Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Dilnara Isamiddinova

    World Bank

    Dr. Dilnara Isamiddinova an Uzbekistan national, served with the World Bank for over 15 years working on operations in different roles and sectors. The focus of her work has been on the quality of operations, results orientation and World Bank operational policies and practices. Her experience in the World Bank Group includes work on operational quality in agriculture, social protection and across sectors in the Europe and Central Asia region, and on the performance of the World Bank-financed portfolio in her own country. Dilnara Isamiddinova holds a PhD in Economics from Tashkent State Economic University, Uzbekistan, and a Masters in Financial Economics from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of London University.

  • Dr. Shawn Landry

    Founder of QBE

    As founder of QBE, Dr. Shawn Landry has more than 17 years of experience in the information technology industry and government contracting. In 2008, Dr. Landry and his leadership team founded QBE to explore new areas of opportunity within the Department of Defense (DoD).
    Dr. Landry has been instrumental in creating technology vision briefings for the Department of the Army CIO/G6 and the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), providing critical insight on the future of the technology industry roadmaps, and strategic initiatives. He was also the Chief Architect for the U.S. Army Information Technology Agencys Data Center Directorate. Previously, Dr. Landry worked for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and served as their Chief Technologist. He received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Johnson and Wales University, his Masters of Science in Information Science from Regis University, and his Doctoral of Science in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University.

  • Ardavan Mobasheri

    Managing Director and CIO of ACIMA

    Ardavan Mobasheri is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at ACIMA Private Wealth where he oversees the overall management of assets. In addition, he is responsible for the investment research and strategy development of the firm and chairs the investment committee. Mr. Mobasheri is Adjunct Professor at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He is a former Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist at the American International Group (AIG), where he led a team of economists and strategists that provided the AIG companies with macroeconomic analysis, forecasts and research on the global economy and financial markets.