Host: Google | Stage 1

Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General) and Ruth Porat (SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet) SVP and CFO reconvene one year after speaking about the need for AI to become a powerful force for the Global Goals. In our first ‘annual AI check in’ a panel of experts in the field will reflect on achievements in AI as they relate to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals over the past year, how AI is supporting the COVID-19 response from health to economic recovery and how to keep equitable AI progress on track to achieve the Goals by 2030. 

Speakers

Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General) and Ruth Porat (SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet) SVP and CFOreconvene one year after speaking about the need for AI to become a powerful force for the Global Goals. In our first ‘annual AI check in’ a panel of experts in the field will reflect on achievements in AI as they relate to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals over the past year, how AI is supporting the COVID-19 response from health to economic recovery and how to keep equitable AI progress on track to achieve the Goals by 2030.

Ruth Porat
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Ruth joined Google as SVP and CFO in May 2015 and has held the same title at Alphabet since its creation in October 2015. Prior to Google, Ruth was EVP and CFO of Morgan Stanley. She is Vice Chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, the University’s endowment. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Blackstone Group Inc and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ruth holds a BA from Stanford University, an MSc from The London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Fabrizio Hochschild
Under-Secretary-General and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, United Nations

Mr. Hochschild is coordinating the preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 through a system-wide process of consultations and reflections on the role of the United Nations in advancing international cooperation and in supporting Member States’ ability to respond to emerging challenges and frontier issues. Prior to this he served as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Previously, Mr. Hochschild served as Deputy Special Representative for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. in 2016, UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombia from 2013-2016, and as Director of the Field Personnel Division for the United Nations from 2010-2012.

Kent Walker
Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, Google

Kent Walker leads Google's global affairs team, overseeing the company’s work on legal affairs, public policy, trust & safety, compliance, responsible innovation, and philanthropy. Before joining Google in 2006, Kent held executive positions at leading technology companies, including eBay, Netscape, AOL, and Airtouch Communications. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Department of Justice and advised the Attorney General on technology policy issues. Kent graduated with honors from Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He currently serves on Harvard’s Board of Overseers and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Vukosi Marivate
ABSA UP Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria

Vukosi works on developing Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence methods to extract insights from data. As part of his vision for the ABSA Data Science chair, Vukosi is interested in Data Science for Social Impact, using local challenges as a springboard for research. In this area Vukosi has worked on projects in science, energy, public safety and utilities. Vukosi is an organiser of the Deep Learning Indaba, the largest Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African Machine Learning. He is passionate about developing young talent, supervising MSc and PhD students and mentoring budding Data Scientists.

Clara Nordon
Director, The MSF Foundation

Clara Nordon leads the Médecins Sans Frontières Foundation (Doctors Without Borders) . She graduated with a master’s degree in management science from Paris Dauphine. She then embarked on an eclectic international career, working on documentary film production in Shanghai and banking in Singapore prior to joining MSF in 2012. At MSF, she has held a variety of field positions, ranging from educational film production to emergency response coordination, and has been posted in Yemen, DRC, Haiti, Ukraine, and Bangladesh. In 2016, her determination to support pioneering initiatives led to her current role as Director of The MSF Foundation. Today, she spends most of her time assessing the added value of new technologies in the humanitarian medical field.

Pablo Martín Fernández
Director of Innovation and Communication at Chequeado.

Pablo M. Fernández. Director of Innovation and Communication at Chequeado where he leads the development of the automation platform being built to help fact checkers in their work stopping misinformation. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Professor of the Master's Degree in Innovation in Digital Media at Torcuato Di Tella University. Former editor of Lanacion.com (Breaking news, homepage and technology) and digital magazines of La Nación (Brando, Living, Lugares, Hola, Maru, Ohlala, Rolling Stone and Susana).

September 24, 13:30
13:30 — 14:15 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Partnerships, Technology

| Host: Google |, Clara Nordon (The MSF Foundation), Fabrizio Hochschild (UN), Kent Walker (Google), Ruth Porat (Alphabet and Google), Vukosi Marivate (University of Pretoria)

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