Gillian Tans, Chairwoman of Booking.com will again open the evening with a welcome address.
A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the forthcoming book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a newly minted Young Presidents' Organization member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA (most-watched prime time science series on American television) series on AI. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.
Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book series translated into 25 languages about the whimsical world of computer science. She is the Founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 300 cities.