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    Salem Afeworki is a seasoned sustainability leader who is passionate about making a positive impact locally and globally. Salem is the first Energy and Sustainability Manager for the City of Costa Mesa and is responsible for developing and implementing sustainability programs citywide. Prior to joining the City, she founded Value Sustainability, a boutique consultancy that specializes in climate change and community engagement services based in Southern California.

  • Manager, Global Government Relations, Accenture

    Samira K. Azzam is a manager of global government relations at Accenture, a Fortune Global 500 consulting and technology company. 

  • Founder and Managing Director, CoStruct

    Jessica Berlin is the founder and managing director of CoStruct, a strategy consultancy working at the intersection of business, technology, and economic development. CoStruct consults public, private, and nonprofit organizations on innovation strategy, program design for tech and entrepreneurship initiatives, and market entry in emerging and frontier markets.

  • Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali

    Nicola Bilotta is currently researcher at IAI where he works on international political economy, digital economy and geo-finance. 

  • President, Coalition for Digital Economy

    Cristian Botan is a digital entrepreneur and open government activist. After two years working on anti-corruption for Transparency International, Cristian launched an innovative, award-winning digital initiative aimed at combating nepotism in public sector recruitment in Romania.