Hirona Matayoshi

Professor, Yokohama National University International Strategy Organization

Professor Hirona Matayoshi is a Professor in Applied Linguistics at Yokohama National University. She earned her B.A in Political Science at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and her M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) at the Temple University Graduate School (College of Education) in Philadelphia, USA. Professor Hirona Matayoshi is bilingual in English, Japanese, and Semi-lingual in the Okinawan language (designated as an endangered language by the UNESCO since 2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Yokohama National University, she was an Associate Professor at Osaka Seikei University Department of Global Tourism and Business, she was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University, a Lecturer at Rikkyo University and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Matayoshi's research centers around 3 themes: The first theme is based upon Bilingual Education that focuses upon the preservation of indigenous languages and culture. The second theme is Applied Linguistics (Curriculum Development) including governmental policies (OECD) architecturally influencing global education. The third theme is using the first and second themes to examine and assist Intangible Heritage volunteer groups to sustain their cultural heritage (language, art, and architecture) through merging all possibilities to promote and reconstruct.

Ralph Cunningham

Director, Sands Street Media Limited

Ali Al-khulaifi

president , Gulf Center for Development

Expertise in International relations working for Ministry of Labour in Qatar for 16 years. Worked in Qatar Mission in Geneva following with ILO and IOM. Currently President of the Gulf Center for Development, NGO, in France to follow with International Organizations in Geneva

Ajaogo Onyedika

Researcher , Independent

Juliana Dal Pino

Senior Manager, External Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

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Christa Horvath

services agent, Groupama

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Angie Lavela von Ballmoos

Minister Counselor, Embassy of Liberia

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Policy counselor, Benelux Union

Ion Valentina

Director Business Strategy - Tax, Revenue and Public Finances, Microsoft Corporation

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Aarunima Bhatnagar

Chief, Communication for Development (C4D), UNICEF

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Consultant en transports et mobilité urbaine, Eco-access

David H. Deans

Principal Consultant, GeoActive Group

Technology, Media, Telecom analyst, consultant, columnist - digital multi-platform practitioner - commercial transmedia storyteller @dhdeans

Arwin Sharma

Managing Director & Principal Consultant, Odyssea Globale Ltd.

A specialized Advisory & Consultancy associated with Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN), African Union (AU), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) & Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Secretariats, placing emphasis for the development of creative, innovative & strategic economic propositions integrating its Member States and Island Nations.
Mike Mansfield

Project Manager, Research Centre for Longevity Risk

I have been working as thought leader and program director in the area of longevity, retirement preparations, and inclusion and diversity. My key area of interest is exploring opportunities for the 100 Year Life so that we can continue to life our lives with a sense of financial security and purpose into ripe old age. I led the Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey for six years under the theme of creating a New Social Contract where the focus has been on building solidarity between stakeholders to create sustainable solutions that are inclusive of vulnerable groups where no one is left behind.

I also have a strong interest in inclusion and diversity and in that regard founded our company’s LGBT Employee Resource Group with chapters in the Netherlands, U.S., and U.K.