Scientific Director of the Chair eTi (Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation), Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris
Researcher of international renown, Carlos Moreno is Scientific director of the Chair "Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation", Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris (France). Carlos Moreno earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind, pioneer works and is unique approach on urban issues. He is also a scientific advisor of national and international figures of the highest level, including the Mayor of Paris Smart City special Envoy. He works at the heart of issues of international significance as a result of his research, ringing an innovative perspective on urban issues and offering solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises and territories during the 21st century. Some of his concepts traveled the world: the Human Smart City, the 15mn City, the Territory of 30mn. Carlos Moreno received the Foresight Medal by the French Academy of Architecture (2019). He is the author of “Urban life and proximity at the time of Covid-19”, published by Editions de l’Observatoire, July 2020
Rihards Kols is a Member of the Parliament of the Saeima (the Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia since his re-election in 2018. R.Kols serves as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima and as the Representative of the Saeima to the OECD. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the political party ‘’National Alliance’’ and is a Millennium Fellow at Atlantic Council.
Francesca Colombo oversees work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people centred. Major activities of the OECD Health Division cover trends in health spending; measuring of health care outcomes, activities and inputs; health care quality policies; assessing health system efficiency and value for money; long-term care systems and ageing; the economics of public health; pharmaceutical policies, new technologies and big data in health; and health workforce. Mrs Colombo has over 20 years of experience leading international activities on health and health systems. Over her career, she travelled extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, advising governments on health system policies and reforms. Follow me on Twitter @OECD_Social http://twitter.com/OECD_Social
Evan Selinger is a Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology where tech-ethics (including AI) and privacy are his areas of expertise. A widely-published scholar, Evan’s latest book Re-Engineering Humanity (co-authored with Brett Frischmann, 2018) was selected as one of Guardian’s best books of 2018. Evan is committed to public engagement and has bylines in many newspapers and magazines, including in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal. To enhance public policy, Evan has worked with legal and advocacy organizations like the ACLU, non-profit organizations like the Institute for Defense Analyses, think tanks like the Future of Privacy Forum, and companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and IKEA.
Alejandro Romero is the CEO and founder of Alto Data Analytics, a big data analytics agency focused on public data. Alto’s software analyzes in real-time data sources and delivers actionable insights, using proprietary, advanced analytics algorithms and AI. Before founding Alto, Alejandro was VP of Viacom for southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and was Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yahoo! for Southern Europe; where he forged strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Google. Alejandro has helped companies form digital strategies in over 20 markets worldwide. Alejandro holds a Master of Science in Engineering in Electronics and Automation and MBA.
Rebecca holds a PhD in politics and governance, and has worked actively as a researcher for many years. Previously managing the work of the Wales Governance Centre and lecturing in Politics at Cardiff University, Rebecca was responsible for the development and establishment of mySociety’s research agenda, and has spoken widely on the impacts of civic technology both at practitioner and academic conferences. Rebecca has written several respected research reports on civic technology, and has articles on politics, governance and civic tech published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. In 2016, Rebecca won the ‘Best Paper Award’ at the Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the OGRX Editorial Board. Rebecca is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and in 2015 was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. She is a regular political commentator in Wales, providing expert analysis to BBC Wales and ITV, and is a regular paper reviewer on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme