Speakers 2018

Co-founding Pledge 1% to accelerate global integrated philanthropy

 

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SUZANNE DIBIANCA

EXECUTIVE VP, CORPORATE RELATIONS & CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER
SALESFORCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SHE IS THE  'KICK-ASS' WOMAN IN TECH

Bestselling author and leadership columnist

 

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MARK C. THOMPSON

SENIOR EXECUTIVE COACH & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
CEO-COACH OF STEVE JOBS AND RICHARD BRANSON

THE BOSS OF THE SECRET APPLE DESIGN BUREAU

 

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WILHELM OEHL

PARTNER & CXO
EIGHT, INC. SAN FRANCISCO, CA
INVENTED THE APPLE-STORE WITH STEVE JOBS

STANFORD DESIGN THINKER

 

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CARISSA CARTER

DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, D.SCHOOL STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CA
THE AGENDA SETTER AT D, SCHOOL

17 of 25 Top Global Eco-Innovator selected by Fortune

 

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NANCY PFUND

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
DBL PARTNERS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
EARLY IMPACT INVESTOR IN TESLA, SPACEX AND SOLAR CITY

CO-LED THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER DIVISION

 

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RAY O'FARRELL

EVP & CTO
VMWARE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIRTUALIZER OF THE DATA CENTER

AMONG TOP 10 MOST CITED SCHOLARS IN BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

 

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PROF. DR. DAVID J. TEECE

THOMAS W. TUSHER PROFESSOR IN GLOBAL BUSINESS, HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
University of California, Berkeley, CA
INVENTOR OF THE DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, COINBASE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 

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SAM ROSENBLUM

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
COINBASE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
WORLD’S LARGEST DIGITAL CURRENCY HOLDER

MANAGING THE PROCESS OF INNOVATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

 

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ANDREAS GALL

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE, SALZBURG, AUT
INNOVATOR OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY
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CONCEPT DEVELOPER FOR PREMIUM MEDIA EXPERIENCES

 

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SASHA SCHRIBER

PRINCIPAL DIGITAL ARTIST, DIGITAL PLATFORMS GROUP LEAD, DISNEY RESEARCH, ZURICH
DIGITAL INNOVATOR WITH FINANCIAL AND ARTISTIC BACKGROUND.

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

 

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Prof. Dr. CHARLES A. O'REILLY

FRANK E. BUCK PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CA
INVENTOR OF THE AMBIDEXTROUS ORGANIZATION

One of the top 10 most valuable and biggest companies in the world

 

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TERRY VON BIBRA

GENERAL MANAGER EUROPE
ALIBABA GROUP
INTERNATIONAL SENIOR EXECUTIVE WITH OUTSTANDING INSIGHT 

The upcoming 'Rockstar' within Amazon

 

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GLENN GORE

CHIEF ARCHITECT
AMAZON WEB SERVICES, SEATTLE, WA
THE BRAIN BEHIND THE DISRUPTIVE AMAZON CLOUD

FOCUSED ON LEAN INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DEVOLOPING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS GLOBALLY

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PROF. JÉROME S. ENGEL

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR EMERITUS
HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CA
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT ON INNOVATION AND VENTURE CAPITAL

OVER 90 MILLION ALBUM SALES
MORE THAN 2000 LIVE PERFORMANCES
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BANDS

 

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BRUCE DICKINSON

BUSINESSMAN, PILOT, LEAD SINGER
IRON MAIDEN LONDON, UK
666 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST 3:)

HER STATED MISSION IS TO EMPOWER THE COUNTRY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

 

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JACQUELINE POH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE
GOVTECH, SINGAPORE
LEADING SINGAPORE’S MOVE TOWARDS DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

RESULT-DRIVEN LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

 

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ED BROWN

VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL
MALWAREBYTES,  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Helps companies grow with a track record of success

FEDERAL COUNCILLOR MINISTER OF ECONOMIC

 

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JOHANN N. SCHNEIDER-AMMANN

FEDERAL COUNCILLOR MINISTER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
AMBITIOUS ECONOMIC PROMOTER WITH AN ENTREPRENEURIAL BACKGROUND

BRIDGE BUILDER OF MANY KINDS

 

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DR. CHRIS LUEBKEMAN

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL FORESIGHT & INNOVATION, ARUP, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
A GENERALIST WITH A VIEW TO BEING “IN LEAGUE WITH THE FUTURE”.

PRESIDENT OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

 

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Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella

PRESIDENT ETH ZURICH
HELPS TO SHAPE SWITZERLAND'S DIGITAL FUTURE

FABIAN HEDIGER

FOUNDER & CEO PRESIDENT ACADEMIC BOARD, ZUERICH

HELPING TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH HERTZ, WALMART, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AND JUSTIN BIEBER.

 

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David Le

MANAGING COUNSEL, LYFT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
RAISED $1B BY WINNING GOOGLE AS A MAJOR INVESTOR

ENTREPRENEUR AND CONSULTANT FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS IN THE U.S., EUROPE AND ASIA

 

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PHILIPP STAUFFER

FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER
FYRFLY VENTURE PARTNERS, MENLO PARK, CA

Best Private Bank for use of Technology

 

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DIRK KLEE

COO
UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
LEADER OF THE DIGITAL STRATEGY OF UBS'S LARGEST DIVISION

AUTHOR OF SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS IN TOP LEVEL JOURNALS IN THE FIELD

 

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PROF. DR. GEORG VON KROGH

PROF. OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION
ETH ZURICH
AUTHORED 17 BOOKS TRANSLATED INTO 8 LANGUAGES

DR. FOKERS WANTS TO RE-EXAMINE FUTURE SCENARIOS AND REVIEW ESTABLISHED STRUCTURES

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PROF. DR. GERD FOLKERS

PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE STUDIES AT ETH ZURICH AND FORMER PROFESSOR OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
PRESIDENT OF THE SWISS SCIENCE AND INNOVATION COUNCIL (SSIC)

JULIE ALLEGRO

CO-Founder and MD of FYRFLY Venture Partners
FYRFLY Venture Partners, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 20 YEARS OF VENTURE EXPERIENCE AS INVESTOR AND OPERATOR

WRITES ABOUT WOMAN IN SCIENCE AND HISTORY

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LAUREN GUNDERSON

PLAYWRIGHT, SCREENWRITER AND SHORT STORY AUTHOR
ATLANTA, GA
The most produced playwright in the U.S.

MARC WALDER

CEO
RINGIER AG, ZURICH
SWISS JOURNALIST AND MEDIA EXECUTIVE 

SUSAN KISH

CO Executive, Entrepreneur, Advisor
Excel Venture Management, LLC, BOSTON
 20 EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES, PRODUCTS,
SERVICES AND TEAS

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

STEVE WOZNIAK

TECH-GURU & CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE

JAY SIMONS

PRESIDENT

IBRAHIM BASHIR

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

ANDY WALSHE

RED BULL SANTA MONICA, USA
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