EAI is led by top minds from the highest levels of government, research, industry and academia as well as from the grass-roots of the innovation community.



Wim Bartholomeus
Vice President
Founder of the law firm Rabot Law, Belgium
Miklos Boda
Secretary General
Patrick Bond
Regional Director Engineering and Services C-COR Broadband

Advisory Board

Steve Wright
Former Head of Strategic Research at BT
Tarcisio Andreolli
Former President of the Autonomous Region of Trentino – Alto Adige
Jacques Attali
President, PlaNet Finance
Franco Bernabè
President, Telecom Italia
Tim Cook
Director at ISIS Innovation, Board Member TT Venture and Innovation Professor at Southampton University

João da Silva
Member Former Director, DG INFSO.D “Converged Networks and Services” European Commission, EC Directorate General for the Information Society

Maurizio Dècina
Professor of Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)
Thorbjorn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Intellectual, Philosopher and Journalist
Terttu Luukkonen
Head of Unit at the Research Institute of Finnish Economy
Nick Mckeown
Professor of CS and EE in Stanford University
Chemi Peres
Founder and Managing General Partner of Pitango
Ahmed Qurie (Abu Ala)
Former Prime Minister of Palestine
Javier Solana
Former EU High Representative and NATO Secretary General, President of Centre for Global Economics and Geopolitics ESADE
Staffan Truvé
CEO of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS); Co-founder of CR&T (Carlstedt Research and Technology), Chief Scientist at Recorded Future
Charles Wessner
Director of Technology, Innovation, & Entrpreneurship at National Academy of Sciences

Steering Board

Afonso Ferreira
Chair of the Strategic Forum
Board Member, CNRS – Toulouse Institute of Computer Science, Seasoned practitioner of EU Institutions

Tiziana Catarci
Institutional members representative
Vice-Rector for ICT and Infrastructures at the University of Roma “La Sapienza”

Eliezer Dekel
Corporate members representative
Chief Architect, Huawei ERC

Anilkumar Dave
SME members representative
R&D Projects and Technology Transfer Unit Coordinator

Erwin Grosspiescth
Affiliated members representative
Chairman of the Board of Directors of EUROMICRO

Gabriel Silberman
International Cooperation representative
Director General, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

EAI Innovation Academy Board of Trustees

Virgilio Almeida
Secretary for Information Technology Policy for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil
Fabrizio Gagliardi
Senior Strategy Advisor, Institutional – European Relations, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Malik Ghallab
Directeur de recherche LAAS-CNRS and University of Toulouse
Santiago Grisolía
Executive President of the “Rey Jaime I” Prizes and Secretary of the Fundación Valenciana de Estudios Avanzados
Ward Hanson
Policy Forum Director and Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Bálint Magyar
EIT Governing Board and Minister of Education
Henry Markram
Director of the Blue Brain Project at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Hagit Messer-Yaron
President of The Open University, Israel
Pablo Rudomin
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Mexico
Roberto Saracco
President and Node Director of European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) Italy
Oliviero Stock
FBK-IRST Senior Fellow, AAAI Fellow and ECCAI Fellow
Mateo Valero
Director of the Spanish National Centre of Supercomputing; Correspondant Academic of the Spanish Royal Academy of Science
Wolfgang Wahlster
Director and CEO of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH
Charles Wessner
Director of Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship at National Academy of Sciences

Advisory board

Dr. Lawrence Summers
Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury and President Emeritus of Harvard
Prof. Eric Kandel
2000 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine and professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Prof. Nicholas Negroponte
Co-founder and former director of the MIT Media Lab
Dr. Maria Klawe
Board Director of Microsoft Corp. and President of Harvey Mudd College
Prof. Christopher S. Eisgruber
Provost of Princeton
Prof. Henry Rosovsky
Former professor of Economics, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and former Acting President of Harvard
Dr. David Fischer
Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations at Facebook
Dr. André Azoulay
Senior advisor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco
Prof. Bernard Henri Levy
Influential intellectual, philosopher and journalist