How Human and Machine Convergence can Make People Live Forever (Room B)

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Moderated by Dr. Corinna Lathan (former co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Council on
Robotics and AI, and the Council on Human Enhancement and Longevity), this panel will take a
deeper dive into technologies that will shape our health and wellness for the future, such as AI,
robotics, synthetic biology, the metaverse, and neurotech.  Dr. Lathan will be joined by Sam
Alemayehu, a serial entrepreneur and investor with success as well as spectacular failures in
various sectors and multiple continents.  Dr. Tom Philbeck will round out the panel with his deep
technology and strategy expertise helping companies integrate emerging technologies.


Dr. Corinna Lathan, PH.D
Former CEO, Co-Founder, and Board Chair, AnthroTronix, Inc.; Author
For over 20 years, Dr. Corinna Lathan led AnthroTronix, Inc. as CEO, Co-Founder, and Board Chair to invent human-centered products in digital health, bioelectronic medicine, wearable technology, robotics, and augmented reality. Dr. Lathan details these projects in her 2022 best-selling book, Inventing the Future, Stories from a Techno-Optimist. Read full profile…


Sam Alemayehu
Co-Founder and General Partner at C1 Ventures (C1V)
Samuel “Sam” Alemayehu, co-founder and General Partner at C1 Ventures (C1V), spearheads the development of carbon-negative, resource-efficient industries through technological investments. He began his entrepreneurial career in Silicon Valley and has extensive venture capital experience from Venrock Associates. Sam also played an influential role in Africa’s business ecosystem, establishing a multitude of companies across different sectors, such as a popular mobile gaming platform. Read full profile…

Dr. Thomas Philbeck
Managing Director, Swiss Foresight and Technology (SWIFT) Partners
Dr. Thomas Philbeck is a Managing Director at Swiss Foresight and Technology (SWIFT) Partners, a Geneva-based consultancy focused on helping organisations to sustainably integrate emerging technologies. He is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where he helps advise its Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative. The former Head of Technology, Society and Policy at the World Economic Forum, Tom led the Forum’s project and content work on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its definitional program on technology, governance, and societal impact. Read full profile…