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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Wednesday, September 20 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
[VIRTUAL] People Centered Financial Services: Improving regulatory frameworks to provide access to people (200101)

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Financial services regulations are mostly developed from a pre-digital era and many countries are struggling with regulating the flow of goods and services in a hybrid environment.  This panel will discuss different regulatory efforts being made by regional groups to harmonize digital financial services regulations and examine how a participative approach bringing in stakeholders and members of the local community can provide important feedback to digital regulators the the use of digital sandboxes. Speakers:
  • Suzanne Dumouchel, Head of International Cooperation and Partnerships, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • Ahmed Said, Advisor, ICT Minister for Economic and Statistical Affairs, Egypt
  • Jessica Groopman, Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Intentional Futures
  • Suruchi Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GIANT Protocol
  • Ndemo Bitange, Ambassador to Belgium and the EU for Kenya
  • Tony Lacavaro, Principal, Aquarian Holdings

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Suruchi Gupta

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GIANT Protocol
Turning bandwidth into a new asset classTokenization of real world assets
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Suzanne Dumouchel

Head of International Cooperation at CNRS, Director of the EOSC Association, Partnership coordinator of OPERAS AISBL, CNRS/OPERAS AISBL/EOSC-A
Team-oriented leader and researcher with over 10 years of experience in Research and Project Management, Higher Education and Research Policies, Academic Management and International Collaboration of Scholarly Institutions, mainly in Europe but not only. I am an innovation-driven... Read More →
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Mei Lin Fung

CEO, People Centered Internet
Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and co-founder with Vint Cerf of the People-centred Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at t... Read More →
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Ndemo Bitange

Ambassador to Belgium and the EU for Kenya
Dr Bitange Ndemo is an ICT Champion, Academician, and a Newspaper Columnist. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School where he teaches and researches on entrepreneurship and research methods with most of his... Read More →

Jascha Stein

CEO, Particip.ai

Dio Herdiawan Tobing

Head of Public Policy (Asia), World Benchmarking Alliance, Indonesia, Netherlands

Marta Bertolaso

, Full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Human Development, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Vishal Aditya Potluri

Social Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
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Jessica Groopman

Senior Innovation Fellow, Intentional Futures
Jessica Groopman has spent her career conducting research and advisory around a wide range of technologies, trends, and digital business models impacting humans, business, and broader ecosystems. Her current research focuses on the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainable... Read More →

Tony Lacavaro

Principal, Aquarian Holdings

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Christine Asjoma

UN Science Summit Digital Regulation Dialog Convenor, People Centered Internet

Wednesday September 20, 2023 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT