Stephen Ibaraki


Stephen Ibaraki is Chairman, Managing General Partner REDDS Capital; globally unique with concurrent Chairman, Founder, Board roles in: Business/finance, successful serial Entrepreneurship, no.1 computing Science organizations, no. 1 UN innovation, top Industry-organizations/think tanks, no.1 Summits. 100+ global engagements guiding $10+ Trillion in investments. ​
​ A sampling of Stephen Ibaraki’s 150+ positions/recognitions include: Practitioner Board Association for Computing Machinery current past chair; founding chair Global Industry Council and vice-chair board IP3 International Federation for Information Processing; writer  IDG-IT World (Canada) and Forbes; founder technology advisory board, Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ); founding member Beyond Initiative (VW/Audi Think Tank); founding chairman outreach UN ITU “ICT Discovery” Journal; founder, program committee, founding chairman outreach UN ITU ACM XPRIZE AI for Good Global Summit; founding member Steering Committee AI Pioneers; vice-chair WHO/ITU Focus Group AI for Health; founding chairman Technology Advisory Council Financial Services Roundtable (now Bank Policy Institute) FinTech Ideas Festival 2017 (2019) (200 CEOs/Execs, FSR: $92.7 trillion assets); founding chair advisory board Digital Africa; board member IEEEcs; 2006-2019 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awards; Fellow awards; … more as CIPS Fellow:” LinkedIn: ​​​

Mr. Eliezer


Eliezer is a physicist who graduated from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel He spent many years with the Israeli Defense Forces and the R&D Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense in the field of Electro-Optics.

His past and present activities cover the entire “spectrum” and sequence of hi-tech related activities: Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship in Israel and in the US, Angel investments and founder of portfolio companies, Technological Incubation in Israel, Venture Capital in Israel and in the US, Corporate Venture Capital, joint programs with Multi-National Companies, joint programs with the Israeli and foreign governments, Investment Banking and Stock Markets of Hi-Tech/Hi-Growth companies. He is presently a Board Member of private and public companies traded on NASDAQ and on TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange).
These days he is engaged in a broad program with Israeli companies which establishes operations in China for business development, industrialization and commercialization of their products in the Chinese and worldwide markets.
Eliezer is also engaged in venture philanthropy. He and his family established Schools-on-Line Israel, an NGO, active among high-school children and teachers.

Mr. Toufi Saliba


Toufi Saliba is CEO, PrivacyShell and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board Conference Committee. Toufi’s background is mainly in Machine Learning, Decentralized Governance, Distributed Computing, and Cryptography. He’s TODA’s protocol co-author. He has authored and co-authored several algorithms, protocols, and patents. Toufi’s companies have had several exits for software that he built from the ground up, some ended up at Google, HP and Intel. He sits on multiple Silicon Valley start-up boards, is the founder of the TodaQ Foundation and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board Conference Committee. Currently, Toufi runs a start-up factory and InfoSec advisory called PrivacyShell Corp. PrivacyShell’s portfolio founders have an aggregate of over $27B in exits. Toufi’s #1 goal in life is enhancing technology to help achieve global prosperity while building profitable businesses and enablements from within.

Ms. Susan Land

Program Manager

Land is a program manager for the U.S. Department of Defense with more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies and the management of information systems, as well as leadership of software and systems product development teams. Kathy is an IEEE Fellow and longtime volunteer for the IEEE. She is a member of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee. She is currently the 2019 Past Vice President for IEEE Technical Activities. Ms. Land is the author or co-author of a number of texts, papers, podcasts, webinars all supporting sound software engineering principles and practical application of software process methodologies. For additional information please visit:

Dr. Michael Condry

Program Manager

Michael is currently the Chair, of the Advisory Board for ClinicAI, Inc.  ClinicAI is a BioMedical startup company providing technology for early detections as cancer using accurate and noninvasive methodology. Michael’s career spans both academic and industry positions, mostly in industry. In addition to ClinicAI startup, his industry experience includes senior leadership roles in major corporations such as Intel, Sun, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. At Intel, Michael retired after being the Chief Technical Officer in the Client Division.  He also was engaged in customer issues with security, and product design using new technologies. Michael came to Intel from Sun to lead Networking Applications research in Intel Labs. Michael’s CTO role focused on customer innovation and design cost optimization; his responsibilities also included technical staff development where he established a successful program for stronger technical skills near the customer. His technical leadership plus efforts in technical staff development at Intel awarded him and his team the prestigious Intel Quality Award in 2015. At Sun he led the development of UNIX standards as well as improved the architecture processes by engineering. At AT&T he was one of the architects for the BellMac 32 processor, the first 32 bit microprocessor on the market and lead software projects including a Real-Time Unix design and Unix System V file system.  He held teaching and research positions at Princeton University and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While at the University of Illinois he served on then Senator Al Gore committee on the internet.  His background includes projects in computer architecture, software, firmware, operating systems, networking, IoT, internet applications, standards, and computer security.  Michael retired from Intel in June 2015.Michael has patents in computer architecture and security. He has published many technical papers and regularly presents keynotes at technical conferences.

Mr. Neil Sahota

IBM Master Inventor

Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Faculty at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

Dr. Paul Babin


Dr. Paul Babin is Director of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability at thyssenkrupp North America, Inc.  He is responsible for enhancing regional activities across the four business areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico by leading coordination and collaboration among thyssenkrupp’s operating companies. As a Six Sigma master black belt, he oversees operational excellence activities, including Six Sigma Lean training and coaching for project teams. He also works closely with thyssenkrupp’s university partnership programs, including sponsored research and engineering recruiting activities.   Paul has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is an ASQ six sigma master black belt and a senior member of IEEE and IISE.

Dr. Jason Borenstein


Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology. His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies. He is also Affiliated Faculty at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM).
Dr. Borenstein is an assistant editor of the journal Science and Engineering Ethics, co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s Ethics and Information Technology section, and an editorial board member of the journal Accountability in Research. He is also Editor for Research Ethics for the National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science. He was the Founder and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law.

Dr. Joseph R. Hekert

Associate Professor

Joseph R. Herkert is Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology at Arizona State University where he teaches ethics of engineering and technology and science, technology and society courses. Dr. Herkert works primarily in the field of engineering ethics, with particular focus on macroethical problems and issues. He is editor of Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings (Wiley/IEEE Press, 2000) and has published numerous articles on engineering ethics and computing ethics in engineering, law, social science, and applied ethics journals. He is a frequent speaker on engineering ethics at academic conferences and professional meetings. Herkert is a past-president of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) and the current editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. In 2007 he was the inaugural recipient of the SSIT Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the Executive Board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics and for ten years served on the Advisory Board of the Online Center for Ethics in Engineering and Science. Herkert is the 2005 recipient of the Sterling Olmsted Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, for “the many contributions he has made as an educator and lecturer, as a contributor to the literature, and as a promoter of the ideals of liberal education in engineering education.” He is also a registered Professional Engineer (Indiana) with more than five years experience in the power industry.

Stephen Welby

Executive Director

Stephen Welby is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Prior to joining IEEE, in 2015 Stephen was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he served as the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, leading one of the largest and most complex research, development, and engineering organizations in the world. He oversaw a $12.5B annual investment portfolio, managed internal and collaborative research and engineering efforts, drove a culture that valued innovation, and supported the department’s global technical engagement.

Stephen has more than three decades of government and industrial experience in technology and product development, including senior leadership positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His technical experience includes development of leading edge aeronautical and space systems, robotics, machine learning, high-performance software, and sensor systems.

Keith McGreggor

Associate Director

Keith McGreggor is a Professor of the Practice in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. His research explores artificial intelligence, visual reasoning, fractal representations, and cognitive systems.
Keith is the Associate Director of the GVU Center, which inspires and enables interdisciplinary research in people-centered computing technology, creating new innovations for society. He is the Director of Georgia Tech’s VentureLab, the nation’s #5 university based incubator, with more than 140 active startups based on Georgia Tech’s technology. He is the lead instructor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps program, executive director of the I-Corps South Node, and is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship education.    Keith has been an entrepreneur for the last three decades. His first company, Artificial Intelligence Atlanta, was the first AI company in the southeast, which led to a gig in robotics for Lockheed. He has been a founder or co-founder of six software companies. Keith wrote and shipped the first 3D program and first color paint program for the Macintosh. He developed the color architecture for the Macintosh, wrote substantial portions of the graphics system, and managed the graphics group at Apple Computer in Cupertino. A stint as co-founder of an internet company in the mid 1990s led to Keith becoming a director of engineering at Yahoo in 1999.

Alan Porter


Alan Porter is Professor Emeritus of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and of Public Policy, at Georgia Tech, where he is Co-director of the Program in Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP).  He is also Director of R&D for Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, GA (producers of VantagePoint and Thomson Data Analyzer software).  He is author or co-author of some 240 articles and books, including Tech Mining (Wiley, 2005) and Forecasting and Management of Technology (Wiley, 2011).  He co-founded the International Association for Impact Assessment and later served as president.
Research interests key on “forecasting innovation pathways” for newly emerging technologies.  This entails text mining of science, technology & innovation information resources to generate Competitive Technical Intelligence.  He currently serves as principal investigator on a U.S. National Science Foundation program to develop “Indicators of Technological Emergence.”
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