Adriana Maritza Angarita Cala

CEO. SenecaLab

CEO and founder of SenecaLab, co-founder of the EdUp Podcast in Spanish, President of Inn.kind FIED, Member of the Board of Directors of APEDE and member of CONEAUPA. She was rector of two universities in Panama, President of the Association of Private Universities of Panama for two periods, Director of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Private Enterprise for 3 periods, moderator of the Panama table at NAFSA two consecutive years. International speaker with articles in newspapers and magazines such as the Colombian Computing Magazine. He has a certification in ontological coaching from the Rafael Echeverria school, a certification in Project Management from the University of Texas, in Finance from INCAE, and in effective negotiation from KARRAS. Trained by the ILO in Macro and Microeconomics, female business leadership and strategic lobbying and effective communication. She has a Master’s Degree in E-Learning from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya with distinction of meritorious thesis and is a Systems Engineer from UNAB.

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Ahmed Elgammal

Professor. Rutgers University

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and an Executive Council Faculty at the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. Dr. Elgammal has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books in the fields of computer vision, machine learning and digital humanities. Dr. Elgammal research on knowledge discovery in art history, AI-art generation, and AI-based art authentication have received global media attention, including several reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, NBC, CBS News, Science News, and many others. In 2016, a TV segment about his research, produced for PBS, has won an Emmy award. He led the AI team that completed Beethoven’s 10th symphony, which received worldwide media coverage. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

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Ainhoa Marcos

VP Education Spain. ODILO

With over 20 years’ experience in the education sector and in Public Administration, she leads the Government, Universities and Education teams at ODILO. She has experience as a teacher in Spain and the United States, collaborates as a teacher of Big Data in Education in the Master’s in Digital Teaching Competence at the UAX and UNIR and is part of the Women Leaders in Education Association.

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Al Naaman

Al Naaman Al Naamani

Board Member - NWIS. New world international school Oman

An entrepreneur with passion in sports and technology. Achieved a master’s degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Kingston University in London. I currently sit in the board of directors in New World International School with a focus on building strategies related to bring on board innovative methods of teaching and learning aiming to foster a leading learning environment for the school and it’s students. As well, I have been appointed to lead Omani’s Padel committee due to my experience in establishing the first padel club in the country.

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Albert Triola

Senior Vicepresident EMEA & Country Leader Spain, Oracle
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Alberto Iglesias

Journalist. El Español

Alberto Iglesias Fraga is a journalist, heading the specialised portal DISRUPTORES, published in EL ESPAÑOL. For fifteen years, he has been following the latest innovations in digital transformation both in specialised press (Computerworld, CIO, TICbeat…) and economic (Business Insider) and generalist (El Mundo, La Razón). He is the only Spanish journalist who has interviewed the world’s top technology leaders (SAP, Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Dell, VMware, Red Hat, IBM, HP, Salesforce, Meta…), as well as numerous Nobel Prize winners, many CIOs, and prominent researchers from MIT, Stanford, or the Max Planck Institute.

For his work, Iglesias Fraga has been recognised with more than a dozen national and international awards, such as the XVI Accenture Journalism Award, the Internet Day Award for the Best Personal Brand on Social Networks, the European Digital Mindset Award, or the APTE awards for the dissemination of science and technology parks in 2019 and 2020. He has also been chosen several times as one of the main influencers in startups and cybersecurity in the Spanish-speaking world.

Professor of applied artificial intelligence in journalism in the Master’s programme at Camilo José Cela University and guest lecturer at the University of Extremadura, UC3M, and the Rey Juan Carlos University. Speaker on innovation and cutting-edge technologies for more than 30 companies and trainer in corporate spokespersonship for large multinational corporations. Judge in international competitions of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Alejandra Bedmar Arrogante

Primary Education Degree Student. Camilo Jose Cela University

My name is Alejandra and I am currently studying a degree in Primary Education at Camilo José Cela University.

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Alejandro Díaz Garreta

Director, Global Education Forum
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Alexander Schindler

Former Board Member of Union Investment Asset Management

Alexander Schindler has advised European and international investors, asset managers and family offi ces on business strategy and investment portfolio allocations for almost four decades. He is serving on the supervisory boards of several fi nancial institutions. Alexander has been a board member of Union Investment, served as President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and as President of the BVI (Confederation of German Investment and Asset Management Companies). In his capacity he served as a member of the Securities & Markets Stakeholder Group at the European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA) and as a member of the High-Level Forum of the European Commission. He is a qualifi ed banker and lawyer by profession.

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Alfonso González Hurtado de Mendoza

President ESdeEs

Higher education professional.

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Alfonso Herrero Rodríguez

Europa Press Education, Science and Universities Editor. Europa Press

Press in 2016. In these years I have been a culture and society editor and the weekend editor for the national section. Currently, I am in charge of Education, Science, and Universities matters.

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Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez

CEO & Director, SharpBrains

Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking applied neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. A recognised public speaker, he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Reuters and the Associated Press, among others. Álvaro is the Editor-in-Chief of seminal market reports on Pervasive Neurotechnology and Digital Brain Health, and co-author of the acclaimed books The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age and El Cerebro que Cura. He enjoys serving on the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future
of Mental Health, and in the Global Teacher Prize Academy run by the Varkey Foundation. Álvaro holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and
a BA in Economics from Universidad de Deusto and was also named a Young Global Leader in 2012.

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Alvin W. Graylin

Author “Our Next Reality”. Global VP, HTC

Alvin Wang Graylin is a recognized technology pioneer, entrepreneur, executive, and thought leader with 30+ years of experience delivering innovative products in the AI, XR and semiconductor industries. He is the co-author of Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse will Reshape the World, published by Hachette Book Group. Having built his foundation in VR research at the Human Interface Technology Lab over 30 years ago, Alvin has also developed his expertise in AI and Natural Language Processing after extensive studies at the University of Washington and MIT. In his recent professional journey, Alvin served as the China President of HTC (2016-2023) and continues to contribute as Global VP of Corporate Development at HTC, a global leader in the VR/AR space. His commitment to the immersive computing field is further reflected in his roles as Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA), President of the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), and co-head of the ViveX VR Accelerator. Alvin’s entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by his founding of four venture-backed startups in areas ranging from AI-based natural language search, mobile social to big-data AI analytics, across China and the US. His broad operational experience also includes global P&L roles at multinational corporations like Intel, Trend Micro, WatchGuard Technologies, and IBM. Alvin holds an M.S. in Computer Science from MIT, where he specialized in AI, and an M.S. in Business from MIT’s Sloan School of Management on the entrepreneurship and operations track. He also earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, focused on VR, AI, and CPU architecture. He was born in China during the Cultural Revolution and emigrated to the U.S. in 1980 as the country’s reform period started. Alvin has recently relocated back to the U.S. after almost 20 years working/living in China during its internet/mobile boom and is currently based in Seattle, Washington.

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Amanda Nolen

Co-founder, NilesNolen and Venture Partner, Emerge Education

Amanda Nolen is a Co-founder of NilesNolen, a bespoke agency specialized in large-scale workforce learning transformations, where she spearheads global “”rightskilling”” initiatives for companies like Google and HSBC, while advising EdTech firms and investors. She is also Venture Partner at Emerge Education, Board Member at Filtered and Strategic Advisor to several startups. A sought-after speaker, she shares insights at top conferences such as Learning Technologies UK, ASU-GSV and WebSummit, is the author of a popular LinkedIn Learning course (‘The Future of Workplace Learning’) and is faculty at IE University. Amanda is also one of the founders of ElleCap, a global network of women who invest in the Future of Education. Born in the US but based in Madrid for 25 years, Amanda is fluent in tapas and wine!

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Andrés Pedreño

Founder, 1Million Bot
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Andrés Pulgarín

CEO. Botslovers

CEO and Co-Founder of Botslovers “the Chat GPT of Customer Service”, Colombian Software Engineer, specialised in Generative Artificial Intelligence, with over 20 years’ experience in technology, entrepreneurship and training.

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Annelien Bredenoord

Rector Magnificus. Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prof dr Annelien Bredenoord (1979) is Rector Magnificus of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and professor of Ethics of (Biomedical) Technologies at Erasmus School of Philosophy. She has rich experience in executive and non-executive roles and works on the intersection of education, health care, technology & innovation, ethics and politics. She has been a member of the Senate of Dutch Parliament and groupleader from 2015 – 2023.

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Anshul Arora

Education Entrepreneur and Investor, Edvance Group
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Antonio Guzmán Sacristán

Director of Discovery&Innovation. Telefonica Digital Innovation

With a career spanning over 10 years in Telefónica, alternating between leadership positions in innovation or business units, and preceded by many years dedicated to developing his scientific capabilities in the Academia, Antonio Guzmán has demonstrated a pioneering vision by leading highly innovative strategic projects that face the task of complying with strict regulations in multiple countries. He has specialized in cutting-edge fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and lately, quantum computing, merging them to create unique and meaningful solutions that leverage the capabilities of future networks. Today, Antonio is the Director of Discovery at Telefónica Digital Innovation (TID). He maintains a balance between his passion for innovation and the need to be relevant to the business, creating a bridge between the innovative and the practical with the challenge of ensuring that Telefónica captures the opportunities brought by early innovation.

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Arpad von Lazar

Chairman, International Advisory Board, SEK Education Group

Professor Emeritus Arpad von Lazar taught for over three decades at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), the oldest postgraduate school in International Relations in the United States. At the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mr. von Lazar founded the International Development Program, the International Policies Program on Resources and Environment, and the International Commercial Relations Program. He has been a visiting and guest professor at a multitude of prestigious universities around the world – in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, he has served as an advisor for several international governments, businesses, corporations, organisations and educational institutions, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the World Bank.

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Ben Nelson

Chairman & CEO. Minerva Project

Ben Nelson founded Minerva in 2011 to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world. He built Minerva University, now ranked #1 globally, and Minerva Project, to share Minerva’s model.

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Ben Ziff

US Embassy in Cuba
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Bertold Friedlender

President, Hadassah Academic College

Bertold Fridlender obtained his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Chile and his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from UCLA. He was the founder of the Biotechnology Programme at Hadassah College Jerusalem and chairman of the programme until August 2012 when he became the President of the
College. Prof. Fridlender has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey since 2005. He has extensive academic and industrial experience in botanical therapeutics and biotechnology including drugs, supplements and food, and has served as Managing Director and CEO of several biotechnology startup companies located in Israel, Italy and the US. His leadership, experience and initiative ensured a significant international grant, Bio-Xplore, financed by the EU for the identification of Mediterranean plants with medicinal capabilities. The initiative continues with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Israeli research institutions.

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Bijay Dhungana

Vice-President. International Centre of Excellence For Innovative Learning (ICEFIL)

20+ years’ experience helping Education Institutions achieve/implement their digital transformation journey across EMEA and emerging markets of Asia and Africa. I was UNESCO Co-coordinator of sub-theme: ICT and Distant Learning and Education in Emergencies for International Taskforce on Teachers for Education 2030. Since 2013, I have been significantly involved to expand teacher training capacity for refugees and host communities in East Africa and digitalization of basic education delivery in West Africa 2013.

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Bruce Magid

Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Golden Gate University

Dr Magid currently serves as Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Golden Gate University. He joined GGU in 2022 as Dean of the Ageno School of Business. He
started his career at the Ministry of Planning in Venezuela and worked at Bank of America from 1977 to 1998. In 2000, he entered the higher education sector, at Michigan State University. He later worked at San Jose State University, at Brandeis University International Business School, the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership and was Chair of Financial Markets and Institutions. Bruce returned to California in 2016, serving as EVP University Partnerships for an international education partnering organisation. After a one-year hiatus as consultant and Executive Chairman of a start-up, he returned to higher education. His academic credentials include an MA in International Relations, an MA in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a PhD in Economics, Business Law & Comparative Politics from Tufts University.

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Carla Aerts

Education Thought leader and advisor

Carla is a global expert and thought leader, engaged in the reinvention of education elevated through digital technologies, AI and the learning sciences. She set up and ran the Think Tank the Tmrw Institute in interdisciplinary dialogue with international stakeholders in education for politics to learners, ran the Next Billion EdTech Prize for start-ups in socio-economically challenged contexts and was involved in WEF activities on AI and Childhood and the development of an associated toolkit. She was Director of Futures at the Institute of Education – UCL, Global Digital Director at Cambridge University Press and Director of Digital Change at Hodder Education. Her passion lies in the reinvention of education in international contexts and working with, mentoring and coaching start-ups as well as working with innovators, learners, policy makers, educators and academia, from early years to lifelong learning, with a learner-centred focus.. She is on the advisory board and an innovation consultant for Erasmus University Rotterdam, a member of the oversight committee for DEFI at Cambridge University (Hughes Hall) and a Trustee at Big Education, amongst others. Carla provides thought leadership, strategic development, consultancy, advisory and coaching or mentorship to international organisations and start-ups, increasingly engaging with the AI opportunity (as well as challenges) for better learning and learner-centric education. She challenges the education status-quo.

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Carla Wade

Senior Director of External Relations, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Carla Wade is the Senior Director of External Relations at CoSN working with policy and advocacy, partnerships, and professional advancement. Prior to joining CoSN, Carla served as the Digital Innovations Lead at the Oregon Department of Education. She also served as a technical advisor to the US Department of Education on digital learning, evaluation, data collection and analysis and EdFact reporting. Carla has been an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) serving on the Board of Directors 2006-08 and currently serves on the SETDA Board of Directors as the Emeritus Board member. She has been an intellectual co-author of numerous conferences and summits including; the State Educational Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) National Leadership Institutes and Education Forums, US Department of Education meetings on Data and Program Effectiveness, the international Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Leadership Institutes, the Oregon e-Learning Summit, the Oregon Ed Tech Professional Development Cadre, and various Federal Program regional and national meetings. Most recently, she served on the Technical Working Group for the development of the new US National Educational Technology Plan.

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Carlos Arroyo Abad

UCJC University professor and lead researchers IRTRG-23

Professor Doctor in Social and Legal Sciences with six years as a recognised researcher, he teaches at different Spanish universities, also joining as a researcher at the Centre for Legal Research (CIJ) – R&D Unit of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto -Portugal- . Previously, researcher at the Universidad Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique. Knight of the Order of Rizal. Member of the International Brotherhood of Researchers of Toledo. Member of the Community for Labour and Occupational Research and Study. Member of the International Police Association. He has participated in different national and international research projects, carried out research stays in Portugal and given conferences and participated in conferences in different countries. Specifically and beyond Spain, in Portugal, France, Italy, Slovenia, Latvia and Vatican City (Augustine Patristic Institute). He is the author of more than thirty national and international publications.

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Carlos Magro Mazo

Founder. Asociación Educación Abierta

Academic Director of the European Institute of Design, IED, Madrid and Vice President of the Open Education Association. I work as an independent consultant on digital transformation projects, especially in the educational field and corporate communication. Specialist in educational innovation, strategy, and digital communication.

I have been responsible for the Science and Society Program of the Madrid Region, director of the Scientific Information Office of the mi+d Foundation in the Ministry of Education of the Madrid Region, and responsible for the Madrid is Science Fair and the Science Week. From 2008 to 2012, he was Director of Innovation and Director of Communication and Marketing at EOI School of Industrial Organisation.

I have a degree in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and in Geography and History from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and an MBA from EOI School of Industrial Organization.

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Carlota Tovar

Director UCJC Foundation

Doctor of Industrial Engineering with more than twenty years of experience in R&D+i. Her main experience lies in promoting a culture of social impact in educational environments. She currently directs the Camilo José Cela University Foundation with the mission of promoting the social impact of the university and developing new generations of students aligned with its purpose.

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Carme Artigas

Co-Chair AI Advisory Body United Nations
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Carolina Andrada

Professor in the Faculty of Education and in the Faculty of Technology and Science of the UCJC

Doctor in Fine Arts, professor and undergraduate tutor at the Camilo José Cela University in the Faculty of Education, in the Faculty of Technology and Science and at UDIT, the University of Design and Technology of Madrid. His undergraduate teaching covers the areas of Fine Arts, Music and Audiovisual Narrative in Video Games.

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Charles Fadel

Founder & Chairman. Center for Curriculum Redesign

Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor; founder and chairman of Center for Curriculum Redesign; chair education committee at BIAC/OECD; Member of OECD AI Experts group; co-author of “Education for the Age of AI” (2024), “Artificial Intelligence in Education” (2019); “Four-Dimensional Education” (framework in 23 languages) and “21st Century Skills”. He has worked with education systems and institutions in more than 30 countries, and spent 25 years in technology management (M/A-COM; Analog Devices; and as founder of Neurodyne AI). Formerly: founder and president Fondation Helvetica Educatio (Geneva, Switzerland); Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, visiting scholar at MIT ESG and Wharton/Penn CLO, project director Harvard GSE; member President’s Council at Olin College of Engineering, angel investor with Beacon Angels. BSEE, MBA, seven patents awarded & one pending. Full Bio: http://curriculumredesign.org/about/team/#charles.

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Charlie Radman

Global Head of Education HP, CuE)
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Claude Vivier Le Got

Chairwoman of the Federation for European Education (FEDE)

Claude Vivier Le Got is the Chairwoman of the Federation for European Education (FEDE). Born on September 24, 1958, in France, she splits her time between France and the United Kingdom. She has dedicated her entire career to higher education and educational innovation. She completed a Master’s degree at ESC, followed by her studies in Business Management and Human Resources at HEC, Paris. A fervent activist for the defense of human rights and interculturality, Claude has been involved in associations from a very young age and later served as a local elected official. Convinced of the importance of cooperation, today she continues her work as the Chairwoman of the FEDE for higher and professional education, promoting civic skills, democratic values, and sustainable development.

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Cristina Villasante Chamorro

Partner. ECIJA Law and Technologies

IT Lawyer at ECIJA – Leader of the Blockchain area at ECIJA – Secretary of the Spanish Entertainment Association DENAE.

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Dan Levy

Senior Lecturer. Harvard University

Dan Levy has been a faculty member at Harvard University for 20 years, where he has held various positions related to promoting excellence in teaching and learning. He currently serves as the faculty director of the Public Leadership Credential, the Harvard Kennedy School’s flagship online learning initiative. He co-founded Teachly, a web application aimed at helping faculty members to teach more effectively and more inclusively. He has won several teaching awards, including the university-wide David Pickard Award for Teaching and Mentoring. He wrote the book “Teaching Effectively with Zoom” and “Maxims for Thinking Analytically”. His teaching was featured in a book called “Invisible Learning” written by David Franklin. He is passionate about effective teaching and learning, and enjoys sharing his experience and enthusiasm with others.

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Daniel Carrera Martín

Head of Technology. SEK International School el Castillo

A second career teacher with a previous career in the IT industry (IBM). I am currently in my 7h year of teaching Design and technology. I am inspired by the highly cognitive, non-routine nature of the profession. Teaching satisfies my need to learn new skills. It allows me to develop and share my deep passion for technology. Teaching technology also harnesses my most powerful character strength, that of helping people grow, learn, and achieve their goals.

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Daniel Truran

B Corp Ambassador- B Lab Europe
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David Martín Moncunill

Profesor. UCJC

PhD in Information and Knowledge Engineering (Computer Engineer). Associate Professor at UCJC, he is a member of the Computing and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CAILab). His professional work, outside the academic world, is focused on R&D management and direction. Technically and as a researcher, he is an expert in the area of human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, usability, and user experience (UX). He has participated as a researcher in more than 20 research projects, most of them in the European field (FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe). He is the research coordinator of the Faculty of Technology and Science and director of the degree in Robotics Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

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Debbie Gilmore

Executive Director. Arrowsmith

As a seasoned administrator and a visionary leader with a keen sense for strategy and forward thinking, Debbie has led educational teams for over 30 years to provide the best programming possible to their student communities. She been responsible for strategy and business development for the Arrowsmith organization, and is passionate about the brain’s role in learning, education and student success. She has an extensive and varied career, from teacher to principal to administrator and is passionate about continuous learning, systems thinking, and problem solving. She recognizes that neuroplastic programming belongs at a systematic level – and – nowhere more urgently than the educational system: where improved cognitive functioning can fundamentally enhance the student experience and build life long learners. She believes that the quick pace of change in the world requires adding the brain into the education equation.

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Diana Cembreros Castaño

Professor. Universidad Camilo José Cela
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Diana Hawari

Chief Information Officer. CoSN

Diana Hawari, recently elected as a CoSN board member, serves as the Chief Information Officer at the Dysart Unified School District. In this role, she ensures 23,000 preK-12 students have ubiquitous access to information. As a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), Ms. Hawari envisions creating an environment where students, staff, and the community enjoy safe and secure access to online resources and information. Her focus extends to fostering an understanding of data governance and digital citizenship while providing an infrastructure that supports the goals outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan.

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Dr. Gregory

Dr. Gregory Unruh

Arison Professor and Sustainability Editor MIT SMR. George Mason University

Gregory Unruh is the Arison Professor of Values Leadership at George Mason University in Washington DC. Dr. Unruh has published widely in influential journals like the Harvard Business Review and is currently the Sustainability Editor for the MIT Sloan Management Review. He teaches and lectures at major international conference like the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Global Compact.

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Eduardo López

Founder and Managing Partner, Columbus Avenue Investments

As founder and managing partner of Columbus Avenue Investments, Eduardo López is active in business across a wide range of industries, providing financing, consulting, advisory and management services. He has a degree in Education as well as decades of clinical, sales and marketing experience in the veterinary and human healthcare industries. Eduardo’s investment activities focus on companies with innovative products, services and technologies that have great potential to positively impact society. He is passionate about the idea of lifelong learning and the importance of empowering students from an early age with the cognitive tools to maximise their ability to do so.

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Elisa Silió

Journalist, El País
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Emmanuel Ajanma

Director of Technology. Barre Unified School District

Emmanuel Ajanma, CETL, is a K-12 Director of Technology with expertise and dedication to fostering and managing technology initiatives within the educational environment. He has over 20 years of experience in both public and private/parochial schools within and outside the United States. He is skilled in enhancing the learning experience of students and educators by designing and executing forward-thinking technology strategies that align with district objectives. Ajanma holds notable accolades, including Certified Cybersecurity Rubric Evaluator (CCRE) and Best Data Privacy Implementation Award. He also serves as a Vermont State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Planning Committee member.

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Enrique González

Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Master’s degree in English Linguistics, New Applications, and International Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid, and PhD in Education from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She began her teaching career as an English teacher in Secondary Education and as a Business English teacher in companies. Later, she joined university teaching at the Faculty of Teacher Training at the Autonomous University of Madrid. In 2012, she joined the teaching staff of Camilo José Cela University, teaching classes in the faculties of Communication, Architecture, and Education.

Her teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees covers the areas of general and technical English, Foreign Language Didactics, and Educational Technology. Her main research line is Computational Linguistics and its educational applications. She is a member of the Technology Enhanced Language Learning and colaborates with Cambridge University’s Learner Corpus project.

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Estíbaliz Mariela

Estíbaliz Mariela Pérez Pérez

Educational Consultant

Estíbaliz Pérez Pérez. International Consultant. His work has focused on the design and execution of proposals that promote learning with technologies, innovation from public policy and teacher training in digital skills, among which the promotion of mobile learning in Costa Rica through alliances stands out. . public-private and recently the execution of training activities to promote the integration of artificial intelligence in educational processes aimed at professionals in the sector. She is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Education at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has worked as a consultant for international organizations such as GIZ, UNESCO, IDB and the OEI, as well as Costa Rican public and private institutions. He is currently an associate professor at the ORT University of Uruguay and an academic at the State Distance University of Costa Rica.

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Faraón Llorens Largo

Smart Learning Research Group. Universidad de Alicante

US Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alicante. Director of the Higher Polytechnic School (2000-2005), Vice-rector of Technology and Educational Innovation (2005-2012) and Director of the Chair of Digital Transformation (2015-2023). Member of the Smart Learning research group. Co-leader of the GTI4U team (Government of Information Technologies for Universities). Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2022 from the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI). “AENUI Award for Teaching Quality and Innovation 2013”, awarded by the Association of University Computer Science Teachers. “Sapiens 2008 Professional” Award, awarded by the Official College of Computer Engineers of the Valencian Community. Research lines: artificial intelligence, video game design and gamification, application of digital technologies to education, IT governance and digital transformation of universities.

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Félix López Capel

SEK Labs, SEK Education Group

Director of SEK Lab, the first Edtech Accelerator in Spain, an initiative of SEK Education Group. Start-up mentor. Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship lecturer.

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Fernando Díaz del Castillo

Chief Learning and Technology Office, Mentu
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Fernando Valenzuela

CEO. Edlatam Alliance

Fernando Valenzuela Migoya is an outstanding leader in the field of educational technology, driving significant changes not only in Latin America but in more than 20 countries around the world. With more than 20 years of experience in the education, finance and technology sectors , received recognition as “Global Visionary of the Year” by EdTech Digest in 2022. Fernando is a multifaceted professional who specializes in generating impact at scale, addressing everything from the design of investment products and construction of universities to innovative educational solutions. Founder of EdLatam: Through this innovative network, Fernando facilitates open innovation projects that bring together the brightest minds to transform education in Latin America.

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Francisco Asensi Viana

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation. DeAPlaneta Entertainment

From technology, software and cybersecurity, to digital content, streaming distribution, video games, transmedia and the metaverse, my long career that includes companies such as Teknoland, Real Madrid CF, RTVE, Endemol, etc. has led me to an integrated vision of technology and content in the educational world. Currently at Grupo Planeta I play a dual role that includes the launch of edutainment projects aimed at children and collaboration with The Core, the Group’s audiovisual school.

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Francisco Javier

Francisco Javier López Navarreta

CEO, Mindway
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Francisco López Muñoz

Vice-Rector for Research, Science and Doctoral Studies, UCJC
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George Siemens

Chief Scientist. Human Systems

George Siemens researches how human and artificial cognition intersect in knowledge processes. He is Chief Scientist of SNHU’s Human Systems – an organization building resources to respond to the systemic impact of AI on learning and wellness. He is the former founding Director and Professor of the Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at University of South Australia and developed the Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at University of Texas at Arlington. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 40 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. He has served as PI or Co-PI on grants funded by NSF, SSHRC (Canada), OLT (Australia), Intel, Boeing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Soros Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Fraser Valley University for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks. He holds an honorary professorship with University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Siemens is a founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (http://www.solaresearch.org/). He has advised government agencies Australia, European Union, Canada and United States, as well as numerous international universities, on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results. In 2008, he pioneered massive open online courses (sometimes referred to as MOOCs). His is founding President of the Global Research Alliance for AI in Learning and Education (GRAILE – www.graile.ai).

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Giuseppe Auricchio

Chief Learning Innovation Officer. SEK Education Group

Giuseppe Auricchio is Chief Learning Innovation Officer at SEK Education Group. Giuseppe is responsible for the group´s overall product innovation strategy, which spans residential and online programmatic offers, as well as the institution´s lifelong learning initiative. Prior to SEK, Giuseppe was Executive Director at Grupo Proeduca, a leader in online higher education in the Spanish-speaking world. Giuseppe was part of the leadership team of ProInnova, the company´s corporate incubator tasked with exploring new business opportunities and supporting them from concept development to a fully functioning business.

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Glenn Kleiman

Senior Advisor. Stanford University Accelerator for Learning

Glenn Kleiman is a Senior Advisor at the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, where his work focuses on the potential impact of artificial intelligence in education. He also serves on advisory committees for TeachAI, CoSN, Digital Promise, and others. Previously, Dr. Kleiman was the Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and a Professor at NC State University, where he worked closely with state leaders to develop the state’s Digital Learning Plan for K-12 Schools and other major state education plans and initiatives. Dr. Kleiman was also a member and subcommittee chair of Governor Beverly Perdue’s eLearning and Education Transformation Commissions. Prior to joining NC State University in 2007, Dr. Kleiman was, for 22 years, Vice President and Senior Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Newton, MA. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

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Héctor Escamilla

Rector, UCJC

Héctor Escamilla began as Rector of Camilo José Cela University in September 2023. He previously worked at several universities in Mexico initially as a lecturer and researcher, and later in various directorial positions including rector. His vision and focus as a university leader centres around a fl exible, competency-based model which serves the student and ensures their wellbeing. His background is in Agricultural Engineering and Horticulture, and he holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, as well as executive qualifi cations from Stanford and Harvard Business Schools. Dr. Escamilla sits on several boards internationally.

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Ignacio Martínez Mendizábal

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alcalá

Professor of Physical Anthropology, University of Alcalá. Director of the “Evolutionary Otoacoustics” Research Chair at HM Hospitales and the University of Alcalá. Specialist in the field of Human Evolution, since 1984 I have belonged to the Research Team of the Pleistocene Sites of the Sierra de Atapuerca, which was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research in 1997. More than two hundred scientific publications in the field of Human Evolution, among which some stand out in the most important international journals (such as Nature and Science). Author of the book The Primate That Wanted to Fly and co-author of the books The Chosen Species, Amalur, and Atapuerca and Human Evolution.

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Ismael Gómez García

Global Digital Strategy Director. OEI

Ismael Gómez García is the current Global Digital Strategy Director of the OEI, the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture. With 75 years of history, the OEI is the oldest multilateral cooperation body in the Ibero-American system, and the one with the most presence in the region. Before joining the OEI, he worked in the field of educational publishing, focusing for more than 15 years on the digital field, at the precise moment when the sector was going through a period of change and technological transformation. In 2021, he founded Editorial Ferragosto, with which he began to explore the possibilities of Web3 for digital book publishing. In 2022 he published Quién te manda, by Yehudit Mam, the first NFT book, completely on-chain. And, also, in Spanish.

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Ismael Sanz Labrador

Professor of Applied Economics URJC Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Doctor in Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award 2007 from the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences (UCM). Full Professor of the Department of Applied Economics I of the Rey Juan Carlos University.

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Iván Martínez Pastor

Director, SEK International Schools
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Javier Barguñó Casanova

Partner - Big Data and Analytics Leader at PwC Spain

Javier has developed his professional career in consulting and in the application of Big Data and Analytics to solve business problems. Javier has lived and worked in different periods in Spain, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. He has also developed projects in different countries in Asia, Europe and America.

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Javier Martínez de Velasco Centenera

Co-founder & COO. Artgonuts

I love learning and creating. Currently developing Artgonuts, an application that allows you to explore the cities’ art, history and culture and register all these interactions on to your own intelligent cultural Passport.

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Javier Viñals

CEO. Careexpand

Dr. Javier Viñals Larruga, trained in Medicine and Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid, has evolved from his clinical practice towards a career at the intersection between medicine and technology. Originally trained in clinical medicine, his interest soon turned to technological innovation in the field of health. As founder and president of Careexpand, he applies artificial intelligence to optimize care in different specialties. His participation in the academic field and his contribution to research in medical technology have been numerous, collaborating with renowned institutions. Additionally, he has been a pioneer in intellectual property within his field, obtaining multiple patents.

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Jeanette Van Beek

Director, Symphony ZorgAcadamie

Ms. van Beek has been a director and shareholder of various organisations in the areas of fi nancial services, health and education. Her background is in electrical engineering and computer processing. She began in the health area working as a cardiovascular technical assistant, then enlisted in the army as an air traffic controller. Following this experience, she went on to work for an ICT company and moved from a fi eld service representative to an international role in business development. Since 2013, Ms van Beek has been active in healthcare and education as an initiator of concepts in the fi eld of elderly care and people with intellectual disability to make the healthcare sector more effective, cheaper and of better quality. Since 2020, she has focused her attention on helping companies become regenerative organisations, motivated by the issue that the current economic system is not yet suffi ciently focused on the well-being of people and the planet as a whole. She introduced ‘Equalnomics’ as a new word to indicate that the economy should be driven by the well-being of all and not the happy few. From Equalnomics, a learning programme was piloted together with UCJC/SEK in which knowledge and insight about alternative forms of economics is shared. She is currently affi liated with a Dutch non-profi t foundation in the educational fi eld in the role of strategic business
manager in support of the board of directors.

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Jeffrey Bradley

International Education Consultant. Jeffrey C Bradley Consulting

Jeff Bradley is an international education consultant who most recently served as Director of the NEASC Commission on International Education (2017-2023), before which he served as a NEASC Commission Member for six years. From 2008-2016, he was a partner at Educators’ Collaborative, an executive search and consulting firm, assisting schools worldwide with leadership recruiting and development, strategic planning, and governance. In 2012 Jeff co-founded OESIS Group – a US and international partnership of K-12 thought leaders and practitioners aimed at sparking conversations and innovations to support best practices of teaching and learning in an increasingly globalized world. Jeff was founding Director of School Year Abroad-Italy and served as Headmaster of TASIS-The American School in Switzerland where he also taught TOK. He earned both his BA and MA from Georgetown University.

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Joe Clement

Teacher and author

Joe Clement has been a public school teacher for thirty years. He co-authored the book Screen Schooled with Matt Miles. He has been speaking out about problems created by screen overuse for nearly a decade.

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John W.

John W. Moravec

Founder / CEO. Education Futures LLC

El Dr. John Moravec es un académico especializado en el futuro del trabajo y la educación, un conferencista global y el fundador de Education Futures LLC. Su trabajo ha inspirado nuevas escuelas, startups de tecnología social e iniciativas en todo el mundo. Se le reconoce principalmente por crear el concepto de ‘knowmads’ y como autor principal del Manifiesto 15, un documento con principios para la evolución del aprendizaje. Ha brindado cientos de charlas en todo el mundo sobre el futuro de la sociedad y el trabajo, así como sobre la evolución del aprendizaje para maximizar el potencial de cada uno de nosotros y tener éxito en una era de cambio acelerado. Actualmente, Dr. Moravec ofrece servicios de investigación y consultoría sobre innovación en el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de habilidades, incluido el uso de tecnologías como la inteligencia artificial, para gobiernos y organizaciones internacionales en todo el mundo, incluido el Banco Mundial, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y otras organizaciones de las Naciones Unidas.

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Jordi Sabater-Mir

Tenured Scientist IIIA-CSIC

Jordi Sabater-Mir is a tenured scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain. He holds a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and was a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR) in Rome, Italy. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in renowned international journals (like JAAMAS, Advanced in Complex Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence) and relevant international conferences (AAMAS, IJCAI, ECAI among others). He was President of the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS) from 2013 to 2015 and member of its Board of Directors from 2011 to 2018. His current research interest is mainly in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems and the use of AI in education and formative tasks.

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José Barberán López

Dean of the HM Faculty of Health Sciences. Universidad Camilo José Cela

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1983, Medical Officer of the Military Health Corps in 1985, Specialist in Internal Medicine in 1992, Doctor of Medicine in 1999, Area Specialist Physician of SESCAM in 2006, Head of the Internal Medicine Service – Infectious Diseases of the Montepríncipe University Hospital and Director of the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad San Pablo-CEU in 2012, Vice Dean of Hospitals of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad San Pablo-CEU in 2015, Full Professor of Medicine in 2018 and Dean of the HM Faculty of Health Sciences in 2022.

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Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio Monedero Montero de Espinosa

Managing Partner, Monedero Gil & Crespo

Law Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. State Attorney. He began his professional career in the Law Offices of the State of Valladolid, Zamora, Salamanca and Segovia. In 1992 he moved to the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid, practising before the Courts and Tribunals in civil, criminal, administrative and labour litigation. In 1994 he directed the legal advice of the financial department of the Court of Accounts. From 1996 to 2007, he assumed coordination in the General Subdirectorate of Litigation Services of the State’s civil and criminal lawsuits.

In 2008 he joined the international law firm DLAPIPER, as head of the Public Law Department, advising, among others, on renewable energy projects, infrastructure, public procurement and arbitration. Author of numerous scientific works, he is an arbitrator in various arbitration institutions and is currently the Secretary of the Governing Board and President of the Arbitration Court of the Illustrious Bar Association of Madrid and, in addition, a member of the plenary session of the International Center for Madrid arbitration.

His work in law has been highlighted by Chambers and Partners Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, among other publications.

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Jose Rafael

Jose Rafael Espinosa

CEO and Co-founder. Mentu

Passionate about the impact of technology in improving learning on a large scale. Before leading Mentu, Jose was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company (where he led the education practice for Latin America), Advisor at the Ministry of Education of Colombia and a researcher in educational topics at Dejusticia. MPP, University of Chicago.

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Justo Hidalgo

Chief AI Officer. Adigital, the Spanish Association for the Digital Economy

Justo Hidalgo (Madrid, 1974) is Chief AI Officer of Adigital, the Spanish association for the digital economy. Justo has focused his professional career on digital strategy, with special experience in the advanced use of data, AI and behavioral psychology. PhD in Data Science and Computer Science engineer, he has been Global Head of Product at Universia, the largest university network in the world, and founding partner at Quantified Reading, a reading behavior analytics company. Between 2010 and 2019, he served as CEO and founding partner of 24symbols, and as VP Product Management and Consulting at Denodo Technologies from 2008 to 2011. He is the author of the books “Idea, producto y negocio” (2017), “Todo cuenta” (2020) and “En la mente del usuario”” (2023). Likewise, he is a professor of Product Strategy and Data Analytics in postgraduate and executive courses, in addition to serving as a mentor for startups.

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Keith Kruger

CEO. CoSN - the Consortium for School Networking

Keith has served as CEO of CoSN, the premier N. American Ed Tech leadership professional association for three decades. He serves on many boards and coalitions and advocates for digital equity, cyber safety and innovation in K-12 learning. He has lead delegations around the world and has been honored with many awards and recognitions.

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Khaled Harras

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

Khaled A. Harras Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor of Computer Science, and Director of HBJ Center for Education and Outreach, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Dr. Khaled Harras is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). He is also the Director of the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for CS Education and Outreach, and the founder/director of the Networking Systems Lab (NSL) at CMU-Q. Academically, over the past two decades, he has been working on the areas of challenged and opportunistic networks, video sensor networks, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), ubiquitous and pervasive systems, mobile edge computation/networked architectures, cyber security, and federated learning. He also has expertise in the domains of wireless and mobile networks measurement, building real systems and testbeds, as well as designing and implementing frameworks based on real data. Dr. Harras has more than 150 refereed publications in numerous international prestigious journals, conferences, and workshops, as well as 4 US patents. Along with his research group in the past few years, he has won the national best computing research award twice, received two best paper awards, and his work has been featured online in various venues like MIT Tech Review and Tech the Future. To date, he has been involved in or managing research grants that amount to more than 4 Million USD, and has supervised over 40 different personnel including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research engineers. He is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE.

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Klaus Barbknech

Rector, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Klaus Barbknecht, Rector of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, has a legal background and an extensive career working as a lawyer for national and international law firms. Additionally, he has worked in management positions for Verbundnetz Gas AG, as Germany’s Member of the Executive Board in Gas Procurement, Finance and Human Resources, Gas Sales and Human Resources, and Trade.

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Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique Portales Derbez

Experimentation and impact measurement leader. Tecnológico de Monterrey

Luis Portales has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and a Master’s in Digital Transformation and Business Development. He is the leader of Experimentation and Impact Assessment at Institute of Future of Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He was research professor at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), where he directed the Center for Well-being Studies and co-found the Social Transformation Lab. Since 2013 he has been a member of the National System of Researchers, Level I. He has carried out several social impact assessments for municipal governments, NGOs, and companies. He is a consultant on ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, social business models for organizations, and impact assessments.

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Magdalena Brier

Director, ProFuturo Foundation
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Maite Melero Nogués

Senior researcher at the Language Technologies Unit. Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Maite Melero, doctor in Computational Linguistics, is an established researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), leading the Machine Translation group. She oversees multiple European and National projects in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Previously, she held positions at University Pompeu Fabra, the Barcelona Media Innovation Center, and Microsoft Research, where she contributed to the Grammar Checker for Spanish and the Spanish Generation Grammar of the MS Translator. Melero has advised governmental bodies and authored reports on Language Equality in the Digital Age for the European Parliament. With over 80 publications in prestigious journals and conferences, she’s an expert evaluator of European grant and project applications, and actively participates in organizing international workshops. Melero also serves as Secretary of the SIGUL and Linguapax boards, showcasing her commitment to language diversity and technology.

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Manuel Abellán Serna

Director of universities. Microsoft España

Manuel Abellán Serna is director of universities at Microsoft Spain. Manuel is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School. Manuel has more than 25 years of experience in technology companies and, for 15, with dedication to the public sector and universities. As director of universities at Microsoft Spain, Manuel is in permanent contact with Spanish universities and, aware of their challenges and needs, works on the transformation of universities through technology and the skilling of the staff, teachers and students of the universities and in the cultural and organizational changes that this transformation entails.

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Marc Rottenberg

Executive Director and Founder, Center for AI and Digital Policy

Marc Rotenberg is founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP), a global network of AI policy experts and advocates from more than 100 countries. CAIDP publishes annually “AI and Democratic Values,” a comprehensive review of AI policies and practices around the world. CAIDP trains futures AI policy leaders, advises governments and international organizations, and promotes democratic values, fundamental rights, and the rule of law.

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María Carolina

María Carolina Andrada

Professor at the Faculty of Education, UCJC
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María Fernanda

María Fernanda Martínez Alord

Networks Manager. The Wellbeing Project

María Fernanda, affectionately known as Nanda, is a dedicated professional in the field of well-being and network management. She currently works as Networks Manager at The Wellbeing Project, where she combines her passion for well-being with her experience in management and teaching. Currently, he is in the process of completing an MBA to strengthen his skills and knowledge in the business field. With previous training in International Relations and Geopolitics, María Fernanda has found her true calling in promoting well-being and social change. Her commitment to mind-body balance has led her to explore studies in bioneuroemotion, while her practical approach is reflected in her dedication to simple actions that promote harmony in daily life.María Fernanda brings a unique combination of experience, passion and commitment, inspiring others to reach their full potential in the personal and professional sphere.

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María Isabel

María Isabel García Senent

Assistant Professor- Faculty of Education, UCJC
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María José

María José Ogando Portela

COO. Fab Inc

María José Ogando is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the education advisory firm Fab Inc. She is also the co-founder of Fab Data, a tech startup that developed TheTeacher.AI, an AI-powered chatbot supporting teachers currently undergoing a pilot phase in Sierra Leone. Since October 2023, she leads the team behind the AI-for-Education.org initiative, which is supporting the development of AI tools for low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). With over 15 years of experience, María José has acquired a diverse skill set, combining academic skills with extensive experience working directly in government and consultancy. She has held positions such as a researcher and survey coordinator at Oxford University, as well as an advisor to the Rwandan government, where she was seconded to the National Institute of Statistics between 2015 to 2017. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant both in Mexico (her home country) and in the UK (where she resides).

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María Petronela Popiuc

Lawyer and professor in Law UCJC

Lawyer and professional mediator registered with the Ministry of Justice and the Illustrious Bar Association of Madrid. Doctoral student in Law at Camilo Jose Cela University. Professor and Coordinator of the Degree in Law and Criminology and Security. Responsible for the Mediation Course at Camilo José Cela University. Specialised in conflict management. Member of research groups focused on technology, artificial intelligence, security and mediation. Judicial expert in criminal investigation. Master’s and expert knowledge in ICT and Compliance officer. Speaker and author of books and articles on digital justice, technological security and online conflict resolution focused on the ethical and social field. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Conflict Mediators as well as within the International Research Network in Social Sciences and Humanities. President of Abogacía Joven Ibero-American Federation of young lawyers in Spain. Ambassador of FIMEP in the CCAA of Madrid.

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María Teresa

María Teresa Lama Yébenes

Learning Design and Technology. Universidad Camilo José Cela

Doctoral researcher: Teaching teachers in emergency and crisis contexts.

I have been designing, digitizing, delivering, and coordinating online and face-to-face training processes for over 15 years, mainly in lifelong learning for university teachers, on diverse topics, but especially in the use of digital technology to improve training processes and foster educational innovation, participation, and collaboration.

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Marian de la Morena

Director of the BeWell Center at UCJC

Marian has a doctorate in psychology from UCJC and has more than 20 years of experience as a university professor. She has participated in research projects on motivation, anxiety and learning strategies during the development of her doctoral thesis. Director of the first Mindfulness Expert in educational contexts that was created in Spain in 2013, she is passionate about self-regulation strategies and development of full consciousness. He is currently responsible for the BeWell Center at UCjC where he participates in two educational innovation projects in the field of well-being related to the incorporation of AI and energy intelligence.

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Mariano Fernández Enguita

Professor emeritus of Sociology U. Complutense

Painter and Soprano by artistic profession. He has exhibited on numerous occasions and performed on various stages, in Spain and abroad. He combines teaching with his two permanent artistic disciplines, painting and music.

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Maricruz Lagar Cruz

Managing Director. SEK International Schools

Currently, I am head of SEK Ciudalcampo International School, with 37 years of professional experience, holding various positions of responsibility, from teacher-tutor, coordinator of early childhood education, coordinator of primary and secondary education, coordinator of the artistic department, coordinator of summer camps, admissions officer, coordinator of the psychology department, deputy head, director of quality, and 19 years as head of two SEK schools. I worked for the Didascalia publishing house, being the author of different globalised learning methods.

I have been leading teams for over 30 years, starting with small teams of 5 people and eventually leading a team of 150 people.

I have implemented several Quality and International Baccalaureate Organisation projects in two schools.

First institution in Spain to have an ISO 9000 certificate, Methodological Projects such as the Intelligent Classroom and TeamLearning, International Programs (MYP and PYP) I have implemented them in both SEK Catalunya and SEK Ciudalcampo. I led the process of obtaining the prestigious certification for international schools CIS (Council International School), being the first SEK school to have it. This year we have obtained the Sport Academy certification, last year we were a School Committed to Sports and currently leading the Round Square certification.

I am a trainer in the International PYP Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

As can be seen, my qualities for work include leadership, creativity, responsibility, empathy, work capacity, and future vision.

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Mark Kabban

Chief Knowledge Officer. Examined Leadership Collective

Dr. Mark Kabban is a social entrepreneur, executive coach, and educator specializing in leadership development and team dynamics. Mark designs and facilitates constructivist learning experiences for executives, emerging managers, organizations, and graduate students that build the sensibilities for leading complex organizations. Mark is the Chief Knowledge Officer of Examined Leadership Collective, an adult development and coaching practice for educators and cross-sector leaders. Mark served as CEO of Yalla SD, an NGO with the mission to partner with U.S.-based refugee youth to engage in deeper learning and competitive football programs. He was recently on faculty at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, serving as the Director of the Education Leadership Masters. Mark has earned a master’s in technology and innovation and a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard.

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Marta Barea Morla

Speaker. Camilo José Cela University

My name is Marta Barea, and I was born on December 31, 2002, in Mallorca. I am 21 years old. I completed all my studies from the first year of elementary school to high school at Agora Portals International School. The school provided me with the opportunity to obtain the elementary musical degree in Violoncello, as well as to receive training in languages such as English, German, and Catalan. During these years, I participated in numerous debate and oratory leagues, such as the CICAE debate league and the NACEMUN. Additionally, I participated in one of the congresses of Lo Que De Verdad Importa, thanks to an award from Bankinter. Currently, I am in Madrid, completing the final year of a double degree in early childhood and primary education with a specialization in foreign languages. I have been a course delegate for the past four years. I have also been trained in IB methodology, and this is my second time participating in the Globe Education Forum.

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Matt Miles

Teacher / Author. US Public Schools

Matt’s 2017 book, Screen Schooled, How Technology Overuse is Making Our Children Dumber, drew on his experiences as an award-winning teacher and coach in Northern Virginia for the last 16 years. Over that time, he has taught psychology, sports/performance psychology, government, political science, and world history. He has taught a wide range of students, including in special education, English language learner, honors, and advanced placement settings. In that time, he also has served as a football coach for his high school. He and his wife, Didi, have two wonderful elementary aged kids. Matt has been a critic of screen overuse and its intrusion into schools for nearly a decade. His work has been featured in countries spanning 4 continents and multiple languages. He’s been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Fox News, Education Week, and even on the floor of the House of Lords.

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Mike Damiano

Managing Partner. MD & Partners

With nearly three decades in the EdTech industry, Mike Damiano excels in helping educational companies scale and maximize their societal impact. He has built high-performing teams, forged strategic partnerships, and secured significant contracts in over 50 countries. Mike has founded multiple businesses and held key roles at industry leaders such as Coursera, Interfolio, and Blackboard. Currently advising a number of AI-driven EdTech companies, he brings deep insights into market strategies and value demonstration, committed to leveraging education and technology for transformative solutions. Mike is passionate about advancing education through innovation and is always eager to connect with entrepreneurs who are reshaping the future of learning.

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Miriam Salvador García

Director, Law Department, UCJC

Graduate in Law and Doctor in Economics and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Author of various articles on human rights, the theory of justice and extrajudicial conflict resolution. She is a Mediator in the Ministry of Justice, a member of the Ibero-American Chair of Human Rights Education and of the research group on the Impact of the technological revolution and new geostrategic challenges on legal and economic structures. Director of the Law Department of Camilo José Cela University. She has carried out various research stays, including those at the Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, in Boston and the University of Maribor, in Slovenia.

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Morgan Battle

Managing Director. Tucker Capital

Morgan has worked as lead strategic advisor to both public and private companies. He addresses the challenging internal issues that many organizations are faced with, while also facilitating the type of long-term thinking that leads to actionable growth plans. In addition, he represents his clients in M&A processes and in the facilitation of strategic partnerships. His sector expertise focuses on educational publishing, educational technology, consumer products, and media. His clients have ranged from high growth companies such as Credly, Twig Education and Branching Minds, to more developed brands such as National Geographic, Battelle, Northeastern University, The American Council on Education, and PBS. Morgan is passionate about working with business leaders that are willing to follow their own entrepreneurial pursuits and are committed to making a meaningful impact. As such, he is an Operating Partner at Zeal Capital Partners, an inclusive investment fund focused on supporting diverse management teams in the areas of Workforce and Fintech. He is a mentor to several accelerator programs, such as Village Capital, AT&T and Started. In addition, he has served as an advisor to Princeton University’s Keller Center for Entrepreneurship, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

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Nacho Herranz

COO. Wuolah

With 19 years of experience in the Internet. I worked leading digital projects for big companies such as: Estrella Galicia, Havas Group, Banco Santander, Nh hotels, El Corte Inglés or Mutua Madrileña. A couple of years ago, I left the corporate world and now I dedicate myself to helping entrepreneurs scale their companies. I am attracted to challenges, especially those with the potential to generate real impact in society. That’s why I decided to join Wuolah as COO, with the aim of making that beautiful and ambitious vision a reality: reinventing traditional education.

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Natalia Lara Nieto-Márquez

Teacher at the UCJC School of Education

Doctor in Education, with Industrial mention and Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the Camilo José Cela University. She is an expert in design evaluation, learning and user experience in digital products. His work focuses on research and teaching on research methodologies, educational technologies and self-regulated learning through digital platforms. Currently, he is part of the Teaching and Research Staff at the UCJC Faculty of Education. In recent years he has worked in the development and management of research projects in the technological and social field between academia and industry, where he stands out: the Industrial doctorate project funded by the Community of Madrid together with Smile and Learn, his leadership in the consolidation of a user experience research team at Diligent Corporation, in addition to being a tutor and trainer in the industrial sector.

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Nic Newman

General Partner at Emerge

Nic Newman is a Partner at Emerge (a pre seed and seed VC investing in companies shaping the future of learning and work), a member of the UK Governments Edtech Leadership group, a mentor on the Major’s International Business program, a NED and an ex-school governor of 3 schools (special needs, primary and secondary) and an ex Digital Ambassador for the United Nations. He is ‘the product guy’ – a technologist with a deep understanding of how to use design to build trust and engagement around digital experience. This experience was built leading fast-growth tech startups and in large multinationals. He has 2 young children and believes in the fundamental right of access to a great education at any age (all through life) for all of humankind – a vision for a world of equal opportunity.

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Nicolás Rueda Díaz

Estudiante. Universidad Camilo José Cela

Nicolás Rueda Díaz, student of the joint degree in Primary and Early Childhood Education, passionate about children, technology and the changing world. I started working with children at the age of 17 and programming at 15. I have always liked the connection between education and technology in a moderate and controlled way, but always being a faithful advocate of everything that artificial intelligence can bring us in the educational world, both to teachers and students, even to those parents who want to help their children with their studies and do not know how.

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Nieves Segovia

President. SEK Education Group

Educator and expert in educational innovation, Nieves Segovia is president of SEK Education Group, founded in 1892. The group currently caters to over 21,000 students at its ten international schools in Spain, France, Ireland, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and at Camilo José Cela University.

Nieves Segovia chairs the Steering Committee of the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities (Massachusetts, USA) and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Center for Universal Education of the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), the World Council of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM, Belgium), as well as the Ashoka Support Network (Arlington, USA). She is also Vice President of the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC, Singapore). She is an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University.

In Spain, she is a member of the State School Council of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, chairs the Felipe Segovia Foundation and is vice-president of the Club de Excelencia en Gestión and Edutech Cluster Spain.
She founded and sponsors the Global Education Forum, a community of educational innovators, and SEK Lab, an Edtech accelerator.

Among other awards, Nieves Segovia has received the UNICEF Award for Education in Values and is considered one of the most influential women in education.

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Norton Gusky

Educational Technology Broker. NLG Consulting, LLC

For over forty years Norton Gusky has demonstrated in his teaching the power of technology as a tool for empowering kids, educators, and communities. Norton worked as a classroom teacher then a technology coordinator. For over ten years Norton has been an educational technology broker. He works on a variety of educational projects with schools, non-profits, and small businesses. Norton believes in empowering educators and adults. Norton served as the national co-chair for the Emerging Technologies committee for the Consortium of Schools Networked (CoSN) and on the advisory board for the CoSN Driving K-12 Education project. In addition, Norton has taught graduate level courses at West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Patricia Manca Díaz

NewLaw Partner at PwC Tax and Legal

Graduate in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid CEU SAN PABLO, Diploma in Telecommunications Law from the IE, MIT LegalTech Certificate Professional Education, with more than 27 years of experience in the technology, telecommunications and media sector focused on corporate advice , transactional as well as in the regulatory aspects of the sector. In the last 6 years my activity has been focused on helping the legal areas of organizations in their digital transformation process and I was recently named EMEA Leader for Management Legal Services of PwC. Member of the Management Committee of PwC Tax and Legal. I speak Spanish, French and English.

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Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr

Founder & President. Ashesi University

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr is the Founder & President of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution in Ghana. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College, Babson College, the University of Waterloo, and Connecticut College. Patrick has won many awards, including the Order of the Volta by His Excellency President J.A. Kufuor, the Elise & Walter A. Haas International Award, an Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the McNulty Prize, and named one the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune Magazine. He was recognized by Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa (ALIWA) as a “Genius Fellow”, an honour reserved for only 20 people around the world. The Qatar Foundation named Patrick the 2017 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.

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Rafael Mira


Collaborative Intelligence [CI] expert, CEO and founder of dontknow.net and delibera.com. Former partner at McKinsey and Company and Minsait. Kelloggs MBA.

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Rafael Pérez Martín

Director, Globant
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Raquel Serradilla Juan

Consejera y Senior Advisor. Grupo Konecta

Computer Engineer from UPM and Bachelor in Business Management and Administration from the University of Lincolnshare & Humberside, with over 30 years of experience in technology companies. Her latest executive project was developed at Palantir Technologies, an American company that she helped launch operations in Spain and Portugal. Currently, she is an Independent Advisor at Grupo Konecta and Norauto and Midas Spain. Raquel is also a co-author of the book “El Cliente sale de Viaje”, an associate professor at ESIC, a business angel, and collaborates with some institutions as a mentor.

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Rebecca Winthrop

Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
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Richard J. Light

Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.

Prof. Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard Univ. presidents, starting with President Derek Bok more than thirty years ago, to explore new way for enriching and enhancing university students’ experience while they are at university. How do we know what our students are learning? How do we know what they can actually do? What are some ways for faculty and staff members at ANY good university to try new ways to enrich students’ learning? What future job skills can a good university teach to students while they are still studying at any university? These are examples of Prof. LIght’s questions from his work. Light has published eight books. He is an elected member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Roger Ndindjock

Sr. Manager, Market Access. Intuitive Surgical

Roger is an international market access and medical affairs professional with extensive experience working in the EMEA region as a liaison/business partner to the global, regional, and country leaders. Currently, he is Sr. Manager of Market Access EU for Intuitive Surgical where he leds market access activities for the robotics venture in Europe. Functionally, Roger excels as a liaison, enhancing alignment between country teams, marketing, medical affairs, and commercial teams, and providing a central point for coordination of all medical information requests. He is also an experienced education strategist, providing training and education to key stakeholders and internal audiences.

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Rubén San Segundo Hernández

Professor and coordinator of the Degree in Engineering and Data Systems at the UPM. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Rubén San-Segundo received his MSEE degree from Technical University of Madrid in 1997, and Ph.D. degrees from the same university in 2002 (with highest distinction). Currently, Rubén is full professor at the department of Electronic Engineering at ETSIT of UPM, vice-director of the Information Processing and Telecommunication Center (IPTC), coordinator of the Bsc in Data Engineering and Systems and member of the Speech Technology and Machine Learning Group (GTHAU) at the ETSIT. His research interests are: speech technology, assistive technologies for disable people (Sign Language) and human sensing technologies.

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Ruth Castillo Gualda

Director of Academic Design. Universidad Camilo José Cela

Ruth Castillo Gualda is a Doctor in Psychology, an expert in emotional intelligence and child and adolescent development. A university professor accredited by ANECA. She has two six-year periods of research positively evaluated by CNEAI-ANECA. She is currently Director of Academic Design, Vice-Rectorate of Planning Camilo José Cela University and Full Professor of the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Education. Senior Consultant of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Member of the research team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, member of the Personality, Stress and Health research team at the Autonomous University of Madrid and member of the teaching team at the Emotions Laboratory at the University of Malaga. Co-author of more than 50 scientific publications in magazines of recognized international prestige and two academic books. The main lines of research have focused on providing scientific evidence on the effectiveness of emotional education, as well as the impact of promoting physical and mental health, especially in the educational context.

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Ryan Imbriale

Vice President, Education Strategy & Govt Relations. PowerSchool

Ryan Imbriale has spent his leadership career in education focused on how pioneering practices can empower student learning. He is the Vice President of Government Relations and Education Strategy for PowerSchool and is responsible for deepening the company’s educational focus and understanding the K-12 space. Before joining PowerSchool he was Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. He was responsible for leading the system’s work on blended teaching and learning, student choice programming, and comprehensive educational programs designed to address a diverse student population. Ryan has been in education for nearly 30 years as a teacher, high school principal, and higher education administrator.

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Salvador Medina

Founder and CEO, Valhalla
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Simón Menéndez Sadornil

Director of Education at Ashoka

Director of Education and Youth at Ashoka Spain. Simón builds bridges and connections between foundations, decision-makers, educational and third sector organisations, companies and social entrepreneurs. He has launched different educational, social projects and social business models.

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Sònia Martínez Vivas

CEO. Fundación CYD

Born in Reus and mother of two children. She is an Industrial Engineer (2002), specializing in Industrial Organization, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC); Postgraduate in Financial Management (2004) from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Master in Business Administration (2009) from Esade. She is General Director of the Knowledge and Development Foundation (CYD Foundation), a foundation that has the objective of promoting the contribution of Spanish universities to the development of our society. Some of its most emblematic initiatives are the CYD Report, an annual publication on the contribution of Spanish universities to progress, and the CYD Ranking, a tool to compare the performance of Spanish universities online. Previously, he coordinated the European programs area of ​​the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan, participating mainly in entrepreneurship and higher education programs; and previously she was a strategy and systems consultant at Accenture, where she developed projects in financial institutions.

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Stavros N. Yiannouka


WISE is a major initiative of the Qatar Foundation dedicated to promoting quality education for all through innovation. I have had the privilege of leading WISE since 2012. Our main activities include the biennial global WISE Summit known as the Davos of education; the WISE Prize for Education, reconstituted to accelerate the development of effective solutions for education; and a series of applied research projects designed to positively influence policy and practice around the world.

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Stuart Mitchell

CTO. Education Services Australia

Stuart Mitchell has almost 25 years’ of experience in the EdTech industry, from Australia’s first internet business for schools, to visionary student voice and teacher reflection app Verso, used by more than a million students in over 100 countries. At Education Services Australia, Stuart manages the Online National Assessment Platform, which delivers standardised literacy and numeracy tests to almost 1.5 million students annually as well as the Safer Technology for Schools (ST4S) service, a national security and privacy assessment framework for education technology products. A member of the National AI in Schools Taskforce, Stuart has contributed to the development of the National Framework for Generative AI in Schools. Stuart has qualifications in English literature and applied media and is the co-inventor of an internationally patented formative assessment system.

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Stuart Woollford

AIA Insurance, CuE
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Tanya Gamby

Director of Health and Wellness. Human Systems

Dr. Tanya Gamby, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and is the Director of Health and Wellness and a Founding Member of Human Systems, where she pioneers innovative approaches to holistic well-being. Dr. Gamby is also the co-owner and clinical director of Autism Services Kaua’i. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Gamby has made significant contributions through her leadership on mental health and educational boards and advisory panels. Her efforts have focused on advocacy for initiatives that foster collaboration among medical, educational and behavioral care communities. Dr. Gamby’s work is founded on a systems perspective, highlighting the intricate interplay between physical and mental health within wider societal and environmental frameworks. In response to the widespread rise in mental health challenges and increasing social isolation, Dr. Gamby is focused on utilizing cutting-edge AI and technological advancements alongside proven clinical methods. Her goal is to promote healthy habits while fostering a reintegration into communities and the surrounding environmental systems.

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Teresa Martín Castro

Founder and CEO. Mavens Abogados

Teresa Martín Castro, founding partner and director of Mavens Abogados since 2008. Lawyer specialized in technology and investments in technology companies. Professor at IE, where I direct the Corporate Legal program. President of Tech Spain Advocates, a network of people who work in technology from a wide variety of professional specializations. Blockchain expert (London School of Economics, 2019), member of the Legal Committee of ALASTRIA, member of the Digital Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce. Mother of two STEM students. I practice ashtanga yoga.

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Vanessa Jaklitsch

Master of ceremonies. International Journalist and Chief US Correspondent

Vanessa Jaklitsch is a trilingual journalist working as a Chief US Correspondent and Senior Communications Specialist in Washington, DC. She also teaches International Journalism and Communications.

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Victor Melatti

Data Scientist. Times Higher Education

I am a Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer based in London, with over five years of experience in data analytics and machine learning across various sectors. Currently working at Times Higher Education, I leverages AI to build interactive tool designed to assist academic institutions in assessing and strengthen their performance in the Times Higher Education Rankings. My responsibilities also include producing the World University Ranking, the most extensive and detailed research-focused university ranking, as well as the Impact Ranking, an innovative approach to evaluating universities’ alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Xavier Soberón Mainero

Coordinator of the Complexity Science Centre. National Autonomous University of Mexico

Xavier Soberón Mainero Biographical Review He was born in Mexico City in 1955. Chemist from the Ibero-American University and Doctor in Biomedical Research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Since 1981, a researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology of UNAM, cultivating genetic engineering and biotechnology. Supported by various research stays in the United States, he has followed lines of research in the development and use of synthetic DNA and its applications, such as the development of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, microbial genomics and human genomics. He was the director of the Biotechnology Institute/UNAM for two four-year terms (1997 and 2005) and the General Director of the National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico (2009-2019). As a result of his work, he received the National Chemistry Award in 1999 and, in 2022, the Award of Merit for the Development of Institutions from the General Health Council of Mexico. He was a member of the Governing Board of UNAM (2013-2020).

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Younes Bensouda Mourri

CEO & Founder. Stanford University & Livetech AI

Younes Bensouda Mourri is the founder of LiveTech.AI, an AI learning platform that transforms academic institutions by providing them with AI tools. He got his B.S. in Math & Computer Science and M.S. in Statistics all from Stanford University. He started a PhD at MIT in Social Robotics and is currently on leave to work on LiveTech.AI. He co- created 5 Deep Learning, 4 Natural Language Processing, and 1 Machine Learning course that have reached over 1.4 million learners online. He is also an adjunct lecturer of computer science at Stanford University where he teaches Applied Machine Learning.

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Zubair Junjunia

Founder & CEO. ZNotes

Zubair Junjunia is an award-winning social entrepreneur dedicated to ensuring fair and equal access to education globally. Having witnessed inequalities in education firsthand as well as its potential to influence social mobility, Zubair founded ZNotes at the age of 16 in Jeddah, an online learning platform that ensures all students have a level playing field when tackling high-stakes, school exams. This youth-led platform has reached over five million students in 190+ countries, providing them with high-quality resources and a peer support community. In recognition of his global work in education, Zubair received the Diana Legacy Award and was appointed UNDP & Samsung Generation17 Young Leader for ZNotes’ impact on UN SDG4. Speaking on international stages, he was the first-ever youth moderator at the ECOSOC Youth Forum and became one of the youngest commencement speakers in the history of UCL in the 2023 Graduation Ceremony. He currently serves as the UK Youth Leader for the Global Partnership for Education, board advisor at the Digitial Education Futures Initiative, Cambridge University and as a One Young World ambassador.

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