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Sallyann Della Casa

As Founder and Chief Identity Hacker of GLEAC, Sallyann Della Casa is one of the 4% of women globally who has a patent-pending method and algorithm to signal and train agents in human skills.

In 2016, she served as the only female at a C-suite level at Careem to help stabilize the workforce and shape its organizational culture.

Careem was purchased by Uber for 3.1 b in Jan 2020.

On Oct 15th, 2022 , she dropped the world’s first NFT tokenizing industry experts time on and is building the first Metaverse Living

Museum of Human wisdom with the NFT experts profiles (think Wikipedia in Metaverse and interactive).

A Harvard alum with degrees in Law, Organizational Behavior, and Urban Planning, Sallyann spends her days as the Founder of GLEAC, a mentorship and learning platform that shortens the distance between you and expertise. GLEAC powered the World Fair in Dubai, upskills African youth on the YOMA the Unicef Platform and also empowers learners on the JIO platfrom across India.

Sallyann is also the Founder of the Growing Leaders Foundation.

Meet Sallyann Della Casa

Presentation title: What would happen if we disrupted libraries and …… ( Get ready for a roller coaster innovation ride! )

Aaron Tay

Aaron has been an academic librarian for over 10 years in Singapore and has worked in a variety of areas including library discovery, social media and bibliometrics. He is currently Lead, Data Services at the Singapore Management University Libraries.

He has been honoured for his contributions to the profession with a few awards including Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Professional Service Award, Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries (CONSAL) award (Silver) and Pacific Rim Research Library Alliance (PRRLA) Karl Lo award.

He enjoys reading and thinking about the use of technology for academic users and regularly blogs his thoughts at the popular Musings about Librarianship since 2009.

Ujala Satgoor

Ms Ujala Satgoor is the Executive Director: University of Cape Town Libraries since 2019. With over 25 years’ experience, Ujala has fulfilled a leadership role on many national and international library and information services advisory and governing boards and committees during her career, which includes Board member: IATUL (2020-); Chair: Committee of Higher Education Libraries in South Africa (2018-2020); LIASA President (2012-2014); Co-Chair: 2015 IFLA WLIC National Committee;  Member: AfLIA Governing Board; Member: IFLA Africa Section and Member: Council on Higher Education Library & Information Services Reference Group. With several published papers, Ujala’s experience includes library grant proposal writing and grants management, library leadership development and strategy formulation, and most recently, leading in times of crises including the UCT Jagger Library fire (2021). Ujala was named the first LIASA Executive Librarian of the Year in 2018.

Nick Poole

Nick is the Chief Executive of CILIP, where he works with the Board of Trustees and Presidential Team to set strategy and lead programmes to advance the interests of CILIP Members. Nick currently represents the sector on the Government Media Literacy Taskforce and holds the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries, Information and Knowledge (APPG LiNK). Nick was previously Chair of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of the global Wikipedia Movement and is the former Chair of the Executive Board of BIC Ltd.

Nick has previously held roles in museums, central Government and corporate finance. He has been principal investigator on research-led programmes with a budget in excess of EUR110m and was for 7 years the UK representative to the European Commission. He studied languages at University and holds postgraduate qualifications in Historical Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, Fine Art and Illustration from London University of the Arts and the History and Philosophy of Science from Birkbeck College.