EBO.ai's Artificial Intelligence Advisory Panel

Driving Thought Leadership

As a pioneer in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Industry, EBO.ai is a firm believer in the exchange and contribution of knowledge. This is a fundamental requirement for a company at the forefront of a progressive industry which demands innovation, continuous learning and agility. For this reason, the company has brought together some of the best minds and luminaries in the field to form one of the sector's first Artificial Intelligence Advisory Panels.

Providing an Objective Perspective 

The panel has been assembled to collaborate with industry-leading experts and panellists to provide an objective perspective on products and services. Each member hails from a different background and academia.

Innovating Responsibly 

The panel helps to serve as a sounding board for new ideas, opportunities and innovation, but most importantly for developing responsible AI. It aids in informing the company’s ethics and policy developments whilst discussing accountability and transparent use of AI technologies.

Meet the Panel

Dr Victoria KimonidesMicrosoft Channel Sales Director, Central and Eastern Europe 

Dr Victoria Kimonides is leading Partner Co-Sell in the One Commercial Partner Organization at Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on accelerating Microsoft’s business through partner sales engagement across all customer and industry segments. She has over 15 years of leadership experience in the technology sector in roles across Sales, Technology Strategy, and Customer and Partner Experience and has led strategic initiatives supporting business transformation and the acceleration of cloud adoption. Dr Kimonides holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Maggie Buggie
Senior Vice President and Head of Services Strategy at SAP

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Maggie Buggie is senior vice president and head of Services Strategy at SAP. Maggie leads a team focused on shaping SAP’s next services strategy to help its customers and ecosystem build business value, innovate and apply digital insight through SAP software adoption. Amongst other achievements, Maggie was recently named one of the world’s first Top 50 Most Powerful Women in the Data Economy by Data Economy magazine, marking her commitment and contribution to innovation within the technology industry. 

Dr. Tobias Höllwarth
President, EuroCloud Europe

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Dr Höllwarth is the CEO and founder of Höllwarth Consulting. He has over 20 years of corporate consulting experience, specializing in IT services, IT management and cloud consulting. Over the past ten years, he has focused specifically on the development of cloud strategies, cloud IT policies, planning of cloud migrations and more. Dr Höllwarth is the president of EuroCloud Europe, director of StarAudit.org, and is responsible for DataPrivacyCompliance.eu. 

Prof. Philip Larrey
Chair of Logic and Epistemology, Pontifical Lateran University, the Vatican

Prof. Philip Larrey, is a Catholic priest who holds the Chair of Logic and Epistemology at the Pontifical Lateran University in the Vatican. For years he has been following the philosophical implications of the rapid progress of Artificial Intelligence and is known to challenge industry leaders on how technology is shaping our society. He is the author of several publications which deal with the philosophy of knowledge and critical thinking.

James Hodson
CEO, Researcher, Entrepreneur, and Social activist

James Hodson currently serves as CEO of the AI for Good Foundation; as Chief Science Officer of Cognism; and as Senior Researcher at the AI Department of the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. He is an early-stage investor in technology-focused

start-ups, nurturing leadership and innovation. Previously, James built and directed the AI Research group at Bloomberg in New York and was a researcher at the German National Research Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He holds patents across Machine Translation and Network Inference.


Daniel Verten
Director, WPP AI

Daniel is a creative technologist who leads the AI programme at WPP. His experience is deep rooted in driving technology innovation for creative industries. Starting at RTL, Europe's leading media network, he developed new formats for broadcast. After successfully establishing the digital presence for the network, he moved to Founders in Copenhagen, where he consulted on a portfolio of early stage startups, to develop their growth and marketing strategies. Daniel went on to work at Ogilvy in London and the WPP Unilever Team in Singapore. He is currently based in London as part of the WPP Global Technology team. He holds a Masters in Business for the Creative Industries from Copenhagen Business School.

Akhil LalwaniChief Data Officer – Speciality Insurance and Re-Insurance

Akhil is a data and technology leader with over 16 years of experience in the insurance, banking and telecom industries. His areas of expertise include business and technology transformation, driving digital disruption and innovation. Over the last 10 years, he has focused primarily on enterprise data strategy, data monetisation, information security and delivery of technology platforms. He is passionate about leveraging data for enhancing customer experience and driving organisational growth.

Prof. Alexiei Dingli
Professor of Artificial Intelligence

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Prof. Alexiei Dingli is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Head of the Department of AI at the University of Malta. He has conducted extensive research in the field of AI over the past 20 years. His work was rated World Class by international experts and he has won various prizes including the Semantic Web Challenge and the e-Excellence Gold Seal award. He was also awarded first prize by the European Space Agency.

Dr. Stefan Buttigieg Digital Health Malta, Co-founder

Dr. Stephan Buttigieg is a medical doctor and specialist trainee in Public Health Medicine. He is also the co-founder of Digital Health Malta, an initiative which aims to transform the healthcare sector through digital health, using technology and innovation to facilitate the transition. Dr. Buttigieg is also an author, tutor and Digital Health Consultant who is focused on creating transformative and effective change, whilst empowering healthcare professionals to design, develop and distribute user-centric applications for the healthcare industry.

 Max BartoloPhD student, University College London NLP group 

Max Bartolo is a PhD student at the UCL NLP group, researching under the supervision of Pontus Stenetorp and Sebastian Riedel. The focus of Max's PhD research lies at the intersection of question answering and machine reasoning. Max previously worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Bloomsbury AI. He holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from UCL and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta. He currently lectures at UCL as well as advises companies on their AI implementation and application of cutting-edge NLP research.

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