Dr. Mihaela Ulieru
Dr. Ulieru is a Blockchain champion at the World Economic Forum where, as a Member of the Global Agenda Council on "Data-Driven Development" she advocated to list The Blockchain among the 2016 Top 10 Emerging Technologies, developed in collaboration with Scientific American. Dr. Ulieru’s research in distributed intelligent systems created a strong foundation for governance on Blockchain as an institutional technology and for its role in revolutionizing manufacturing, logistics, and homeland security. Dr. Ulieru has been awarded two academic research chairs: the Industrial Research Chair in Mobile Technologies and the Canada Research Chair in "Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the eSociety" and she authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Her thought leadership led to numerous board appointments including to the Science Councils of Singapore, Canada and European Commission and on the IEEE, NSERC, NSF, and other prestigious advisory committees. She is a Global Leader with the Aspen Institute and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, advising several Blockchain start-ups, non-profits, and governments around the world. Garret Camp, the co-founder of Uber and Stumbleupon did his MSc in her "Emergent Information Systems lab", she is an awarded poet (multilingual), a native of Romania mastering five languages besides the multitude of programming languages which she sported as a winner of several programming, math, and literary competitions.