Nader Azarmi: Director of EBTIC, the ETISALAT BT Innovation Centre, received the Royal Academy of Engineering medal, the IET achievement medal, INFORMS-Franz Edelman finalist medal, the British Computer Society IT medal, BT's Martlesham Medal and BT's Alan Rudge best patent prize.
Dermot Berkery: General Parner in venture capital firm Delta Partners, serves on the board of Seewhy Software, Sensl, Luzern and Clavis Technolgy, former Senior Manager with McKinsey & Co, author the book Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur, published by McGraw-Hill.
Ken Ford: Founder and CEO of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, former member of the U.S. National Science Board, Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of AAAI/MIT Press, received the Robert S. Englemore Memorial Award for his work in artificial intelligence, former Director of NASA's Center of Excellence in Information Technology, served as Chair of the NASA Advisory Council, and received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Chris Horn: Co-founder and former CEO and Chairman of IONA Technologies, chair of Cloudsmith, Gridstore, Sophia, the Science Gallery, and a board director and advisor to the World Irish project, served on the IBEC national council, the board of Trinity College Dublin, the board of Science Foundation Ireland, and the business advisory board of Georgia Tech. Ireland, was chair of CTVR, President of Engineers Ireland, and a member of the Innovation Taskforce, was founding chair of the Government's Expert Group on Future Skills and the Ireland China Association, and is a former chair of UNICEF Ireland, the Irish Brain Research Foundation, the Irish Management Institute, the Community Foundation of Ireland, and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce e-City working group.
Michael Trick: Michael Trick: Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research and Senior Associate Dean, Education at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon. Former president of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, past Vice President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, and former member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Constraint Programming. Fellow of INFORMS.
Caroline Wardle: Visiting Professor at ,Queen Mary, University of London, served at the U.S. National Science Foundation as Senior Science Advisor, and as deputy division director of the Computer and Computation Research Division, former Chair of the Boston University Department of Computer Science and Dean of the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, winner of the Computing Research Association A. Nico Habermann Award.