About

banne_about The 2020 edition will take place on June 25, 26, 27 and 28. The Imagination Festival – Kinnernet-Europe, is a wild out of the box, irreverent, bottom-up innovation, creativity and cultural unconference created in 2013.

The festival gathers each year 200 innovators and some of the most interesting people working in the media, art, technology or creative industries (science, business, technology, media, education, art, environment, social) and geographies (US, Europe, Israel and Asia).Our mission : meet, share our visions and invent desirable futures together. The  festival mixes in depth conversations, debates, workshops, but also creative and artistics moments. All participants are equal and contributors and set up the programme by posting the topics on their minds on large wiki-boards. As a network of contributive people, the Festival has the ambition to create and develop each year innovative and contributive projects.

Co-hosted by Yossi Vardi and Marc Goldberg, the festival is inspired by the Kinnernet unconference created in Israël in 2003 by Yossi, one of the major figures of the innovation eco-system in.

We have created a unique global and diverse community of innovators that challenges conventional thinking, identifies new forms of creativity, and starts global conversations to foster desirable futures. The beauty of Kinnernet Europe is its vision of people, and thought leadership with no commercial agenda, beyond generating, spreading and turning into action great ideas that can bring the best people together.

We have designed  the 10 Kinnernet Europe Principles to structure how we behave in Avallon during the unconference and to guide the culture that we are creating within the Kinnernet community:
1 We all share a sense of civic responsibility to foster desirable futures
2 Immediacy (It’s happening here and now)
3 Radical participation (everybody contributes)
4 Radical self-expression (the event is your stage)
5 Have some sense of humour (or play to pretend that you do)
6 Kindness (practice kindness for 72 hours)
7 Listen, reflect, respect (don’t suck all the air)
8 Radical self-reliance (take care of yourself)
9 Leave no trace (respect the environment and the people hosting you)
10 Live beyond the event (there are many Kinnernet events and It’s not about being re-invited but about what you will do with the community…)

 

Logistics

Kinnernet Europe will be held at a very special location: the  historical village of Avallon.

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Avallon is about 200km outside of Paris can be reached by direct train from Paris main trainstation.Avallon can be reach from Paris by Car (200Km A6 freeway driving south) or Train (direct slow trains to Avallon or fast TGV to montbard).
You could also fly to Zurich or Geneva and train to Dijon or Montbard or Drive to Avallon.
You could also fly or air ballon to Avallon which has a small airport.

 

HOTELS

You need to take care of your own sleeping arrangements as nights can be pretty cold in June…And we will not take care of it. Paiement in advance – not refundable

HOTELS – Walking distance from Kinnernet Europe Event Location

Hôtel Le Pub Vauban  **  +33 6 79 31 31 85 / pubvauban@orange.fr (fully booked)

Hôtel Avallon Vauban  *** 

Gîte des Remparts Beautiful House to share (4 double rooms – 1 bathroom)

Hôtel les Capucins ***

Gite de l’Avallonnaise  Beautiful house to share (11 bedrooms, 1 bathroom in each room)

Au Bel Air        +33 6 86 76 02 99 ou 03 86 31 66 19 – bobinette4@wanadoo.fr

Hôtel le Saint Vincent  **    +33 3 86 34 04 53

Auberge du « Cheval Blanc »     +33 3 86 34 55 07

CHAMBRES D HOTES  – Walking distance

Nathalie Tarteret +33 6 70 12 50 65 – nathalie.tarteret@gmail.com

Lucette Hancke   +33 3 86 34 22 48 – lucette.hancke@wanadoo.fr

HOTELS – Further away, 5 mins drive

DAK     
+33 3 86 31 63 20 / dakhotel@yahoo.fr

La Ferme du Bois-Dieu

HOTELS – 5 kilometers  – with a car – charming hotels

 Auberge du relais Fleuri    +33 3 86 34 02 85 / contact@hotel-relais-fleuri.com

 

Schedule

There will be daily schedules provided in order to sign up for activities as well as “sessions” held by the attendees. Below you’ll find our rough schedule. Day or night activities vary, depending on what sessions you choose.

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SESSIONS
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WORKSHOPS
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ATTENDEES-GENERATE ART & ENTERTAINMENT
In the morning and afternoon, guests will attend special sessions: interactive lectures or discussions that the attendees would like to share or discuss. In the spirit of sharing and collaboration, we are going to run a track of workshops such as : *Internet *Innovation *Hack *Art *Culture : cooking, well-being After dinner comes the play-time. Programs might include talent shows, giving attendees the opportunity to show off hidden creative talents. Guests are encouraged (and asked) to prepare something to share and play (concerts, lectures, gadget, video, regional food or any other unique talent).
Suggest a session Suggest a workshop Suggest an entertainment
09:00 - 15:00
Avallon
Walk Avallon Vezelay

17:00 - 19:00
Museum Garden
Aperitivo & Cocktail and Books swap

19:00 - 21:00
Agora
Introduction & Ignite

21:00 - 23:00
Museum Garden
Opening Dinner

23:30 -
La Datcha
Creative night

08:00 - 09:00
Hotels
Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30
Datcha Garden
Kinner-Surprise

10:30 - 12:00
Datcha Garden
The big Debate

12:30 - 14:00
Agora
Lunch

14:00 - 17:00
Museum
Sessions & Workshops

Lectures, discussions, explanations

17:00 - 18:00
Museum
Cheese and wine

20:00 - 21:30
Museum
Dinner & Gadgethon

22:00 - 23:30
Collegiale Saint Lazard
Kinner-Koncert

Open concert with some of the best kinnerneter playing and signing.

23:30 -
La Datcha
Jokomo & Creative night

08:00 - 09:00
Hotels
Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00
Avallon Market
Local Food Madness

12:30 - 14:00
Agora
Lunch

14:00 - 17:00
Museum
Sessions & Workshops

Lectures, discussions, explanations

17:00 - 18:00
Museum
Ice on the lawn

18:00 - 19:00
Museum
Sessions & Workshops

Lectures, discussions, explanations

20:00 - 22:00
Museum
Food Madness

22:00 - 23:00
Agora
Ze question reports

23:00 -
La Datcha
Extravaganza

08:00 - 10:00
Hotels
Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00
Museum
Kinnernet Debate

12:00 - 14:00
Agora
Grand Finale and Farewell brunch

15:00 - 21:00
Avallon
Detox Afternoon

Participants

Kinnernet Europe is a wild, out of the box, irreverent, bottom-up internet innovation, creativity, technology and cultural Unconference. The June 25th, 2020 participants are….

A Dara Dotz
A Dara Dotz
A Dara Dotz

A pioneer in 3D printing in austere environments, Dara combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through technology. Co-founding Field Ready, an NGO focused on manufacturing humanitarian supplies, has already brought 3D printers to make essential medical supplies, replacement parts, and more in multiple countries simultaneously training locals. Dara worked as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built the first gravity-independent 3D printer for the International Space Station. She has lectured at TED, the UN, and more about the potential of technology applied effectively to address human needs in remote and extreme environments. She has received numerous accolades for her creative applications of technology leading her to recognition by the Obama Administration as a “Champion of Change.” When not in the field she studies MMA works on space suit design.

Adah Parris
Adah Parris
Adah Parris

Futurist, Cultural Innovator, Board Advisor, Keynote Speaker and Artist. Adah is fascinated by people, patterns, and stories.

Adrien de Blanzy
Adrien de Blanzy
Adrien de Blanzy

After a film production school, he created his first advertising film and documentary production company in 1994. Five years later, he developed a business incubator for production companies in Paris. He created the ADN Group in 2009, publisher of the French innovation magazine L'ADN.

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Afton Halloran has been working in the realm of food and sustainability for over 12 years. She has a PhD in Paediatric and International Nutrition with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a freelance consultant and has been working on projects for governmental and international organizations. She is the author of three books on food policy and future foods. Afton is also a member of the Judging Panel of the World Restaurant Awards and Board Member of FunkisFabriken Centre for Research in Sustainability. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Afton has been calling Copenhagen her home for over 9 years.

Alejandro De Angulo
Alejandro De Angulo
Alejandro De Angulo

Colombian Civil Engineer, with studies in Finances, Strategy and Risk Management. I believe it’s time to build a better world and I want to be part of it

Alex Zhang
Alex Zhang
Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang is the artistic and creative director of Summit, a thriving community of multi-disciplinary leaders. Summit hosts events that bring together leaders in surreal environments designed to catalyze positive personal and collective growth. At Summit, Alex Zhang leads the creative production team in immersive event design and curates the Art program through both programming and site specific art installations. I In addition, Alex is also the curator for Powder Mountain, a ski resort and mountain town in Northern Utah centered around art, community, and culture.

Alexandre Kouchner
Alexandre Kouchner
Alexandre Kouchner

I am a political analyst by training, a journalist by passion and a consultant in communication and strategy by curiosity. As an editorial consultant, I try to identify promising profiles, innovators and thinkers who can have a real impact on the world and help them present their ideas and actions. As a teacher at Sciences Po, I seek to share my passion for writing. As a journalist, I am co-editor in chief of Européens and I contribute to prospective magazines like Usbek & Rica and L'ADN. I believe in promoting new solutions and lasting positive change and that the best is yet to come !

Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alicia Navarro
Alicia Navarro
Alicia Navarro

Founder of Skimlinks, a $50m/year content-to-commerce monetization business. Now an investor, mentor, consultant, speaker and serial entrepreneur. Also food and fiction lover.

Alon Chen
Alon Chen
Alon Chen

Founder of Tastewise (helping food brands to design products and experiences with AI), formerly a Googler (founder of Google Partners, led the relationship with the World Economic Forum, CMO Google Israel), always an LGBT activist.

Alon Rozen
Alon Rozen
Alon Rozen

I love reading, learning, sharing ideas, creativity sessions, discovering other people's life journeys, languages, tennis, surfing and wine. By day, Dean of Ecole des Ponts Business School and Prof. of Innovation. Extensive consulting and teaching experience, and over 20 years of founding, running or being involved in startups. As a professor, mentor, angel investor, trainer and consultant in innovation and entrepreneurship, this has taken me to Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. My academic hat includes research in areas like the wine ecosystem in the face of globalization (best research ever!), dynamic business modeling, entrepreneurial ecosystems, new business models, potential applications of circular economy models, social impact investing, inclusive business models and agile methods in management. By night, proud father of two and husband

Alyssa Petersel
Alyssa Petersel
Alyssa Petersel

Alyssa Petersel is the founder and CEO of My Wellbeing, which connects seekers who struggle to find appropriate mental health care with compatible providers.

Amandine Roche
Amandine Roche
Amandine Roche

Amandine Roche is a Human Right/Women empowerment expert with almost 20 years of experience with United Nations in conflict contexts. She is also an award winning author, a photographer, a yoga and mindfulness teacher specialist in emotional intelligence, meditation and conscious leadership. She is the founder of the Amanuddin Foundation in Afghanistan that develops the culture of peace and promote wellness to prisoners, women, soldiers, and kids. She is also created the Inner Peace Corps to implement in Middle East, the inner peace keeping program she has designed for humanitarians and refugees, suffering of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, burnout, depression and anxiety.

Amber Lee
Amber Lee
Amber Lee

CEO & Co-Founder of content studio @VisualCountry. Single mom to Ben. World Traveler. Rollerblader. #NYC #LA

Amir Orad
Amir Orad
Amir Orad

Amir is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and big data & cyber leader. He is the CEO of Sisense, a high growth Business analytics company democratizing insights from complex data, defined as the next unicorn by Forbes. Prior he was CEO of Actimize the financial crime software leader that he grew to $200M revenue. Prior, he was Co-founder of Cyota a cyber company protecting 400 million identities online, acquired by RSA Security.

Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir

Loves Food & Wine Acquired Over 1 Billion Users 4 Exits  - Over $2 Billion

Andreas Cohen
Andreas Cohen
Andreas Cohen

Tribal leader of the Marketing Data elite. Scientist of life's finer moments.

Andreas Gebhard
Andreas Gebhard
Andreas Gebhard

Founder & CEO re:publica

Andrew Shearer
Andrew Shearer
Andrew Shearer

Farmer, Founder and CEO of Farmshelf, Love building things that empower people to create more and working to feed the world. Alum of Twitter, Pinterest, Wells Fargo and Pepperdine University. Based in Brooklyn.

Andrus Aaslaid
Andrus Aaslaid
Andrus Aaslaid

Electronics and embedded engineer .. founder of the uvb-76.net ... AI and humanity enthusiast .. artscience artist .. space comms engineer .. in no particular order.

Angela Guerra
Angela Guerra
Angela Guerra

Passionate, enthusiastic and optimistic. Enjoy people and discussion where people challenge your mindset. Born in Spain, I have lived in Boston for almost 4 years and recently moved back to EU. I have mainly involved in drug development academic environments and working in medical affairs departments within the Biotech industry for the last 9 years. Interested in new ways of doing, thinking & dreaming...

Annelies Jansen
Annelies Jansen
Annelies Jansen

Almost born digital. Globetrotting looking for meaningful conversations, fun and nurturing friendship

Antoine Pin
Antoine Pin
Antoine Pin

I have worked for 20 years in the luxury industry, from watches and jewelry to fashion, and had the chance to live in multiple countries, from Switzerland to Japan and Chine. I am still eager to discover new horizons and hear about ways to build a bright future.

Ariana Vafadari
Ariana Vafadari
Ariana Vafadari

Opera singer and Architect

Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman

Interested in cities, machine learning, robotics, and the intersection of these three. How can we make cities more livable with new technologies?

Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz

Barak is the Director of Operation and Strategy at the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. Decades ago Barak perceived how personal technologies could connect individuals and organizations putting the power of computers and networks in the hands of everyone. His career has been dedicated to making that a reality.

Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about nature, science and space. She is currently founder and CEO at Interstellar Lab whose mission is to design and build bioregenerative habitats for humans to live sustainably on any planet.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of L'ADN, a media (print and web) that talks about digital culture and innovation.

Beatriz Guerra Alvarez
Beatriz Guerra Alvarez
Beatriz Guerra Alvarez

Born in Spain, Beatriz studied Mathematics and Economics in Madrid and London, where she lived for 10 years working in start ups and the financial and legal industries. Currently a BD director in Madrid in an international law firm. A creative mind, she is a poetry writer. Enthusiastic and positive, Beatriz is an arts and photography lover also interested in science, technology, philosophy and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She is keen to embrace and contribute to all forms of innovative, irreverent thinking and challenging initiatives that may lead us to foster deeper self consciousness and responsible ways to create a better world. “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are”

Bella Pollen
Bella Pollen
Bella Pollen

Writer / journalist Pollen has contributed to a variety of publications including American Vogue, the Economist and the Financial Times. Author of five novels on a broad spectrum of subjects from the Cold War to the immigration issues of the US/Mexican Border. Her memoir Meet Me In the In -Between was published in 2017. Pollen is one of the founders of Operaçion Michoacan, a non-profit organization bringing free health care to Mexico’s Purépecha Indians in Mexico and is involved with Marefat, a school for girls and boys in Afghanistan. Currently working on a story about the identification of missing migrants found in the desert. Curious about pretty much everything.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Visionary technologist and business growth CEO (AI, mobile). Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Qipit, Realeyes3D.

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Co-Founder & Co-CEO TinyOrganics, a baby data platform all around personalized nutrition and serving up the healthiest, science backed foods on the market for your little one. Previously Founder of pet wearables company, WonderWoof. Forbes 30 under 30, BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Spoken at CES, WEF, Google. Ex Mattel, Hasbro, MindCandy (Moshi Monsters). Likes to make things, knit things & solve things.

Billie Whitehouse
Billie Whitehouse
Billie Whitehouse

Billie Whitehouse is the CEO, designer and director of Wearable X. The recent winner of the Design Technology Award from Fashion Group International New York, Billie specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Known for her development of Nadi X, the first smart yoga experience with guidance on the body through smart textiles. Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. As a garment engineer she strongly believes people should not have to look like the technology that they have grown to love and depend on. Billie’s designs are sharp, experimental, naturally confident and subtly feminine in appearance integrated with the latest technology.

Bindi Karia
Bindi Karia
Bindi Karia

Special Advisor to Startups, Corporates, Investors and Gov't. ex-SVB London, ex-MSFT Startups (BizSpark/Ventures), Innovation, Brit, Canuck Indian Kenyan

Bontle Senne
Bontle Senne
Bontle Senne

I am am author, activist, Agilist, and African. I currently lead Deutsche Bank's global Agile transformation in Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to that, I spent 5 years at Mckinsey and Company Johannesburg where I left as the co-lead of Mckinsey Africa's Agile practice. Prior to that, I was the MD for an edtech NGO focussing on using technology to advance distribution of indigenous language children's books. I continue to work with various African education NGOs.

Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton

Founder of first dot-com. Chair Emeritus of EFF. Photographer. Founding faculty of Singularity U. Now working on robocars

Bradford Richardson
Bradford Richardson
Bradford Richardson

I am a passionate builder of global business operations for US based companies - transforming culture, localizing brands, engaging cross border teams. I am committed to making a difference through philanthropic and artist engagement.

Brenda Asnicar
Brenda Asnicar
Brenda Asnicar

Argentinean artist, started working since the age of 11, I have worked as an actress, as a singer, fashion designing , styling homes, people and carnivals. Due to my profession I have lived in many countries like Mexico, US, Italy and now Colombia, making tours and working for Disney Channel on a TV show. The diversity of the experiences and places I’ve been, made me who I am, and make me understand that we are ONE. I think that humans should participate more in regenerating the Earth, instead of ruining it. Trying to find the way for empowering artists to follow their dreams. I love my profession because I discovered that I can connect souls and hearts for a good reason.

Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus

New York based designer, stylist and artist looking forward to exchanging ideas and concepts for a beautifully crafted, sustainable future. Also, costumes are always a good idea.

Camille Pène
Camille Pène
Camille Pène

After 4 years of running Futur.e.s Festivals, I am now Director of communities at Cap Digital, the leading digital cluster in Europe based in Paris. I have a passion for all transformative and ground-breaking experimentations which led me from the contemporary art world to the digital innovation scene. I love to lead projects that bring collaborative dynamics and foster dialogue between art and industry, tradition and modernity, research and market. I love to engage communities of creators, entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy-makers and corporates through platforms and events that provide visibility and support to start-up and creative projects.

Carine de Meyere
Carine de Meyere
Carine de Meyere

As a global visionary humanitarian, impact investor and knowledge broker I open up a broader discussion about how business can (and should be) used to make the world sustainable, more just, verdant and peaceful. I globally bring impact investors and Innovative impact entrepreneurs together through which we add sustainable value to the world.

Carla Boeckman
Carla Boeckman
Carla Boeckman

I have worked with brilliant innovators in nanotechnology, biomedicine, engineering and neuroscience, translating ideas into action in Europe, the US and Australia. I am an alumni of the National Science Foundation, several startup companies and the World Economic Forum, where I developed the Technology Pioneers program in Davos. I studied mathematics, international economics and Latin America.

Caroline Daniel
Caroline Daniel
Caroline Daniel

Technology advisor at Brunswick; science and technology policy advisor, Royal Society. Former Editor of FT Weekend, and FT White House correspondent. Fascinated by impact of Ai - real or imagined. If I live to 100, would most like to reinvent myself as a photographer.

Carolyn O Hare
Carolyn O Hare
Carolyn O Hare

Carolyn is passionate about increasing accessibility to nutritious and healthful foods for all. COO at Tiny Organics, alum of Beyond Meat and FIJI Water.

Catherine Carlton
Catherine Carlton
Catherine Carlton

An investor in impact technologies and an advisor for various international start-up companies, Catherine has served as a Menlo Park City Councilmember in Silicon Valley since 2012, elected as Mayor 2014 - 2015. Catherine worked in the TV and tech industries in the UK and Asia, helping found various international companies, including Digital Island, SearchBank, and Equant. In Silicon Valley, Catherine served as Vice President of CFLD, co-founded Peninsula Clean Energy, authored successful California State human trafficking bills, and sits on various corporate, non-profit and government boards of directors. Catherine has a BA from Tulane, MA from the University of Westminster, and MBA from the Cass Business School in London. She also has a parrot, dog, bearded dragon, three chickens and two children-- not necessarily in that order.

Cécile Forman
Cécile Forman
Cécile Forman

Artist, museum guide, art advocate.

Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon

Previously editor-in-chief at Figaro Digital and director of Madame Figaro.fr, now founder and general manager at Media Maker. My 20 years of experience in the field, as a great reporter and then successful media launches have enabled me to launch an incubator for editorial and technological innovation. The objective of Media Maker, in cooperation with the ESSEC Business School, is to provide this expertise to start-ups and large organizations seeking to evolve, to adapt in our ever-changing world. My role is to discover new talents, new technologies and techniques and use them to solve problems or turn great ideas into reality. I also created a free journalism school, the School Media Maker, to promote diversity in the media and to bring out the talents of tomorrow

Cedric Mateosyan
Cedric Mateosyan
Cedric Mateosyan

Entrepreneur and investor focused on conscious innovation

Céline Godin
Céline Godin
Céline Godin

Ex Big data builder dpt at TF1 Group Phd Cognitive psychology applied to AI to become In between, I am a shaman from the dhakat tribe.

Chen Raviv
Chen Raviv
Chen Raviv

Since my childhood I have found that bettering the communities I have been apart of has provided me with meaning and purpose. These values manifested during my military service where I served as the commander of an elite medical instruction unit that prepared doctors and medics for their role in saving lives. When I was a medical student, I created an NGO called “Change a world” that over the last 3 years, has initiated 6 projects have developed with more than 300 students that were engaged with over 3000 needed communities members, and 3 academy institutions involved. Today, I’m the Co-Founder of “1mpact” groop, an initiative to revive an abandoned floor at the New Central Bus Station of Tel Aviv to a cultural innovation platform to develop the social innovation ecosystem of Israel, and to serve a multicultural community.

Chris Paine
Chris Paine
Chris Paine

Chris is a filmmaker best known for his documentaries "Who Killed the Electric Car", "Revenge of the Electric Car" and most recently "Do You Trust this Computer?" about artificial intelligence. Chris serves on the board of the environmental/social justice organization Friends of the Earth, advises the blockchain startup Orchid Protocol, and is a longtime member of Impro Theater in Los Angeles.

Chris Wink
Chris Wink
Chris Wink

Founder of Blue Man Group, Blue School, and most recently Wink productions.

Chris Wray
Chris Wray
Chris Wray

Chris is co-founder of legal-tech firm Mattereum, ophthalmic lens technology firm Adlens, and the Centre for Vision in the Developing World.

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Psychotherapist, professor, social entrepreneur in NYC

Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux

Christophe brings 20 years of experience in Investment Banking, both as a Corporate Executive and as a Private Investor. He has developed a large network in the FinTech space and a strong expertise in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Christophe has a master degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Waterloo and INSA Lyon.

Claudia Bobadilla
Claudia Bobadilla
Claudia Bobadilla

Board director at energy, telecom and industrial companies in Chile and at scientific organisations in USA and Australia. Love poetry, travelling, cooking, dancing. Essentially life.

Claudia Olsson
Claudia Olsson
Claudia Olsson

Claudia Olsson is the CEO and Founder of Stellar Capacity, a global education company specialized in providing strategic advice, analysis and professional development related to digital transformation. Her work focuses on the impact of new technologies on citizens, society, leadership and global markets. She is a member of the High Level Industrial Roundtable "Industry 2030" at the European Commission, co-authoring the vision for Industry 2030 for the European Union. Claudia is also co-authoring the strategic innovation agenda for the Swedish Steel and Metal industry with a particular focus on the possibilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Claudia is a member of the Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation at the World Economic Forum. She has served as an Associate Faculty at Singularity University as well as a Senior Advisor to the Office of Strategic Analysis at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. She previously set up and managed the policy think-tank ACCESS Health International in Singapore, following her work for ACCESS in India and her assignment with the United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in the USA. Claudia has been appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum as well as a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission and has been selected as one of the 40 under 40 European Young Leaders by Friends of Europe. Claudia authored the Sweden 2030 scenario for the Digitalization Commission of the Government of Sweden and she has also co-authored the report "Blockchain-decentralized trust". More information about Claudia's work is available on: www.claudiaolsson.com

Colin Payne
Colin Payne
Colin Payne

A highly experienced digital leader with an international, award-winning portfolio. Based on twenty five years at the leading edge of technology and change, I inspire teams with an open, dynamic style, motivating them to deliver world-class, innovative solutions. With a strong track-record of high profile success stories, I bring a unique blend of cross sector skills to focus on NextGen

Craig Forman
Craig Forman
Craig Forman

Craig Forman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of McClatchy, operator of 30 media companies in 29 U.S. markets in 14 states. Forman is a private investor and entrepreneur, a former media, technology and telecommunications executive and former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent and bureau chief.

Cynthia Hansen
Cynthia Hansen
Cynthia Hansen

Following a career in the private, and non-profit sectors, Cynthia Hansen joined the Adecco Group to head the new Adecco Group Foundation and spearhead thought leadership. Cynthia’s areas of expertise include strategy, change management, social impact and partnership. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, she spent nine years at the World Economic Forum, in leadership roles across Strategic Partnerships, Professional Services, Financial Services, Civil Society, and Content Strategy. Previous roles include Director of Management Consultancy at boutique consulting firm Action Planning, Director of the US State Department’s International Visitor program for the State of Washington under the World Affairs Council, and Head of Admissions for Amity Institute. Cynthia has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Center for Women and Democracy, EU Consult, and The Internationalist magazine. In addition, she was an official delegate of a Washington State women’s mission to Cuba, an election monitor in Jordan under the auspices of the National Democratic Institute, and a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Cynthia holds an MSc in Management of NGOs from the London School of Economics, and a double BA (Hons) in Asian Studies and English/Literature from the University of Puget Sound.

Daniel Goldman
Daniel Goldman
Daniel Goldman

Digital Interactive, Online, Education, Community, Investment, Social Entreprenuership, Global prosperity-ProsperityExchange, Planetary Insight Center, EDGEof

Daniela Bartos
Daniela Bartos
Daniela Bartos

Daniela is a passionate educator, thinker, innovator and explorer. She started her project, hip.academy, in 2014, focused on designing and delivering innovative experiential programmes for (mostly creative) industry professionals, such as residential retreats (the first season was in Tuscany). Daniela is an accredited educational programme specialist, holding a BA and MA degree in continuing education science (alongside her other BA degree in communication policy), won several prestigious leadership scholarships and pursued a successful career in the media and communication field. Daniela has worked, internationally, as a journalist, media analyst, consultant, advisor and academic. Mostly based in London, she has lived in eight countries. She is currently lecturing communication, researching future of work, giving workshops on emotional intelligence and purposeful life, mentoring talented entrepreneurs, organizing retreats and advising on the socio-cultural innovation to organisations and ecosystem communities.

Danielle Yoo
Danielle Yoo
Danielle Yoo

An LGBTQ advocate and model, Danielle Yoo seeks to build bridges between communities in order help shed light on transgender and broader LGBTQ issues. A recent graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a production support analyst at Morgan Stanley, she is currently working on a photo and film project with media executive and producer, Nusrat Durrani

David Grebler
David Grebler
David Grebler

Mr. André Grebler heads a family owned group of companies. Mr. Grebler graduated from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne as an Electronics Engineer and graduated in Management by the University of Geneva.

David Myatt
David Myatt
David Myatt

David is a brand expressionist. A business strategist. A storyteller. A graphic design craftsman. An idea generator. An iconsmith. A relationship builder. Some say dreamer; others, a problem solver. He loves crafting creative solutions to business and communications problems — the bigger and more complex the challenge, the more exciting he finds it. He has spent his career creating distinctive brands and communications for local, regional and global brands, including: Coast Casinos, DirectTV, Disney, Eat24, Exxon Mobil, Fair Trade USA, Geico, HP, Jack in the Box, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Nike, Northrop Grumman, Reno Tahoe Nevada Tourism Board, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Stanford University, The New School, Time Warner, WBros. His hand stretches across most of the mediums you can think of that play a role in effective, strategic brand development and communications. He loves shoes and lives with his wife Michele in San Francisco.

David Rowan
David Rowan
David Rowan

Founding editor, WIRED (UK); storyteller, writer, asker of questions; organiser of networking adventure weekends in far-away magical places.

De Kai
De Kai
De Kai

Language, music, AI and cognition work enabling cultures to interrelate in creative ways; named Founding ACL Fellow for foundational contributions to Google/Yahoo/Microsoft/etc translators; named Debrett's 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong; founding Professor of AI at HKUST; Distinguished Research Scientist at Berkeley’s ICSI; founder of transcultural music collective ReOrientate

Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha

Debu Purkayastha is the Managing Partner of 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing globally in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.

Despina Mouzaki
Despina Mouzaki
Despina Mouzaki

Despina Mouzaki is a Producer and Director of Films and Audiovisual Works, founder of the companies ALIPNOOS SA, BREAKING WAVE LTD, CINEGRAM SA, CINEGRAM CAIRO FILM & TV PRODUCTIONS. She is also a Professor at the Aristotle University’s School of Film, as well as the Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She earned her BS in Chemistry at the University of Patras and her ΜS in Film Production at Boston University. She continued with postgraduate studies in Filmmaking under Richard Leacock and Interactive Technologies and Art at MIT’s Media Lab in Boston. She completed the Film Finance and Marketing Program at the Media Business School in Rhonda, Spain. In 1998, Despina Mouzaki was appointed to the post of Vice-President and Associate Director of the Greek Film Center. She was the Director of the Thessaloniki International Festival from 2005 to 2010. During her term, she established several innovative programs—the Crossroads Co-production Forum, the Agora Film Market, the Salonica Studio Training Workshop, the Digital Wave Competition Program, the SEE (South Eastern Europe) Cinema Network—and she also created the Masterclasses Section and TIFF’s Bilingual Publications with original texts by important filmmakers and cinema theorists. As the President of Aristotle University’s School of Film, she has signed collaboration agreements with CERN, UNHCR and several universities and international film schools.

Diana Adams
Diana Adams
Diana Adams

Diana is a lawyer, activist, keynote speaker & communication educator based in Frankfurt, Germany and New York. Diana Adams is Executive Director of Chosen Family Law Center, Inc, a nonprofit serving LGBTQ (lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer), polyamorous, platonic and non-nuclear families, and teaches innovative cultural competency trainings on serving these communities. https://chosenfamilylawcenter.org/ Diana is also Owner of Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, a boutique family law and mediation firm based in New York City and also serving Americans in Europe. www.DianaAdamsLaw.net Diana is Director of the Euro LGBT Family Law Institute, connecting top lawyers in LGBT family law and Assisted Reproductive Technology Law in Europe with top lawyers in this field worldwide, in an effort to create a worldwide legal support movement for these families. As a renowned mediator and conflict resolution coach, Diana also teaches workplaces how to use communication tools to transform difficult conversations and conflict into opportunities for personal and professional growth, and teaches weekend workshops on assertive communication for women to support women as bosses and leaders, such as at Omega Institute June 2019. www.CourageousConversations.Work

Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva

Co Founder of FIND.fashion - Revolutionising Fashion Discovery. Founding team @ Fits.me Rakuten & Retail Recharged; Senior positions @STYLEBOP, Poq Commerce Free spirit dancer

Diana Saliceti
Diana Saliceti
Diana Saliceti

Diana Saliceti is a singer and journalist from Corsica, a little island in the Mediterranean sea. She writes and composes her songs in her native language which is Corsican but in English or French too. She made a first album in a really old house in the island’s mountains but she also had the opportunity to live in Ireland, Spain, Quebec, New York and Paris. She loves making her culture to travel, she loves meeting people and she enjoys experiences of sharing and humanism. To her, being a part of a vanishing world and saving what is the most important is necessary to build tomorrow’s. Diana is deeply rooted in her ancestors’ land but she’s building bridges on the circumferences of the Mediterranean Sea. That is why we find in her voice airs of Italian tarantellae, Portuguese fado or African incantations. It is nevertheless from the traditional polyphonic Corsican singing that she drew her love of music.

Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos

Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos, born in Duesseldorf in 1971, completed a training as a banker and a journalistic traineeship. He studied law, economics and international politics in Germany and the United States. He was e.g. Head of Future and Innovation at WAZ Media Group (today Funke Media Group) and responsible for the digital transformation process and internationalization to Vietnam, Central and Southeastern Europe and Asia, Lecturer for International and European Law at Heinrich-Heine University, Research Associate with special responsibilities at the SPD Faction in the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Advisor in the Planning Staff of the German Air Force in the Federal Ministry of Defense, member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Academy for Security Policy under Chancellor Schroeder and under Chancellor Merkel, lawyer for business criminal law at TDWE and publicist. He is a World Young Leader of the Quandt Foundation, Young Leader of the Atlantic Bridge and Manfred Wörner Alumnus of the German Marshall Fund. Today Argirakos is co-founder and managing partner of Rico Jones Consultants, whose clients include the Federal Government of Germany, German Pension Insurance, Postbank, ARD, The Postillion and the DFL / Bundesliga. He is also co-founder and managing Partner of the European Web Video Academy, which founded and organizes the Webvideopreis and which was acquired by Ströer SE & Co. KGaA at the beginning of 2016 by a majority. The Webvideopreis is Europe's biggest social media award and is considered the "Oscar of the Internet".

Edward Vessel
Edward Vessel
Edward Vessel

Dr. Vessel is a Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) in Frankfurt, Germany. His research group uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to study the psychological and neural basis of aesthetic experiences, such as when a person is aesthetically “moved” by visual art, poetry, architecture, music, or natural landscapes. Through his work and service, Dr. Vessel aims to elevate the international profile of neuroaesthetics research: he is a board member of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, and recently hosted a conference on Visual Neuroaesthetics at the MPIEA. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Southern California and is former co-director of the New York University Artlab.

Edward Zaydelman
Edward Zaydelman
Edward Zaydelman

My Story: Grew up in New York, the son of Russian Immigrants with a thirst for philosophy and wisdom as well as experiential events. Later I moved to Costa Rica to open a Retreat Center & Community and now we are creating a network of 50 + Centers globally to help people connect to wisdom, to each other, to themselves. I've loved experiential events and learning whether 30 prs retreat or a 7000 event i organized in NYC, its always about the transformation experience.

Elena Alvarez Baron
Elena Alvarez Baron
Elena Alvarez Baron

Passionate about people and science. Neuroscientist by training, left the labs to join the biotech world where I have been working for the last 10 years as strategic consultant and medical affairs expert. Enjoy conversations where science becomes fiction and fiction becomes progress. Wine and food lover, I was born in Spain, lived in Germany and I am currently based in Switzerland.

Elliot Noss
Elliot Noss
Elliot Noss

I work behind the counter at the Internet. I can help with your domain name problems and am unnaturally obsessed with telecom. I am also a committed globalist!

Erin McPherson
Erin McPherson
Erin McPherson

I’m passionate about content and have worked in entertainment and digital media my entire career. I’m especially fascinated by the ways technology is disrupting the media space and is enabling us to reinvent both ourselves and the way in which we tell stories.

Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta

Fabrice Cavarretta is a Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School where he studies managerial paradigms, in particular in leadership and entrepreneurship contexts.

Fanny Nusbaum
Fanny Nusbaum
Fanny Nusbaum

Doctor in Psychology, Associate Researcher in Psychology and Neuroscience at Lyon University, President of Centre PSYRENE and of the PSYRENE for Intelligence Endowment Fund, Artificial Intelligence training at MIT Management, Author of the book "Les Philo-cognitifs, Ils n'aiment que penser et penser autrement".

Federico Pistono
Federico Pistono
Federico Pistono

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author. Dancer, Burner. I invest in what can solve big problems quickly, and tell the story in books and TV.

Flore Vasseur
Flore Vasseur
Flore Vasseur

I speak, write & film. Formats may change, but not the intent: I work on the end of the world as we know it and what may come next. I questions the power of finance, technology and mediocrity on our lives. I wonder about our consents. MEETING SNOWDEN is my most recent work. I am preparing a book on the life and death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué

Havas

Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones

Gabriel leads Proprio, a breakthrough computer vision company leveraging mixed reality, robots, and AI to bring the future of medicine a little closer to today.

Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu

I am Kinnernet ‘s photographer :) I am your photographer www.geraldinearesteanu.com

Gillian Ferrabee
Gillian Ferrabee
Gillian Ferrabee

Gillian began her career at 21 as a professional dancer and actor. For 20 years she toured Europe and North America on stage, as well as performing in TV series, movies and hundreds of commercials. In 2004, she joined Cirque du Soleil as a casting scout and advisor, working on productions such as ‘The Bealtes’ Love’. In 2012, she became the Creative Director of Cirque du Soleil Media, overseeing projects for film, television and VR/AR; including the Emmy-award winning VR short KURIOS, the Netflix show Luna Petunia and Movi Kanti Revo for google chrome. In 2018, Gillian founded the innovation agency Kite Parade with her husband, Erik Iversen.

Giora Israel
Giora Israel
Giora Israel

Co-founder of Frequency, a company intertwining technology and spirituality, Gio's role is capturing in VR the most significant hidden spiritual teachers on the planet. He travels the world as a DJ, he's a producer, an adventurer and a cultural entrepreneur (the founder of various festival's and the former VP of Midburn, the 3rd largest burning man affiliated event in the world). Gio is happily married to Cellist and musician Hadas Kleinman and lives in between New York and Tel Aviv.

Gregory Mihalcheon
Gregory Mihalcheon
Gregory Mihalcheon
Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen’s privileged position inside powerful, both seasoned and young, innovative and market-leading organisations and networks exposed him to many industry trend and player, and pads his network with a roster of interesting and influential contacts. Guido prefers working in social enterprise environments as that offers the opportunity to put real change into action in a sustainable way whilst creating a solid business. Guido is publisher of i4j (innovation for jobs, Menlo Park), furthermore among other on the supervisory board of World Press Photo, Cinekid, Triodos Cultuurfonds and Schouwburg Amstelveen and Advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. Guido is active as jury /mentor and expert roles for activities and organisations. These activities give Guido the opportunity to have an insight at the frontiers of finance, media and technology developments and to spot new talent

Guillaume Victor-Thomas
Guillaume Victor-Thomas
Guillaume Victor-Thomas

Innovating in neuro-technology, we are gathering artists, neuro-scientists, game designers and psychologists to design the next Digital Therapeutics and support humans in facing the biggest challenges.

Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Cyberpower lecturer at Ecole de Guerre Economique, advisor to PwC, contributor to journal of INSS (Tel Aviv) & fiction writer

Hadas Kleinman
Hadas Kleinman
Hadas Kleinman

An acclaimed Cellist and a successful Israeli singer songwriter. Hadas has been playing from the age of 8, Performing since the age of 19 and been touring around the world with the band she co-founded - ‘Asaf Avidan and the Mojos’. By the the age of 21 she had already performed some of the world's prestigious stages, including Carnegie hall, Cannes festival and China's forbidden city. Hadas escorts Israel top musicians as a singer and a cellist, and Currently working on her 3nd solo album and her international breakthrough. Hadas has performed in theater and movies. The theater show ‘To be Alexander Penn’ was written and inspired by her own personal story. In addition to her musical and acting career, Hadas is a certified Meditation instructor and been leading Meditation retreats around the world. She escorts fellow musicians and artists through creative and inner work processes and overcoming performance and creative barriers.

Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang

Haisong Tang is co-founder of Elite Educational Institute and Managing Director of Technology Reserve China. Haisong’s passion lies in technology and education. In 2013, he started Elite China aiming to grow China’s future leaders and thinkers. He also initiated Technology Reserve to help SMEs to secure technologies transfer from Fortune 100 companies. In 2009 Haisong was responsible for Intellectual Ventures’s Physical Science initiative in China help local inventors develop patents and license in the global market. In 1999 Haisong started his internet venture etang - a platform targeted the young Chinese generation. Haisong joined McKinsey and helped establish McKinsey China office in 1993. Haisong is an active member of China-France Foundation and Young Leaders’ Forum. He teaches “the military, the technology, and the finance” at Fudan Business School. A Shanghai native, Haisong studied Laser Physics at Fudan University and received his MBA degree from Harvard.

Hedi Mardisoo
Hedi Mardisoo
Hedi Mardisoo

Founder and CEO of Cachet, a personalised insurance marketplace, and a wallet. Cachet is changing the traditional insurance model by putting the person to the center point. An entrepreneurial leader with more than a decade of experience at the intersection of technology, communication, and marketing. Fields of interests: data & people, resilience thinking and behavior psychology, how to engage people and build habits.

Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre

Founder of 1000 companies; four of my own startups - FashionTech and M&A + nearly thousand of "Panama Papers" companies. Interested in brain hacking to improve the systems thinking.

Helen Lõhmus
Helen Lõhmus
Helen Lõhmus

Multi-platform producer, designer, and creative director and mom of 2 boys.

Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen

As an artist, I love capturing with a few essential lines people' emotions and motions. As a digital person, I love creating smart products for real humans.  

Holly Morse
Holly Morse
Holly Morse

Holly Morse is a mother, author and entrepreneur born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised in Pebble Beach, California. She attended The American School in Switzerland and Wheaton College. Her great-grandfather S.F.B. Morse II was the founder of The Pebble Beach Company which developed and owned much of the Monterey Peninsula and launched Holly into her real estate career. For over a decade, Holly was one of the top commercial real estate brokers with Cushman & Wakefield, representing companies such as Disney Feature Animation, MTV and Miramax from coast to coast. When her sons were born, Holly authored a guide book for parents in the DC Metro Area, City Baby DC, which was published by Rizzoli & Random House and is now on its third edition. Off the success of her book, Holly wrote for The Washingtonian, DC Magazine and The Washington Post in addition to having a weekly segment on ABC7. Holly relocated to Austin in the Fall of 2015 with her husband Spencer Wells, and is Managing Director of Shambhala Expeditions, a luxury travel company. Holly is an avid traveler, loves to cook (and eat), and most importantly loves spending time with her family.

Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress

I am a documentary photographer and visual storyteller currently working on a photobook. The book is about aging: I question the feeling of having a best -before date. For six years I followed older ladies who had resisted age and associated prejudices and simply remained who they always were. Ladies who dare to live until the very end.

Irina Bolychevsky
Irina Bolychevsky
Irina Bolychevsky

A fan of later Wittgenstein, Iain McGilchrist and Oatly. Advocates for open digital infrastructure and decentralisation, consults as a digital strategist and expert on data, data trusts, identity, standards and privacy. Led the [ckan](http://ckan.org/) open source data platform to international adoption. On board of [Open Knowledge](https://okfn.org/). Developed the personal data infrastructure programme within the UK’s Government Digital Service. Wrote data policy and standards for cities and nation states.

Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke

Primatologist.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Entrepreneur, programmer, social hacker, performer, a clown

Jean-Pierre Escarfail
Jean-Pierre Escarfail
Jean-Pierre Escarfail

PhD in chemistry, ETH Zürich. G. M. paper production and printing companies Man. Consulting, McKinsey Paris, Groupe Valeur Pr. Assoc. Justice

Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, a veteran technology journalist, has, worked full-time, at various points in her career, for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator (www.innovator.news) a print and digital media about digital transformation owned by Les Echos, the publisher of the largest financial newspaper in France. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and in 2018 was named one of 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France by Forbes Magazine.

Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer

Investor in big ideas with potential for positive impact and exponential growth. Entrepreneur. Thinker. Reader. Long term analysis on AI, New Space and other new deep tech trends.

Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel

Jessica Angel is an architect of spaces and communities interested in alternative modes of living. She is the co-founder of Almost Studio, a design practice in NY and the CEO of the recently acquired Château du Feÿ, where she started a multi-disciplinary art festival called Feÿ. She holds a Master’s degree (M. Arch I) from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
John Clippinger
John Clippinger
John Clippinger

John Henry Clippinger is a co-founder of The Token Commons Foundation, and Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab City Science Group. He was Co-Director of The Law Lab (www.lawlab.org) at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School. Interested in decentralized governance and finance and micro-monetary policies. Dr. Clippinger is co-editor From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond; The Quest for Identity and Autonomy in Digital Society, the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (He has been a member of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council, Santa Fe Institute, Aspen Institute, Highlands Forum, Yale CEO Summit, Dubai Futures Forum, Aspen Italia, TII/Vanguard, and others. Dr. Clippinger is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon

CEO How To Academy. Formerly Co-founder the international forum for debate Intelligence Squared, technology and innovation monitor Contagious, Essay publishing Notting Hill Editions, Travel information Globalista and market Intelligence Xtreme Information.

John Marx
John Marx
John Marx

John Marx, AIA, is the founding design principal of Form4 Architecture in San Francisco, CA. He advocates for Philosophy, Art, and Poetry in the thoughtful making of place, using the compelling power of form, always aware that architecture is a balancing act between self expression and collaboration. In addition, John is a part time student of Absurdity, Paradox, and Kindness.

Jon Morris
Jon Morris
Jon Morris

Jon Morris is a conceptual artist; actor, visual artist, director, choreographer, clown. Jon’s work ranges from Le Louvre to Lady Gaga. Recent work; Right Passage, interactive performance installation with 36 performers for 30,000 people, choreographing Nine Inch Nails 2014 Festival Tour, movement directed for David Michalek’s Dries Von Noten Retrospective at Le Louvre; Aurora; Interactive Performance Installation for 2,500 people in Mexico; Reflecting the Stars, recreating the night sky in the Hudson River; Welcome to You, an interactive installation for the New Museum; created Pixel Forest, interactive performance installation for 10,000 at SXSW; numerous other TWF projects. In addition to founding the arts collective, The Windmill Factory, he has directed, performed, and created with Fuerzabruta, Cirque du Soleil, The MET, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theatre, Patrice Chereau, Robert Wilson, Tina Landau, Aszure Barton, Spymonkey, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Ken Roht’s Orphean Circus, Fabulous Monsters, and Jay Scheib. He has been featured in films by Jonathan Dayton and Valari Faris, David Michalek, and Anson Mount. He has also starred in various national commercials and innumerable embarrassing gigs. He is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Tennessee Williams Fellow, 6-time All-American Springboard Diver, and holds a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee. Jon has taught master classes at Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Pace, The University of The South, and Vanderbilt.

JP Rangaswami
JP Rangaswami
JP Rangaswami

Grandfather-in-training. Still learning about everything else while I do that.

Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont

Digital artist, video artist, filmmaker and performer, Judith Darmont pioneers her creativity with digital tools since the early 90s.

Julia Barrett
Julia Barrett
Julia Barrett

I specialize in strategic growth and program management, currently working for the Republic of Estonia to help grow its e-Residency program. Other passions include adventure, social enterprise, emerging markets and ICT4D through IoT, 3D printing and solar technologies. I travel. I also like to walk across countries.

Jurgis Didžiulis
Jurgis Didžiulis
Jurgis Didžiulis

Social Alchemist, Edutainer, Creative Campaigner. Jurgis is hard to pin down with conventional labels. By seamlessly mixing his passion for music and social phenomenon, this Colombian-Lithuanian proves that a performer can do much more than just entertain; he can transform, enlighten and inspire. His colorful background, ranging from Eurovision to EU consultant, allows him to transcend formats effortlessly and connect with audiences in arenas packed with thousands of people, corporate boardrooms, government institutions, and kindergartens alike.

Jussi Tapio
Jussi Tapio
Jussi Tapio

An entrepreneurial strategy and innovation consultant with passion for growth, sustainability and future leadership. A curious soul. Helping to create markets that are not yet defined and sacrifice the existing business models in order to thrive in the future. Getting the shit done.

Karim Jalbout
Karim Jalbout
Karim Jalbout

Karim is a partner at Egon Zehnder in their Technology Practice. He advises Board/C-suite/founders on a range of leadership services. He also leads Egon Zehnder's internal machine learning platform. Prior he was Global Head of Propositions & Sales at Sony Ericsson Mobile, where he led early investments in the Android platform. Previously at Diageo across different marketing roles and markets. He is a frequent speaker at NOAH, CogX, Founders Forum on "human judgment & AI”, “leadership with purpose” and “the potential in entrepreneurs".

Kat Borlongan
Kat Borlongan
Kat Borlongan

Kat currently leads the French Tech Mission, a government-led taskforce built to bolster the French Tech ecosystem. She is the co-founder of Five by Five, a boutique consultancy that builds innovation teams inside organizations of all stripes.

Kate Belew
Kate Belew
Kate Belew

Kate Belew is a Brooklyn Based poet and writer from the Midwest. She believes in Witches, Plants, Motorcycles and her Blue Heeler named Banjo.

Kathryn Myronuk
Kathryn Myronuk
Kathryn Myronuk

STEAM-driven synthesist; cross-pollinator, mentor and advisor with tech, climate science, and SDG startups; founding team SingularityU,

Kenneth Chabert
Kenneth Chabert
Kenneth Chabert

Current TED Resident, speaking about the Power of the First Experiences. Kenneth is the Choice Architect of the Gentlemen’s Retreat. This program teaches inner-city youth from the Bronx, NY the art of being Gentlemen through the use of emotional and conversational intelligence. It has helped gentlemen get into schools like Brown University, Cornell, and Wake Forest. Kenneth creates opportunities for these gentlemen through a blend of choice architecture, novelty, and what he calls “the power of the first experiences.

Khaled Ben Jilani
Khaled Ben Jilani
Khaled Ben Jilani

I was a developper, now a VC investor. I like supporting companies that can change the future of Africa. I also advocate for more inclusiveness in Africa through better laws and better governance.

Kim HUYNH-KIEU
Kim HUYNH-KIEU
Kim HUYNH-KIEU

Design Manager at Air Liquide | Design Professor at Mines Telecom Paristech | Designer freelance | Composer | Crosscanal evangelist

Klint Janulis
Klint Janulis
Klint Janulis

Klint is a former enlisted US Special Forces soldier, combat medic, and survival instructor with a background in Palaeoanthropology and geology. He is currently finishing his Doctoral research in prehistoric archaeology at the University of Oxford. Klint’s research blends experimental archaeology with cognitive studies to understand the evolution of human cognition and intelligence through an understanding of the tools early humans made and how they used them to hunt and trap. Klint has a talent for relaying the epic tale of human evolution in an accessible manner and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets and has hosted for both UK and US based television shows. In addition to his academic work he has recently written an informational children’s book on human prehistory for DK books and also contributed to their “Encyclopaedia of Everything”. Klint also works as a logistics and prehistoric technology consultant for media productions that focus on natural history and human evolution. His research takes him across the globe, which allows him to use his experience with remote fieldwork and photography in a number of different archaeological applications, but his passion is food origins. His side research is into the prehistory of the diverse palate of ingredients, techniques and recipes available to the modern cook on which he is currently writing a book.

Kosta Mogilevych
Kosta Mogilevych
Kosta Mogilevych

Global user acquisition manager at Waze. Previously pastry chef in one of the most innovative Israeli restaurants of all times - Catit by chef Meir Adoni (a bit of a twist). Above all, I am a people's person. I love meeting new people and connecting with them, or connecting them to each other.

Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

Was IT & Innovation director at NY Times International, now breaking, building and creating new business models, services and products, both in media and out of media. The best bit is I get to work with large multinationals and small startups - the whole ecosystem is my playground. I'm also chairwoman of the US board of APOPO HeroRats where we blend the best of nature and tech... We use rats to save lives by detecting land mines, TB and lots more using their amazing sense of smell. @daviskris10

Kristina Libby
Kristina Libby
Kristina Libby

Loves big ideas and big imaginations. Kristina Libby is a professor, business consultant, author, podcast host and researcher. Her career has spanned cybersecurity, AI, consumer tech, luxury goods, e-commerce, food aid and entrepreneurship. Currently she's producing and a hosting a podcast for Popular Mechanics on Cyberwarfar, teaching at NYU and launching a luxury consumer goods company.

Laurence Ainouz
Laurence Ainouz
Laurence Ainouz

Former Novartis SVP Digital Acceleration and previously SVP Chief Innovation Officer of Teva, I scouted, funded and built prototypes and solutions for patients. Co-fouded and ran the first ecommerce site solely dedicated to Telecom products in France in 1996 (acquired in 2006). On the board of the non-profit United Hatzalah, a unique global organization that has disrupted the way Emergency Medical Services are provided. 5,000 geo-localized volunteers and a fleet of “ambucycles” (2 wheels ambulances) are bringing critical medical care in less than 3 minutes to more than 350,000 people a year (Laurence is also the President of the French Entity). On the board of TOM, a global network of 4,000 makers deeply impacting the lives of thousands of disabled people. Laurence is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Youplus, running the operations of the world’s first Video Opinion Search Engine.

Leah Siegel
Leah Siegel
Leah Siegel

Artist

Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman

Leetha is a strategist intrigued by the power of collaboration as a tool for social change. She serves as the president of the PopTech Institute (www.poptech.org) where she oversees a portfolio focused on the global health, environment, social justice and the future of work. Her tenure at PopTech began with the establishment of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows programs, which are dedicated to identifying and training promising innovators and scientists. Much of PopTech’s work explores the leveraging of technology and other disruptive channels to mitigate challenges confronting humanity. Leetha has a deep and diverse background in strategic development, and has advised and served on the boards of numerous organizations and agencies. She lives on a small farm in Maine.

Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn

Norwegian born but is living in between Tel Aviv, Israel and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Louise was the lead singer and songwriter of the Israeli electronic act Terry Poison for a decade. The band had several hits on national radio and toured the world. When the band stopped performing, Louise created a web development business that is creating websites and content for hotels, shops and other businesses around the world. Missing the stage-life, Louise is currently working on a new music project with a New York-based producer and hope to be releasing music and video in the next months.

Maaike Engels
Maaike Engels
Maaike Engels

Video-artist, documentary filmmaker, creative director. Fascinated by the mutually reinforcing elements of music, visuals , spatial design and storytelling, Maaike has (co-)created many (audiovisual -) experiences, docs, video-installations and stage –designs with a broad range of commissioners, varying from TV –stations , fashion-brands, theatre companies , museums and autonomous artists.

Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano

Creative Strategist with a 23+ Years Track Record in Digital Innovation.

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Founder Maslow Capital Partners Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret

Graduate in bussines &international law , I worked for 20 years as an HR VP mainly in Telco & IT and decided to create an craft organic brewery in Burgundy.

Maria Tanjala
Maria Tanjala
Maria Tanjala

Maria is the co-founder of Big Couch and FilmChain. Her work and passions overlap and co-exist in three main areas: Tech, Arts/ Film and Anthropology/ Human studies. Maria has a BA in Sociology and an MA in Filmmaking and her two companies are tech driven solutions that focus on the automation of processes, increasing transparency, and empowering the filmmakers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. She won "Blockchain Founder of the Year" 2018 at UK Tech Founder Awards and received an innovation grant, developing with Imperial College London and University of Toronto.

Marie-Christine Levet
Marie-Christine Levet
Marie-Christine Levet
Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman

Marius Veltman is a user experience designer and creative technologist from the Netherlands with over fifteen years of expertise in digital product and service design. Marius holds a profound knowledge of what is moving today's digital users. And has a commendable track record working for companies like Google, RedBull, KPMG.

Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon

Marjorie covers innovation at 360 degrees. She dives in the impact of digital on our daily lives and near future, sits with the innovators who are disrupting the industry and make a change on societal issues.

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen

I want to make the world more beautiful, more connected and where ever I can try to support people and projects that do so as well. My background is in branding, marketing, advertising followed by the creation of Wisher.com - a gifting platform and launchpad for brands.

Mel Rosenberg
Mel Rosenberg
Mel Rosenberg

Born in Canada, lives in Israel. Writes children's books. Invents things. Plays music and sings. Can't whistle or draw. Co-founder of www.ourboox.com, a self-publishing and author discovery platform

Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda

Entrepreneur, passionate about nutrition and healthy food, I have founded a cold-press juice company in Paris offering 100% organic and vitamin-packed fruit and vegetables juices. I have a keen interest in spirituality and personal growth, spending a lot of my free time searching for what makes an authentic life, and how that relates to my role as an entrepreneur.

Michael Beneville
Michael Beneville
Michael Beneville

Michael Beneville is a storyteller. He works across all scales and is agnostic to medium. Michael and his Beneville Studios team specialize in realizing the visions and telling the stories of their clients, whether individuals, families or corporations. Michael Beneville is the Chief Creative Officer and visionary leader behind AREA15, a 250,000-square-foot reinvention of immersive art, entertainment, retail opening in Las Vegas in early 2020. Michael and the Beneville Studios team have been creative consultants for the award-winning New York City headquarters of iHeartMedia, the completely reimagined entrance to the Empire State Building Observatory, the lounges for BLADE helicopters in both New York and Miami, and the Warner Music Group offices in Los Angeles. Today, the firm’s purview includes millions of square feet of design and projects that span the globe.

Michele Anderson
Michele Anderson
Michele Anderson

Michele’s strongest business passions and contributions lie in scaling and pivoting businesses and driving growth. Over her career she has held executive positions in the Ecommerce, Technology, Media and Entertainment, and Wine sectors. She has also been an entrepreneur and worked in hospitality as a Sommelier. The hardest thing she has done to date is become a Master of Wine. She lives in San Francisco with her husband David

Mira Awad
Mira Awad
Mira Awad

Palestinian Israeli singer songwriter, actress, TV content creator, creativity and stage performance coach, artist and artivist.

Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management.. Additionally, he is the Alfred P. Sloan screenwriting Professor at the American Film Institute. ​Prior to his academic career, professor Cerf worked as a hacker for nearly a decade, breaking into leading financial and government institutes to test and improve their security. His hacking background has led him to later pursue non-traditional ways to investigate the brain, using methods and techniques that benefit from heavy computational skills and novel research tools. Notably, he has been working with patients undergoing brain-surgery where he studies behavior, emotion, decision making and dreams by directly recording the activity of individual neurons using electrodes implanted in the patients' brain. He holds multiple patents and his work has been published in wide-circulation academic journals such as Nature, as well as popular science journals such as Scientific American Mind, Wired, New Scientist and more. Additionally, his work has been portrayed in numerous media outlets such as Time, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, NPR, MSNBC and dozens of others. He has been featured in venues such as the Venice Art Biennial and China’s Art, Science and Technology conference, and has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Inc. and others. Professor Cerf has had short-lived careers as a furniture-designer, a pilot, a radio host, and a filmmaker, and he has served on the boards of pharmaceutical, telecom and fashion companies. He is a multiple-times national story-telling champion (’The Moth’), and his public talks at TED, Google Zeitgeist, PopTech, DLD and others have received millions of views and a large following. In addition to his academic career, professor Cerf is a science consultant for various Hollywood films and TV shows ('Bull', ‘Limitless’, ‘Falling Water’, and more). Recently, he was named one of the "40 leading professors below 40”. Most importantly, he is right handed.

MOTI (TIKO) TIKOTINSKI
MOTI (TIKO) TIKOTINSKI
MOTI (TIKO) TIKOTINSKI

Innovation team leader in a big Israeli high tech firm. Volunteer at SpaceIL (Israeli private mission to the Moon ). Know how to ignite a bonfire with a single match."

Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Natalia Simonenko
Natalia Simonenko
Natalia Simonenko

Earlier a software entrepreneur, now switched to education, opened several IT schools in Siberia, Russia to teach children IT skills. My new project is educational kits for children with experiments in various STEAM professions. My passion is to help children find their passion and true purpose in life.

Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig

Educator for troubled youth, costume designer and aesthetic aficionado, co-founder of EEVA, a wellness brand that’s in the business of ‘making the world better’.

Natasha Tsakos
Natasha Tsakos
Natasha Tsakos

Natasha Tsakos is known for pioneering ways of integrating technology with live performance. She has produced and created nine multimedia shows, including two for the Discovery Channel, opened the G20 summit, Tribeca Film Festival, performed at the Super Bowl with Cirque du Soleil, is a Singularity University alumni, and has shared her vision at the TED Conference, IBM Summit, Google, the United Nations General Assembly, amongst others. She has written twelve scripts and plays including a full length cartoon for Nickelodeon and “COLOURS a nonsense” which won the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award. She is passionate about the language of interactivity between the imaginary and the real, and creating extraordinary experiences on Earth and beyond.

Nicolas Balbontin
Nicolas Balbontin
Nicolas Balbontin

Nicolas is a content creator with more than 10+ years experience creating purposeful, high-impact content across multiple platforms. [ Nicolas is a content creator with more than 10 years experience creating purposeful, high-impact content across multiple platforms.] Originally from Chile, Nicolas moved to New York to study business at Baruch College. [ Originally from Chile, Nicolas moved to New York to study business at Baruch College.] He worked for 7 years as a freelance Editor for Grey, BBDO, McGarrybowen and Publicis, where he made commercials for Discovery, History Channel, Blue Moon, and Nissan and other leading brands. Later Nicolas worked as Executive Producer and Editor for the comedy web series Gringolandia, which was sold to Netflix and currently reaches over 5 million views worldwide. After living 10 years in New York, Nicolas moved back to Chile and co-founded Nano, a digital agency focused on producing viral content for brands. For 3 years he directed, edited and produced more than 800 comedy videos. Today Nano has reached over 190 million views by creating content for more than 5 major brands in Latin-America: Sky Airlines, Happen, WOM, Escudo, and The National Bank

Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino

Nicolas Granatino started his career in London at J.P. Morgan in investment banking. In 2000 he moved to LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan's e-finance incubator aiming to transform the financial services industry. In 2003, he left J.P. Morgan to pursue cancer research at the University of Oxford. In 2011, he returned to the VC world to invest in early stage tech ventures focusing on media/education and blockchain related technologies by co-founding Andurance Ventures. Since August 2016, he has worked on digital identities as he firmly believes that this regulation will foster the emergence of a new data paradigm and ecosystem for the internet.

Nicole Büttner-Thiel
Nicole Büttner-Thiel
Nicole Büttner-Thiel

Nicole is an entrepreneur in the machine learning space and passionate about bringing digital technologies to serve companies, government and society.

Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach

Nicolette Beach was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and commenced formal art training at the San Francisco Art Institute where during the tumultuous social upheaval of the early 80s she held fast to her masterful representational painting style. Nicolette has established herself as a resourceful creative and innovative force as she is presently the proprietor of an exclusive architectural model building enterprise regarded by many as one of the best in the country. Nikki’s creativity is a point of social reference having been documented in publications around the world.

Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani

Nusrat Durrani is a pioneering media executive, producer and award-winning creative with over 20 years of experience conceiving and executing transformative, multi-platform content and branded entertainment for both commercial and social impact. He is renowned for his distinctive, cutting-edge creative sensibility, a flair for identifying next generation talent, and the ability to monetize pop culture trends and emerging audiences in television, digital and social media as a respected ‘intrapreneur’ at Viacom.

Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet

Olivier founded several companies in Asia. Especially in e-commerce and. Communication agency. Interest in luxury fashion design architecture and travels, His last venture is in customized pet food in Japan.

Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou

Digital fan on an entrepreneurial path by day, synesthetic painter and writer by night

Pablo Lobo
Pablo Lobo
Pablo Lobo

Pablo Martins, CEO and founder of STHORM Human adVentures, is a radical entrepreneur dedicated to implementing far-reaching impact ventures by integrating technology and deep thinking with profound understanding of contemporary social-dynamics. With a professional background in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Ideologies, Entertainment and Cultural Studies, Martins keeps focused on the social aspect related to the progress & implementation of DLT and most importantly its applications for greater human impact and transformation.

Patrick Podejko
Patrick Podejko
Patrick Podejko

Geospatial Intelligence Analyst working across the globe in Uganda, UK, Poland, U.S., Middle East and Asia. Specializing in global affairs, remote sensing, data analysis, data visualization, GIS. Passionate about criminal justice, urban development, smart cities, current events and humanitarian efforts. A true adventurer at heart, always seeking new ways in which technology can help to better society. Recently spearheading NYC’s efforts to utilize data to reduce the number of fatalities due to traffic collisions. His team builds the visualization data infrastructure for the city of New York.

Patrycja Slawuta
Patrycja Slawuta
Patrycja Slawuta

Patrycja Slawuta is Poland-born, New York City-based behavioral scientist. Patrycja stands for the upgrading of humanity. She believes we stand at a paramount period in history that is ripe for rewiring and reprogramming, at a species level. After a successful academic career, Patrycja founded SelfHackathon, a boutique consultancy that uses cutting edge scientific research for business innovation. With a network of 50+ scientists and domain experts, SelfHackathon helps high performing individuals, teams and companies hack, rewire and upgrade themselves. Their clients include some of the most exciting Silicon Valley startups as well as Fortune 50 enterprises. Her latest initiative is called PsychTech, the seamless fusion of psychology and technology to enhance and accelerate performance and results. As an expert on the complexity, nonlinearity and the messiness of the human nature, Patrycja lectures globally and works with some of the most exciting and disruptive businesses in the world. In her free time she runs marathons, reads scientific articles and meditates. In that particular order.

Peter Brady
Peter Brady
Peter Brady

Peter is the Business Director of GSMA and 4YFN, my passion is to build responsible, sustainable and impactful events in the world of TMT and entrepreneurship. Now living in Barcelona, prior to that in Hong Kong for 4 years with plenty of tie in Shanghai and Beijing, and before that in London. I have overseen or created events, forums and events in over 40 countries, welcoming in excess of 1 million attendees from across the technology ecosystem. Look forward to my second Kinnernet

Peter Hirshberg
Peter Hirshberg
Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg has served as an innovation advisor to cities and companies for over 30 years. Hirshberg started his career at Apple Computer, where he headed Enterprise Marketing and grew Apple's large business and government revenue to $1B annually. Today, Peter serves as Founder of the Maker City (http://makercity.com/) project and Chairman of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (http://grayarea.org/).

Philippe Parmenon
Philippe Parmenon
Philippe Parmenon

Senior Banker at Société Générale during the week and gardener at Courterolles over the week-end. We transform this park establishing links between sculptures and a botanique collection, but preserving nature everywhere

Pierre Cesarini
Pierre Cesarini
Pierre Cesarini

Ceo Claranova

Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi

Digital operator, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a focus on marketplaces, health, education, media and mobility. Experience ranges from Google and DoubleClick to AI-driven healthcare platform Babylon.

Rae Richman
Rae Richman
Rae Richman

Rae is passionate about facilitating community-based transformative experiences to address the social challenges of our times. She is a cross-sector leader with twenty years of experience providing strategic consulting and facilitation services to organizations of all sizes, including family and corporate foundations, leading nonprofits and a wide range of Fortune 500 corporations. As the first Head of Global Citizenship of Airbnb, she was responsible for activating all of the company’s assets for social good and launched their Diversity and Inclusion work. Before joining Airbnb, she was the Vice President of the Bay Area office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). A twenty-three year Burner, Rae was a Board Member of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, a founding Board Member of the Burning Man Project and a consultant to the organization.

Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi

Privacy & AI entrepreneur. CEO @ Snips.ai.

Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage is the technical co-founder & CTO of Eventbrite, an angel investor, and a board partnet at Point Nine Capital.

Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux

CEO @Decode Media. FrenchWeb.fr The source for Internet news, startups, and tech trends in France.

Rio Mohan Dluzak
Rio Mohan Dluzak
Rio Mohan Dluzak

I am an entrepreneur, a researcher, and a science literacy advocate. I work and play at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, and systems thinking. I believe that one of the single most valuable things we can do to improve human decision-making is to improve mental health functioning. Towards that end, my current focus is in investigating effective approaches in the early education environment to best prepare children for their own future. I’m also interested in connecting with people and learning about other approaches and ideas to transform the world.

Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott

Professor of Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern. Managing Partner, Clareo. Co-Founder & Chairman, TWIN Global. Contributor, Forbes.

Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore

Working in the field of food innovation, challenging people taste buds, promoting food diversity and cultural difference. Fascinated by technology, art design.

Roderick van Nispen
Roderick van Nispen
Roderick van Nispen

Roderick van Nispen just finished his high school in Amsterdam. He will be studying International Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management after the summer. Roderick wants to become an entrepreneur and is looking very much forward meeting all of you in Avalon and helping out the Kinnernet team creating this fantastic event.

Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ
Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ
Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ

Wine enthusiast, biker, snowboarder, B&W photographer, Jazz & opera amateur. Rest of the time, venture capitalist investing in big ideas with the potential for positive impact & exponential growth.

Roy Ramon
Roy Ramon
Roy Ramon

Inventor, creator & investor.

Sam Glassenberg
Sam Glassenberg
Sam Glassenberg

I make video games. For Star Wars. For Microsoft. For Hollywood. And now, for doctors.

Sara Roversi
Sara Roversi
Sara Roversi

Sara Roversi, is a serial entrepreneur and ecosystem builder; founder of the Future Food Network, operating globally in education, food sustainability, radical change and tangible impact driven innovation from farm to fork.

Sarah Herz
Sarah Herz
Sarah Herz

Digital strategic and creative director

Shaukat Shamim
Shaukat Shamim
Shaukat Shamim

Shaukat Shamim is the founder & CEO of Youplus. Founded by team of serial entrepreneurs Youplus has created the world’s first “Video Opinion Search Engine”. Prior to Youplus, Shaukat was the founder and CEO of Buysight, a performance marketing company that was acquired by AOL. Prior to Buysight, Shaukat was the founder of Rhythm Newmedia, one of the first mobile advertising companies that merged with Blinx and subsequently went public as RhythmOne (RTHM:Lon). Shaukat was an early member of the Yahoo! team (from 1997, where he led the creation of one of the first messaging platforms, Yahoo messenger). Shaukat was also a partner at Neocarta Ventures, a $300m early stage venture fund based in Silicon Valley.

Shii Ann Huang
Shii Ann Huang
Shii Ann Huang

Shii Ann Huang is an entrepreneur, actor, artist and a former reality TV star. She funds her artistic interests and futurist curiosity by running a successful real estate team in New York City. Her passions run the gamut from costume design and immersive theater to the ethics and law in a future with sex robots and Crispr engineered humans.

Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire

Award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and filmmaker, whose charities have empowered over 35,000 young men and women in conflict zones through access to education and enterprise opportunity. Currently establishing a new venture capital impact fund - Gender Equity Development Investments - to create shared value and harness the power of the private sector to accelerate the sustainable development goals.

Sophie Chretien
Sophie Chretien
Sophie Chretien

#PositiveParenting , #FutureOfEducation , #MakeItHappen , #SeeLifeInPink , #ConnectPeople , #HappyLife , #CosmeticsAddict

Sophie Lanoë
Sophie Lanoë
Sophie Lanoë

Curator, expert, mentor, author. ("un prix ça n'a pas de prix ! "decrypts awards of contemporary art). I like to imagine and create programs, cultural trainings to build bridges between the different interlocutors of the contemporary creation, through my platform , a new media of the Art, incubator of ideas and artistic projects.

Spencer Wells
Spencer Wells
Spencer Wells

Spencer Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur. For over a decade he was an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Director of the Genographic Project, which collected and analyzed DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people around the world in order to decipher how our ancestors populated the planet, in the process launching the consumer genomics industry. Wells graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral work at Stanford and Oxford. He has appeared in numerous documentary films and is the author of three books, The Journey of Man, Deep Ancestry and Pandora's Seed. His work has taken him to more than 100 countries, where he has collaborated with everyone from heads of government and Fortune 500 corporations, to tribal chieftains eking out a precarious living in places as remote as Chad, Tajikistan and Papua New Guinea. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is founder and CEO of consumer genomics startup Insitome, an adjunct Professor at the University of Texas and owner of the iconic blues club Antone’s.

Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer

​​Sten-Kristian is Estonia / Japan based audiovisual media innovation and policy strategist, audiovisual producer, and content & technology entrepreneur focusing on bridging Asia with Europe. He is the founder of Storytek Creative Accelerator - bringing together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of hand-picked tech entrepreneurs and content creators.

Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras

#Research #Digitalethics #Africa #SouthCentral #music and #bits lover

Stéphane Barbot-Maire
Stéphane Barbot-Maire
Stéphane Barbot-Maire

"I throw people and ideas on stage"... Stephane works as Editorial Director & Event Architect with corporations, startups, government entities or NGO's to create content and advise on communication and events deployment. His portfolio includes clients such as VivaTechnology or Les Napoleons to name a few as well as Media Agencies or Corporates. Prior to this, he was part of Smadja & Associates, an advisory firm founded by former MD of the World Economic Forum. Based between Geneva and Paris and working around the globe, Stephane was a pro skier and is always ready for a new adventure. @sbmiam

Sumit Jamuar
Sumit Jamuar
Sumit Jamuar

Sumit S Jamuar is Chairman & CEO of Global Gene Corp (GGC), a genomics data, insights and applications company with a vision to democratise healthcare through genomics.  The company is creating representative genomics data and insights from under-explored populations in Asia, Middle East, LatAm and Africa to supplement the existing Caucasian data to apply in therapeutics development, discovery and patient stratification.  GGC has been profiled by BBC, "The power of a billion: India's genomic revolution", Financial Times, "When biased data holds a fatal flaw", MIT Technology Review "Taking Genomic Data Global" and selected as "The Next Big Thing" by Cambridge Network. Sumit previously served as a Managing Director and Global Head at Lloyds Bank and CEO at SBICAP (UK), the European Investment banking subsidiary of State Bank of India.  He has also served as a consultant with McKinsey and Company.  He is a Senior Associate at the Royal Society of Medicine, and has previously served as a Fellow of Institute of Directors, Member of BAFT-IFSA European Council and Board Director at GEFCO plc. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and an MBA from INSEAD.

Tal Tochner
Tal Tochner
Tal Tochner

Tal is the Investment Director at PICO Venture Partners, an early stage fund operating in Israel and the US. At PICO, Tal leads investments across all software-enabled sectors, serves on several boards and supports portfolio companies on growth trajectory. Tal has been active in the startup ecosystem helping venture-backed companies scale globally and identify strategic opportunities for almost a decade. Prior to her role at PICO Venture Partners, Tal was one of the youngest Investment Partners at Tel Aviv Capital where she led the technology department and focused on direct, M&A and Secondary deals as well as corporate innovation for some of the world’s leading enterprises. She was also part of the Founding Team at WMN and held business development and operating roles at the Israel-Asia Center. Due to her strong passion for education and impacting the next generation of leaders, Tal pursued social-entrepreneurship initiatives. She co-founded two education and leadership platforms: The Women’s Parliament focused on advancing female leadership and KEN-S, a global education platform for interdisciplinary learning. Tal sits on the advisory board of AJC Access and Outbox and serves as a mentor to some is Israel’s leading entrepreneurship programs and accelerators. Tal has a B.A in International Relations and Asian Studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was featured in Forbes 30under30 in 2017.

Tali Orad
Tali Orad
Tali Orad

Tali brings things to life, literally and figuratively from founding a startup to saving the lives of a dying child. She is an entrepreneur, engineer, Thrive guest contributor and a thought leader on the topic of balancing screen time and the future of education in this technology era, trying to make a difference in children and families’ life one step at a time

Tamas David-Barrett
Tamas David-Barrett
Tamas David-Barrett

Juggler of theories and gambler of words. Will sit nicely and roll over for bubbly.

Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Tomas McCabe
Tomas McCabe
Tomas McCabe

Tomas is a art and community instigator a creative and strategic thinker working to be a catalyst for a more inspiring and just world.

Tracey Grose
Tracey Grose
Tracey Grose

Curious about the next curve! Focused on technology-driven economic, market and social change, Tracey helps leaders best leverage change for positive impact.

Valmira Mavraj
Valmira Mavraj
Valmira Mavraj

Space Ambassador and Aviation enthusiast. Curator of highly immersive experiences.

Vincent Benhamou
Vincent Benhamou
Vincent Benhamou
Vincent Moon
Vincent Moon
Vincent Moon

Dubbed 'the re-inventor of the music video' by the New York Times, born in the digital and internet age, Vincent was the main director of the ‘Take Away Shows’ of La Blogothèque. The online project of music films on indie-rock band and other famous musicians, like R.E.M, Tom Jones or Arcade Fire, revolutionized the concept of music video and the way of filming music in the entire world. Since 2009, Moon dedicates himself to his nomadic label, la Collection Petites Planètes. Crossing the world, his camera and computer in his backpack, making ethnographic-experimental films in an independent way, recording traditional and sacred music, religious and shamanic rituals, then sharing it all for free on internet, under a Creative Commons licence. www.vincentmoon.com

Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia

Vishal is a practising Anaesthesiologist and an AI HealthTech Pioneer. He has created an AI that helps prevent patients dying in hospital by detecting their deterioration early. He is also applying AI to sextech and working on a microbiome modification service. He loves science fiction , community and music

Wendy Tahara
Wendy Tahara
Wendy Tahara

Wendy Tahara began classical piano lessons at age seven, eventually earning a performance degree from Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, IN. Then, in 2007, she discovered an unexpected, profound love for the Celtic harp while going through a sort of spiritual awakening. She discovered kundalini yoga, which placed her on an amazing intuitive spiritual path which continues to guide her to this day. She has a deep passion for creating music which is empathetic and nurturing to the human spirit. Her angelic harp compositions, described as “soulful, evocative, heart-healing, compassionate, soothing, stirring, passionate, thrilling”, have often been used for yoga classes, meditations, sound baths, retreats, and spiritually conscious festivals. She has composed music and performed for the Croatian healing gazer Braco, toured with the artist Ashana, and provided meditation music for The Agape International Spiritual Center for Michael Bernard Beckwith. She has had the pleasure of playing with the Sound Healing Symphony at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. Wendy is also an accomplished dance musician, and has played for dancers and choreographers such as American Ballet Theatre's Amanda McKerrow, John Gardner, and the late David Howard. She is currently providing meditation music for MYNDFULL, as well as working on her latest project, Savasana Sound, to bring beautiful, calming, powerful yet peaceful sound journeys to the community in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Todd Porter
Todd Porter
Todd Porter

Tokyo based impact ecosystem builder, including www.edgeof.co and www.boma.global -- love exploring, cross-fertilizing and supporting the forward edge of almost anything that is a core passion/mission of wow people...

Yael Azoulay
Yael Azoulay
Yael Azoulay

Taking time, making sense, with smile and optimism, what ever what.

Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Yusef Zaher
Yusef Zaher
Yusef Zaher

Born and raised in Nazareth, Israel, did my studies in Spain and China , and now i live in NYC working in the food business

Paolo Troilo 
Paolo Troilo 
Paolo Troilo 

Former Creative Director for Saatchi&Saatchi and Arnold Worldwide. Now Painter, His works has been displayed at the Venice Biennale and in several solo exhibits in New York, LA, Milan, Rome, Florence, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Istanbul. Lives and works in Milan.

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Afton Halloran has been working in the realm of food and sustainability for over 12 years. She has a PhD in Paediatric and International Nutrition with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a freelance consultant and has been working on projects for governmental and international organizations. She is the author of three books on food policy and future foods. Afton is also a member of the Judging Panel of the World Restaurant Awards and Board Member of FunkisFabriken Centre for Research in Sustainability. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Afton has been calling Copenhagen her home for over 9 years.

Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Amir Orad
Amir Orad
Amir Orad

Amir is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and big data & cyber leader. He is the CEO of Sisense, a high growth Business analytics company democratizing insights from complex data, defined as the next unicorn by Forbes. Prior he was CEO of Actimize the financial crime software leader that he grew to $200M revenue. Prior, he was Co-founder of Cyota a cyber company protecting 400 million identities online, acquired by RSA Security.

Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger

Amiram Ben Ginigr, serves as one of the Chief Executive Officer of Taya Investment Co. Ltd. and Taya Communication Ltd. (Taya Media) and one of the Owners of those companies. Mr. Giniger attended the Executive Program of Harvard Business School and upon his return to Israel in 1992 he gave up practicing law to establish Taya Communications, which invests in media and technology companies. Among Taya Media's largest holding is United Studios of Israel, a leading TV production and facilities company. United Studios produced over 10'000 of television and has 8 studios.

Angela Guerra
Angela Guerra
Angela Guerra

Passionate, enthusiastic and optimistic. Enjoy people and discussion where people challenge your mindset. Born in Spain, I have lived in Boston for almost 4 years and recently moved back to EU. I have mainly involved in drug development academic environments and working in medical affairs departments within the Biotech industry for the last 9 years. Interested in new ways of doing, thinking & dreaming...

Ariana Vafadari
Ariana Vafadari
Ariana Vafadari

Opera singer and Architect

Ariella Giniger
Ariella Giniger
Ariella Giniger
Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz

Barak is the Director of Operation and Strategy at the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. Decades ago Barak perceived how personal technologies could connect individuals and organizations putting the power of computers and networks in the hands of everyone. His career has been dedicated to making that a reality.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Visionary technologist and business growth CEO (AI, mobile). Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Qipit, Realeyes3D.

Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus

New York based designer, stylist and artist looking forward to exchanging ideas and concepts for a beautifully crafted, sustainable future. Also, costumes are always a good idea.

Caroline Bouraine Le Bigot
Caroline Bouraine Le Bigot
Caroline Bouraine Le Bigot

Graduate of Sciences Po Paris and an Executive MBA at Stanford, Caroline Bouraine Le Bigot has decades of international experience in high tech. Having recently returned to France, she is currently assisting large French, US and Israeli companies in their development. Her passion for high tech and user interface design, her knowledge of software and hardware environments, and her expertise in international businesses and complex projects have benefited the accelerated development of Claranova.

Chris Wink
Chris Wink
Chris Wink

Founder of Blue Man Group, Blue School, and most recently Wink productions.

Christer Bredgaard
Christer Bredgaard
Christer Bredgaard

Serial entrepreneur and owner of the Copenhagen based restaurants Il Buco & La Banchina, the specialty shop La Dispensa, an artisan bakery and an import of clean Italian wines and food. As a believer in organic produce and sustainability Christer is working hard every day to promote this throughout his businesses, trying to set an example in the food and service industry infusing quality, thought and love into everything he puts his hands on. Making money is simply not the point.

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Psychotherapist, professor, social entrepreneur in NYC

Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux

Christophe brings 20 years of experience in Investment Banking, both as a Corporate Executive and as a Private Investor. He has developed a large network in the FinTech space and a strong expertise in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Christophe has a master degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Waterloo and INSA Lyon.

Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal

Passionate about all things digital, love Negronis, Burning Man, Skiing & Scuba Diving!

David Wadström
David Wadström
David Wadström

Co-founder of a social enterprise called Solvatten® - producer and creator of co-labs. Solvatten is a smart portable solar powered jerry cans for heating and treating water. Our projects are made to give long lasting help with clean water and improve hygiene to people in need, especially for women and children. With Solvatten technology we can address poverty-related health issues that are connected to energy scarcity and poor water quality. www.solvatten.org

Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha

Debu Purkayastha is the Managing Partner of 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing globally in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.

Diana Backelin
Diana Backelin
Diana Backelin

An entrepreneurial management consultant with passion for innovation, sustainability and leadership. A curious soul that wants to make a positive impact on the World!

Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos

Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos, born in Duesseldorf in 1971, completed a training as a banker and a journalistic traineeship. He studied law, economics and international politics in Germany and the United States. He was e.g. Head of Future and Innovation at WAZ Media Group (today Funke Media Group) and responsible for the digital transformation process and internationalization to Vietnam, Central and Southeastern Europe and Asia, Lecturer for International and European Law at Heinrich-Heine University, Research Associate with special responsibilities at the SPD Faction in the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Advisor in the Planning Staff of the German Air Force in the Federal Ministry of Defense, member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Academy for Security Policy under Chancellor Schroeder and under Chancellor Merkel, lawyer for business criminal law at TDWE and publicist. He is a World Young Leader of the Quandt Foundation, Young Leader of the Atlantic Bridge and Manfred Wörner Alumnus of the German Marshall Fund. Today Argirakos is co-founder and managing partner of Rico Jones Consultants, whose clients include the Federal Government of Germany, German Pension Insurance, Postbank, ARD, The Postillion and the DFL / Bundesliga. He is also co-founder and managing Partner of the European Web Video Academy, which founded and organizes the Webvideopreis and which was acquired by Ströer SE & Co. KGaA at the beginning of 2016 by a majority. The Webvideopreis is Europe's biggest social media award and is considered the "Oscar of the Internet".

Ed Cooke
Ed Cooke
Ed Cooke

Ed Cooke is the co-founder of Memrise, a language-learning app with more than 35 million users, and a Grandmaster of Memory who can learn a 1000 digit number in an hour

Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton

Elisabeth Fullerton is an angel investor, mentor, entrepreneur and philanthropist for her family office and foundation.

Elliot Noss
Elliot Noss
Elliot Noss

I work behind the counter at the Internet. I can help with your domain name problems and am unnaturally obsessed with telecom. I am also a committed globalist!

Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen’s privileged position inside powerful, both seasoned and young, innovative and market-leading organisations and networks exposed him to many industry trend and player, and pads his network with a roster of interesting and influential contacts. Guido prefers working in social enterprise environments as that offers the opportunity to put real change into action in a sustainable way whilst creating a solid business. Guido is publisher of i4j (innovation for jobs, Menlo Park), furthermore among other on the supervisory board of World Press Photo, Cinekid, Triodos Cultuurfonds and Schouwburg Amstelveen and Advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. Guido is active as jury /mentor and expert roles for activities and organisations. These activities give Guido the opportunity to have an insight at the frontiers of finance, media and technology developments and to spot new talent

Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Cyberpower lecturer at Ecole de Guerre Economique, advisor to PwC, contributor to journal of INSS (Tel Aviv) & fiction writer

Harald Neidhardt
Harald Neidhardt
Harald Neidhardt

Harald is passionate about meaning in technology, the future of exponential technologies and its opportunities for society, brands and entrepreneurs – especially in Europe.  Harald is the Founder of Futur/io – the European Institute for Exponential Technologies & Desirable Futures with campus locations in Berlin, Salzburg, Venice & Paris. For MLOVE Harald created M, the MLOVE Forum, as an inspiring event series that brings together innovation leaders and startups in an inspiring format at amazing locations.

Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre

Founder of 1000 companies; four of my own startups - FashionTech and M&A + nearly thousand of "Panama Papers" companies. Interested in brain hacking to improve the systems thinking.

Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen

As an artist, I love capturing with a few essential lines people' emotions and motions. As a digital person, I love creating smart products for real humans.  

Ifat Golan
Ifat Golan
Ifat Golan

My biggest passion is being an activist in the areas of coexistence, reconciliation, and cultural bridge building. As an organizational system builder, I specialize in transforming communities by focusing on the individual’s experience through engagement and sense of contribution to society. Visioner and initiator of Jordan Project (inspired by Burning Man) aimed to create a bridge between hearts, between humans from the entire Middle East region, bringing us together through conscious encounters allowing participants to identify a different path of living together in oneness and love, and go through a transformative experience. In addition, I am a Sema Zen in the Sufi Mevlevi order, leading conciseness workshops around the world.

Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress

I am a documentary photographer and visual storyteller currently working on a photobook. The book is about aging: I question the feeling of having a best -before date. For six years I followed older ladies who had resisted age and associated prejudices and simply remained who they always were. Ladies who dare to live until the very end.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Entrepreneur, programmer, social hacker, performer, a clown

Jack Kraus
Jack Kraus
Jack Kraus

My name is Jack Kraus and I’m a musician from Dallas, Texas. I’m currently in my second year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Jamie White
Jamie White
Jamie White

Designer, serial collaborator and house cook. Jamie spent his early career in Japan, China and Hong Kong, practicing law and learning to see. Shifting from designing contacts to designing places, Jamie now designs houses, gardens, hospitality venues and immersive experiences. Before moving to Kåseholm in the summer of 2017, Jamie and his partner Joakim Silvandersson lanced Solliden in Northern California wine country, a bohemian inspired clamping resort.

Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel

Jessica Angel is an architect of spaces and communities interested in alternative modes of living. She is the co-founder of Almost Studio, a design practice in NY and the CEO of the recently acquired Château du Feÿ, where she started a multi-disciplinary art festival called Feÿ. She holds a Master’s degree (M. Arch I) from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Joakim Silvandersson
Joakim Silvandersson
Joakim Silvandersson

Animal aficionado, prankster and mastery of ceremonies. Joakim first explored the world through the lens of hospitality, leading Scandinavian groups to Mediteranean, French Alps, and points beyond. Other ventures included founding a global network marketing company and specialty jewelry design business. Before moving to Kåseholm in the summer of 2017, Jamie and his partner Joakim Silvandersson lanced Solliden in Northern California wine country, a bohemian inspired clamping resort.

Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon

CEO How To Academy. Formerly Co-founder the international forum for debate Intelligence Squared, technology and innovation monitor Contagious, Essay publishing Notting Hill Editions, Travel information Globalista and market Intelligence Xtreme Information.

Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson

Recent Wesleyan University Graduate. Currently living in Brooklyn, New York working as a barista at a small local coffee shop. Interested in writing and studying fiction. Plan on going to graduate school and possibly becoming a Professor.

Jussi Tapio
Jussi Tapio
Jussi Tapio

An entrepreneurial strategy and innovation consultant with passion for growth, sustainability and future leadership. A curious soul. Helping to create markets that are not yet defined and sacrifice the existing business models in order to thrive in the future. Getting the shit done.

Kelli Peterson
Kelli Peterson
Kelli Peterson

Kelli is a global brand strategist and social impact consultant and founder of The Change Project. Kelli has over 25 years of brand, marketing and development experience with F500, non-profit and NGO's. Kelli helps social entrepreneurs build brands at General Assembly and the Founder's Institute in San Francisco, and leads brand, innovation, mission, and transformation workshops all over the world.

Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

Was IT & Innovation director at NY Times International, now breaking, building and creating new business models, services and products, both in media and out of media. The best bit is I get to work with large multinationals and small startups - the whole ecosystem is my playground. I'm also chairwoman of the US board of APOPO HeroRats where we blend the best of nature and tech... We use rats to save lives by detecting land mines, TB and lots more using their amazing sense of smell. @daviskris10

Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman

Leetha is a strategist intrigued by the power of collaboration as a tool for social change. She serves as the president of the PopTech Institute (www.poptech.org) where she oversees a portfolio focused on the global health, environment, social justice and the future of work. Her tenure at PopTech began with the establishment of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows programs, which are dedicated to identifying and training promising innovators and scientists. Much of PopTech’s work explores the leveraging of technology and other disruptive channels to mitigate challenges confronting humanity. Leetha has a deep and diverse background in strategic development, and has advised and served on the boards of numerous organizations and agencies. She lives on a small farm in Maine.

Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn

Norwegian born but is living in between Tel Aviv, Israel and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Louise was the lead singer and songwriter of the Israeli electronic act Terry Poison for a decade. The band had several hits on national radio and toured the world. When the band stopped performing, Louise created a web development business that is creating websites and content for hotels, shops and other businesses around the world. Missing the stage-life, Louise is currently working on a new music project with a New York-based producer and hope to be releasing music and video in the next months.

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Founder Maslow Capital Partners Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman

Marius Veltman is a user experience designer and creative technologist from the Netherlands with over fifteen years of expertise in digital product and service design. Marius holds a profound knowledge of what is moving today's digital users. And has a commendable track record working for companies like Google, RedBull, KPMG.

Markus Hongisto
Markus Hongisto
Markus Hongisto

Sailor, coach, sales guy exploring new ways of using technology for business innovation.

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen

I want to make the world more beautiful, more connected and where ever I can try to support people and projects that do so as well. My background is in branding, marketing, advertising followed by the creation of Wisher.com - a gifting platform and launchpad for brands.

Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Natalia Simonenko
Natalia Simonenko
Natalia Simonenko

Earlier a software entrepreneur, now switched to education, opened several IT schools in Siberia, Russia to teach children IT skills. My new project is educational kits for children with experiments in various STEAM professions. My passion is to help children find their passion and true purpose in life.

Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig

Educator for troubled youth, costume designer and aesthetic aficionado, co-founder of EEVA, a wellness brand that’s in the business of ‘making the world better’.

Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino

Nicolas Granatino started his career in London at J.P. Morgan in investment banking. In 2000 he moved to LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan's e-finance incubator aiming to transform the financial services industry. In 2003, he left J.P. Morgan to pursue cancer research at the University of Oxford. In 2011, he returned to the VC world to invest in early stage tech ventures focusing on media/education and blockchain related technologies by co-founding Andurance Ventures. Since August 2016, he has worked on digital identities as he firmly believes that this regulation will foster the emergence of a new data paradigm and ecosystem for the internet.

Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani

Nusrat Durrani is a pioneering media executive, producer and award-winning creative with over 20 years of experience conceiving and executing transformative, multi-platform content and branded entertainment for both commercial and social impact. He is renowned for his distinctive, cutting-edge creative sensibility, a flair for identifying next generation talent, and the ability to monetize pop culture trends and emerging audiences in television, digital and social media as a respected ‘intrapreneur’ at Viacom.

Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou

Digital fan on an entrepreneurial path by day, synesthetic painter and writer by night

Petra Kvist
Petra Kvist
Petra Kvist

Hi My name is Petra and I live in south of Sweden. I am a freelancersinger. I teach singer and singer songwriters in the art of performing and interpretation. I am a breathingpedagog; conscious breathing and rebirthing. Vioce-yoga-teacher. Dramapedagog. I have been studying shamanism for the last 14 years. I am so looking forward to this weekend and to meet you all.

Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi

Digital operator, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a focus on marketplaces, health, education, media and mobility. Experience ranges from Google and DoubleClick to AI-driven healthcare platform Babylon.

Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux

CEO @Decode Media. FrenchWeb.fr The source for Internet news, startups, and tech trends in France.

Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott

Professor of Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern. Managing Partner, Clareo. Co-Founder & Chairman, TWIN Global. Contributor, Forbes.

Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore

Working in the field of food innovation, challenging people taste buds, promoting food diversity and cultural difference. Fascinated by technology, art design.

Sophia Schuff
Sophia Schuff
Sophia Schuff

I am an urban anthropologist, driven by the wish to improve the quality of urban places through understanding the human experience within the built form. I have a background social science research, sustainability science and socio-cultural complexities. Currently I’m sitting on the Innovation Team at Gehl Architects. Former coach of Crime City Rollers - Malmö’s roller derby team.

Stefan Lechere
Stefan Lechere
Stefan Lechere

As a father of 4, I know that my future will be their past. Therefore I try to focus my present actions towards specific areas of interest such as new technologies business ethics and people relationships development through innovation, education, and cultural bridges. French and Swedish and ex-ABB/L'Oréal/Google/DassaultSystemes.

Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer

​​Sten-Kristian is Estonia / Japan based audiovisual media innovation and policy strategist, audiovisual producer, and content & technology entrepreneur focusing on bridging Asia with Europe. He is the founder of Storytek Creative Accelerator - bringing together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of hand-picked tech entrepreneurs and content creators.

Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras

#Research #Digitalethics #Africa #SouthCentral #music and #bits lover

Tali Orad
Tali Orad
Tali Orad

Tali brings things to life, literally and figuratively from founding a startup to saving the lives of a dying child. She is an entrepreneur, engineer, Thrive guest contributor and a thought leader on the topic of balancing screen time and the future of education in this technology era, trying to make a difference in children and families’ life one step at a time

Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Vincent Benhamou
Vincent Benhamou
Vincent Benhamou
Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia

Vishal is a practising Anaesthesiologist and an AI HealthTech Pioneer. He has created an AI that helps prevent patients dying in hospital by detecting their deterioration early. He is also applying AI to sextech and working on a microbiome modification service. He loves science fiction , community and music

Todd Porter
Todd Porter
Todd Porter

Tokyo based impact ecosystem builder, including www.edgeof.co and www.boma.global -- love exploring, cross-fertilizing and supporting the forward edge of almost anything that is a core passion/mission of wow people...

Ylva Björnberg
Ylva Björnberg
Ylva Björnberg

I’ve been reporting on lifestyle trends since 2004 while in the branding and storytelling industry and only here I’m sure we have a lot to talk about. However, I’d prefer if we dig deeper into the web of change, especially from a values and sociological perspective. Yet, what gets me going even more at this point is more within the realms of anthropology - shamanism and particularly shamanic states of consciousness, raising energetic levels beyond the ordinary. In my work life, I’m pretty good at grinding down highly complex brands into meaningful simplicity where organisation, ownership structures and/or wide scopes pose a major challenge to coherence and a common sense of purpose. I’ve done this with nations and several organisations with up to 24 000 employees.

Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Paolo Troilo 
Paolo Troilo 
Paolo Troilo 

Former Creative Director for Saatchi&Saatchi and Arnold Worldwide. Now Painter, His works has been displayed at the Venice Biennale and in several solo exhibits in New York, LA, Milan, Rome, Florence, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Istanbul. Lives and works in Milan.

Adam Growald
Adam Growald
Adam Growald

Co-founder of the Existential Detectives Agency: the organization that isn’t. Investor, futurist, actual wizard, and former management consultant. To contact me, meditate deeply on my presence.

Adrien de Blanzy
Adrien de Blanzy
Adrien de Blanzy

After a film production school, he created his first advertising film and documentary production company in 1994. Five years later, he developed a business incubator for production companies in Paris. He created the ADN Group in 2009, publisher of the French innovation magazine L'ADN.

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Afton Halloran has been working in the realm of food and sustainability for over 12 years. She has a PhD in Paediatric and International Nutrition with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a freelance consultant and has been working on projects for governmental and international organizations. She is the author of three books on food policy and future foods. Afton is also a member of the Judging Panel of the World Restaurant Awards and Board Member of FunkisFabriken Centre for Research in Sustainability. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Afton has been calling Copenhagen her home for over 9 years.

Alexa Meade
Alexa Meade
Alexa Meade

Alexa paints on people and 3D objects in a way that makes them look like a 2D painting

Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alicia Navarro
Alicia Navarro
Alicia Navarro

Founder of Skimlinks, a $50m/year content-to-commerce monetization business. Now an investor, mentor, consultant, speaker and serial entrepreneur. Also food and fiction lover.

Alon Chen
Alon Chen
Alon Chen

Founder of Tastewise (helping food brands to design products and experiences with AI), formerly a Googler (founder of Google Partners, led the relationship with the World Economic Forum, CMO Google Israel), always an LGBT activist.

Alvaro Fischer
Alvaro Fischer
Alvaro Fischer

Mathematical engineer, entrepreneur and writer. Founder and Director of RESITER, a Latinamerican group in the circular economy business.

Amanda Parkes
Amanda Parkes
Amanda Parkes

Dr. Amanda Parkes is a fashion technologist and biomedia designer with over 10 years of experience in interaction design, wearable technology, and fashion innovation. She is the Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, a new hybrid fashion incubator/factory/research facility in Brooklyn NY. She teaches in the Columbia Univ. Dept of Architecture and holds a PhD & M.S. in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab and B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University. She was named to the Business of Fashion 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry and as one of ‘8 Wildest Women of Silicon Valley’ by Vanity Fair.

Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger

Amiram Ben Ginigr, serves as one of the Chief Executive Officer of Taya Investment Co. Ltd. and Taya Communication Ltd. (Taya Media) and one of the Owners of those companies. Mr. Giniger attended the Executive Program of Harvard Business School and upon his return to Israel in 1992 he gave up practicing law to establish Taya Communications, which invests in media and technology companies. Among Taya Media's largest holding is United Studios of Israel, a leading TV production and facilities company. United Studios produced over 10'000 of television and has 8 studios.

Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir

Loves Food & Wine Acquired Over 1 Billion Users 4 Exits  - Over $2 Billion

Amy ter Haar
Amy ter Haar
Amy ter Haar

Lawyer | Executive | Multi-passionate Entrepreneur

Analise Roland
Analise Roland
Analise Roland

Creative arts meets practical science. Entrepreneur, educator, explorer.

Angelique Augereau
Angelique Augereau
Angelique Augereau

I’m a data scientist-economist-banker-cyclist-climber. Both Canadian and French, but not French Canadian. Lived in Japan, Brazil, India. Rode a motorcycle across Latin America. I spend my free time studying all human knowledge, three months at a time.

Ariella Giniger
Ariella Giniger
Ariella Giniger
Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman

Interested in cities, machine learning, robotics, and the intersection of these three. How can we make cities more livable with new technologies?

Aurelia Ammour
Aurelia Ammour
Aurelia Ammour

Managing Partner at iVentures Consulting Inc.(Management Consulting boutique specialized in transformation and innovative growth strategies in Fashion, Beauty and Retail) and Board Advisor for the emerging natural makeup brand Rituel de Fille and luxury streetwear label Icosae. Record collector, photography and pilates lover. Los Angeles based.

Aymeril Hoang
Aymeril Hoang
Aymeril Hoang

Obsessed by the need for individual and collective resilience in a word increasingly uncertain and complex. Very optimistic on the promises of digital transition to solve human problems.

Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz
Barak Berkowitz

Barak is the Director of Operation and Strategy at the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. Decades ago Barak perceived how personal technologies could connect individuals and organizations putting the power of computers and networks in the hands of everyone. His career has been dedicated to making that a reality.

Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about nature, science and space. She is currently founder and CEO at Interstellar Lab whose mission is to design and build bioregenerative habitats for humans to live sustainably on any planet.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of L'ADN, a media (print and web) that talks about digital culture and innovation.

Beau Lotto
Beau Lotto
Beau Lotto

Neuroscientist of perception and a few other things ... I like to believe.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Visionary technologist and business growth CEO (AI, mobile). Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Qipit, Realeyes3D.

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Co-Founder & Co-CEO TinyOrganics, a baby data platform all around personalized nutrition and serving up the healthiest, science backed foods on the market for your little one. Previously Founder of pet wearables company, WonderWoof. Forbes 30 under 30, BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Spoken at CES, WEF, Google. Ex Mattel, Hasbro, MindCandy (Moshi Monsters). Likes to make things, knit things & solve things.

Betty Kay Kendrick
Betty Kay Kendrick
Betty Kay Kendrick

Betty Kay is a fine artist living in Manhattan, New York. She is the co-creator of the international street art movement IN PURSUIT OF MAGIC.

Bill Banta
Bill Banta
Bill Banta

Bill is an inventor and entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in the technology industry. He build the original iPhone cameras, helped build the first encrypted mobile card reader at Square, and designed the first 360° HD camera used in live TV.

Billy Naveed
Billy Naveed
Billy Naveed

Billy Naveed is the CEO & Founder of Young Founders School (YFS) which is a non-profit EdTech company that runs startup bootcamps for high school students, globally. They have taught over 700 students across China, Singapore and Hong Kong and are expanding across Asia. The programme is currently sponsored by Credit Suisse and Alibaba. Billy works at Credit Suisse where he runs Hedge Fund sales and advises large money money managers on technology investments in both public and privates markets. In this position he also works with startups and VCs from around the Asia region to connect them to Credit Suisse. Before Credit Suisse he spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. Prior to the world of finance Billy founded a couple of small startups in software development and interior design. He is very active in the startup scene in Hong Kong and South-East Asia and has invested in startups around the world. Billy read Economics at Warwick University and his Msc in Finance at Economics at Warwick business school under full scholarship.

Bonin Bough
Bonin Bough
Bonin Bough

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the producer and host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of TXT Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW. Bonin’s prominence as a transformative activator has helped reinvigorate traditional marketing by combining innovative tech via breakthrough brand campaigns including Oreo, Honey Maid, Pepsi, Gatorade, and countless other billion dollar brands. He is seen as one of the top mobile marketers in the world, having been named “Mobile Marketer of the Year” by the MMA. In 2013, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement and has been listed in Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40”, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business”, The Adweek 50 and PRWeek Power List.

Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton

Founder of first dot-com. Chair Emeritus of EFF. Photographer. Founding faculty of Singularity U. Now working on robocars

Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus

New York based designer, stylist and artist looking forward to exchanging ideas and concepts for a beautifully crafted, sustainable future. Also, costumes are always a good idea.

Brian Collins
Brian Collins
Brian Collins

Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, an independent brand and experience design company in New York City and San Francisco.

Cameron Sinclair
Cameron Sinclair
Cameron Sinclair

Cameron has worked in community-led development and post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction for the past two decades. He has built partnerships and construction teams for communities in 49 countries and has raised over $70M for social impact projects. Currently he leads social innovation at Airbnb, working on a range of projects from livelihoods for resettled refugees in Jordan, rural revitalization in Japan and developing addressing systems for nomadic populations in Mongolia. Last year, through his design studio, he designed a dozen schools in Jordan, providing access to education for 4000 refugee children.

Carine de Meyere
Carine de Meyere
Carine de Meyere

As a global visionary humanitarian, impact investor and knowledge broker I open up a broader discussion about how business can (and should be) used to make the world sustainable, more just, verdant and peaceful. I globally bring impact investors and Innovative impact entrepreneurs together through which we add sustainable value to the world.

Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert
Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert
Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert

As a researcher on social cognition and social behavior who directs a (Social) Complexity Center by the hills of the Mountain Andes, I am fascinated for the times we live in. The society keeps complexifying. Cross polliinization is not just a metaphor. The amount and richness of experimental and field data together with all the information that dan be gathered from our digital print gives us a sand box to play with hitherto unexplored aspects of crucial aspects of emergent properties of our social life such as cooperation, collective intelligence and diversity.

Carole Zibi
Carole Zibi
Carole Zibi

Content curator and Product Innovation at LinkedIn. Associate Professor in Marketing at Sciences Po Paris. Shakshuka and Stevie Wonder expert.

Carolina Tomaz
Carolina Tomaz
Carolina Tomaz

Computer Girl since 2K. Digital Strategy, innovation, specialized in media TV / Internet. Chief Content Officer @AdsVark Media

Cécile Forman
Cécile Forman
Cécile Forman

Artist, museum guide, art advocate.

Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon

Previously editor-in-chief at Figaro Digital and director of Madame Figaro.fr, now founder and general manager at Media Maker. My 20 years of experience in the field, as a great reporter and then successful media launches have enabled me to launch an incubator for editorial and technological innovation. The objective of Media Maker, in cooperation with the ESSEC Business School, is to provide this expertise to start-ups and large organizations seeking to evolve, to adapt in our ever-changing world. My role is to discover new talents, new technologies and techniques and use them to solve problems or turn great ideas into reality. I also created a free journalism school, the School Media Maker, to promote diversity in the media and to bring out the talents of tomorrow

CHARLES MICHEL
CHARLES MICHEL
CHARLES MICHEL

Charles Michel is a nomad philomath studying the convergence of art, science, multisensory aesthetics and human culture. Based at Oxford University between 2013 and 2016, he published over a dozen papers in scientific journals on crossmodal perception. He works as an experience designer in a variety of fields, and as an artist using food and the meal ritual as a medium. In recent years he has been working with in cutting-edge projects that innovate in community building, hospitality, and experiential art. At the intersection of science, art and entrepreneurship, Charles aims to inspire solutions for important challenges in the human/food/nature relationship.

Chris Wink
Chris Wink
Chris Wink

Founder of Blue Man Group, Blue School, and most recently Wink productions.

Christie Nicholson
Christie Nicholson
Christie Nicholson

Christie Nicholson is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Citibank. She is also an award-winning science journalist, contributing editor at Scientific American and adjunct professor in entrepreneurship at New York University.

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Psychotherapist, professor, social entrepreneur in NYC

Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux
Christophe Pechoux

Christophe brings 20 years of experience in Investment Banking, both as a Corporate Executive and as a Private Investor. He has developed a large network in the FinTech space and a strong expertise in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Christophe has a master degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Waterloo and INSA Lyon.

CLAIRE GENNATAS
CLAIRE GENNATAS
CLAIRE GENNATAS

Art Director for textile Design, and now for a needles manufacturer BOHIN FRANCE (La Manufacture Bohin, since 1833!)

Claudia Bobadilla
Claudia Bobadilla
Claudia Bobadilla

Founder of RAD foundation (relations, awareness&dialogue) Board director member. Driver: exploration

Claudia Gonzales
Claudia Gonzales
Claudia Gonzales

Claudia Romo Edelman is a Special Adviser for UNICEF, and recently has been seconded to the Executive Office for International Migration. Previously, Claudia served as UNICEF’s Global Chief of Public Advocacy. She was seconded to the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations leading communications and advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change for the Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She has successfully led PR, branding, and marketing for some of the biggest global organizations such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria. Claudia started her career as a journalist and press correspondent for Latin American media companies such as Notimex, Proceso, Infored Monitor. She holds degrees in Communications, Philosophy, and Photography as well as a Masters in Political Communications from the London School of Economics. Claudia is a frequent public speaker and speaks six languages.

Claudia Senik
Claudia Senik
Claudia Senik

Claudia SENIK is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and the University Paris-Sorbonne. She is also member of the IZA and of the Institut Universitaire de France. Educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she received her PhD from EHESS. Her main research area is the Economics of Happiness, with a special interest in the relationship between income growth, income distribution and subjective well-being. She also works on political attitudes and post-transition economies, as well as the impact of institutions on gender norms.

Craig Forman
Craig Forman
Craig Forman

Craig Forman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of McClatchy, operator of 30 media companies in 29 U.S. markets in 14 states. Forman is a private investor and entrepreneur, a former media, technology and telecommunications executive and former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent and bureau chief.

Daniel Goldman
Daniel Goldman
Daniel Goldman

Digital Interactive, Online, Education, Community, Investment, Social Entreprenuership, Global prosperity-ProsperityExchange, Planetary Insight Center, EDGEof

Daniel KAHN
Daniel KAHN
Daniel KAHN

Passionate about innovation, technology, digital, entrepreneurship and international business, Daniel provides high-end advice and assistance for structuring, financing, running international operations, assistance on securing investment or partnership opportunities (Europe, USA, Israel, China), and guidance on the impact of the technologies on our societies.

Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal

Passionate about all things digital, love Negronis, Burning Man, Skiing & Scuba Diving!

Daphne Miller
Daphne Miller
Daphne Miller

Ever since a high school biology teacher informed Daphne Miller that clover produces a hormone similar to human estrogen, she has been fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Daphne is a practicing family physician and founder of Growing Health Collaborative which seeks to bridge the gaps between agriculture and medicine. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco and University of California Berkeley. Books include: Farmacology and the Jungle Effect. Movies include: In Search of Balance, Food for Thought, Goshen.

David Hersey
David Hersey
David Hersey

I'm passionate about using technology to shift from our ME-centered culture to create the Internet of WE. By working together we can evolve by choice not chance.

David Nordfors
David Nordfors
David Nordfors
De Kai
De Kai
De Kai

Language, music, AI and cognition work enabling cultures to interrelate in creative ways; named Founding ACL Fellow for foundational contributions to Google/Yahoo/Microsoft/etc translators; named Debrett's 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong; founding Professor of AI at HKUST; Distinguished Research Scientist at Berkeley’s ICSI; founder of transcultural music collective ReOrientate

Deborah Robinson
Deborah Robinson
Deborah Robinson

As an executive private chef, I spend my week creating cuisine inspired by the seasonal harvest in the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley wine region of Northern California. My daily goals focus on transforming organic meats, poultry, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and grains into pleasing meals for those who consume the work of my knives and my knowledge of fire. The sound of “yum” filling my ears is one of my greatest job rewards. Being a conduit that brings people together to share a meal is another. Sourcing the freshest and most sustainable ingredients and supporting the local economy of farmers, ranchers, fisherman and other specialty purveyors is always my priority. My cooking style is heavily influenced by my two years of full-time study at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley AVA, California.

Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha

Debu Purkayastha is the Managing Partner of 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing globally in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.

Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva

Co Founder of FIND.fashion - Revolutionising Fashion Discovery. Founding team @ Fits.me Rakuten & Retail Recharged; Senior positions @STYLEBOP, Poq Commerce Free spirit dancer

Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos

Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos, born in Duesseldorf in 1971, completed a training as a banker and a journalistic traineeship. He studied law, economics and international politics in Germany and the United States. He was e.g. Head of Future and Innovation at WAZ Media Group (today Funke Media Group) and responsible for the digital transformation process and internationalization to Vietnam, Central and Southeastern Europe and Asia, Lecturer for International and European Law at Heinrich-Heine University, Research Associate with special responsibilities at the SPD Faction in the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Advisor in the Planning Staff of the German Air Force in the Federal Ministry of Defense, member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Academy for Security Policy under Chancellor Schroeder and under Chancellor Merkel, lawyer for business criminal law at TDWE and publicist. He is a World Young Leader of the Quandt Foundation, Young Leader of the Atlantic Bridge and Manfred Wörner Alumnus of the German Marshall Fund. Today Argirakos is co-founder and managing partner of Rico Jones Consultants, whose clients include the Federal Government of Germany, German Pension Insurance, Postbank, ARD, The Postillion and the DFL / Bundesliga. He is also co-founder and managing Partner of the European Web Video Academy, which founded and organizes the Webvideopreis and which was acquired by Ströer SE & Co. KGaA at the beginning of 2016 by a majority. The Webvideopreis is Europe's biggest social media award and is considered the "Oscar of the Internet".

Ed Dowding
Ed Dowding
Ed Dowding

Ed is an innovator who builds digital businesses for good. He's been on the founding team of 6 pioneering startups: from global risk and emergency management, to agrifood systems, to digital democracy. He's deeply idealistic.

Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton

Elisabeth Fullerton is an angel investor, mentor, entrepreneur and philanthropist for her family office and foundation.

Ellen Patzschke
Ellen Patzschke
Ellen Patzschke

I love technology, challenges and new experiences. And most of all I love my job as UX designer. This year I will start a year of work&travel through Europe as a digital nomad in a wonderful french Oldtimer RV.

Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet

Student @Ecole 42UWC graduate, Student at school 42

Emmanuelle Collet
Emmanuelle Collet
Emmanuelle Collet

For more than ten years, Emmanuelle has been active in digital media management, particularly in the luxury goods industry. She was responsible for digital marketing at Swiss watch brand Omega and also worked in Australia, where she handled digital communication projects for another global brand’s Asia Pacific region. Emmanuelle studied digital marketing in San Francisco, earning an MS in International Marketing. She also has an MBA from the Université Paris-Sorbonne. Born and raised in Paris, Emmanuelle has lived and worked in the United States, Australia, Spain, France and Switzerland.

Esther Perel
Esther Perel
Esther Perel

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 24 languages. Her newest book is New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (HarperCollins). Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular Audible original podcast Where Should We Begin?

Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta

Fabrice Cavarretta is a Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School where he studies managerial paradigms, in particular in leadership and entrepreneurship contexts.

Fabrizio Donini Ferretti
Fabrizio Donini Ferretti
Fabrizio Donini Ferretti

25 years banking, financial advisory and private equity experience in the sectors of energy, environment and infrastructure. Currently advising a fund in the sector of digital-based security technologies.

Fernanda Weinstein
Fernanda Weinstein
Fernanda Weinstein

Evolutionary linguist in formation with a background in arts and literature. Mountain goat on weekends.

Flore Vasseur
Flore Vasseur
Flore Vasseur

I speak, write & film. Formats may change, but not the intent: I work on the end of the world as we know it and what may come next. I questions the power of finance, technology and mediocrity on our lives. I wonder about our consents. MEETING SNOWDEN is my most recent work. I am preparing a book on the life and death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Florence G sell
Florence G sell
Florence G sell

Professor of private law at the University of Lorraine and Sciences Po. Focuses on legal issues raised by technologie (Big Data and blockchain). Also works as a consultant.

Florence Samson
Florence Samson
Florence Samson

A kungfu player, an art lover, and a tea master

Gary Moon
Gary Moon
Gary Moon

Gary is a former technology entrepreneur turned growth stage m&a and capital advisor and investor with a focus on the intersection of technology, media & telecom and the purpose economy (companies that are mission aligned and values oriented).

Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu

I am Kinnernet ‘s photographer :) I am your photographer www.geraldinearesteanu.com

Gerd Buehrig
Gerd Buehrig
Gerd Buehrig

Over 25 years of experience in international media and services business, my core themes have always been leadership, change, creativity and digital transition, now exploring new ventures outside restrictions of corporate environments

Giora Israel
Giora Israel
Giora Israel

Co-founder of Frequency, a company intertwining technology and spirituality, Gio's role is capturing in VR the most significant hidden spiritual teachers on the planet. He travels the world as a DJ, he's a producer, an adventurer and a cultural entrepreneur (the founder of various festival's and the former VP of Midburn, the 3rd largest burning man affiliated event in the world). Gio is happily married to Cellist and musician Hadas Kleinman and lives in between New York and Tel Aviv.

Gregory Pouy
Gregory Pouy
Gregory Pouy

Marketing Artisan in a digital age - Founder @lamercatique, speaker, author, advisor - PODCASTER: #VLAN - Founder of plink.studio

Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen’s privileged position inside powerful, both seasoned and young, innovative and market-leading organisations and networks exposed him to many industry trend and player, and pads his network with a roster of interesting and influential contacts. Guido prefers working in social enterprise environments as that offers the opportunity to put real change into action in a sustainable way whilst creating a solid business. Guido is publisher of i4j (innovation for jobs, Menlo Park), furthermore among other on the supervisory board of World Press Photo, Cinekid, Triodos Cultuurfonds and Schouwburg Amstelveen and Advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. Guido is active as jury /mentor and expert roles for activities and organisations. These activities give Guido the opportunity to have an insight at the frontiers of finance, media and technology developments and to spot new talent

Guillaume Victor-Thomas
Guillaume Victor-Thomas
Guillaume Victor-Thomas

Innovating in neuro-technology, we are gathering artists, neuro-scientists, game designers and psychologists to design the next Digital Therapeutics and support humans in facing the biggest challenges.

Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Cyberpower lecturer at Ecole de Guerre Economique, advisor to PwC, contributor to journal of INSS (Tel Aviv) & fiction writer

Hadas Kleinman
Hadas Kleinman
Hadas Kleinman

An acclaimed Cellist and a successful Israeli singer songwriter. Hadas has been playing from the age of 8, Performing since the age of 19 and been touring around the world with the band she co-founded - ‘Asaf Avidan and the Mojos’. By the the age of 21 she had already performed some of the world's prestigious stages, including Carnegie hall, Cannes festival and China's forbidden city. Hadas escorts Israel top musicians as a singer and a cellist, and Currently working on her 3nd solo album and her international breakthrough. Hadas has performed in theater and movies. The theater show ‘To be Alexander Penn’ was written and inspired by her own personal story. In addition to her musical and acting career, Hadas is a certified Meditation instructor and been leading Meditation retreats around the world. She escorts fellow musicians and artists through creative and inner work processes and overcoming performance and creative barriers.

Hadrien Tang
Hadrien Tang
Hadrien Tang

Student

Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang

Haisong Tang is co-founder of Elite Educational Institute and Managing Director of Technology Reserve China. Haisong’s passion lies in technology and education. In 2013, he started Elite China aiming to grow China’s future leaders and thinkers. He also initiated Technology Reserve to help SMEs to secure technologies transfer from Fortune 100 companies. In 2009 Haisong was responsible for Intellectual Ventures’s Physical Science initiative in China help local inventors develop patents and license in the global market. In 1999 Haisong started his internet venture etang - a platform targeted the young Chinese generation. Haisong joined McKinsey and helped establish McKinsey China office in 1993. Haisong is an active member of China-France Foundation and Young Leaders’ Forum. He teaches “the military, the technology, and the finance” at Fudan Business School. A Shanghai native, Haisong studied Laser Physics at Fudan University and received his MBA degree from Harvard.

Harald Neidhardt
Harald Neidhardt
Harald Neidhardt

Harald is passionate about meaning in technology, the future of exponential technologies and its opportunities for society, brands and entrepreneurs – especially in Europe.  Harald is the Founder of Futur/io – the European Institute for Exponential Technologies & Desirable Futures with campus locations in Berlin, Salzburg, Venice & Paris. For MLOVE Harald created M, the MLOVE Forum, as an inspiring event series that brings together innovation leaders and startups in an inspiring format at amazing locations.

Hedvig Maigre
Hedvig Maigre
Hedvig Maigre

Born and raised in Estonia. Lived in between Paris, New York and tokyo between 1997-2003, studied graphic design in Paris, then shot and directed some short films as well fashion films and a documentary. Raising my daughter in Paris. Currently creating social media content for brands.

Heike Rapp
Heike Rapp
Heike Rapp

Designerly type, well versed in the art of strategery. Currently heading Brand Strategy & Design at Autodesk.

Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre

Founder of 1000 companies; four of my own startups - FashionTech and M&A + nearly thousand of "Panama Papers" companies. Interested in brain hacking to improve the systems thinking.

Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen

As an artist, I love capturing with a few essential lines people' emotions and motions. As a digital person, I love creating smart products for real humans.  

Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers joined LVMH as Group Chief Digital Officer in October 2015. As CDO Ian is responsible for building group-level digital excellence and accelerating digital transformation for LVMH maisons. A graduate in computer science from Indiana University, Ian Rogers started his career in 1993 as webmaster successively for Beastie Boys and at Winamp (sold to AOL in 1999). In 2001 he founded Mediacode, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2003 where he became VP and General Manager, Music. Ian joined Beats Music as CEO in 2013 and Apple as Senior Director after their acquisition of Beats. Ian contributed to the 2015 launch of Apple Music including Beats1, their digital streaming channel.

Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff

Cofounder of digital media Worldcrunch

Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress

I am a documentary photographer and visual storyteller currently working on a photobook. The book is about aging: I question the feeling of having a best -before date. For six years I followed older ladies who had resisted age and associated prejudices and simply remained who they always were. Ladies who dare to live until the very end.

Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke

Primatologist.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Entrepreneur, programmer, social hacker, performer, a clown

Jack Saul
Jack Saul
Jack Saul

Jack Saul, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist and family therapist providing therapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families in Manhattan. His family systems orientation emphasizes a narrative, dialogic, and resilience based approach. Dr. Saul is the director of the International Trauma Studies Program in New York City. As a psychologist he has created a number of psychosocial programs for people facing adversity in New York City and abroad. He is known for his innovative work with families and communities that integrates testimony, healing, media, and the performance arts.

Jean-Pierre Escarfail
Jean-Pierre Escarfail
Jean-Pierre Escarfail

PhD in chemistry, ETH Zürich. G. M. paper production and printing companies Man. Consulting, McKinsey Paris, Groupe Valeur Pr. Assoc. Justice

Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, a veteran technology journalist, has, worked full-time, at various points in her career, for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator (www.innovator.news) a print and digital media about digital transformation owned by Les Echos, the publisher of the largest financial newspaper in France. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and in 2018 was named one of 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France by Forbes Magazine.

Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer

Investor in big ideas with potential for positive impact and exponential growth. Entrepreneur. Thinker. Reader. Long term analysis on AI, New Space and other new deep tech trends.

Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel

Jessica Angel is an architect of spaces and communities interested in alternative modes of living. She is the co-founder of Almost Studio, a design practice in NY and the CEO of the recently acquired Château du Feÿ, where she started a multi-disciplinary art festival called Feÿ. She holds a Master’s degree (M. Arch I) from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Jhilmil Breckenridge
Jhilmil Breckenridge
Jhilmil Breckenridge

Jhilmil Breckenridge is a poet, writer and activist. She is the Founder of Bhor Foundation, a mental health charity. Her areas of work are mental health, domestic violence and trauma. Jhilmil is currently working on a PhD in the UK and her poetry and other writings have been widely published and anthologised. Her debut collection, Reclamation Song, was shortlisted for the prestigious RL Poetry India award in 2017 and will be released later this year. She tweets at jhilmilspirit.

Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
Johannes Müller
Johannes Müller
Johannes Müller

I have the great pleasure to be part of the team organizing DARWIN'S CIRCLE out of Vienna, where we are bringing together decision makers across various industries to discuss the digital future of society.

John Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon

CEO How To Academy. Formerly Co-founder the international forum for debate Intelligence Squared, technology and innovation monitor Contagious, Essay publishing Notting Hill Editions, Travel information Globalista and market Intelligence Xtreme Information.

Jon Levy
Jon Levy
Jon Levy

Mild mannered behavior scientist studying Influence and Adventure, author of The 2 am Principle, and in my free time I run The Influencers Dinner & Miror.

Jon Morris
Jon Morris
Jon Morris

Jon Morris is a conceptual artist; actor, visual artist, director, choreographer, clown. Jon’s work ranges from Le Louvre to Lady Gaga. Recent work; Right Passage, interactive performance installation with 36 performers for 30,000 people, choreographing Nine Inch Nails 2014 Festival Tour, movement directed for David Michalek’s Dries Von Noten Retrospective at Le Louvre; Aurora; Interactive Performance Installation for 2,500 people in Mexico; Reflecting the Stars, recreating the night sky in the Hudson River; Welcome to You, an interactive installation for the New Museum; created Pixel Forest, interactive performance installation for 10,000 at SXSW; numerous other TWF projects. In addition to founding the arts collective, The Windmill Factory, he has directed, performed, and created with Fuerzabruta, Cirque du Soleil, The MET, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theatre, Patrice Chereau, Robert Wilson, Tina Landau, Aszure Barton, Spymonkey, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Ken Roht’s Orphean Circus, Fabulous Monsters, and Jay Scheib. He has been featured in films by Jonathan Dayton and Valari Faris, David Michalek, and Anson Mount. He has also starred in various national commercials and innumerable embarrassing gigs. He is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Tennessee Williams Fellow, 6-time All-American Springboard Diver, and holds a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee. Jon has taught master classes at Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Pace, The University of The South, and Vanderbilt.

Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont

Digital artist, video artist, filmmaker and performer, Judith Darmont pioneers her creativity with digital tools since the early 90s.

Elya Hasson
Elya Hasson
Elya Hasson

A results-oriented conscious business leader with more than 20 years experience in Silicon Valley, US and France. 10 years as a digital Start Up entrepreneur and 10 years working for Fortune 500 companies among these corporations: Carrefour, L’Oréal, Société Générale, and Estee Lauder, where I served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer. I am also Board Member of Science and Non-Duality, and a Kundalini Yoga Meditation teacher. And most of all a blessed mother.

Jurgis Didžiulis
Jurgis Didžiulis
Jurgis Didžiulis

Social Alchemist, Edutainer, Creative Campaigner. Jurgis is hard to pin down with conventional labels. By seamlessly mixing his passion for music and social phenomenon, this Colombian-Lithuanian proves that a performer can do much more than just entertain; he can transform, enlighten and inspire. His colorful background, ranging from Eurovision to EU consultant, allows him to transcend formats effortlessly and connect with audiences in arenas packed with thousands of people, corporate boardrooms, government institutions, and kindergartens alike.

Kat Borlongan
Kat Borlongan
Kat Borlongan

Kat currently leads the French Tech Mission, a government-led taskforce built to bolster the French Tech ecosystem. She is the co-founder of Five by Five, a boutique consultancy that builds innovation teams inside organizations of all stripes.

Kathryn Myronuk
Kathryn Myronuk
Kathryn Myronuk

STEAM-driven synthesist, climate change focus for eco-&-econ systems. Knowledge sommelier, ADA-AI, FutureEarth, Founding team SingularityU

Kendall Ermshar
Kendall Ermshar
Kendall Ermshar

Kendall is passionate about combining comfort, function and community into all of his designs. His sense of space comes from spending much of his free time outdoors, and thinking about how to make every environment feel organic and restorative. For over 10 years he's built relationships with fabricators, artists and clients from California to Australia. Residential and commercial clients include Minted.com and other private referrals. See his work at kendallermshar.io

Kenneth Lacovara
Kenneth Lacovara
Kenneth Lacovara

Kenneth Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than seven T. rex. Through his work, blending exploration with the latest techniques from medicine and engineering, Lacovara portrays dinosaurs as vigorous, competent creatures—the adaptable champions of an age. He has appeared in many television documentaries and his discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine’s 100 Top Science Stories of the year and in Time’s Top Stories of 2014. Lacovara was named by Men’s Journal as one of “The Next Generation of Explorers” and he is an elected fellow of the Explorers Club in New York. Dr. Lacovara is the founder and director of the Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University in New Jersey.

Kim HUYNH-KIEU
Kim HUYNH-KIEU
Kim HUYNH-KIEU

Design Manager at Air Liquide | Design Professor at Mines Telecom Paristech | Designer freelance | Composer | Crosscanal evangelist

Kosta Mogilevych
Kosta Mogilevych
Kosta Mogilevych

Global user acquisition manager at Waze. Previously pastry chef in one of the most innovative Israeli restaurants of all times - Catit by chef Meir Adoni (a bit of a twist). Above all, I am a people's person. I love meeting new people and connecting with them, or connecting them to each other.

Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

Was IT & Innovation director at NY Times International, now breaking, building and creating new business models, services and products, both in media and out of media. The best bit is I get to work with large multinationals and small startups - the whole ecosystem is my playground. I'm also chairwoman of the US board of APOPO HeroRats where we blend the best of nature and tech... We use rats to save lives by detecting land mines, TB and lots more using their amazing sense of smell. @daviskris10

Laetitia Attali
Laetitia Attali
Laetitia Attali

Laetitia creates tailor-made empowerment programs and efficient, impactful visual tools.

Laura O Reilly
Laura O Reilly
Laura O Reilly

Laura is launching New York City's first experiential art & innovation district on Canal Street this summer with 20 retail spaces dedicated to hosting short-term brand pop-ups, startups & tech-based art installations.

Lea Tarnowski
Lea Tarnowski
Lea Tarnowski

Lea is the Co-founder, President & COO of Averon, the world's safest and easiest mobile identity & payment platform.

Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman
Leetha Filderman

Leetha is a strategist intrigued by the power of collaboration as a tool for social change. She serves as the president of the PopTech Institute (www.poptech.org) where she oversees a portfolio focused on the global health, environment, social justice and the future of work. Her tenure at PopTech began with the establishment of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows programs, which are dedicated to identifying and training promising innovators and scientists. Much of PopTech’s work explores the leveraging of technology and other disruptive channels to mitigate challenges confronting humanity. Leetha has a deep and diverse background in strategic development, and has advised and served on the boards of numerous organizations and agencies. She lives on a small farm in Maine.

Lilian Chou
Lilian Chou
Lilian Chou

Big challenges excite me. having worked in Finance, Fashion and Software Technology in pivotal positions with several Fortune 500 companies, I excel where others often fumble, turning around or driving challenging businesses.

Lior Shiff
Lior Shiff
Lior Shiff

Lior Shiff is a serial entrepreneur and an active angel investor. Lior is a co-founder and the CEO of Tripledot Studios, a London based mobile games company. Until December 2015, he was a co-founder and CEO of Product Madness, a leader in the Social Casino games market. Lior spearheaded the company’s revenues growth from $0 to $200m and led a staff of 160 professionals. Lior oversaw the successful sale of the company to Aristocrat at the end of 2012. Prior to establishing Product Madness, Lior worked at McKinsey & Co. and served in various roles in The Israeli NSA. Lior holds a BA degree in Computer Science, Accounting and an additional BA degree in Psychology all from the Tel Aviv University. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn
Louise Kahn

Norwegian born but is living in between Tel Aviv, Israel and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Louise was the lead singer and songwriter of the Israeli electronic act Terry Poison for a decade. The band had several hits on national radio and toured the world. When the band stopped performing, Louise created a web development business that is creating websites and content for hotels, shops and other businesses around the world. Missing the stage-life, Louise is currently working on a new music project with a New York-based producer and hope to be releasing music and video in the next months.

Lucian Tarnowski
Lucian Tarnowski
Lucian Tarnowski

Incentivising communities to transform our world

Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano

Creative Strategist with a 23+ Years Track Record in Digital Innovation.

Manoella Buffara
Manoella Buffara
Manoella Buffara

I’m a chef from Paraná, Brazil. My only "son" is the Manu restaurant in Curitiba, and it is here that I cooks experiments with naturally Brazilian products, mostly from the region of Paraná. My products are carefully selected. Good taste and sophistication are keywords in my productions. The care and handling with the inputs is strict, for me, every detail counts. Urban garden and Manu Buffara Manu Buffara could not resist. Cried Before hundreds of people, when asked to talk about healthy eating, at the lunch that promoted on Sunday (24), in the Horta of Rio Bonito, in Campo de Santana, outskirts of Curitiba. She gets emotional even when she realizes that people around her are aware of what she says, about the best way to eat and enjoy food. And there were hundreds, all from the local community, from active families in the day-to-day community garden there - and a few others who came to see what was happening and stayed there, delighted by the good food and the proposal served. Lunch was her initiative, which dealt with everything from the meat (ribs) donated by organic producers - which she baked from yesterday, in her own restaurant - to the different draft of one of the many artisan producers in the surroundings of the city. He also made the pita bread, which he roasted at one of the barbecue grills installed on the spot. The mayonnaise had the beet root of the own vegetable garden, harvested at the time, as well as all the leaves that composed the salad that accompanied the meat in the bread. The lunch cost R $ 5 per dish, plus the same for the beer and all income was reversed in favor of the Association of Residents of Rio Bonito, which, through its president, Delso Moretti, manages and manages the urban vegetable garden that integrates the program of the Municipal Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of the Municipality of Curitiba. Manu does an admirable job there, as admirable is practically everything that is around him. When the idea of ​​launching the Chef's Horta project came up earlier this year, she was the first to join. More than that: it has practically become the leader of all, to suggest prices, values, form of harvest and other points to be observed. Chef's Vegetable Garden The urban vegetable garden had been around for quite some time, since 2011, Chef began to take over the work in 2013, but in 2016 she started bringing other chefs, cooks to a project drafted by her and the Department of Supply. The production was too large for the small local demand, since the consumption was practically of the relatives and friendly near the hortairs. The idea of ​​joining the production tip with the outlet end, the restaurants, allowed the cooks to approach and practically interact with the producers, suggesting items to be planted and choosing the best time to harvest. Only with the contribution of the chefs in the purchase of the products, the association has already collected enough to guarantee more inputs for new plantations. Except that Manu Buffara could just pop in there, pick up the greens of desire, and leave. But she could not help herself, she wanted more. I wanted to teach the local villager the best way to enjoy every vegetable or vegetable. The stem of it, the leaf of the other, to the flower and the bark of some, why not? Then came the idea of ​​promoting this lunch, which filled with emotion the Sunday in the garden. She and all those present who have felt how passionate she is for what she does and what is not for free the international recognition she has been getting in recent years since her restaurant was elected by two different publications (Quatro Rodas e Prazeres da Mesa ) as the best in Brazil, thereby opening the borders of the world. Manu Buffara is very big, for what he is and for what he does. Unfortunately, it just does not have the proper return in the city where it built all this pillar of success, since 75% of the visitors to its restaurant, the Manu, are customers from other cities. But one day she will certainly still have the same recognition among us. Who cooks with so much feeling and passes so much emotion thus to tell and to teach what it does, always deserves the best. Journalist: Luiz Augusto Xavier Besides being a journalist, he was part of the Chef project in 2016 and 2017, as a volunteer.

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Founder Maslow Capital Partners Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret

Graduate in bussines &international law , I worked for 20 years as an HR VP mainly in Telco & IT and decided to create an craft organic brewery in Burgundy.

Marcia Wieder
Marcia Wieder
Marcia Wieder

As CEO of Dream University and Founder of The Meaning Instituie, Marcia has dedicated her life to visionary thinking with real results. Author of 15 books and assisted 3 US presidents. Lives in Rome.

Maria Sipka
Maria Sipka
Maria Sipka

Recognized as one of the leading women in technology by Forbes, Maria Sipka works closely with Linqia’s brand and agency customers and is one of the industry’s top experts on influencer and content marketing. Prior to founding Linqia, Maria was the founding COO at XING, Europe’s leading business network, where she led XING’s communities and premium group offerings, exiting shortly after its IPO. She also founded the content marketing agency Cherry Communications at age 18 and grew the agency to be one of the most respected consultancies in Australia, with a client list of over 100 brands.

Marian Goodell
Marian Goodell
Marian Goodell

As the organization’s recently named first CEO, Marian oversees Burning Man’s year-round staff of 70+ employees and its annual operating budget of approximately $30 million. Marian first attended Burning Man in 1995, and in 1997 was a co-founder of the management organization that eventually became Black Rock City, LLC, which produces the Burning Man event. Throughout her leadership in the Burning Man organization, she has been the Director of Business and Communications, and also oversaw the Black Rock City Department of Public Works. She has steered the development of the Burning Man Regional Network, which is now on six continents, with more than 250 representatives in 30 countries. Marian is a founding board member of the Burning Man Project, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and Black Rock Solar. She is currently leading the organization’s efforts to facilitate and extend the Burning Man ethos globally. Marian holds a BA in Creative Writing from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and an MFA in photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has worked in sales and public relations, and was a project manager for a software development firm when she first arrived as a participant at Burning Man in 1995.  

Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman

Marius Veltman is a user experience designer and creative technologist from the Netherlands with over fifteen years of expertise in digital product and service design. Marius holds a profound knowledge of what is moving today's digital users. And has a commendable track record working for companies like Google, RedBull, KPMG.

Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon

Marjorie covers innovation at 360 degrees. She dives in the impact of digital on our daily lives and near future, sits with the innovators who are disrupting the industry and make a change on societal issues.

Mark Bregman
Mark Bregman
Mark Bregman

I am a technologist with a long interest in innovation; what it is, how it works, and what it can do for society. I have worked in the tech industry for many years and am now embarking on the next phase of my life. I am exploring ways to apply what I have learned to help entrepreneurs and others.

Mark Curtis
Mark Curtis
Mark Curtis

An American entrepreneur currently based in Paris, France, Mark Curtis works as a speaker, an advisor to tech startups, and a coach for entrepreneurs both in Europe and the US. As one of the industry’s first social media marketers, Mark founded the award-winning agency, enter:newmedia. In 2010, the agency launched Branderati, one of the first social media advocacy platforms to the market. Branderati was acquired by Sprinklr in 2014.

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Mathieu Nouzareth
Mathieu Nouzareth
Mathieu Nouzareth

I am a serial web, mobile and crypto entrepreneur (5 companies in total since 1995). I was born and raised in Paris but have been living in NYC for the past 9 years.

Maurizio Rossi
Maurizio Rossi
Maurizio Rossi

Curiosity driven dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio father of four likes to discover and understand differences of people's lifestyles and their cultures. He's fascinated how technologies impact our day life and what about their influence in the society and cultures, thanks to his dynamic personality he has developed an important network of international connections. Graduated as ship captain afterwards vice champion of offshore powerboat racing, started his entrepreneurial carrier at the Rossi Group the family business mainly involved in the luxury and newspaper publishing businesses. Starting his early experience developing the internationalization of Rossimoda a luxury footwear then serving as vice-president and board member of the Rossi Group. On the early ’90 he founded a specific division of the group focused on action-sport apparel & equipment in charge to develop the international business via partnerships as well licenses of some of the most established brands and companies such as NoFear, Rusty, Spy Optics just to mention a few reaching in 10 years an important size. In between years 2002 and 2004 the acquisition of the footwear branch by the leading luxury holding LVMH as well of the main publishing arm created a major way out of the family from their current businesses, then spending one year to expand Yachtworld.com the leading yachting marketplace throughout the Mediterranean area. On 2005 Maurizio together with his partner Riccardo co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe, with the role of Co-CEO of the listed holding company and focused on international relations. He is also an executive member of the VATC - Vatican Art & Technology Council, chaired by Arianna Huffington a selected group of senior technologists and art experts from Worldwide, and member of KIN the Kellogg Innovation Network a worldwide innovators community related to the Northwestern Kellogg School of Chicago. H-FARM is an innovative platform that supports the creation of new business models, the digital transformation and the training of large international corporations toward the open innovation. Structured as a campus where a young community of over 600 people works and about 300 study H-FARM is worldwide considered as a one-of-a-kind company. H-FARM was the first company in the world to choose a model formed of both incubation and acceleration activities for young businesses and digital transformation services for traditional enterprises. Thanks to the major network of partners and investors established in its first 10 years, every year H-FARM analyzes and evaluates over 1000 projects and selects the best ones to enter different programs every season. An academic study program from the pre- school age till the college and master degrees are part of the H- FARM habit.

Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen

I want to make the world more beautiful, more connected and where ever I can try to support people and projects that do so as well. My background is in branding, marketing, advertising followed by the creation of Wisher.com - a gifting platform and launchpad for brands.

Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda

Entrepreneur, passionate about nutrition and healthy food, I have founded a cold-press juice company in Paris offering 100% organic and vitamin-packed fruit and vegetables juices. I have a keen interest in spirituality and personal growth, spending a lot of my free time searching for what makes an authentic life, and how that relates to my role as an entrepreneur.

Michael Healy
Michael Healy
Michael Healy
Mickey McManus
Mickey McManus
Mickey McManus

Mickey is a research fellow in the Office of the CTO at Autodesk & Senior Advisor to BCG. He co-authored Trillions, holds 10 patents & is considered a pioneer in collaborative innovation, design thinking, education, and pervasive computing.

Miki Chojnacka
Miki Chojnacka
Miki Chojnacka

Creative and Brand executive, Ex-MTV and Person now leading the Creative, Interactive and Content team at Hopster, UK's #1 preschool learning and entertainment app. On a mission to help kids learn through the stories they love.

Mira Awad
Mira Awad
Mira Awad

Palestinian Israeli singer songwriter, actress, TV content creator, creativity and stage performance coach, artist and artivist.

Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management.. Additionally, he is the Alfred P. Sloan screenwriting Professor at the American Film Institute. ​Prior to his academic career, professor Cerf worked as a hacker for nearly a decade, breaking into leading financial and government institutes to test and improve their security. His hacking background has led him to later pursue non-traditional ways to investigate the brain, using methods and techniques that benefit from heavy computational skills and novel research tools. Notably, he has been working with patients undergoing brain-surgery where he studies behavior, emotion, decision making and dreams by directly recording the activity of individual neurons using electrodes implanted in the patients' brain. He holds multiple patents and his work has been published in wide-circulation academic journals such as Nature, as well as popular science journals such as Scientific American Mind, Wired, New Scientist and more. Additionally, his work has been portrayed in numerous media outlets such as Time, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, NPR, MSNBC and dozens of others. He has been featured in venues such as the Venice Art Biennial and China’s Art, Science and Technology conference, and has contributed to magazines such as Forbes, The Atlantic, Inc. and others. Professor Cerf has had short-lived careers as a furniture-designer, a pilot, a radio host, and a filmmaker, and he has served on the boards of pharmaceutical, telecom and fashion companies. He is a multiple-times national story-telling champion (’The Moth’), and his public talks at TED, Google Zeitgeist, PopTech, DLD and others have received millions of views and a large following. In addition to his academic career, professor Cerf is a science consultant for various Hollywood films and TV shows ('Bull', ‘Limitless’, ‘Falling Water’, and more). Recently, he was named one of the "40 leading professors below 40”. Most importantly, he is right handed.

Neil Carty
Neil Carty
Neil Carty

Neil Carty has nearly 20 years of multi-disciplinary media/marketing experience. In his work with CMOs, he combines his knowledge of the emerging technology landscape with methodology that helps brands stay on top and ahead of marketing’s fast evolution. Carty has held roles in communications planning, content marketing, innovation and entertainment marketing. Some of the world’s biggest brands have relied on him for strategic guidance including American Express, Sprint, Unilever, Jaguar, and The Home Depot.

Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino
Nicolas Granatino

Nicolas Granatino started his career in London at J.P. Morgan in investment banking. In 2000 he moved to LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan's e-finance incubator aiming to transform the financial services industry. In 2003, he left J.P. Morgan to pursue cancer research at the University of Oxford. In 2011, he returned to the VC world to invest in early stage tech ventures focusing on media/education and blockchain related technologies by co-founding Andurance Ventures. Since August 2016, he has worked on digital identities as he firmly believes that this regulation will foster the emergence of a new data paradigm and ecosystem for the internet.

Nicole Prause
Nicole Prause
Nicole Prause

Nicole Prause advocates for mental health treatments to have a basis in science, a movement broadly known as "clinical science". As a PhD neuroscientist and licensed psychologist studying human sexual motivation, she specifically focuses on the lack of scientific basis of "sex addiction" and "porn addiction" therapies that shame patients' sexuality.

Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani
Nusrat Durrani

Nusrat Durrani is a pioneering media executive, producer and award-winning creative with over 20 years of experience conceiving and executing transformative, multi-platform content and branded entertainment for both commercial and social impact. He is renowned for his distinctive, cutting-edge creative sensibility, a flair for identifying next generation talent, and the ability to monetize pop culture trends and emerging audiences in television, digital and social media as a respected ‘intrapreneur’ at Viacom.

Olivier Brenet
Olivier Brenet
Olivier Brenet

I'm a doctor and a gardener

Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet

Olivier founded several companies in Asia. Especially in e-commerce and. Communication agency. Interest in luxury fashion design architecture and travels, His last venture is in customized pet food in Japan.

Olivier Delabroy
Olivier Delabroy
Olivier Delabroy

Innovation & Digital transformation leader at Air Liquide, my life is all about friendship, serendipity, cross-fertilization, jazz, the Basque Country and my little girl.

Omer Kalderon
Omer Kalderon
Omer Kalderon

Passionate about experience and building communities. Love telling stories and gather people around meaningful causes.

Oren Yakobovich
Oren Yakobovich
Oren Yakobovich

Oren Yakobovich is a social entrepreneur working at the intersection of human rights and film-making. He is a leading voice on how to use visual information to create sustainable, lasting positive change in areas of conflict. He co-founded Videre in 2008, an NGO equipping oppressed communities with customized technology to uncover information from places where media can't or won't go. Before founding Videre, Oren led the video department at the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. At B’Tselem, he developed ‘Shooting Back,’ a video project that has trained hundreds of citizens in the West Bank that live in the most dangerous places to use cameras to fight for justice.

Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou

Digital fan on an entrepreneurial path by day, synesthetic painter and writer by night

PASCALE GIET
PASCALE GIET
PASCALE GIET

COMMS 1 CSR EVP /BtoB & BtoC international companies: Retail, insurance, media, telecommunications Creation and management of commercial & corporate brands, internal and external digital and collaborative strategies, crisis and transformation program management Sustainable development strategy, Foundation creation, social business development, Open-Innovation program

Patricia Louisor-Brosset
Patricia Louisor-Brosset
Patricia Louisor-Brosset

Fashion designer, DJ, coach, consultant, webzine co-founder, teacher at The School Of Life, curator.

Patrick Albert
Patrick Albert
Patrick Albert

Serial creator of AI R&D centers and startups. - 1985 - Bull Cediag VP R&D: Lisp. Prolog and expert systems tools - 1987 - ILOG, CTO : ww leader in Business Rules and Optimization. Sold to IBM in 2009 - 2011 - IBM France Center for Advanced Studies - 2017 - HUB FranceIA, Waking up France and Europe on IA. Early crypto-economies enthousiast Musician, composer, writer, Chopper pilot and Compostella pilgrim

Perla SERVAN-SCHREIBER
Perla SERVAN-SCHREIBER
Perla SERVAN-SCHREIBER

She was born in Morocco and is 75 years old. She is married to Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber with no children. She is the grandmother of 8 grandchildren. She has worked for 20 years in marketing and advertising for women’s magazines Elle and Marie-Claire. For the next 10 years, she published 3 essays and worked on creating cooking books, her passion. She then went back to working in the press for another 20 years, to revive and manage, with her husband Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, the magazines Psychologies Magazines and then CLES. Today, Perla. Servan-Schreiber created studioperla, a studio that writes inspiring and engaging editorials for brands, companies and other medias. Perla Servan-Schreiber is the author of 6 books of which : - « La féminité, de la liberté au bonheur », Stock 1994 - « Le Bonheur de cuisiner » Editions Lamartinière, 2010 - « Ce que la vie m’a appris » Flammarion 2017 …. And creates innovative videos on Facebook, « la minute Perla », with the team of the very successful mylittleparis on the theme of heritage « ce que la vie m’a appris » [what life taught me].

Peter Hirshberg
Peter Hirshberg
Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg has served as an innovation advisor to cities and companies for over 30 years. Hirshberg started his career at Apple Computer, where he headed Enterprise Marketing and grew Apple's large business and government revenue to $1B annually. Today, Peter serves as Founder of the Maker City (http://makercity.com/) project and Chairman of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (http://grayarea.org/).

Philip Stark
Philip Stark
Philip Stark

Philip B. Stark is Professor of Statistics, Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Director of the Statistical Computing Facility, and Director of Berkeley Open Source Food, all at the University of California, Berkeley. See www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark and forage.berkeley.edu for more.

Philippe Gaillard
Philippe Gaillard
Philippe Gaillard

Philippe is a veteran entrepreneur. Since 2010, he is devoted to accompanying and accelerating cybersecurity startups and leads CyberD.

Philippe Parmenon
Philippe Parmenon
Philippe Parmenon

Senior Banker at Société Générale during the week and gardener at Courterolles over the week-end. We transform this park establishing links between sculptures and a botanique collection, but preserving nature everywhere

Philippe Suchet
Philippe Suchet
Philippe Suchet

Philippe is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. He cofounded and ran a couple of US tech companies, in the marketing automation SaaS and mobile commerce spaces, which were respectively acquired by Acxiom and Connexity (formerly known as Shopzilla). ​ Philippe is an active angel investor in tech startups. He's also a Venture Parter at Spider Capital, an early stage SaaS fund, on the Board of Advisors of numerous companies, and a mentor at various tech accelerators. Lastly, he's a real estate investor/developer mostly in Southern California and in France.

Pierre Bustamante
Pierre Bustamante
Pierre Bustamante

Pierre heads up the Business Development Practice and is the global lead for Insurance Practices. He brings more than 15 years of experience in consulting and insurance and has expertise in Business Development & Risk Management, Innovation & Fintech.

Pierre Orefice
Pierre Orefice
Pierre Orefice

Cofounder and director of "Machines de l'île" (Nantes) and "L'Arbre aux Hérons"

Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi
Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi
Rabin Yaghoubi

Digital operator, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a focus on marketplaces, health, education, media and mobility. Experience ranges from Google and DoubleClick to AI-driven healthcare platform Babylon.

Rachel Donadio
Rachel Donadio
Rachel Donadio

Rachel Donadio joined The Atlantic in the fall of 2017 as a Paris-based staff writer and Europe correspondent, covering politics and culture across the Continent. She previously spent 13 years at The New York Times, including stints as the paper’s European Culture Correspondent, Rome Bureau Chief and a writer and editor at the New York Times Book Review. She grew up in Middlebury, Vermont and is a graduate of Yale University. She's a bit concerned about Europe at the moment—populism, authoritarianism, terrorism, stagnation—and would love to learn about some promising counter-trends!

Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi

Privacy & AI entrepreneur. CEO @ Snips.ai.

Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage is the technical co-founder & CTO of Eventbrite, an angel investor, and a board partnet at Point Nine Capital.

Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux
Richard Menneveux

CEO @Decode Media. FrenchWeb.fr The source for Internet news, startups, and tech trends in France.

Robbie Stamp
Robbie Stamp
Robbie Stamp

Absorbed by telling stories, the nature of human judgment and our emerging relationship with Artificial Intelligence. Have documentary making, feature film and multimedia in my background, a few books about history and the environment. Was lucky to have a company with the late great Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame.

Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott
Robert C Wolcott

Professor of Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern. Managing Partner, Clareo. Co-Founder & Chairman, TWIN Global. Contributor, Forbes.

Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore
Roberto Flore

Working in the field of food innovation, challenging people taste buds, promoting food diversity and cultural difference. Fascinated by technology, art design.

Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ
Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ
Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ

Wine enthusiast, biker, snowboarder, B&W photographer, Jazz & opera amateur. Rest of the time, venture capitalist investing in big ideas with the potential for positive impact & exponential growth.

Romain Serman
Romain Serman
Romain Serman

Former Consul general of France in San Francisco, crossed the Rubicon to join the entrepreneurial community

Ronit Herzfeld
Ronit Herzfeld
Ronit Herzfeld

I am part of a group of people envisioning and co-creating a new level of Integrated Cooperation, one that invites us to show up, design, improvise and learn together. We are asking each other to pause, absorb and internalize the painful reality of how our current siloed and unconscious drives are leading us toward an unsustainable future. We believe this moment is asking something new and outrageous from all of us: to embark on an uncharted path, filled with complex and moving variables, while supporting and caring for each other as we face the emotional, relational, economic, environmental and social challenges we are immersed in. As we remain steadfast, keeping our hearts on our values and our eyes on our vision, every situation, feeling, thought, and action becomes a mutual teaching moment and an integral part of our transformation.

Roy Ramon
Roy Ramon
Roy Ramon

Inventor, creator & investor.

Rupert Schaefer
Rupert Schaefer
Rupert Schaefer

Digital entrepreneur and consultant Co-founder and Managing Partner, Nunatak Group (2010-present) Active seed investor and expert in strategic management

Sara Klaben Avrahami
Sara Klaben Avrahami
Sara Klaben Avrahami

Sara is American who was been living in Tel Aviv for the past 8 years. She's currently working on a new entrepreneurial venture and has nomadic tendencies.

Scott Goodstein
Scott Goodstein
Scott Goodstein

Scott Goodstein, the founder and CEO of Revolution Messaging, has pioneered digital strategy and technology for the left’s top political campaigns and for progressive causes around the world. Goodstein’s firm helped Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign shatter all expectations to raise $220 million online, achieving new records in grassroots fundraising and young voter support. Revolution Messaging led Sanders’ online fundraising, digital advertising, email, website, mobile, video, photography, social media graphics and more. In 2008, Scott was External Online Director for Obama for America, creating the campaign’s groundbreaking social networking, mobile and lifestyle marketing strategies for what was widely seen as the biggest, most effective grassroots organizing campaign of modern times and a watershed moment for the use of digital technology in politics. Prior to his work for Obama, Scott worked for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and managed over a dozen political campaigns. He co-founded Punkvoter.com and Rock Against Bush in 2004 which became a $4 million young voter mobilization effort. Most recently, Goodstein and his firm have built two new services to make progressive activism easier in the age of President Trump. WhiteHouseInc.org and DailyAction.org have connected over a million calls in protest of Trump policies. Under his leadership, Revolution Messaging was also recently awarded Digital Agency of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants and Best Global Presidential Campaign by the European Association of Political Consultants. Goodstein has assisted national political campaign efforts in Aruba, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. He has given presentations at Columbia University, American University, George Washington University and Georgetown University. He has also been a featured panelist at South By SouthWest, PopTech, Brookings Institute, the Milken Institute and Personal Democracy Forum and sits on the advisory boards of The Arena Summit and Poptech.

Shahar Graff
Shahar Graff
Shahar Graff

Project Manager for the startup ecosystem, focusing on education in tech, startups and venture capital.

Sofia Laurell
Sofia Laurell
Sofia Laurell

Sofia Laurell Co-Founder, Nostalgic Sofia is Co-Founder of Nostalgic, the new voice of millennial parenting. Before founding Nostalgic, she ran PR and marketing at Ascend Foundation helping elevate women and minorities onto U.S. corporate boards. Sofia is a public relations, branding and marketing veteran with vast PR, integrated marketing, and events management experience. Sofia is originally from Helsinki, Finland and lived in London for 6+ years before relocating to New York in 2010. Sofia graduated with a B.Sc. in Media and Communication Studies (minor in Political Science) from the University of Helsinki and a M.Sc. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication from New York University. She’s an expert on saunas.

Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire

Award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and filmmaker, whose charities have empowered over 35,000 young men and women in conflict zones through access to education and enterprise opportunity. Currently establishing a new venture capital impact fund - Gender Equity Development Investments - to create shared value and harness the power of the private sector to accelerate the sustainable development goals.

Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer

​​Sten-Kristian is Estonia / Japan based audiovisual media innovation and policy strategist, audiovisual producer, and content & technology entrepreneur focusing on bridging Asia with Europe. He is the founder of Storytek Creative Accelerator - bringing together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of hand-picked tech entrepreneurs and content creators.

Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras
Stephan-Eloïse Gras

#Research #Digitalethics #Africa #SouthCentral #music and #bits lover

Stéphane Barbot-Maire
Stéphane Barbot-Maire
Stéphane Barbot-Maire

"I throw people and ideas on stage"... Stephane works as Editorial Director & Event Architect with corporations, startups, government entities or NGO's to create content and advise on communication and events deployment. His portfolio includes clients such as VivaTechnology or Les Napoleons to name a few as well as Media Agencies or Corporates. Prior to this, he was part of Smadja & Associates, an advisory firm founded by former MD of the World Economic Forum. Based between Geneva and Paris and working around the globe, Stephane was a pro skier and is always ready for a new adventure. @sbmiam

Stéphane Eyraud
Stéphane Eyraud
Stéphane Eyraud

Stéphane is a senior Partner and founder of CH&Cie, a management consulting firm dedicated to financial services (www.chappuishalder.com). He has launched two years ago with his partners a website dedicated to Fintech : www.fintank.net His key expertise is based on international projects on technical issues for which his drive, political ability and masterly knowledge help clients to achieve their objectives. He is more specifically skilled in Capital Market, Innovation and Growth Strategy. After a first experience within BNP Paribas, he joined Price Waterhouse Coopers where he was in charge of capital market practice. After seven years in PwC, he has decided to found CH&Cie, a consulting boutique (200 consultants, 32 million euros turn over in seven countries) with a very comprehensive international footprint (London, Geneva, New York, Montreal, Paris Hong Kong and Singapore). After spending three years in Hong Kong, now based in London, he is managing at a global level the international development of the firm. He is also CEO of Chappuis Halder.

Steve Monaghan
Steve Monaghan
Steve Monaghan

Steve Monaghan is Chairman and CEO of GenLife, a Limited Partner and investment committee member in True Global Ventures, Vice Chairman of Borderless Healthcare Mobile China, Co-Chairman of HK HealthTech Association, Vice Chairman of the HK Israel Trade Association, a Board Member of Pulse Global and a private investor in Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Fintech and ICO's.

Swan Sit
Swan Sit
Swan Sit

Digital. Storytelling. Innovation. Food. Travel. Kindness. Swan Sit is the VP of Global Digital Marketing at Nike. She has spent the past decade transforming legacy companies into the digital age. As the head of digital at Revlon, Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder, Swan was passionate not only about modernizing brands but also using digital to democratize beauty beyond traditional norms to include any size, shape, color or orientation. Her work with unexpected influencers (including Chelsea Handler, Iris Apfel and Gigi Gorgeous) and successful business turnarounds won her the Glossy Awards, CGT Visionary, Brand Innovators 40 under 40 and Marketing Woman to Watch. Previously, Swan was a consultant at Bain and graduated with BA in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from Columbia. Swan advises startups and sits on the boards of a variety of industry and philanthropic organizations including a space think tank. Having traveled to 75 countries, her favorites include Antarctica, North Korea, Mongolia, Rwanda, Bhutan, Myanmar and climbing Kilimanjaro.

Tali Orad
Tali Orad
Tali Orad

Tali brings things to life, literally and figuratively from founding a startup to saving the lives of a dying child. She is an entrepreneur, engineer, Thrive guest contributor and a thought leader on the topic of balancing screen time and the future of education in this technology era, trying to make a difference in children and families’ life one step at a time

Tamas David-Barrett
Tamas David-Barrett
Tamas David-Barrett

Juggler of theories and gambler of words. Will sit nicely and roll over for bubbly.

Tariq KRIM
Tariq KRIM
Tariq KRIM

Tariq KRIM is a tech entrepreneur and philosopher based in Paris with strong interest in art and social changes. As the founder of dissident.ai, he is also one of the main advocates of the Slow Web Movement A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Tariq has a passion for building highly disruptive consumer products. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Jolicloud, a pioneer in personal cloud computing. Prior to Jolicloud, Tariq founded Netvibes, the personal startpage used by millions of people around the world. Tariq was also an advisor on technology to the French Government. A thought leader and regular speaker at global technology and media conferences, he was recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s “Top Innovators Under 35” (2007), by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2008), and was honored by the President of France as “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.” As a former journalist, Tariq has been a keen observer of the Web since its genesis. He graduated from University Paris VII Jussieu, ENST (Telecom ParisTech) and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Tia Kansara
Tia Kansara
Tia Kansara

Tia is an award-winning entrepreneur moderator, lecturer and author. She is the founder and director of Kansara Hackney Ltd. (KH), the first ISO quality-controlled sustainable lifestyle consultancy in the UK. Tia did her Ph.D. at the Bartlett, University College London on designing future cities and energy evaluation in the Gulf. Since then she has published several papers and has been invited to advise on sustainable cities with governments and the private sector as well as keynote speeches at conferences around the world, such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, BioTrade Initiative on sustainability. Her recent work involves providing city governments with her concept of Replenish, a per capita assessment of ecosystem services and publishing her book, Replenish.

Tobias Koedel
Tobias Koedel
Tobias Koedel

Tobias is Head of Leadership 2020. He leads the company-wide initiative to change leadership and corporate culture at Daimler AG.

Tomiko Newson
Tomiko Newson
Tomiko Newson

Tomiko is a freelance documentary filmmaker with over 8 years experience making films for the BBC, Panorama, HBO, C4 and Adam Curtis. Her work has taken her to over 67 countries and she's made documentaries on terrorism, Big Pharma, News International, human rights abuses, refugee migration and most recently for a BBC documentary she spent a year travelling across America following people who voted for Trump to understand why they voted for him see what they made of his first year.

Tony Verb
Tony Verb
Tony Verb

Serial entrepreneur, innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong. Working on four major projects currently: 1) GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors: an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialized on modern urban development and smart cities, focusing on the Greater Bay Area, the biggest megacity in the world in Southern China. 2) Decentralized Institute: with the mission to demystify and apply decentralization, we've launched an education and training platform for that in Asia and preparing to roll out to different cities. 3) D Colony: a world within a world, a new social network to connect people around ideas, projects, values. It's for the connections we already have, but the connections we should have. 4) DreamON: a docu-reality to make the dream of underprivileged people come true and to highlight pressing social causes. I am a proud member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.

Tracey Grose
Tracey Grose
Tracey Grose

Curious about the next curve! Focused on technology-driven economic, market and social change, Tracey helps leaders best leverage change for positive impact.

Todd Porter
Todd Porter
Todd Porter

Tokyo based impact ecosystem builder, including www.edgeof.co and www.boma.global -- love exploring, cross-fertilizing and supporting the forward edge of almost anything that is a core passion/mission of wow people...

Ximena Katz
Ximena Katz
Ximena Katz

Medical doctor specialised in paediatric ophthalmology, member of the Science and Evolution Foundation and the Human Evolution and Behaviour Society

Yael Azoulay
Yael Azoulay
Yael Azoulay

Taking time, making sense, with smile and optimism, what ever what.

Yann Boissière
Yann Boissière
Yann Boissière

Rabbin au MJLF (Mouvement Juif Libéral de France), Yann Boissière a traduit et écrits plusieurs ouvrages dans le domaine du judaïsme et de la philosophie. Son dernier ouvrage : "Eloge de la Loi" (Editions du Cerf, 2017). Après avoir organisé « Les Voix de la Paix », journée inter-convictionnelle qui a réuni, en 2016, toutes les religions et des voix non-religieuses à la Mairie de Paris, il préside aujourd’hui l’association du même nom qui décline ses valeurs sur le terrain.

Yaron Schrotter
Yaron Schrotter
Yaron Schrotter

In the recent decade i have been either serving as the economic representative of Israel in European countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, and now France, or5 negotiating free trade agreements at the WTO. Today, living in Paris, I am a facilitator, creating platforms that allow business people from Israel to meet their French counterparts, and in particular Israeli startups to meet the big companies of France. Before that i was a classical music critic, a long time student of History, and always an avid Jerusalemite.

Yarrow Kraner
Yarrow Kraner
Yarrow Kraner

Founder of: HATCH, connecting people to resources & a global network to activate solutions H360.ai platform to activate network of networks

Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi
Zahra Hassan
Zahra Hassan
Zahra Hassan

Zahra is an investor in and Financial Advisor to businesses, leveraging her background in growth equity and understanding of downstream (financial and strategic) to help companies build out their organic and inorganic growth plans. Zahra partners with companies to help them understand and evaluate their growth opportunities (organic and inorganic). She helps young companies use financial analysis and a cross-discipline framework to gauge feasibility and return of their options, as well as assists with structuring and negotiation. At 500, Zahra is responsible for portfolio management as well as sourcing (and investing in!) companies across sectors. Zahra comes to early stage investing with a background of working closely with digital media and consumer internet businesses on transactions, as well as their broader strategic goals. Over the last decade, Zahra has engaged with companies as an advisor and an investor. Zahra has worked on 35+ transactions, since she started her career at UBS, across capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked on transactions such as Spotify’s fundraisings, Supercell’s secondary financing and subsequent sale to SoftBank and Shutl’s sale to eBay. Zahra has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Finance (Corporate Finance Specialization) from London Business School.

Adriana Vecchioli
Adriana Vecchioli
Adriana Vecchioli

Artist, VR / AR hacker & actress
Founder & cto of http://visceral.tech

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Afton Halloran has been working in the realm of food and sustainability for over 12 years. She has a PhD in Paediatric and International Nutrition with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a freelance consultant and has been working on projects for governmental and international organizations. She is the author of three books on food policy and future foods. Afton is also a member of the Judging Panel of the World Restaurant Awards and Board Member of FunkisFabriken Centre for Research in Sustainability. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Afton has been calling Copenhagen her home for over 9 years.

Alain Courbon
Alain Courbon
Alain Courbon

Strategy, Innovation and Business Development Director of Reed MIDEM, organiser of international conferences and trade shows in the TV (MIP brand), Music (Midem) and real estate (MIPIM, MAPIC brands) industries. Passionate about kitesurfing, running, meditation, psychology and tech !

Alexandre Terrien
Alexandre Terrien
Alexandre Terrien

Co-founder Future Positive Capital, Co-founder of Kukua (edtech), Harvard & Singularity U. grad

Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Alice Goldberg
Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger
Amiram Giniger

Amiram Ben Ginigr, serves as one of the Chief Executive Officer of Taya Investment Co. Ltd. and Taya Communication Ltd. (Taya Media) and one of the Owners of those companies. Mr. Giniger attended the Executive Program of Harvard Business School and upon his return to Israel in 1992 he gave up practicing law to establish Taya Communications, which invests in media and technology companies. Among Taya Media's largest holding is United Studios of Israel, a leading TV production and facilities company. United Studios produced over 10'000 of television and has 8 studios.

Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir

Loves Food & Wine Acquired Over 1 Billion Users 4 Exits  - Over $2 Billion

Anna Rotkirch
Anna Rotkirch
Anna Rotkirch

Social scientist interested in how evolutionary processes shape contemporary lives. Couples, families, fertility behaviour including "baby fever". Also science journalist and non-fiction writer.

Anne-Claire Le Conte
Anne-Claire Le Conte
Anne-Claire Le Conte

Anne-Claire Le Conte worked ten years in the movie industry for Pathé Distribution and The Walt Disney Company France. Also screenwriter, she founded in 2017 The Awesome Company, a marketing and communication agency through which she intervenes as a consultant and script doctor.

Anne-Maria Korpi
Anne-Maria Korpi
Anne-Maria Korpi

Founder and director of Syntopik Research, think tank for artist and scientists with the objective of a new paradigm in research and research methodology, transcending disciplines: www.syntopik.org

Anne-Sophie Frenove
Anne-Sophie Frenove
Anne-Sophie Frenove

EMEA Business Development @Airbnb. Interested in #Tech #Web #GrowthHacking I like #DisruptiveBusinessModels #EntrepreneurStories

Arno Schäfer
Arno Schäfer
Arno Schäfer

After many years in advertising technology, I´m now trying to make a difference in renewable energy

Aymeril Hoang
Aymeril Hoang
Aymeril Hoang

Obsessed by the need for individual and collective resilience in a word increasingly uncertain and complex. Very optimistic on the promises of digital transition to solve human problems.

Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about nature, science and space. She is currently founder and CEO at Interstellar Lab whose mission is to design and build bioregenerative habitats for humans to live sustainably on any planet.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of L'ADN, a media (print and web) that talks about digital culture and innovation.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Visionary technologist and business growth CEO (AI, mobile). Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Qipit, Realeyes3D.

Bertier Luyt
Bertier Luyt
Bertier Luyt

Father, Maker, Entrepreneur

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Co-Founder & Co-CEO TinyOrganics, a baby data platform all around personalized nutrition and serving up the healthiest, science backed foods on the market for your little one. Previously Founder of pet wearables company, WonderWoof. Forbes 30 under 30, BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Spoken at CES, WEF, Google. Ex Mattel, Hasbro, MindCandy (Moshi Monsters). Likes to make things, knit things & solve things.

Bruce Hood
Bruce Hood
Bruce Hood

Currently Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Bristol. Previously Assoc Prof. Hard and Visiting Prof at MIT. Author, entrepreneur and tv presenter

Camille Pène
Camille Pène
Camille Pène

After 4 years of running Futur.e.s Festivals, I am now Director of communities at Cap Digital, the leading digital cluster in Europe based in Paris. I have a passion for all transformative and ground-breaking experimentations which led me from the contemporary art world to the digital innovation scene. I love to lead projects that bring collaborative dynamics and foster dialogue between art and industry, tradition and modernity, research and market. I love to engage communities of creators, entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy-makers and corporates through platforms and events that provide visibility and support to start-up and creative projects.

Carole Zibi
Carole Zibi
Carole Zibi

Content curator and Product Innovation at LinkedIn. Associate Professor in Marketing at Sciences Po Paris. Shakshuka and Stevie Wonder expert.

Cecile Moulard
Cecile Moulard
Cecile Moulard

Busy changing the world #WomeninTech #techforgood #localcommunities #startup #AlgorithmDiscrimination #civictech @siliconbeach #AI #womendriven @mixrsocial  

Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon

Previously editor-in-chief at Figaro Digital and director of Madame Figaro.fr, now founder and general manager at Media Maker. My 20 years of experience in the field, as a great reporter and then successful media launches have enabled me to launch an incubator for editorial and technological innovation. The objective of Media Maker, in cooperation with the ESSEC Business School, is to provide this expertise to start-ups and large organizations seeking to evolve, to adapt in our ever-changing world. My role is to discover new talents, new technologies and techniques and use them to solve problems or turn great ideas into reality. I also created a free journalism school, the School Media Maker, to promote diversity in the media and to bring out the talents of tomorrow

Charles Liebert
Charles Liebert
Charles Liebert

Innovation Strategist - #Marketing #Digital #OpenInnovation #Engagement #IoT #Digitail

Charlotte de Broglie
Charlotte de Broglie
Charlotte de Broglie

CEO & Founder For The Future @FTF_io, President AdaWeek @AdaWeek, Digital Expert, WomeninSTEM advocate

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Psychotherapist, professor, social entrepreneur in NYC

Christophe Pouget
Christophe Pouget
Christophe Pouget

Artist photograph and photograph of portraits and reportage. People are in the center of my priorities.

Clara BASTID
Clara BASTID
Clara BASTID

Passionate about photography and innovation, work at LUMA in Arles, a booming institution.

Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal
Daniel Seal

Passionate about all things digital, love Negronis, Burning Man, Skiing & Scuba Diving!

David Bikard
David Bikard
David Bikard

Synthetic Biology and CRISPR, Pasteurien, Co-founder Eligo Bioscience

David Rowan
David Rowan
David Rowan

Founding editor, WIRED (UK); storyteller, writer, asker of questions; organiser of networking adventure weekends in far-away magical places.

Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha
Debu Purkayastha

Debu Purkayastha is the Managing Partner of 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing globally in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.

Delphine Asseraf
Delphine Asseraf
Delphine Asseraf

Raveneous reader and geek woman / love meeting and sharing with new people

Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva

Co Founder of FIND.fashion - Revolutionising Fashion Discovery. Founding team @ Fits.me Rakuten & Retail Recharged; Senior positions @STYLEBOP, Poq Commerce Free spirit dancer

Dov Alfon
Dov Alfon
Dov Alfon

Author ("Unit 8200"), journalist (Haaretz), contrarian (too many examples to list)

Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton
Elisabeth Fullerton

Elisabeth Fullerton is an angel investor, mentor, entrepreneur and philanthropist for her family office and foundation.

Elliott Barnes
Elliott Barnes
Elliott Barnes
Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet

Student @Ecole 42UWC graduate, Student at school 42

Evangelos Papathanassiou
Evangelos Papathanassiou
Evangelos Papathanassiou

Digital strategist with focus on media and sports, freelancing as "Technology is our friend" and co-founder of Mataracan Sports Marketing.

Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta
Fabrice Cavarretta

Fabrice Cavarretta is a Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School where he studies managerial paradigms, in particular in leadership and entrepreneurship contexts.

Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué

Havas

Georges de la Ville Baugé
Georges de la Ville Baugé
Georges de la Ville Baugé

Developper architect founder director founder cdo cdo founder

Georgina Johnston-Watt
Georgina Johnston-Watt
Georgina Johnston-Watt

Currently an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford reading French. Interested in fashion

Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu
Géraldine Aresteanu

I am Kinnernet ‘s photographer :) I am your photographer www.geraldinearesteanu.com

Grégoire Ducret
Grégoire Ducret
Grégoire Ducret

Tech, Data and mostly HR for social impact. CIO at the French Red Cross

Gregory Blatt
Gregory Blatt
Gregory Blatt

Solar Impulse Managing Director

Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen
Guido van Nispen

Guido van Nispen’s privileged position inside powerful, both seasoned and young, innovative and market-leading organisations and networks exposed him to many industry trend and player, and pads his network with a roster of interesting and influential contacts. Guido prefers working in social enterprise environments as that offers the opportunity to put real change into action in a sustainable way whilst creating a solid business. Guido is publisher of i4j (innovation for jobs, Menlo Park), furthermore among other on the supervisory board of World Press Photo, Cinekid, Triodos Cultuurfonds and Schouwburg Amstelveen and Advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. Guido is active as jury /mentor and expert roles for activities and organisations. These activities give Guido the opportunity to have an insight at the frontiers of finance, media and technology developments and to spot new talent

Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein
Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Cyberpower lecturer at Ecole de Guerre Economique, advisor to PwC, contributor to journal of INSS (Tel Aviv) & fiction writer

Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang
Haisong Tang

Haisong Tang is co-founder of Elite Educational Institute and Managing Director of Technology Reserve China. Haisong’s passion lies in technology and education. In 2013, he started Elite China aiming to grow China’s future leaders and thinkers. He also initiated Technology Reserve to help SMEs to secure technologies transfer from Fortune 100 companies. In 2009 Haisong was responsible for Intellectual Ventures’s Physical Science initiative in China help local inventors develop patents and license in the global market. In 1999 Haisong started his internet venture etang - a platform targeted the young Chinese generation. Haisong joined McKinsey and helped establish McKinsey China office in 1993. Haisong is an active member of China-France Foundation and Young Leaders’ Forum. He teaches “the military, the technology, and the finance” at Fudan Business School. A Shanghai native, Haisong studied Laser Physics at Fudan University and received his MBA degree from Harvard.

Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre
Heikki Haldre

Founder of 1000 companies; four of my own startups - FashionTech and M&A + nearly thousand of "Panama Papers" companies. Interested in brain hacking to improve the systems thinking.

Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen
Hélène Fromen

As an artist, I love capturing with a few essential lines people' emotions and motions. As a digital person, I love creating smart products for real humans.  

Hélène Guillemin
Hélène Guillemin
Hélène Guillemin
Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers joined LVMH as Group Chief Digital Officer in October 2015. As CDO Ian is responsible for building group-level digital excellence and accelerating digital transformation for LVMH maisons. A graduate in computer science from Indiana University, Ian Rogers started his career in 1993 as webmaster successively for Beastie Boys and at Winamp (sold to AOL in 1999). In 2001 he founded Mediacode, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2003 where he became VP and General Manager, Music. Ian joined Beats Music as CEO in 2013 and Apple as Senior Director after their acquisition of Beats. Ian contributed to the 2015 launch of Apple Music including Beats1, their digital streaming channel.

Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff

Cofounder of digital media Worldcrunch

Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress
Irene van Nispen-Kress

I am a documentary photographer and visual storyteller currently working on a photobook. The book is about aging: I question the feeling of having a best -before date. For six years I followed older ladies who had resisted age and associated prejudices and simply remained who they always were. Ladies who dare to live until the very end.

Jean Rognetta
Jean Rognetta
Jean Rognetta

Directeur de la rédaction de Forbes France, Jean Rognetta est président de PMEfinance. Créé en 2010, ce « laboratoire d’idées pragmatiques » consacré au financement des entreprises est notamment à l’origine du PEA-PME, mais aussi de plusieurs autres mesures économiques, comme la faculté d’amortir le corporate venture et, pour une large part, la libéralisation du crowdfunding en France. Ses clubs Europe Entrepreneurs sont présents dans plusieurs régions françaises ainsi qu’à l’international. Ancien délégué général de l’association CroissancePlus, Jean continue avec Forbes une carrière de journaliste commencée en 1997 au sein du groupe Vivendi, comme responsable des lettres @Jour, avec un rôle d’observateur privilégié du début de la révolution numérique. De 2000 à 2016 il a ensuite collaboré régulièrement au groupe Les Echos, en gardant son orientation vers les technologies mais en se spécialisant dans le financement de l’innovation et des entreprises sur Capital Finance. Binational franco-italien, économiste de formation, Jean a co-écrit plusieurs livres, dont récemment La République des Réseaux (Fayard).

The editorial director of Forbes France Jean Rognetta is the founder and president of the primary French think tank on the financing of independent businesses, SMEfinance.fr/. Its Europe Entrepreneurs clubs are active in various countries, including the US and China. Also a former General Delegate of CroissancePlus, an entrepreneurs group in Paris, Jean started his career in journalism in 1997 with Vivendi, as the editor of the professional letters @Jour. From 2000 to 2016 he wrote for Les Echos and Capital Finance, respectively France’s leading financial daily and private equity newsletter. An early observer and analyst of the digital revolution, he has written or co-authored several books, most recently La République des Réseaux (Fayard).

Jennifer Dungs
Jennifer Dungs
Jennifer Dungs

Jennifer Dungs is working to create the digital lifestyle in and around premium mobility at Porsche Digital. Porsche Digital is embracing digital technologies to enable asset light and scalable business models that are exciting, aspirational, and intelligent along our customers journeys. She has worked over 16 years in the automotive industry, previously 10 years in Detroit at Ford Motor Company focusing on energy efficiency, air quality, and sustainability topics. She moved to Germany in 2010, working at BMW in Munich for research and development, and more recently as the Institute Director at Fraunhofer for mobility and smart cities. Dr. Dungs has both a M.S. Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. Chemistry. She is a global speaker on the topics of future mobility and smart cities and is passionate about playing a role in the revolution of the automotive industry. She is curious, spontaneous, and invested in learning, growing and changing. She enjoys skiing, biking, golfing and traveling.

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Jennifer Johnston-Watt

PR professional, film lover, aspiring author.

Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker
Jennifer Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, a veteran technology journalist, has, worked full-time, at various points in her career, for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator (www.innovator.news) a print and digital media about digital transformation owned by Les Echos, the publisher of the largest financial newspaper in France. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and in 2018 was named one of 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France by Forbes Magazine.

Jérôme Cohen
Jérôme Cohen
Jérôme Cohen

Social and cultural innovation -passionate with art and creation Before : Manager www.womens-forum.com, Co-founder : Young Mediterranean Leaders, Warner, Imagination Factory Now : Founder www.engage.world : stage direction and singing : www.pointdebascule.org  and some other things... Make Desirable Futures Happen

Jérôme Toucheboeuf
Jérôme Toucheboeuf
Jérôme Toucheboeuf

Âgé de 46 ans, Jérôme Toucheboeuf a débuté sa carrière en 1990 dans les filiales marketing du groupe Publicis en tant que directeur conseil et directeur du développement. Il a participé à la création de plusieurs agences digitales, Publicis Technology en 1995, Ogilvy Interactive en 1997. En 1998, avec 6 autres associés, il fonde FullSIX qui deviendra un groupe de communication digitale international de 900 collaborateurs avec 20 agences dans 10 pays, qui opère dans les métiers du web, des médias, de la publicité, de la data, et du développement informatique. En 2009, il crée et dirige le département des opérations du groupe au poste de Chief Operating Officer. En 2011, en tant que directeur général du groupe il lance l’activité Retail de FullSIX. Par ailleurs, entre 2009 et 2013, il a été élu à 2 reprises président de la délégation Customer Marketing de l’AACC (Association des Agences Conseil en Communication). Depuis septembre 2014, il est Directeur Général de Mediapost Communication filiale média et data au sein de la branche Numérique du groupe La Poste. Il préside les 7 entités de Mediapost Communication (Mediaprism, Mediapost Publicité, Cabstan, SDS, Vertical mail, et Adverline). Depuis juillet 2014 il est aussi Directeur de l’innovation de la Branche Numérique du groupe La Poste.

Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer

Investor in big ideas with potential for positive impact and exponential growth. Entrepreneur. Thinker. Reader. Long term analysis on AI, New Space and other new deep tech trends.

Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
Joanna Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon
John Gordon

CEO How To Academy. Formerly Co-founder the international forum for debate Intelligence Squared, technology and innovation monitor Contagious, Essay publishing Notting Hill Editions, Travel information Globalista and market Intelligence Xtreme Information.

Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont
Judith Darmont

Digital artist, video artist, filmmaker and performer, Judith Darmont pioneers her creativity with digital tools since the early 90s.

Elya Hasson
Elya Hasson
Elya Hasson

A results-oriented conscious business leader with more than 20 years experience in Silicon Valley, US and France. 10 years as a digital Start Up entrepreneur and 10 years working for Fortune 500 companies among these corporations: Carrefour, L’Oréal, Société Générale, and Estee Lauder, where I served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer. I am also Board Member of Science and Non-Duality, and a Kundalini Yoga Meditation teacher. And most of all a blessed mother.

Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

Was IT & Innovation director at NY Times International, now breaking, building and creating new business models, services and products, both in media and out of media. The best bit is I get to work with large multinationals and small startups - the whole ecosystem is my playground. I'm also chairwoman of the US board of APOPO HeroRats where we blend the best of nature and tech... We use rats to save lives by detecting land mines, TB and lots more using their amazing sense of smell. @daviskris10

Laura Edwards
Laura Edwards
Laura Edwards

Media and clean tech, passionate about big open data and accelerators

Limor Schweitzer
Limor Schweitzer
Limor Schweitzer

Robots and software to control them all

Lubomira Rochet
Lubomira Rochet
Lubomira Rochet

L'Oréal

Luisa Munaretto
Luisa Munaretto
Luisa Munaretto

Innovator in India Market making impacting investments in lifestyle and digital markets, inclusive capitalism is the driver of my approach

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Founder Maslow Capital Partners Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marion Bergeret
Marion Bergeret
Marion Bergeret

Spent the past four years as a tech, privacy, and regulatory lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, Oxford, Berkeley and Assas Grad, next project: Le Wagon 2018.

Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman
Marius Veltman

Marius Veltman is a user experience designer and creative technologist from the Netherlands with over fifteen years of expertise in digital product and service design. Marius holds a profound knowledge of what is moving today's digital users. And has a commendable track record working for companies like Google, RedBull, KPMG.

Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon
Marjorie Paillon

Marjorie covers innovation at 360 degrees. She dives in the impact of digital on our daily lives and near future, sits with the innovators who are disrupting the industry and make a change on societal issues.

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Martine Bizouard
Martine Bizouard
Martine Bizouard

Humanity is my drive. Curiosity is my process. I devote my job to make organizations better hoping it'll help make the world a better place

Maurizio Rossi
Maurizio Rossi
Maurizio Rossi

Curiosity driven dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio father of four likes to discover and understand differences of people's lifestyles and their cultures. He's fascinated how technologies impact our day life and what about their influence in the society and cultures, thanks to his dynamic personality he has developed an important network of international connections. Graduated as ship captain afterwards vice champion of offshore powerboat racing, started his entrepreneurial carrier at the Rossi Group the family business mainly involved in the luxury and newspaper publishing businesses. Starting his early experience developing the internationalization of Rossimoda a luxury footwear then serving as vice-president and board member of the Rossi Group. On the early ’90 he founded a specific division of the group focused on action-sport apparel & equipment in charge to develop the international business via partnerships as well licenses of some of the most established brands and companies such as NoFear, Rusty, Spy Optics just to mention a few reaching in 10 years an important size. In between years 2002 and 2004 the acquisition of the footwear branch by the leading luxury holding LVMH as well of the main publishing arm created a major way out of the family from their current businesses, then spending one year to expand Yachtworld.com the leading yachting marketplace throughout the Mediterranean area. On 2005 Maurizio together with his partner Riccardo co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe, with the role of Co-CEO of the listed holding company and focused on international relations. He is also an executive member of the VATC - Vatican Art & Technology Council, chaired by Arianna Huffington a selected group of senior technologists and art experts from Worldwide, and member of KIN the Kellogg Innovation Network a worldwide innovators community related to the Northwestern Kellogg School of Chicago. H-FARM is an innovative platform that supports the creation of new business models, the digital transformation and the training of large international corporations toward the open innovation. Structured as a campus where a young community of over 600 people works and about 300 study H-FARM is worldwide considered as a one-of-a-kind company. H-FARM was the first company in the world to choose a model formed of both incubation and acceleration activities for young businesses and digital transformation services for traditional enterprises. Thanks to the major network of partners and investors established in its first 10 years, every year H-FARM analyzes and evaluates over 1000 projects and selects the best ones to enter different programs every season. An academic study program from the pre- school age till the college and master degrees are part of the H- FARM habit.