Ashley is a Managing Director with Accenture. Ashley has spent her career at the intersection of business and IT strategy, helping companies to get the most out of their IT investments. At Accenture Ashley is the Global Market Engagement Lead for Technology Innovation. She spends her days with clients, startups and account teams, driving strategies to help clients leverage the next generation of start-up partners to accelerate their business transformation. Previously Ashley was the Director for the Accenture San Francisco Innovation Hub. In 2019 Ashley was named Top 40 Under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times. Ashley holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.KEEP READING
Tiago C. Peixoto is a political scientist and a Senior Governance Specialist at the World Bank. Since joining the institution in 2010, Tiago has been working with governments to develop digital solutions for better public policies and services. Prior to joining the World Bank, he managed projects and consulted for a number of organizations such as the European Commission, OECD and United Nations. He has been honored by TechCrunch as one of the 20 Most Innovative People in Democracy, and by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government. He is also a recipient of the Louis Brownlow Award of the American Society of Public Administration for the best article written by a practitioner. Tiago’s work has featured in both mainstream and specialized media, and he has published in The British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, UCLA Law Review, Governance, Public Administration Review, and European Journal of eParticipation, among others. He is also the co-editor and co-author of Civic Tech in the Global South (edited with Micah Sifry), and more recently he co-authored with Tom Steinberg the World Bank report Emerging Digital Technologies & Citizen Participation.KEEP READING
Dr. Tina P. Srivastava is an innovator, entrepreneur, and technology expert. She earned her PhD in Strategy, Innovation, and Engineering, a masters in System Design and Management, and a bachelors in Aeronautics and Astronautics, all from MIT. She is co-Founder of a venture-backed security company, Badge Inc. She previously served as Chief Engineer of electronic warfare programs at Raytheon. Her previous cybersecurity startup was acquired by a public company and global leader in network assurance and security. Dr. Srivastava is an FAA-certified pilot and instructor of MIT’s Pilot Ground School course. She teaches at MIT in the areas of technology roadmapping, aerodynamics, meteorology, and flight planning. She serves on the Board of Directors of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering). Dr. Srivastava has received national recognition and awards for her technical innovation. She is an inventor of multiple patents, publications, a book on engineering and program management, and she recently authored the book Innovating in a Secret World: The Future of National Security and Global Leadership, in which she discusses the need for open innovation as a requisite to maintain technological superiority. Her book was featured in articles and events by organizations such as MIT, the National Defense Magazine, NDIA, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Army Innovation Command, the London Metropolitan Police Service, London Enterprise Tech Meetup, and others.KEEP READING
Katya Klinova directs the strategy and execution of the AI, Labor, and the Economy Research Programs at the Partnership on AI, focusing on studying the mechanisms for steering AI progress towards greater equality of opportunity and improving the working conditions along the AI supply chain. In this role, she oversees multiple programs including the AI and Shared Prosperity Initiative.
Prior to PAI, Katya’s graduate research focused on examining the potential impact of AI advancement on the economic growth prospects of developing countries. She worked at the UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General on preparing the launch of the SG’s Strategy for New Technology, and at Google in a variety managerial roles in Chrome, Play, Developer Relations, and Search departments, where she was responsible for launching and driving the worldwide adoption of Google’s early AI-enabled services.
Katya holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University (USA), a B.Sc. cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Rostov State University (Russia), and a Joint M.Sc. in Networks and Data Science from University of Reading (UK), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where she was a Mundus Scholar.KEEP READING