ethics Solution Specialist

Therése Svensson is a Technical Specialist within IBM Data & AI. She has previous experience at IBM Expert Labs where she was working as a consultant in the area of Data Science, Predictive Analytics, and Ethical AI.

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Tirthajyoti Sarkar

Sr. Director

Dr. Tirthajyoti Sarkar is a Data Science and Artificial Intelligence leader. He has worked in multiple industries including semiconductor, edge computing, and SaaS. He has published multiple academic papers, Data Science books, and holds many patents.

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Veena Calambur

Data Scientist & AI Ethicist

Veena Calambur is a data scientist and AI ethicist. She has worked to research and adapt data analytics and machine learning capabilities. She will be starting a role in Workday's Machine Learning Trust Program. In the past Veena has worked as data scientist at Pfizer where she pioneered their enterprise-wide Responsible AI strategy and toolkit and as a decision analytics associate at ZS Associates. Veena has her bachelor's degree in Information Science and Statistics from Cornell University and is pursuing a PhD in Information Science at Drexel University.

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Yannis Kalfoglou

Head of AI

Yannis Kalfoglou, PhD is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience and exposure to AI. Technically, Yannis is well versed in the art and science of engineering AI and building cutting-edge systems. Professionally, he led the customer-driven innovation programme of Ricoh in Europe, and Invesco’s innovation programme. He consulted clients in Ethical uses of AI technology with PA Consulting and delivered an AI strategy for Samsung and BP. He currently leads Frontiers’ AI programme.

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Yasen Dimitrov

Co-founder & Chief Analytics Officer

Yasen Dimitrov is the Co-founder and CAO of Intelligence Node. Yasen has a proven track record of building BI and Predictive Analytics solutions across various industries and has experience in converting the ‘value’ of data into real, tangible business opportunities. In his current role, he manages operations, analytics architecture, and category expansion; including building and maintaining the largest database (1.2 billion unique retail products) in the industry.

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