About

banne_about The 2018 edition will take place on June 21, 22, 23 and 24. 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. Use the code name Kinnernet when calling one of the following hotels (paiement in advance)

HOTELS – Walking distance from Kinnernet Europe Event Location

Hôtel Avallon Vauban  ***  +33 3 86 34 36 99 / contact@avallonvaubanhotel.com

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

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

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

Hôtel les Capucins  +33 3 86 34 06 52

CHAMBRES D HOTES  – Walking distance

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

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

Lucet Hancke   +33 3 86 34 22 48 – lucet.hancke@wanadoo.fr

HOTELS – Further away, 5 mins drive

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

La Ferme du Bois-Dieu  Click here to book a room

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
The Factory
Introduction and Ze question

19:00 - 20:00
The Factory
Sessions and Presentations

20:00 - 20:30
The Factory
Break and Bar

20:30 - 21:00
The Factory
Poetic Gadgethon

21:00 - 22:30
The Factory
Opening Dinner

22:30 - 23:30
The Factory
Ignite

23:30 -
La Datcha
Creative night

08:00 - 09:00
Hotels
Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00
Sport club, cities
Sport & touristic events

09:00 - 12:00
Museum
Sessions & Workshops

Lectures, discussions, explanations

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

22:15 - 23:30
Collegiale Saint Lazard
Kinner-Koncert

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

23:30 -
La Datcha
Jakomo & 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 2018 participants are….

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Dr. Afton Halloran is a consultant in sustainable food systems. She currently works for the Nordic Food Policy Lab at the Nordic Council of Ministers, an intergovernmental agency promoting cooperation in the Nordics. Afton is the co-author/co-editor of two books: - Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security - Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems Afton has lived, worked and/or conducted research in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Norway, Denmark, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa, Canada, Japan and Italy. Afton is a Canadian national but currently lives in Copenhagen.

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

Pasionnate, enthuthiastic 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, living at the moment between Switzerland and Spain. During my profesional career, I have mainly involved in drug development academic environments and working in medical affairs departments in Pharma industry for the last 9 years.

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

Barak is the Director of Operation and Strategy and the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. He consults to start-ups, VCs and Large companies. Past clients have included, Digital Garage, Apple, Sony, Fujifilm, Polycom and many others. He also serves as an investor and advisor to many start-ups including LittleBits, New Context, Improbable and Quixey Over the last 25+ years Barak has served in a number of consumer technology leadership roles. Most recently Barak was CEO of Evi, the virtual personal assistant that was acquired by Amazon.Com and is the intelligence in Alexa. Prior to Evi, Barak was the Managing Director of Wolfram Alpha, the revolutionary answer engine. He also was Chairman and CEO of Six Apart, the global leader in blogging, Cofounder and President of OmniSky, the wireless Internet innovator that went public in 2000, EVP and General manager of the Go Network, the Disney owned web portal and EVP and General Manager of Logitech. Prior to Logitech Barak spent over 9 years at Apple USA and Apple Japan in a number of roles leading consumer-marketing programs. Barak started his tech career at Macy's, running the world's first large-scale consumer computer store chain.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Deep tech and business growth CEO. Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Inovexus, Qipit, Realeyes3D. Deck hand at Kinnernet-Europe since 2014.

Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus

Personal fashion stylist, lifestyle presentations and costume designer.

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

I am the Co-Founder of Blue Man Group and the Blue School in New York City. I like to find ways of adding some some primordial and visceral mojo to this high-tech modern existence. I gravitate towards places where there is palpable life force radiating exultantly, and at times I like to be the source of life force explosions myself.

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 Pechoux, Head of Innovation for Santander Global Corporate Banking, began his career in the financial services sector in 1998. After initially working on the creation and roll out of electronic platforms in Europe, he gained a wide experience across the Corporate and Investment Banking industry. Leveraging on his background in Corporate Transaction Banking and Capital Markets businesses, Christophe spent the last few years in focusing on digital transformation, innovation and exponential technologies (Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence). Christophe is also an entrepreneur, a private investor in tech companies and has recently kicked off the Singularity University chapter in London.

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

1 Part Entrepreneur, 1 Part international Executive, 1 Part Author, 1 Part Political Consultant, 1 Part Attorney at Law, 1 Part Futurist and still a person that refuses to give up on dreams!

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

Lifer at Tucows, lover of the Open Internet.

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 talent

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

Analyst on cyberdefense & cybersecurity issues; fiction writer; occasional ashkenazi Cassandra - hopefully always wrong !

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

Serially curious, serial entrepreneur, tackling with nothing less than making impossible possible. Current interests: techniques how to become smarter, compete with Amazon with FashionTech, and help 1000 companies a year get to an exit.

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

Social Documentary photographer with a large background in multi-media, mainly working on long term projects. Currently working on a project about the value of aging and preparing to make it a book. In my work, I try to let the subjects speak for themselves as much as possible. By the way I work with them taking the pictures and by using audio recordings and their handwritten texts.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Hands-on experience in all stages of the product lifecycle I have extensive experience with privacy, mobile apps, eCommerce, cloud services and mobile telephony. Interested in all forms of technology, science and people.

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 Flore Angel is an architect between France and the US. Last year she opened a design studio called Almost Studio while launching "Feÿ – Rencontres d’arts" a multidisciplinary art festival in Burgundy in a castle she's currently restoring. As an active member of the Embassy Network, her primary investigation focuses on domestic spaces, communes, and household governance . She holds a Master (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

Super business-minded executive with a lot of international experience. Not the traditional salary man but a pain-in-the-ass straight shooter. Driven by passion to get things done, seeing behind the corners and through the walls, turning business needs to digital solutions. Moving companies from the material to immaterial future to save the world.

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

I'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) pragmatic, practical, curious and love meeting people and exploring cultures. I seek change; it feeds my desire to learn and evolve. I created CinqC after 20+ years deep business model disruption in international media (NY Times). This provided me the with insight, resilience and agility now sought in many other sectors. CinqC's purpose is to provide this expertise as a service to the start-ups, large organisations (La Poste, Cartier), innovation labs/funds (Google DNI, thecamp) and incubators (Storytek) looking to evolve, adapt and needing to make it work in our ever-changing world.

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 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

What is human, what is work in a superhuman future? Defining the coming decades of what work is and the symbiosis between machine intelligence and human ingenuity

Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen
Maz Cohen

Entrepreneur & Founder, passionate about a more open and inclusive society

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

Natalia Simonenko Founder and CEO, Oyster, educational STEM kits with hands-on experiments and VR Co-Founder, Movavi IT School, STEM education for kids in Siberia Co-founder and Chair, Movavi, multimedia software developer

Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig
Natalie Sarig

With many years working in special education for troubled youth, I have developed her own approach and methods focusing on the body, mind and artistic nature. Together with a team, I am currently building the first lab and centre for wellness and innovation called EEVA. The first centre will open in Costa Rica sometime next year, followed by more centres across Latin America, gatherings and seminar. The idea behind EEVA is to explore, develop and gather top leaders and educators in the field to invent new systems that can be accessible to everyone. Ultimately, we would like to bring the access to wellness to all levels of society.

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

Loving the improbability drive : I am passionated in art (painting, writing...) and fond of innovation and corporate issues such as digital transformation or artificial intelligence ( inspection of finances and audit are good mix!).

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 Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. She is member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). 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 executive, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a focus on marketplaces, healthtech, 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, Northwestern University; Co-Founder & Chairman, The World Innovation Network (TWIN); Managing Partner, Clareo; Angel Investor; Thankful for Kinnernet

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
Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia
Vishal Nangalia

Vishal is a Anaesthesiologist and a Medical Machine Learning Ninja. He is passionate about music

Todd Porter
Todd Porter
Todd Porter

Connecting hot dots into entrepreneurial structures for collaboratively scaling impact, especially UN Sustainable Development Goals. Co-founder, Chief Ecosystem Officer EDGEof, Gamechangers' Studio, looking onto iconic Shibuya Crossing, rooftop speakeasy, chefs' kitchen lounge/sake bar, immersive AR floor, traditional Japanese teahouse, project, meeting, media & event spaces (recently hosted King & Queen of Sweden), companion hotel under construction next door in a park. Look forward to hosting you!

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 

Paolo Antonio Troilo  was born in Taranto/Puglia/Italy in 1972 from Antonio and Lucia Troilo. After high school he jumps from the IED in Rome to Architecture and Modern Literature at the Florence University, not concluding any of the above-mentioned courses. From 1997 to 2009 he worked for several international advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, Arnold Worldwide). Best Italian Creative Director in 2007. In 2009 he leaves the advertising to follow his passion for the painting. Self-taught artist. He started drawing by pencil at the age of 4, as soon as his father, anaesthesiologist, realize that Paolo is particularly good, he starts to ask him illustrations for the medical conferences. So Paolo learn anathomy very well very early. In April 2004 parallel to the advertising career starts his career as professional artist, and for a distraction (he forgot to buy brushes) he then starts painting with his fingers, the powerful figurative results of his finger-painting technique can be considered unique in the world. In 2011 he was selected for the 54th Biennale di Venezia. His works have been displayed in Milan, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York City. He lives and works in Milan, he is father of Antonio and Brio Caterina.

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, I created my first advertising film and documentary production company in 1994. Five years later, I developed a business incubator for production companies in Paris. I created the ADN Group in 2009, publisher of the french Innovation magazine L'ADN.

Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran
Afton Halloran

Dr. Afton Halloran is a consultant in sustainable food systems. She currently works for the Nordic Food Policy Lab at the Nordic Council of Ministers, an intergovernmental agency promoting cooperation in the Nordics. Afton is the co-author/co-editor of two books: - Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security - Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems Afton has lived, worked and/or conducted research in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Norway, Denmark, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa, Canada, Japan and Italy. Afton is a Canadian national but currently lives in Copenhagen.

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

Spanish-blooded, Aussie-born, London-based, US-frequent-flyer. Founder and CEO of Skimlinks, and now a free spirit.

Alon Chen
Alon Chen
Alon Chen

Founder & CEO of Fooddos AI for Food Manufacturers. Previously C-level at Voyager Labs ($100M backing), founder and global manager of Google Partners, management board and CMO at Google Israel & Greece. Growing business with deep tech and storytelling. Always an LGBTQ rights 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

Amit is the Co-Founder & CEO of Quiv, a platforms that provides access to sought after individuals, in return fot a charitable donation to their cause.

Amit is also the Co-Founder & COO of a few companies in the senior care tech space. Among them, SaferAging, lert.ly, and OurParents (sold).

Amit has vast expertise in both consumer Internet and enterprise software, having managed some of the Internet’s most powerful brands such as ICQ, Netscape Security Solutions, and Winamp. Products that have reached over 1 Billion of users.

A few years ago, Amit was the Executive President, and Director of  Badoo , the social network for meeting new people with over 300 million users around the world, and annual sales of over $150 million.

He is the former President of AOL Premium Services, where he also served as GM of AOL’s Digital Media Services and was responsible for AOL’s Music services, MUSICNET@AOL, and AOL Music Now. He also held senior position at Amdocs, the global leading supplier of customer care, billing and operations support software, that provides services to companies like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile.

Amit holds a BA and MBA degrees from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shuli. He enjoys good wine, good food, and likes listening to Music (classical), and the performing arts. 

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. now building robotic technologies that offer compelling alternatives to standard cars, freeing people from traffic.

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 and the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. He consults to start-ups, VCs and Large companies. Past clients have included, Digital Garage, Apple, Sony, Fujifilm, Polycom and many others. He also serves as an investor and advisor to many start-ups including LittleBits, New Context, Improbable and Quixey Over the last 25+ years Barak has served in a number of consumer technology leadership roles. Most recently Barak was CEO of Evi, the virtual personal assistant that was acquired by Amazon.Com and is the intelligence in Alexa. Prior to Evi, Barak was the Managing Director of Wolfram Alpha, the revolutionary answer engine. He also was Chairman and CEO of Six Apart, the global leader in blogging, Cofounder and President of OmniSky, the wireless Internet innovator that went public in 2000, EVP and General manager of the Go Network, the Disney owned web portal and EVP and General Manager of Logitech. Prior to Logitech Barak spent over 9 years at Apple USA and Apple Japan in a number of roles leading consumer-marketing programs. Barak started his tech career at Macy's, running the world's first large-scale consumer computer store chain.

Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about robots, science and design. She started her career in finance in 2008 in London in private equity then moved to venture capital to focus on tech startups. Founding member of the Hello Tomorrow Summit, a global event fostering scientific entrepreneurs, she also helped the launch of the incubator TheFamily in 2013 in Paris. Then she cofounded Elephants & Ventures, a venture boutique for tech startups and launched in 2014 Hardware Club, the first community-based VC dedicated to hardware startups with a $30M fund. Since 2010, she has raised over $80M and invested in more than 40 startups worldwide.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of "ADN", a media 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

Deep tech and business growth CEO. Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Inovexus, Qipit, Realeyes3D. Deck hand at Kinnernet-Europe since 2014.

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Named Forbes 30 under 30 and one of BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Betsy has a decade of experience as an inventor and startup founder. She has previously worked with Mattel, Hasbro and the #1 kid's digital brand in the UK, Moshi Monsters. Betsy enjoys building great brands and has invented over 100 products and counting. She advises a number of hardware startups as well as UNICEF Wearables for Good initiative. She has spoken at Google, CES and The World Economic Forum. She founded Wondermento with the intent on instilling wonder by connecting women to things they love through hardware and dog data. WonderWoof has made Oprah's Favorite Things list and is available at Story, Bloomingdales, Harrods, Petco, Urban Outfitters and more...her next venture is in the baby space!

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 world's first dot-com. Chairman Emeritus of EFF. Founding faculty Singularity University. Robocar consultant.

Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus
Brenda Backus

Personal fashion stylist, lifestyle presentations and costume designer.

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

I am a visionary humanitarian who globally brings impact investors and innovative impact entrepreneurs together through which I add sustainable value to the world. In order for the world to move forward we need to think in the power of creating global uncommon collaborations and sustainable partnerships! Business has become the ultimate driver of social impact; charitable efforts are no longer reserved for nights and weekends yet are incorporated into a 24/7 mentality!

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

Visual artist. I use various materials and techniques, some soft, some not so much. Stitch, cut, cobble together. Slow work, leaving a lot to chance. And then, I find unconventional ways to share the work.

Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon

After 20 years of journalism, I founded Media Maker an incubator for innovative media and others creative content. We also have FREE school of journalism to promote diversity in the media Gypset Traveller Dancer

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

I am the Co-Founder of Blue Man Group and the Blue School in New York City. I like to find ways of adding some some primordial and visceral mojo to this high-tech modern existence. I gravitate towards places where there is palpable life force radiating exultantly, and at times I like to be the source of life force explosions myself.

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 Pechoux, Head of Innovation for Santander Global Corporate Banking, began his career in the financial services sector in 1998. After initially working on the creation and roll out of electronic platforms in Europe, he gained a wide experience across the Corporate and Investment Banking industry. Leveraging on his background in Corporate Transaction Banking and Capital Markets businesses, Christophe spent the last few years in focusing on digital transformation, innovation and exponential technologies (Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence). Christophe is also an entrepreneur, a private investor in tech companies and has recently kicked off the Singularity University chapter in London.

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 is 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

Daniel Goldman is co-founder of EDGEof in Tokyo, and Managing Director of Ignition Angels. He has worked with technology to engage and transform communities since he started building games on calculators at age 7. He has spent most of his time on the leading edge, or supporting those on the leading edge, building communities of trust and collaboration. Daniel built the popular online community, Inner Circle, before the public internet and was senior developer on the top selling game SimCity. He was founder and built Total Entertainment Network, now POGO, an early online community bought by Electronic Art. He has built teams with talent who have gone on to win awards and create billion dollar companies. He lead innovation work with the EPA and WHO and has raised over $50 million for technology and media companies, creating products and services used by millions, His service on non- and for-profit boards, includes the public board of Netcom, the first internet company to go public, and Climate Cartoons , the Al Gore endorsed non-profit, founded by the people behind Tri-star Pictures and Colossal Pictures. Daniel began angel investing in 1997 with Ellie Mae, which went public and became a unicorn. He speaks and supports entrepreneurship, collaboration, start ups, and economic development around the world. He and his work have been included in publications from the SF Chronicle to Time magazine. He has a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and did graduate studies in Cognitive Neuroscience at Columbia. Daniel’s focus is supporting people making positive world change through entrepreneurship and place.

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

De Kai is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute. He is among only 17 scientists worldwide named by the Association for Computational Linguistics as a Founding ACL Fellow, for his pioneering contributions to machine translation and machine learning foundations of systems like the Google/Yahoo/Microsoft translators. Recruited as founding faculty of HKUST directly from UC Berkeley, where his PhD thesis was one of the first to spur the paradigm shift toward machine learning based natural language processing technologies, he founded HKUST's internationally funded Human Language Technology Center which launched the world's first web translator over twenty years ago. De Kai's AI research focuses on natural language processing, language technology, music technology, and machine learning, and his cross-disciplinary work in language, music, and cognition centers on enabling cultures to relate. He holds a Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA and a BS in Computer Engineering from UCSD. In 2015, Debrett's HK 100 recognized him as one of the 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong.

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

Diana has worked in the e-commerce industry for 9 years in different capacities and areas: with vendors providing fashion and marketing technologies for retailers, with digital agencies. In addition, she is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur in the e-commerce space. Her roles have mainly been associated with business strategy and operations, including her role as COO of Fits.me (acquired by Rakuten).

Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos
Dimitrios Argirakos

1 Part Entrepreneur, 1 Part international Executive, 1 Part Author, 1 Part Political Consultant, 1 Part Attorney at Law, 1 Part Futurist and still a person that refuses to give up on dreams!

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 Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School. He published "Yes! France is a paradise for entrepreneurs "(Plon 2016, http://www.cavarretta.fr/fpe). He also served as division manager of a large media / telecom group and founded a social networking startup.

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 talent

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

Reid Hoffman says: "an entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds up a plane on his way down". That's probably the reason why I have been a skydiver and BASE jumper for so long. After two decades innovating in e-commerce, now we try with my team to open the mind from people and reveal it at its best.

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

Analyst on cyberdefense & cybersecurity issues; fiction writer; occasional ashkenazi Cassandra - hopefully always wrong !

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

Serially curious, serial entrepreneur, tackling with nothing less than making impossible possible. Current interests: techniques how to become smarter, compete with Amazon with FashionTech, and help 1000 companies a year get to an exit.

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

Social Documentary photographer with a large background in multi-media, mainly working on long term projects. Currently working on a project about the value of aging and preparing to make it a book. In my work, I try to let the subjects speak for themselves as much as possible. By the way I work with them taking the pictures and by using audio recordings and their handwritten texts.

Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke

Primatologist.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Hands-on experience in all stages of the product lifecycle I have extensive experience with privacy, mobile apps, eCommerce, cloud services and mobile telephony. Interested in all forms of technology, science and people.

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

Veteran tech journalist and media entrepreneur. I have worked full-time, at various points in my career, for The Wall Street Journal Europe,Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. I am currently editor-in-chief of The Innovator, a new print and digital media about digital transformation owned by Groupe Les Echos.

Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer

Thinker, tech VC, investor with a higher purpose, space enthusiast, science geek.

Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel
Jessica Angel

Jessica Flore Angel is an architect between France and the US. Last year she opened a design studio called Almost Studio while launching "Feÿ – Rencontres d’arts" a multidisciplinary art festival in Burgundy in a castle she's currently restoring. As an active member of the Embassy Network, her primary investigation focuses on domestic spaces, communes, and household governance . She holds a Master (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 co-founded Five by Five, an upstart innovation consultancy, helping organizations of all stripes understand how to work both with and like startups. The young company’s portfolio includes blue chip players like Google, HSBC and The World Bank. As Founding Partner, Kat’s focus is on helping corporates building organizational capacity for open innovation--her expertise ranging from startup-corporate partnerships to go-to-market for open APIs. Other hats include Techstars Entrepreneur-in-residence, French Tech Ticket Ambassador, and founding director of the City of Paris’ Civic Innovation Fellowship. In a previous life, she was the Director of the Open Data Institute Paris, a Google product strategy expert, communication strategist at the United Nations and member of the French government’s first Open Data Expert Committee.

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

I'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) pragmatic, practical, curious and love meeting people and exploring cultures. I seek change; it feeds my desire to learn and evolve. I created CinqC after 20+ years deep business model disruption in international media (NY Times). This provided me the with insight, resilience and agility now sought in many other sectors. CinqC's purpose is to provide this expertise as a service to the start-ups, large organisations (La Poste, Cartier), innovation labs/funds (Google DNI, thecamp) and incubators (Storytek) looking to evolve, adapt and needing to make it work in our ever-changing world.

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 Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret
Marc Neyret

A guy from paris graduate in law . I work Isa An International HR excel for 20 years . Quit everything and went for a trip with a Land Rover across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Middle East . Back in Europe I created a organic micro brewery down VEZELAY hill.

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

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

What is human, what is work in a superhuman future? Defining the coming decades of what work is and the symbiosis between machine intelligence and human ingenuity

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

Entrepreneur & Founder, passionate about a more open and inclusive society

Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda
Mélanie Merenda

Passionnate about food and entrepreneurship, I am the founder of a 15-people startup selling organic cold press juices. Delicious and healthy our aim is to provide healthy ready to go solutions to nourish yourself with a maximum of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. We want people to understand what they put in their body to empower them to live to the fullest of their energy and vitality. My background includes: horseback riding in competition, working in finance in 2008, doing a masters in marketing, working in company turnaround. I changed completely the way I eat and live in a 2-years period of time by reading everything about naturopathy and getting a vegan culinary degree.

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

Singer, songwriter and actress. Born 1975 in Rameh village in the Galilee (Israel) to a Palestinian father and Bulgarian mother, currently living in Tel-Aviv. A multidisciplinary international performer, who developed a unique fusion of sounds, combining the East with the West, weaving the Arabic language and it's oriental ornaments with Western harmonies. Also performed as an actress in many successful productions in theatre, film and TV. Nowadays filming a TV drama created by her. Mira is also a relentless ARTIVIST: An activist using art to spread ideas of human solidarity, and promote anti-violence activity to build bridges towards resolutions.

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 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

Loving the improbability drive : I am passionated in art (painting, writing...) and fond of innovation and corporate issues such as digital transformation or artificial intelligence ( inspection of finances and audit are good mix!).

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 Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. She is member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). 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 executive, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a focus on marketplaces, healthtech, 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

Entrepreneur and data scientist. Founder @ Snips.ai, working on Voice AI and Privacy

Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO at Evenbrite, angel investor and avid photographer"Renaud Visage is the technical co-founder & CTO of Eventbrite, the largest live experience platform in the world by the number of events and creators. Eventbrite has raised $334M from high caliber VCs including Sequoia, Tiger Global, and T. Rowe Price, and the company recently crossed $10B in cumulative gross ticket sales. Renaud anticipated several fundamental shifts in the way we use the internet – including the arrival of social media, big data analysis, the shift to mobile devices as first screens and the ubiquity of APIs – and leveraged their disruptive power to Eventbrite’s advantage, fueling the company’s growth into the globally leading self-service ticketing platform it is today, processing more than 3M tickets every week. Renaud is also an angel investor, guiding founders that are solving challenging technical problems in realizing their global ambitions. With engineering degrees from Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), Renaud started his career as an environmental consultant before joining the dot com world in 2000 in Silicon Valley, as Director of Engineering at Zing Networks, the Internet photo-sharing pioneer later acquired by Sony. In 2014, Renaud was included in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe.

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, Northwestern University; Co-Founder & Chairman, The World Innovation Network (TWIN); Managing Partner, Clareo; Angel Investor; Thankful for Kinnernet

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

VC. B&W Photographer. Wine Student.

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

Happy. Investor at Intel Capital.

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 & business development advisor. Awarded the Humanitarian Innovation Forum Award for Social Entrepreneurship, at the United Nations, in 2015, she founded the nonprofit, Future Brilliance and its ground breaking social enterprise, Aayenda Jewelry. Her goal is to increase stability and tackle poverty in emerging economies through training in technical and digital skills and enterprise development.

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 on stage... Stephane works as an Event Architect and Editorial Director w/ startups, corporations or government entities to create content and advise on communication deployment. Prior to this he was part of Smadja & Associates advisory firm founded by former MD of WEF and also worked at Women’s Forum. He’s been living in China, U.S. and now divides his time between Geneva and Paris, working around the globe. Stephane was a pro skier and is always ready for new adventures. @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

Shameless intellectual pirate, aspirational 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

Tracey loves playing with ideas and engaging with diverse groups to bring about positive impact. She advises business and public leaders on technology-driven economic change. She has a knack for framing complex ideas and relationships for broad audiences and busy people. She designs innovative analyses and engagement processes that help leaders better understand how markets, the economy and society are transforming and where new opportunities for positive impact are emerging. Based in San Francisco, Tracey consults internationally and speaks English, German and French.

Todd Porter
Todd Porter
Todd Porter

Connecting hot dots into entrepreneurial structures for collaboratively scaling impact, especially UN Sustainable Development Goals. Co-founder, Chief Ecosystem Officer EDGEof, Gamechangers' Studio, looking onto iconic Shibuya Crossing, rooftop speakeasy, chefs' kitchen lounge/sake bar, immersive AR floor, traditional Japanese teahouse, project, meeting, media & event spaces (recently hosted King & Queen of Sweden), companion hotel under construction next door in a park. Look forward to hosting you!

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

Dr. Afton Halloran is a consultant in sustainable food systems. She currently works for the Nordic Food Policy Lab at the Nordic Council of Ministers, an intergovernmental agency promoting cooperation in the Nordics. Afton is the co-author/co-editor of two books: - Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security - Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems Afton has lived, worked and/or conducted research in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Norway, Denmark, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa, Canada, Japan and Italy. Afton is a Canadian national but currently lives in Copenhagen.

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

Amit is the Co-Founder & CEO of Quiv, a platforms that provides access to sought after individuals, in return fot a charitable donation to their cause.

Amit is also the Co-Founder & COO of a few companies in the senior care tech space. Among them, SaferAging, lert.ly, and OurParents (sold).

Amit has vast expertise in both consumer Internet and enterprise software, having managed some of the Internet’s most powerful brands such as ICQ, Netscape Security Solutions, and Winamp. Products that have reached over 1 Billion of users.

A few years ago, Amit was the Executive President, and Director of  Badoo , the social network for meeting new people with over 300 million users around the world, and annual sales of over $150 million.

He is the former President of AOL Premium Services, where he also served as GM of AOL’s Digital Media Services and was responsible for AOL’s Music services, MUSICNET@AOL, and AOL Music Now. He also held senior position at Amdocs, the global leading supplier of customer care, billing and operations support software, that provides services to companies like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile.

Amit holds a BA and MBA degrees from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shuli. He enjoys good wine, good food, and likes listening to Music (classical), and the performing arts. 

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 robots, science and design. She started her career in finance in 2008 in London in private equity then moved to venture capital to focus on tech startups. Founding member of the Hello Tomorrow Summit, a global event fostering scientific entrepreneurs, she also helped the launch of the incubator TheFamily in 2013 in Paris. Then she cofounded Elephants & Ventures, a venture boutique for tech startups and launched in 2014 Hardware Club, the first community-based VC dedicated to hardware startups with a $30M fund. Since 2010, she has raised over $80M and invested in more than 40 startups worldwide.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of "ADN", a media that talks about digital culture and innovation.

Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret
Benoit Bergeret

Deep tech and business growth CEO. Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Inovexus, Qipit, Realeyes3D. Deck hand at Kinnernet-Europe since 2014.

Bertier Luyt
Bertier Luyt
Bertier Luyt

Father, Maker, Entrepreneur

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Named Forbes 30 under 30 and one of BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Betsy has a decade of experience as an inventor and startup founder. She has previously worked with Mattel, Hasbro and the #1 kid's digital brand in the UK, Moshi Monsters. Betsy enjoys building great brands and has invented over 100 products and counting. She advises a number of hardware startups as well as UNICEF Wearables for Good initiative. She has spoken at Google, CES and The World Economic Forum. She founded Wondermento with the intent on instilling wonder by connecting women to things they love through hardware and dog data. WonderWoof has made Oprah's Favorite Things list and is available at Story, Bloomingdales, Harrods, Petco, Urban Outfitters and more...her next venture is in the baby space!

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

Director of Futur en Seine festival, the largest innovation festival in Europe free and open to all

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

After 20 years of journalism, I founded Media Maker an incubator for innovative media and others creative content. We also have FREE school of journalism to promote diversity in the media Gypset Traveller Dancer

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

Diana has worked in the e-commerce industry for 9 years in different capacities and areas: with vendors providing fashion and marketing technologies for retailers, with digital agencies. In addition, she is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur in the e-commerce space. Her roles have mainly been associated with business strategy and operations, including her role as COO of Fits.me (acquired by Rakuten).

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 Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School. He published "Yes! France is a paradise for entrepreneurs "(Plon 2016, http://www.cavarretta.fr/fpe). He also served as division manager of a large media / telecom group and founded a social networking startup.

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 talent

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

Analyst on cyberdefense & cybersecurity issues; fiction writer; occasional ashkenazi Cassandra - hopefully always wrong !

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

Serially curious, serial entrepreneur, tackling with nothing less than making impossible possible. Current interests: techniques how to become smarter, compete with Amazon with FashionTech, and help 1000 companies a year get to an exit.

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

Social Documentary photographer with a large background in multi-media, mainly working on long term projects. Currently working on a project about the value of aging and preparing to make it a book. In my work, I try to let the subjects speak for themselves as much as possible. By the way I work with them taking the pictures and by using audio recordings and their handwritten texts.

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

Veteran tech journalist and media entrepreneur. I have worked full-time, at various points in my career, for The Wall Street Journal Europe,Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. I am currently editor-in-chief of The Innovator, a new print and digital media about digital transformation owned by Groupe Les Echos.

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

Thinker, tech VC, investor with a higher purpose, space enthusiast, science geek.

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

I'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) pragmatic, practical, curious and love meeting people and exploring cultures. I seek change; it feeds my desire to learn and evolve. I created CinqC after 20+ years deep business model disruption in international media (NY Times). This provided me the with insight, resilience and agility now sought in many other sectors. CinqC's purpose is to provide this expertise as a service to the start-ups, large organisations (La Poste, Cartier), innovation labs/funds (Google DNI, thecamp) and incubators (Storytek) looking to evolve, adapt and needing to make it work in our ever-changing world.

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 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

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

What is human, what is work in a superhuman future? Defining the coming decades of what work is and the symbiosis between machine intelligence and human ingenuity

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.

Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger

Seymour Projects is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing human consciousness in a world increasingly dominated by technology. We create innovative resources and frameworks that induce reflection and enable individuals to nurture meaningful connection with themselves and each other.

Michael AMAR
Michael AMAR
Michael AMAR

Serial entrepreneur and investor. #siliconvalley #france #israel

Mike Sigal
Mike Sigal
Mike Sigal

Early-stage fintech investor, corporate innovation advisor, traveler, foodie, #notmypresident

Moojan Asghari
Moojan Asghari
Moojan Asghari

Tech entrepreneur and community advocate. She is the Co-Founder of a Paris based company called Startup Sesame, which is a curated network of Tech conferences.
Passionate about everything that impacts societies to drive positive change, she is the initiator of Women in AI, a global network of women experts and influencers in Artificial Intelligence, for the goal of closing the gender gap in this field.

Nathanael Ackerman
Nathanael Ackerman
Nathanael Ackerman

Researcher in AI, Entrepreneur, Head of Innovation for the Brussels Capital Region, Technology Transfer Manager. Last year, I was advisor for Innovation & AI of the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, till I co-founded the Hub France Intelligence Artficielle.

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.

Niki Dembitz
Niki Dembitz
Niki Dembitz

Swiss born to Hungarian parents studied in the US and UK resident. Background in distressed investing moving on to impact investing.

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.

Oliver Kamm
Oliver Kamm
Oliver Kamm

Oliver Kamm is a leader writer and columnist for The Times

Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet
Olivier Chouvet
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou
Orianne Duprat-Briou

Loving the improbability drive : I am passionated in art (painting, writing...) and fond of innovation and corporate issues such as digital transformation or artificial intelligence ( inspection of finances and audit are good mix!).

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

Philippe Dewost
Philippe Dewost
Philippe Dewost

@pdewost @WeAreLeonard  

Philippe Mihelic
Philippe Mihelic
Philippe Mihelic

Creative Director & Innovation Officer @Yellow Innovation by La Poste

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 Dubuc
Pierre Dubuc
Pierre Dubuc

Cofounder OpenClassrooms

Pierre Naudin
Pierre Naudin
Pierre Naudin

From corporate VC to internet and hardware industry entrepreneur creating jobs is what drives me everyday

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

Entrepreneur and data scientist. Founder @ Snips.ai, working on Voice AI and Privacy

Réjane SÉNAC
Réjane SÉNAC
Réjane SÉNAC

Head of Research CNRS

Remy Bourganel
Remy Bourganel
Remy Bourganel

Hands-on thought leader with 22 years of experience in leading exploration  and development of innovative product/service/business processes. Aiming for a meaningful impact of emerging digital technologies, empowering experiences, developing autonomy, empathy, creativity and augment perception/expression/reflexivity. Thriving in multi-disciplinary environments where I can frame the collaboration between futurology, research, strategy, innovation, product management, engineering, design/user experience, business and branding. Track records in exploring new frontiers of technologies include designing with A. Tanaka (Apple/Ircam) one of the world’s first gesture interface making one’s body a music instrument, designing needle-less injection for laboratoires Fournier, contact-less pass for RATP with Roland Moreno Technology, world’s first mobile photo sharing, world’s first app based smartphone, big data music search engine, ephemeral communication (patent). Established design-led research, innovation and program units about big data (focus on context engine, tourism, health), personal data, VRM, artificial intelligence, smart coaches, mobile media, location services, inter-personal communication, sociable media. Established academic research lab on the future of mobile digital identity with collaborations with the MIT MediaLab, BellLabs.

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

VC. B&W Photographer. Wine Student.

Roseline Kalifa
Roseline Kalifa
Roseline Kalifa

Orange

Sébastien Martin
Sébastien Martin
Sébastien Martin

Claranova Executive Director, Group CFO

Serge Galam
Serge Galam
Serge Galam

Physicien, théoricien du désordre, inventeur de la sociophysique

Serge Vatine
Serge Vatine
Serge Vatine

Start up lawyer Cofounder at 11.100.34 Law Firm

Shuli Shafrir
Shuli Shafrir
Shuli Shafrir
Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire
Sophia Swire

Award-winning social entrepreneur & business development advisor. Awarded the Humanitarian Innovation Forum Award for Social Entrepreneurship, at the United Nations, in 2015, she founded the nonprofit, Future Brilliance and its ground breaking social enterprise, Aayenda Jewelry. Her goal is to increase stability and tackle poverty in emerging economies through training in technical and digital skills and enterprise development.

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

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

Shameless intellectual pirate, aspirational gambler of words. Will sit nicely and roll over for bubbly.

Thalia Mavros
Thalia Mavros
Thalia Mavros

Thalia heads the award-winning female-first media and entertainment company The Front. Previously Executive Creative Director at

Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Théo Goldberg
Thomas Landrain
Thomas Landrain
Thomas Landrain

Thomas Landrain is a researcher in synthetic biology who has become an entrepreneur to build ecosystems facilitating open, inclusive and collaborative science and innovation, convinced that there is no monopoly on great ideas. He is Co-Founder of the Just One Giant Lab (JOGL), first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for volunteer-based, IP-free task solving. JOGL helps sync humanity onto solving our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning. Thomas also co-founded and directed for 6 years La Paillasse in Paris, one of the largest open community labs in the world providing ressources and opportunities to hundreds of change makers and indie scientists for free. He also co-founded and directed for 2 years PILI, a biotech startup making natural dyes using fermentation to create sustainable, renewable and scalable alternatives to petrochemical dyes in the industry. Recently Thomas has also joined the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition) Foundation to help design and deploy new programs to explore how communities can create even more positive values and impact on the world using Synthetic Biology.

Travis LeBlanc
Travis LeBlanc
Travis LeBlanc

Disruption Counsel

Valerie Coscas
Valerie Coscas
Valerie Coscas

Modern mom and Corporate Executive. AWS Head of Strategy France, Board member of Bollore Group and 2 startups. Cofounder of INSEAD Business Angels Club. Pro bono mentor. Former Orange and Accenture.

Yanaï Zaicik
Yanaï Zaicik
Yanaï Zaicik

Fascinated by the connection economy, I seek the tools that empower humans to become better humans

Yann Lechelle
Yann Lechelle
Yann Lechelle

As an entrepreneur and high tech innovator, Yann Lechelle has founded, grown or sold a number of startups. Today, he is COO at Snips.ai, specialising in embedded AI powered voice assistants. Yann is also a co-founding member of France Digitale, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.

Yervand Sarkisyan
Yervand Sarkisyan
Yervand Sarkisyan

Yervand is an investor, advisor and tech entrepreneur based in London. He is a founding partner at Granatus Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in tech startups in Europe, USA and Armenia and helping them to build engineering teams in Armenia. Yervand is also a co-founder of a digital product agency and an accelerator called Agnian, which has worked with clients like LBS, Publicis, Praemium, Mary Key, Level39 - Canary Wharf Group, and a number of start-ups helping to build digital experiences and launch new products. He has recently co-founded Artbeep.com, an online art platform with focus on bringing the best artists from emerging markets to the collectors worldwide. Yervand holds a Master in Finance with Distinction from London Business School and has degrees in math and computer science.

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.

Caroline Roboh
Caroline Roboh
Caroline Roboh

Film director and producer: Clementine Tango, Gare au Male, Shem Theatre producer : Y, GRUBB Show Co-founder of HERA Entrepreneurial course at Imperial College for women who have suffered from trafficking and other violence and GRUBB, an educational and artistic programme for young Roma .

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

Spanish-blooded, Aussie-born, London-based, US-frequent-flyer. Founder and CEO of Skimlinks, and now a free spirit.

Alison Rivas
Alison Rivas
Alison Rivas

Background in integrative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, primary healthcare physician, small business owner, critical access hospital governing board chair.

Alon Chen
Alon Chen
Alon Chen

Founder & CEO of Fooddos AI for Food Manufacturers. Previously C-level at Voyager Labs ($100M backing), founder and global manager of Google Partners, management board and CMO at Google Israel & Greece. Growing business with deep tech and storytelling. Always an LGBTQ rights activist.

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.

Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir
Amit Shafrir

Amit is the Co-Founder & CEO of Quiv, a platforms that provides access to sought after individuals, in return fot a charitable donation to their cause.

Amit is also the Co-Founder & COO of a few companies in the senior care tech space. Among them, SaferAging, lert.ly, and OurParents (sold).

Amit has vast expertise in both consumer Internet and enterprise software, having managed some of the Internet’s most powerful brands such as ICQ, Netscape Security Solutions, and Winamp. Products that have reached over 1 Billion of users.

A few years ago, Amit was the Executive President, and Director of  Badoo , the social network for meeting new people with over 300 million users around the world, and annual sales of over $150 million.

He is the former President of AOL Premium Services, where he also served as GM of AOL’s Digital Media Services and was responsible for AOL’s Music services, MUSICNET@AOL, and AOL Music Now. He also held senior position at Amdocs, the global leading supplier of customer care, billing and operations support software, that provides services to companies like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile.

Amit holds a BA and MBA degrees from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shuli. He enjoys good wine, good food, and likes listening to Music (classical), and the performing arts. 

Amy ter Haar
Amy ter Haar
Amy ter Haar

Lawyer | Executive | Multi-passionate Entrepreneur

Andres Roemer
Andres Roemer
Andres Roemer

Andrés Roemer (July 12, 1963-) Mexican diplomat, he was the UNESCO Mexico's Ambassador in Paris, France. Until May 31st, 2016 he served as General Consul of Mexico in San Francisco, California. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy, he is also an economist and lawyer.[1] Grandson of the orchestral conductor Ernesto Roemer, he grew up in Mexico City. He has received various cultural awards and prizes, and has created and produced several television programs.[2] Roemer is honorary curator and co-founder of Ciudad de las Ideas along with Grupo Salinas,[3] an annual festival in the Mexican state of Puebla, as well as the creator of "Rethinking G20: Designing the Future" pre-G20 of 2012 G-20 Los Cabos summit in 2012, of the "Mexiam" and co-funder of the Casa de la Música de Viena en Puebla.[4] Andrés Roemer has a Ph.D. in Public Policy (1991 to 1994) from the Goldman School of Public Policy of University of California at Berkeley, where he earned the Academic Distinction for his thesis regarding water Public Policies. He earned a master's in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He specialized on Cultural Policies, Law and Economics and Evolutionary Psychology. And member of several economic, public policy and cultural associations in the United States, Mexico, Latin-America and Europe. He is also author of 16 books and 2 plays that treat diverse topics. His works are characterized for his deep analysis of non-market activities through economic analysis of law such as: happiness, art, sexuality, love, water, soccer, law, economics, crime, evolutionary psychology, government y public policy.[5][6][7][8][9][10] The San Francisco Chronicle called him a "rare public figure who deserves to be called a Renaissance man."[11] He has also won several national and international awards, highlighting the prestigious Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award[12] from the University of California at Berkeley, obtained only by great personalities such as President of Ecuador, Galo Plaza; President of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; UN Commissioner, Sadako Ogata; Hans Hollein the Pritzker Architecture Prize; President of Costa Rica, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and Yuan Tseh "YT" Lee Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Also Microsoft Corporation created the Microsoft Award "Andres Roemer" for distinction in service to the community of scholars[13] (delivered since 2006 to date in 12 countries). He also won the Promotion of Science Award in 2010 from the Nobel Prize Mario Molina and the former President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Arturo Menchaca, and was awarded the National Theatre Award "Emilio Carballido" as best national author for his play The Other Einstein in 2009.

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Author of: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. Producer of Futurecast and host of TechcrunchTV's Keen On show

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 Bouverot
Anne Bouverot
Anne Bouverot

Passionate about technology, security and identity (of course), food, wine, opera and ski, not necessarily in this order. Previous lives: IT project manager for Telmex in Mexico, IT services business unit at Equant, EVP Mobile Services for Orange, Director General of GSMA, the global association of mobile operators, CEO of Morpho. Graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure (mathematics), telecommunications engineering degree, PhD in computer science. Currently also a member of the Boards of Directors of Capgemini and Edenred.

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

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

Anne-Violaine Dewost
Anne-Violaine Dewost
Anne-Violaine Dewost
Antoine Meunier
Antoine Meunier
Antoine Meunier

  Trying to contribute to build a more humane and sustainable world ! Currently communication & media director at thecamp European campus dedicated to emerging technology and social innovation.

Anton Chernikov
Anton Chernikov
Anton Chernikov

Anton is an architect turned entrepreneur with a mission to transform the way we live and work. Over the past 10 years Anton has built and accelerated dozens of social and tech ventures and is the founder and CEO of Exponentials. Anton recently moved to Stockholm to work with Tech Farm (Swedish coliving) as Head of Product and is a co-founder of the Village 3.0 movement and a Food Tech startup called Urban Oasis. Anton's passion lies at the intersection of design, entrepreneurship, education, real-estate and sustainability.

Arabella Bartsch
Arabella Bartsch
Arabella Bartsch

Arabella Bartsch - Award winning director based in Berlin, her work focuses on some of the most exciting digital and branded films for companies such as Red Bull or VICE Media.

Ashley Dara
Ashley Dara
Ashley Dara

Dara holds a BS in Industrial Design with a minor in International Business from MSCD. Dara combines her design strategy experience and rapid ethnographic assessment to empower others through technology. With a focus on disrupting supply chains and “making” in austere environments she has co-founded Field Ready, focusing in on-demand manufacturing in post Disaster Zones. Recently in Haiti, Field Ready brought 3D printers to teach locals how to make needed medical supplies and replacement parts for rural clinics. In the Bay Area, Dara also works as Human Factors Lead for Made In Space, Inc., a company that built and operates the first gravity-independent 3D printer on the International Space Station. In her free time Dara flies drones and is attempting to break the space time continuum. Dara believes that 3D printing in space is just the beginning.

Askari Naqvi
Askari Naqvi
Askari Naqvi

Askari Naqvi is an Indian Human Rights Lawyer, Artist, Vocalist & Performer. He is a student of North Indian Classical Music and is getting trained under Pandit Amit Mukerjee from Indore School Music. He specializes in Soz-Khwani a singing art form performed traditionally during the month of Muharram as per Urdu calendar in Awadh region of India. He also performs Dastangoi a type of storytelling in Urdu.

Awy Julianto
Awy Julianto
Awy Julianto

An entrepreneur and an investor that is interested to learn and exchange different points of view focusing on deep tech and scalable platform play

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 and the MIT Media Lab as well as the founder of MarketCentrix, a consumer strategy consultancy for tech companies. He consults to start-ups, VCs and Large companies. Past clients have included, Digital Garage, Apple, Sony, Fujifilm, Polycom and many others. He also serves as an investor and advisor to many start-ups including LittleBits, New Context, Improbable and Quixey Over the last 25+ years Barak has served in a number of consumer technology leadership roles. Most recently Barak was CEO of Evi, the virtual personal assistant that was acquired by Amazon.Com and is the intelligence in Alexa. Prior to Evi, Barak was the Managing Director of Wolfram Alpha, the revolutionary answer engine. He also was Chairman and CEO of Six Apart, the global leader in blogging, Cofounder and President of OmniSky, the wireless Internet innovator that went public in 2000, EVP and General manager of the Go Network, the Disney owned web portal and EVP and General Manager of Logitech. Prior to Logitech Barak spent over 9 years at Apple USA and Apple Japan in a number of roles leading consumer-marketing programs. Barak started his tech career at Macy's, running the world's first large-scale consumer computer store chain.

Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston

A futurist comedian, writer, and engaged citizen with journalistic tendencies who is well-practiced in the technological arts.

Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi
Barbara Belvisi

Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about robots, science and design. She started her career in finance in 2008 in London in private equity then moved to venture capital to focus on tech startups. Founding member of the Hello Tomorrow Summit, a global event fostering scientific entrepreneurs, she also helped the launch of the incubator TheFamily in 2013 in Paris. Then she cofounded Elephants & Ventures, a venture boutique for tech startups and launched in 2014 Hardware Club, the first community-based VC dedicated to hardware startups with a $30M fund. Since 2010, she has raised over $80M and invested in more than 40 startups worldwide.

Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter
Beatrice Sutter

Beatrice Sutter is the chief editor of "ADN", a media 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

Deep tech and business growth CEO. Passionate about people and technology ecosystems. Founder / co-Founder of Hub #FranceIA, Inovexus, Qipit, Realeyes3D. Deck hand at Kinnernet-Europe since 2014.

Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore
Betsy Fore

Named Forbes 30 under 30 and one of BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, Betsy has a decade of experience as an inventor and startup founder. She has previously worked with Mattel, Hasbro and the #1 kid's digital brand in the UK, Moshi Monsters. Betsy enjoys building great brands and has invented over 100 products and counting. She advises a number of hardware startups as well as UNICEF Wearables for Good initiative. She has spoken at Google, CES and The World Economic Forum. She founded Wondermento with the intent on instilling wonder by connecting women to things they love through hardware and dog data. WonderWoof has made Oprah's Favorite Things list and is available at Story, Bloomingdales, Harrods, Petco, Urban Outfitters and more...her next venture is in the baby space!

Bruno Aïdan
Bruno Aïdan
Bruno Aïdan

Bruno Aïdan, 48 years old, is Group Data Officer at Air Liquide. Telecom Engineer, he is PhD in Computer Science, from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris. Since 1994, he accumulates a strong professional experience in the innovation of digital products and services. He notably pioneered the mobile Internet wave. In 2007, he joined Bell Lab, setting up and leading international research teams in computer science, network science, design, prototyping, user interfaces, usability and innovation processes. In 2013, he joined AXA as director of the research & development at the Data Innovation Lab, a cutting-edge organization in data science and big data.

Bruno Vanryb
Bruno Vanryb
Bruno Vanryb

Serial Entrepreneur in the digital space, former sound engineer, first software startup created in 1984.

Carole Scotta
Carole Scotta
Carole Scotta

Founder & CEO of Haut et Court, a film production company based in Paris.

Carolina Tomaz
Carolina Tomaz
Carolina Tomaz

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

Caroline Benjo
Caroline Benjo
Caroline Benjo

Producer and partner haut et court

Caroline Daniel
Caroline Daniel
Caroline Daniel

Tech enthusiast (the ideas, not always the practicalities). Partner at Brunswick, and senior advisor to some of the world's biggest global compnaies, on complex problem solving/ comms strategy - after 20 years in journalism from the Financial Times to the Economist magazine; regular chair and attendee of tech conferences. Likes connecting people.

Caroline Guillaumin
Caroline Guillaumin
Caroline Guillaumin

Caroline Guillaumin was appointed Head of Group Communication for Société Générale in January 2010 and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. She was previously the Head of Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility at Alcatel-Lucent (2003-2006) and has held the positions of Head of Internal & External Communication at SFR (2003-2006) and Alcatel (1999-2003). She holds a Master's degree in Political Sciences from the Université de Bordeaux I and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Boston.

Caroline Thompson
Caroline Thompson
Caroline Thompson

Clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and family therapist. I coordinate the psychotherapy department of the Child and adolescent psychiatry at Hopital Pitié Salpetrière and work in private practice. I am interested in mental health problems having to do with societal issues ranging from "new family constellations" to "radicalism".

Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon
Cécilia Gabizon

After 20 years of journalism, I founded Media Maker an incubator for innovative media and others creative content. We also have FREE school of journalism to promote diversity in the media Gypset Traveller Dancer

Charles Liebert
Charles Liebert
Charles Liebert

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

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.

Claire Fulda
Claire Fulda
Claire Fulda

She began her professional career at BNP Paribas as a banker specializing in international trade finance. Subsequently, she joined the Brand Communication and Quality Department where she was last Head of Advertising, Sponsoring, Brand Identity and Events. She is currently Head of Prospective and Brand Innovations.

Cyril Zimmermann
Cyril Zimmermann
Cyril Zimmermann

Cyril Zimmermann is the founder and CEO of AdUX, a leading public company focusing on Advertising and User Experience. Cyril has founded other companies over the past 15 and acts as well as a business angel or an advisor in many startups. Besides it business focus, Cyril is involved in non for profit organizations

Daniel Barcay
Daniel Barcay
Daniel Barcay

Daniel Barcay is a technologist, investor, and leadership advisor. His various interests fundamentally revolve around perceiving, naming, and harnessing nearly-invisible forces around us. In his current role as CTO of Thiel Macro, he is focused on building predictive models of global-scale market phenomena. Previously, he spent many years at Google helping build several prominent projects including Google Earth, Latitude, and machine learning research. Daniel became fascinated by how individuals band together to build large projects, and studied leadership development, team dynamics, and adult-developmental psychology. In his leadership development practice, he helps teach fellow leaders cognitive tools to help embrace complexity, and thrive amidst uncertainty. In his spare time, he loves to fly various forms of powered and unpowered aircraft.

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!

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.

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.

Delphine Darmon
Delphine Darmon
Delphine Darmon

I have extensive experience in all aspects of retail strategy and operations, in environment from start ups to large corporations. I have started my career working on strategic initiatives in London and Paris either as a consultant for Braxton / Deloitte or internally for PPR / Kering and Fnac. I then joined Franprix, a leading French grocery store as Deputy CEO. I am now based in NY and have been running the US activity of Bath Bazaar, a French high quality home furnishing company, and consulting for start-ups (in the food and beverage, tech and charity environment)  

Delphine Horvilleur
Delphine Horvilleur
Delphine Horvilleur
Diana Adams
Diana Adams
Diana Adams

Diana Adams is a family lawyer, mediator, and speaker on the changing nature of the family, monogamy, and conflict resolution. Diana is Owner of Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, a boutique LGBTQ family law and mediation firm based in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, serving primarily same-sex couples, polyamorous and non-nuclear families. Diana also speaks internationally on LGBTQ family law and evolving family structure, as well as on her curriculum Courageous Conversations, assertive communication to reduce conflict. Diana speaks in diverse venues such as Yale College, law schools, and at the upcoming Omega Institute’s Women & Power Retreat 2017. Diana conducts frequent media interviews such as in The New York Times and The Atlantic. Diana is the Director of the Euro LGBT Family Law Institute, connecting leaders in LGBTQ family law internationally. Find her at www.DianaAdamsLaw.net.

Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva
Diana Saarva

Diana has worked in the e-commerce industry for 9 years in different capacities and areas: with vendors providing fashion and marketing technologies for retailers, with digital agencies. In addition, she is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur in the e-commerce space. Her roles have mainly been associated with business strategy and operations, including her role as COO of Fits.me (acquired by Rakuten).

Dov Alfon
Dov Alfon
Dov Alfon

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

Elizabeth Heller
Elizabeth Heller
Elizabeth Heller

Liz Heller is a recognized media innovator and entertainment industry pioneer, whose award-winning career spans film, music and technology. Consistently one of the first people in the entertainment industry to capitalize on the power of previously unexplored mediums such as visual media, Internet, and social media, Liz continues to raise the bar for next-generation product marketing and development. Liz has worked in the entertainment industry in multiple capacities, ranging from serving as Executive VP of Capitol Records, to producing “The Basketball Diaries.” She is the founder of Buzztone, an innovative marketing company dedicated to engaging consumers and designing brand-building experiences for clients.

 As the chief “alchemist” of Buzztone, Liz enjoys tackling a wide variety of challenges in the constantly evolving digital sphere. Clients from global brands such as TOMS, Pepsi, and JoinRED, to early stage projects and companies such as Tim Kring's Conspiracy For Good, have all benefited from campaigns that organically weave brand into community, consciousness and influence consumer lifestyles. Liz’s vision drove the development of new technology to fill an engagement marketing void. The result is Vwalls™, which focuses and aggregates content including, text, images, audio, video, blogs, news and production from both traditional outlets to community-uploaded content. The interface-based experience is unique, user-friendly, fun and addictive. Vwalls™ is transforming user experiences for such high-profile clients as Oxfam America, Hallmark Channel, Veev Spirits and Monster.com

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and, in her downtime, enjoys watching "Who Do You Think You Are" and planning her next social movement, “Women vs. Candy,” which chronicles day-to-day issues surrounding her lifelong struggle, deep love and global pursuit of candy.

Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet
Eloi chouvet

Student @Ecole 42UWC graduate, Student at school 42

Erin McPherson
Erin McPherson
Erin McPherson

Head of Content Strategy, Acquistion and Programming at Verizon. Passionate about content, storytelling and technology. LA to NYC. Wondering why lately it seems "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

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?

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 Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School. He published "Yes! France is a paradise for entrepreneurs "(Plon 2016, http://www.cavarretta.fr/fpe). He also served as division manager of a large media / telecom group and founded a social networking startup.

Fany Pechiodat
Fany Pechiodat
Fany Pechiodat

I'm the founder of My Little Paris. Starting from a group of fifty friends, the community has been growing ever since by word of mouth, to reach 3 millions users today. The concept has since then diversified by locations (My Litlte Lyon, My Little Marseille),by theme (kids and wedding), one targeting male readers (Merci Alfred) and one in subscription e-commerce (My Little Box). We began our international expansion 3 years ago in Japan, Germany, UK and US.

Frank Meehan
Frank Meehan
Frank Meehan

CEO & Co-Founder, SmartUp.io. Peer-to-peer micro-learning network used by corporates and Startups Partner at SparkLabs Group - Asia's biggest accelerator group, and Seed stage VC Previously on Boards of Spotify, Siri, Summly, Affectiva.

Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué
Frédéric Josué

Havas

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

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 talent

Guillaume FICHEFEUX
Guillaume FICHEFEUX
Guillaume FICHEFEUX

  Guillaume spent years developing strategies, prospective and disruptive innovations in order to facilitate change across a wide variety of fields (health, mobility, collaborative economy, new value chains using IoT…).  Recently, he joined thecamp (Erreur ! Référence de lien hypertexte non valide. in order to develop open innovation encompasses a wide spectrum of approaches, going from made-to-measure programs using specific methodologies (inclusive design thinking / design fiction / creative problem-solving / prototyping, etc.) to collaborative strategies on large-scale general interest projects and challenges.

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

Reid Hoffman says: "an entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds up a plane on his way down". That's probably the reason why I have been a skydiver and BASE jumper for so long. After two decades innovating in e-commerce, now we try with my team to open the mind from people and reveal it at its best.

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

Analyst on cyberdefense & cybersecurity issues; fiction writer; occasional ashkenazi Cassandra - hopefully always wrong !

Guy Princ
Guy Princ
Guy Princ

Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor at Collège de Médecine des Hôpitaux de Paris

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.

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.  

Hervé Da Costa
Hervé Da Costa
Hervé Da Costa

My purpose is to help people reach their potential. My other passions include: coaching CEOs, practicing Karaté and Tantra. More on Herve.Com.

Ingrid KANDELMAN
Ingrid KANDELMAN
Ingrid KANDELMAN

Program Designer @thecamp - imagine immersive experiences to transform people and organizations for positive impact Obsessions : collaborative intelligence, communities and change makers, human transformation, power of fiction to imagine the future #Connectpeople #positive #curious

Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff
Irène Toporkoff

Cofounder of digital media Worldcrunch

Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke
Isabel Behncke

Primatologist.

Isabelle Chouvet
Isabelle Chouvet
Isabelle Chouvet
Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Hands-on experience in all stages of the product lifecycle I have extensive experience with privacy, mobile apps, eCommerce, cloud services and mobile telephony. Interested in all forms of technology, science and people.

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

Jean Pierre Weill
Jean Pierre Weill
Jean Pierre Weill
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).

Jeehae Kim
Jeehae Kim
Jeehae Kim

Head of Digital at MCM

Jenn Sander
Jenn Sander
Jenn Sander

I believe life is about the people I meet and what we can create together. My job is to make that happen.

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 Ok
Jennifer Ok
Jennifer Ok

For over 17 years, Jennifer Ok has been connecting influential thinkers and devising creative business development solutions. Her experience spans the startup, corporate investment and digital sectors, and she specializes in building multidisciplinary teams at global scale and producing story-building industry forums. Jennifer leverages her extensive network of cross-industry relationships as Chief Marketing Officer and Global Head of Venture Development at BCG Digital Ventures. In this role, she is responsible for commercializing ventures for marketing and PR across the firm’s core industries. Jennifer also oversees the firm’s global communications and marketing strategies, with a particular focus on brand reputation, corporate development and global initiatives. During her tenure at BCG Digital Ventures, Jennifer has built a team of veteran PR, marketing and communications specialists across three continents and is continually forming new platforms to connect leaders in the corporate investment and incubation sector.

Jeremie Kletzkine
Jeremie Kletzkine
Jeremie Kletzkine

Jeremie is an entrepreneur and executive with technological expertise. He previously served as the Director of Worldwide Business Development at PrimeSense (acquired by Apple). Over the course of the last decade, Jeremie founded 2 startups, has mentored, and advised several VCs, accelerators and sits on the boards of various technology companies.

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 Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer
Jérôme Wittamer

Thinker, tech VC, investor with a higher purpose, space enthusiast, science geek.

Joana Seguro
Joana Seguro
Joana Seguro

Joana Seguro is an independent curator working in art and technology, with a growing interest and strong track record in linking disparate fields across art forms and disciplines. Projects range from conceiving, producing and developing her own events and exhibitions to curating international festivals, artist management, producing tours and one-off projects. Since 2001 working independently she has pursued partnerships with some of the major cultural institutions active in contemporary arts in the UK and Internationally. She regularly advises organisations of including PRS Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation amongst others. In 2006 she completed a Wellcome Trust funded Clore Leadership Fellowship on Arts Leadership. Joana was also Sound Producer for BAC/Punchdrunk¹s The Masque of Red Death, Culture Tutor of the IDE department at the Royal College of Art and executive producer for The Longplayer Trust and Music Curator of EVENTO-Bordeaux’s Art, Architecture Biennial and Deloitte:Ignite Just Tell The Truth Festival at Royal Opera House curated by Mike Figgis, Serpentine Gallery working on the Yoko Ono Into The Light Smile Installation. On a role with The Vinyl Factory, producing and curating all projects at Brewer Street Car Park in London, she worked with Bill Viola, Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda, Ragnar Kjartansson and Doug Aitken. Her latest project was as Curator for the opening programme of Lisbon new cultural space MAAT - Museum of Art Architecture and Technology.

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.

John Porter
John Porter
John Porter

Chairman SinoCare, hospital chain China. Excited by Health Care and FinTech. Chairman AML Analytics

John Taylor
John Taylor
John Taylor

As a starving engineer, I have dedicated my adult life to helping starving artists use technology to further their creative visions. Much of this has shown at Burning Man over the years including Marco Cochrane's Bliss Dance, Peter Hudson's Charon, The Windmill Factory's Pixel Forest, Robert Bose's Balloon Chain, and Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron inside two temples. In recent years, the artists and projects that we support extend well beyond Burning Man and as such, some of our artist clientele are not as starving anymore. The Everbright wall - a giant redux of the childhood LiteBrite toy - by Alan Rory of Hero Design is a shining example of what we do. See www.everbright.io for a project that we enabled with affordable technology that scales. Next steps include a move to NYC to pursue artistic uses of VR and further work with existing and new clientele alike.

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.

Jussi Ängeslevä
Jussi Ängeslevä
Jussi Ängeslevä

Media artist and designer, working at ART+COM, UdK and RCA along with independent projects. Focus in embodied interaction, spatial media.

Ken Hertz
Ken Hertz
Ken Hertz

KENNETH HERTZ is a named Partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP. Ken and his partners specialize in representing talent and new media companies in the sports and entertainment industries. The firm's clients include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Idris Elba, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Sir Ken Robinson, Keith Richards, Herbie Hancock, Jason Mraz, David Blaine, Shaun White, Jamie Oliver, Calvin Harris, and Annie Leibovitz.

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

Khaliya
Khaliya
Khaliya

Khaliya is a humanitarian, public health specialist and leading mental health advocate. Member: World Economic Forum's Expert Advisory Global Futures Council on the Future of Health & Healthcare. Recipient: Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize. Head of Strategic Partnerships: Guardian Circle. Co-Founder: Evolutionary Ventures. Founder: Tell Your Story, League of Extraordinary Minds. Advisory Committee: NeuroLaunch, Clinton Global Initiative LEAD program. Co-Executive Producer: Breadhead documentary. Board Member: Venture for America, Nexus Global Youth Summit, Charity Miles. Past work: Council of Foreign Relations, Peace Corps. Recent speaking: NOVUS Summit at the UN, TEDxBeaconStreet. Upcoming: WIRED Health. MA, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. @Khaliya

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

Kiti Mignotte
Kiti Mignotte
Kiti Mignotte

Founder at MANA Community

Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

I'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) pragmatic, practical, curious and love meeting people and exploring cultures. I seek change; it feeds my desire to learn and evolve. I created CinqC after 20+ years deep business model disruption in international media (NY Times). This provided me the with insight, resilience and agility now sought in many other sectors. CinqC's purpose is to provide this expertise as a service to the start-ups, large organisations (La Poste, Cartier), innovation labs/funds (Google DNI, thecamp) and incubators (Storytek) looking to evolve, adapt and needing to make it work in our ever-changing world.

Laura Kriefman
Laura Kriefman
Laura Kriefman

Laura Kriefman is an Architectural Choreographer. She is a 2016 INK Fellow, 2015 WIRED Magazine/The Space Creative Fellow and a 2011-2012 Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. Her company Guerilla Dance Project www.guerilladanceproject.com have won multiple awards for digital innovation and specialise in Augmented Dance: the fusion between movement and technology. Resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, they create interactive installations and spectacles that have been commissioned worldwide including USA, Brazil, Ireland, Croatia, Europe, India, and Indonesia. Laura recently closed TedXRoma with a talk about her work in Augmented Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ePdBRH6xA  Laura opened TedXLondon with a talkon her project Mass Crane Dance: a spectacular meeting of music, light, and synchronised construction cranes dancing across the skylight at night. www.masscranedance.org  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh18FQs-NBc

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.

Laura Ruohonen
Laura Ruohonen
Laura Ruohonen

Playwright, director Playwright in residence Finnish National Theatre

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.

Liat Segal
Liat Segal
Liat Segal

An artist and a geek

Limor Lahiani
Limor Lahiani
Limor Lahiani

A curious thinker, passionate about people and technology. Exploring how technology helps us develop as individuals and as a society.

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall

I am a Harvard Professor of theoretical physics who studies elementary particles and cosmology. My most recent book is Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.

Madhavi Kuckreja
Madhavi Kuckreja
Madhavi Kuckreja

Madhavi Kuckreja is an Indian Women's Rights Activist, Social Entrepreneur and Cultural Activist. She is the founder of Vanangana an NGO working on the issue violence against women, since 1995 in the district of Chitrakoot at Uttar Pradesh in India. She also started Sanatkada (weaves and crafts) a organization which is a center for cultural activism and also works for promoting the Handy crafts and Weaves from India

Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano
Maks Giordano

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

Maougocha Smorag-Goldberg
Maougocha Smorag-Goldberg
Maougocha Smorag-Goldberg

Maître de conférence - Littérature comparée

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Founder Maslow Capital Co-founder Kinnernet Europe

Marcy Mendelson
Marcy Mendelson
Marcy Mendelson

A documentary filmmaker. A cheetah conservationist. A fine art photographer. Published in National Geographic. Studied with Werner Herzog. From the east coast to the west coast and most recently Berlin.

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.

Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski
Martin Wezowski

What is human, what is work in a superhuman future? Defining the coming decades of what work is and the symbiosis between machine intelligence and human ingenuity

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

Entrepreneur & Founder, passionate about a more open and inclusive society

Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger

Seymour Projects is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing human consciousness in a world increasingly dominated by technology. We create innovative resources and frameworks that induce reflection and enable individuals to nurture meaningful connection with themselves and each other.

Michel Basaldella
Michel Basaldella
Michel Basaldella

"Le respect pour l’alimentation et les produits sains ont été le socle de mon éducation familiale"

Je suis né dans un environnement où l’amour, le respect pour l’alimentation et les produits sains ont été le socle de mon éducation familiale. Enfant déjà, je passais beaucoup de temps en cuisine avec ma mère, tandis que mon père, un pionnier de « l’agriculture BIO », commençait à me transmettre les valeurs liées à la nature.

Né en Suisse et ayant grandi en Italie, c’est à l’âge de 17 ans après avoir fini l’école professionnelle hôtelière que j’acquiers ma première expérience professionnelle au sein de l’Hôtel Danieli de Venise. Durant une année, j’ai eu l’opportunité de travailler et d’apprendre aux côtés du chef Augusto Borghese, me permettant ainsi de découvrir les couleurs d’une cuisine raffinée.

Mon dévouement sincère, mon sérieux au travail et ma passion, furent gratifiés par le directeur du Hyde Park Hôtel à Londres, qui ne tarda pas à me propose un poste de commis de cuisine.

Cette étape marque un tournant de ma vie où s’en suit une série d’expériences professionnelles au niveau international. C’est alors que j’ai pu consacrer mes connaissances et confirmer ma passion pour les différentes cultures et traditions liées à l’alimentation et les produits régionaux.

Mes chemins professionnels et humains ont été particulièrement marqués ces dernières années par de grandes rencontres: celle avec Carlo Petrini, créateur de « Slow Food » et « Terra Madre », et sa conception humaniste de la nourriture ; et celle avec Massimo Bottura, élu meilleur chef  et ayant le meilleur restaurant du monde.

Depuis 2010, nous vivons en famille avec ma femme et mes trois  enfants dans un village au pied de la montagne de Sainte Victoire dans la ville de Trets, où je dirige une petite école de cuisine gastronomique. L’éducation que je transmets à mes étudiants se base sur la création journalière de plats de la meilleure cuisine méditerranéenne, revisités selon les valeurs « humanistes » et les principes du bio et du développement durable.

C’est avec un immense honneur que j’ai rejoint le chef Alain Ducasse le 1er octobre 2015, pour devenir chef instructeur au sein de son école dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris.

En  2016 je participe à l'ouverture de l'école de cuisine mode d'emploi à Marseille de Thierry Marx  en m'occupant de ses cours de cuisine en tant que formateur chef de cuisine.

Debout 2017 je participe a la création du collective de l'Alliance Slow Food des Chefs en France avec des grands chefs étoilés : Michel Bras ,Xavier Hamon, Olivier Roellinger, etc...

Michèle Fitoussi
Michèle Fitoussi
Michèle Fitoussi

Journalist and writer. Two kids.

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.

Dr. Mike North
Dr. Mike North
Dr. Mike North

Dr. Mike North, host of Discovery/Science shows Prototype This!, In The Making, Outrageous Acts of Science, and the VR series Innovative Design; is crafting a narrative of embracing technology to create a world where people and planet thrive.

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.

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.

Moullla Diabi
Moullla Diabi
Moullla Diabi

Moulla is a magician who brings a new dimension to magic by adding new technology to his shows.

Moulla is passionate about virtual reality and computer science in general. He is an engineer graduated from ESIEA .  Moulla performs magic shows of a new kind : Augmented Magic shows – shows in which the virtual and the reality are completely connected. This new way of performing magic opens an infinite creation field because the impossible becomes possible.  Moulla imagines, writes, creates and plays his show of Augmented Magic with his team around the world.

Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Muriel Sergent
Nancy Fechnay
Nancy Fechnay
Nancy Fechnay

Nancy Fechnay is an accomplished founder, investor and mentor. Nancy is passionate about investing time and money into companies that are creating a more positive future.

Nikhil Velpanur
Nikhil Velpanur
Nikhil Velpanur

Nikhil Velpanur is Associate director at Garage5B, a new ventures lab of Dr. Reddy's limited, exploring the idea of disruption. He comes with a background of 14 years as an entrepreneur, technologist, designer and maker. He has been recognised as a TED fellow and part of the founding team of the INK conference, having started the INK fellows program and developing the community. In his past he has run a media company publishing a 8000 copy/month magazine, launched India’s first indigenously developed 3D printer Brahma3, built a product that makes poems from random tweets, open source tools for wildlife to alleviate human-animal conflict, and involved in the founding and cofounding of multiple companies and nonprofits. He has lived and worked across South East Asia, being part of various efforts, movements, nonprofits and advises, mentors and angel invests in hard science and agriculture startups.

Nolwenn Godard
Nolwenn Godard
Nolwenn Godard

Nolwenn Godard is Director of Product in a Silicon Valley FinTech company. Because of her passion for gender diversity and inclusion, she also volunteers her time as the President of the company’s Women’s affinity group, serving 1,800 people globally. In that capacity, she partners with the senior leadership in its endeavor to promote a culture of inclusion and foster female leadership. She runs many programs that provide growth opportunities and help women have long lasting, fulfilling careers: Education, Mentorship, Executive Shadowing… She is co-chair and co-founder of the French American Women Executive Circle at the French American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, and a committee member of CLUBconnect – a program of The Women's CLUB of Silicon Valley.

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 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

Loving the improbability drive : I am passionated in art (painting, writing...) and fond of innovation and corporate issues such as digital transformation or artificial intelligence ( inspection of finances and audit are good mix!).

Pamela Cortez
Pamela Cortez
Pamela Cortez

I was born in Mexico, I am a journalist at Marie Claire which is one of the biggest group in Latin America. I do interviews to all kinds of people I like Arianna Huffington, Ingrid Betancourt and much more I write mostly about women all over the world

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

Patrici Flores
Patrici Flores
Patrici Flores

Product Designer with a background in film and psychology, bridging digital and human experience. Currently designing with the awesome team @ SmartRecruiters.

Patrycja Slawuta
Patrycja Slawuta
Patrycja Slawuta

Patrycja Slawuta, M.A Psych, PhD(c); is a NYC-based researcher and entrepreneur. Patrycja is a connoisseur of the complexity and nonlinearity of human nature. Her scientific research addresses the complex psychological phenomena such as morality, intimacy and motivation. Patrycja is the founder of SelfHackathon - powerful events that she co-hosts with other world-class experts and scientists to help already high achievers hack their minds for much more confidence, connection and creativity (more at www.SelfHackathon.com).

Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson serves as Executive Vice President of HBO Sports at Home Box Office, Inc.

Philippe Dewost
Philippe Dewost
Philippe Dewost

@pdewost @WeAreLeonard  

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

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen
Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen
Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

Henrietta is an alumna of Singularity University's Global Solutions Program and a firm believer that positive change starts from individuals. PHK is the Co-founder & CEO of Carbo Culture, making high-value carbon products while sequestering CO2. She's a board member of mehackit which she co-founded and Yeint (YLEPS Helsinki Omx). A Finnish sea scout captain, outdoors person, yogi.

Prasuna Mallavaram
Prasuna Mallavaram
Prasuna Mallavaram

Professionally a freelance HR Consultant, worked across various Asia Pacific countries. Traveler by passion and a Sitar enthusiast.

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown

Supporting organizations and individuals to effectively undermine communication that divides us based on our identity. I use an interdisciplinary approach that supports local practitioners with insights from fields like marketing and cognitive neuroscience. I'm currently focused on Europe and the U.S. In the past worked mostly in Kenya and South Asia.

Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi
Rand Hindi

Entrepreneur and data scientist. Founder @ Snips.ai, working on Voice AI and Privacy

Rémi Sabouraud
Rémi Sabouraud
Rémi Sabouraud

Idea lover and associate of Codesign-it! in Paris, as a facilitator I conceive crazy ideation workshops based on collaborative intelligence and creative problem solving model everywhere in the World. I also run an Art gallery in Arles-Provence (where I live) and design arty experiences about creativity process and techniques. I love to share my passion about Cyrano de Bergerac and le Panache (so french).  

Richard Chen
Richard Chen
Richard Chen

Richard Chen is Founding Partner of Huangpu River Capital (Cross Border Growth Fund), Venture Partner of Ceyuan Ventures (one of the largest VC funds in China), and Venture Partner of Vitruvian Partners (one of the largest Tech PE funds in Europe). Richard Chen specializes in investing in top Western TMT companies and help them scale in China and round the world.

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, Northwestern University; Co-Founder & Chairman, The World Innovation Network (TWIN); Managing Partner, Clareo; Angel Investor; Thankful for Kinnernet

Robert Goldberg
Robert Goldberg
Robert Goldberg
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.

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

Samuel Moon
Samuel Moon
Samuel Moon

I work in public finance in East and West Africa, examining ways to avoid corruption, make government processes more efficient and focus resources on service delivery.

Serge Vatine
Serge Vatine
Serge Vatine

Start up lawyer Cofounder at 11.100.34 Law Firm

Sheida Jafari
Sheida Jafari
Sheida Jafari

Over the past 8 years I have perfected the art of living as a digital nomad. As such, I have been able to provide service to a variety of clients while applying the principles of Design Thinking and Strategy to facilitate insights on brand, process, business and product development. I credit my organizational capacity, quick thinking and ability to gather community due to my work as a human and civil rights activist. Driven by a deep sense of justice, I strategize and work for companies and initiatives that value joy, human dignity and growth in balance with the gifts of our natural environment.

Shoma Chaudhury
Shoma Chaudhury
Shoma Chaudhury

Shoma is an award winning journalist. She was managing editor of Tehelka, an investigative magazine. Currently is director of Algebra - the Arts and Ideas Club. In 2011, Newsweek picked her as one of 150 women "who shake the world".

Shridevi Keshavan
Shridevi Keshavan
Shridevi Keshavan

Shri is an independent singer/songwriter, who extensively collaborates with electronic music producers from across the world. With years of training in Carnatic classical music, her outstanding ability to seamlessly blend classical and contemporary vocal elements in live and studio settings came into focus with her band Gods Robots. Shri's live set is a synthesis of global sounds, electronics and vocals meshing together to give the audience a unique sonic experience.

Siamak Hariri
Siamak Hariri