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Vyacheslav Polonski is a researcher at the University of Oxford, focusing on complex social networks, collective behaviour and technology adoption. He is the founder and CEO of Avantgarde Analytics, a machine learning startup that harnesses AI & behavioural psychology for the next generation of algorithmic campaigns. In 2017, Vyacheslav completed his PhD studies at the University of Oxford as an ESRC Scholar. Prior to his PhD, Vyacheslav completed an MSc in the Social Sciences of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute and a BSc in Management at LSE. Vyacheslav is an active member of the World Economic Forum having participated in multiple conferences as a Global Shaper (2015, 2016, 2017) and member of the WEF Expert Network (2017). In 2018, Forbes Magazine featured him in the European Forbes 30 Under 30 list for law and policy. His research and commentary have been highlighted in the media, including in The Independent, Forbes, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Scientific American and The New York Times.
Mr. Patrick Newton Bondo is a Main NGOs Representative to the United Nations and Chief Executive Officer of the Outreach Social Care Project (OSCAR) a grass-roots, non-profit organization, which supports children, adults and young families in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province in eastern South Africa and in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo- DRC since 2008. Mr. Patrick Newton Bondo and Outreach Social Care Project are tackling DRC and South Africa’s overwhelming development challenges. I speak English, French, Swahili, Zulu, Bemba and Luba; I had a great opportunity to travel the world, meeting great people. Mr. Patrick Newton Bondo graduated in Social work at Te Wananga O Aotearoa (University of New Zealand) and in Development Leadership at St. Francis Xavier University (Canada). What inspires me in my life is the opportunity to make a difference to the people around me. It’s why I do the work that I do, and it inspires me in my personal life as well. My goal is to continue to enhance my skills and abilities so that I can further my development as an individual and as a leader. I am passionate about driving forward a worthwhile cause with a group of like- minded individuals (Responsible, active in the community and team player). I have worked with close in partnership with United Nations agencies, Government Departments, Private Sectors, Civil Society and Non-governmental organization for accountability and sustainability. Combined impact of these activities I helped inform United Nations agencies, governments and communities about the solutions needed to tackle Human Rights challenges, Education, Health, extreme poverty and exclusion, as well as facilitated cross-sector partnerships to promote rights and identity opportunities for the youth and women. I am inspired by those that can look beyond today's current challenges to see the big picture and by those that believe they can influence positive change that will result in better outcomes. I was awarded by the New Zealand Government- Manukau City Council for the great Service to the Community of the people of New Zealand. I was born in Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo formally Zaire. I am committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which offers an historic opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and endure no one is left behind under the 2030 Agenda. I value the power of communities. I know that by working together and building capacity, we can achieve the greatest goals. I will continue working to protect and empower women, girls and children by ensuring their right to education, health, sexual and reproductive health care, to safety from gender-based violence, and to economic and social empowerment. Together we can make this world a better place for all. One of my greatest passions is helping others. When I was younger, I enjoyed helping my mom with household repairs. As I grew older, that habit grew and I desired to help others as well. I like helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.
Nicola Hazell is a leading voice on gender equality and social innovation. With a career spanning media, politics, public affairs, and now tech, she is a driving force for women in leadership, working across the startup, corporate and government sectors to drive greater investment in women-led businesses. As the founding director of SheStarts – a world-class accelerator program supporting and investing in women-led startups – Nicola has been a champion of significant change in Australia’s startup ecosystem, establishing a new model for inclusive entrepreneurship. Under Nicola’s leadership, SheStarts was named Australian Accelerator of the Year in 2017, attracted the backing of global brands such as Google and Microsoft, and produced an award-winning documentary series which reached more than half a million views in its first season and went on to secure a world-first partnership with LinkedIn for distribution of its second season. Nicola is a highly sought-after international speaker and advisor, and holds roles on the OECD’s Expert Advisory Committee on Digital Transformation; Australian advocacy organisation The Parenthood; the Global Summit of Women; and the CEBIT Women in Tech Advisory Committee.
Jacques van den Broek is the CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of Randstad, the global leader in HR services industry. After graduating in law, Jacques held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad as a branch manager. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek is responsible for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, he is responsible for Business Concept Development and Public Affairs.