Speakers 2020

He is stirring mass interest for space travel by recreating the Mars experience on the public webVR platform "Access Mars", in an advisory role for Google X - The Moonshot Factory.

 

 

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VICTOR LUO

General Manager, Strategy & Visualizations, NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, PASADENA, USA
He works closely with scientists, astronauts, and engineers at NASA who heavily rely on his virtual and augmented reality projects for the success of current and future space missions

For decades, Lars Ulrich has been breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles, and navigating the evolving music industry 

 

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LARS ULRICH

CO-FOUNDER & DRUMMER, METALLICA, San Francisco, USA
 His business leadership has propelled Metallica to become one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with 35 years of unstoppable energy and staying power

BY SUPPORTING EASY-ACCESS GENETIC TESTING, SHE HELPS PATIENTS IDENTIFY POTENTIAL LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES. WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS TO THIS LIFE-SAVING SERVICE IN EUROPE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR PERSONAL HEALTH DATA?

 

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PAMELA MUNSTER

PROFESSOR, UCSF & co-leader, center for brca research, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
SHE IS ADVANCING PREVENTATIVE CANCER MEDICATIONS IN THE US BY PUSHING FOR EARLY DETECTION OF THE BRCA CANCER GENE THAT IS IN 10% OF THE POPULATION. THIS EARLY DETECTION TECHNOLOGY HAS ALREADY SAVED MANY, INCLUDING HERSELF

A Director's fellow at MIT Media Lab, he advocates open source work to create new experiences and bring future technologies to practical use

 

 

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MARCO TEMPEST

Creative Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
At NASA, this cyber illusionist tinkers with tomorrow's technology, today

As Facebook's former-Design VP of UX, she has been at the forefront of user experience design innovation for the world's most influential digital platform 

 

 

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MARIA GUIDICE

FOUNDER AND CEO, HOT STUDIO, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
The award-winning experience design firm she founded had an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients and was eventually acquired by Facebook

A multimedia executive known for his knack for capitalizing on what’s next in music, video, and audio

 

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ANDY SCHUON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, SPKR. LOS ANGELES, USA
He played a pioneering role in the programming of pop culture phenomenon MTV and went on to launch several more networks and digital businesses

Through his company, he is building the next generation of automation by merging the precision and repeatability of hardware with the standardization and scalability of software

 

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AMAR HANSPAL

CEO, BRIGHT MACHINES, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
His company, Bright Machines, applies AI-powered software to the factory floor enabling flexibility, intelligence and scalability in manufacturing operations and by doing so, transforms how products can be made and who can make them

HE co-wrote the book "lead and disrupt" which teaches entrepreneurs how to be "ambidextrous leaders" as they innovate whilst maintaining a company's stable core business

 

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CHARLES A. O'REILLY

FRANK E. BUCK PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, USA
He received a lifetime achievement award from the stanford academy of management and acts as the voice who shapes the innovations strategy both in corporate and startup environments of stanford gsm graduates

THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE JAPAN FORUM FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY, HER AUTHORITY ON JAPANESE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, STRATEGY, AND MANAGEMENT IS INDISPUTABLE

 

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ULRIKE SCHAEDE

PROFESSOR OF JAPANESE BUSINESS, DIRECTOR, japan forum for innovation and technology, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, USA
SHE EXPLORES HOW CAPITALISM CAN BE GOOD FOR ALL, WHILST ENABLING FEMALE MANAGERS TO UNLEASH THEIR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

HE DISRUPTED THE ART SCENE WITH A COMBINATION OF ART AND ENGINEERING, PRODUCING SPATIALLY IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTION

 

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VALENTIN SPIESS

CEO, IART, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
His works include media effects for the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the Museum of Communication in Bern, and the messe basel building with architects herzog & de meuron

his high-stakes coaching of executives and leadership teams helps them in transforming their organizations

 

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ANDREAS BERNHARDT

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR & LEAD COACH, ESMT BERLIN, Germany; EXECUTIVE COACH INSEAD, FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE
As founding member of ESMT and leading coach of INSEAD, he helps senior executives become discerning and thoughtful global business leaders

SINGULARITYNET RAISED 36M USD IN JUST 66 SECONDS WHEN THEY LAUNCHED THEIR AGI TOKEN

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Arif Khan

Chief MARKETING OFFICER, SINGULARITYNET,
WASHINGTON, USA
HE has gathered leading minds in machine learning to create a marketplace that enables ai solutions to be accessed by all and fit businesses of all sizes. sophia, the world's most expressive robot, is the most known case using multiple ai modules which will be made available on singularitynet

He has made a name for himself by giving sophisticated financial and legal counsel across the US and Europe

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DANIEL ZIMMMERMANN

PARTNER, WILMERHALE, PALO ALTO, USA
THROUGHOUT HIS 20-YEAR PRACTICE, HE HAS BRIDGED KNOWN GERMAN SUPER BRANDS IN AUTOMOTIVE AND BANKING INDUSTRIES WITH SILICON VALLEY INCUBATORS AND HAS MANAGED POTENTIAL CULTURE CLASH FOR A MORE PROFITABLE COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION

As its former CEO, he has established LIVESTRONG as the global leader in cancer survivorship. Currently the CEO of Pelotonia, a grassroots organization that has raised more than 190M USD for cancer research, he has become a true expert in mobilizing people to support a cause

 

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DOUG ULMAN

PRESIDENT & CEO, PELOTONIA, COLUMBUS, USA
After surviving cancer three times, he and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young adults who are affected by cancer

He pioneered Nike’s use of AI and machine learning to mine accurate customer performance data that allows the brand to further lead innovation

 

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Shane Luke

SENIOR DIRECTOR AI AND MACHINE
LEARNING
NIKE, PORTLAND, OR, USA
He leads big data science projects fed by the information captured throughout Nike’s huge consumer and pro-athlete markets. As Nike shifts to the new paradigm with data-centric insights, they continue to dominate and revolutionise the way we do sports
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HE DEVELOPED THE IDEA OF “GENERATIVE DESIGN” WHERE ENGINEERS DESIGN BASED ON A SELECTION OF AI-GENERATED SOLUTIONS TO A GIVEN PROBLEM

 

 

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Francesco Iorio

CEO, AUGMENTA AI, KERZERS, SWITZERLAND
Architects and technical designers have him to thank for enabling the widely-used CAD software produce multiple design options based on users’ input, all at once

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

BRUCE DICKINSON

BUSINESSMAN, PILOT, LEAD SINGER
IRON MAIDEN LONDON, UK
 

SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE

INVENTOR OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB, CAMBRIDGE, USA

ED CATMULL

CO-FOUNDER OF PIXAR PRESIDENT OF PIXAR & DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

STEVE WOZNIAK

TECH-GURU & CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE, CUPERTINO, USA

DAVID SABLE

GLOBAL CEO AT Y&R, NEW YORK, USA
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MARIAN GOODELL

Founding Board Member and CEO, Burning Man Project, San Francisco, USA

JEFF EGGERS

EX-MEMBER NAVY SEALS TEAM & FORMER PRINCIPAL ADVISOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Fumbi Chima

Fumbi Chima

CIO ADIDAS, HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY

Bill Wyman

Co-Founder and FORMER bassist Rolling Stones, London, UK

Roya Mahboob

businesswoman, entrepreneur and ceo, Afghan Citadel and Digital Citizen Fund, Afghanistan & New York

JAMES MONSEES

Co-Founder and CPO JUUL, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

JAY SIMONS

PRESIDENT, ATLASSIAN, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
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