Charles Xie (Starlord)

LF AI & Data Governing Board Chairperson - Founder at Zilliz Corp

Starlord is the founder of Zilliz, an open source software company with a mission to reinvent data science.

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Craig Rubendall

Vice President, Research and Development at SAS Institute

Craig Rubendall is a Vice President in SAS’ Research and Development division. He manages the Platform Research and Development group, which is responsible for providing the SAS Platform technologies, including the broad areas of Data Management and Storage, Computing Infrastructure and Management, Software Deployment technologies and Application Integration Services.

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Francois Jezequel

Head of ITsation, Procurement and Operators at Orange

Francois Jezequel has served as Project Manager for Internet Services development and Orange Group Trouble Ticketing domain.

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Haobo Fu

Senior Researcher at Tencent AI Lab

Dr. Haobo Fu is a senior researcher in Tencent AI Lab, Shenzhen, China.

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Jim Spohrer

LF AI & Data TAC Chairperson - Director, Cognitive Opentech Group (COG) at IBM Research

Jim Spohrer directs IBM’s open source Artificial Intelligence developer ecosystem effort.

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Jonne Soininen

LF AI & Data Governing Board Treasurer - Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia

Open source enthusiast and Head of Open Source Initiatives in Nokia, Jonne serves as a board member of Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP).

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Junping Du

General Manager at Huawei Cloud & AI Open Source Department

Junping Du is General Manager of Huawei Cloud & AI Open Source Department. He has 10+ years open source development experience, and now serves as ASF Member, PMC & Committer for Apache Hadoop, Submarine and Incubator and Mentor of Apache NuttX, YuniKorn, etc. He is also Chair of TOC in OPENATOM Foundation.

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Ma Yanjun

Researcher at Baidu Inc.

Dr. Yanjun Ma is director of Baidu’s Deep Learning Platform, overseeing the development of deep learning framework PaddlePaddle.

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Madhu Kochar

Vice President - Product Management, IBM Data and AI

As Vice President, Offering Management for the IBM Data and AI business unit, Madhu Kochar leads the extensive portfolio of Watson AI applications and data platform. In this leadership role, Madhu is focused on how IBM can operationalize AI for its clients to help them advance their business strategy, such as accelerating growth, cutting costs, maintaining business continuity and resiliency, and more.

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Natarajan Subramanian

Head of Enterprise Architecture – AI, Digital & Cloud at Tech Mahindra

As a Head of Enterprise Architecture – AI, Digital & Cloud at Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc, Natarajan (Nat) Subramanian is focusing on AI open source development and strategy.

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Sachin Desai

Global AI Accelerator at Ericsson

Sachin currently heads up Ericsson's AI Accelerator (#GAIA), responsible for building up and running a large, global and diverse R&D team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, ML/AI Architects, Software Engineers and Business Analysts.

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Wei Meng

Director of Standard and Open Source at ZTE

Wei Meng, Director of Standard and Open Source Planning at ZTE. He is based in Nanjing, China. He has led technical pre-research of ZTE on artificial intelligence since 2016.

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