Yongfeng Wang

Professor, The Open University of China,in Ministry of Education of China
  • The Open University of China,in Ministry of Education of China
  • China
Jamie Merisotis

President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, human work and talent development, and public policy. He has been Lumina’s president and CEO since 2008. He is the co-founder and former president of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy and served as executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability. Merisotis is the author of two books, America Needs Talent and Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines, and is a frequent media commentator and contributor. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a special advisor to the executive committee of the London-based European Access Network.
Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.
Sophie Bailey

Founder, The Edtech Podcast

Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 1500+ times a week, from up to 109 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community, and is particularly passionate about female entrepreneurship.
Garry Kasparov

Author, Future of Humanity Institute

Darlene Damm

Chair, Faculty and Head of Social Impact, Singularity University

Darlene Damm is Chair, Faculty and Head of Social Impact at Singularity University. She has spent nearly two decades leading organizations and initiatives in the field of social innovation.
Philipp Slusallek

Scientific Director , German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence