OCTOBER 11-15, 2021

Scientific Programme and Timetable

May 8, 2021 (updated Sep 22, 2021)

Keynote speakers

Topics and Convenors

The high-level topics selected for the event and the convenors are:

  • The planet and biodiversity
    • Bonnie Lei, Head of Global Strategy Partnerships - AI for Earth, Microsoft
  • Weather and climate science
    • Peter Dueben, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • Natural language processing
    • Dominique Guellec, Scientific Advisor to the Observatory of Science and Technology (OST)
    • Jean-Marc Deltorn, University of Strasbourg and UNISTRA - Centre d’études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle (CEIPI)
  • Health (including COVID & medicine)
    • Anurag Agrawal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)
    • Tiago Cravo Oliveira Hashiguchi, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Particle and nuclear physics
    • Jennifer Ngadiuba, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
    • Markus Diefenthaler, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab)
  • Astrophysics and astronomy
    • Elena Cuoco, Head of the Data Science Office at the European Gravitational Observatory and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    • Željko Ivezić, University of Washington
    • Lukas Nellen, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Ethics and policy
    • Karine Perset, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Alan Paic, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Quantum computing
    • Scott Hamilton, Senior Expert of Emerging Technologies at ATOS
    • Eric Aquaronne, IBM Worldwide Systems Strategy and IBM Quantum Ambassador
    • Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN OpenLab
    • Adhvan Novais Furtado, Executive Manager, SENAI CIMATEC
    • Wolfgang Lechner CEO, ParityQC
    • Neil Abroug, National Coordinator of the Quantum strategy, General Secretariat for Investment, Prime Minister’s Office, France
  • AI enabling technologies for daily life
    • Christoffer Petersson, Zenseact
    • Vivien Bonvin, NetGuardians
    • Xavier Perrotton, Driving Assistance Research R&I Software Department Manager and AI Senior Expert, VALEO
    • Nozha Boujemaa, Data & Ethics Manager, Ingka Group, IKEA Group Digital
    • Ivan Meza, Natural Language Processing and Indigenous Languages, IIMAS, UNAM


The daily sessions are planned to take place 7-11 hours Central Daylight Time (14-18 hours Central European Summer Time), with a 15 minute break in the middle. More information in our timetable.