Speakers 2018-11-16T10:53:23+00:00

SPEAKERS

THE HON. Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH

Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development​
Republic of Mauritius

THE HON. YOGIDA SAWMYNADEN

Minister of Technology,
Communication & Innovation

Republic of Mauritius

MR FRANÇOIS GUIBERT

CEO
Economic Development Board 

Republic of Mauritius

‘France is AI’ is the largest european nonprofit organization (powered by France Digitale) gathering the actors of the French AI ecosystem: 300 startups, 100 research labs, large corporates, engineering schools, universities and investors

DAMIEN GROMIER

Président
France is AI
France

Cyrus Hodes is advising the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. In this role he oversees work on international governance of AI as well as the use of AI towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

CYRUS HODES

AI Expert
UAE

DR ABDALLA KABLAN

Fintech Entrepreneur &
Advisor to the Gov. of Malta.
United Kingdom

HANS CHRISTENSEN

Vice President – Dtec
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
UAE

F.E. (EDWIN) DIENDER

Vice President, Government & Public Utility Sector, Enterprise Business Group
Huawei Technologies
China

GILBERT REVEILLON

President ICT & Digital Economy
CNCCEF
France

Often referred to as Venture Idealist, Dr Satyam is one of Top 50 candidates in India nominated to be on the Corporate Boards by the AgendaWeek, The Financial Times Group publication.

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
United States

NICOLAS BRIEN

CEO
France Digitale
France

ISABELLE RYL

Head of Prairie Project
Inria
France

JORGE SEBASTIAO

CTO EcoSystem
Huawei
UAE

TARIQ QUREISHY

Founder & CEO
Mad Talks Group
UAE

Dr Sid advises senior leaders and executive teams in the government and the private sector on developing and implementing frameworks to forecast, predict, and make projections about business events that may impact their strategy.

DR SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
UAE

Axel Angeli has a reputation as SAP guru and protagonist for Ultra-Large Distributed Computing System that includes such trends like the Internet of Things, SOA and cloud computing since the 1990s.

AXEL ANGELI

Digital Transformation Evangelist;
Founder, Logosworld;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
Germany

RICHARD ARLOVE

Regional CEO (AMEA)
Ocorian Corporate Services Ltd
Republic of Mauritius

Some of the companies Dinis created reached $300 plus million in valuation. Dinis has advised & was responsible for some top 100 cryptocurrencies worldwide. He is also listed in various global FinTech, blockchain and AI industry top lists as an influencer in position top 10/20 or 100.

DINIS GUARDA

Author, CEO & Founder
Ztudium – Blocksdna – Intelligenthq
United Kingdom

David is a Data-Driven AI Guru with 14+ years of international experience in top companies, working on data monetisation, analytics, data science, Big Data, AI, ML, business intelligence, product innovation, applied research, strategic consultancy and business-focused applications.

DAVID MILLAN

Global Head of Data Science & AI
Vodafone Group
Spain

ANVITA VARSHNEY

Managing Partner
Venture Catalysts
UAE

SHATEEAUM SEWPAUL

General Manager
Harel Mallac Technologies Ltd
Republic of Mauritius

TUGCE ERGUL

Partner
Angel Labs
United States

UPENDRA NAMBURI

Founder
Ideaearth
India

SHABEER NELLIKODE

Founder and Managing Director
Universal Hospitals
UAE

Sarvapali, a Mauritian native has won multiple best paper awards for his work at top AI conferences. His papers have been cited more than 2000 times (according to Google Scholar) and his work has featured in various media including BBC News, New Scientist, EPSRC Pioneer, and Wired

SARVAPALI (GOPAL) RAMCHURN

Prof. of AI
University of Southampton
United Kingdom

A Crop Information Management System, the Krishi Suchak Android App enables individual growers to get a monthly yield map of their plots on mobile devices. ERP tracks every vehicle in the fleet to allow dynamic harvest planning and re-planning alongside saving Harvest and Transport costs.

SURAJ DIXIT

Founder & CEO
Nubesol
India