Speakers 2019

SHE SMASHED GLASS CEILINGS AT WALMART ASIA AND BURBERRY, AND NOW BRINGS TECHNOLOGY TEAMS IN 70 COUNTRIES UP TO SPEED.

 

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Fumbi Chima

CIO FOX NETWORKS GROUP,LOS ANGELES, CA, USA
BRINGS A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND IMPACT
TO LARGE CORPORATIONS.

The inventor of the most successful e-cigarette has upended the traditional smoking industry and is now facing challenges of his own

 

 

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JAMES MONSEES

Co-Founder and Co-owner JUUL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
This man is driving big tobacco out of business
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He has recorded a day to day diary, and has archived all of his memories of those first thirty years... and much more

 

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Bill Wyman

Co-Founder and FORMER bassist Rolling Stones
Disrupted the music industry with Mick, Keith, ChaRLIE and Brian

As a professor he has studied why some people get ahead while others do not. And he can tell the difference between who is an authentic entrepreneur and who is a poser

 

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William P. Barnett

Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations, Stanford, CA
Barnett examines the effects and unforeseen perils of competing and winning

The driving force behind Japan’s most forward-looking consulting firm helped Japan Airlines, Tepco and many more to become part of New Japan.

 

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Kazuhiko Toyama

Managing Partner,IGPI, Industrial Growth Platform Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Turns around the dinosaurs in Japan’s big corporates

She is the first female IT CEO in Afghanistan.

 

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Roya Mahboob

businesswoman, entrepreneur and ceo, Afghan Citadel and Digital Citizen Fund, Afghanistan & New York
She was targeted by the local Taliban for working with the US military

he brings banking and finance experience to the cryptocurrency giant xapo and wants bitcoin to become the new global reserve currency

 

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TED ROGERS

PRESIDENT
XAPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
The man behind the world's most secure bitcoin wallet

As 'china's leading global strategy consultant' he knows exactly how western managers need to think, if they want to be succesful in China

 

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Edward Tse

Founder & CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, Beijing, China
He introduced the strategy consulting industry to China

Applying AI to problems in the sports, e-commerce, and motion sensing space, he plays a key role in Nike’s strategic shift to digital.

 

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Shane Luke

SENIOR DIRECTOR AI AND MACHINE
LEARNING
NIKE, PORTLAND, OR, USA
Works on revolutionizing the way we do sports
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Her mission is to revolutionize women’s health – and with her first breakthrough innovation, a cycle-tracking bracelet, she managed to help men as well.

 

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Lea von Bidder

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT - AVA SCIENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
The Swiss entrepreneur that made the Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2018
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Michael leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society.

 

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Michael Chui

Partner, Mc Kinsey Global Institute (MGI), San Francisco, CA, USA
Interested in what the future brings? Ask
him.
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He has a keen eye for spotting unicorns, he’s a proud European and willing to fight for the future of the old continent,especially in the digital sphere.

 

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Klaus Hommels

Founder & CEO,
Lakestar,Zurich, Switzerland
One of the very few leading European
tech-investors.
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One of the most innovative minds at the intersection of art and technology, Pierre has developed with a deep learning algorithm applied to composing music.

 

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Pierre Barreau

CEO and Co-Founder,Aiva Technologies, London, UK
The composer who taught computers
how to be creative.
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Will he master the supply chain for the most exciting carmaker, jus like he did for furniture giant IKEA?

 

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SASCHA ZAHND

VP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
TESLA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
Will Model 3 disrupt the car industry?

An expert in all things digital across all industries, Paul also advises large banking and insurance institutions all over the world

 

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Paul Jenkins

Senior Partner,
Mc Kinsey & Company,Oslo, Norway
He has a black belt in thinking. Really
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Having worked far and wide through Europe, US, and Asia PAC, he now has responsibility for five global R&D centres and one favorite topic: What the future of work will look like.

 

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DOMINIC PRICE

HEAD OF R&D PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, ATLASSIAN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
He can see into the future (of work)
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Having created more than 150 products for his clients, Scott has been at the forefront of many digital revolutions – from the first iPhone to the native app of “New York Times”.

 

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SCOTT MICHAELS

CHIEF STRATEGIST AND PARTNER
APPLY DIGITAL
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Building an app? He can bring anything to mobile

DRIVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

 

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Nicolas Economou

CEO of H5 and Senior Advisor to the AI Initiative of The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA, USA
BRINGS A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND IMPACT
TO LARGE CORPORATIONS.

GROWING THE PINTEREST AUDIENCE WORLDWIDE

 

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SCOTT COLEMAN

HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL
PINTEREST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
THE FUTURE OF BUYING IS VISUAL
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Having taken hundreds of manager on
spiritual journey, he has seen what most
of them neglect: not honing skills, but
building their personality

 

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Tobias Karcher SJ

CEO
Lasalle-Haus, Zug, Switzerland
He knows how to unleash the power of
silence.

She helped CEOs of foreign corporates navigate the complexities of Chinese bureaucracy. Now, she invests in growth-stage technology companies looking to expand to China.

 

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Angelica Anton

Founding Partner
Silk Ventures
London, UK
Leads a 500 $ VC back backed by the Chinese government
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FORMER PRINCIPAL ADVISOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA presented by Swisscom

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