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Bart de Witte
Bart de Witte is a leading and renowned expert on digital transformation in healthcare in Europe, and also one of the most progressive thought leaders in his field. He focuses on developing alternative strategies to create a more desirable future for all of us in a postmodern world. He is the initiator of the Berlin-based non-profit organization HIPPO AI Foundation. This organization aims to make artificial intelligence in medicine a community asset, creating a foundation for a sustainable and equitable society. Bart's goal is to use technology for the common good by preventing future information asymmetries between private organizations and individuals, thereby reducing future health care disparities. Bart is a Fellow at the Institute for Exponential Technologies and Desirable Futures, future.io.
Pawel Piotr Maksymiak
Pawel Piotr Maksymiak, currently based in London, UK, is an IT Engineering consultant with a diverse background working in the government, private security/military, and finance fields. Over the years he has done work for Pfizer, G4S, Enstar, Deutsche Bank, Intel, National Grid and various EU institutions, including the European Chemicals Agency and European Union Monitoring Mission in Tbilisi, Georgia. His main interest is systems engineering focusing on Big Data, chemical informatics and cyber defense, with an additional focus on AI and automation in cyber security. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Western Pomeranian University of Technology and a master’s degree from the University of Stettin, both in Poland. His favorite quote is “Don't flail against the world, use it" by Chinese philosopher and military strategist Sun Tzu.
Jan Sevcik is the co-founder and CEO of Medical Search Technologies which develops Artificial Intelligence software for the healthcare industry. He has extensive knowledge of the content of EHR data, especially unstructured text, and over 20 years of experience developing algorithms which he utilizes for leading the development of both clinical and administrative applications. He is an avid reader of white papers and research on a variety of topics including graph data theory, biology, and medicine.
Mona Mourshed is CEO of Generation.
Bill Genovese specializes in the further definition and development of digital platforms, architecture and technology strategy which includes the formulation of new solutions in emerging technologies centered on AI, Big Data, drones, blockchain and quantum computing in the financial services, real estate, telecoms and healthcare sectors. Bill has spent most of his 25-year career working across the globe in senior management roles for big multinationals including IBM, KPMG and Wells Fargo Bank. He has also served as CIO and CTO for three startups and most recently as vice president of Corporate Strategy – Global Banking and Financial Markets for Huawei Technologies.
Pavlina R. Tcherneva
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College, is a research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and author of The Case for a Job Guarantee.
Dr. Patrick Glauner has been a Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Deggendorf Institute of Technology in Bavaria, Germany since the age of 30. In parallel, he runs his own AI consulting firm, skyrocket.ai. He previously worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and headed the corporate AI competence centre at Krones Group. He studied at Imperial College London and has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg. His works on AI have been featured in New Scientist, McKinsey, Imperial College London, Udacity, the Luxembourg National Research Fund, and others. As an expert witness, he advised the German federal parliament and the French National Assembly on AI.
Angel Gurría, a former secretary of foreign affairs (1994-97) and secretary of finance (1998-2000) of Mexico, is a former secretary-general of the OECD.
Richard Gokrun, a former meteorologist, is Executive Director of Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN).
Dr. Kaizhi Tang has more than 20 years of experience in data mining and artificial intelligence. He has led many interdisciplinary large-scale projects, and has built up extensive experience in AI projects and products. In his early years, Dr. Tang developed AI Big Data projects for large enterprises in the United States, involving a number of industries such as social media, e-commerce, automobile manufacturing, pharmaceutics and medicine, agriculture, mental health, logistics and finance. He even led the development of an AI system for auxiliary diagnosis and treatment of post-war depression. In 2014, Dr. Tang was recruited by Alibaba as a senior data mining expert. He architected the CBNData, Alibaba's business reporting service using its ecommerce data, and helped grow CBNData into an important revenue generator. In October 2017, he founded Soulbuddy AI, which is committed to using AI technology to realize the digitalization of mental health services.