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Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Optimise for happiness, everything will come."

Tung Nguyen

General Manager, Digital | Redkite

Sydney, Australia

I help people and organisations navigate the journey from who they are now and who they want to be. Taking processes, tools and mythologies from leading innovative organisations and modifying them so that they can work for smaller organisations or NFPs (because every organisation is different). … [see more]

"Innovate with your finances"

Sophie Grimbert Tweed

IFA | VIA

Toulouse, France

Curious & eager to learn families stories, choices and objectives. … [see more]

"Do things that make your heart grow"

Masako Fukui

Writer/Producer/Storyteller/Journalist

Sydney, Australia

Japanese Australian, born in India. I'm a bilingual writer, radio documentary producer, journalist and storyteller. Was previously a sex educator in schools and a community health worker. As a media professional I've worked for high profile institutions including the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), BBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei (Nihon Keizai  … [see more]

"Les is mor"

Hans von Sichart

UX designer | GE Digital

Pleasanton, United States

I am a UI/UX designer with a solid experience building successful products. I create engaging software across all platforms: from mobile and PC to 10-foot TV interfaces and industrial HMI dashboards. My products are in use by millions of consumers and enterprise users worldwide. I work well in multidisciplinary teams. I believe in synergy. When  … [see more]

Emma Vuletic

Screenwriter and writer

New York, United States

Writer for screen and theatre. Developing, scouting, and adapting literary properties between New York, UK and Australia. I have worked with Macmillan Entertainment, Southern Light Films, Miramax UK, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, the Royal Court Theatre UK, Flying Bark Pictures, Aquarius Films, Company Pictures UK and other companies. … [see more]

"The visionary is the only true realist (Fellini)"

Andrew Westcombe

Technical Editor | Australian Digital Health Agency

Sydney, Australia

I'm trained as a philosopher, but pay the bills as an editor, working closely with experts across the gamut of health, IT, and everything in between. It's good work, that ultimately will save many lives and a great deal of money, albeit in a very abstract way. In a similarly abstract way, I see philosophy  … [see more]

"Innovate, adapt and overcome"

John McMahon

Director | Kaiser McMahon Group

Sydney, Australia

I work with government, companies and individuals and help them enjoy the technology in their lives more, by making that technology work better for them. This goal is a common thread through the various roles and jobs that I have had, and it often bubbles up in my personal relationships. I am passionate about how  … [see more]

"Travel Deeper."

Jill Greenwood

Director, AFAR Experiences | AFAR

Vancouver, Canada

I curate and produce AFAR Experiences, an immersive travel event series that takes readers of AFAR Magazine to worldwide destinations and introduces them to the remarkable local people who are doing incredible things. We provide unprecedented access to fascinating people, places and projects, and strive to inspire and enable our attendees to connect and engage  … [see more]

"Nearly Now"

Christian Tietz

Dr | Designlab / University of New South Wales

Blue Mountains, Australia

I was the kind of kid for whom the entire Wonderworld ride had to be stopped because it was too boring and I wanted to get off. School was no better. At university I took a year off to produce my first product and sold 13000 units successfully. I travelled the world, climbed 5000 metre  … [see more]

"Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time"

Marie Sornin

Head of international development- Twitter Amplify | Twitter

New York City, United States

Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time. Over 10 years of digital media experience around the world. I thrive in entrepreneurial environments like I did when co founding eclosion.net in France (full service digital agency) or developing Twitter video services in emerging markets. I always think creatively and use my leadership skills to  … [see more]

"Supporting peoples passions"

Cassandra Kevin

Director and Co - Founder | AVANT Agency

Sydney, Australia

I have over 15 years experience in the event industry working across the Arts, Sport, Business and Food sectors and delivering new business partnership properties across Australia. I am a strategic thinker with excellent, presentation, business development, negotiation and sales skills. Commercially aware with a solid track record of success in developing, implementing and leveraging  … [see more]

"The Future of Corporate Wellness"

Debriana Berlin

Founder | Yoga Incorporated & Kiss The Sky

Washington DC, United States

My goal is to change the way we physically interact at work. I've seen trust and solidarity explode among colleagues when touch accomplishes what words cannot. Through my company, Yoga Incorporated, I'm developing theories on how to evolve the way we use our bodies at work. YI provides wellness services to the U.S. government, allowing  … [see more]

""Long live the high tide and long live the low, but above all, long live the difference.""

Mandy Nguyen

The GO Project

San Jose, United States

In the beginning of 2014, I collided with 9 people that profoundly transformed the way I lived and thought. I joined The GO Project, an eclectic group of 9 individuals who had decided to take learning into their own hands, dedicating an entire year to travel to international innovation hubs and immerse themselves in culture,  … [see more]

Ann Mossop

Head of Talks and Ideas | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I am the Head of Public Programs at the Sydney Opera House where I am responsible for the Ideas at the House program of talks, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and a range of other activities that bring the broader public to the Sydney Opera House. Part of my brief is to further develop the  … [see more]

"Passionate Entrepreneur, Curious Learner, Art Lover"

Canay Atalay

Cofounder | Patica

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a humanist, curious learner and mother -growing up together with my 2 daughters-. I accumulated and synthesized global business experience and methodologies over more than a decade mainly in innovation and business transformation domains using digital transformation, business design, design thinking & agile philosophical approaches. I co founded Patica in 2015., a disruptive  … [see more]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

Boutique agency providing boardroom entertainment drawing on the world of big ideas. … [see more]

Maite Oonk

Research coordinator / PhD candidate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building design capabilities within KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Researching the 'design effect' on employee happiness. … [see more]

Gretchen McCulloch

Internet Linguist

Montreal, Canada

I write about linguistics for a general audience. I'm currently writing a book about internet language and the future of English for Riverhead (Penguin). I was the Resident Linguist at The Toast, where I wrote about linguistics of the doge meme, Benedict Cumberbatch names, and more. I've also written pop linguistics for Slate and Mental  … [see more]

"Let's do something epic"

Annie Bell (nee Woodhead)

Global Marketing Director | Alum of: BCG Digital Ventures, Fjord, GE, Financial Times

Sydney, Australia

I'm a big believer in the power of design to change the world. I'm fascinated by trends in the internet, design thinking and the application of technology to improve people‚Äôs lives. And I'm obsessed about new, bleeding edge technologies! My love affair with communications began almost 14 years ago, and I've been working in the  … [see more]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [see more]

"Helping people focus on the things that matter"

Andrew Rothery

Company director | Koda Capital/General Thinking/Cicada Innovations, LeapFrog Investments/Blackbird Ventures/

Sydney, Australia

I'm a reformed private equity investor who now sits as a non-executive director on the boards of a range of companies (General Thinking, Cicada Innovations, Koda Capital, LeapFrog Investments, Andreasens Green, among others), doing what I can to help management make a positive difference. … [see more]

"Perpetual learning"

Asher Devang

Innovation and Strategy Consultant | Innosight, TEDxSingapore, Singularity University, +Acumen

Singapore, Singapore

I am an innovation and strategy consultant at Innosight. Prior to this, I worked at a start-up called smove where I helped create an electric-vehicle sharing service in Singapore. I am obsessed with trends and cutting edge innovations across industries. I attended Singularity University to fully understand the exponential technologies that will change almost every  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

Alissa Everett

Photographer and Humanitarian

Nairobi, Kenya

I'm a photographer, humanitarian and idealist. I shine a light into the shadows and seek out the good in the darkest corners of the world. I've traveled to and covered stories in somewhere around 115 countries depending on when you read this, and will never have a favorite. I also founded a non-profit in 2008,  … [see more]

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