Santiago Najera is an accomplished professional with a diverse educational background. Holding a PhD in business administration, as well as master’s degrees in statistics, operations research and logistics, finance, and total quality management, he is well-equipped to navigate various fields. With nearly two decades of experience in supply chain and financial management across industries such as finance, consumer goods, food, construction, mining, and petroleum, Santiago has played a pivotal role in decision-making processes. He has also served as a consultant for ministers in Ecuador and Suriname, contributing expertise on mathematical and economic matters. Moreover, Santiago imparts his knowledge and experiences as a teacher and thesis director at multiple universities, shaping the future generation of business professionals.
Dr Yannis Kalfoglou
Yannis Kalfoglou is a seasoned AI expert with over 30 years in the field. He designed, developed, and deployed AI systems since the late 90s, starting with pioneering research in ontologies and semantic web, before switching to industry where he held AI leadership positions at Invesco and Frontiers and was AI strategist for BP and Samsung. Dr Yannis is an avid believer in the transformational power of AI systems when deployed responsibly across society to augment human capabilities and enable efficiencies across a multitude of tasks. Dr Yannis earned a PhD in AI from the University of Edinburgh and a post-doc on the semantic web.
Nikesh Kumar Pahuja
Nikesh Kumar Pahuja currently serves as an App Engineer in a contract position at Chevron Corporation, with a primary focus on product development and data analytics/AI. With an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Analytics from the University of California, Davis, and an MS in Analytics from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Mr. Pahuja brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his work. He is a passionate advocate for data, AI, and the creation of exceptional technological products, driven by a strong commitment to innovation and advancement.
Martin Petkov, a distinguished marketing leader and Metaverse advocate, is renowned for driving high-impact strategies and fostering high-performance teams. As the Head of Marketing at LandVault and Cudo, he demonstrated exemplary leadership, managing marketing execution, developing innovative strategies, and integrating automation. With a deep interest in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs, he’s been a proactive voice for GenrativeAI. Martin’s impressive portfolio includes creating trading courses and spearheading global transformation programs at HSBC. He holds various certifications in AI, writing, and digital marketing, reflecting his commitment to continual learning. He’s a charismatic speaker and thoughtful advisor, lauded for his efficiency and professionalism.
Nilkanth a seasoned technologist with more than 22 years of experience working in the tech space. A proven business strategist and leader who has a long and distinguished track record of serving corporate boards. His current areas of interest focus on the convergence of Generative AI, Big Data and Blockchain/Web3 and helping clients navigate these 3 forces to create competitive differentiator for themselves in the marketplace. You can reach him at @iyernil or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karan has around 10 years of work experience in program management, especially for emerging technologies like Conversational AI & NLP. He is currently working as AGM, program management at Paytm and has worked previously as Program Manager for Conversational AI program at Google India and USA. He has completed his graduation in technology from IIT Ropar, and likes working in the intersection of engineering, products, business and emerging technologies. Customer Experience as a function and Ed-tech, Fin-tech & AI as domains are closer to his heart.
Surabhi is an ML engineer at Adobe with ~5 years of industry experience in the domain of Machine Learning and Big Data. She has filed patents in the domain of efficient generative AI and has been involved in research in the domain of AI in healthcare under Professor Paul Thompson at USC. Additionally, she has been a part of the jury at hackathons and major tech awards and is a member of technical program committees at various ML conferences. Her work has received multiple recognitions and she was invited to be a part of industry expert circles such as Criya.
Bhushan Desam, Ph.D.
Bhushan Desam is the co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Add Value Machine, Inc., an enterprise Generative AI company based out of Austin, Texas. Before his current role, he led machine learning business development at Amazon Web Services in the US and APJ region, helping customers develop and deploy ML at scale including LLMs. Prior to that, he was the global director of AI business at Lenovo Data Center group and brought multiple award-winning AI hardware and software products to market. He also led business development at NVIDIA during the period of its transformation as an AI company. Bhushan has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and a management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. He consistently contributes to the industry as a frequent publisher of thought leadership articles and as a keynote speaker, sharing his insights and expertise.
Gourisha is a Security Analyst at Deep Armor. She specialises in product penetration testing, software hardening and DevSecOps. She provides analysis, implementation, and support for clients to improve their security posture and consultation along with training services to multinational corporations to mitigate risks. As a result of her work, overall vulnerability production has dropped by 65.4%, false-positive noise by 92.1%. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus and has graduated as the President of their Literary club. Gourisha is a member of IEEE, SANS and WiCyS and has been a recipient of WiCyS BlackHat Europe 2022 scholarship.
Love Charmaine Uychoco
Love Charmaine Uychoco is a budding Entrepreneur and an experienced Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of remarkable work in the facilities management services and Foodline Industries. Well-skilled and certified professional in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Strategic Communication, and Team Building. Distinguished administrative professional and decision maker with a bachelor’s degree in Arts Major in Philosophy from Ateneo de Davao University. Manages quality world-class champion speakers, global speaker provider and passionate about creating inspirational and social – awareness events and an advocate of WOMEN Empowerment.Founder and CEO of an event and talent management company based in Dubai and the Philippines. Founder of Prodigy Bureau Global Women Speakers – the organizer of GLOBAL WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT worldwide. President and Cofounder of IAM TITANIUM Holdings Corporation
Director of Data and Digital, Government of Canada
AI & ML have become the frontier for digital transformation. However, many companies are struggling with getting real business value and many ML projects are getting stalled due to risk and compliance concerns around black-box AI and scaling bias. 96% of organizations run into problems with AI and machine learning projects due to lack of trust in data and models across siloed functions according to a Dimensional Research report and 90 percent of all machine learning models never make it into production, according to VentureBeat. This session will discuss the important role of Responsible AI Framework and tools to drive end to end data and model transparency and trust. Topics will include real-life examples and challenges from early adopters on driving Responsible AI implementation to improve AI governance and control and accelerate adoption of Enterprise AI.
Ashley is an engaged and innovative leader who has always had a deep interest in advancing the public good. Recently leaving her long-standing career in the public service where she was last Director of Data and Digital for the Government of Canada, she has now taken on the role of Executive Director of Responsible AI Institute, a non-profit dedicated to creating practical tools to ensure the responsible use of AI.
As a recognized leader in the social tech community she has developed a strong reputation for developing workable governance for data, artificial intelligence, and open source tools. Her work and ability to bring experts together to solve important challenges has led to meaningful change in government and beyond. Her work helps to inform government, industry, and academic research. She is also Chair, Responsible AI Certification Working Group, World Economic Forum.
Upendra is the Chief Security Officer of Snap Finance, a leading Omni channel digital first fintech and POS lender, where he leads cyber security while building new platforms to enable growth opportunities.
He is a regular speaker at esteemed conferences for Stanford University, Global Big Data Conference, NFC forums, European Identity Conference; KNOW Identity Conference, Global Retail Conference in Canada, IOT conference and others. Featured in Genius Journal, he helped pioneer blockchain in Amex and filed patents on blockchain and DLTs.
He is an advisory board director for select security start-ups and helps venture capitalists evaluate companies. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, California and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from VNIT, Nagpur, India. He is credited with 95+ patents issued and pending and has received awards for innovation and leadership.
Sophia Kovalets is an experienced Data Scientist at CHI Software development company. With a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, she has 3 years of practical experience as a Data Scientist on international projects.
One of Sophia’s areas of interest is state-of-the-art machine learning models for time series-related problems.
Sophia has practical experience in NLP and computer vision domains in all product and software development phases: from ideation and analysis, through implementation and testing, to solution deployment.
“Davor is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Kaskada, a machine learning startup. Kaskada transforms data science with the first system for iterative time-based feature engineering, significantly improving quality and availability of machine learning to many more companies. Previously, Davor served as the chair of the Apache Beam Project Management Committee and an engineer in Google Cloud since its early days and the inception of Cloud Dataflow. Davor holds a Master’s degree from the University of Washington.”
Biography Dr. Phil. Sophie Brüggemann is a leading Data Strategist and Engineer in the media technology
sector. Her intuition for data management and consumer analytics enabled her to incorporate
D2C insights into multi-lateral data strategies at multiple companies. She carries this forward in
her current role as Data Strategy & Engineering Lead at the media & education technology
provider Pearson. She previously held positions at Warner Music, Gracenote and Sony Music
and graduated with honours at LMU Munich, upon completion of her doctorate in 2020. Sophie
regularly shares her expertise as keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and co-author of scientific
Dr. Shakti Goel is a hardcore technologist, product specialist and an absolute lover of data and analytics. He has 22 years of experience building some of the most complex applications where decision making was based on trends in data and business heuristics. Shakti has worked for major Fortune 500 companies such as American Stores, Oracle, State Street Corporation, Wellington Management, Bank Paribas, Raytheon and Fidelity Investments. He has worked in several industrial verticals such as Banking, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Travel, Financial Markets, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals and Government Agencies. Currently, he is the Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer at TBO.COM, largest B2B company in India in Travel domain and with clients in 125+ countries. In his present role, he has promised to transform TBO.COM into a data savvy company where everyone speaks one language – data. Recognizing that data is Corporate Currency, Shakti is involved in an ambitious project of building an enterprise-wide data warehouse across all lines of businesses in Travel domain. He is instrumental in setting up the Data Science Centre of Excellence focusing on latest Machine Learning techniques such as Deep Neural Networks and LSTM to make sales forecasts at different levels of product and geographical hierarchies and using encoder and decoder techniques to predict what sells next, when and where. ML techniques are deployed to display search results as if the search algorithm has read the user’s mind. In the past, Shakti has worked as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Faircent (largest p2p lending company in India), Chief Technology Officer for the Financial Inclusion and Banking division of Hindustan Computers Limited Infosystems and as the CTO of Aakash Educational Services, largest company in education sector in India.
Shakti has a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA); specialization in finance from Sloan School of Management; and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In his research, Shakti worked on the supercomputer CRAY C-90 to run optimization models to determine the best atmospheric conditions leading to minimal ozone and smog formation in the Los Angeles basin.
Shakti is a frequent speaker at conferences on technology and data sciences. He says that he thoroughly enjoys reading about String Theory and the Origin of Universe. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene is his favorite. As a foodie, he is developing expertise in cooking western, middle eastern and Indian cuisines.
D. Litt, Honorary (Honoris Causa) in Data Science & AI, from George Washington University, USA a triple MBA and a Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Prashant is also pursuing Ph.D. in Innovation Incubation and Management.
Prashant is an innovator at heart and an entrepreneur by profession. With a passion for innovation, product incubation and digital transformation, he bootstrapped Inteliment in 2004 and Rubiscape in 2020. Prashant’s strengths are in identifying and investing in next-generation technologies and fostering innovation culture.
Prashant has been the driving force in growing Inteliment since from its inception as a globally respected Bigdata Analytics Company operating in Australia, Singapore, and Europe partnering with 100’s of fortune companies.
Recognized as ‘CEO of a Fast-Growing Company’ by Deloitte, Prashant has been part of NITI Aayog’s various initiatives and think-tank. He is a part of Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s Digital Transformation Council and is on NASSCOM’s National Product Council, a Mentor for Atal Mission 2020 Program. A former Chairman of the Indo-American Chambers, he was also invited on the Global Partner Analytics Advisory Council by SAP Labs, USA.
As an investor, advisor, and mentor, he has helped several start-ups and researchers. He has served numerous positions at various Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations and has made significant contributions and high socio-economic impact thru CSR projects.
Someone who seriously believes that faint heart never won fair maiden, Kandarp Bhatt is the Founder CEO of ZealouWeb, a full-service digital agency offering end-to-end digital solutions to businesses worldwide across industry verticals.
A transformational leader, one of his primary objectives is to transform executives and people with entrepreneurial mindsets in his team into high impact leaders and performers. And plant the seed of courage in those who drastically lack it. He drives people to action by getting them to a point where they feel self-inspired. Guiding people, transforming lives, and offering compelling professional opportunities to candidates move him deeply.
Concentrating on implementing more refined ways of empowering people remains his priority. He has dedicated his life to the betterment of the world around him, believing he is also the byproduct of the experiences he received from society.
Anh, Tran Thi Lan
Anh is a passionate Data Scientist and an active public speaker who has a solid international background in data analytics and data management across Asia and Europe. With more than 11+ years of experience in different industries such as finance, ride-hailing, travel technology, manufacturing and wholesale, she is keen on bringing to the audience her unique perspectives, best practices and know-how when it comes to applying disruptive technologies.
Farah JEMILI had the Engineer degree in Computer Science in 2002 and the Ph.D degree in 2010. She is currently Assistant Professor at Higher Institute of Computer Science and Telecom of Hammam Sousse (ISITCOM), University of Sousse, Tunisia. She is a senior Researcher at MARS Laboratory (ISITCOM –Tunisia). Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Big Data Analysis, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems. She served as reviewer for many international conferences and journals. She has many publications; 6 book chapters, 6 journal publications and more than 20 conference papers.
Virginia Mijes is a 25+ year veteran in the technology sector with extensive international experience. A leader in the Blockchain and Crypto industry, she is a firm believer in technology as an economic and social game changer with global impact. Has extensive networking worldwide in the industry and works on application design as well as Fintech platforms with teams in EMEA, APAC, UAE. Technology evangelist, trainer, and international speaker, she pays special attention to empowering education, research and entrepreneurship giving visibility to projects in the industry. She also collaborates with different initiatives in other emerging technologies. Belongs to different groups of women in technology globally. Executive MBA by Eada Business School- LeaderTech- International Speaker – Senior Consultant-Trainer-Entrepreneur- Research & Writer Tech. Executive Member at Associations TIC – Organizational Behavor Virginia is recognized and awarded among other prizes such as TOP 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2023, Global Leadership Women in Network 2021, Women Who Break the Bias List 202 Issued by 130 Women Who Break the Bias List 2022 · Apr 2022, TOP 10 Thought Leader- Digital Disruption, Advocate at European Technology Chamber.
Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. degree with first-class honors and PhD degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1969 and 1972 respectively.
From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry. In 1979, he joined the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus, holding the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics. China. He has held long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, the U.S., Singapore, and China. His current research interests are in the fields of intelligent control and industrial AI applications. He has authored four books, edited five and authored or co-authored more than 450 papers that have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Kaynak has served as the Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics and IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics as well as Co-Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. Additionally, he is on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of several scholarly journals. In 2016, he received the Chinese Governments Friendship Award and Humboldt Research Prize. Most recently, in 2020, he received the International Research Prize of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. He is a member of this Academy.
Dr. Kaynak is active in international organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003. He was elevated to IEEE fellow status in 2003.
Patrick Henz is the Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance at a leading engineering and plant construction company. He drives an effective GRC system combining integrity, respect, passion, and sustainability. Responsibilities include Business Resilience and Community Engagement. He promotes holistic sustainability strategy, speaks at workshops and conferences. President of Honor at Marcus Evans’ Latin-American Corporate Compliance Conference in 2011 and 2012. Panelist at The Economist Mexico Summit 2015. Co-founder of Ethics & Compliance Forum Mexico, editor, and co-author of Ethics & Compliance Manual. Co-chair at “MedicReS AI 2023 International Congress on Good Artificial Intelligence Practice & Innovation in Health Sciences.” Author of “Business Philosophy according to Enzo Ferrari” and “Tomorrow’s Business Ethics: Dick vs. Deming.”
Dr. Saleh A.S. AlAbdulhadi
Dr. Saleh AlAbdulahdi has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from UK, University of Aberdeen and postdoctoral studies from Aberdeen Children Hospital, Scotland, UK. He is Assistant Professor & Consultant, Medical Molecular Genetic, Founder and Chairman of Medical Molecular Genetic Unit, Applied Medical Science College, and Founder and chairman of Dr. Saleh office for Medical Genetics and Genetic Consultation (house of expertise). He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak was born in Koszalin, Poland, on December 30, 1965. He graduated in mathematics (numerical methods and programming) from the University of Gdansk, Poland in 1990. He received the Ph.D. degree in 2007 in computer science from the Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. From 1991 to 1994 he was a civilian programmer in the High Military School in Koszalin. He was a teacher of mathematics and computer science in the Private Economic School in Koszalin from 1995 to 1999.
Since March 1998 he has worked in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland and since October 2007 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Computer Science and Management in this department. His research interests connect mathematics with computer science and include computer vision, artificial intelligence, shape representation, curve interpolation, contour reconstruction and geometric modeling, numerical me
RECONSTRUCTION of MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA on INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Artificial Intelligence is applied for prediction and calculations of unknown values of data or coordinates. Decision makers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in AI, computer science, numerical analysis or operations research and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in these fields. Proposed method, called Two-Points Smooth Interpolation (TPSI), is the method of 2D curve interpolation and extrapolation using the set of key points (knots or nodes). Nodes can be treated as characteristic points of data for modeling and analyzing. The model of data can be built by choice of probability distribution function and nodes combination. TPSI modeling via nodes combination and parameter γ as probability distribution function enables value anticipation in AI, risk analysis and decision making. Two-dimensional curve is extrapolated and interpolated via nodes combination and different functions as continuous probability distribution functions: polynomial, sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, logarithm, exponent, arc sin, arc cos, arc tan, arc cot or power function.
Marina Sol is the CEO and Founder of Diagnio, rapid at-home hormonal and fertility diagnostics for women. Marina comes from a family of OBGYN doctor and has learned and seen much about the industry from a very young age. She was one of the first IVF babies in her country and now, being a grown woman, went through IVF treatment herself. She chose the way of technology to battle infertility and now has more than 20 years of experience in the MedTech industry and has sold her previous MedTech startup to a pharma corporation.
Artificial intelligence is one of several hot technologies that have the potential to transform the face of history and our everyday lives. AI has become one of the most popular and fast-growing technologies in the world, but the explanation of AI is still complex and not easily understood. The public doesn’t understand AI, but they know the bias’, discrimination, and untrustworthiness around AI technology. It is our job to educate the public about where technology is moving and regulate the power of AI and be careful not to remove the human aspect from technology.I have studied AI ethics and public trust and look forward to sharing my knowledge and ideas around the topic. Our world is in the “Tech Era”, as technologists we must understand where we are headed and why in order to create technology that is morally sound and technologically advanced.
Jackie Carter a professor of statistical literacy at The University of Manchester. In 2020 she achieved a Women in Data industry award and a National Teaching Fellowship. Jackie works to connect education and skills to workplace needs. Her 2021 book “Work placements, internships and applied social research” covers the theory and practice of learning by doing. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a member of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Strategic Advisory Council and a member of ESRC’s CLOSER Expert Group.
Léna Sasal is a phd Candidate from Sorbonne University. She is working in forecasting using Deep Learning techniques while applying it on oil and gas application with totalenergies in Abu Dhabi.
Francisco is the founder of Direcly, a Google Cloud, Google Marketing Platform, and Adobe Analytics partner company. He has a background in marketing and is a certified data engineer, having previously worked at top ad agencies before transitioning to the tech industry. Francisco has received recognition from Google as a Champion Innovator in Data Analytics, and is actively involved in the community. He advises entrepreneurs through Google for Startups, leads the Google Developer Groups Cloud Miami, and conducts analytics and marketing seminars at universities.
Dr Shiksha Gallow is global multi award winner in the healthcare field. In 2022 she was named “Africas leading medical personality of the year”. She is a Holistic Integrative Medical Practioner, Medical Scientists in Clinical Pathology, Neuroscientsist and Medical Researcher. She started her own research company Cannabis Research Council as well as her medical company Holistic here Integrative Healing Institute a few years ago and has had many successes in treating patients with various ailments such as Cancer and Auto immune disease. She serves on the board of the Society of CAnnabsi Clinicans in the US, and on the EXCO of BRICS healthcare chapter. She has vast academic qualifications including 3 masters’ degrees: Masters in Medicine in Public Health and Medical Science, MBA and 2 PHDs. Dr Gallow is completing her third PHD, in Medical Science and is investigating cannabis as a treatment for prostate cancer. Dr Gallow is heading up Global Clinical trials for cannabinoids and a range of Ethno medicines to treat various ailments. Dr Gallow has published 3 academic books in Medicine and business as well as many reputable journals. Her fourth book is an anthology of stories called “African women who inspires” This is a global book which empowers and inspires women, as she narrates her story of successes and failures. She is now completing her 5th book called: “The Cure: A holistic approach to healing” which offers patients guidance on how to manage and treat their various medical conditions, using medical cannabis, natural medicines as well as Neuroscience techniques.
Parul Chaudhary is a Mission-driven engineering professional with 23+ years of experience managing and growing technology organizations while working with cross-functional teams, and quickly scale up the development and delivery capabilities based on business needs. She has a proven record in establishing competitive engineering strategies and translating those into a detailed delivery plan to build the next-generation platform. Parul is Principal Leader at Microsoft Security where she works closely with Azure security teams to help identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.