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Meet the trailblazers, innovators, and thought leaders at the forefront of AI and machine learning. Our lineup of speakers represents a diverse array of expertise, bringing cutting-edge insights and transformative ideas to the AMLD stage.

Explore the profiles get ready to be inspired by the visionaries shaping the future of technology.
More names to be announced soon.

Aleksander Madry

Head of Preparedness, OpenAI

Aleksander Madry is the Head of Preparedness at OpenAI. Previously he was a professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) and the director of the MIT Center for Deployable Machine Learning. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2011. Prior to that he also spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England and was an assistant professor at EPFL.


Sergei Yakneen

CTO, Isomorphic Labs

Before joining Isomorphic Labs, Sergei was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at SOPHiA GENETICS, where he helped develop and run an AI-based molecular diagnostics and data-driven medicine platform operating in more than 70 countries.
Sergei has held senior roles at Amazon.com, where he launched the first Canadian software engineering centre; at BPS Inc., where he developed a best-in-class Governance, Risk, and Compliance platform; at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, where he led the Technical Working Group of the Pan Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Project, the world's largest cancer data analysis initiative; and at EMBL where he developed a cloud-based scientific workflow framework.
Sergei has a degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Toronto and a PhD in computer science from Heidelberg University, where he developed novel distributed algorithms for analysing cancer genomes.

Timothée Lacroix

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mistral AI.

Mary-Anne "Annie" Hartley

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Mary-Anne "Annie" Hartley is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science. Her research is focused on developing and validating novel data-driven tools designed to improve healthcare in low-resource settings, with a special interest in Africa. She has completed a PhD and MD at the University of Lausanne, with an MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In 2019, she started the research group, "Intelligent Global Health" in the School of Computer Science at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and continues this work in Light (Laboratory for intelligent Global Health Technologies. The groups collaborate with international NGOs and clinical partners to create and validate needs-based digital global health technology using novel approaches in data science and informatics.

Michele Catasta

VP of AI at Replit

Michele Catasta is the VP of AI at Replit, where he is building the future of software development. In parallel, he is also an AI Advisor at Coatue.
Before that, Michele was Head of Applied Research at Google X and Google Labs, with a focus on Large Language Models (contributing to PaLM and PaLM 2).
During his academic years, Michele worked at Stanford University as a Research Scientist and Instructor. He graduated at EPFL with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and held research positions at MIT Media Lab, Google, and Yahoo Labs.

Jean-Philippe Fricker

Chief System Architect, Co-Founder Cerebras Systems

Jean-Philippe is Chief System Architect at Cerebras Systems. Before co-founding Cerebras, he was Senior Hardware Architect at rack-scale flash array startup DSSD (acquired by EMC).
Prior to DSSD, Jean-Philippe was Lead System Architect at SeaMicro where he designed three generations of fabric-based computer systems.
Earlier in his career, he was Director of Hardware Engineering at Alcatel-Lucent and Director of Hardware Engineering at Riverstone Networks.
He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from EPFL, and has authored 24 patents.

Gerhard Andrey

National Councilor, Co-Founder Liip

Gerhard Andrey is a Swiss National Councilor and an entrepreneur who co-founded Liip AG, a Swiss digital agency known for its commitment to agile methodologies and open-source technologies.
As a member of the Green Party of Switzerland, he has served in political office, focusing on digital transformation, sustainability, and innovation.
Andrey is recognized for his advocacy of digital rights, open data, and the importance of digital services in promoting environmental and social objectives.

Isabelle Chappuis

National Councilor, Executive Director, Future Skills LAB, HEC Lausanne | UNIL

Isabelle is a National Councilor, an expert in Executive Education, an aspiring Futurist and is passionate about the Future of Work & Skills.
After more than 10 years in leading positions in Executive Education, Isabelle has founded the Future Skills LAB @ HEC Lausanne | UNIL, where she leads collaborative and co-creation research projects aiming at identifying the skills that individuals need to develop today to thrive tomorrow.

Samuel Bendahan

Member of the Swiss Parliament (Conseiller National)

Samuel has been a member of the Swiss Parliament since 2017 and copresident of the parliament's socialist group since 2023. He is also a university teacher and researcher in Political Strategy, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior. He lecturers at the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) and EPFL.