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Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy
Data Scientist @ Berkeley Institute for Data Science | US
Chris is a data scientist who applies deep & machine learning, causal inference, and data science to hate speech, medicine, epidemiology, cancer, and political campaigns. In the 2018 U.S. elections, he led ML for Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign, now governor of California; he has also developed machine learning models for Ukrainian elections, Al Gore's climate change efforts, and Rock the Vote and is now building a heart attack prediction algorithm with Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Division of Research.
Ilya Boyandin
Ilya Boyandin
Data Visualization Engineer @ Teralytics | Switzerland
Are traffic jams, overcrowded trains and ineffective bus routes part of your everyday life? Then you need this guy in your city. Ilya Boyandin designs and develops exploratory tools for the analysis of data about geographic movement of people with the goal of improving transport infrastructure and mobility services. Previously, he did research on the same topic at the University of Fribourg and developed data visualizations at Interactive Things. One of the open source projects for flow map visualization that Ilya has published is being used by people all around the world.
Liviu Pop
Liviu Pop
Researcher @ Romanian Academy | Romania
Do you wonder what it takes to bring contemporary technologies into memory institutions? Liviu Pop could tell all! Liviu works at the Folklore Archive of the Romanian Academy and knows how old archives become the "food" for content created by AI. If you meet him, you can talk to him about anything from digital archives, digitization and long term digital preservation, to the history of media technologies, evolution of content along the analog-digital-postdigital axes, philosophy of technology, archives roles in society, dark archives, open archives and digital humanities.
Danielle Diaz Dussan
Danielle Diaz Dussan
Data Scientist @ Booking.com | The Netherlands
Danielle works as a data scientist in the Amsterdam HQ of Booking.com. Day to day, she provides valuable business insights into how to best enable the success of their customer loyalty program. She is rocking all the aspects of the profession: wrangling the data of the most popular accommodation portal in the world, making sense out of it, and explaining its meaning to all kinds of stakeholders. To achieve this, she combines the experience gained in two polar worlds: academia and the mobile gaming industry.
Christian Drescher
Christian Drescher
Member of Artificial Intelligence Research group @ Mercedes-Benz | Germany
Christian Drescher is a member of the Artificial Intelligence Research group at the Mercedes-Benz corporate research division, where he is working on AI-driven support systems for automotive engineering and production, and advancing AI literacy within the company. He has 12 years experience in the studies and practice of automated problem solving and machine learning, including scientific publications at premier AI conferences and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.
Irakli Beridze
Irakli Beridze
Head of AI and Robotics @ UN | The Netherlands
Irakli Beridze has initiated and managed the first United Nations Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He is finding synergies with traditional threats and risks as well as identifying solutions that AI can contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs. He is advising governments and international organizations on numerous issues related to international security, scientific and technological developments, emerging technologies, innovation and disruptive potential of new technologies, particularly on the issue of crime prevention, criminal justice and security. Irakli is a recipient of recognition on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW in 2013.
Stefi Gual
Stefi Gual
Product Manager for Digital Channels at Strands @ Strands | Spain
Stefi is the Product Manager for Digital Channels at Strands, and a FinTech teacher at Barcelona Technology School. Stefi’s work focuses on providing product vision and strategy, with a particular interest in the use of added-value data in the financial services industry and delivering excellence in the user experience. Having worked as a Business Consultant at Avaloq in Switzerland before joining Strands, Stefi has an in-depth understanding of digital banking and international core banking implementations.
Milena Marin
Milena Marin
Senior Advisor for Tactical Research @ Amnesty International | UK
Milena is a Senior Advisor in Amnesty's Evidence Lab, where she works on complex human rights investigations leveraging open source information, data science and crowdsourcing. She leads Amnesty Decoders, an innovative platform using crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to process and analyse large volumes of data such as documents, satellite images and pictures for large scale human rights investigations. Previously she worked at School of Data training and mentoring numerous NGOs and journalists around the world to make the most of their data, and at Transparency International supporting TI's global network to use technology in the fight against corruption.