Star Guests 2020

From Mars exploration to fighting the C-word to building digital platforms for the next generation: Our speakers are some of the the world’s most respected voices on multi-dimensional fronts. The common thread that unites these radical change agents, is their courageous leadership, the topic of our 8th annual meeting in 2020.

Worldwebforum speaker Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Co-Founder & Drummer, Metallica, San Francisco, USA

Werner Vogels

Chief Technology Officer, Amazon, Seattle, USA

Joschka Fischer

Former-German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, Hessen, Germany

Brittany Kaiser

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower & subject of Netflix Documentary “The Great Hack”, New York, USA

Roger Hallam

Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion, London, United Kingdom

Sepp Blatter

Former-President, FIFA, Zurich, Switzerland

Ann Cairns

Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard, London, UK
Worldwebforum speaker Charles A. O'reilly

Charles A. O’Reilly

Frank E. Buck Professor of Management Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Dante Disparte

Vice Chairman, Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association, Washington D.C., USA
Worldwebforum speaker Blair Christie

Blair Christie

Board Member, Optiv & BMC Software, Washington DC, USA
Worldwebforum speaker Rashik Parmar

Rashik Parmar

IBM Fellow & Vice President Technology – Europe, London, UK

Pamela Munster

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF, San Francisco, USA

Jan Fleischhauer

Journalist, Focus, Berlin, Germany

LD Sergi

CEO, Pax, San Francisco, USA

Janina Kugel

Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Raj Kapoor

Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Business, Self-Driving, Lyft
San Francisco, USA

Charity Wanjiku

Co-Founder & COO, Strauss Energy Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya
Worldwebforum speaker Bruce Gibney

Bruce Gibney

Writer & Venture Capitalist, San Francisco, USA

Bodil Eriksson

CEO, Volvo Car Mobility Stockholm, Sweden

Brian Spears

Founder & CEO, New Age Meats, San Francisco, USA

Andy Schuon

Co-Founder & CEO, SPKR., Los Angeles, USA
Worldwebforum speaker Amy Wilkinson

Amy Wilkinson

CEO & Founder, Ingenuity, San Francisco, USA

Jordan Noone

Co-Founder & CTO, Relativity, Playa Del Rey, USA

Mike Hemphill

Director for Academic Programming, Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, USA

Stefan Schwab

CEO, Enlighted Inc., Sunnyvale, USA

Giuseppe Bonina

CEO, Yallo, Zurich, Switzerland

Billie Whitehouse

CEO, Wearable X, New York, USA
Worldwebforum Speaker Victor Luo

Victor Luo

Principal Product Manager, Amazon Smart Home, Seattle, USA
Worldwebforum speaker Carol Kauffman

Carol Kauffman

President: Coaching Psych; Harvard Faculty, Founder, Institute of Coaching, Lincoln, USA

Michele Molon

Executive Vice President, Omni Channel and Commercial Operations,
Swarovski, Zurich, Switzerland
Worldwebforum moderator Ole Tillmann

Ole Tillmann

Founder & CEO, Peak Creative Leadership, Berlin, Germany

Helena Samsioe

CEO & Founder, Globhe Drones, Stockholm, Sweden

Leanne Kemp

Founder & CEO, Everledger, London, UK

Arif Khan

CEO and CO-founder, Alethea AI, Washington DC, USA
Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Head of Jira Align, Atlassian, Austin, USA

Sophie Proust

CTO, Atos, Paris, France
Worldwebforum speaker Peter Riering Czekalla

Peter Riering-Czekalla

VP Product and Design, Molekule, San Francisco, USA

Andreas Bernhardt

Executive Advisor & Lead Coach, ESMT Berlin, Germany; Executive Coach INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Ulrike Schaede

Professor of Japanese Business, University of California, San Diego, USA

Larry Sanger

Co-Founder, Wikipedia & Executive Director, Knowledge Standards Foundation, Ohio, USA

Michael Green

CEO, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, Canada
Worldwebforum speaker Ioannis Tarnanas

Ioannis Tarnanas

Chief Science Officer, Altoida, Zurich, Switzerland

Hannah Wise

News Anchor & Journalist, CNN Money Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Bjørn Johansson

Chairman & CEO, Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates, Zurich, Switzerland

Pal Erik Sjatil

Managing Partner Europe, McKinsey , Paris, France
Worldwebforum speaker Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest

Creative Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA

Guy Janssens

Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investments, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Banking, Antwerpen, Belgium

German Ramirez

Co-Founder & Chief Relevance Officer, The Relevance House, Zug, Switzerland

Yan Beynon

Digital Health Entrepreneur & Investor

Giovanni Giuliani

Group Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Development, Zurich Insurance, Zurich, Switzerland

Francesco Iorio

Co-Founder & CEO, Augmenta, Toronto, Canada

Benoit Henry

CEO, BlockFactory, Zurich, Switzerland

Ana Rold

CEO & Publisher, The Diplomatic Courier, Washington, USA

Sunnie J. Groeneveld

Managing Partner Inspire 925, Zurich, Switzerland
Worldwebforum moderator Tama Vakeesan

Tama Vakeesan

Reporter, Nau, Zurich, Switzerland

Adil Nasri

Partner, Seibert Media, Wiesbaden, Germany

Heiko Hutmacher

Chief Human Resources Officer & Labor Director, Member of the Management Board, Metro AG, Dusseldorf, Germany

Jens Greve

CEO & Founder, YUVEDO, Berlin, Germany

Gerhard Andrey

Co-Founder, Liip, Fribourg, Switzerland

Walter Oberhänsli

CEO, Zur Rose Group, Steckborn, Switzerland

Tony Franco

CEO and Co-Founder, A Beautiful Constraint, London, UK

Barbara Josef

Co-Founder, 5to9, Brütten, Switzerland

Stephen Neff

CEO, myclimate, Zürich, Switzerland

Vasily Suvorov

VP Technology Strategy, Luxoft, Zug, Switzerland

Philippe Meyer

Head of Blockchain Solutions, Avaloq, Zurich, Switzerland

Stephen Herold

Customer Experience & Design Leader, IBM iX, Zurich, Switzerland

Markus Schaefer

Owner, Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zurich, Switzerland

Vicki Walia

Chief Talent & Capability Officer, Prudential Financial, New York, USA

Günther Dobrauz

Partner & Leader, PwC Legal, Zurich, Switzerland

Chinedu Echeuro

Co-Founder, Love & Magic Company, New York, USA

Valentin Spiess

CEO, iArt, Basel, Switzerland

Arne Bläsing

Owner, Elbwild, Hamburg, Germany

Stefan Klauser

Department of Humanities, Social & Political Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Emmanuel Viale

Managing Director, Accenture Technology Labs-Europe, Sophia Antipolis, France

Gianluca Carnabuci

Associate Professor, ESMT, Berlin, Germany

James Wolfensberger

Executive Producer, Burning Man, Zurich, Switzerland

André Wolke

CEO & Co-founder, Validity Labs, Zurich, Switzerland

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch, London, UK

Deborah Peel

Founder & President, Patient Privacy Rights, Austin, USA

Jochen Schlick

Senior Partner & Co-Founder, Staufen.Digital Neonex, Stuttgart, Germany
Worldwebforum speaker Chris Luebkeman

Chris Luebkeman

Advisor to the President and Board, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Adrian Lobsiger

Commissioner, Federal Data Protection and Information, Bern, Switzerland

Karen Silverman

Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP, San Francisco, USA

Paolo Tasca

Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology, London, UK

Andreas Glarner

Partner, MME, Zurich, Switzerland

Oshoke Pamela Abalu

Co-Founder, Love & Magic Company, New York, USA

Angela Nicoara

Head of IoT Innovation Lab, Leading IoT Systems & Software Research, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU), Department Informatik, Switzerland

Jessica Barrett

Director of Programmatic & Commercial Automation., Financial Times, London, UK

Florian von Wangenheim

Professor-Technology Marketing, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Elian Kool

CEO, Netcentric, Zurich, Switzerland

Sandra Hinni

Team Lead Ecology Food, Migros, Zürich, Switzerland

Alain Bützberger

Founder & Chairman of the Board IoT & Smart City Expert Innovation, SWISSTRAFFIC AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Luca Finelli

VP, Head Insights Strategy & Design, Data Science & AI, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

Christian Aepli

Director of Global Brand, AVA Science, Zurich, Switzerland

Jessica Bridger

Principal Consultant, Bridger Consulting, Berlin, Germany

Daniel Bormann

CEO, REALACE GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Jan Berger

CEO, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, Leipzig, Germany

Keith Brewis

Managing Partner - International Operations, Grimshaw Architects, London, UK

Daniel Staub

Co-Founder, Intrinsic, Zurich, Switzerland

Hubert Kut

Atlassian Solution Architect, eBay, Berlin, Germany

Edgar Kussberg

CEO, Swiss Startup Tech AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Bernd Gleixner

Executive Vice President Operations, Bruker Biospin, Zurich, Switzerland

Alex Gertschen

Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Chur, Switzerland

Christopher Choa

Vice President, AECOM, London, UK

Joël Meier

Director Media, Webrepublic, Zurich, Switzerland

Robbie Tilleard

Partner Experience, HUMU, London, UK

Laure-Anne Ventouras

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Kris Paasila

CEO, Inside Labs, Laax, Switzerland

Christian Fischer

CEO, Bcomp, Fribourg, Switzerland

Roxylene Rahel

Architect & Design Analyst Specialist Modelling Group, Foster + Partner, London, UK

Lisa Christen

Executive Leadership Development Coach, Christen Coaching & Consulting GmbH, Zug, Switzerland

Julia Atlygina

QA Lead & Product Manager, ALM Works

Britta Pukall

Founder & Co-Owner, Milani Design & Consulting AG, Thalwil, Switzerland

Elli Androulaki

Research Manager, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland

Federico Soldati

The Swiss Mentalist, Lugano, Switzerland

Hendrik Haase

Food-Aktivist, Berlin, Germany

Gottfried Ludewig

Director General „Digitalization and Innovation” Federal Ministry of Health (Germany), Berlin, Germany

Stéphane Piqué

Digital Transformation Senior Manager, Accenture, Zurich, Switzerland

Mirko Meboldt

Full Professor for Product Development and Engineering Design, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Roger Altorfer

Head of Customer Success Unit, Microsoft, Zurich, Switzerland

Alexander Haldemann

CEO, MetaDesign, Zurich, Switzerland

Renato Piffaretti

Head Real Estate Switzerland, Swiss Life, Zurich, Switzerland

Dominik Frei

CEO, Livit FM Services AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Martin Burgherr

CCO, Sygnum, Zurich, Switzerland

Nathaly Tschanz

Lecturer Digital Business Management, FHGR, Chur, Switzerland

Enzo Diliberto

Global Insights Director, Financial Times, London, UK

Raphael Buck

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Madeleine Bernhardt

Professor of Organizational Development and Leadership, Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences, Member of the Executive Faculty, Bucerius Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP), Hamburg, Germany

Carolin Gabor

CEO Joonko, Berlin, Germany

Thomas D. Meyer

Senior Managing Director, Accenture, Zurich, Switzerland

Kate McCourt

 Organizational Performance and Leadership Transformation Executive, Berlin, Germany

Martin Seibert

CEO, Seibert Media, Wiesbaden, Germany

Kathrin Amacker

Head of Communication, Politics, Sustainability, SBB, Bern, Switzerland

Meera F. Sommer

Founder, Sommer, Zurich, Switzerland

Natalie Robyn

Managing Director, Volvo Car Switzerland AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Simon Krappl

Director Marketing Communication, Volvo Car Switzerland AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Alex Gertschen

Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Chur, Switzerland

Vanessa Müller

Key Account Manager, Too Good To Go, Zurich, Switzerland

Cyrus Makarechian

CEO & President, Lend Me It, Los Angeles, USA

Damiano Casella

Senior Project Leader, Hinderling Volkart, Zurich, Switzerland

Sven Lehmann

Resort Manager, a-ja Resort, Zurich, Switzerland

Jan Krans

Group Director Enterprise Collaboration, Atos, Den Hague, Netherlands

Sudhir Seyboth

Management Coach, Synet Group, Illes Balears, Spain

Ulrich Schimpel

CTO Europe Team IBM Research, Cognitive Industry Solutions, IBM, Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Weingärtner

Sales Consultant, Seibert Media, Wiesbaden, Germany

Simon Youssef

Co-Founder & CTO, neon, Munich, Germany

Jose Morales

Head of Global Field Operations, Atlassian, San Francisco, USA

Dominic Dillier

Moderator, SRF, Zurich, Switzerland

Gregory Ouillon

CTO, New Relic, Geneva, Switzerland

Cameron Deatsch

Head of Server Business, Atlassian, San Francisco, USA

Reto Gurtner

President VR & CEO, Weisse Arena Gruppe, LAAX, Switzerland

Dr. Lewin Boehnke

Head of Research, Crypto Finance AG, Zug, Switzerland

Ludmilla Derr

Managing Director, Elite Experts Conferences, Zurich, Switzerland

Joshua Pineault

Partner, Valve VC, San Francisco, USA

Andy Flury

CTO, Algo Trader, Zurich, Switzerland

Jana Walker

CEO, SwissPrimePack AG, Altstätten, Switzerland

Rui de Freitas

Head of Commercial / Tech Development, Ringier AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Thierry Pool

Director / Head Digital, Content & Data Marketing, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Derek Bugley

Head of Growth,, Boston, USA

David Buttle

Global Marketing Director, Commercial, Financial Times

Alastair Mackie

Commercial Development, Financial Times, London, UK

James Watson

Co-Founder, Longitude, Zurich, Switzerland

Beat Scheidegger

Co-Founder, Company Factory AG, Winterthur, Switzerland

Mario Saladino

Partner, Company Factory AG, Winterthur, Switzerland

Hansjörg Buchser

Managing Director, Accenture, Zurich, Switzerland

Céline Olesen

Business Development and Sales Manager, Climeworks, Zurich, Switzerland

Eva Glasmacher

Singer, Berlin, Germany

George Miller

Global Head of Client Innovation, Atos, London, UK

Luzius Meisser

Board Member, Bitcoin Suisse, Zug, Switzerland

Roman Reichelt

Managing Director Marketing & Sponsorship, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Michael Steinmann

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Elisabete Ramalho

Lead Luxury, Finance, CPG, Google, Zurich, Switzerland

Philipp E. Dettwiler

Head Custody Storage & Transaction Banking, SEBA Bank AG, Zug, Switzerland

Sarah Hynes

Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, London, UK

Corine Thommen

Mobility Intrapreneur, SBB AG, Bern, Switzerland

Naina Bajekal

Deputy International Editor, Time Magazine, London, UK

Gisbert Schneider

Artificially-Intelligent Drug Discovery / Professor, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Joe Copeman

Global SVP Sales, Acast, London, UK
Worldwebforum speaker Stuart Domingos

Stuart Domingos

Head of Group Innovation, Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Bjørnar Jensen

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Rainer Baumann

General Director for Technology, IT, Engineering and Logistics, Migros, Zurich, Switzerland

Florian A. Dehne

Non-Executive Director / Co-Founder, EBIRD, Zurich, Switzerland

Peer Ederer

Program and Science Director, Global Food and Agribusiness Network, Zurich, Switzerland

Anna Schindler

Director, City Development Zurich, Switzerland

Mirjam Schlup

Director of Social Services, Department of Social Affairs, City of Zurich

Angelika Reich

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Daniel Läubli

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Zurich, Switzerland

Kamal Ahluwalia

President, Eightfold, San Francisco, USA

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