William B. Bonvillian
Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science Technology and Society, and Political Science Departments, and Senior Director, Special Projects, MIT's Office of Digital Learning
William B. Bonvillian is a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Science Technology and Society and Political Science Departments, and is a Senior Director, Special Projects at MIT's Office of Digital Learning, directing a research project on workforce education. Prior to this position, from 2006 to 2017, he was the Director of the MIT’s Washington, D.C. Office, reporting to MIT’s President. In this position, he worked to support MIT’s strong and historic relations with federal R&D agencies, and its role in national science policy. He has assisted with major MIT technology policy initiatives, on energy technology, the “convergence” of life, engineering and physical sciences, advanced manufacturing, online higher education, and its "innovation orchard" project on startup scale-up. Prior to that position, he served for seventeen years as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate. His legislative efforts included science and technology policy and innovation issues. His recent publications include Workforce Education - A New Roadmap, The DARPA Model for Transformative Technologies, and Advanced Manufacturing – the New American Innovation Policies.
Senior Economist, Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank Group and Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute
Sunghoon Chung is a Senior Economist at the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Economic Policy and Strategy at the Korea Development Institute (KDI). His research interests include international trade, environmental economics, and development economics with a particular focus on Asian economies. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University. His latest publications include, How Smart Is a ‘Smart Factory’?: Drivers and Effects of Factory Smartization and Organizing for Digitalization at the Firm Level.
Country Director for the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei, World Bank Group
Ndiame Diop is the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. He oversees the World Bank programs in the four countries and leads the policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society, academia, and other partners. Mr. Diop brings to this position 20 years of World Bank experience, working across East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his current role, he was for four years the Practice Manager for Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment for East Asia, providing technical and strategic guidance to the economic team working in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region. Preceding that, Mr. Diop was the Lead Economist for Indonesia, leading the economic policy dialogue and the Bank’s advisory and development policy lending support to Indonesia. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Lead Economist for Jordan and Lebanon and as a World Bank Resident Representative for Tunisia. A Senegalese national, Mr. Diop joined the World Bank in 2000 as a Young Professional following the completion of his Ph.D. in Economics the same year.