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Full Professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Software Technology
Full professor of Web Information Systems at the Software Technology department at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
Leading a research group on Web Information Systems and involved in the education in Computer Science in Delft, with a focus on the role of Web data in the engineering of Web-based information systems. Also, scientific director of Delft Data Science, TU Delft’s coordinating initiative in the field of Data Science, and holding the KIVI-chair Big Data Science.
Serving as Director of Education at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Delft.
Serving as Coordinator for AI, Data & Digitization in research and education at TU Delft.
Full Professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Department of Intelligent Systems
Catholijn Jonker (1967) is full professor of Interactive Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology. Jonker studied computer science, and did her PhD studies at Utrecht University. After a post-doc position in Bern, Switzerland, she became assistant (later associate) professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From September 2004 until September 2006 she was a full professor of Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognition and Information of the Radboud University Nijmegen. She chaired De Jonge Akademie (Young Academy) of the KNAW (The Royal Netherlands Society of Arts and Sciences) in 2005 and 2006, and she was a member of the same organization from 2005 to 2010. She is a member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maarschappij der Wetenschappen andof the Academia Europaea. She was the president of the National Network Female Professors (LNVH) in The Netherlands from September 2013 till January 2016. She served TU Delft for one year as interim head of department for the Design Engineering Department (2014/2015). Catholijn is EurAI Fellow since 2015, and EurAI board member since 2016, EurAI is the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Interim CEO, COO, Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
Dr Andreas Klossek is COO and Managing Director of EIT RawMaterials, a Knowledge and Innovation Community supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union. Andreas holds a PhD in International Management from TU Bergakademie Freiberg and has worked extensively in the energy, minerals and metals sectors. Prior to joining
EIT RawMaterials, Andreas was Head of Division at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg, the German Think Tank for R&D in the minerals and metals field. Andreas also has a track record in management consulting and worked with world-leading research organisations and industry partners to optimise their strategy, organisation and innovation management.
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Robotics department, TU Delft
Jens Kober is an associate professor at the TU Delft, Netherlands. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar jointly at the CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University, Germany and at the Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. He graduated in 2012 with a PhD Degree in Engineering from TU Darmstadt and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. For his research he received the annually awarded Georges Giralt PhD Award for the best PhD thesis in robotics in Europe and the 2018 IEEE RAS Early Academic Career Award. Jens was awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2018.
His research interests include robotics, machine learning, and control.
Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader, EY
Co-Creation Manager, VTT (FCAI)
Markku Kutvonen has joined VTT from industrial background where he has led R&D for 15 years. His background is strongly in software, data security , embedded systems and medical industry. He has experience in European activities, such as Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative at EIT Digital. In that context he has also coached startups.
Managing Director at UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH and Head of appliedAI Initiative
Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director of UnternehmerTUM GmbH, is responsible, among other things, for setting up the appliedAI initiative with partners such as Google and NVIDIA. With 50 partners, the initiative is already one of the largest initiatives in Europe in the field of applied artificial intelligence and answers the organisational, technological and strategic questions of companies with regards to the application of AI. Before joining UnternehmerTUM, he worked for McKinsey for five years and did his PhD at the Entrepreneurship Research Institute at the Technical University of Munich. In his doctoral thesis, he accompanied 120 start-ups for one year and examined their corporate culture and identity.
Director, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate B – \"Open Innovation and Open Science\"
Jean-David and his team are currently designing the European Innovation Council (EIC) for top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It currently brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at the cutting edge of innovation.
In 2011, Jean-David Malo created a new team in DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission to increase private finance and close market gaps for investing in innovation. The team did this mainly by expanding the scope and scale of existing EU innovative financial instruments and by developing new ones in the fields of debt and equity financing, notably in the context of Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation. Jean-David and his team also covered the SME dimension of Horizon 2020. On February 2017, Jean-David was appointed Director of the Directorate in charge of "Open Innovation and Open Science".
AI Ecosystem Driver, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Santoni de Sio, Filippo
Assistant Professor, TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of Values, Technologies and Innovation
I have a PhD in Moral Philosophy. I am currently Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology at the Section Ethics/Philosophy of Technology of TU Delft, and an adjunct professor in Ethics of Transportation at the Politecnico di Milano. I am Rapporteur of the EU Commission Expert Group to advise on ethical issues raised by driverless mobility (E03659) and co-director of the NWO-funded interdisciplinary project Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems (2017-2020). I am in the Management Team of the 4TU.Ethics federation, and in the Work Council (OdC) of the faculty TBM at TU Delft.
Professor, Head of Section, Technical University of Denmark
Prof. Vegge holds a M.Sc. and PhD degree in Computational Materials Physics from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). During his career, he has worked as an “Innovation postdoc” with Danfoss Corporate Ventures and DTU Physics, as a senior scientist and group leader at Risø DTU, and been a Visiting Professor at SLAC@Stanford University and at T. U. Münich.
Prof. Vegge has been an innovator of clean energy materials for more than 18 years, working on accelerating the materials discovery and innovation process. He is an internationally leading expert in development of accelerated methodologies for integrating atomic-scale computational materials design, machine learning, advanced synthesis, in situ characterization and testing. His approaches are fundamental in nature, but maintain a clear focus on the commercial viability of next-generation clean energy materials.
Prof. Vegge is an elected member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV), an appointed member of the Danish Government’s Commission on Green Transportation and Mission Innovation Champion (2019), and an EU-US Frontiers of Engineering fellow (2016). He participate in a number of international consortia, e.g. as coordinator of the Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform (BIG-MAP) in Battery 2030+. He has published >130 papers (>6.500 citations; h-index = 41).
Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.
He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007.
He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.
From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including as Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).