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Inspirational Speaker addressing the keys to overcome obstacles and breaking cycles and passionate philanthropist
Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative
Associate Dean, Executive Education and Professor of Practice
Dr. Abeln received his B.A. in History from The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He received both a Ph.D. in Management and M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Rotary Foundation Scholar. His doctorate work on international labour economics was under the supervision of Professor W.A. Brown, Chairman of the Cambridge University Economics Department.
He has an extensive international academic background having served as President, Dean and Associate Dean including leading institutions in USA, UK, Australia and Asia, as well as serving as a member of faculty. He has developed new academic programs and curriculum for undergraduate, postgraduate masters and doctoral programs, while also promoting liberal arts, STEM and business education and interdisciplinary learning. Dr. Abeln was instrumental in negotiating 300+ partnership agreements between university and industry, government and other academic institutions to promote collaboration.
TED speaker, a leading expert in Robot Ethics, and researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Kate Darling is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. She's a leading expert in robot ethics, the author of The New Breed, and an award-winning TED speaker addressing the impact of technology on humanity.
Dr Kate has a background in law and economics and intellectual property. She formerly served as intellectual property policy advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab. Her passion for technology and robots has led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School, she began to work at the intersection of law and robotics, focusing on legal and social issues.
Dr Kate regularly publishes articles about robot ethics and how to prepare for the coming age of automation. Her work has been featured in many publications, including The New Yorker, WIRED, The Atlantic, The Guardian and Forbes.
She also speaks and holds workshops covering some of the more exciting developments in the world of robotics and where we might find ourselves in the future.
Dr Kate graduated from law school with honours and holds a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College.
Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
Yi-Ren Wang is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Asia School of Business. Her research interests include precarious work, workplace inequality, behavioural poverty trap, socioeconomic mobility, work motivation, fairness, work-family dynamics, employee well-being, and workplace trauma. Her research aims to identify ways to reduce social disparities and promote upward mobility, particularly for workers in underprivileged conditions.
Prof Yi-Ren’s ongoing projects aim to explain the motivational and behavioural challenges faced by underprivileged workers at work, highlight the importance of organisational justice for promoting a long-term perspective and career investment for workers in precarity, and theorise the transmission of occupational strain across life boundaries and between individuals.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Academy of Management Proceedings, among others.
In 2022, she was selected by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology to receive the 2022 S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation research in industrial-organisation psychology.
Prof Yi-Ren received her PhD in Management from the University of Alabama. She obtained her master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University at Albany – State University of New York and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from National Taiwan University.
Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Co-Author of the forthcoming book, Beyond Disruption
W. Chan Kim is a Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Before joining INSEAD, he was a professor at the University of Michigan Business School, USA. He has also served as an advisor to several countries and multinational corporations in Europe, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific.
Prof Kim is the co-author of the Blue Ocean Strategy, which has sold over 4 million copies. It remains one of the best-selling business books in history. He has also co-authored Strategic Intuition, Blue Ocean Shift and the forthcoming book Beyond Disruption. To date, Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift teaching materials have been adopted by over 2,800 universities across the globe.
Prof Kim has published numerous articles in leading academic and managerial journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Financial Times. The Journal of International Management recognises him as one of the world’s most influential academic journal authors in global strategy.
Prof Kim is the recipient of numerous academic and management awards, including the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking. In addition, he and his colleague Renee Mauborgne were named the world’s most influential management thinker by Thinkers50.
Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, Advisor to governments and global companies, bestselling author, TED speaker
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller, and bestselling author. He is the Founder and CEO of Climate Alpha, an AI-powered analytics platform that forecasts asset values and future-proof global real estate. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm.
Dr Parag is a best-selling author of seven books, including The Second World (2008), How to Run the World (2011), Connectography (2016), Technocracy in America (2017), The Future is Asian (2019), Move (2021), and Hybrid Reality (2012), where he co-authored.
His essays, reportage and columns have appeared in major international publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, TIME and Forbes. He also appears frequently in media around the world such as CNN, BBC and Bloomberg and has spoken at various TED conferences worldwide.
Dr Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List”. He has travelled to more than 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
He holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Principal Lead Data Scientist | Teradata
Dr. Tatiana Bokareva is an accomplished Principal Lead Data Scientist who oversees Teradata's international operations. Her extensive experience in developing predictive statistical models and utilizing cutting-edge machine-learning techniques has established her as a prominent figure in the industry. In her current role, she expertly manages a team of technology professionals and thought leaders in data science.
With the rapid evolution of the analytics landscape, Dr. Bokareva is dedicated to helping businesses unlock the true potential of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Her areas of interest include advanced analytics and data science techniques, such as predictive modeling, Neural Networks (also known as Deep Learning), machine learning classifiers, natural language processing (NLP), text mining, clustering, graph theory, and other innovative solutions which she believes will be vital to solving complex problems of the future.
Dr. Bokareva's vast experience in Data Science and Big Data consulting has allowed her to assist clients in developing a vision, roadmap, and architecture for analytical projects. She has worked with clients from diverse industries, including federal and state government agencies, financial institutions, telcos, and retail enterprises.
Her in-depth industry experience results from over 20 years of in-depth industry experience, working for Fortune 500 companies and hands-on data science expertise.
Dr. Bokareva earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the prestigious University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia. She is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader, and her insights and expertise have been featured in various conferences and publications.
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