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Founder and CEO, Vianai Systems, Inc.Oracle OpenWorld
Dr. Vishal Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides advanced technological software and services in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to large companies around the world. Dr. Sikka also serves on the Supervisory Board of the BMW Group and on the Advisory Council for the Stanford Institute for Human-centered AI (HAI).
Dr. Sikka is especially known for his championship of technology as an amplifier of human potential and his passion for applying software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest global challenges. His experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management—at Stanford University, at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and as the founder of several startups.
Dr. Sikka has a distinguished background in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His Ph.D. was in AI from Stanford University. Prof. John McCarthy, known as the father of AI, was the head of his qualifying exam committee. Vishal’s thesis was on integrating multiple “specialist” AI techniques into general-purpose reasoning, a foundational problem in AI that is a glaring weakness of current AI techniques. In addition to his Ph.D. from Stanford, he has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Sikka is an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at East China Normal University in Shanghai. He also has served as the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s council on AI & Robotics.
President and Founder, Eurasia GroupOracle OpenWorld
Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications, including Time magazine, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as global research professor at New York University. His latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, hit shelves in May 2015.
In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just US$25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise on how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investments across the globe. As the firm’s president and most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state.
Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets—he created Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI)—and for establishing political risk as an academic discipline. His definition of emerging markets (“those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes”) has become an industry standard. G-Zero, his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.
Bremmer actively discusses the intersection between politics and markets in speeches and the media. He has published nine books including the national bestsellers Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? He is a regular columnist for the Financial Times A-List, and has written hundreds of articles for many leading publications. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CNN, the BBC, and other networks.
Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994 and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 2007, Bremmer was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where he is the founding chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk. He is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and serves on the President’s Council of the Near East Foundation, the Leadership Council for Concordia, and the Board of Trustees of Intelligence Squared.
Bremmer grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York and Washington.
Senior Advocate, Response Security and Data Integrity, U.S. Census BureauOracle OpenWorld
Atri Kalluri, as the Senior Advocate for Response Security and Data Integrity, is responsible for coordinating a unified approach to securely managing census operations and systems, and related communication. Atri has over 24 years of experience leading Information Technology programs and projects, first in the commercial sector, then in the federal government. Atri is a proven technology leader and innovator with a track record in implementing enterprise solutions in support of national programs and initiatives. He successfully delivered many critical IT systems in his career starting with the satellite data calibration and processing system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s polar satellites, to the modernized and one of the world’s largest geospatial systems, the Master Address File (MAF)/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system, and most recently, systems and solutions in support of various decennial census tests and the 2020 Census. Atri has been with the Census Bureau since 1996, and supported multiple decennial censuses starting with the 2000 Census. He led the crucial geospatial production operations management effort for the 2010 Census, and successfully produced and delivered scores of address extracts and over 17 million maps for field operations. He led the development of solutions, systems, and services that are playing a critical role in the creation and dissemination of authoritative data.
Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research SpecialistOracle OpenWorld
A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Dr. Darling explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Dr. Darling’s writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades.
Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, she has a background in law and economics as well as intellectual property. Dr. Darling has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. Named one of the “Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub, she currently serves as intellectual property policy advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab.
Her passion for technology and robots has led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School with Professor Lawrence Lessig, she increasingly works at the intersection of law and robotics, with a focus on legal and social issues. Kate is a former fellow and current affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a former fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and is also an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Kate’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED magazine, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and many more major publications and outlets. She is a contributing writer to Robohub and IEEE Spectrum and speaks and holds workshops covering some of the more interesting developments in the world of robotics, and where we might find ourselves in the future.
Kate graduated from law school with honors and holds a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College. In 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner award in Intellectual Property. She was also recognized in 2017 as a “Radar Thinker” by Thinkers50. She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including her Pleos Yochai, Peter, and Mr. Spaghetti.
Former Stockbroker, Economist, TV HostOracle OpenWorld and Oracle Leaders Circle
Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and Keynote Speaker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. He speaks at and moderates conferences, summits, sales meetings, user forums and conventions all over the world for clients including IBM, Ernst & Young, SAS, HP, Zurich Insurance, Gartner, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Canada, Deltek & Bank of America.
Pro Football Hall of FamerOracle OpenWorld
Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice is widely regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League, and arguably the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXIII (’88), Super Bowl XXIV (’89) and SB XXIX (’94)) and one Super Bowl MVP. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.
MBE, Round the World Sailor and Social ActivistOracle OpenWorld
Tracy was expelled from school at the age of 15 and with no exams or qualifications she left to travel the world. She began working on charter yachts in Greece at the age of 17 and learned how to sail. Tracy took part in her first Whitbread Round the World Race as cook aboard ‘Atlantic Privateer’ in 1985/86 becoming the first woman to race around the world on a Maxi.
Upon completion she decided to enter the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread and ‘Maiden’ crossed the start line on 2nd Sept 1989 and sailed into the history books. ‘Maiden’ went on to win two of the legs and came second in class overall. The best result for a British boat since 1977 and the best result for an all-female crew ever. Tracy was awarded the MBE and became the first woman in its 34 year history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.
Founder of iD8 & innov8 and former Head of Innovation and Creativity, Walt Disney ResortsOracle OpenWorld
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe.
As founder of iD8 and innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world using a unique approach to design thinking that not only places the end user at the core of the creative thinking process but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation, helping people capture unlikely connections and leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas.
Delivering a series of keynotes, workshops, and ideation forums, his unique design thinking process helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.
Wardle is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company magazine. He teaches master classes at Yale, the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Florida. In 2008 he received the American Citizen of Choice Award at the White House. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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