Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Polaroid Swing, an app with a mission to reimagine photography. It is a Silicon Valley technology company chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone. Polaroid Swing has been featured by Apple as the number one recommended app in the App Store and in Apple retail stores internationally.
A renowned Silicon Valley veteran, Jerry Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. He is an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist.
Robert Hannigan has a long history of involvement in cyber security and technology, having drawn up the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy and outlined the government’s ambition of making the UK ‘the safest place to live and do business online’. Hannigan strongly promoted technical skills in his leadership team and his term as Director saw the biggest internal transformation of GCHQ since the end of the Cold War.
Sophie Bialaszewski is a digital leader with a background in public policy and communications. She has spent the last two years building the internal capability and team to bring this to life at Lloyds Banking Group.
Jeetendr Sehdev is Professor of marketing at the University of Southern California and a global authority on celebrity branding. He specialises in marketing to millennials and the disruption of marketing as we know it.
Juan Enriquez is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research and is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector.
In 1999, Stephan Ekbergh created Travelstart, an airline company. After some poor decisions and the company nearly coming to an end, he moved to Africa to begin from scratch.
Alec Ross served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, and advised President Obama on the intersection of technology and geopolitics for his first presidential campaign.
Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer is the founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors), as well as a Senior Lecturer at the MIT. ELIAS is an initiative focused on developing profound system innovations for a more sustainable world.
Based in Silicon Valley, Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist who draws on his Indian upbringing and was the first (with his co-authors) to capture the phenomenon of jugaad—a Hindi word for improvised solutions born out of ingenuity in resource constrained settings.
Johan Norberg has written 15 books which cover a broad range of topics, including global economics, intellectual history and the science of happiness. He is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker whose focus is entrepreneurship, global trends and globalisation around the world.
Journalist, author and Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Formerly, Sebastian Mallaby was a contributing editor for the Financial Times and a columnist and editorial board member at the Washington Post.
Sir Muir Gray’s work focuses on increasing value for populations and patients by systems design and culture change. He is currently the Director of Better Value Healthcare and also works as an advisor to Public Health England and the NHS England Right Care programme.
As editor-in-chief of the German Council on Foreign Relations’ Yearbook, Dr. Josef Braml is an expert on transatlantic relations and America views on world order.
Martin Ford is a leading expert on the Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence, Job Automation, and the Impact of Accelerating Technology on Workplaces, the Economy and Society.
Dr Max Abrahms is a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and a fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.