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Dr. Nick Jennings

Vice Provost (Research) at Imperial College, where he also holds a Chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He served as the UK government’s inaugural Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security from 2010 to 2015, providing independent scientific advice on issues of national security.


Sir Christopher Pissarides

Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.


Dr. Tariq Samad

Tariq Samad holds the Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair and is the director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined TLI in May, 2016 after a 30-year career with Honeywell. Dr. Samad was the President of the American Automatic Control Council from 2014 to 2015 and the President of IEEE Control Systems Society in 2009.



Dr. Dimitra Simeonidou

Professor and Head of the High Performance Networks group at the University of Bristol, UK with extensive experience in telecommunication networks, Future Internet, and smart cities. CTO of Bristol is Open and Research Associate of the Open Networking Foundation.


Ms. Androulla Vassiliou

Served as European Commissioner for Health, and then, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. She has served as a Member of the Cyprus Parliament, and as President of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women.