SVP, Technology and CISO for LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Flavio Villanustre is a seasoned technology executive, data science expert, and cybersecurity specialist. A trained MD and Neurosurgeon, he has dedicated his professional life to Computer Engineering and Computer Science, with over three decades of experience leading transformative technology projects. Flavio's interest in emerging technologies has driven him to novel fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing, which led him to his successful participation in the 2020 IBM Qiskit challenge. He is a vocal advocate for open-source initiatives, a sought-after speaker, and a visionary leader driving innovation at the intersection of quantum computing, data science, and cybersecurity.
Keynote Title: Embracing the Technological Renaissance: From AI to Quantum Leap
Abstract: In a world marked by rapid technological evolution, we find ourselves in truly exhilarating times. From the AI boom of the 1980s to the quantum leap of today, our journey through the digital age has been nothing short of remarkable. This keynote explores the pivotal moments that have defined our technological landscape since the 1980s, from the birth of the Internet to the rise of Big Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. We delve into the captivating realm of generative AI, where machines create art, and overlay a timeline with the development of quantum computing, including universal gate-based quantum computers and adiabatic quantum optimizers. As we reflect on the past and gaze into the future, we'll discover how these innovations have made an indelible impact on science, technology, medicine, and beyond. But in this complex world, we must also acknowledge the challenges and ethical considerations that arise. Join us in exploring the exciting opportunities and potential pitfalls of our technological renaissance and learn how each of us can make a difference as we navigate this ever-changing landscape.