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Gilad co-founded ASOCS in 2003 and has been spearheading the company as Chief Executive Officer ever since. Bringing with him extensive knowledge in mobile and telecommunications, he holds over 25 years of hands-on experience in international sales, marketing and product management. Driven by his passion for disruptive technologies and the re-definition of existing markets, Gilad steered ASOCS towards its focus on cellular virtualization and mobile edge clouds.
Gilad holds several patents in the areas of signal processing and communications, and holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Information Systems and a B.A. in Economics & Business, both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Luis started working in the Bitcoin space in 2014 and, with his startup Bloom, focuses on bringing the blockchain to remittance businesses around the world. He authored the book “Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin,” which collects strategies and stories about the fast-growing Bitcoin remittance industry. (https://bit.ly/remitbook)
His writing has been featured in major publications such as Quartz, Techcrunch, The Next Web. He’s presented at conferences in over a dozen countries, including at the Latin American Bitcoin Conference, the World Crypto Economic Forum, the International Money Transfer Conference (IMTC), and the Brookings Blum Roundtable.
In 2017, he co-presented the first Remittance Technology Awards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. More recently, he was cited amongst the 50 Most Influential Payments Professionals at the World Payments Congress, and as one of the 50 Gamechangers Shaping the Philippines’ Future by Tatler Magazine.
Luis has been building tech startups in the Philippines for over a decade, blogs at medium.com/@cryptonigh, and is a prolific illustrator at cryptopop.net.
I had joined the Research Institute of China Telecom Corporation since 2002. I am currently the deputy chief engineer of the Research Institute and also the director of China Telecom Strategy and Innovation Branch Institute. My major fields are the research of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, block chain and other emerging technology areas.
Born 62 years ago, I’m one of the pioneers of chatbots, virtual assistants and what is now called Conversational AI (there is a little quotation on the Italian version of Wikipedia: as you can see, my Eloisa is in third place, after Eliza and Parry).
For most of my life I have been a professional programmer and freelance journalist. I created the virtual character Eloisa in 1992 and I immediately presented her to the Press (great success, on paper and 300 baud modems).
In 2007, I presented an algorithm that marks the transition from the syntax to the semantics level and transforms Eloisa into a Conversational AI (please note that Siri is dated 2010-2011).
In January 2018, I founded Eloisa Technologies with a native Moroccan girl and her Egyptian roommate, with the intent to create the first virtual assistant speaking the Arabic language (natively, not through Google Translator).
Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill.
Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.
Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.
Lex was recently awarded the CBE for services to the UK economy.
Chaobin Yang currently serves as President of 5G Product Line and is responsible for strategic planning, development and delivery of Huawei’s 5G solutions, bringing the next generation of wireless technology to a hyper-connected society.
Prior to this role, Mr. Yang was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line where he was responsible for strategic planning and marketing activities for Huawei’s wireless product portfolio. Mr. Yang led the planning and R&D teams and collaborated with key industry partners worldwide to promote the healthy development of the industry chain and universal applications, accelerating the proliferation of 3G and 4G networks. He was also the founder of Huawei’s Mobile Innovation Center, and inventor of the industry pioneering SingleRAN solution.
Mr. Yang joined Huawei in 1998, working on UMTS signal processing algorithms. In 2000, he became the head of Huawei Wireless Research, where he made significant contributions to the evolution of WCDMA/HSPA/LTE. From 2008 to 2011, He served as the head of Huawei’s LTE Product Line and Huawei’s R&D center in Sweden.
Mr. Yang received a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998.
Ian has held a variety of Cyber Security leadership, advisory, strategy, sales, marketing, product management, and technical roles across Asia Pacific and Europe in some of the world’s leading companies including McAfee, Ernst & Young, and IBM.
He has built, led and managed teams with multi-million-dollar sales, operational and delivery targets, defined and executed go-to-market strategies based on market analysis and needs, set corporate and product strategy, brought new products to market, run major cyber transformation programs and engagements, delivered keynote presentations at industry events, been interviewed and quoted in the media, and contributed articles to a variety of publications.
Keerthi Dashnamurthy leads Nokia WING Business Development in APAC region, focusing on establishing business partnerships with the mobile operators in APAC region while creating the IoT ecosystem of cross-industry alliances and partnerships. Counting on 18 years of experience from various roles, Keerthi has successfully executed Sales and GTM strategies for number of new emerging technology products and services in APAC region empowering the CSPs to be at forefront of the innovation. Prior to Nokia, he was heading the IoT Services Sales for APAC region at Ericsson and in Bridge Alliance, a mobile operator alliance, designed and launched the regional IoT strategy for service providers across multiple markets covering Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Dr Aakash Ganju is a healthcare entrepreneur and the founder of Saathealth, a digital platform committed to helping communities building healthier childhoods for children. In this role, Aakash has led the design, deployment and partnerships that have led to over 60,000 downloads of the Saathealth app within 4 months of launch.
Previously, Aakash co-founded Avegen, a mission driven healthcare company that uses technology to design human centered experiences for patients. Trained in medicine and management, he has earlier led large research teams at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson and developed mobile health solutions for underserved populations in India and Africa. For the last 10 years, he has led multi-partner consortia to develop and deploy sustainable health technology solutions serving patients in the HIV and women’s health domains. In earlier roles, Aakash worked with the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action to launch a large scale maternal messaging program in India. He was also part of the Founding team that launched Together, a digital platform that uses feedback from mothers to drive improvements in providers’ quality of care indicators.
Aakash is a keen student of emerging mobile trends in India (particularly in urban underserved segments) and their implications for scaled digital health solutions. He is also the author of “A Glass Half-Full”, a recently published book on healthcare innovation in India. Aakash is passionate about the role of collaboration, technology, human centricity and win-win solutions to build healthcare experiences of the future.
Enshen Huang is the Founder & CEO of XENIRO. A newly founded startup focusing on building a telecom consortium ecosystem, combining 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) and Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) in empowering operators 5G potentials.
With over 20+ years of experience in the ICT industry (Telecom, Cloud & IT) working across both Europe and the Asia Pacific region. In his previous role, he spent over 10+ years in the IT & Consulting field, and the last 9 years at Ericsson AB for region North East Asia as Head Principal consultant (Business unit Digital Services). Engaging in the operator’s space with domain specialties for 5G | IoT | NFV and Hyperscale Cloud Infrastructure.
Enshen brings diversified experience in strategic consulting, business model transformation, Solutions development with combined management expertise. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Economics from London University and holds an Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
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Charles Miller is co-founder and CEO of UbiquitiLink. UbiquitiLink plans to bridge the digital divide by connecting all 7.7 billion people on this planet, everywhere. Using small satellites, UbiquitiLink plans to provide last-mile connectivity to the 90% of planet Earth where it is uneconomical to build cell towers.
Miller is a serial space entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in the space industry. Charles has been the founder or co-founder of multiple private space ventures and organizations. One of Charles’ previous startups is NanoRacks, which has delivered more than 700 payloads to space and is the current world leader in nanosatellite launches. Charles served as NASA’s Senior Advisor for Commercial Space from 2009-2012 where he advised NASA leadership on commercial public private partnerships. At NASA, he managed USG teams that developed strategies for commercial development of reusable launch vehicles, on-orbit satellite servicing, orbital debris removal, microgravity applications, lunar development, space communications, and space solar power. Charles’ clients have included NASA, DARPA, the USAF, and many private commercial space firms.
Theresa Hoang is the founder & CEO of Women’s Crypto Playground, a spiritual entrepreneur, crypto investor, digital marketer, eCom specialist, adventurer, tarot reader, free spirit, proud nerd, and global traveler. She believes in the power of diversity and is dedicated to contributing to a world where business opportunities are available to all.
Sihong Zhang is the chief engineer of AI solution at ZTE Corporation. He has been engaged in research on innovative solutions in the telecom field for more than 15 years, with a deep understanding of the development trend of networks. He is devoted to research in many areas such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, SDN/NFV, IP networks, wireless Communications etc, especially the application of artificial intelligence technology in the field of network intelligence. He is currently responsible for the planning of ZTE artificial intelligence end-to-end solution.
Mr. He Wei is Chief Architect of ZTE MANO solution, in charge of MANO(incl. Slicing Orchestration) product & solution planning. He has worked in ZTE for over 15 years focusing on management domain, and now leading the management & operation transformation based on SDN/NFV even to 5G network slicing orchestration. Mr. He has been involved in many global carriers commercial virtualization projects in terms of MANO design and planning, to provide proposals of the operation reconstruction strategy in actual commercial deployment for Mutiple Operators such as China Mobile, China Unicom, VEON etc.; He is familiar to ETSI/3GPP specification of MANO/NSMF component architecture, functionalities, interfaces definition, and on behalf of ZTE in most open source projects activities, having a deep comprehension of the MANO industry development trends.