Sigridur OlafsdottirSigríður Ólafsdóttir is the Head of Inspection Unit at the Icelandic Medicines Agency. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University. Her expertise lies in biotechnology, drug development, research and leadership, and has professional experience as a CEO and research group leader in drug development companies and as an independent consultant. Her previous appointments include seats on the Board of Nordic Innovation, the Council of University of Iceland, Board of Technology Development Fund, and board memberships of various start-up biotech companies. She is currently a member of the University of Iceland & University Hospital IP committee and the board of the University of Iceland Science Park.

Dr. Hannes H. Vilhjalmsson, Research Scientist, Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents. Associate Professor, School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University. Research focus on intelligent avatars and interactive virtual environments with emphasis on social interaction and collaboration. Co-founder, board-member and technical advisor of Alelo Inc. Former Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Research on Technology for Education (CARTE) at USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI).

Photo of Thorunn SigfusdottirÞórunn Sigfúsdóttir has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in the area of computer science and software development. She has worked closely with many startup businesses in their sprouting phase, from product design to prototype to product launch as Director of Software Development at Daedalus Technology Group, based in New York, bridging an R&D team with venture capital stakeholders. Þórunn is currently Director of Workforce Services at Trackwell Software overseeing the product strategy and business development of MRM solutions.

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