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CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder and Founder
TomTom and Codam
CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder and Founder
TomTom and Codam

 

Corinne Vigreux is co-founder of TomTom, a location technology specialist on a mission to create the most innovative technologies to help shape tomorrow’s mobility and create a safe, connected, autonomous world free of congestion and emissions.

 

Voted one of the top 50 most inspirational women in European tech, Corinne champions women in the workforce and advocates passionately for improved social mobility through education. In 2018, she launched CODAM, a tuition-free, nonprofit coding college in Amsterdam, because she believes coding is the engine for innovation that is driving the world forward faster than ever before. CODAM’s learning system is designed to unleash talent and open doors to new opportunities, and its mission is to help a new generation shape the future. Corinne is passionate about education, maximizing young people’s potential and social mobility.

 

Additionally, Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD, a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and an advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officer in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau in 2016.

DR. WERNER VOGELS
CTO
Amazon.com
DR. WERNER VOGELS
CTO
Amazon.com

Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s customer-centric technology vision.

As one of the forces behind Amazon’s approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

SANDEEP DADLANI
Global Chief Digital Officer
Mars
SANDEEP DADLANI
Global Chief Digital Officer
Mars

SANDEEP DADLANI 

Chief Digital Officer – Mars, Incorporated 

 

Sandeep Dadlani joined Mars, Incorporated as Global Chief Digital Officer in September 2017, and has responsibility for working with Mars’ global business segments to drive its digital transformation agenda, while delivering effectiveness and efficiency to existing business and technology platforms. In the last three and half years, he has driven a new wave of consumer and user centricity, unleashed the power of data, analytics, AI, and automation while driving new agile digital behaviors across the enterprise.  

Prior to joining Mars, Dadlani worked at Infosys, a $10 billion global systems integration firm, where he was President, Head of Americas and Global Head of Infosys’ Manufacturing, Retail, CPG and Logistic Practices. In this role, he managed a portfolio P&L worth US $3.5 billion and helped more than 300 global clients embrace digital technologies, including AI and Machine Learning. He co-incubated and eventually ran Infosys Edgeverve as Chairman, an AI and software company for Infosys.

Dadlani has 24+ years of experience in operations, consulting, business development and product management. He has been actively involved in helping organizations in the retail, CPG and logistics sectors become more competitive by embracing new emerging trends across digital consumers and emerging markets. 

CASSIE KOZYRKOV
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
CASSIE KOZYRKOV
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
Chief Decision Scientist

 

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on the 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 Googles 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 theatre, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

DR. HUI XIONG
Chief Scientist and Head of Business Intelligence Lab and Talent Intelligence Center
Baidu
DR. HUI XIONG
Chief Scientist and Head of Business Intelligence Lab and Talent Intelligence Center
Baidu

Hui Xiong is a Professor at Rutgers University, and is currently on leave and serving as head of Business Intelligence Lab and Talent Intelligence Center at Baidu Inc. His research interests include data mining, mobile computing, and their applications in business. He has authored over 200 research articles, and co-edited or coauthored 4 books including the widely used Encyclopedia of GIS, which has been recognized as the Top 10 Most Popular Computer Science Book authored by Chinese scholars at Springer. Dr. Xiong has served as chair/co-chair for many international conferences in data mining, including a Program Co-Chair (2013) and a General Co-Chair (2015) for the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), and a Program Co-Chair of the Research Track (2018) and the Industry Track (2012) for the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). Dr. Xiong’s research has generated substantive impact beyond academia. He is an ACM distinguished scientist and has been honored by the 2018 Ram Charan Management Practice Award as the Grand Prix winner from the Harvard Business Review, the 2017 IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award, and the ICDM-2011 Best Research Paper Award.

FERNANDA WEIDEN
Former Director of Engineering
Facebook
FERNANDA WEIDEN
Former Director of Engineering
Facebook

Fernanda is an engineering executive with 20 years of industry experience. She is currently a consultant and an advisor on issues related to scalability of infrastructure and organizations. Her most recent job was as a Director at Facebook where she spent 7 years leading teams of up to 200 people leading the Production Engineering engagements with the Facebook family of apps, Advertising, Growth and Machine Learning. Fernanda is originally from Brazil, and prior to Facebook, Fernanda worked at Google Zurich for 6 years, IBM Brazil and other smaller companies. Fernanda has also been a Free Software advocate for over 15 years, and is one of the members of Free Software Foundation Europe.

JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas Fortis
JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas Fortis
NEELIE KROES
Former Vice President
European Commission
NEELIE KROES
Former Vice President
European Commission
Former Vice President

Neelie Kroes has served as a Director since May 2016. Ms. Kroes is the former Vice President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition and European Commission for Digital Agenda. Ms. Kroes served as Commissioner for Competition from 2004 to 2010 and as Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms. Kroes served in the Dutch House of Representatives and as State Secretary and Cabinet Minister.

She is currently a member of the Global Policy Advisory Board of Uber Technologies, Inc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a member of the Finance Committee of Rijksmuseum Fonds (Amsterdam). Ms. Kroes previously served on the boards of Lucent Netherlands, AB Volvo and McDonald’s Netherlands and was the chairperson of Nyenrode University. Ms. Kroes received her M.S. in Economics from Erasmus University.

ALI BOUHOUCH
CTO
Sephora
ALI BOUHOUCH
CTO
Sephora
DANIEL JEAVONS
GM for Data Science
Shell
DANIEL JEAVONS
GM for Data Science
Shell

Dan Jeavons currently works for Shell in the digitalisation department. He has led the multi-award winning Data Science Centre of Excellence since its inception in 2013, growing the team from the ground up to around 150 individuals. In 2018, he was recognised in the top 50 data leaders in the UK.

 

He has been a significant contributor to the development of Shell’s digital and data platforms and has developed a series of high profile and well-publicised projects which have contributed significant bottom-line business benefits. He has also developed effective technology partnerships with a number of start-up companies leading to Shell investment.

 

He began his working life as an Accenture consultant working in their Upstream practice before joining Shell In 2008. He started in Shell in Finance before moving to IT in 2009. Subsequently, he worked in the CIO Office, and then in architecture before joining the Shell technology division in 2013. Dan is passionate about big data & analytics (a recurring theme throughout his career) but also has extensive experience in business process design and improvement, and business transformation and change.

 

He is married to Anne (a barrister) whom he met at university and has 2 children, Joshua and Isaac. He enjoys travelling, scuba diving and is a keen guitarist. He enjoys being able to apply expertise acquired within Shell in a charitable context.

PROF GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI
PROF GARY MARCUS
Founder & CEO
Robust.AI

Gary Marcus, scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, was CEO and Founder of the machine-learning startup Geometric Intelligence, recently acquired by Uber, and is known for his provocative and bold claims in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Trained by Steven Pinker, he received his PhD at MIT at age 23. His professional research, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Cognition, and Artificial Intelligence, has focused on the foundations of cognition in humans, animals and machines, spanning fields from developmental psychology to neuroscience to genetics to artificial intelligence. A special interest has been on the challenge of endowing machines with common sense.

He is also well-known for his writing for the general public, including frequent essays and op-eds for The New Yorker and The New York Times. His books include The Algebraic Mind, The Birth of the Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero and The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World’s Leading Neuroscientists.

In a 2012 essay for The New Yorker, he was perhaps the first person to publicly criticize deep learning, drawing on arguments he developed in his 2001 technical book The Algebraic Mind. More recently, in a 2018 arXiv article, Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal, he asked whether deep learning might be “approaching a wall.” The challenges he laid out there were covered everywhere from The
New York Times to Wired to The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

In another provocative 2012 essay, Moral Machines, Marcus was the first to adapt “trolley problems” to driverless cars, anticipating much recent research on the ethics of AI. His next book, REBOOT: Getting to AI We Can Trust, to be published by Pantheon in Fall 2019, co-authored with Ernie Davis, calls for a fundamental rethinking of current approaches to artificial intelligence.

XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
PATRICK MAES
MD CTO Strategy & Architecture
Credit Suisse
PATRICK MAES
MD CTO Strategy & Architecture
Credit Suisse

MD CTO Strategy & Architecture

MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist & Head of AI Research and Thought Leadership
AXA
MARCIN DETYNIECKI
Group Chief Data Scientist & Head of AI Research and Thought Leadership
AXA

Marcin Detyniecki is Group Chief Data Scientist & Head of AI Research and Thought Leadership at insurance global leader AXA. He leverages his expertise to help AXA deliver value and overcome AI and ML-related business challenges and enable the group achieve its transformation as a tech-led company. He leads the artificial intelligence R&D activity at group level. His team works on setting a framework enabling fair, safe and explainable ML to deliver value.


Marcin is also active in several think and do tanks, including a role of vice-president and board member of Impact AI, member of the Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics in Insurance for EIOPA and technical expert at Institut Montaigne. He has been involved in a number of academic roles including a Research Scientist at both CNRS and Sorbonne University. He holds a ph.D. in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

PETER JACKSON
Director – Group Data Sciences
Legal & General
PETER JACKSON
Director – Group Data Sciences
Legal & General
PIERLUIGI CASALE
Chief Data Scientist
TomTom
PIERLUIGI CASALE
Chief Data Scientist
TomTom
PROFESSOR MAX WELLING
Distinguished Scientist | Microsoft Research
Research Chair, Machine Learn | University of Amsterdam
PROFESSOR MAX WELLING
Distinguished Scientist | Microsoft Research
Research Chair, Machine Learn | University of Amsterdam
SOHAILA OUFFATA
Director of Platform
BMW i Ventures
SOHAILA OUFFATA
Director of Platform
BMW i Ventures

Sohaila develops and implements strategic growth initiatives for BMW i Ventures’ portfolio companies. Within her role as the Director of Platform, she is focused on leveraging the unique strength of the BMW ecosystem to establish transformative partnerships and help the portfolio companies succeed and scale. Sohaila is a mission-driven leader who thrives in highly creative, entrepreneurial and fast-moving environments. Technology-driven innovation has always been her passion. Before joining BMW i Ventures Sohaila worked as a Senior Innovation & New Business Manager within the Telecommunications and Media industry.

DAVID XI LI
Head of Advanced Data Analytics, Director
Blackrock
DAVID XI LI
Head of Advanced Data Analytics, Director
Blackrock
HON. SILVIO SCHEMBRI
Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation
Parliament of Malta
HON. SILVIO SCHEMBRI
Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation
Parliament of Malta

Silvio Schembri is an elected Maltese politician and academic currently serving as a Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation within the Maltese Government. Hon. Schembri was born in Luqa, the second child among four siblings. His father John Schembri has occupied the office of Mayor of Luqa since 2001. Silvio is an experienced lecturer in Economics with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in political communications, negotiations, sustainable development, political science, and analytical skills. He has a Master of Arts and a Bachelors Degree of Honours focused in Economics from the University of Malta.

MATTIAS FRAS
Head of AI Strategy & Acceleration
Nordea
MATTIAS FRAS
Head of AI Strategy & Acceleration
Nordea
PROF LUCIANO FLORIDI
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director
The University of Oxford and Digital Ethics Lab
PROF LUCIANO FLORIDI
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director
The University of Oxford and Digital Ethics Lab

Luciano Floridi is the OII’s Professor 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 a 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 has published over 150 papers in these areas, in many anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.

Sarah Porter
CEO & Founder, Inspired Minds!
UN Advisor, LAWS
Sarah Porter
CEO & Founder, Inspired Minds!
UN Advisor, LAWS

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 Group (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 the 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.

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 referred to as ‘Conversational AI’, 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 of marketing experience within the IT and natural language industry, successfully helping build innovative, technology-driven organizations.

BABITA SHARMA
Broadcaster and Author
BABITA SHARMA
Broadcaster and Author
DR JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
NUI Galway
DR JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
NUI Galway

John Danaher is a Senior Lecturer in Law at NUI Galway, Ireland, the author of Automation and Utopia (Harvard University Press, 2019) and the coeditor of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press 2017). He has published over forty papers on topics including the risks of advanced AI, the ethics of social robotics, meaning of life and the future of work, and the ethics of human enhancement, His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Aeon, and The Philosophers’ Magazine.

MARLEEN STIKKER
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Waag
MARLEEN STIKKER
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Waag

Marleen Stikker is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Waag, a Dutch Public Research foundation in the field of technology and society. Marleen also advises the European Commission policy strategy group. She has been actively supporting the democratisation of technology and maker culture with various initiatives since 1994 and is committed to open access to the internet and to transparency in dealing with data and algorithms.

GER BARON
CTO
Amsterdam Smart City
GER BARON
CTO
Amsterdam Smart City

Ger Baron started his professional career at Accenture. There, Mr. Baron worked as an analyst in the consulting department for two years. In 2007, Ger started working with the Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM) as project manager to develop projects in the field of Sustainability and ICT. The Amsterdam Innovation Motor is an organization that stimulates the innovation climate for companies, knowledge institutions and local governments within the Amsterdam region. In this role, Ger was responsible for establishing the Amsterdam ICT cluster and initiated several projects in public-private partnerships. Amongst these projects, several were focused on developing Smart Cities. Amsterdam Smart City organizers projects in which different organizations and institutions collaborate together to save energy, reduce traffic congestion and solve other city challenges. These projects are developed and tested in Amsterdam. Currently, Ger serves as the first CTO of Amsterdam responsible for innovation and making the city future proof. Ger is also president of the City Protocol Initiative.

REINHARD STOLLE
Head of Engineering
AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving
REINHARD STOLLE
Head of Engineering
AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving

Reinhard Stolle has been Head of Engineering at AID GmbH since 2019. Stolle holds a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked on heterogeneous reasoning techniques for the task of automatically building models of physical systems. From 1999 until 2000, Stolle was a postdoctoral fellow at the Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford University, contributing to research on model-enabled planning and control. From 2000 until 2004, he was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California, where he led a research project on automated text understanding, combining techniques from computational linguistics and model-based reasoning. In 2004, Stolle joined BMW Car IT GmbH in München, leading a software innovation team in the infotainment area. In 2008, he founded the central department for „Software Architecture and Development“ at BMW Group. From 2012 until 2016, Stolle served as Managing Director of BMW Car IT GmbH in Ulm, building up software expert teams in the areas of infotainment, driver assistance, and autonomous driving. From 2016 until 2018, Stolle was the Vice President for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning at BMW Group, focusing on AI for autonomous driving.

REZA KHORSHIDI
Chief Scientist
AIG
REZA KHORSHIDI
Chief Scientist
AIG

Reza is currently the Chief Scientist at AIG (leading the company’s global machine learning research and AI-first product development), as well as a principal investigator at Deep Medicine program at the University of Oxford’s Martin School (focused on healthcare innovation, and the use of AI in digital health ecosystems). He obtained his DPhil (i.e., PhD) in computational neuroscience and machine learning from the University of Oxford in 2010, and since then has been leading teams, research initiatives, and large-scale international projects in both academia and industry.

 

Reza’s team at AIG (i.e., Investments AI: a group of machine learning scientists, engineers, designers and product managers and strategists) is primarily focused on the development of AI-first products: apps and software services that employ Machine Learning to inform and assist their users. Such software products provide both AIG’s asset management (with near $0.5T AUM) and insurance arms with strategic differentiation in the market through the power of AI and design.

ASTRID UNDHEIM
VP Analytics & AI
Telenor Group
ASTRID UNDHEIM
VP Analytics & AI
Telenor Group
VP Analytics & AI

Astrid Undheim is VP of Analytics & AI in Telenor Research, with responsibility for the AI research agenda in Telenor Group. She has a telecommunication background and has been in Telenor since finishing her PhD at NTNU in 2009. Astrid and her team has been part of establishing the Norwegian Open AI-lab at NTNU, and her team is working with NTNU researchers and students to advance AI methods and make it applicable to industry.

DR DIWAKER GUPTA
Head of Engineering
Blockstack
DR DIWAKER GUPTA
Head of Engineering
Blockstack

Diwaker Gupta is the Head of Engineering at Blockstack PBC — Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps that let you own your data and maintain your privacy, security and freedom. Diwaker joins us from Dropbox, where he spent 4 years in a variety of leadership roles across Engineering. Most recently, he led engineering for Intelligence at Dropbox — a group of 30+ engineers, PMs and designers — encompassing Search Infrastructure, Search Quality, Machine Learning, ML Platform and new product initiatives. During his tenure at Dropbox, Diwaker oversaw major infrastructure initiatives and product launches, including a new search engine
for Dropbox. Before Dropbox, Diwaker was on the founding team at Maginatics, an enterprise storage startup building a next-generation cloud-native filesystem acquired by EMC in late 2014. Diwaker received his M.S and Ph.D. in Computer  Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2009, working with Amin Vahdat who is currently a Google Fellow. Diwaker’s research work has been cited more than 3,000 times and won numerous awards, including Best Paper in OSDI 2008, UCSD CSE Best Dissertation in 2009 and Middleware Test of Time in 2016.

FILIPPO DELLA CASA
Head of Analytics, Chief Innovation Officer Department
Gruppo Unipol
FILIPPO DELLA CASA
Head of Analytics, Chief Innovation Officer Department
Gruppo Unipol

After graduating in Physics and attending a Master Programme on Computational Finance, Filippo joined the Allianz Group in 2006, starting as a quant in the Investment Department, with a focus on scenario generation, pricing and portfolio optimization. End 2009 he started his career as a freelance and founded mid-2012 Toymodels®, a start-up dealing with mathematical models for capital markets. He joined the Unipol Group in 2013 Q4, in charge of the set up of the Data Science skills within the Group. The initial team evolved beginning 2017 to Leithà®, a NewCo of the Unipol Group working as a service provider in the Data Science space. Filippo is heading the Analytics team.

JOHANNES SPRINGER
CTO, Connected Car
T-Systems
JOHANNES SPRINGER
CTO, Connected Car
T-Systems
OLAV STETTER
Head of Data Science
Konux
OLAV STETTER
Head of Data Science
Konux
Head of Data Science

Olav Stetter is Head of Data Science at the Munich-based AI/IoT startup KONUX. Olav gained his Ph.D. in statistical physics at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self- Organization. Olav’s passion for applying machine learning to real-world challenges lead him to move from academia to the start-up world, where he acted both as a founder and CTO in multiple AI startups including Riskmethods, Free Machines and Smart Reporting. At KONUX, Olav is focused on leading and growing a diverse team of data scientists. Since its foundation in 2014, KONUX has raised more than $50 million from world-leading investors, such as NEA and Andy Bechtolsheim, and was selected into the WEF’s prestigious group of “Technology Pioneers” as one of the world’s 30 most innovative start-ups and scale-ups worldwide.

ANNE MARIE NEATHAM
COO
Ocado Technology
ANNE MARIE NEATHAM
COO
Ocado Technology
COO

Anne Marie Neatham is chief operating officer (COO) at Ocado Technology, the division that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online only grocery retailer. As COO of Ocado Technology, Anne Marie leads the creation and organisational development of Ocado Technology’s centres in UK, Poland, Barcelona and Sofia.
An Irish Ex-Pat, She completed a BSc in Computer Science at University College Cork before starting work as a software engineer and has worked in various technical roles in Ireland, the US, Germany and the UK. Anne Marie joined Ocado in 2001, to lead the development of early in-house support applications and has since lead the development of various applications in Ocado as well as opening Ocado’s first off shore development centre in Poland.

Anne Marie also leads the Code for Life initiative, at the heart of which is Rapid Router, a free and comprehensive teaching resource for coding in primary schools. Rapid Router is the first in a series of educational resources being created by Ocado Technology based on real life challenges within its business to teach young people to code and to inspire them to take up a career in a technical field. We are very proud of having recently topped 100K users of this application.

BARNABY HUSSEY-YEO
CEO
Cleo
BARNABY HUSSEY-YEO
CEO
Cleo
CEO

Barnaby Hussey-Yeo is Co-Founder & CEO of Cleo AI. He is a Data scientist with a diverse set of interests across machine learning, finance and technology. Significant experience with generating actionable insights from large scale data sets.

DR CHRISTIAN MULLER
Head of Competence Center Autonomous Driving
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
DR CHRISTIAN MULLER
Head of Competence Center Autonomous Driving
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Christian Müller began working in automotive in 2007 when getting in contact with Silicon Valley OEM think tanks during his postdoc in Berkeley, Ca. Before, his machine-learning driven research has been applied in the telecommunication industry (speech-based classification including age and gender recognition, emotion and stress classification). Back at DFKI, he built up the automotive UI group, gaining international recognition (among first eye-gaze controls in the car, among first gesture recognition systems). In 2012 he was appointed DFKI Research Fellow, a distinction which received only 19 researchers within nearly 30 years. From 2012 to 2014 Christian Müller was Action Line Leader for Intelligent Mobility with the European Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT Digital. He is considered the father of OpenDS, the world’s most popular open source driving simulator. In 2017, Christian Müller became Head of the Competence Center for Autonomous Driving at DFKI.

DR STEVE FLINTER
Director Software Engineering
Mastercard Labs
DR STEVE FLINTER
Director Software Engineering
Mastercard Labs

Steve is an IT professional with more than 20 years’ experience in industry, government and academia. Steve is currently responsible for leading Mastercard Labs’ initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

 

Steve has been with Mastercard for five years. Steve’s initial role with Mastercard was with the global Mastercard Start Path team – Mastercard’s startup engagement activity. In this role, he supported fintech startup companies, connecting them to Mastercard and its global network of customers, accelerating their internal innovation activities.

 

Prior to joining Mastercard, Steve spent eight years with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Irish Government agency investing in academic research. At SFI he managed an investment portfolio of approximately €120m in the software and computer science areas. Prior to that, Steve spent ten years in various senior software development roles in a variety of industry verticals.
Steve holds a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence from Trinity College Dublin.

EMIL MATSAKH
Former Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Commonwealth Bank
EMIL MATSAKH
Former Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Commonwealth Bank

Emil Matsakh is a former Chief Analytics Officer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia where has was accountable for developing the Group’s competitive advantage in data and analytically driven insight and delivering value from this advantage through digital transformation. Emil joined the Group in 2010 as Executive General Manager, Portfolio Risk Management.

 

Prior to joining CBA Emil spent over 15 years at First Manhattan Consulting Group where he was co-head of the Risk Management and Capital Strategies practices. During his consulting career, Emil has advised over 50 leading global and US banks, insurance companies, fintechs and private equity firms on analytics, risk management, and corporate finance and strategy.

 

Prior to consulting, Emil worked in global markets with JP Morgan & Co. Emil is located in New York.

HUGH WESTBROOK
Senior Product Owner
Sky
HUGH WESTBROOK
Senior Product Owner
Sky

Hugh Westbrook is Senior Product Owner for Sky News and Sky Sports. He started with Sky News as an online journalist before moving into the product world, where he produced a number of interactive features, including the award-winning Fallen Heroes. His focus is now on data projects, with a specialist focus on elections, where he manages the results data which appears across all Sky News platforms. He is also working on a number of AI initiatives and led the development of the Royal Wedding Who’s Who application in 2018.

JOHN SPINDLER
CEO
Capital Enterprise
JOHN SPINDLER
CEO
Capital Enterprise
CEO

John Spindler is the CEO of Capital Enterprise. John has had over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor/consultant and as well as being responsible for the day to day management of Capital Enterprise is also a director and co-owner of audio designer and manufacturer Ferguson Hill.

SID RAISONI
Head of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Nestle Waters
SID RAISONI
Head of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Nestle Waters
Head of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Sid is a customer experience ‘transformist’ with a track record of helping companies improve business results by changing how companies use Data. Sid has established and led Data science and Technology teams for various companies and is currently the Head of Analytics at Nestle Water’s North America. Specializing in strategy, insights, interactive design and leadership practices, Sid has earned a reputation for developing highly effective teams that increase revenue and profitability through focused execution.

JAIR RIBEIRO
Artificial Intelligence Senior Business Analyst
Volvo Group
JAIR RIBEIRO
Artificial Intelligence Senior Business Analyst
Volvo Group

Jair Ribeiro, AI Business Strategist of Volvo Group, is Brazilian, living in Poland after several years spent in Italy where he developed his extensive experience in Enterprise Environments while leading teams and international projects in companies like Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and IBM.

 

He is currently leading, inspiring and helping the Volvo Group to innovate through the power of Artificial Intelligence, with a broad technical background and relevant experience in Business Analysis, Solution Design, Management, Communication, and Consulting.

 

Performing his role of AI Evangelist, Jair has been a very active speaker, present in several international Conferences and Summit, always engaged in popularizing not only AI from the business point of view but also Leadership, Multiculturalism, and International Career Management skills.

PETRA HIELKEMA
Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures
Dutch Central Bank
PETRA HIELKEMA
Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures
Dutch Central Bank

Petra Hielkema is Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Dutch Central Bank. Her division is responsible for the payments and collateral operations of the Dutch central bank, as well as oversight, the DNB Cyber Intelligence Unit and policy. The policy agenda if focuses on PSD2, Open Banking, instant payments, fin/bigtech, e-identity, blockchain, crypto and CCPs. As payments are at the frontier of technological innovation in the financial sector, the division is actively involved in the monitoring developments in this field, as well as experimenting with new technologies itself. Furthermore, the division is leading the operational resilience program (ethical hacking) called TIBER-NL.

 

Petra joined the Dutch Central Bank in February 2007. Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank Petra had an international career in the oil and gas industry. Petra is a member of the Basel Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) as well as the ECB’s European Cyber Resilience Board (ECRB) and Market Infrastructures Board (MIB). She also co-chairs the FSB financial market infrastructure Cross Border Crisis Management (fmiCBCM). Furthermore, she is member of the Supervisory Board en Executive Committee of Child and Youth Finance Internationa (CYFI), an organisation that is encouraging sound economic citizenship and enterpreneurship for children and youth worldwide. Petra has a European Masters in Law & Economics and a Masters in Russian Studies.

STEPHEN DONNELLY
CIO
Spectral Energy
STEPHEN DONNELLY
CIO
Spectral Energy

Stephen Donnelly is the CIO with Spectral, a rapidly-growing system integrator and technology development scale-up in the smart energy services domain based in Amsterdam. Stephen has more than 20 years’ experience of technology deployments across multiple roles from software development to process consultancy and project management. He joined Spectral last year from the European Commission’s Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators and has previously held roles in the hi-tech, consultancy and non-profit sectors. Stephen holds a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science from Oxford University.

DARIO IZZO
Advanced Concepts Team
European Space Agency
DARIO IZZO
Advanced Concepts Team
European Space Agency

Dario Izzo graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University Sapienza of Rome in 1999. He later obtained a second master in “Satellite Platforms” at the University of Cranfield in the UK and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Modelling in 2003, at the University Sapienza of Rome where he had the honour to assist Prof. Chiara Valente throughout the classical mechanics and space flight mechanics courses during the academic years 2001-2003.

 

In 2004, Dario moved to ESTEC in the Netherlands as a research fellow in Mission Analysis and, in 2008, became one of two permanent staff members in the team where he now coordinates all the scientific activities of the Advanced Concepts team and manages its interface to the rest of ESA.

 

During the years spent with ACT, Dario led studies in interplanetary trajectory design and artificial intelligence and took part in several other innovative types of research on diverse fields. He started the Global Trajectory Optimization Competitions events, the ESA’s Summer of Code in Space, and the Kelvins competition platform (https://kelvins.esa.int/) and published more than 150 papers in journals, conferences and books.

 

In 2013, Dario received the Humies Gold Medal for the work on grand tours of the galilean moons and, the following year, won the 8th edition of the Global Trajectory Optimization Competition, organized by NASA/JPL, leading a mixed team of ESA/JAXA scientists.

 

His interests range from computer science, open source software development, interplanetary trajectory optimization, biomimetics and artificial intelligence, but in general interested in all aspects of science and technology.

HELENIO GILABERT
Senior Director Business Transformation
Schneider Electric
HELENIO GILABERT
Senior Director Business Transformation
Schneider Electric

Helenio is the Senior Business Transformation Director for the Process Automation business unit and leads the innovation and incubation of new industrial solutions and business models that take advantage of emerging technology trends like IIoT and Industry 4.0 to deliver better profitability, operational efficiencies and increased production to Schneider’s industrial customers.

 

Helenio was previously the Senior Director for SCADA Solutions at Schneider Electric. During his 20 years’ career Helenio has also held positions in R&D, Portfolio Management and International Business Development in companies like Hyprotech, Aspen Technology, WorleyParsons, 3esi-Enersight and Zedi.

PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
PAUL CLARKE
CTO
Ocado
ROMARIC REDON
DataLab Manager
Airbus Defence and Space
ROMARIC REDON
DataLab Manager
Airbus Defence and Space
DataLab Manager

Romaric has over 20 years of experience working on Innovation and AI applications in the aerospace industry. He started in the early days with LISP programming and had a chance to apply various AI technologies (rules based systems, cased based systems, semantic web, multi-agent systems, Machine learning and deep learning). Romaric has been through various roles: programmer, team leader of a data scientist team, roadmap leader for a data science department and today he is managing the AIRBUS Defence and Space DataLab.

BERND RATTEY
CIO
Deutsche Bahn
BERND RATTEY
CIO
Deutsche Bahn
JOHNSON POH
Head Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Adjunct Professor – Big Data and Analytics
United Overseas Bank
JOHNSON POH
Head Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Adjunct Professor – Big Data and Analytics
United Overseas Bank

Jonhson Poh has professional and leadership experience in operations analysis, data science R&D and consulting across government, finance and pharmaceutical sectors with focus on advanced analytics, statistical computing, machine learning, big data, modelling/simulation and data visualisation.

NIMA RIAHI
Senior Data Scientist
SBB
NIMA RIAHI
Senior Data Scientist
SBB

Nima Riahi has spent most of his career automating processes (business and science), exploring and exploiting structure in data, and presenting the results. Both statistical modelling and machine learning have served Nima well, as have his (current) favorite tools Python, R, and Matlab.

ABHIJIT AKERKAR
Artificial Intelligence Strategist and Business Integrator
Lloyds Banking Group
ABHIJIT AKERKAR
Artificial Intelligence Strategist and Business Integrator
Lloyds Banking Group

Abhijit is an Artificial Intelligence Strategist and Business Integrator. He is bringing machine intelligence to life at the Lloyds Banking Group. His focus is on combining machine and human intelligence with data to fundamentally change the way the Bank does business and create new opportunities for customers and colleagues.

Earlier, at McKinsey & Company, Abhijit engaged with leaders from large enterprises to help them take strategic and investment decisions, build new digital business models, and drive above-market growth. Previously, at HCL Technologies, Abhijit built and led tech-enabled businesses in Europe and Asia. An engineer by training, Abhijit has an MBA from London Business School with exchange at MIT Sloan.

ALI NASSERI
Aerospace Consultant
Defence Research and Development Canada
ALI NASSERI
Aerospace Consultant
Defence Research and Development Canada