No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life On Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals

Global Finals Judges

Young Sohn
Young Sohn

Chairman of the Board, HARMAN International Founding Managing Partner, Walden Catalyst Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge, HARMAN International

Bill Tai
Bill Tai

Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge Partner Emeritus, Charles River Ventures, Extreme Tech Challenge

Regina Dugan
Regina Dugan

President and CEO, Wellcome Leap, Wellcome Leap

Lars Reger
Lars Reger

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President, NXP Semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors

Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang

Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures Co-founder & Former CEO, Yahoo!, AME Cloud Ventures

Michael Zeisser
Michael Zeisser

Managing Partner, FMZ Ventures, FMZ Ventures


Alfred Boediman

Managing Director, Samsung Electronics

Allison Stusick

Emerging Technology Integration Manager, Ford Motor Company

Amanda Terry

Co-Founder, ACTAI Unicorn Fund II

Amit Aysola

Managing Director, Wanxiang Health Investments

Ankesh Madan

Associate, Hitachi Ventures

Arvind Gupta

Partner, Mayfield

Ash Tutika

Innovation Manager, OneValley

Barry Palte

Chairman, EQ Capital Partners

Beth Bechdol

Deputy Director General, United Nations FAO

Bill Reichert

Partner, Pegasus Ventures

Brendon Kim

Managing Director | | Global Head of NEXT Investments - Venture Capital , Samsung Next Ventures

Carolin Wais

Senior Venture Associate, Director, Plug and Play Tech Center

Catherina Wang

Manager, Bain & Company

Catherine Bischoff

Board Member, Extreme Tech Challenge

Cecile Blilious

Head of Impact & Sustainability, Pitango Venture Capital

Charles Lilford

Thematics Portfolio Manager, BlackRock

Christopher Chu

Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Constantine Demetriou

Board Member, Mobito

Darius Teter

Executive Director, Stanford Seed, Stanford Graduate School of Business

David Roebuck

Principal, Wave Financial

David Laszlo

Corporate Innovation Associate, Plug and Play Ventures

Deborah Quazzo

Managing Partner, GSV Ventures

Dede Goldschmidt

VP & Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Dennis Liu

Managing Director - Tech Clients, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Deok-Joo Lee
Deok-Joo Lee

Next Director of Mirakle Lab, Mae Kyong Media Group

Dewi Meza

ADAS Project Manager, FORD GFL

Dragos Maciuca

Executive Director, Ford

Edoardo Caovilla

Founder, Enea Capital

Eric Buatois

General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures

Fran Baker

Social Innovation Lead, Arm

Frank Schirrmeister

Sr. Group Director, Solutions & Ecosystem, Cadence Design Systems

Giancarlo Savini

Investment Director, Honeywell

Gregg Scharfstein

Technology Commercialization Associate, Berkeley Lab

Hamid Hadibeik

Director, Plug and Play Tech Center

Hannah Bailey

Emerging Technologies Integration Engineer, Ford Motor Company

Ho Wai Wong-Lam

VP Strategy, NXP Semiconductors

Hoi Ying So

Co-Head and Global Porfolio Manager, Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation

Hsien-Hui Tong

Executive Director, Investments, SGInnovate

Jay Onda

(Self), Orange Silicon Valley

Jay C Kim

Technology Business Development, Ford Motor Company

Jeff Cunningham

Technical Director Automotive , NXP Semiconductor

Jennifer Hebets

External Science and Technology Innovation Manager, Mars Inc

Joshua Sopeth

Sr. Principal, Accenture

JP Gehrmann

Head of Marketing, NXP

Julien Nguyen

General Partner, IT Farm

Jun Ho Bae

Venture Investor, Plug and Play Tech Center

Kathy Chen

Principal, 1955 Capital

Kellie Chan

Assistant Director, Investments, Corporate Engagement, SGInnovate

Kevin Krejci

Business Development and Alliance Manager, Fujitsu Laboratories of America

Kevin Lockett

Partner/CFO, Fulcrum Global Capital

Kookai Chaimahawong

Associate, Pangaea Ventures

Léonie Weerakoon

Investor, Kinetik VC

Liam Ahn

Principal, Samsung Ventures

Liat Sverdlov

Partner, Investments, OurCrowd

Lior Elkan

Investment Manager, Hyundai Motor Company

Lisa Andrews

Founder/Co-CEO, Ignite Alliance/WAVIA

Luis Dearo

Founding Partner, Ducato Capital

Mark Cunningham

Start-up Performance Coach / Mentor & Investor, StudioMAC

Marlene Grenon

Director of Digital Health/AI, UCSF Innovation Ventures

Matthew Biancuzzo

I&D Lead, Open Innovation, Accenture

Melina Sánchez Montañés

Managing Director, Innovation Fund, Alfred Landecker Foundation

Michelle Yi

Senior Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence, relationalAI

Michelle Zhou

Economist Investment Manager, Hyundai CRADLE

Miki Sode

Commercial Innovation Manager, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Monique Mrazek

Senior Global Health Tech Industry Specialist, World Bank Group/IFC Venture Capital

Nathan Sundheimer

Corporation Innovation, Health (Lead, US Healthcare Partnerships & Program Manager, Digital Health Accelerator), Plug and Play Tech Center

Olga Afanasyeva

Honorary Member / Head of Kyiv Branch Office, Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) / ELEKS

Ornit Shinar

Head of External Innovation & Venture Investing, Citi

Pablo Gomez-Trenor

Co-Founder, The Lab Ventures

Rachel Stillman

Associate, 7wireVentures

Radhika Malik

Investment Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Ray Johnson

Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Richard Irving

Chairman and CEO, Fluence Corporation

Robert Li

General Manager Driver & Energy Systems, NXP Semiconductors

Rohit Gupta

Investor, ForgePoint Capital

Ross Kozarsky

Head of Strategy, M&A, and Investments - Deep Tech & Life Sciences, Samsung

Sacha Michaud

Chief Public Affairs Officer & Co-founder, Glovo

Sangduk Lee
Sangduk Lee

Director of Mirakle Lab, Mae Kyong Media Group

Sarah Benhamou

VC Principal, BGV

Scott Armanini

Professor, Disruptive Innovation, University of Southern California

Secorro Green

Specialist, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of California Office of the President

Shannon Atkeson

Principal Investment Officer, Edtech Sector Lead, International Finance Corporation

Shinya Kasuga

Partner, IT-Farm

Stella Yoo

Vice President, Evercore Partners

Sumito Sugata

Director of Fintech Open Innovation, Fujitsu Laboratories of America

Sung Hoon Yang

General Manager, VP, Samsung Ventures

Tess Manning

Principal, GSV Ventures

Tim VanGoethem

VP Automotive Product Management, HARMAN

Tony Adamson

Strategic Marketing Director, NXP Semiconductors

Victor Tan

Director, Venture Investing, SGInnovate

Vinay Kameswaran

Managing Director, Evercore

Will Fung

Investment Manager, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Zach Lasiuk

Staff Solutions Designer, AI Ethics Committee, Arm

Zach Poll

Innovation Ecosystem Principal, VSP Global