Speakers 2021


  • Aaron Farrugia

    Aaron Farrugia

    Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Planning Government of Malta Malta 40 under 40 European Young Leaders of 2017 by Friends of Europe; Driving Malta’s 2050 low carbon development strategy and electrification of cars by leveraging AI.
  • Abdalla Kablan

    Abdalla Kablan

    Technology Entrepreneur, Investor & Chairman Wyzer United Arab Emirates
  • Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram

    Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram

    Group CEO Emirates Post Group
  • Abdulmajeed Alsukhan

    Abdulmajeed Alsukhan

    Co-founder and CEO Tamara
  • Abed Benaichouche

    Abed Benaichouche

    CTO AIQ United Arab Emirates Designed and developed the Suricate-Nat, an interactive web platform to collect and analyze data using NLP techniques on natural disasters emitted by citizens using social networks.
  • Abhijit Dasgupta

    Abhijit Dasgupta

    Director of Data Science, Big Data & Visual Analytics SP Jain Global School of Management India Director in a Big-4, CTO-CIO with India's largest retail, CIO with Worlds largest newspaper, Faculty with NIFT, IIT, SPJain.
  • Ajay Bhalla

    Ajay Bhalla

    President - Cyber & Intelligence Solutions Mastercard United Kingdom In charge of 70 billion digital transactions annually, launched the Principles of Digital Identity frameworkto enable seamless digital interactions between government agencies and businesses internationally.
  • Akon .

    Akon .

    Artist & Futurist First solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice, has produced records for Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Whitney Houston. Currently working on Akon City, a $6 billion dollar project.
  • Alejandro Serrano Saunders

    Alejandro Serrano Saunders

    Health & Wellbeing Fellow for Google for Startups, Co Founder & Chief Scientific Officer uMore Winner of Techstars UK National Covid 19 Startup Weekend; uses ML & digital phenotyping raising investment from Facebook’s former Head of Growth
  • Alex Soto Bueno

    Alex Soto Bueno

    Director of Developer Experience Red Hat United States
  • Aly Madhavji

    Aly Madhavji

    Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund & Senior Blockchain Fellow INSEAD Canada Has lived and worked across 4 continents with PwC, PayPal, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and INSEAD.
  • Ana Chubinidze

    Ana Chubinidze

    Social Scientist & Founder AI Governance International Germany Member of the European AI Alliance, by European Commission that influences its AI ethics guidelines
  • Anatoli Unitsky

    Anatoli Unitsky

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Designer Unitsky String Technologies, Inc. Inventor of the USky (Sky Pods) Transport System (Moscow)
  • Andreas Tsindos

    Andreas Tsindos

    CEO MWAN Mobile
  • Andrew Garrihy

    Andrew Garrihy

    Global CMO DiDi Chuxing China Creator of an AI based initiative that facilitates parents to read stories to 32 million deaf children below the age of 6
  • Anna Bertoldini

    Anna Bertoldini

    Global Employer Branding Manager Glovo (Spain) Creator and curator of social media content, with the highest engagement rate in Europe
  • Anna Fellander

    Anna Fellander

    Founder AI Sustainability Centre An expert on leveraging DL for personalizing education in one of the best countries in the world for education
  • Anna Tarabasz

    Anna Tarabasz

    Associate Professor of Marketing & Deputy Director of Internships SP Jain School of Global Management United Arab Emirates Specialized in digital marketing and e-commerce, working previously in banking, automotive and cosmetics industry. Key researcher in digital marketing and social media, e-commerce, Internet of Things and wearable technology
  • Anthony Stehn

    Anthony Stehn

    VP Digital Marketing American Eagle (UAE) Designed, built and lead the sales organization for the largest in venue Social Display Network in the marketplace
  • Antonio Sanfilippo

    Antonio Sanfilippo

    Chief Scientist & Program Director Qatar Foundation Qatar With 8 patents to his name, is driving Qatar’s energy management strategy using AI and other emerging technologies; Winner of the Lab Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
  • Arif Amiri

    Arif Amiri

    CEO Dubai International Financial Centre Authority United Arab Emirates
  • Arnel David

    Arnel David

    U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Developed an innovative partnership with Hollywood to bring the latest VR, CGI, and AI technology to its soldiers with an approved pilot for the Human Domain Matrix VR simulation
  • Asmaa Quorrich

    Asmaa Quorrich

    Senior Vice President - Marketing Jumeirah Group
  • Aviv Zeevi Balasiano

    Aviv Zeevi Balasiano

    VP Technology Transfer Israel Innovation Authority Part of OECD team of One AI Wonk, leading the framework in Israel for Joint National Infrastructure for computing and storage in multiple domains like Food, Agriculture, Autonomous vehicles.
  • Ayesha Al Hosani

    Ayesha Al Hosani

    Team Leader - Business Solutions Abu Dhabi Investment Council (Mubadala Investment Company) United Arab Emirates Using evolutionary algorithms, this Emirati woman is developing and delivering new enterprise solution focused projects that intends to transform Abu Dhabi Investment Council.
  • Ayhem Alzaaim

    Ayhem Alzaaim

    CEMEA Telco Sales Director Red Hat
  • Ben Weisman

    Ben Weisman

    Financial Innovation Lead World Economic Forum Working with the Dubai Future Foundation on a report covering trade finance and digital assets. 
  • Bernard Ghanem

    Bernard Ghanem

    Associate Professor & Lead of AI Initiatives King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Saudi Arabia A winner of the Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for ML and big data for 2020, has three issued patents.
  • Brett King

    Brett King

    Founder and CEO Moven
  • Brian Collins

    Brian Collins

    Professor at School of Visual Arts New York & Chief Creative Officer Collins (USA) Brainchild of logos for Twitch and Spotify, campaign master for Yahoo, Kodak, Dove, Hershey’s, Motorola; AdAge A List design agency of the year from 2018 2021
  • Brittany Kaiser

    Brittany Kaiser

    Co-Founder Own Your Data Foundation, VESA, Crypto Artist United States The whistleblower from Cambridge Analytica revealing its role in influencing the UK Brexit referendum and 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  • Bruce Pon

    Bruce Pon

    Co-Founder & Board Member Ocean Protocol Germany A speaker at World Economic Forum, a pioneer to kickstart a Web3 Data Economy by focussing on getting AI and data together in blockchain startups; An expert that helped build 20 banks globally for Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsibushi & Jaguar LandRover
  • Carolina Pinart

    Carolina Pinart

    Global Product Director for New Generation Technologies Nestle Spain Over 40+ global patents mega and scale architectures like Distributed Commerce, Windows 8 Telemetry, Natural User Interface Platform; Customer Assistance Platform; MSN Search, Open Design Distributed P2P/CS Platform
  • Chris Voss

    Chris Voss

    CEO & Author Black Swan Group Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Bestselling Author of ‘Never Split the Difference’ and the most popular course on Masterclass.com
  • Christopher Abraham

    Christopher Abraham

    CEO & Head Dubai Campus, Sr Vice President Institutional Development, Professor of Leadership, Design Thinking & Organizational Behaviour SP Jain School of Global Management United Arab Emirates A TEDx speaker, is an expert in connecting AI, neuroscience & behavioural science, sought after expert by World Bank, Dubai Executive Council, Emirates Airlines, DHL, SEWA, P&G etc
  • Claire Matuka

    Claire Matuka

    Co-Founder of AI Centre of Excellence (AICE) & Data Scientist Ada Labs Africa An AI youth champion from Africa; a founder at the age of 23, is now working on an ambitious plan to train young engineers in Africa in AI and ML to increase Africa's share that currently stands at 5% to support future societies
  • Colette Heneghan

    Colette Heneghan

    Managing Director Optimum Living (UK) A specialist in mental wellbeing & nutrition for Fortune 500 companies across telecom, sports and investment sectors
  • Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

    Marketing Week Columnist, Author eCommerce Best Practice, Educator and Speaker, Multiple award-winning marketer, Investor, Advisor CMO, OpenJaw Technologies Ireland One of UK’s top 100 CMOs, ran his first eCommerce website, turning over $100m
  • Cristina Pon

    Cristina Pon

    Co-Founder Ocean Protocol Using a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI, helping to build the new data economy
  • Daniela Rus

    Daniela Rus

    Director of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory MIT (USA) United States
  • David Magård

    David Magård

    Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure, Division for Digital Development Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure Sweden Head of blockchain for the Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure | Current Swedish representative in the European Blockchain Partnership
  • Debashis Guha

    Debashis Guha

    Director of Machine Learning SP Jain Global School of Management India Has worked as a Data Science and AI researcher for more than three decades. Has been consultant for major corporations, central banks, governments
  • Denis Ostir

    Denis Ostir

    Senior Director of Global Business Development Vidaa USA, a subsidiary of Hisense
  • Dina Mohammad-Laity

    Dina Mohammad-Laity

    Director of Data Science Talabat United Arab Emirates Using AI and data science to become the region's largest food and grocery delivery app with a network of 24800 restaurants and 44,675 branches delivering in less than 30 minutes.
  • Dominic Wright

    Dominic Wright

    Co-Founder Generation 3D A world record holder of 3D printing, one of the founding members of Dubai Future Foundation, now leveraging AI for additive manufacturing, fabrication and overall equiment effectiveness in the construction and manufacturing industries
  • Dr Norberto Andrade

    Dr Norberto Andrade

    Member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI Facebook United States His AI ethics research has been replicated across in India, the Asia Pacific region and Africa.
  • Dr. Juergen Rahmel

    Dr. Juergen Rahmel

    Chief Digital Officer, AI & ML Advisor HSBC Germany Served as the Head of AI in the Applied Innovation Team of HSBC Hong Kong, worked on ethical frameworks for AI and is a frequent lecturer and speaker about Applications of AI in Finance.
  • Dr. Samyr Mezzour

    Dr. Samyr Mezzour

    Chief Innovation Officer - Intelligence, Blockchain/DLT, Digital Insurance & Payments, and Cybersecurity House of InsurTech Switzerland (HITS), a Generali company Switzerland Leading innovation at world’s third largest insurance company with Human-Centred Design, Artificial
  • Dr. Seth Dobrin

    Dr. Seth Dobrin

    CDO IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software & Vice President IBM Data & AI United States • Established the Data Science Elite team that has grown to almost 100 data scientists around the world • Deployed on more than 130 AI, Data Science and ML projects
  • Elie Habib

    Elie Habib

    Co-Founder and CTO Anghami • Anghami’s AI and ML algorithms currently process 56 million data points each day • Became the first Arab technology company to be listed on NASDAQ in 2021, expected to generate $40 210 million in cash from the SPAC and a separate PIPE investment to help accelerate its growth
  • Emma Cantwell

    Emma Cantwell

    Director of Marketing & Communications Louvre Abu Dhabi Winner of Museum Opening of the Year award by Apollo-Bonhams for Louvre Abu Dhabi and an integral part of opening strategy and pre-opening programming of Abu Dhabi's cultural projects like the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
  • Fatmah Baothman

    Fatmah Baothman

    AI Researcher & Computer Scientist, King Abdulaziz University President of Women Engineers Committee, Saudi Council of Engineers Saudi Arabia First Woman in the Middle East to earn a Ph.D in AI; an expert in phonology-based automatic speech recognition for Arabic; dedicating her life's work to develop more women AI engineers in Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030
  • Ganapathi Pulipaka

    Ganapathi Pulipaka

    AI Influencer, Chief data scientist and a SAP technical lead Accenture United States Ranked #5 Data Science Influencer for 2018 by Onalytica and Joe Fields, has a GlobalData influencer score of 84, with over 90,000 Twitter followers.
  • George Hotz

    George Hotz

    Founder and CEO Comma AI United States Premiered the first out-of-the-box autonomous driving kits running on Android
  • Hamad Al Mutairi

    Hamad Al Mutairi

    Director of the Archives National Archives of the UAE
  • Hani Ragab

    Hani Ragab

    Associate Professor at the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Director of the Institute of Applied Information Security Heriot-Watt University United Arab Emirates Uses DL & ML to detect malware attacks on critical infrastructure, has developed an AI model that uses X Ray scans for COVID detection
  • Heba Qadri Al Masri

    Heba Qadri Al Masri

    MD Qatar Sportstech and Startup Boots camp Qatar Leads Qatar SportsTech, a sports tech AI accelerator, initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startupbootcamp and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Stars League, beIN Media Group, Qatar Financial Centre, Aspire Zone Foundation, MBK Holding and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Henry Chilcott

    Henry Chilcott

    Chief Brand Officer Formula E United Kingdom Previously at McLaren, his most recent creative project was adopted as F1’s # campaign, a symbol of diversity and inclusion.
  • Her Excellency Heba Fatani

    Her Excellency Heba Fatani

    Director General Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office RAKGMO (UAE) Innovative champion of a holistic digital transformation and effective messaging & listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world
  • Irina Heaver

    Irina Heaver

    Crypto and Blockchain Lawyer
  • Jaideep Prabhu

    Jaideep Prabhu

    Professor of Marketing University of Cambridge (UK) Marketing guru who has taught executives from ABN, Amro , Barclays Bank, British Telecom, BP, the UK's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), GE, IBM, ING Group, NHS, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone etc
  • Jalal Zaitouni

    Jalal Zaitouni

    Regional Director Aljoodi Technologies United Arab Emirates Pioneered Brainbox AI, a plug-and-play intelligent AI powered HVAC automation system saving 25-30% of energy month-on-month for major commercial buildings globally
  • Jamie Broadbent

    Jamie Broadbent

    Head of Digital, Innovation & Design RBS International (Royal Bank of Scotland)
  • Jay Samit

    Jay Samit

    Executive Chairman Greenfield Robotics United States Author of the Bestseller ‘Disrupt You’ and ‘Future Proofing You’. In his former roles as EVP at EMI and Sony Connect, he revolutionised media distribution introducing new digital formats from the first digital album sales and streaming video on demand
  • Jean Baptiste Alliot

    Jean Baptiste Alliot

    Innovation Strategy Specialist UEFA Switzerland Using AI to improve data usage and assist evidence-based decision-making in addition to designing its competitions: Champions League and Europa League, as well as EL2 from 2021/2022
  • Jennifer Belissent

    Jennifer Belissent

    Principal Data Strategist Snowflake France
  • Jennifer Prendki

    Jennifer Prendki

    Founder & CEO Alectio United States Developed a software that helps ML teams save 70% on their data preparation and processing costs while getting a significant performance boost
  • Joanne McEachen

    Joanne McEachen

    CEO & Founder The Learner First (New Zealand)
  • Joel Dietz

    Joel Dietz

    Connection Science Fellow MIT Connection Science United States
  • John Gray

    John Gray

    Author New York Times #1 Best-Selling Relationship Book of All Time: MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. Has sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world.
  • John Kamara

    John Kamara

    Director of Machine Learning, Institute of Africa & Co Founder Ada Labs Africa Developing one of the largest AI startup hubs across East and West Africa
  • John Lillywhite

    John Lillywhite

    Google Research Associate Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
  • John Whelan

    John Whelan

    Managing Director, Digital Assets Banco Santander
  • Jose Pedro Alemida

    Jose Pedro Alemida

    Data Intelligence Director Unilabs Portugal Portugal Named in the Top 20 Portuguese World-Changer and World's Top 70 Health AI Brains by MedicineAI, is leveraging AI, DL & ML to operate a 1200 healthcare diagnostic centres in a retail fashion.
  • Josef Holm

    Josef Holm

    Founding Partner Draper Goren Holm
  • Juan Bernabé-Moreno

    Juan Bernabé-Moreno

    Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Analytics & AI E.ON Germany Developing data and algorithms to achieve a 100% carbon free goal for one the largest investor owned electric utility companies in the world
  • Justin Westcott

    Justin Westcott

    COO – UK & Ireland and Head of Technology Europe Edelman United Kingdom Has designed and contributed to digital strategies in campaigns run for Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry, Palm, Qualcomm, Canon, eBay, Microsoft, Xbox, Symantec, Kickstarter, WeWork, Linkedin, PayPal, Ericsson, Gartner, and HP; An active member of the London technology start-up community, mentoring early-stage start-ups.
  • Kareem Ayyad

    Kareem Ayyad

    CEO Cerebian United Arab Emirates NASA Space App Challenge winner, creator of the world’s first dream recorder, and a Brain-Interface that enables users to communicate silently and type/talk to Siri using brain signals
  • Karim Dirani

    Karim Dirani

    Global Marketing Communication Leader DuPont Leads the marketing communication strategies for several businesses under the biggest Safety brands worldwide: Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek® and Tychem®.
  • Katie Traxton

    Katie Traxton

    Non Executive Board Director European Sponorship Association (UK) United Kingdom Led the marketing for the British Council's global 400th anniversary campaign of Shakespeare, with an organic social reach of 2.3 billion in one weekend.
  • Kenneth Robert Rutkowski

    Kenneth Robert Rutkowski

    Founder METAL International Founder and former host of the syndicated radio show Business Rockstars and the founder of METAL International.
  • Kenny Aronoff

    Kenny Aronoff

    Legendary Drummer   Profiled in Esquire as the Most Famous Drummer You've Never Heard Of - How the longtime John Mellencamp drummer and session-man extraordinaire cemented his place in music history.’
  • Kerrie Kasem

    Kerrie Kasem

    Multimedia personality, Founder of KasemCares and former UFC Commentator  Kasem has made guest appearances on The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, and has been a UFC commentator.
  • Khaled Ismail

    Khaled Ismail

    VP Communications - Europe, Central Asia, Middle East & Africa Region Tetra Pak United Arab Emirates Named a 'dude' in '10 Dudes Shaping Middle East’s Marketing Comms Landscape’
  • Khalid Dannish

    Khalid Dannish

    Chief Executive Officer Bahrain FinTech Bay
  • Konrad Dobschuetz

    Konrad Dobschuetz

    Head of Customer Solutions, (Digital) Health Innovation and BIOME Lead UK Novartis United Kingdom Creating proofs of concept and scaling AI deployment across the healthtech space; Leveraging AI for digital and omni-channel marketing and strategy development
  • Koo Ping Shung

    Koo Ping Shung

    President AI Professionals Association Singapore Co-founder of DataScience.Sg, a 10,000 strong AI and data scientists community in Singapore, building general AI to continue developing a smart nation.
  • Kristina Lucrezia Corner

    Kristina Lucrezia Corner

    Acting Editor-in-Chief Cointelegraph
  • Lauren Bissell

    Lauren Bissell

    Founder and CEO Immutable Music United States
  • Lee Glazier

    Lee Glazier

    Head of Service Integrity Rolls-Royce United Kingdom Creator of the Rolls Royce process and framework for Governing AI Ethics and Data Ethics collaborating with HR, Ethics, Data Scientists, Manufacturing and the Trades Unions
  • Lydia Kostopoulos

    Lydia Kostopoulos

    Strategy & Innovation Advisor U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) United States Launched # ArtAboutAI , an initiative to make AI more accessible and to inform civic debate, through a medium that transcends language and culture art.
  • Mai Santamaria

    Mai Santamaria

    Head of Financial Advisory Department of Finance (Ireland) Spain Head of Financial Advisory, Department of Finance
  • Maria de Frietas

    Maria de Frietas

    Co-Founder and CEO uMore A master of growth marketing & winner of TechStars Startup Weekend UK COVID Edition; Uses ML & digital phenotyping raising investment from Facebook’s former Head of Growth
  • Mark Evans

    Mark Evans

    Managing Director – Marketing & Digital Direct Line Group United Kingdom Demonstrated bravery by hiring infamous gangster, Winston Wolfe (of Pulp Fiction fame),  to be the UK insurer’s spokesperson
  • Marta A. Tomovska

    Marta A. Tomovska

    Director for Public Administration Reform and eGovernment Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia Serbia Is now advising governments, organizations and corporations on digital transformation and innovation
  • Martin Alamri

    Martin Alamri

    Head of Sales CEEMEA & Managing Director DACH Talkwalker (Luxembourg) Deployed an AI powered conversational intelligence platform enabling customer-centric companies to drive revenue, increase retention and reduce costs
  • Marwan Hachem
  • Mary Jo de Leeuw

    Mary Jo de Leeuw

    Advisory Board Member Womentech Network and Coding Girls, Cofounder & Vice President of Women in Cyber Security & Founder Internet of Toys Europe’s 20 influential women in tech 2021; #10 by IFSEC as a global cyber security influencer,a pioneer of finding breaches in digitally connected toys; member of the advisory board of CyberTrust EU, Women Leaders @Digital and Coding Girls
  • Matthew Horobin

    Matthew Horobin

    Head of Corporate Affairs Abu Dhabi Airports Company • Transforming the global traveller experience by making Abu Dhabi’s new airport the most immersive, interactive airport in the world • Previously at Dubai Airports, Matt enabled an entertainment-led experience in partnership with some of the biggest global and regional brands including Disney, Timeout & Anghami
  • Matthias Schranner

    Matthias Schranner

    CEO and Founder The Schranner Negotiation Institute Germany Created the Schranner Concept® used by major Fortune 500 companies, a key strategic enabler of AI decision making
  • Mayur Datar

    Mayur Datar

    Chief Data Scientist Flipkart (India) India Joined Flipkart from Google to lead efforts at engineering the data mining engines that will target the next 200 million users
  • Megha Yethadka

    Megha Yethadka

    Director of Program Management Uber India Used ML successfully to marketplace forecasting to safety initiatives, and from ops automation to enhancing customer experience to serve a population of 1.3 billion
  • Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    Regional Director CSM Sport & Entertainment • Launched the "Electric Run", a non-traditional mass campaign which increased engagement by 3 times of young Emiratis compared to the national average; • Spearheading sporting events for key clients like DP World, PIF & NEOM • Key member of the Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi
  • Mike Fairburn

    Mike Fairburn

    Chief Marketing Officer & GM Sony Music Entertainment Middle East United Arab Emirates An entertainment and music executive with over 20 years’ experience, Mike has led the Sony Music Middle East business since 2014, working across a vast market comprising Egypt, Levant, GCC, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the areas of artist development, music marketing & promotions and business development.
  • Mimi Nicklin

    Mimi Nicklin

    International bestselling author & an Empathy Advocate Creative Director (UAE) United Arab Emirates Transformed a loss making startup agency on empathy based marketing techniques with a 98% pitch conversion rate
  • Minesh Tanna

    Minesh Tanna

    Global AI Lead and Solicitor Advocate Simmons & Simmons and Chair of Society for Computers and Law (SCL) AI Group United Kingdom Launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) compliance framework and advisory service
  • Mo Magic

    Mo Magic

    MC, Entertainer • Featured on the front cover of VANISH (World’s largest magic magazine) • The Sunday Times calls him “The James Bond of Magic”, uses magic as an effective way of story-telling that has seen him win multiple awards and work with top clients like Rolls Royce and PWC
  • Molly Bloom

    Molly Bloom

    Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author
  • Monica Botez

    Monica Botez

    CMO Ocean Protocol Using a decentralized protocol to unlock data for monetization that aims to give people back control over their data
  • Naveed Memon

    Naveed Memon

    Program Director- Data & Analytics Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • Nick Spanos

    Nick Spanos

    Founder Bitcoin Center and Blockchain Center 2013 United States
  • Nuno Amral de Frietas

    Nuno Amral de Frietas

    Director of Strategy & Analytics Kitch United Arab Emirates An ex Global Head of Analytics for Careem, is now transforming the F&B industry with the concept kitchens on the cloud, secured $15 million investment in 2021 to expand in UAE and Saudi Arabia
  • Olivia Gambelin

    Olivia Gambelin

    Founder of Ethical Intelligence Associates & Co-Chair AI Experts Network Criteria Committee, IEEE Leads a remote team of over 30 experts in the Tech Ethics field
  • Ott Velsberg

    Ott Velsberg

    Government Chief Data Officer Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications Estonia Managing data for Estonian e-citizenship, for citizen from 165 countries including e-citizenship of Barrack Obama; is now working on an ambitious plan to personalise and create seamless e-governance services leveraging AI, right from the time a baby is born, to health benefits, education admissions, car renewals etc
  • Paul Hopkinson

    Paul Hopkinson

    Associate Head of Edinburgh Business School Heriot Watt University (UAE) Has developed an exceptional used case study that uses deep and machine learning to detect malware attacks on critical infrastructure; Has developed an AI model that uses X-Ray scans for COVID detection
  • Pedro Coelho

    Pedro Coelho

    Chairman Portuguese FinTech and InsurTech Association (AFIP)
  • Peter DeBenedicts

    Peter DeBenedicts

    Chief Marketing Officer Middle East & Africa Microsoft United Arab Emirates An Effie award judge, is leveraging AI to drive the marketing strategy and overall bravery culture at Microsoft
  • Pierre D'Arbost

    Pierre D'Arbost

    GM EMEA American Eagle (UAE) Serving 3000+ multi sector clients daily, leads the innovation hub and eco system of 200+ partner platforms and tech service providers in the digital space
  • Pranav Sharma

    Pranav Sharma

    Managing Partner Woodstock Fund India
  • Raffi Tchakerian

    Raffi Tchakerian

    Assistant Professor Dubai Institue of Design and Innovation United Arab Emirates Collaborated with a large number of leading international designers, including the design studio, Architecture and Vision, and space architects, Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler to bring cross-fertilization of design between humans and technology.
  • Ralph Simon

    Ralph Simon

    CEO Mobilium Co-founded Zomba & Jive Records, Former EVP of Capitol Records & Blue Note & founded the global mobile content, games & entertainment industry. Trailblazer of music, media, entertainmant and mobile sectors The “father of the ring tone”.
  • Rami Al Kadhi

    Rami Al Kadhi

    Commercial Director Anghami United Arab Emirates • Became the first Arab technology company to be listed on NASDAQ, expected to generate $40-210 million in cash from the SPAC and a separate PIPE investment to help accelerate its growth • Leveraged work from home to diversify genres and had the highest audio listeners registered
  • Rashid Hazari

    Rashid Hazari

    Chief Strategist - Department of Economic Development Dubai Government of Dubai United Arab Emirates Developing the Eco system Transformation Plans & Policy Initiatives for the Government of Dubai to become a 4.0 industry leader
  • Renata Morais

    Renata Morais

    Associate Professor - Multimedia Design Dubai Institue of Design and Innovation United Arab Emirates Is part of the Complex Human Data Hub research center, investigating the psychological implications of current innovations in data gathering devices and wearables.
  • Ritchie Mehta

    Ritchie Mehta

    Founder Learn Et Al & School of Marketing United Kingdom A pioneer in digital marketing studies, who has impacted 100,000 learners, a top level consultant for Fortune 500 companies to hire future CMOs
  • Sacha Jafri

    Sacha Jafri

    Contemporary Artist and ‘The Pioneer of Magical Realism’ Sacha Jafri holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest painting and the second-most expensive painting by a living artist with a price tag of $62 million.
  • Saket Kumar

    Saket Kumar

    Chief Data Scientist, Global Premium Services Google United States Super-brains behind Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all
  • Salman Arif

    Salman Arif

    Group Product Manager Borealis AI (Royal Bank of Canada) Canada Deployed supervised, unsupervised, generative and reinforcement learning algorithms in capital markets across equity & commodity algo trading, high-frequency relative-return predictions and sensitivity calculations of complex derivative contracts.
  • Samar Alshorafa

    Samar Alshorafa

    CEO of She is Arab & Advisor to Chairman & Board Member Farm Food for Industries LLC
  • Sanjeev Kataria

    Sanjeev Kataria

    Ex VP of Ebay's AI team, Technical Advisor to the AI Medicine division of Cedars Sinai & Chief Technology Officer InVision Over 40+ global patents mega and scale architectures like Distributed Commerce, Windows 8 Telemetry, Natural User Interface Platform; Customer Assistance Platform; MSN Search, Open Design Distributed P2P/CS Platform
  • Sarah Mohamed

    Sarah Mohamed

    Director of Operations and Strategy Quill Communications United Arab Emirates Communicate’s top 15 women to watch in the GCC
  • Satyam Priyardarshi

    Satyam Priyardarshi

    MD & Chief Data Scientist Officer Halliburton United States One of the top 50 leaders as movers and shakers in Data and Analytics in US Canada Corinium Global Intelligence)
  • Sebastian Blanc

    Sebastian Blanc

    Director of Developer Experience Red Hat United States
  • Shameer Khader

    Shameer Khader

    Senior Director of AI Astra Zeneca (USA) Voted in the top 100 AI leaders by Deep Knowledge Analytics & the top 100 leading pioneers in drug development using AI, as per Forbes. Currently leveraging petabytes of enterprise-scale data to develop and deliver solutions that help in human disease biology, clinical genomics, and precision medicine.
  • Shane Shin

    Shane Shin

    Founding Partner Shorooq Partners United Arab Emirates CTF: A Forbes 30 Under 30 and Kauffman Fellows, early backer of numerous successful startups including Sarwa, MunchOn, SmartCrowd, Nymcard and Clara.
  • Sherif Beshara

    Sherif Beshara

    Group CEO Mohamed and Obaid Al Mulla Group of Cos, American Hospital United Arab Emirates Launched the first AI research centre in the region to leverage it’s electronic health records, EHR, data along with its clinical AI and advanced data analytics tools
  • Siddhartha Thimmavajjalla

    Siddhartha Thimmavajjalla

    Executive Director - AI & Machine Learning Standard Chartered Bank (India) India The AI expert who built supervised and unsupervised ML models by using tools like randomForests, logistic regression, clustering and neural networks
  • Simon See

    Simon See

    Global Head Nvidia AI Technology Centre, Nvidia Singapore Heavily leveraging AI to make Singapore and cities in China smarter across its key projects, an important contributor to the development of Cambridge 1, the world's fastest supercomputer
  • Soo Min Kim

    Soo Min Kim

    Former Miss Korea 2018, Content Creator & Broadcast Host The Hankookilbo Korea, Republic of Miss Korea 2018, Mecenat New Year Concert Host for Vietnam, a vocal critic of beauty standards and body-shaming culture, an inspiration for design of AI algorithms in the luxury and beauty sectors.
  • Stephen McCarthy

    Stephen McCarthy

    CEO Malta Digital Innovation Authority Malta Launched the world's first AI certification programme focussing on AI ethics that put Malta on the 10th rank in the global AI index by Tortoise Media.
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    Tala Hammash

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment New York University, Abu Dhabi (UAE) United Arab Emirates Responsible for digital transformation of the programming portfolio for admissions at NYU; Launched She Loves Data for women data scientists in the MENA region in 2020
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    Tatiana Koffman

    Money and Markets Columnist; CIO Forbes; Koffman Capital United States
  • Thomas Debass

    Thomas Debass

    MD & Chief Partnerships Officer U.S. Department of State United States Promoter of public private partnerships as a tool for advancing foreign policy and development objectives
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    Timothy Draper

    Founder Draper University United States Entrepreneur for the World, Commonwealth Club's "Distinguished Citizen," Independent Institute's "Toqueville Liberty Award," Forbes' "Midas List. Worth's "100 Most Powerful People in Finance." Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni. AlwaysON's #1 Networked Venture Capitalist.; Venture Successes include Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, Coinbase, Theranos.
  • Tomas Kellner

    Tomas Kellner

    Chief Storyteller GE United States One of the top brand editors of the world, GE Reports has been listed in the Financial Times, Inc. magazine and the Brunswick Review as a leading example of content published by businesses; Leads the AI storytelling of GE globally which has been hailed as one of the best and most effective examples of machine nirvana.
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    Tone Vays

    Analyst, Derivates Trader and YouTube Host with 100K Subscribers
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    Trixie LohMirmand

    Executive Vice President Dubai World Trade Centre
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    Uli Reese

    Uli Reese, Author of 101 Great Minds & Global CMO Amp (Germany) The brains driving audio branding for StarTrek & Disney Classics apart from the likes of Nike, BMW, Reebok, Sony, Coca Cola, Mercedes etc
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    Crypto Artist
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    Wafae Bakkali

    Senior AI & Data Scientist Groupe Credit Agricole France A principal contributor to the development of bias free data and AI use cases and activities for the largest retail and agriculture funding banks from France.
  • Wei Li

    Wei Li

    VP and GM of Machine Learning Performance Intel United States His efforts are instrumental in Intel’s multi $Billion AI revenue growth
  • William Thompson

    William Thompson

    President Forbes Inisght United States Driving initatives for Purposeful AI and key advisor Global 2000 corporations and venture-backed start-ups on communicating to C-level executives about digital technologies and transformation
  • Yong Hua Lin

    Yong Hua Lin

    CEO; Chairperson of Women in Engineering V-Origin Tech; IEEE China 2021’s top 10 most influential women in technology; a holder of 50 patents, innovated the "AI for AI" concept for Computer Vision and DL
  • Yuan Alan Qi

    Yuan Alan Qi

    Vice President & Chief AI Scientist & Chief Data Officer; Head of Financial Intelligence DAMO Academy, Ant Group China Built the core AI team at Ant Financial whose intelligent customer service system has saved $15 Million year on year from 2016.

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