Elizabeth Villagomez

International Consultant and Researcher, VEV Consulting and Research
Ciaran O'Donnell

Policy and Projects Officer, Eurochild

Ciaran O’Donnell is a Policy and Project Officer at Eurochild, Europe’s premier umbrella network for children’s rights. At Eurochild he is responsible for coordinating research & policy projects that underpin Eurochild’s EU advocacy, primarily in the areas of children in alternative care and inequality in education.

Through his work, Ciaran supports Eurochild to shift the chess-pieces of European policymaking to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable children. He does through mobilising expertise across Europe, building Eurochild’s evidence base on key issues for children including poverty, alternative care and education, and represents the organisation at international expert fora, including with EU, CoE, UN and international civil society.

Song Bum SHIN

Minister, Permanent Delegation of Korea to the OECD

Song Bum SHIN is Minister of the Permanent Delegation of Korea to the OECD since 2018. He is currently in charge of social economic issues including culture, education, public diplomacy, and UN SDGs. He has served as a commercial diplomat in the Korean Government for more than 25 years, participating in numerous FTA negotiations of service trade, and various cooperation activities with multilateral organisations including the OECD and the APEC.   

Frances MacGuire

Policy Manager, Lancet Countdown

Dr Frances MacGuire’s career on climate change climate spans over three decades in research, policy, education and advocacy in academia, international NGOs and the NHS. Trained in the life sciences and public health, Frances has worked at the interface between science and policy making in climate change, air pollution and biodiversity protection taking a risk management perspective. Frances has led teams of climate advocates working within the UN climate negotiations and national teams in the UK, Australia, and the Pacific Island region. She has a strong interest in south/north collaboration, capacity building and health and social equity. In her current role as Policy Manager within the Lancet Countdown, Frances also chairs a WHO/Unicef/Lancet Working Group on children and climate change advocacy, as part of the global CAP2030 initiative.

Michael Sandel

Political Philosophy Professor and Author, Harvard University

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His writings—on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets--have been translated into 27 languages. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television.  It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek). Sandel’s books relate enduring themes of political philosophy to the most vexing moral and civic questions of our time.  They include What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets;  Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?;  The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering;  Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics;  Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy; and Liberalism and the Limits of Justice. Sandel has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, and delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford, the BBC’s Reith Lectures, and the Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence at the U.S. Library of Congress.  In 2016, East China Normal University (Shanghai) convened an international conference to explore points of contact between Sandel’s work and the Confucian tradition.

Rohini Anand

Principal and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC

Dr. Rohini Anand is Founder and CEO of Rohini Anand LLC providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. Widely considered a leading expert on organizational transformation, corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion, Rohini Anand is a sought after thought leader and a published author. Her upcoming book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, is available for pre-order on Amazon and Bookshop.org and on bookdepository for international orders.

Most recently Rohini was SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. She reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo’s North America Executive Committee. Rohini successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and CR. Sodexo’s global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution.

Rohini has been featured in several articles including in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Rohini has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many accolades including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, the Maryland International Business Leadership Award, the American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Individual Leader Award, Webster University’s Women of Influence Award, the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), Ascend’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, and the Diversity Leadership Star Award by Diversity Woman.

Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She serves on the boards of several organiSations including WomenLift Health a Gates Foundation initiative, Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity initiative, Tent Partnership for Refugees and Galt Foundation. She also serves on the Charter Communications External Diversity and Inclusion Council and chaired the Catalyst Board of Advisors. Rohini is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board and is a member of their Diversity and Inclusion Institute.

Kieron O'Hara & Wendy Hall

Emeritus fellow, Electronics and Computer Science; Executive Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Kieron O’Hara is an emeritus fellow in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He had a central involvement in the development of Web Science, and researches into the politics and philosophy of technology. He specialises in the Internet and the World Wide Web, focusing on privacy, trust and ethics, as they bear on the creation and use of data and the development of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He has written several books, for both general and technical audiences. His latest is Four Internets (2021, Oxford University Press, with Dame Wendy Hall), about the geopolitics of Internet governance. He also writes on political theory, particularly conservatism, and the British Conservative Party. His next book, The Seven Veils of Privacy, will be published by Manchester University Press.

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement), and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science. She is well known for her development of the Microcosm hypermedia system in the mid-1980s, which was a forerunner to the World Wide Web.

In addition to playing a prominent role in the development of her subject, she also helps shape science and engineering policy and education. Through her leadership roles on national and international bodies, she has shattered many glass ceilings, readily deploying her position on numerous national and international bodies to promote the role of women in SET and acting as an important role model for others. With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science. She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Many of Wendy’s previous roles include: President of the ACM, President of BCS, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, was a founding member of the European Research Council and Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG, was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s Artificial Intelligence Review, which was published in October 2017, is the UK government’s first Skills Champion for AI and is a member of the newly formed AI Council. In May 2020, she was appointed Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute and joined the BT Technology Advisory board in January 2021.

Renee N. Salas

Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Renee N. Salas is a leading expert at the nexus of climate change, health, and health care. She is Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI),  a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a practicing emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salas has served as the lead author of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018 and founded the Working Group of over 70 U.S. organizations, institutions, and centers.

She was a Co-Director for the first Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium - in partnership with The New England Journal of Medicine - and spearheads the broader Initiative. She serves on the planning committee for the National Academy of Medicine’s Climate Change and Human Health Grand Challenge and has testified before Congress. Dr. Salas engages in research on how climate change is impacting the healthcare system and developing evidence-based adaptation, lectures and serves on committees at the nexus of climate and health nationally and internationally, and advises and publishes in high impact medical journals. Her work and expertise are regularly featured in mainstream media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, Time, and the Associated Press.

Jennifer Morris

Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

Jennifer Morris is The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Executive Officer. For the past 25 years, Morris has dedicated her life to protecting the environment for people and nature. She brings decades of global leadership, proven management skills, and a passion for conservation to the organization and its ambitious mission—conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. At The Nature Conservancy, Morris leads nearly 4,000 global staff who are dedicated to creating a world where people and nature thrive together. Her teams bring diverse groups together in a collaborative way to transform business practices, shape government policies, and leverage rigorous science to prove and scale on-the-ground conservation work.

John Damonti

President, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation; BMS Patient Assistance Foundation

John Damonti is the President of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Patient Assistance Foundation funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global bio-pharmaceutical Company. John has more than 30 years of experience working in the areas of health policy, government affairs and social responsibility. The mission of the BMS Foundation is to seek innovative approaches to reducing health disparities by strengthening community-based healthcare worker capacity, medical care and community-based supportive services, and by mobilizing communities to fight disease. John began his career as Manager of Community and Government Relations for Mutual of New York. He was also Director of the Primerica Foundation (now part of Citigroup) and before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb served as Director of State Government Relations for Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis). In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a member of the Board of the New Academy of Medicine where he is also a Fellow and the advisory boards of Seed of Africa and NOMI Network. John received his Master’s in Social Work Policy from Fordham University and has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Fordham University and the Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr Seth Berkley

Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Since 2011, I have been proudly serving Gavi as its CEO. During this time my focus has been to use my experience, as an epidemiologist and expert in vaccine development, to lead Gavi in its mission to improve access to new and underused vaccines and improve coverage and equity in poor countries. Under my leadership, in 2015 Gavi successfully raised US$ 7.5 billion in commitments during its last replenishment and has helped to reduce vaccine prices and assure a healthy vaccine market. This supported Gavi’s largest expansion, immunising an additional 300 million of the world’s poorest children and preventing 5-6 million deaths. By continuing to increase immunisation coverage, we will not only save more lives, but will also help lift millions of lives out of poverty. We will also build out the health system to deliver vaccines to the underserved, extending the base of the pyramid for primary healthcare. We continue to seek innovative ways to improve vaccination and by helping countries to improve outbreak response we are also reducing the threats to global health security. All this will prepare Gavi for what is likely to be its most challenging strategic period, post-2020, while providing solid foundations for the global health community as it takes on the most ambitious new global agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals. As a global health leader, my mandate is very clear: to ensure that no one is left behind, by creating a world where life-saving vaccines are available to everyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay.
Andrea Gómez & Antonio J. Jara

CMO & CEO, HOPU (HOP Ubiquitous S.L.)

Andrea Gómez (CMO). She has a strong experience in creativity/design, marketing and communication. She holds a Master in research & dissemination of the Cultural Heritage and a PhD in Communication / Marketing about Smart Destinations, which verses about the use of ICTs for the dissemination and protection of the cultural heritage based on the needs of the new generations as Millennials, Z and Hashtags. Andrea works actively in product/service development, working on solutions that are focused on the final users (citizens & visitors) with methodologies as Design Thinking & co-creation, developing solutions that are directly based on the social & cultural needs. /// Antonio J. Jara (CEO), founder of HOP Ubiquitous S.L. (www.hopu.eu), and chair of Data Quality and IoT in IEEE. He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), Spain. These PhD results present a novel way to connect objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also carried out a MBA and entrepreneurship formation in the ENAE business school and UCAM (2012). He received entrepreneurship awards from ENAE (sponsored by SabadellCAM financial services), emprendeGo (sponsored by Spanish government), IPSO Alliance Award (Sponsored by Google) for its disruptive innovation in the IoT, selected and mentored by the acceleration program FIWARE. Antonio Jara as part of HOPU is focused on the Smart Cities market with solutions for citizens engagements and environmental monitoring (air quality sensors). Antonio Jara has also participated in over 100 international events about Internet of Things as Speaker, over 100 international publications / papers (~5000 citations and impact factor h=37), he holds several patents in the IoT domain and finally he has advised in the IoT domain to companies such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Founder & Director, Elijah Interfaith Institute

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein is the founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading figures in interreligious dialogue, specializing in bridging the theological and academic dimension with a variety of practical initiatives, especially involving world religious leadership.
Eric Lonergan & Mark Blyth

Co-authors, Angrynomics

Eric Lonergan is a macro fund manager, economist and author. He has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. Eric is the author of “Money”, first published in 2009, and the co-author of “Angrynomics”, published in 2020. ------ Mark Blyth is the William R. Rhodes ’57 Professor of International Economics, at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, at Brown University. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. The power of economic ideas is a common theme in Blyth’s work, as seen in his recent award winning Book, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea (New York: Oxford University Press 2015); The Future of the Euro (New York: Oxford University Press 2015), and in his most recent book Angrynomics (New York: Columbia University Press 2020).