SPEAKERS AND MENTORS
Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is also the co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute, and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organizations. He is also a partner at Ambient Sound Investments, an active angel investor, and has served on the Estonian President’s Academic Advisory Board for the Study of Existential Risk
Founder & former Chairman
Yonglin Rong was the Chairman of Tsinghua Holding. As the founder of Tsinghua Holdings and TusPark, Mr.Rong has witnessed and advised on several innovative ideas’ implementation, resulting in an increased company value from 20 million to 400 billion.
Co-Founder & Partner of The Singulariteam Technology Group, Israel’s most active VC in Israel in 2015 & 2016, with recent successful exits totaling $250M. Ido Spent the last 10 years leading product and technology organizations, including Odysii (sold to Gilbarco Veeder-Root, NYSE: FTV), and Mobli, where he transitioned from VP of R&D to COO, after successfully completing the company's Series C investment round led by Carlos Slim-owned, America Movil.
Co-Founder & CEO
Sunny Lu is the CEO of VeChain Tech, a blockchain technology company headquartered in Singapore, that works with large companies to provide supply chain and IoT solutions. Previously, Sunny was CIO of Louis Vuitton China. He studied Shanghai Jiaotong University and was part of early adopters of Ethereum in China.
Faculty director, consultant and lecturer in artificial intelligence at University of California, Berkeley
Alberto is a lecturer in artificial intelligence at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, where he teaches in the Master of Information and Data Science program. His previous appointment was at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Berkeley’s Engineering School. Alberto is also keynote speaker at the World Congress of IT in Hyderabad. Other keynotes include: Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
Head of Innovative Technology, AIA
Georgio is the head of Innovative Technologies at AIA Group, prior to joining AIA, Georgio was Head of Innovation Management – Asia for RGA working with RGA business units and the global RGA network to enable innovation. He is a clinical epidemiologist and health informatics specialist with more than 15 years of experience in corporate innovation
United Nations Technology for Overseas Teaching, Senior Expert
China’s first flight around the world in a propeller-driven aircraft
Dr. Zhang has made outstanding contributions to the promotion of technological, educational exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and the United States as the overseas consulting expert of the Torch High Technology Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology and senior expert of the United Nations Technology for Overseas Teaching (TOKTEN / STAR). Dr. Zhang completed China's first flight around the world in a propeller-driven aircraft, an inspiring story of overcoming hardships and life-threatening challenges. He was also a former University of Illinois Alumni Association Board member.