Sampsa Samila is an assistant professor of strategy at IESE Business School, where he teaches courses on business strategy, innovation, and artificial intelligence. He has studied innovation extensively, ranging from regional innovation ecosystems to collaboration networks in science and innovation. He is currently engaged in a large-scale project on the future of organizations, covering technology, culture, gender, and ethnicity, and understanding the effects of artificial intelligence on strategy and competition. He is the academic director of a new program on artificial intelligence for executives at IESE Business School.
Pascal Poupart is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on the development of algorithms for machine learning with applications for natural language processing, health informatics, computational finance, telecommunication networks, and sports analytics. He has made substantial contributions to the development of reinforcement learning algorithms. His current projects involve probabilistic deep learning, robust machine learning, data efficient reinforcement learning, conversational agents, automated document editing, etc.