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Tom Plümmer

Chief Executive Officer, Wingcopter, Germany

Tom Plümmer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wingcopter. He heads Wingcopters Business Development and is the driving force behind the company's strategy. His vision centers around the global implementation of civilian drone technology that enables economic growth and the improvement of living conditions. Tom was featured in Forbess 30 under 30.

Ameya Prabhu

President, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), India

Ameya is an author, financial services entrepreneur & social worker. He is the founder and Managing Partner of UAP Advisors, whose flagship firm, NAFA Capital, focuses on asset management across asset classes & investment banking in the India and other emerging markets. UAP also invests in sustainable sectors such as agribusiness, healthcare, financial inclusion and renewable energy. He is the author of The Rock Babas and other stories, a fictional book of short stories that takes a philosophical outlook on the vagaries of human life. He is a regular columnist his writings have been published my reputed publications such as the HuffPost, The Quint, Business Today amongst others. Ameya serves as a trustee on the board of Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanstha (MSVS), a non-profit organization focused on skill training and skill development in rural & semi urban India with an emphasis on female empowerment. He also serves on the advisory board of The Climate Group and on the India board of MiracleFeet, a global non-profit organization focused on eliminating club foot. Ameya has a Bsc in Economics, Politics and International studies from the University of Warwick, England and a Masters in Financial Management from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Zhuang Qian

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, KnowYourself, People's Republic of China

Zhuang Qian is the founder & chief executive officer of KnowYourself. During the last 5 years, she devoted herself in promoting the awareness of mental health within the society. KnowYourself is a start-up with the mission to lead a lifestyle of mental wellness in China. It provides psycho-education and self-care tools (meditation, therapy-e-mail, cognitive behavioral theory based products, etc.) that are adaptive to the current China and Chinese culture for its users. She takes it as her responsibility to participate in the trending digital innovation for the mental health services.

Qiaomei Fu

Professor at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People's Republic of China

Qiaomei Fu is the Head of the Ancient DNA Lab at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the leading science institution in China. Her work has reinvigorated research into the origin of humanity through ancient DNA extracting techniques and advanced, next-generation gene sequencing to decode ancient humans' genomes.

Miranda Qu Fang

Founder, Xiaohongshu, People's Republic of China

Miranda Qu Fang is Co-Founder and President of Xiaohongshu.
Founded in 2013, Xiaohongshu is China's leading lifestyle platform with over 260 million monthly active users, and is continuing to grow rapidly. With millions of users sharing their lives in an authentic way on Xiaohongshu, many of whom are at the forefront of trends, the platform has become a gathering place for the latest lifestyle trends in China and a destination that empowers users to make informed consumption decisions. Xiaohongshu has also developed into an important brand marketing platform and an emerging e-commerce platform, where over 170,000 brands have a presence.
Over the past decade, Qu has continued driving innovation at Xiaohongshu, playing a key role in building up a unique business model that enables the company to constantly adapt to market changes and maintain rapid growth. She has a keen understanding of Chinese consumers and valuable insights, allowing Xiaohongshu to become a leading gauge in China's business and consumption trends.

Kira Radinsky

Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Diagnostic Robotics, Israel

Dr. Kira Radinsky is the chairperson and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available.In the past, she co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, and served as eBay director of data science and IL chief scientist.One of the up-and-coming voices in the data science community, she is pioneering the field of medical data mining.Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work at Microsoft Research, where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics. In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 as Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as "woman of the year" by Globes. She is a frequent presenter at global tech events, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and academic conferences, and she publishes in the Harvard Business Review.Radinsky serves as a board member in: Israel Securities Authority, Maccabi Research Institute, and technology board of HSBC bank. Dr. Radinsky also serves as visiting professor at the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology institute, where she focuses on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.

Rohan Ramakrishnan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The ASEAN Post, Malaysia

Rohan Ramakrishnan is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest Founder & CEO of a regional media firm in ASEAN. Whilst studying at INSEAD and having recognised the data and information gap preventing the Southeast Asian economies from fully integrating and unlocking its true economic potential - Rohan conceived the of Digital Media Nusantara (“DMN”) – a hybrid financial technology and digital media firm.

Under the DMN ecosystem, The ASEAN Post was first established to cover regional geopolitics and financial markets as an ASEAN centric news provider. More recently, RainmarketX was established as a regional financial market data services data provider. DMN has been funded by Rohan’s family office, Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance via Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad and global venture capital firm 500 Global – a backer of majority of ASEAN unicorn start-ups. DMN is seen as a potential alternative solution to Bloomberg and Refinitive in Southeast Asia.

Prior to this disruptive career in media and financial technology, Rohan worked in corporate restructuring and investment banking at Ernst Young and CIMB Investment Bank. He also had a brief stint in his family office working within the agribusiness and clean energy industries on infrastructure and project financing initiatives for Fortune 500, government linked investment corporations, multinationals and multilateral organisations and blue-chip public listed companies. Passionate about structured finance, Rohan recognises himself as a financier and then an entrepreneur.

Rohan is an alumnus of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, University of Hertfordshire, and INSEAD. He has has also completed executive programmes in Corporate Financial Strategy at the London School of Economics and Public Leadership programme at the John F Kennedy School of Government. He is also accomplished rider, equestrian and polo player.

Tanvi Ratna

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Policy 4.0. Research Foundation, India

Tanvi Ratna is a policy advisor specialising in digital currencies and emerging technologies. She has worked for leading global decision-makers and several ministries and state governments, handling policy design, execution, and liaison in live, complex policy environments. Her analysis has been featured in leading media networks such as CNBC, BBC, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, and Economic Times. She holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Byju Raveendran

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BYJU'S, India

Byju Raveendran is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BYJU'S, an EdTech created from his passion to create self-initiated and lifelong learners. A teacher by choice and an entrepreneur by chance, he launched BYJU'S Learning App in India in 2015 and has helped 150 million students learn better.

Hriday Ravindranath

Chief Digital and Information Officer, Orange, France

Hriday is the Global chief technology & information officer at BT. He and his team are responsible for thought leadership with a focus on BT’s technology strategy and transformation. Currently leading the charge on creating a digital native business for BT. He is recognised as one of the youngest CTIOs in the industry as well as in the history of BT. Hriday is passionate about exploiting emerging technologies such as AI/machine learning, deep analytics and 5G. His success in this field has come from a practical approach that uses technology innovation as a tool for business transformation, driving measurable business outcomes as well as future step change. He has more than a decade of global experience in IT/telecoms, outsourcing and large scale business transformation. Hriday is also committed to societal development and is passionate about providing technological solutions as a force for good to drive change. As the chairman of BT India Purpose Board he has been working in collaboration with the British Asian Trust and partner NGOs to deliver several initiatives for under developed communities in India. Hriday has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from University of Edinburgh and also an MSc in Major Programs from Oxford University.

Sarah Rawson

Regional Head of Business Management EMEA, Swiss Re Services Limited, United Kingdom

Sarah Rawson is an Actuary by trade, and quickly rose to become one of the youngest Managing Directors at Swiss Re. She is responsible for a large portfolio of Life & Health Insurance coverages across several countries. Sarah leads 280 people from many cultural backgrounds and serves as the Appointed Actuary for Swiss Re Europe and a member of Swiss Re's Management Committee. She is an influential voice for key decisions on topics that are often strategic but complex and provides significant steer to the business.

Lee Redden

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Hands On Robotics, USA

Lee is a visionary technologist and remarkable people leader. His technical genius, loving, positive nature, and intense curiosity propelled him to successfully build a revolutionary company in the agriculture space, Blue River Technologies. They are building robots with cameras that detect every plant and spray just the weeds. Lee has been passionate about bringing this technology to market and its significant impact on improving agriculture on a global scale. Because of the technical decisions Lee helped make early on, this technology can scale across the earth, and it's impressive that he's attained market dominance in this innovative multidisciplinary area seeing this cause through for so long (10+ years). Lee is an active leader in the Forbes 30 under 30 community leading international travel, hosting dinner events, and accelerating this group's mission. Lees has been an active mentor to startups, working with several in the technology and cancer detection space. His philanthropic efforts include advising and donating to a non-profit called Marci, an organization that combats child sex trafficking, and co-founding the non-profit Hands-On Robotics that is developing dog robots for education purposes. Lee has been a speaker at multiple technology and educational conferences, led John Deers' internal training in machine learning of 5,000 employees and over 100 engineers, and has made curriculum recommendations changes to over ten universities in the US.