PROGRAMME

We’ve packed the World Summit AI agenda with groundbreaking presentations from across business and science, hot-off-the-press AI announcements, heated panels , lots of lovely tech workshops, coding classes and more.

As always, in conjunction with Ada-AI, we’re placing a BIG focus on #AI4Good to make sure that wonderfully capable technological methods like deep learning and machine learning are developed in a way that makes the world a better place.

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WORLD SUMMIT AI 2018 PROGRAMME

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  • Wednesday 10th
  • 07:30 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:10
    WELCOME - Inspired Minds Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds
    Christopher Auer-Welsbach, Co-Founder, City.AI
    Mike Reiner, Co-Founder, City.AI
    • Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds

      Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally. Emerging tech / AI /Medtech / Singularity / existentialism is where her core experience lies and she has over 20 years of commercial experience. As a board executive for i2i events (parent company The Guardian Media Group / Apax - Ascential - previously Top Right Group) with the specific remit to rapidly grow the business whilst leveraging operational costs and prepare pre IPO. She sat on the i2i mergers and acquisitions committee identifying, analysing and approaching target businesses and accelerated growth by 22% within 12 months. Achievements include the launch and acquisition of Money2020 - a leading fintech product. This included negotiation, 3 stage due diligence, its subsequent integration, and the long term geo- adaption into a global portfolio worth over $40m. The launch of World Retail Congress in 10 countries, the re-launch of Cannes Lions festival. Sarah is a regular keynote speaker on start-ups, business and women / equality related issues and is an ambassador for the Royal Marsden where she champions the use of AI tech in oncology advances.

    • Christopher Auer-Welsbach, Co-Founder, City.AI

      Experienced founder, investor, product manager, venture community builder, and speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Infrastructure & Cloud and Internet of Things. Focusing on Deep Technology as partner at IBM Ventures, and applied Artificial Intelligence as the initiator of City.AI.

    • Mike Reiner, Co-Founder, City.AI

      Mike is the co-founder of City.AI and World Summit AI - building a global AI community - and he is the chairman at the work management company Scoro. Previously he co-founded and managed the B2B Accelerator Startup Wise Guys where he invested in 30+ companies out of 20+ different countries. He also used to cover venture capital business development for Amazon Web Services in EMEA and founded CCC Startups and Startup AddVenture, a global entrepreneurship network that produced events in 7 different countries reaching thousands of entrepreneurs. Mike is an active advisor to various startups and mentors at accelerators such as Techstars.

  • 09:10 - 09:35
    IN-CONVERSATION - Rewiring the world with AI
  • 09:35 - 10:00
    HEADLINER
  • 10:00 - 10:40
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Artificial Intelligence - a leadership perspective Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Founder & Executive Chair, Doteveryone & Co-Founder, Lastminute.com
    Mikhail Parakhin, CTO, Yandex
    David Vismans, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Booking.com
    Moderator: Professor Max Welling, Vice President Technologies. Qualcomm & Research Chair, Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam
    • Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Founder & Executive Chair, Doteveryone & Co-Founder, Lastminute.com

      Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013. In 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy. In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University. From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched gov.uk transforming government service delivery. Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry. She is a non executive director of Twitter, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Scale Up Institute. Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE. In 1998. Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.

    • Mikhail Parakhin, CTO, Yandex

      Mikhail Parakhin has been leading teams in AI innovation for some of the world’s top tech companies for over a decade. After several years at Microsoft leading the Bing Multimedia team, Mikhail brought his machine learning expertise to Yandex, one of Europe’s largest tech companies that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. As CTO of Yandex, Mikhail leads all technical teams globally for the company. Under his leadership, Yandex introduced the Machine Intelligence and Research (MIR) Division, which functions as a centralized, cross-functional unit to accelerate innovation and unify Yandex’s core machine learning technologies: MatrixNet (proprietary ML platform) and its development, CatBoost (best in class GBDT implementation), DaNet (DNN framework), computer vision, speech, and translation. Yandex has also recently launched it’s intelligent assistant, Alice, and tested its driverless vehicle on the snowy roads of Moscow among other innovation milestones set to shape the future. Mikhail Parakhin Chief Technology Officer Yandex Mikhail brings his unique background in machine learning and coding plus specializations in Search, Image processing and Handwriting/Speech recognition algorithms to not only advance Yandex’s technologies and products but the global tech ecosystem. Mikhail holds a Master’s in Physics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

    • David Vismans, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Booking.com

      David Vismans is a Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Booking.com. Within two months of joining the company in 2012, he was appointed to be Front End Director, with responsibility for all customer-facing product development on Booking.com’s website and mobile apps. As an invaluable product leader, he oversees global cross-platform product strategy for the company in its pursuits to pioneer innovations that enhance the consumer travel experience. David brought to the company his extensive experience managing large, multidisciplinary software development teams with a focus on the design and implementation of agile processes that allow self- organising teams to deliver quality results to millions of users. Before joining Booking.com, David spent four years in a number of senior positions with the Netherlands’ popular social media website, Hyves, including Head of Development, Chief Technical Officer and Director of Product Development. Hyves was bought by Dutch media and publishing group, Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG), in 2010. As part of the subsequent reorganisation of the company, David set up the 120-member product development team in the new TMG Online business unit. Earlier in his career, David worked in Amsterdam with leading provider of GPS and navigation devices, TomTom. As Software Development Manager, he was responsible for the development of the tomtom.com website, online services such as Map Share, the company’s online route planner, and TomTom HOME. Although he didn’t join Booking.com until 2012, David’s first contact with the company occured a full decade earlier when he founded HotelXChange. This was a generic platform for the publication of SEO optimised content over a network of 1,200 travel websites, where he operated as an affiliate partner of Booking.com. David’s Master of Science degree is from the University of Amsterdam, where he specialised in the study of artificial intelligence. He has also undertaken a number of ongoing education projects including a programme on Achieving Strategic Agility at the London Business School.

    • Moderator: Professor Max Welling, Vice President Technologies. Qualcomm & Research Chair, Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam

      Prof. Dr. Max Welling is a research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and has secondary appointments as full professor at the University of California Irvine and as a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is co-founder of “Scyfer BV” a university spin-off in deep learning. In the past he held postdoctoral positions at Caltech (’98-’00), UCL (’00-’01) and the U. Toronto (’01-’03). He received his PhD in ’98 under supervision of Prof. G. 't Hooft. Max Welling has served as associate editor in chief of IEEE TPAMI from 2011-2015 (impact factor 4.8). He serves on the board of the NIPS foundation since 2015 (the largest conference in machine learning) and has been program chair and general chair of NIPS in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He was also program chair of AISTATS in 2009 and ECCV in 2016. He has served on the editorial boards of JMLR and JML and was an associate editor for Neurocomputing, JCGS and TPAMI. He received multiple grants from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, NSF, NIH, NWO and ONR-MURI among which an NSF career grant in 2005. He is recipient of the ECCV Koenderink Prize in 2010 and the best paper award at ICML 2012. Welling is in the board of the Data Science Research Center in Amsterdam, he directs the Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB), SAP Lab and he co-directs the Qualcomm-UvA deep learning lab (QUVA) and the Bosch Deep Learning lab. Max Welling has over 150 scientific publications in machine learning, computer vision, statistics and physics. Affiliations: Professor and Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam Professor at the University of California Irvine Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Co-Founder Scyfer BV

  • 10:40 - 11:05
    HEADLINER - Democratising AI - bringing intelligence to everything, everywhere and for everyone
  • 11:05 - 11:45
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 11:45 - 12:10
    HEADLINER ING
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  • 12:10 - 12:35
    HEADLINER - Developing AI for future exploration of extra-terrestrial subsurface oceans - search for life on Europa Steve Chien, Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL, NASA
    • Steve Chien, Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL, NASA

      Dr. Steve Chien is Technical Group Supervisor of the Artificial Intelligence Group and Senior Research Scientist in the Mission Planning and Execution Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology where he leads efforts in automated planning and scheduling for space exploration. Dr. Chien is also Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Southern California and previously was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Computer Science of the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a B.S. with Highest Honors in Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Economics, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the University of Illinois. Dr. Chien was a recipient of the 1995 Lew Allen Award for Excellence, JPLs highest award recognizing outstanding technical achievements by JPL personnel in the early years of their careers. In 1997, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his work in research and development of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Team Lead for the ASPEN Planning System , which received Honorable Mention in the 1999 Software of the Year Competition and was a contributor to the Remote Agent System which was a co-winner in the same 1999 competition. In 2000, he received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for service and leadership in research and deployment of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Principal Investigator for the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment which is a co-winner of the 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for outstanding technical accomplishments in the development of the Autonomous Sciencecraft deployed on the Earth Observing One Mission and the development of the Earth Observing Sensorweb. In 2011 He was awarded the innaugural AIAA Intelligent Systems Award, for his contributions to Spacecraft Autonomy. In 2011, he was the team co-lead for the Sensorweb Toolbox team, which was awarded Honorable mention in the 2011 NASA Software of the Year Competition. In 2015 He was awarded a JPL Magellan Award as well as the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his contributions to automated science scheduling for ESA's Rosetta mission.

  • 12:35 - 13:00
    HEADLINER - How are emerging technologies fuelling digital transformation? Dr. Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC
    • Dr. Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC

      Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader Dell EMC ecosystem in strategic initiatives. Patricia also acts as the liaison between Dell EMC and our customers and partners, to foster stronger alliances and deliver higher value. Patricia was previously the Vice President and Global CTO for Sales at EMC prior to the merger between Dell and EMC. She also holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007. Patricia is the creator, author, narrator, and graphical influencer of the educational video seriesDell EMC Big Ideas (http://bit.ly/DellEMCBigIdeas), on emerging technologies and trends. The Big Ideas animated videos accelerate and expand technical thought leadership in EMC using innovative learning methodologies in a fun, easy waywithout talking about products to both internal and external audiences. There are over 20 videos in the series, with some videos localized in 10 languages, and with a combined total count of over half a million views. Patricia also writes articles on the impact of Big Data in accelerating innovation (http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GITR_Newsletter_June_2014.pdf) to the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global IT Report Newsletters (http://www.weforum.org/issues/global- information-technology). Patricia joined EMC in February 2005 via the System Management Arts (SMARTS) acquisition as a Distinguished Technologist in the Ionix business unit, and became the CTO for Ionix in November 2005. As CTO, Patricia was responsible for defining, and communicating the medium- to long-term vision EMC would embrace for delivering solutions to automate the management of Information Infrastructure resources. Patricia was appointed Strategic Initiative Leader for Governance, risk and Compliance (GRC) in August 2008, where she was responsible for leading the research, design, execution, and communication of EMC’s GRC vision and strategy. Patricia was appointed Americas CTO for Sales in January 2010, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) CTO in March 2011, and Global CTO for Sales in July 2012. Before joining EMC, Patricia was the Vice President of Advanced Solutions at Smarts in White Plains, New York. In that capacity, Patricia was responsible for researching emerging technologies and for defining the strategy that Smarts would take in bringing solutions to market to address the challenges introduced by these technological advances. Patricia led the research, design, and first release of over half a dozen products. These have been driving millions of dollars in revenue and still remain in the market today. . Patricia is an EMC Distinguished Engineer, holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Patricia holds multiple patents, and has published in periodicals including Computer Networks and IEEE Proceedings. Patricia is a board member of the Columbia School of Engineering Board of Visitors. Founded in 1955, the Columbia Engineering Board of Visitors is approved by the Columbia University Trustees to “advise and assist the Trustees, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Dean in the development of the school.” Patricia is the chairman of the advisory board for the Data Science Graduate Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she will advise and assist in the school’s new program. Patricia is a board member of the Brazilian/American Chamber of Commerce where she assists in fostering relations with Brazil. Additionally, Patricia is also an active member and participant of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas organization. Patricia also serves as a mentor for several groups both inside and outside of EMC. She sits as mentor and judge for the Boston based Mass Challenge group, as well as the Boston Club for advancing women’s leaders.

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 1 - AI in sports - from chatbots to computer vision and beyond
    • 14:20 - 14:40
      ENTERPRISE STORY 2 Merkle
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    • 14:40 - 15:00
      ENTERPRISE STORY 3 Merkle
      • Merkle

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      ENTERPRISE STORY 4 - How AkzoNobel uses AI to disrupt the decorative paint and coatings industry Corinne Avelines, Global Head of Digital & eCommerce, AkzoNobel
      • Corinne Avelines, Global Head of Digital & eCommerce, AkzoNobel

        Corinne is an 18+ years experienced international general management, strategy, business development and turnaround management executive. Accountable for yearly revenue 100m€+ and multifunctional teams up to 150 people based in multiple continents. Streamlining of organizations in both hyper growth and downsizing contexts in fast moving industries. Ability to formulate a strategy and stretch to execution. Motivated by “greenfield” or turnaround challenges and comfortable with uncertainty. Currently Global Head of Digital & eCommerce at AkzoNobel Decorative Paints. Previously Chief Digital Officer at D.E Master Blenders 1753, the 3rd coffee and tea company globally. Defined global strategy and execution plan to reach 20% cost saving, reduce brand footprint complexity (from 700+ digital properties) and align with local strategies to impact local business KPIs.

    • 15:20 - 15:40
      ENTERPRISE STORY 5 - How to use AI to improve operations, marketing, advertising and customer experience at Heineken Ciaran Jetten, Head of the Insights Lab, Heineken International
      • Ciaran Jetten, Head of the Insights Lab, Heineken International

    • 15:40 - 16:00
      ENTERPRISE STORY 6 - Edit meets AI: matching content with audiences Gilad Lotan, VP - Head of Data Science, Buzzfeed
      • Gilad Lotan, VP - Head of Data Science, Buzzfeed

        Gilad is the Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed where he leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics and data products to support entertainment, news, business and tech. Previously Gilad led Data Science at betaworks, and built data products at Microsoft. Gilad’s work has been covered across a wide range of academic journals and publications, most recently focused on propaganda and bias within algorithmic ranking systems.

  • STREAM 2: STARTUP, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS - Hear from the AI startups, scaleups and unicorns making waves in 2018.
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Hot pick of AI disruptors Moderator: Ciara Byrne, Tech Journalist
      • Moderator: Ciara Byrne, Tech Journalist

        Lapsed software developer, current tech journalist and wannabe data scientist, Ciara started her career in Machine Learning research, was a startup CTO and a product manager. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, VentureBeat, O’ Reilly Radar and The New York Times Digital. In 2014, she was shortlisted for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship At MIT and was selected to be a Significance Labs Fellow building apps for low-income Americans. She is the founder MadeVivid, a content agency for tech and science companies.

    • 14:30 - 14:40
      STARTUP STORY: Musimap Thomas Lidy, Head of Machine Learning, Musimap

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

      • Thomas Lidy, Head of Machine Learning, Musimap

    • 14:40 - 15:10
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Over the edge AI - startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity Amir Banifatemi, AI Lead, XPRIZE
      • Amir Banifatemi, AI Lead, XPRIZE

        Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP and the European Commission division for information society and media. He managed two venture capital funds and contributed to the formation of more than 10 startups with emphasis on Predictive Technologies, IoT, and Healthcare. Mr. Banifatemi is a guest lecturer and an adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris. He holds Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in System Design and Cognitive Sciences from the University Paris Descartes, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.

    • 15:10 - 15:20
      STARTUP STORY

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018.

    • 15:20 - 15:50
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Academia to commercialisation of AI research Moderator: Douglas Hansen-Luke, Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital
      • Moderator: Douglas Hansen-Luke, Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital

    • 15:50 - 16:00
      STARTUP STORY: BBVA

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018.

  • STREAM 3: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS - Mind Blowing future applications of AI Chair: Bas Rookhuijzen, Account Executive, Google Cloud
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      TECH TALK 1 - Bridging the gap between fundamental research and product development at TRI by applying techniques from AI and ML Adrien Gaidon, Machine Learning Lead, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)
      • Adrien Gaidon, Machine Learning Lead, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)

        Adrien Gaidon is currently the Machine Intelligence Lead and a Senior Research Scientist at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in Los Altos, CA, USA. He received his PhD from MSR-Inria Paris in 2012, was a post doctoral research scientist at Inria Grenoble in Cordelia Schmid's group, and a Research Scientist in the Computer Vision Group at Xerox Research Center Europe (XRCE). Before that, Adrien won the Pascal VOC 2008 challenge on object classification and detection. His work on Computer Vision and Machine Learning has led to 27 publications (patents and academic papers, mostly in top international conferences and journals like CVPR, PAMI. Adrien's main research focus is on video understanding, especially action recognition, object detection and tracking, deep learning, and domain adaptation. His recent work on using virtual worlds and game engines to generate synthetic training and test data for deep learning was published at CVPR 2016 and 2017, and covered internationally in Wired, MIT Tech Review, and Forbes. Adrien recently co- organized the first international workshop on Virtual/Augmented Reality for Visual Artificial Intelligence (VARVAI) at ECCV 2016 & ACM-MM 2016, is a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) Special Issue on "Synthetic Visual Data", and a reviewer for the major machine learning and computer vision conferences and journals.

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      TECH TALK 2 - Enhancing machine learning for enterprise conversational AI Andy Peart, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Artificial Solutions
      • Andy Peart, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Artificial Solutions

        Andy Peart is CMSO of Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing that people should be able to interact with technology intelligently, using their own voice, in their own terminology and across whatever channel they choose. Using a form of AI called Natural Language Interaction (NLI), Artificial Solutions allows people to talk to applications, websites and devices in a human like, intelligent and conversational way. Its Teneo platform enables non- specialists to rapidly build and deploy enterprise strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalization using conversational data. Andy has over 25 years marketing experience within the IT and natural language industry, successfully helping build innovative, technology driven organizations.

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      TECH TALK 3 - How to supercharge deep learning by the addition of memory, attention and general knowledge Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Director of AI Research, Apple / Associate of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
      • Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Director of AI Research, Apple / Associate of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      TECH TALK 4
    • 15:20 - 15:40
      TECH TALK 5 - Re-defining the future of driving: Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle Technology Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan
      • Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan

    • 15:40 - 16:00
      TECH TALK 6 - How AI can predict and mitigate the impact of natural disasters Nicole Hu, Co-Founder and CTO, One Concern
      • Nicole Hu, Co-Founder and CTO, One Concern

        Ms. Hu serves as the CTO and Co-Founder of One Concern, a Palo Alto-based benevolent AI company with a mission to save lives and livelihoods before, during and after natural disasters. As the CTO for One Concern, Ms. Hu leads the company’s diverse team of technology specialists and hazard scientists, combining AI and human learning to predict the impact of natural disasters including earthquakes, floods and fires. In 2016, Forbes named Ms. Hu one of the world’s top innovators in its “30 Under 30” edition. Prior to launching One Concern with her co-founders, Ahmad Wani and Tim Frank. Ms. Hu received her Master’s degree in machine learning from Stanford, where she studied under noted AI pioneer, Andrew Ng.

  • STREAM 4: AI UNDER THE HOOD: WORKSHOPS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP 1 - Developing AI cases for health and implement them in Africa Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar
      Christina Taylor, Senior Partner, Creaholic

      Increasingly, young people in the Global South have access to internet-connected mobile devices and can use them to solve problems they encounter in daily life. In our Human Centered Design workshop, we’ll challenge and refine the concepts of existing entrepreneurial teams who are addressing health-issues of Tanzanian youth. In this interactive workshop, you will experience how to work with Human Centered Design methods, and help social enterprises find measures to leverage a pragmatic realization.

      • Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

        Stefan Germann is CEO of Fondation Botnar, a large foundation in Basel (Switzerland) focused on child health, nutrition and education. He was formerly Executive Director of onegoal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign) and Senior Director of World Vision International’s Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has worked for more than 15 years in Africa in different leadership roles with various agencies related to child health development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe. He has held a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and, in 2005, completed a doctoral degree in Development focused on child wellbeing in an urban African context. In 2015, Stefan graduated from the Executive Masters program in Tri Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University.

      • Christina Taylor, Senior Partner, Creaholic

        Christina Taylor is a managing partner at the Innovation Partnerhouse, Creaholic. A multidisciplinary team of inventors and innovators who have been transforming ideas into business since 1986. In her 25 year corporate career, Christina has successfully accomplished a number of diverse roles and responsibilities. Her most significant achievement, to date, has been founding and leading the Swisscom Human Centered Design Department. A key driver, supporter and contributor to the market changing successes of Swisscom’s business units. Her team, of approximately 65 people, implemented a systemic and hand’s on approach in order to:  Turnaround a product and feature driven portfolio into customer experience driven offerings with compelling marketing stories.  Support and validate over 300 projects that delighted customers, gained market share and established long term competitive advantages.  Support leaders and teams, helping them master complex challenges and to deliver within time and budget.  Build ecosystems, such as La Werkstadt the house of possibilities in Biel/Bienne, connecting entrepreneurs with customers, and showcasing agile and human-centered methods of working. Christina was also a member of the Swisscom Management Board of Product and Marketing, and one of the top 100 leaders of the Swisscom group – an organization of 18’000 employees. She began her career in the Swisscom group in 1994. Nine years later she moved to San Francisco to build up the Outpost office as VP of Innovation. From there moved on to become Head of Competence Building & Training, Head of Customer/Brand Experience and Head of Human Centered Design. She worked also for Mutiara Telecom, Malaysia in 1997 and between 1989-1993 was Head Marketing & Communication for the Swatch Group. Christina is author of ‘oops! Innovation is no accident’ a benchmark book on innovation management and execution, published in German, English and French.

    • 15:00 - 16:00
      WORKSHOP 3
  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD: WORKSHOPS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP 2 ThoughtWorks
      • ThoughtWorks

    • 15:00 - 16:00
      WORKSHOP 4
  • 16:00 - 16:30
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 16:30 - 16:55
    HEADLINER IBM Watson
    • IBM Watson

  • 16:55 - 17:20
    HEADLINER Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud
    • Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud

      As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision- making. Before her current role, she served in Google's Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

  • 17:20 - 17:50
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Intelligent health - Inspiring the health AI tech revolution Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar
    • Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

      Stefan Germann is CEO of Fondation Botnar, a large foundation in Basel (Switzerland) focused on child health, nutrition and education. He was formerly Executive Director of onegoal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign) and Senior Director of World Vision International’s Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has worked for more than 15 years in Africa in different leadership roles with various agencies related to child health development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe. He has held a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and, in 2005, completed a doctoral degree in Development focused on child wellbeing in an urban African context. In 2015, Stefan graduated from the Executive Masters program in Tri Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University.

  • 17:50 - 18:15
    HEADLINER - Bringing together the physical world with data and digital intelligence
  • 18:15 - 18:30
    CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE
  • 18:30 - 20:00
    TALENT SHOWCASE

    We have searched the globe for the very best up-and-coming talent in AI and we are delighted to announce the WSAI Talent Showcase, aimed at giving students and recent graduates who have competed in and won various global AI competitions the opportunity to demonstrate their skillset to employers looking for the very best new talent in AI.

  • 20:00 - 22:00
    AI AFTER PARTY
  • Thursday 11th
  • 08:00 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:05
    WELCOME
  • 09:05 - 09:30
    HEADLINER - Transparent and accountable AI Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager and AI Expert, Deloitte
    • Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager and AI Expert, Deloitte

  • 09:30 - 09:40
    KEYNOTE OPENING Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum
    • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum

      Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is the Executive Director and Founding Advocate of AI- Austin which is a non-profit dedicated to the responsible design, development and use of AI and the socially beneficial use of AI in the community, specifically in Healthcare, Education and ethical governance. She is the former Chief Officer of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel. Kay is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin and Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Additionally, she is a Partner in the Cognitive Finance group and an adjunct Professor of Law. Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. She advises governments, think tanks, businesses, inter-governmental bodies and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and taught its first course: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: Law and Policy. She thinks about and works on how AI and other technologies will impact society and business. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.

  • 09:40 - 10:10
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Given the potential of AI, who can govern it? Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath
    Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum
    Jonnie Penn, Policy Fellow & AI Researcher, Google Technology & University of Cambridge
    Moderator: Dr. Christopher Markou, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
    • Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath

      Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covers topics ranging from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation. She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago (AB) and Edinburgh (MPhil), and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh (MSc) and MIT (ScD). She has additional professional research experience from Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicag;s financial industry, and international organization management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath, and an affiliate of Princetons Center for Information Technology Policy.

    • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum

      Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is the Executive Director and Founding Advocate of AI- Austin which is a non-profit dedicated to the responsible design, development and use of AI and the socially beneficial use of AI in the community, specifically in Healthcare, Education and ethical governance. She is the former Chief Officer of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel. Kay is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin and Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Additionally, she is a Partner in the Cognitive Finance group and an adjunct Professor of Law. Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. She advises governments, think tanks, businesses, inter-governmental bodies and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and taught its first course: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: Law and Policy. She thinks about and works on how AI and other technologies will impact society and business. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.

    • Jonnie Penn, Policy Fellow & AI Researcher, Google Technology & University of Cambridge

      Jonnie Penn is a New York Times bestselling author, a Google Technology Policy Fellow and Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Trust doctoral scholar at the University of Cambridge. His current research explores varieties of intelligence in AI experimentation in the mid-twentieth century. Penn is also the co-founder of various media start-ups including The Buried Life, a one-million member online community that asks, “What do you want to do before you die?” He has spoken around the world about mortality, compassion, and conceptions of efficiency in the modern age. He holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Cambridge. In 2018, he will serve as a visiting researcher at MIT.

    • Moderator: Dr. Christopher Markou, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

  • 10:10 - 10:25
    KEYNOTE OPENING - How should we define new digital ethics which includes the benefits of technology for society and the economy whilst reinforcing the rights and freedoms of individuals? Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford and Director, Digital Ethics Lab
    • Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford and Director, Digital Ethics Lab

      Luciano Floridi is the OII’sProfessor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is also the Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute. Still in Oxford, he is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. Outside Oxford, he is Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science) and Chair of its Data Ethics Group; and Adjunct Professor (“Distinguished Scholar in Residence”) of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C. His research concerns primarily Information and Computer Ethics (aka Digital Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology. Other research interests include Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic, and the History and Philosophy of Scepticism. He haspublished over a 150 papers in these areas, in many anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.

  • 10:25 - 11:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Ethics of AI - bias and inclusion Huw Price, Academic Director and Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
    Verity Harding, Co-Lead, Ethics and Society Team, Google
    Professor Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science, IBM Research & University of Padova
    Bing Song, Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center
    • Huw Price, Academic Director and Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

      Huw Price is Bertrand Russell Professor ofPhilosophy and a Fellow ofTrinity College at theUniversity of Cambridge. He is also Academic Director of theCentre for the Study of Existential Risk, which he founded in 2012 withMartin Rees andJaan Tallinn, and Academic Director of the newLeverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Before moving to Cambridge he was ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Sydney, where from 2002—2012 he was Director of theCentre for Time. Hispublications includeFacts and the Function of Truth (Blackwell, 1988; 2nd. . OUP, forthcoming),Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point (OUP, 1996),Naturalism Without Mirrors (OUP, 2011) and a range of articles in journals such asNature, Science, Philosophical Review, Journal of Philosophy, Mindand British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.He is also co-editor (withRichard Corry) ofCausation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality: Russell’s Republic Revisited (OUP, 2007). HisRené Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, 2008) were recently published asExpressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism (CUP, 2013), with commentary essays by Simon Blackburn, Robert Brandom, Paul Horwich and Michael Williams. He is a Fellow of theBritish Academy, a Fellow and former Member of Council of theAustralian Academy of the Humanities, and a Past President of theAustralasian Association of Philosophy. He was consulting editor for theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyfrom and is an associate editor ofThe Australasian Journal of Philosophy and a member of the editorial boards ofContemporary Pragmatism, Logic and Philosophy of Science, the Routledge International Library of Philosophy, and theEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science.

    • Verity Harding, Co-Lead, Ethics and Society Team, Google

      Verity Harding is Co-Lead of DeepMind Ethics & Society, a research unit established to explore the real-world impacts of artificial intelligence. The unit has a dual aim: to help technologists put ethics into practice, and to help society anticipate and direct the impact of AI so that it works for the benefit of all. Prior to this Verity was Head of Security Policy for Google in Europe, and previously the Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Sir Nick Clegg MP, with responsibility for Home Affairs and Justice. She is a graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford University, and was a Michael Von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University. In her spare time, Verity sits on the Board of the Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts.

    • Professor Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science, IBM Research & University of Padova

      AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI Francesca Rossi is AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research AI and professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave. Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, specifically they include constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is also interested in ethical issues in the development and behaviour of AI systems, in particular for decision support systems for group decision making. She has published over 170 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She has co-authored a book. She has edited 17 volumes, between conference proceedings, collections of contributions, special issues of journals, as well as the Handbook of Constraint Programming. She has more than 100 co-authors. She is a AAAI and a EurAI fellow, and a Radcliffe fellow 2015. She has been president of IJCAI and an executive councillor of AAAI. She is Editor in Chief of JAIR and a member of the editorial board of Constraints, Artificial Intelligence, AMAI, and KAIS. She co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute and of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She is in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics. She is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI, where she represents IBM as one of the founding partners.

    • Bing Song, Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center

      As Director, Song Bing is responsible for the strategy and overall development of Berggruen Institute China Center, ranging from the institutional development of the Center, branding strategy, and relationship management with partner organizations as well as the China-based fellowship programs. Prior to joining Berggruen Institute, Ms. Song had a successful legal and banking career. Her more recent roles included General Manager of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities, in addition to COO and General Counsel for Goldman Sachs China. Earlier in her career, Ms. Song undertook academic and policy research and published broadly in the areas of administrative law, competition law and comparative procedural laws.

  • 11:00 - 11:35
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business
    • 11:35 - 11:55
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 7 - Democratising access to superior technology with machine learning agents Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
      • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies

        Dr. Danny Lange is Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies where he leads multiple initiatives around applied artificial intelligence. Previously, Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber, where he led the efforts to build a highly scalable machine learning platform to support all parts of Uber’s business. Before joining Uber, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning providing internal teams with access to machine intelligence. He also launched an AWS product that offers machine learning as a cloud service to the public. Prior to Amazon, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale machine learning for big data. Danny spent eight years on speech recognition systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., and then as founder of his own company, Vocomo Software. During this time he was working on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research. He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has numerous patents to his credit.

    • 11:55 - 12:15
      ENTERPRISE STORY 8
    • 12:15 - 12:45
      SPOTLIGHT: QUICKFIRE ENTERPRISE STORIES 9, 10, 11 Nicolas Brien, Managing Director, France Digitale
      • Nicolas Brien, Managing Director, France Digitale

    • 12:45 - 13:05
      ENTERPRISE STORY 12 - Deploying open source AI to reveal your favourites
  • STREAM 2: STARTUP, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS - How to get a share of the AI pie
    • 11:35 - 11:45
      STARTUP STORY

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

    • 11:45 - 12:15
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Put your money where your mouth is Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone

      Hear the honest views on the direction of the AI investment landscape.

      • What are the trends you are looking at?
      • Top 5 tips on what investors are looking for when deciding to part with their cash.
      • Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone

        Michiel is a General Partner at Northzone. He joined in 2016 from Accel London, where he was an investor for five years. Originally from the Netherlands, Michiel spent the early years of his career at BCG before founding Digital Jones, an artificial intelligence company, in Silicon Valley. He has previously invested in companies such as Catawiki, Fiverr, Vinted, KNC and Packlink. Michiel has a graduate degree in physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    • 12:15 - 12:25
      STARTUP STORY

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

    • 12:25 - 12:55
      KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - Founders who went from startup to buyout - how to build a successful AI startup

      Founders of startups that have been acquired share their challenges and experiences.

    • 12:55 - 13:05
      STARTUP STORY - BBVA

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

  • STREAM 3: DEVELOPING ETHICAL, SAFE AND UNBIAS AI -Building frameworks that are safe for the future
    • 11:35 - 11:55
      PRESENTATION - AI Narratives - AI & Gender Dr. Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
      Dr. Kanta Dihal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
      • Dr. Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

        Dr Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, all at the University of Cambridge. Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge, then joined the British Foreign Office, where he served as a policy advisor and diplomat. He has subsequently written and spoken on a wide range of philosophical and scientific subjects, including in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and on television and radio around the world. His research interests currently focus on the nature, portrayal and governance of AI.

      • Dr. Kanta Dihal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

        Dr Kanta Dihal is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the Research Project Coordinator of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. As a researcher on the AI Narratives project she explores how fictional and nonfictional stories shape the development and public understanding of artificial intelligence. Kantas work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She obtained her DPhil at the University of Oxford: in her thesis, titled The Stories of Quantum Physics, she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children. She is an editor of the forthcoming collection AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines and is currently co-authoring AI: A Mythology with Dr Stephen Cave.

    • 11:55 - 12:15
      PRESENTATION - AI has a race problem and we need to fix it
    • 12:15 - 12:45
      PRESENTATION - What should a robot do?
    • 12:45 - 13:05
      PRESENTATION - Can we learn to love AI and sex robots? Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer- Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London
      • Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer- Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

        Kate Devlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Coming from an Arts and Humanities background (as an archaeologist) and now working in STEM, Kate has a demonstrable track record of combining diverse fields and methods of research under the umbrella of Cognition, Computation and Culture. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), investigating how people interact with and react to technology, to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live. She is currently focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems such as sexual companion robots. Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in national initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech. She is also a mental health campaigner and fundraiser.

  • STREAM 4: AI UNDER THE HOOD: WORKSHOPS
    • 11:35 - 12:35
      WORKSHOP 5
    • 12:35 - 13:05
      WORKSHOP 7
  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD: WORKSHOPS
    • 11:35 - 12:35
      WORKSHOP 6 Google Cloud
      • Google Cloud

    • 12:35 - 13:05
      WORKSHOP 8 Google Cloud
      • Google Cloud

  • 13:05 - 14:05
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business
    • 14:05 - 14:25
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 13 - KodakOne - democratising photography with blockchain Jan Denecke, CEO, KodakOne
      • Jan Denecke, CEO, KodakOne

    • 14:25 - 14:45
      ENTERPRISE STORY 14 - Designing for humans - personalising AI
    • 14:45 - 15:05
      ENTERPRISE STORY 15 - A first use case of AI in media in South East Asia and our unmet needs Sidharth Balakrishna, Executive Board Director, Essel Group
      • Sidharth Balakrishna, Executive Board Director, Essel Group

        Sidharth Balakrishna holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and an Economics degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University; both premier institutions in India. He has over 13 years of experience in the energy, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, digital media and education sectors. He is currently an Executive Board Director with the Essel (Zee) Group, India’s largest media entity and other organisations; and is leading several strategic initiatives in digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence etc. In the past, he has led strategy and headed many large projects including in the fields of oil & gas, renewable energy, education, water and vocational training. Mr Sidharth Balakrishna has also been a Strategy Consultant with Accenture and KPMG. Some of the projects that he has led have been awarded nationally and internationally. He is also a reviewer with the Massachusetts Inst of Technology (MIT, Boston, USA)'s Ideas program. Mr Balakrishna has also considerable academic experience; and has written five books published by Pearson, the world’s largest publishing house, and Tata McGraw Hill. He is a Visiting Faculty at a number of management institutes in India. He has presented at a number of international fora in the past including at London, Muscat, Dubai, Myanmar, Mozambique, Kuwait, New Delhi, Goa, Mumbai etc. He is a columnist with the Economic Times, India’s largest English business daily and other reputed publications.

  • STREAM 2: STARTUPS STAGE
    • 14:05 - 15:05
      STARTUPS SHOWCASE

      Five AI startups short-listed for our
      showcase get 5 minutes to pitch
      their business idea to five investors.
      After each pitch, judges get 5
      minutes to ask questions about the
      venture.

  • STREAM 3: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS - Mind blowing future
    • 14:05 - 14:25
      TECH TALK 6 - Reinventing the way we solve global challenges: Telefonica's Alpha - Europe's first Moonshot Factory Pascal Weinberger, AI Lead, Telefonica's Alpha
      • Pascal Weinberger, AI Lead, Telefonica's Alpha

    • 14:25 - 14:45
      TECH TALK 7 - The worlds first AI driven software platform to manage autonomous drone fleets Kumardev Chatterjee, CEO, Unmanned Life
      • Kumardev Chatterjee, CEO, Unmanned Life

    • 14:45 - 15:05
      TECH TALK 8 - Self-driving vehicles - latest research Raj Rajkumar, George Westinghouse Professor & Co-Director, General Motors-CMU Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab Carnegie Mellon University & General Motors
      • Raj Rajkumar, George Westinghouse Professor & Co-Director, General Motors-CMU Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab Carnegie Mellon University & General Motors

  • STREAM 4: AI UNDER THE HOOD - WORKSHOPS
    • 14:05 - 15:05
      WORKSHOP 9
  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD - WORKSHOPS
    • 14:05 - 15:05
      WORKSHOP 10 Google Cloud
      • Google Cloud

  • 15:05 - 15:40
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 15:40 - 16:05
    CLOSING HEADLINER - Future of Technology in the context of AI
  • 16:05 - 16:20
    KEYNOTE OPENING - Findings of the Governmental Group of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems Amandeep Singh Gill, Ambassador of India & Chair, Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), United Nations
    • Amandeep Singh Gill, Ambassador of India & Chair, Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), United Nations

      Amandeep Singh Gill joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992. He has served abroad at the Indian Mission to the UN and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1994- 1996, 2010-2013), the Indian Embassy in Tehran (2001-2004) and the High Commission of India in Colombo (2004-2006). At headquarters in New Delhi, he has served thrice in the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division (1998-2001, 2006-2010 and 2013-2016) as well as in the United Nations Division (1996-1998). He served as the Head of the Disarmament and International Security Division in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2013 to 2016. He has also served as an expert on the UN Secretary General's panels of experts on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), Small Arms and Light Weapons and on Missiles. He participated in the UN Disarmament Fellowship programme in 1999. He is the current Chair of the Group of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). He is also President- designate of the 2017 Meeting of States Parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Amandeep Singh Gill has a B. Tech in engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD from the Department of War Studies at King's College, London is on Nuclear Learning in Multilateral Forums. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) on an Asia Foundation regional security studies fellowship. As a scholar he has contributed to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the Lowy Institute, the East West Institute, the Center for a New American Security and the Indian Economic and Social History Review. Amandeep Singh Gill was born in 1968 in Chandigarh. He is married to Ashma Singh and has a daughter (Bani) and a son (Ujjay). His personal interests include creative writing, yoga and sustainable agriculture. His first book of poems in English was published by Wisdom Tree in 2016.

  • 16:20 - 16:50
    CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION - Dual use technology and autonomous weapons systems Virginia Dignum, Associate Professor Social Artificial Intelligence, Delft University of Technology
    Moderator: Anja Kaspersen, Director, Office of Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
    • Virginia Dignum, Associate Professor Social Artificial Intelligence, Delft University of Technology

    • Moderator: Anja Kaspersen, Director, Office of Disarmament Affairs, United Nations

  • 16:50 - 17:15
    CLOSING HEADLINER - Challenges for deep learning towards AI Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal
    • Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal

      Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), CIFAR Program co-director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 80000 citations found by Google Scholar in September 2017, with an H-index of 101). Yoshua Bengio is currently action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, associate editor for the Neural Computation journal, editor for Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, and has been associate editor for the Machine Learning Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

  • 17:15 - 17:30
    CLOSE OF WORLD SUMMIT AI