Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

Garry Kasparov came to international fame in 1985 when he became the youngest world chess champion in history at the age of 22. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream. The passion for new tech led to his interest in cryptocurrencies and his launch of a groundbreaking autobiographical NFT series in 2021. The former world chess champion is involved in various foundations and frequently speaks to business audiences around the world on strategy, decision-making, politics and artificial intelligence. He has been a regular contributor to many major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and CNN, and he is the author of several highly acclaimed and prescient books such as “Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.”