Keynote Speaker

Michael Littman

Division Director - Intelligent and Information Systems (IIS), NSF

Michael L. Littman is a University Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, studying machine learning and decision making under uncertainty. He has earned multiple university-level awards for teaching and his research on reinforcement learning, probabilistic planning, and automated crossword-puzzle solving has been recognized with three best-paper awards and three influential paper awards. Littman is co-director of Brown's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence.
He is currently serving as Division Director for Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation.

Keynote Speaker

Kathleen Fisher

Director - DARPA/I2O

Kathleen Fisher assumed the role of office director for DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) in May 2022. In this position, she leads program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the United States and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government.
Fisher was previously the deputy office director for I2O from October 2021 to April 2022. This is Fisher’s second tour at DARPA, having previously served as a program manager in I2O from 2011 to 2014. As a program manager, she conceptualized, created, and executed programs in high-assurance computing and machine learning. Her High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) and Probabilistic Programming for Advancing Machine Learning (PPAML) programs continue to benefit the Department of Defense and U.S. commercial industry.
Fisher joined DARPA from Tufts University, where she was a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and served as chair of the department from 2016 to 2021. Earlier in her career, she was a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs Research.

Keynote Speaker

Wendell Wallach

Ethicist, Senior Advisor - Yale University

Wendell Wallach is the Uehiro/Carnegie Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (CCEIA)  where he co-directs (with Anja Kaspersen) the AI and Equality InitiativeHe is also senior advisor to The Hastings Center and a scholar at the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics where he chaired Technology and Ethics studies for eleven years. Wallach’s  latest book, a primer on emerging technologies, is entitled, A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control.  In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.  The eight volume Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies (edited by Wallach) was published by Routledge in Winter 2017.
He received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2014 and for Journalism and Media in 2015, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. The World Economic Forum appointed Mr. Wallach co-chair of its Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy for the 2016-2018 term, and he is presently a member of their AI Council. Wendell was the lead organizer for the 1st International Congress for the Governance of AI (ICGAI).

Keynote Speaker

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director - Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He also is the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Professor by Courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Department of Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). 
One of the most-cited authors on the economics of information, Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure productivity contributions of IT and the complementary role of organizational capital and other intangibles. He has done pioneering research on digital commerce, the Long Tail, bundling and pricing models, intangible assets and the effects of IT on business strategy, productivity and performance.
Brynjolfsson speaks globally and is the author of nine books as well as over 100 academic articles and five patents. His papers can be found at

Keynote Speaker

L. Michelle Bennett

Sr. Vice President - Roger Schwarz and Associates

L. Michelle Bennett is currently Senior Vice President with Roger Schwarz and Associates having departed her position as Director of the Center for Research Strategy at the National Cancer Institute from in 2021. She trained as a molecular oncologist with a focus on genetic susceptibility to cancer, earning a Ph.D. in oncology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research studies were focused at the intersection of cancer and the environment.
Bennett has extensive practical experience in promoting collaboration and team-based approaches by bringing together research scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise, across many dimensions of difference, to solve complex scientific problems. She co-authored the Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide that serves as a primer for investigators who are building or participating on research teams.
She is a Certified Executive Coach having done her training at the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara. It was through her coaching training that she dared pursue helping scientific teams increase their effectiveness. She has now integrated Mutual Learning into her coaching, consulting, and training practices as she works with individuals, teams and organizations.