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Jonathan Zittrain

George Bemis Professor of International Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University, USA

BSc in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Yale; MPA, JD, Harvard. Co-Founder, Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society; George Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School and John F. Kennedy School of Government; Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science; Director, Harvard Law School Library. Former Trustee, Internet Society. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Principal, Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund. Justice of the Peace. Author of "The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It". Research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, cybersecurity and privacy, the roles of intermediaries within internet architecture, human computing, artificial intelligence, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

Aiken Zou Shasha

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AHA Entertainment, People's Republic of China

Aiken Zou Shasha, the chairman and CEO of AHA Entertainment, is also the producer of the highly acclaimed animation series SCISSOR SEVEN. She serves as an industry mentor for the master's degree program in Animation at Communication University of China (CUC) and holds the position of President at the International Animation Alliance of Greater Bay Area. Aiken has been nominated for the Young Innovative Talents Project by National Radio and Television Administration of China, recognizing her significant contributions to the radio, television, and network audiovisual industry. Additionally, as a partner at Babblers, she actively supports and promotes emerging young creators.

Since its establishment in 2014, AHA Entertainment has successfully produced feature films such as LAST LETTER directed by Shunji Iwai and played a pivotal role in reviving DINGJUN MOUNTAIN, one of China's earliest films. The groundbreaking Chinese Netflix Original animation series SCISSOR SEVEN that Aiken produced is currently being broadcasted in over 190 countries worldwide. Furthermore, fans can look forward to the release of SCISSOR SEVEN game in 2024. Aiken has also made significant contributions towards facilitating global distribution for various other content including LEGEND OF HEI animated film. Through her active promotion of original content on a global scale, she strives to foster cross-cultural communication and integration with her belief that quality content infused with peace&love can effectively connect people together.

Ali Zuashkiani

Chief Executive Officer, Physical Asset Management Corporation, Islamic Republic of Iran

Ali Zuashkiani is Chief Executive Officer of the Physical Asset Management Corporation, a consulting company dedicated to improving asset management practices globally, with a focus on the Middle East and Iran. As a global subject matter expert in this field, he is a frequent speaker at international events on topics related to physical asset management, maintenance and reliability. Zuashkiani is also Director of Educational Programs at the University of Toronto Centre for Asset Management. In 2003, he co-founded Knowledge Diffusion Network, an organization that aims to promote collaboration between Iranian academics living abroad with the scientific community in Iran. Later, he became Co-Founder and President of International Association of Iranian Managers, which aims to improve management knowledge and practices in Iran and the Middle East. He was recognized by the President of Iran as the most distinguished student of Iran in 1999.

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Meta, USA

2004, Founder, Thefacebook.

Alix Zwane

Chief Executive Officer, Global Innovation Fund, USA

Chief Executive Officer, Global Innovation Fund, a hybrid investment vehicle that makes debt, equity, and grant investments to accelerate evidence-based innovation that improves the lives of poor people. Some 20 years of experience advancing the agenda of evidence-based aid and international development as investor, social entrepreneur and innovator. Has worked at the intersection of the evidence and innovation agendas. The first employee and Executive Director at Evidence Action, a non-profit that develops service delivery models to scale evidence-based programmes; catalysed school-based deworming for hundreds of millions of children around the world and safe drinking water for millions of people in four countries. Launched Evidence Action Beta, an incubator for innovations in development. Has also advocated for evidence-based philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and, Began career in management consulting and was a member of the faculty of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at University of California, Berkeley. Has published in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and elsewhere. Former Member, Board of Directors, Innovations for Poverty Action, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, and Evidence Action. PhD in Public Policy. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.