[Day 4] Keynote Speeches

  • Michael Crow

    President of Arizona State University

    Michael Crow is the sixteenth President of Arizona State University, the ”#1 most innovative” school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2020).
    He has been an advisor to the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, as well as defence and intelligence agencies. He serves as Chairman of the Board for In-Q-Tel and has advised several nation-states on matters of knowledge enterprise development.
    Under his leadership, ASU has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Hyungjoo Park

    President of Ajou University

    Hyungju Park has been the president of Ajou Univ. since February, 2018. He received BS in physics at Seoul National University in 1986, and Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, in Berkeley. Prior to joining Ajou Univ., he was on the faculty of several institutions including Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), and served as the president of the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Korea. He also served as the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in 2014.
  • David Garza

    President of Tecnológico de Monterrey

    David Garza is President of Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec), the largest private nonprofit multi campus university system in Latin America –26 campuses and more than 58,000 university-level students, as well as senior high schools with over 26,000 students. Tec stands out for entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalization, and its academic excellence.
    Dr. Garza has held leadership positions at Tec for 35 years, including Tec’s Rector at a national level, Rector at the Monterrey Campus, Director of the San Luis Potosí Campus, and Dean of the School of Engineering. He has played a key role heading academic innovation initiatives at the university; most recently he led the design and implementation of the Tec21 educational model in Tec´s 26 campuses and six schools.
    In his role as President he also supervises Tecmilenio University with 33 campuses and close to 60,000 students, as well as TecSalud, a health system with two academic medical centers and more than 75,000 patients encounters annually.
    He is a past Chairman of the Global Engineering Deans Council; a member of the Steering Committee of APRU, the President's Council of University of the People, and the advisory councils of The Edison Alliance at the World Economic Forum and Citibanamex. He is a member of professional societies and organizations such as ASEE, IEEE, ACM, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.
    Dr. Garza has served in conference committees and national and international councils in industry and academic organizations. He has been a speaker at events in over 20 countries. He is the author of multiple articles and has worked as a consultant on a variety of business projects.
    He holds a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Tecnologico de Monterrey and a Ph.D. in the same field from Colorado State University.