Carlos Creus Moreira
Founder, Chairman and CEO at WiseKey
Carlos Moreira began his career as a UN expert on IT, eSecurity and Trust Models, working for ILO, UN, UNCTAD, ITC/WTO, World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP from 1983 to 1998. A recognized early stage pioneer in the field of digital identity, he was also Adjunct Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from 1995 to 1999 as well as Head of the Trade Efficiency Lab at the Graduate School of Engineering at RMIT.
In 1999, he founded the Geneva-based online data security firm WISeKey, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Mr Moreira’s unique profile, which combines extensive high level international diplomacy experience and emerging technologies expertise, has positioned him as a distinctive authority, thought leader, and entrepreneurial force in today’s digital world where the acquisition and trusted protection of a digital identity has become an essential step for citizens and entities across the globe. He is a Member of the UN Global Compact, Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council, Founding Member World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies.
CEO of The Tapscott Group
Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything which has been translated into over 25 languages.
Don has been advancing ground-breaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift helped coin the seminal management concept, and in 1995 his book The Digital Economy changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital. His most recent book is the 20th Anniversary Edition of The Digital Economy.
Don’s next and perhaps most ambitious book is co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World was published by Penguin Random House in 2016, and is now a bestseller, and is being translated into 12 languages.
In 2015, Don became a member of the Order of Canada, and was ranked the 4th most important living business thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario.
It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.
Former Assistant Secretary General World Tourism Organization, Co-Founder at The SUNx Program
Climate Change is Existential www.thesunprogram.com
Director ITS & CIO at IATA
Pascal Buchner is the CIO of the International Air Transport Association since 2010.Mr Buchner has almost 26 years of experience heading IT organizations in industriesthat have been transformed by technologies such as the printing industry, themusic and entertainment industry and the distribution industry.
He has been driving the transformation of the IATA IT department into a well-recognized fast moving group supporting the association in its digitaltransformation. Since 2012 he is leading the IATA innovation network helpingairlines to grasp the benefits of the digital world. After achieving the ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification in 2014, he has kept developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting the money of the airlines. He is nowfacilitating industry working groups to develop an aviationcybersecurity strategyand roadmaptoshape the nature of ‘how’ theindustry responds to thecybersecurity challenge to remain safe,secure, sustainable and resilient tocybersecurity risks, while at thesame time enabling state of the artdigitalization andconnectivity of theindustry to step change profitability,efficiency and thecustomerexperience in compliance with dataprivacy regulations.
Pascal Buchner started his career as a developer of military systems and worked fordifferent IT consulting firms in the defense, manufacturing, entertainment anddistribution sectors.
MIT Alum, Engineer, OpenBanking PSD2 Cyber BlockChain IoT Cloud AI, IPO, Solutionist, TEDx, Keynote, Entrepreneur
Cristina is the founder and CEO of InsideChains, which works with organizations to digitally transform business models through advanced technology, data and blockchain ecosystems with economic layers that offer members greater visibility, richer data, cybersecurity, new business models and dynamic new products. As an engineer, computer scientist, entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab Alumna, she has lead digital transformation in fintech, insurtech, media and healthtech while successfully working with incumbents and startups throughout her career.
iHuddl is a revolutionary FinTech platform she recently cofounded with alumni from Blackrock, that democratizes access to accredited level investment opportunities, by utilizing open-banking connectivity.
She is a cofounder and investor in Additum, an award winning European ‘Value Based Healthcare’ ecosystem utilizing IoT, AI and blockchain enabled reward tokens to improve patient outcomes.
Other projects and companies she is advising involve serverless cloud, cyber risk assessments, AI, IoT and telematics mobility data to power new products, services, which include open banking FinTech and InsurTech offerings. iXledger, a company she co-founded, was an early blockchain enabled marketplace for insurance which initially offered blockchain insurance.
In the early days of the Internet, Cristina Dolan, co-founded OneMain.com, which grew to be the tenth largest ISP after a successful IPO. At OneMain, Cristina served as the provider’s Geographic Communities Division President and Chief Strategic Alliances Officer. In only five months, she conceived and built the OneMain cornerstone, Geographic Communities, into a profitable business. At its launch, the company’s IPO became the largest Internet public offering at its time, surpassing Amazon’s and eBay’s respective IPOs.
As a key executive of global FinTech software company with a SaaS solution for institutional multi-asset financial trading, she gained an deep understanding of the value of a market ecosystem, new sources of data and the growing regulatory requirements for transparency, security and best execution. The FIX Trading Community invited her to join the Digital Currency/Blockchain Working Group to help identify, analyze and define use cases and integration points for digital currency and distributed ledger technologies across the spectrum of capital markets requirements, and recommend best practices for FIX implementation and usage of this emerging technology in financial markets. Her passion for blockchain and its ability to transform global transactions extends beyond just financial applications, the ability to capture data journeys across multiple systems through blockchain is powering new opportunities within her companies and projects.
She is a recognized trailblazing authority and Internet pioneer, and is often invited to speak about the evolution of networked technologies and her success building products and companies. The MIT Center for International Studies, World Future Society, Barclays, Turkey Future Day, CEMC Council Innovation Summit and Battle of the Quants 2017 engaged her to speak on BitCoin, Blockchain and the Global Economy. She is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and recently wrote about Cybersecurity as a Global Threat to Democracy. In the fall of 2016, she was a judge at an IBM Blockchain Hackathon.
Over the past two decades she has been organizing events around the hottest trends in technology with industry luminaries. As Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York, she has hosted several events with blockchain industry leaders discussing Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Digital Trust in a Blockchain World and Trust::Data as it relates to FinTech and HealthTech.
Career highlights include serving as the President and CEO of the venture-backed MIT spin-out, Wordstream, focused on multilingual messaging. Cristina has also held executive roles at IBM and Oracle where she led sales, business development, and product marketing, winning numerous leadership and sales awards. She was a senior executive in lead technology roles on the founding teams that launched the first Hearst Magazines site (HomeArts) and several ABC/Disney Internet properties including the one of the first Internet streaming audio and video sites in partnership with RealAudio. Cristina has been an investor and advisor to several start-ups and MIT spin-outs, including dmetrics which offers a sophisticated AI platform and decision engine for consumer analytics, sentiment and microtargeting, utilizing unstructured user generated content and was a Rudyard Partners Fund General Partner focusing on mobile investments.
In October 2013, Cristina launched Dream it. Code it. Win It., a non-profit organization to promote creative problem solving within computer science education and rewarded the winning student teams with over $250,000 in cash and prizes over three years. Traders Magazine honored Cristina for her efforts in 2014 with a Charitable Works Award for the program. In 2015, Dream it. Code it. Win it. won four Stevie Awards, a Gold for Organization of the Year and three Silver awards for Startup of the Year, Female Innovator of the Year and Female Executive of the Year. She was recently been honored with a 2017 Harold E. Lobdell Distinguished Service Award from MIT for her work in promoting computer science education. As an advocate for computer science education, her TED talk ‘Just Solve It’, addresses the value of being an engineer and solutionist to create opportunities.
Cristina earned a Master of Media Arts and Science from the MIT Media Lab, where she focused on interactive information and storytelling. She also holds a Masters of Computer Science Engineering and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Communications Technologies, and Business. Cristina is bilingual with fluency in English (native-speaker) and Spanish.
As a member of the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation in 1992, Cristina placed first in the US National Championships and Empire State Games in Skeleton. In 1990, she competed in the World Cup Championship in Konigsee, Germany, earning second place among the female competitors.
Fluent in Castilian Spanish in addition to her native language, English.
Group Chief Information & Digital Innovation Officer at TAG Aviation SA
Recognized leadership with more than 15 years of experience in project management, successful drive of medium and large IT departments infrastructure/operations.
Implementing strategies and developing IT organization within luxury, aeronautics, industrial manufactures, travels, hospitality management, Supply chain, chemical, health care industries and higher education companies at local and international level. Settling business models supporting growth and cost control strategies through process streamlining, systems portfolio centralization, global sourcing/outsourcing, and new IT architectures taking advantage of traditional corporate and consumer led technologies. Build IT solutions for business digital transformation, redesign on a local and international level including global service delivery models, medium and large-scale program management and achievements in driving complex ERP, CRM transformation programs.
Formally CIO at EHL, EMEA Director IS EMEA at Firmenich, EMEA IT & ERP Director at Unilibabs and Manager of Manage Services at Hewlett-Packard.
Digital Transformation Officer at the State of Geneva
Senior Information and Communication Technology executive with extensive international experience in both the Public and Private Sectors. Strong interest in Digital Innovation, Living Lab, Data Protection, Smart City, IoT, eGovernment, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing. Gianfranco is currently the Digital Transformation Officer for State of Geneva’s Department of Economy. Formally CIO of the State of Geneva and founder of the Genève Lab, the open innovation unit for the digital transformation of the public administration, CIO of the City of Lausanne, European commission expert for Smart City projects and an effective member European Network of Living RNoLL, President and founder of e-ASG in the US. He holds Master degree in electrical engineering from the EPFL and an executive master in e-Governance from the same institution.
Professor of Finance, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, President of the Board of Trustees, IMD Pension Foundation Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute
Professor of Finance, IMD
Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center
Member of the Board, Wealth Management Institute (Singapore)
Member of the Board, Debiopharm Investment
Member of the Board, International School of Lausanne
President of the Board of Trustees, IMD Pension Foundation
Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute
Research Fellow, Yale International Center for Finance
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center.
At IMD he directed the Advanced Strategic Management from 2009-2014. He has directed programs for senior executives in several industries and continents. Prior to joining IMD, Professor Bris was the Robert B & Candice J. Haas Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the Yale School of Management (USA). A Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a member of the Yale International Institute for Corporate Governance, he has worked extensively on issues of Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and International Valuation.
His research and consulting activities focus on the international aspects of financial regulation, and in particular on the effects of bankruptcy, short sales, insider trading, and merger laws. Arturo Bris has also researched and lectured on the effects of the Euro on the corporate sector, as well as on the valuation impact of corporate governance changes.
Arturo is passionate about global competitiveness, financial development and macroeconomics. His latest research identifies the relationship between income inequality, social mobility and competitiveness. He is also developing a competitiveness-based investment portfolio that track the best and worst economies.
His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Legal Studies, and the Journal of Business, among others.
Professor Bris taught Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Yale from 1998 to 2005, where he received the Best Teacher Award twice. His consulting experience includes companies in Asia, the US, and Europe.
He is the President of the Board of Trustees of IMD Pension Foundation, and a member of the Supervisory Board of the International School of Lausanne. He is a frequent speaker in international conferences, and appears regularly on international media outlets.
Professor Arturo Bris ranks among the top one hundred most-read finance academics in the world. He graduated in Law and Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and received an MSc from CEMFI (Foundation of the Bank of Spain). He holds a PhD in Management from INSEAD. He enjoys reading, road- and mountain-biking, and playing bass guitar.
Director, Strategic Marketing, IoT at ON Semiconductor
Bruno Damien spent the first 6 years of his 30 year long career in the electronics industry with telecom giants and pioneers in GSM and ADSL communication. After having spent various technical and commercial direction functions in the past 20 years at AMD, Mietec, AMIS, and ON Semiconductor, he has been pioneering energy harvesting enabled connectivity. At Electronica 2014, he helped introduce a light sensor connected with an ultra-low power 802.15.4 System on Chip (SoC), powered by a credit-card size solar cell. With the rise of the Internet of Things, Bruno now serves as Marketing Director of IoT for the EMEA region at ON Semiconductor. He has helped launch the award-winning IoT Development Kit (IDK) and has played a pivotal role in the promotion of ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of energy-efficient supply, connectivity, sensing, and actuation solutions designed specifically for IoT networks.
CSO & Product Manager eSecurity at WISeKey
Pedro Fuentes, Spanish, he obtained a high degree in Computer Science by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and he’s a senior specialist in information security, and PKI in particular, with more than 20 years of active work in these areas as a certified professional (CISM, ISO27000, MSCP and others). Pedro joined WISeKey in 2009 to reinforce the eSecurity Business Unit. Previously he worked in Siemens as responsible of the cybersecurity product line for southern Europe, managing key projects for national identity and leveraging eGovernance services by the integration of eSecurity techniques in business processes. In WISeKey he’s responsible of the PKI platforms and product strategy, leading projects and customer support worldwide.
Vice President Corporate Alliances and Partnerships at WISeKey
Mr. Moreno has more than 18 years experience in Sales Engineering, Sales Management and Business Development. He has worked extensively on strategic projects for both national and multinational companies in the financial and industrial sectors throughout his career. He has held executive roles in the areas of people management, sales coaching, market analysis, establishment and implementation of account plans. In his role in WISeKey, he oversees commercial relationships with strategic customers and helms market analysis and go-to-market strategies He has also contributes to the the design of solutions and architectures in projects related to infrastructure, data, applications, security, and dentity management, and the overall evolution of WISekey’s product suite. He oversees complex selling related to new technologies.
Max De Groot
Senior Field Application Engineer at WISeKey
Max De Groot is a Senior Field Application Manager at WISeKey. Max is a seasoned and experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. As such, his experience has allowed him to develop his strong marketing and sales support skills in Embedded Software, Mobile Communications, Mobile Applications, Semiconductor Industry, and SIM.
Innovation KOL, Digitalization Humanist, Futurist, Executive Advisor, Mentor, Coach, TEDx & Inspirational Speaker
In today’s fast paced digital transformation which is impacting all countries and industries at various stages, it is primordial to always put people at the center of our design in order to ensure that technologies are serving the humans and not the other way around.
I am an “Open Source Mind” Futurist, International speaker, executive advisor, mentor/coach and excellent change manager with strong focus on people development, new business processes, new technologies and business strategy.
Former global program and people manager with more than 30 years experience in global multinationals mainly in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical space specialised in business processes combined with strong IT and new technologies background. Strong on globalization, standardization and harmonization.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt equivalent trained added to cross cultural experiences from many countries (e.g. US, Brazil, Mexico, China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, South-Korea, Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland etc…) and various business areas (e.g. Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, IT, Finance, eBusiness)
Specialties: Futurist, Public Speaking, Executive Advisory, Mentoring and Coaching, Business Transformation, New Business Models, Digital Health, IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Big Data, Blockchain, Change Management, People Management, Business Processes, B2B, eBusiness, Project Management, Production Planning, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Industrial Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals, Healthcare, IT etc…
Founder and CEO at QMedic
Founded QMedic, named the #1 medical alert system for disabled seniors by The SeniorList. Clients include Fortune 500: Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Centene and United Healthcare.
Passionate advocate of the NoUI movement in design thinking and healthcare. Machines should serve humanity, not vice versa. Consumers first, payers second.
“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” ~Herbert Simon, 1971
Executive Managing Director - M&A & Technology Practice Leader at Generational Equity, LLC
David Fergusson is the Executive Managing Director – M&A & Technology Practice Leader for Generational Equity, the largest volume middle-market M&A investment banking advisory firm in North America.
Prior to joining Generational Equity in 2018, he was most recently the CEO and President of The M&A Advisor, where he led global think tank services: market intelligence publishing, media, event and consulting, for the firm’s constituency of over 350,000 finance industry professionals, from their offices in New York and London.
Mr. Fergusson engages regularly with leading stalwarts in the finance and technology industries, media, and government. He is a respected speaker on the subjects of financial services and corporate transformation and social innovation at prominent educational institutions including Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, MIT and Cornell; a participant in leadership assemblies including the Vatican, World Economic Forum at Davos, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and a frequent contributor to major media organizations including CBS, BBC, NPR, ABC, CNBC – US/Europe/Arabia, Bloomberg, and Thomson Reuters. He is also the editor of 5 annual editions of the mergers and acquisitions handbook – “The Best Practices of The Best Dealmakers” series with a readership of more than 500,000 in over 60 countries,
As a Non-Executive Director of Swiss cybersecurity pioneer Wisekey International (Nasdaq:WKEY), he has played an instrumental role in the company’s M&A and public markets activities.
Mr. Fergusson is also the co-author of the bestselling book and forthcoming CNBC TV series – “The transHuman Code” that focuses on how to maintain the most harmonious relationship between technology and humanity for the advancement of social equality.
Recipient of the 2015 Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award for his work in global youth leadership development, Mr. Fergusson is a Director and former President of Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY), the world’s largest social leadership foundation for high school students and is the Co-Founder of the 2021 Africa Future Leaders Forum.
Mr. Fergusson is a graduate of Kings Edgehill School and The University of Guelph.
Vice President, Illicit Trade Prevention at Philip Morris International
After three years’ experience in the engineering industry at Sir William Halcrow & Partners in London, Alvise joined Philip Morris in 1993 as Finance Supervisor in Munich, Germany.
In 1996, he was appointed Manager Business Development, based in Lausanne and in 2000 he became Director Business Development and Corporate Affairs.
In 2001, he took the role of Director Business Development and Planning and moved to Rome, leading a task force to set up a new affiliate in Italy.
In August 2003, Alvise moved to Sales and in June 2004 became Sales Director Portugal and in 2006 he was appointed Managing Director Tabaqueira (Philip Morris Portuguese affiliate).
In February 2008 Alvise held the position of Managing Director Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, based in Prague.
In June 2011 Alvise became Area Vice President in Philip Morris Asia and was based in Hong Kong for 4 years.
Since 2015, Alvise is the Head of Anti-Illicit Trade at Philip Morris International.
Alvise holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Padua, Italy. He is married and has 3 sons.
VP of Business Development, Brand Protection & Customer Engagement at WISeKey
Benjamin is currently VP of Business Development at WISeKey’s Brand Protection and Consumer Engagement division. Benjamin has held executive level positions for OpSec Security, Inc., Westell Technologies, Kentrox Inc., Digicel USA, Telcordia Technologies and Bellcore. Benjamin’s research and technology contributions include many published works, speaking engagements at industry conferences, as well as patents for industry related technologies. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College and a Master of Science, Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Swiss lawyer , Notary, and Data Protection Commissioner of the Swiss Canton of Valais.
Maria Pia Aqueveque Jabbaz
Token Economy (Blockchain & DeepTech)& Fintech Corporate Advisor|Strategy, Business Model & Regulation |Token Economy (Blockchain) Speaker | Board Director| Influencer
DeepTech strategic advisor, influencer and international speaker. Board Director and Chair 30% Club Chile. More than 16 years of experience in sector-specific policy advisor and project leading in global initiatives and partnership using blockchain technology and other DeepTechs in Latin America, North America and Europe.
Extensive experience as International Advisor and Director at professional/business organizations and academic research institutions. Management and sector-based analysis of regulated markets and corporate strategy for public, private, and not-for-profit institutions, as well as international organizations.
Among these include the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (Multilateral Investment Fund and Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America) in Santiago and Washington, D.C., BBVA in London (Latam Research Department), Oxford Analytica, the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, Chilean Mutual Funds Association, the President of the Republic of Chile and Ministry of Finance, AméricaEconomía among others.
Teaching experience at the UNIVERSITY OF CHILE, Department of Economics, Chair of Microeconomics and Regional Competitiveness Modules; School of Law, Module about “Integration and Competitiveness of Latin America”. ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ UNIVERSITY, School of Business, Industrial Organization; School of Government, Workshop on Country Risk.
Senior Executive Vice President at Tatwah
Egon is currently the Senior Executive Vice President at Tatwah. He has previously held several managerial roles with a strong focus on Business Developement in companies such as Deutsche Aerospace AG, ELECTRONIC 2000 Baulemente GmbH, EM Microelectronic, Sokymat SA, and SMARTRAC Technology.
Jeffrey P. Hardy
Director General at Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade
Jeffrey Hardy is a seasoned executive with 25 years’ experience strengthening the voice of business in international policy. As President of IDA Consulting, Jeffrey has worked with dozens of international trade associations to help them more effectively navigate key policy arenas and gain from emerging legislative and regulatory regimes. From 2004 to February 2017, he served as the Director of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), where he united the global business community to fight illicit trade in the forms of trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. In this leadership position, he pressed governments to set higher standards for global performance and pioneered mitigation tactics for securing supply chains and digital channels. From 2010 to February 2017, he also served as Director of the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group, where he coordinated international business priorities on the G20 policy agenda related to trade, investment, energy and anti-corruption. Jeffrey has long been an advocate of open and fair trade, and he effectively mobilizes expertise from companies and business organizations to achieve these goals. From 1985 to 1998, Jeffrey worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he held positions as International Energy Economist and Director of the U.S. Clean Cities program. Jeffrey currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Combating Illicit Trade, a project of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. Jeffrey holds a Master of Public Administration and Policy from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Illinois State University and an Honorary Degree for Energy Policy from the Oxford College of Petroleum Studies. In 1992, Jeffrey was awarded the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Silver Medal for his meritorious service during the Gulf War.
Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
Teresa Moreira, Head, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch of UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development since 5 October 2016, previously served as Consumer Director-General of Portugal from January 2010 to September 2016 and as a Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Authority (March 2003/March 2008) when it was first established. She also served as Portugal’s Director-General and Deputy Director General for International Economic Relations and held senior positions at the former Directorate-General for Competition. She worked for 20 years as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon in the areas of International Economic Law and European Law as well as of European Competition Law and European Economic Law (graduate studies). Teresa Moreira holds a Law Degree and a Masters’ Degree in European Law (European Competition Law) by the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
President, Zermatt Summit Foundation
Mr Wasserman is a Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is president of TeroLab Surface Group and co-founder and president of the Zermatt Summit Foundation. He is the organizer of the Zermatt Summit, an annual event designed to help innovative entrepreneurs, business leaders, senior politicians and NGOs to discuss how ethics can advance business practices in the years to come. The three objectives formulated in the summit’s agenda are: revisiting the rationale of business, promoting and enabling ethical leadership and making political and social responsibility of the company a reality.
President, World Trade Point Federation
Bruno Masier is President of the World Trade Point Federation, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, deriving from an innovative United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD. Through a network of over 100 Trade Points, the WTPF assists SMEs, small and medium enterprises, in more than 70 countries to trade internationally using electronic commerce technologies. Mr Masier holds a degree and a Master’s in International Trade.
Blockchain Leader IBM Switzerland & Executive Enterprise Architect
After completing his PhD thesis in Computer Science, Pierre joined IBM almost 20 years ago. That was the time when organisations struggled to adopt the Internet and get the benefit of this change in perspective. Then, when Artificial Intelligence, Mobile as well as Cloud and to some extend Quantum changed again the way organisation had to adapt to changing ecosystems, Pierre helped them to pave their ways to get the most of each of these evolutions and moreover supported them to govern these changes.
Nowadays, Pierre focuses on Blockchain for the Swiss market and as always, he is sharing his experience and helps any organisation from the startup to NGOs via multinational companies to embrace this radical change in this world in motion. His vision is to make blockchain simple for anyone to get benefit of it.
Pierre’s motto is “No one is immune to a good idea”, meaning that anyone should accept what the other has to offer on one side and one the other side that sharing is the way moving onward.
Former Deputy Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, China, World Economic Forum Beijing. Chief Business Officer, HKF Technology.
Expertise: Technical knowledge of the policy environment, and the ability to think strategically about business issues combined with the political acumen and an aptitude for both government affairs and communications. Training in law and diplomacy as well as deep knowledge of the policy, regulatory and economic landscape in many regulated areas combined with experience in company operations, business development, sales, talent management, process strategy and change management initiatives.
HKF Technology: specialists in volatile organic compounds (VOC) and complex data analytics platforms customized for air pollution, diagnostics & pharmaceutical.
Khoj Therapeutics: combinatorial chemistry AI platform for de novo drug discovery.
Rourke&Gunner: PE firm focused on securing digital transformation of sub-Saharan Africa.
CompleCity Institute: Harvard Institute on big data & national security in urban environment.
Danil Kerimi is an experienced technology executive skilled in the nuanced creation and articulation of market sensitive agenda and messaging in complex multijurisdictional arenas. He is an inspirational leader who builds high-performing teams in digital transformation. His extensive experience in the developed, emerging and frontier markets helps Danil to deliver impactful projects in corporate strategy, business development, public and investor relations, ESG, tech and economic diplomacy.
As an expert in investor/internal/external/government relations, Danil is working with national, regional and municipal governments, large enterprises, start-up and investor communities on accelerating and securing digital transition around the world and applying newfound capabilities for solving biggest challenges in health, food and environmental ecosystems. Danil is most passionate about unlocking both the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial potential of individuals and organizations to drive positive change in the world.
During his 12 years with the World Economic Forum (WEF), Danil served on the Leadership Team in the Centres for Global Industries, Global Technology and Regional Strategies. He was posted in Geneva, New York, San Franscisco and Beijng. In his last role, Danil built a network of Centres for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia with offices in Beijing, Mumbai and Tokyo. Danil oversaw all APAC operations for the network and worked closely with EMEA and LATAM hubs of WEF’s Network for Global Technology Governance. He led interdisciplinary teams with a mission to maximize the benefits of science and technology for society by partnering with governments, companies, civil society, and experts from around the world to co-design new approaches to technology, business and governance.
Concurenlty, Danil served as a manager of the Global Future Council on Agumented and Virtual Reality. Previously, he has managed councils and working groups on Cybersecutiry, Future of Computing, Anti Corruption, Conflict Prevention, Emerging Markets, Digital Policy and Regional/National Competiveness as well as Industry Governors groups. For more than a decade, Danil have been working on national digital/cyber strategies, internet governance and evidence-based policy making. He led WEF’s engagement in the Netmundial Initiative, developed and strengthened its relationships with top policy makers, international and regional organizations (UN, ITU, EU, OSCE, ASEAN, AU, OAS, APEC, etc), development banks (IADB, ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, NDB, etc), c-suit executives of Fortune 2000 and founders of most innovative technology pioneers, leaders from the top media, academic and philanthropical organizations.
Prior to WEF, Danil served as a Terrorism Prevention Expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he focused on delivering technical assistance on cybersecurity, digital platforms, AML/CFT/KYC and international cooperation in criminal justice. He has also served as the Senior Legal Advisor on Hate Crime for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He had stints with the International Organization for Migration and SMEs in the manufacturing and media industries.
Danil is a graduate of Shandong University (LLB), Vienna Diplomatic Academy (MA) and the Global Leadership Fellowship (MA)- a collaborative program run by the WEF, CEIBS, INSEAD, LBS, Wharton School and Columbia University. Danil earned multiple diplomas in Business (MODUL Uni, Wharton), Regional Studies (Central European University, University of Wits, National University of Singapore), public diplomacy (University of Malta), corporate governance (Wharton School and Financial Times), cybersecurity (Harvard). His served as a fellow at the Berkman –Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard, on the Advisory Boards of Stanford Cyber Policy Program, Korea Media Governance Lab, Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute and the World information Technology and Services Alliance.
Danil is regularly invited to judge various start up competitions including Sultan Qaboos Award, StatsZero Challenge, Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards. He is a member of the International Telecommunication Union’s Working Groups on the Smart and Sustainable Cities as well as Guiding Principles for Artificial Intelligence.
Languages: Fluent in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish. Some knowledge of French, German and Portuguese.
Team Leader, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Basel Institute on Governance
Juhani Grossmann leads the Basel Institute’s cross-divisional Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) programme, which applies anti-corruption tools to disrupt transnational wildlife trafficking and the financial crimes that fuel it. He joined the Basel Institute in April 2020.
Prior to joining the Institute, he spent nine years leading anti-corruption and good governance programmes in Indonesia. This included managing the USD 25 million USAID-funded CEGAH project, which advised 17 government agencies on their respective integrity building efforts. The programme’s 50+ tracks included internal controls and compliance, public service complaint-handling systems, court IT system integration, access to public information and financial investigations.
In the Philippines, he managed a programme on campaign finance reform that resulted in the first obligatory disclosure of expenditure records by political candidates. He also led an international assessment of the country’s 2010 landmark IT-based elections.
Over five years in Ukraine, he organised the biggest election observation mission worldwide at that time, fielding over 1,000 international observers to monitor the 2004 presidential elections and uncovering widespread election fraud. After the ensuing Orange Revolution, he advised the new government in strengthening its anti-corruption reforms through extensive research on corruption patterns in customs, healthcare, education and licensing. This led to the enactment of over 80 local-level reforms. He also facilitated the negotiations that led to the adoption of Ukraine’s first access to public information law. Prior to Ukraine, he worked on civil society and political party capacity building in Russia.
Juhani holds a Master’s degree in Public Management from Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany as well as an MA in International Conflict Resolution and a BA in Political Science, both from Landegg International University in Switzerland.
Managing Director, Technology & Founder of Arago
Chris Boos is the Founder and CEO of Arago, a leading artificial intelligence company that helps businesses automate their IT processes through intelligent automation. Chris oversees strategy and product development — helping to establish the company at the forefront of artificial intelligence — and continues ongoing research in AI, while guiding Arago’s technology applications in business. An expert in graph theory and decision systems, Chris studied computer sciences at ETH Zurich as well as Technical University Darmstadt, did research in U.S. and European institutions and was awarded the John F. Kennedy National Leadership Award in 2003.
Partner/ Chief Revenue Officer at Wecan Group
Previously Anthony was Group Director in charge of Global Partnerships at Facebook for 8+ years. His role is focuses on building strategic relationships with companies and collaborating on the development of winning actions that drive long-term business value for them.
He has 20 years of marketing and sales experience. He worked for companies like SAATCHI & SAATCHI for which he launched SAATCHI & SAATCHI INTERACTIVE and was in charge of SSI Pan-European business.
Belgian native, Anthony lived in the US, London and is now based in Geneva Switzerland.
Director Illicit Trade Prevention, Smoke-Free Products - Philip Morris international
Frederic Millet has been with PMI for 11 years and has held various positions in the Illicit Trade Prevention and Global Operations divisions.
He leads the strategy and coordination efforts for the safeguarding of PMI smoke-free products across PMI regions and markets.
Prior to this, he was in charge of the strategy and planning of the product tracking operations for the company and was also the Program Manager for the implementation of the Tracking and Tracing requirements in Europe under the European Tobacco Product Directives. He also worked for 6 years in the tobacco sourcing operations of PMI both at global and regional level (Africa).
Before joining PMI, he held various positions in Strategy and Finance namely in the Media & Entertainment sector in France, Management & Strategy Consulting in South Africa, and in the Packaging industry in the UK/South Africa.
He holds a Master in Finance, Business Administration and Leadership Studies from Amiens Business School-France and HEC Montreal-Canada.
He is married with 2 girls and lives in Switzerland..
Ajintha Pathmanathan M.
Physician, MedTech, Advisor
A physician innovator with 20+ years experience in medicine across the UK, Australia, and US healthcare systems who is passionate about health technology innovations across medical devices, drug discovery and digital health. With a special interest in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.
A leader who advocates and acts for human rights, meritocracy, diversity and inclusion.
Diego Rodríguez-Linares Rey
Director del Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO)
Abogado y economista IBMP por IPAG École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, y Master en Asesoramiento Patrimonial y Banca Privada por el Centro de Estudios Garrigues de Madrid.
Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en servicios de asesoramiento en inversiones para grandes patrimonios e Instituciones, en Morgan Stanley y Caixabank. Es profesor asociado de Hacienda Pública y Economía del Sector Público y del Master en Finanzas en la Universidad de Murcia. También es miembro de la Asamblea General de la Mutualidad de la Abogacía en representación de los Abogados Mutualistas del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Murcia.
ANTONIO ROMERO NAVARRO
JEFE DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE INNOVACIÓN EMPRESARIAL, INSTITUTO DE FOMENTO DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA (INFO)
Antonio Romero es Ingeniero de Telecomunicación – Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Executive MBA – ENAE Business School de Murcia. También es adquirió un Master en TIC – Instituto Murciano de Tecnología. Realizó otros estudios que incluyen la Dirección de Marketing – ENAE Business School de Murcia, Gestión de Pymes para emprendedores – CEEI Valencia, Cluster Management & Innovation – ESADE Barcelona y otros cursos y seminarios en gestión y análisis estratégico de empresas, comercio electrónico, ciberseguridad, Big Data y TIC.
Desde 1997 forma parte del Instituto de Fomento. En la actualidad, es responsable de promover la competitividad empresarial a través de la innovación entre las empresas de la Región de Murcia, facilitando el acceso a la financiación para I+D+i, la transferencia y cooperación tecnológicas, la transformación digital, así como la innovación no tecnológica, entre otras tareas. Forma parte de las Juntas Directivas de los 9 Centros Tecnológicos de la Región de Murcia.
Ha liderado la elaboración de la primera Estrategia de investigación e innovación para la Especialización Inteligente de la Región de Murcia 2014-2020 (RIS3Mur), y está liderando su actualización para el periodo 2021-2027. Fue responsable de desarrollar dos esquemas de ayudas para pymes denominados “Cheque TIC” y “Cheque de Innovación” (proyecto Pyme+i).
Fue responsable de promoción de sectores emergentes (biotecnología y TIC) en la Región.
Coordinó la aplicación en la Región de Murcia del plan estatal de ayudas denominado Plan de Consolidación y Competitividad de la pyme 2000-2006. Formó parte del equipo de trabajo que desarrolló la primera estrategia y plan de acción para el desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información en la Región de Murcia (proyecto ESSIMUR).
Ha participado como experto en números foros a nivel europeo en el ámbito de la innovación, transformación digital y TIC. Ha impartido charlas en varios cursos y seminarios.
REPRESENTANTE DE LA UNIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE TELECOMUNICACIONES (UIT) PARA AMÉRICA DEL SUR
Sergio Scarabino es licenciado en relaciones internacionales. Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina Especialista en Gestión de las Telecomunicaciones. Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires y Universidad de San Andrés.
Desde 1993 hasta 1996 trabajó en la Cancillería Argentina en temas de comercio de servicios en el marco de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC). Entre 1997 y 2008 fue sucesivamente Asesor, Jefe de Área de Asuntos Satelitales y Gerente de Relaciones internacionales en la Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones de la República Argentina.
A partir de enero de 2009 representante de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) para América del Sur con responsabilidad sobre la implementación de proyectos de desarrollo de las TIC en la región.
TIUNA DE BENITO FERNÁNDEZ
GERENTE REGIONAL PARA LAS AMÉRICAS: ASYCUDA WORLD, CONFERENCIA DE LAS NACIONES UNIDAS PARA EL COMERCIO Y EL DESARROLLO (UNCTAD)
Tiuna De Benito Fernández es Licenciado en Derecho de la Universidad Santa María, Caracas-Venezuela.
Está a cargo de la Coordinación del Centro Regional ASYCUDA para América Latina. El Sistema Automatizado de Datos Aduaneros de la UNCTAD (ASYCUDA) es un sistema integrado de gestión de aduanas para operaciones de transporte y comercio internacional en un entorno digital moderno. Las aplicaciones de software avanzadas están diseñadas y desarrolladas para que las administraciones de aduanas y la comunidad comercial cumplan con los estándares internacionales al cumplir con los procedimientos relacionados con la importación, exportación y tránsito.
Dentro de sus funciones se incluyen el soporte a la Coordinación del Centro Regional ASYCUDA para las Américas: Soporte Técnico en El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia y Panamá. Igualmente, soporte al Centro Regional ASYCUDAWorld para Asia–Pacifico, en Kuala Lumpur-Malasia para el proyecto de implementación de ASYCUDAWorld.
Constantin von Gersdorff
CEO @ digid - Digital Diagnostics AG
DigiD – Digital Diagnostics AG
Regionalleiter Vertrieb – Diabetes, Kardiologie und Hypercholesterinämie
Regionalleiter Vertrieb – Diabetes und Kardiologie
Regionalleiter Vertrieb – Diabetes
Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland und Rheinland-Pfalz
Bad Soden am Taunus, Hessen
Diabetes News Media AG
Pharmareferent – Herz-Kreislauf
Pharmareferent – ZNS / Atemwege
Nord-Baden und Pfalz
Chief Scientific Officer at CoreMedica Europe
The future of our health will be a personalized preventative approach to monitor our own data easily, effectively and timely.
CoreMedica Laboratories Inc
Chief Scientific Officer & Director of Europe
Chief Scientific Officer
We at CoreMedica Europe believe that every person should be equipped to take control of their own well-being to make this world a healthier place. Our mission is to deliver innovative products and services that enable people to understand the composition of their blood and provide them with personalized, actionable recommendations to empower them to become the heroes of their own health #well-being #nutrition #sport #anti-aging
World Anti-Doping Agency
Senior Advisor – Biological Passport
Manager – Biological Passport
The athlete biological passport consists in the biological monitoring of world elite athletes. Please read this review for more details: http://www.clinchem.org/content/early/2011/05/19/clinchem.2011.162271.abstract
Chief Executive Officer
Kaizen means “change for the better” in Japanese, a philosophy that focus upon continuous improvement.
Various Pharmaceutical Companies
Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry
Consultant services in the evaluation of lab -omics data, clinical trial data and for clinical trial (adaptive) design.
Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses
Head of research
I developed the athlete biological passport at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I developed tools for the evaluation of longitudinal biological data.
“Statistics is not a branch of mathematics, statistics is about scientific investigation and how to do it better” George Box
Daniela V. Fernandez
Founder & CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, award-winning social entrepreneur, thought leader, and international speaker on the entrepreneurial mindset, ocean innovation, and technology, youth empowerment, and sustainability.
At the age of 19, Daniela founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a college-room idea at Georgetown University. Sixyears later, she has built SOA into a global organization that is cultivating and accelerating innovative solutionsto protect and sustain the health of the ocean. With phenomenal speed, SOA has created the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders -byestablishing a presence in over 165 countries and has successfully launched the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to develop technological solutions that can address the greatest threats facing our planet.
David M. Luna
President and CEO, Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC
A former U.S. Diplomat and national security official, Mr. Luna is a globally-recognized strategic thought leader, and a leading voice internationally on transnational threats, international affairs, geopolitical risks, illicit trade, threat finance, and global illicit economies (“dark side of globalization”) that fuel greater insecurity and instability around the world.
Mr. Luna has worked across sectors in 75+ countries, engaging in bilateral anti-crime and anti-corruption policy meetings, programming, training, capacity-building. For over 20 years, as a USG official, Mr. Luna partnered with 150+ member states in numerous international organizations, multilateral fora, diplomatic initiatives, and public-private partnerships to promote the U.S. foreign policy and national security goals of the President of the United States, and the Secretary of State, over four successive Administrations.
Mr. Luna is the Chair of the Business at OECD Anti-Illicit Trade (AIT) Expert Group, Chair of AIT Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) and is currently a Senior Fellow for National Security, co-Director of Anti-Illicit Trade Institute (AITI), at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, Corruption Center, George Mason University. He was previously also the Chair of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade; and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council’s Illicit Trade and Organized Crime.
Risk Management: Mr. Luna continues to work with governments, international organizations, businesses, and civil society groups globally to strengthen the rule of law; promote open markets; protect intellectual property; and develop international strategies to confront illicit trade and convergence crime (corruption, organized crime, terrorism), supply chain security, and an array of market threats.
A Strategic Advantage: Luna Global Networks is well-prepared to help tackle among the most pressing illicit trade and governance challenges and security threats across borders, markets, and industries through convergence strategies and tactical plans that target an illicit threat environment holistically; net-centric partnerships that leverage collective action; design of pragmatic risk management frameworks; harnessing of transformative technologies that produce greater results, enduring solutions.
Senior economist, Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, OECD
Piotr Stryszowski is senior economist at the OECD in charge of the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade. As the manager of the Task Force, Piotr supervises factual research on the magnitude and scope of illicit trade and on governance solutions to counter this threat. To advance the Task Force’s goals, Piotr works together with delegates from OECD member countries, industry, academia, and other international organizations. With more than 15 years at the OECD, Piotr also has profound experience in several economic policy areas other than illicit trade, such as innovation, intellectual property rights, and the Internet economy.
CEO, ARHT Media
Mr. O’Reilly is an international media and entertainment executive who is currently the CEO of ARHT Media, the global leader in HoloPresencecommunication.Mr. O’Reilly joined ARHT in Feb 2018 with a goal to monetize a technology that had transported celebrities such as Stephen Hawking, Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuck, Prime Minister Trudeau and others to all corners of the world.Prior to ARHT he was President, World Wide Sales at the IMAX Corporation where he led the team that expanded the network of IMAX Theatres from 70 to over 1400.Mr. O’Reilly is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University where he studied Political Science and Business and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Chief Digital Transformation Officer of WISeKey
Pierre Maudet is a Swiss politician with more than twenty years of experience in the management of public affairs. He has held several important public functions, including those of Mayor of Geneva (2011) and President of the Council of the State of Geneva ( 2018).
From 2012 to 2021, he was Geneva State Councilor and Cantonal Minister in charge of Security, Energy, Digital and the Economy. He holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Fribourg.
As the Director of Digital Transformation of WISeKey, Pierre Maudet focuses on expanding the company’s activities on issues related to artificial intelligence and digital transformation with the aim of strengthening its leadership position in AI through knowledge automation.
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR
Ms. Pillay served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from September 2008 until August 2014. She began her career in 1967, and was the first woman to start a law practice in her home Province of Natal, South Africa.
In 1995, Ms. Pillay was appointed as acting judge on the South African High Court. The same year, she was elected by the UN General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served for eight years, the last four (1999-2003) as President.
In 2003, she was elected by the Assembly of States Parties as a judge of the International Criminal Court, where she served until August 2008.
Ms. Pillay is currently president of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy Advisory Council, Vice President of the International Association Against the Death Penalty, Member of The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, Member of International Bar Association-ICC and co-sponsor of Donor Direct USA. She serves on the Council of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and is a trustee of the University Foundation.
Ms. Pillay received her BA and LLB from the University of Natal in South Africa. She also holds a Master of Law and Doctorate of Juridical Science from Harvard University.
Senior Policy Analyst and Global Data Protection Lead – Access Now
Estelle is Senior Policy Analyst and Global Data Protection Lead at Access Now. Her work focuses on data protection, privacy, surveillance and telecoms policies. In particular, Estelle leads the work of the organisation on data protection in the EU and around the world. She is a member of the Multistakeholder Expert Group of the European Commission to support the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She graduated with a Master in European Law from the University of Granada, Spain.
Senior digital, technology and privacy lawyer – PMI
Alana Tart is a senior digital, technology and privacy lawyer for Phillip Morris International, a leading international tobacco company that through its commitment to replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products is undergoing a transformation to becoming a B2C organisation. Privacy is essential for the success of this transformation. Alana understands how a culture of privacy can be created in many different organisations as she is at home in both start-up and publicly listed environments having been the general counsel for an adverting technology start-up and the Legal Director for the group legal function of Ascential Plc (a specialist information, data and analytics company). Before going in house, Alana was an IP and competition law dispute resolution specialist at Latham & Watkins in London and prior to that she has a background in corporate strategy and brand management. Alana’s volunteer and charity work focuses on mentoring and alleviating homelessness.
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights – Microsoft
Steve is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation, contributing to development and interpretation of company-wide policies that support advocacy for Rule of Law and respect for human rights in the conduct of the company’s business across the globe. In order to advance company and industry initiatives and public-private partnerships to make the global internet safer and more trusted, Steve works closely with colleagues across Microsoft, and with external parties — companies, academics, investors, civil society, and governments — throughout the world. In his external engagements Steve champions principled solutions that meet competing concerns in a manner salutary to evolution of international laws and norms. Since joining Microsoft in 1997 Steve has served in a variety of roles, including as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for China strategy, and as the senior legal and corporate affairs executive for key Microsoft product groups, including Windows Client, Microsoft Office, and Entertainment and Devices (Xbox). A graduate of the University of Washington, Oxford University and the Yale Law School, Steve participates on the executive committees of a range of external organizations, including the Seattle Chamber, the Global Network Initiative, the International Bar Association Media Law Committee, and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Steve is fluent in English and Russian.
Co-Founder of SUNx – Strong Universal Network
Felix is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 and 2018 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate. In 2019 he was a candidate for the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He is co-founder of SUNx – Strong Universal Network promoting climate friendly travel.
Felix was a member of an informal expert group for the President of the UN General Assemblies Brookings Report: ‘Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance: Accelerating Private Investments for the SDGs, including Climate Action’ (2016).
He has written or edited over 20 books his last book was ‘Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear’,
His other books have including the Vienna Café Trilogy which chronicles sustainable development at the international level. The first ‘Only One Earth’ he cowrote with the father of Sustainable Development Maurice Strong and Michael Strauss, the second ‘From Rio+20 to the New Development Agenda’ with Jorge Laguna Celis and Ambassador Liz Thompson and the last one ‘Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals’ with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch.
His next book will be out in September and looks to life in 2030 ‘Tomorrows People and New Technology: Changing How We Live Our Lives’.
Felix was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992-2012. He played a significant role in promoting multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations and proposed to the UN General Assembly the introduction of stakeholder dialogue sessions at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. In 2011, Felix was listed as one of 25 environmentalists ahead of his time.
Also, in 2011 he chaired the United Nations DPI 64th NGO conference – ‘Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens’ which put forward the first set of indicative Sustainable Development Goals.
President Manitou Foundation
Hanne M. Strong: serves as President of the Manitou Foundation, which she and her late husband, Maurice Strong, founded in 1988. The Foundation, based in Crestone, Colorado has granted land to spiritual, educational and environmental groups through the Manitou Foundation’s Land Grant Program and through the Strong’s personal land holdings.The Baca/Crestone Community currently houses many of the world’s wisdom traditions and is referred to as the “Refuge for World Truths” and accommodates thousands of visiting retreatants per year who seek to develop inner peace and balance within oneself and with nature. It is the largest intentional, interreligious and sustainable living community in North America.
Mrs. Strong, has been an advocate for environmental conservation and restoration for many decades. In 1994, she established the Manitou Institute & Conservancy in partnership with Laurance Rockefeller and placed over 1,900 acres of the Foundation’s land holdings under Conservation Easements. The Manitou Habitat Conservation Program (MHCP) protects and preserves the pristine mountain range, wildlife habitats, and fragile eco-systems above the Baca Grande development zone.
She served as a Senior Advisor, organizer and lead fundraiser for the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations in New York in 2000. It was the first conference of its kind ever held at the United Nations.
Earth Charter International
Earth Charter International
Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat and of the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace,and coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter.
Mirian has worked with the Earth Charter International Initiative since the beginning of 1996. Since 2005, she has been teaching courses on Sustainable Development, Education for Sustainable Development and Environmental Governance at the University for Peace. For more than 20 years, she has facilitated consultation processes and workshops, and coordinated local, regional and international projects.
She has been working in the field of sustainability since 1990, when she worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in preparation to the 1992 UN Earth Summit. She has a PhD on Education from La Salle University, with a research focused on sustainability and global citizenship values education, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow. She lives in Costa Rica and is originally from Brazil.
Secretary General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)
Dr. Jinfeng Zhou is the incumbent Secretary General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), a leading environmental NGO in China. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Club of Rome and the World Commission Environmental Law (WCEL) of IUCN, a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of IUCN, a Board member of the SUNx (Strong Universal Network), and a member of IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs), Co-Director of the Center of Ecological Civilization at Peking University, Chief researcher of green development at the Internet Finance Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Vice Chairman of the World Green Design Organization (WGDO).
Graduated from Peking University and Purdue University, he obtained his PhD in Chemistry and Post Doctor in Physics. Dr. Zhou was the proponent and the creator of China’s famous Guangcai (Glory) program which have lifted 20 million people out of poverty since 1994, through integrating the expertise, and efforts of the government, NGOs and private enterprises in creating sustainable businesses in rural areas of China.
To safeguard environmental public interest, he has led the organisation filed more than a hundred litigations against environmental crimes over the past 5 years.
Dr. Zhou has played leading roles in the development of his country which include: Being a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for the ninth, tenth and eleventh session for 15 years; being a Standing committee member of the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Vice-Chair of the National Association of Vocational Education China (NAVEC) for the ninth and tenth session.
CEO & Co-Founder of FOSSA Systems
Julian Fernandez is the CEO & Co-Founder of FOSSA Systems, a leading satellite manufacturer dedicated to developing Picosatellite technologies that are reinventing the way we manufacture and launch satellites. Julian developed and the launched the first Spanish picosatellite in 2019 when he was 17 years old, FOSSASAT-1, which acted as IoT repeater to create a global communications constellation. Through miniaturization, satellites development and launch costs are lowered, allowing faster and easier access to space for companies at unprecedented costs. Julian has given conferences for various entities such as ESA, TedX or Apple and is a director at Citadel Space Systems, an interplanetary satellite launch company based in the United Kingdom.
Founder of Ocean Protocol
Trent McConaghy is founder of Ocean Protocol, which unlocks data for use in AI towards a data economy. He did AI research for two decades, including machine creativity and AI to help drive Moore’s Law. He has worked in the blockchain space since 2013. His hobbies include Nature 2.0 and Token Engineering. More info: www.trent.st.
Director of Professional Services at CasperLabs
Ashok is Director of Professional Services at CasperLabs, where he leads enterprise engagements and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining CasperLabs, Ashok spent 12 years with Google Inc., in their India, Singapore, and Mountain View offices, where he led teams managing large programs and professional services for large clients. Before Google, Ashok served for 20 years with the Indian Navy and retired as a Commander. He was primarily involved in the design, development, and construction of India’s first unconventional submarine. He has a Post Graduate in Nuclear Engineering and also has a business degree.
Shauna Lee Lange
Founder, Sacrosanct NFT
Shauna Lee Lange is founder of the full-service art advisory firm, Sacrosanct NFT, established in 2006. As experts in the art and technology intersections, Lange is on the leading edge of NFT development in the digital marketplace. She also connects with global art professionals in an active network with over 25K visual culture literati. Ms. Lange is especially interested in the future of social tokens and works to help others overcome access boundaries, she holds unique perspectives on unconventional NFT strategies.
Partner @ iconomy
Simon Schwerin has a background in business and computer science and has been working on the operational side of blockchain startups for more than 3 years years on the intersection of business and tech. In 2018 he became an active angel investor as well as advisor to deep tech and crypto startups. Besides his most active role as a Partner with iconomy, a boutique advisory firm that consults hyper scalers moving in to Europe as well as early stage ventures going to market, he is a mentor at several accelerators to support early stage founders.
Chairman of Hublot
Jean-Claude Biver is a legend in the watch previously serving as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Hublot and TAG Heuer. From 2014 until 2018, he was the president of LVMH’s watchmaking division until his retirement after 43 years in the industry.
Since 2014, he served as chief executive, board member, and minority shareholder of Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker. Biver has been successful at Hublot, and was previously successful in rejuvenating the Blancpain and Omega brands, both currently owned by Swatch Group. Biver is also known for his own exclusive cheese.