City Ambassadors


Qiang Qu is associate professor under the CAS Poineer Hundred Talents Program, the executive director of Global Center for Big Mobile intelligence at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the director of Guangdong Provincial R&D Center of Blockchain and Distributed IoT Security. He received his Ph.D. at Aarhus University. His current research interests are in data-intensive applications and systems, focusing on efficient and scalable algorithm design, blockchain, and mobility intelligence.

EMEA - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Boyd Cohen is an urban and climate strategist working in the area of sustainable development and smart cities. Currently he is Dean of Research at EADA Business School in Barcelona and co-founder of IoMob, a startup combining open source and blockchain technology to decentralize mobility, as well as co-initiator of the Blockchain Cities Alliance. Boyd received a PhD in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado (2001).

The Americas

A versatile, and deeply committed actor, musician, blockchain entrepreneur, consultant, and investor, Rowland Akinduro was born in Vienna, Austria, and migrated to the United States at the age of 5. As an adult, he moved to the Coachella Valley attending College of the Desert to pursue his goals of acting, music and computer science. Rowland is perpetually doing his best to balance artistic integrity with commercial success.
Petra Hauser is CEO and founder of Exponential Business Hub (XBH) in Vienna, Austria, and team leader of the Team Vienna Chapter of the Singularity University since 2016. Before she was CEO of, Sat.1 Austria, and of RTL Wien. Petra studied economics at the Baden-W├╝rttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany, and social and business communications at the University of Arts in Berlin. She holds degrees in economics and communications.

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