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PAST SPEAKERS @ WORLD AI SHOW

He has held important global positions for large financial institutions, dealing with the financing of large international ICT deals.

HANS CHRISTENSEN

Vice President – Dtec

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

United Arab Emirates

A PhD holder in AI from the University of Utrecht – Netherlands, and has a wealth of experience in leading strategic change processes.

DR BERND VAN LINDER

Chief Executive Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Susan is an autodidact civic technologist in AI & blockchain space. She also has an international media experience with her work published in or aired on major media outlets.

SUSAN OH

Chair of AI

BIF, United Nations General Assembly

United States

Has been active in the AI field since 2010; is a speaker at international conferences and a teacher of Data Science programs for corporates.

ANDREA CASATI

Artificial Intelligence Lead

OCBC Bank

Singapore

David is a Data-Driven AI Guru with 14+ years of international experience in top companies, working on data monetisation, analytics, data science, Big Data, AI, ML, business intelligence, product innovation, applied research, strategic consultancy and business-focused applications.

DAVID MILLAN

Global Head of Data Science & AI

Vodafone Group

Spain

Adept in a range of fields from AI and big data to safe and smart cities and enterprise solutions, he is a blue ocean tech strategist and a thought leader.

F.E. (EDWIN) DIENDER

Vice President, Government & Public Utility Sector,

Enterprise Business Group Huawei Technologies

China

Founder of 5F World, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Talent Track, Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation and Ex-Chairman of Zensar Technologies, Ganesh is the author of 4 McGraw Hill Books in the business domain.

DR GANESH NATARAJAN

Founder, 5F World; Chairman SVP India;
Center for AI and advanced analytics.

Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

India

Has written several top articles on the subject of AI, as well as the curriculum for Google Daydream’s ‘VR & 360 Video Production’ Coursera course.

JESSE DAMIANI

Emerging Tech Journalist

CEO of Galatea; Editor-at-Large of VRScout

United States

Axel Angeli has a reputation as SAP guru and protagonist for Ultra-Large Distributed Computing System that includes such trends like the Internet of Things, SOA and cloud computing since the 1990s.

AXEL ANGELI

Digital Transformation Evangelist;

Founder, Logosworld;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

Germany

France is AI’ is the largest european nonprofit organization (powered by France Digitale) gathering the actors of the French AI ecosystem: 300 startups, 100 research labs, large corporates, engineering schools, universities and investors.

DAMIEN GROMIER

Président

France is AI

France

A serial entrepreneur and fintech influencer, Dinis is a heavyweight in the field of international business and digital transformation.

DINIS GUARDA

Author, CEO & Founder,

Lifesci

United Kingdom

Joel aims to invest and incubate 10,000 ideas across emerging countries in order to bring sustainable and smart development to communities, via the use of AI.

JOEL KO

President

Marvelstone Group

Singapore

Nadia Thalmann – Creator of world’s most human-like robot,’Nadine’ is currently the Director of the research laboratory, MIRALab, at the University of Geneva and Director of the Institute for Media Innovation, at NTU in Singapore.

NADIA MAGNENAT THALMANN

Director Institute for Media Innovation,

NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Singapore

A process implementation expert, he has a successful track record of driving enterprise digital strategy in organisations across the globe.

SUMIT PURI

CIO

Max Healthcare

India

He has spent years with Rolls Royce Aerospace in the UK, researching jet engines in collaboration with MIT, Oxford and Cambridge.

DR ARJOON SUDDHOO

Executive Director, Mauritius Research Council;

Chairman, Air Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

Sarvapali, a Mauritian native has won multiple best paper awards for his work at top AI conferences. His papers have been cited more than 2000 times (according to Google Scholar) and his work has featured in various media including BBC News, New Scientist, EPSRC Pioneer, and Wired.

SARVAPALI (GOPAL) RAMCHURN

Prof. of AI,

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

He is a qualified IT Executive Director with a wide technical and business knowledge across domains such as Retail, Private, Wholesale and Investment Banking.

PATRICE HERVE

Head of IT

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd

Republic of Mauritius

He has worked on large scale customer experience projects across a range of vertical sectors in EMEA and contributed to the industry in technical, sales, managerial and consulting roles.

DEON SCHEEPERS

Sr Manager Strategic Business & Solutions Consulting – Africa

Genesys

South Africa

An acclaimed international speaker, he has served as an important board member of client companies and private equity funds in Asia and Africa.

RICHARD ARLOVE

Regional CEO (AMEA)

Ocorian Corporate Services Ltd

Republic of Mauritius

Being the co-author of India’s National AI Strategy, he is currently leading various national projects in AI and blockchain, specifically with a focus of enhancing the healthcare sector.

ARNAB KUMAR

Manager
Frontier technologies; NITI Aayog

Government of India

India

He is a practitioner, adviser and thinker, with a state-of-the-art management ideology and entrepreneurial mind-set.

RAVINDER PAL SINGH

Chief Information and Innovation Officer

Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Ltd

India

A competent management consultant and a celebrated columnist who is proficient in predictive data analytics.

DR GAURAV PRADHAN

Founder

SWADES Foundation

India

He is involved in designing high performance storage solutions for the largest supercomputers in the world.

ATUL VIDWANSA

General Manager, India & S.E. Asia

DDN Storage

India

A highly trusted consultant and a sought-after speaker on a wide range, Dr. Chun is a leading AI pioneer and global visionary with over three decades of AI innovation experience winning accolades like Top 5 Greater China CIO Award.

DR ANDY CHUN

Associate Prof., Dept. of Computer Science & Former CIO,

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

An influencer and marketing guru, Steven found his true calling in education and philanthropy and dedicated 20 years in assisting thousands of individuals across the globe.

STEVEN MELNIK

Founder

Life Amplified™

United States

As a business futurist, Charlie analyses, imagines and explains the future, especially on how technology will impact, disrupt and empower businesses, industries and economies.

CHARLIE ANG

Founder – Everything40.com;

Ambassador & Chapter Leader, SingularityU

Singapore

Shengmei is an inventor with dozens of technology related patents under her wing, as well as few patent-pending ideas.

SHENGMEI SHEN

General Manager & Assistant Director

Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

Singapore

Associate Director at HKSTP & PhD degree holder in Mechanical & Automation Engineering, Crystal drives AI and Robotics related initiatives in Hong Kong through close collaboration with key stakeholders.

DR CRYSTAL FOK

Associate Director

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Hong Kong

Over 15 years, Jean Claude has been a part of the expansion and growth of multiple companies, as well as becoming a serial entrepreneur himself. He currently advises and grows startups globally.

JEAN CLAUDE DONATO

Managing Director

Nikaia Pte Ltd

Singapore

A PhD holder in AI from the University of Utrecht – Netherlands, and has a wealth of experience in leading strategic change processes.

DR BERND VAN LINDER

Chief Executive Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

United Arab Emirates

One of the Middle East’s youngest start-up entrepreneur and investor.

DANISH FARHAN

CEO

Xische Holdings

United Arab Emirates

Dr Sid advises senior leaders and executive teams in the government and the private sector on developing and implementing frameworks to forecast, predict, and make projections about business events that may impact their strategy.

DR SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN;

Advisor, Dubai Police;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

United Arab Emirates

Nikhil Jain’s ObEN devises an accurate virtual representation of an individual for the digital ecosphere. Interesting technology to look out for!

NIKHIL JAIN

CEO & Co-founder

ObEN

United States

A visionary in the field of technology, serves as an advisor to governments and as a board member in many startups.

AMIR HUSAIN

Founder & CEO

SparkCognition

United States

AI and Robotics expert who deals with the implementation of Deep Machine Learning in the field of education.

DR. NIKOLAOS MAVRIDIS

Founder and Director, Interactive Robots & Media Lab

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Greece

An award winning business woman , Founder, Angel Investor, CMO, Licensee of the TEDxLeicester chapter and technology advisor who aims to disrupt mindsets and perceptions within the community.

SIDDHI TRIVEDI

Founder

Beowulf Proof Work

United Kingdom