Sumit is the Sr. Director for ML infrastructure for Google. He was the ex-VP of AI strategy and CTO for Data & AI at IBM. He has deep business, product, and technical expertise in domains such as AI (machine / deep learning), HPC (high performance computing) software, applications, and systems, and semiconductor design and design automation. He also has experience across a broad range of technologies and markets ranging from self-driving cars / ADAS, medical imaging, quantum computing, computational chemistry, video / image analytics, blockchain, financial computing
Al Hamid is the Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM Global Markets. He is currently leading Offering Management, Architecture, and Development of IBM’s new Insurance Platform. In the capacity of Global Head for Client Success, he manages the customers' full technical life cycle of Watson IoT business unit starting with solution definition through implementation and steady-state. Also, as a Director of Corporate Technology, he manages IBM's Technology Team, which is a body of very senior executives, including IBM's CEO.
Ruth is a Responsible AI Strategist, Senior UX Designer at Microsoft. She has expertise in design strategy, UX design, HCI, information design, visual and oral communications, and management. She is responsible for driving responsible AI practices for the Security and Compliance organization, focusing on human-centered experiences throughout the product development lifecycle.
George Pell is the CEO and Founder of Thirty-Six, an innovation studio.Thirty-Six is bringing a series of ambitious ventures to life, inspired by the exponential synergy of science, technology, and human potential. Bringing science to the real world that has long been considered out of reach, and advanced technologies inspired by human intelligence, social intuition, and a much brighter future. Thirty-Six is a highly ambitious collaborative endeavor that goes beyond the leading edges of science and what’s even imagined possible.
Prior to Thirty-Six, George made a multi-billion dollar impact in a range of innovation and strategy roles for some of the largest companies in the world, blending complex technologies with the art and science of people. He brings 20 years from this space, where emerging technologies are first imagined and brought to life - especially human-inspired technologies such as discovery, intelligence, and advanced collaboration.
Whether through emerging technologies or leading-edge science, George’s personal and professional life has been focused on radically reshaping lives at work, life, and play. At the intersection of real lives, economic impact, and complex circumstances that are ultimately figureoutable, whether individually, at the scale of the enterprise, or for global social impact.
For over 10 years, George has been developing a next-generation biology-inspired intelligence for advanced applications in medicine and all aspects of human potential. In all, based in 36 years of intensive research, to translate every human condition from mostly mysterious, to mostly understood. An intelligence model based in a multidiscipline of several domains of advanced biology, including precision medicine, translational neuroscience, systems microbiology, and more. To save lives, revolutionize medicine, and radically reshape the very trajectory of our future.
This lifetime pursuit is what gave rise to Thirty-Six, which even now is in its earliest stages of development.
Ahmed Helmy is Vice President – CTO, Avaya International (EMEA and APAC). Based in Dubai, UAE, he is in charge of guiding and influencing the innovation and R&D that Avaya pursues. He has more than 15 years of experience across the Middle East, France and the UK, with an extensive know-how in managing, designing, developing, implementing and testing IT solutions.
Ahmed is a recognized industry veteran, demonstrating a track record of accomplishments in assisting organizations to achieve maximum benefit from their IT investments. He also holds a number of patents related to Avaya innovations, including the world’s first Social Network for Chatbots.
Ahmed’s projects have received regional and global recognition, including the Avaya Happiness Index on Blockchain - a solution inspired by the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda, an initiative designed to make Dubai the happiest city in the world - that was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the 31st Edison Awards in New York City, which honors innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt and has acquired multiple IT training certifications. Ahmed speaks Arabic, English, French and German.