Our WEnnovating keynotes have been chosen for their challenging observations, fresh insights and future thinking capacity. They will inspire, educate, question and provoke while sharing their message.  

  • Carole Gendron

    Global Director Smart Buildings and Real Estate Intelligence at Philips

    AI Artist

    Carole is a data & analytics strategist, AI-Artist practitioner and speaker. Years of international experience directing data & analytics teams in multinationals has brought her unique insights and perspectives and is seen as a “techno optimist”. Carole is also focussed on exploring what happens when Artificial Intelligence meets Art @ humainart.com.

    She is an active member of the 'Women in AI' community promoting the feminine touch in AI for a Creative and Caring Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as a mentor to various start-ups.

  • Marion Mulder

    FutureMaker & Chief Innovation at MuldiMedia

    Doing my part in creating a future I want to live in.

    Marion has worked on visions and strategies for and implementations of various emerging technologies over the last 20 years. The red thread throughout her career has been Making Digital Technology Work For You. She’s now put her focus on artificial intelligence, virtual & augmented reality, haptics, and ambient technology while exploring AI Ethics and GenderFreeTech.

    She is part of the Women in Voice NL core team, Women In AI Netherlands, and co- founder & board member of the Workplace Pride Foundation. Current interests #GenderFreeTech, #InclusiveTech, #Voice, #AI, #XR, #AIethics, #Futurism

  • Davar Ardalan

    Executive Producer of Audio at National Geographic & Founder of IVOW

    Davar is the Executive Producer of Audio at National Geographic. She is also the Founder of IVOW AI, an early-stage start-up specializing in AI-driven cultural content. Realizing that there was a gaping hole in AI algorithms that would be defining our future, she brought together a team of journalists and technologists to design cultural IQ in AI. Years of international experience in storytelling have given her unique insights and perspectives.

    She has been recognized with a 2017 NASA Team Leadership award for Space Apps, a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. In May 2014, she was the recipient of a United States Ellis Island Medal of Honor for individual achievement and for promoting cultural unity.

  • Maurien Olsthoorn

    Corporate Science Fellow Analytical Sciences at DSM

    Maurien Olsthoorn is Corporate Science Fellow Analytical Sciences at DSM, a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. She is responsible for analytical sciences across DSM and leads new developments, such as robotization to speed up R&D and innovation. At the DSM Biotechnology Center in Delft (NL), she is involved in biotechnological innovation programs to make sustainable products, processes, and solutions. Maurien holds a PhD in chemistry from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

  • Renee Cummings

    AI Ethicist & Data Activist, Founder of Urban AI

    Renée Cummings is an internationally renowned criminologist and AI ethicist. Advocating for more diverse, equitable, and inclusive AI and responsible tech, she is on the frontline of AI ethics, generating real-time responses to the consequences of AI; detecting and mitigating AI risks, from design to deployment. Renée specializes in AI leadership, algorithmic accountability, reducing bias and discrimination in AI, data integrity and sovereignty, algorithmic justice, AI policy, and AI governance. Renée is the Founder of Urban AI LLC, Data Activist in Residence at the School of Data Science, University of Virginia, a Community Scholar, at Columbia University, and a member of World Summit AI's Board of Advisors.

  • Kristina Kempf

    Senior Director Marketing (D-A-CH) at PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

    Having worked in pharma in the area of rare diseases for nearly 20 years Kristina’s focus is on giving patients a voice, creating disease awareness and foster early diagnosis. She focusses on digital initiatives and PR activities. She wants to share information about Innovation in the Rare Disease Industry - What we 'CAN' Do. Kristina received two Astrid Awards, one communicator awards for communication in Rare Diseases and her campaigns were shown in the book of advertisement (Econ Awards).  

    #rarediease #patientsvoice #YouCandoit #Innovation #digitalization #beliefinyourself