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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

"People will never forget how you made them feel... - Maya Angelou"

Imogen Brennan

Journalist & Communications Consultant

Sydney, Australia

Journalist and Communications Consultant … [see more]

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann"

Marc Buckley

Sustainable Futurist, Climate Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur | ALOHAS ECO-Center

Hamburg, Germany

As an Official UN SDG Advocate, Social Innovation, Climate Change Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist, Marc is on a mission to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries. His aim is to  … [see more]

"do clever things"

Samantha Bell

Business Strategist, Lead Gen, Action, Creative | Runway Digital

Melbourne, Australia

hi, i’m sam bell. i’m lucky to work with some of the world’s best founders and organisations. if you’re a leader who’s keen to create something exceptional, we could work together. runwaydigital.com/advisory if you want to improve how you look online, here’s how. good luck! runwaydigital.com/lift-off-store twice a month you can receive an email with  … [see more]

"Missions. Strategies. Executions."

Patrick Adams

Managing Director | Secret Weapon Marketing

Santa Monica, CA, United States

I study complicated market situations and make them understandable so that companies are able to use creative marketing effectively and efficiently in the interest of persuasion. My first two years out of college were spent as a Certified Public Accountant until I realized the world already had too many of them. … [see more]

Gerardo Betancourt

Coach and Speaker | The Influencer Method Institute

Mexico City, Mexico

I'm the licensee and curator of TEDxMexicoCity since 2010, and TEDx Ambassador for Mexico since 2015. I'm on the mission to contribute to a new generation of Mexicans. Kinder, smarter, more connected, more reflexive. I love to travel, to read and to have thoughtful and meaningful conversations. … [see more]

"Evolving Integrated Architecture"

Leah Alissa Bayer

Founder + Studio Director | EVIA

San Francisco, CA, United States

Early in my career, I noticed a systemic discord between dated architecture and construction practices and the quickly evolving demands of modern living. This observation, paired with a healthy dose of curiosity, forward-focus, and passion for improving quality of life, inspires me to to push the limits of the architecture profession by challenging conventions and  … [see more]

Paul Shore

Filmmaker / Social Entrepreneur | PaulShore.net

Montreal, Canada

Never one to accept the status quo, I have spent the last 20 years working in social entrepreneurship, videojournalism, transmedia, and citizen engagement. Work interests include Social Innovation, Civic Tech, Trans-Media & Tech for Good … [see more]

"Use technology to improve lives around the world"

Lambert Hogenhout

Chief Analytics, Partnerships and Innovation | United Nations

New York, United States

I oversee the emerging technologies team at the United Nations, currently focusing on trend analysis, machine learning and and predictive analytics to provide deeper insight into political and macro-economic issues. I also lead the technology innovation team. Forecasting of technological developments and their effect on society. Introduce innovation techniques and initiate innovation projects involving machine  … [see more]

"We are ships at sea, not ducks on a pond: Navigate the unknown."

Graeme Harrison

Looking for next step..... | The house of Harrison

Portland, OR, United States

The work stuff is that until recently I looked after the Sales, Marketing and Product Management departments of Biamp Systems, a leading global manufacturer of professional AV equipment for fixed installation. I've been working in this industry for several decades and my main role was planning strategy for our company and looking at long-term trends.  … [see more]

"Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

CieJai Zarb

Partnerships Manager | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I'm a Partnership Manager driven by a passion for business, meaningful connections and results. I am always looking for ways to bring brands to life through the creation of unique and engaging experiences. I’m passionate about creating partnerships that are win-win-win. I have been fortunate enough to work in a range of different sectors including  … [see more]

"Innovation research and strategy consulting"

Lukas Pardylla

Consultant | Beluga Strategic Design GmbH

Berlin, Germany

I live in Berlin and have a Master from the University of Arts in Berlin in Corporate and Business Communication, which includes a semester abroad at UTS Sydney. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in sports Management from the Ruhr University Bochum. Between the Bachelor's and Master's studies, I was hired  … [see more]

"there are more options than you can think of"

Joerg Altekruse

Filmmaker, producer, social entrepreneur | Zeitfilm.media, Youth4planet.org

Hamburg, Germany

I was always curious, and after all those years I still like to take a different route every time. For me filmmaking is the greatest way to be in contact with people, with nature, with thought. There is no limitation of topics and perspectives, if you allow yourself to wonder and find new lands. … [see more]

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

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Activist, 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]

"Making things that matter"

Justin McMurray

Do-er and Maker

Sydney, Australia

I design digital products. I've been a startup founder, strategy director, social entrepreneur and much more. I am enjoying being back in Sydney having spent a number of years in London and Berlin. I love collaborating with people who have a beginner's spirit so feel free to get in touch for a conversation. … [see more]

"Become the best possible human being"

Jean-François Noubel

Open Source Human Being

Aix-en-Provence, France

I do R&D in collective intelligence and the evolution of our species. It has lead me to work on the next post-monetary technologies for the forthcoming 'after money' society. On a broader range I study the connection between architecture and consciousness. This makes me travel the world to give keynotes, teach at different universities, and  … [see more]

"To create... and be a conduit for change."

Nathan Drabsch

Creative Director / Director / Designer / Founding Partner of Kin Things | Kin Things (Kin)

Sydney, Australia

I am a founding partner, creative director and designer for Sydney based creative studio, Kin Things (Kin). I partner with brands, studios, agencies, marketers and fellow creatives to develop high-end creative solutions. My primary focus is on moving image, directing, design, brand experiences & creative solutions. Over the course of my career I have designed,  … [see more]

Dave King

Founder and CEO | The Royals and Move 37

Melbourne, Australia

I'm a co-founder and head of R&D at the award-winning independent creative agency, The Royals. I'm also Founder of Move 37, a creative AI company, and Storymart.com, the (upcoming) online home of short fiction. I'm passionate (obsessed?) about the possibilities of emerging creative technology to mess with industry norms and help provide interesting connected experiences  … [see more]

"So much of life is about attitude & how we handle what happens. Life is good no matter what."

Samantha Palmer

General Manager, People, Capability & Communication; Diversity & Inclusion Champ | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Government

Canberra, Australia

I've been incredibly privileged to work in the private sector (owning my own business and working for others including receivers), the community sector, the State Public sector and the Commonwealth public sector across a wide range of topics. I have also been honoured to represent employers as a Board Director. This range has allowed me  … [see more]

"Your life is your story. Write what you want."

Marvin Mathew

Product + Strategy | M/IG Digital

New York, United States

Passionate about better me, better you, better us. I spent the last 18 months running a digital innovation agency. We worked with some fun brands across 6 countries. I'm eager about leveraging technology (strategy+product) to support social & economic mobility. I dream of a world where traditional business is a force for good. I love  … [see more]

"Don't stop believing"

Patrick Kohl

Filmmaker

Berlin, Germany

I am a documentary and advertising filmmaker, specialized in telling authentic stories. Over time I met so many inspiring people on my journeys through this world, that I never stop imagining. I don't judge. I document. And I connect. To tell stories with love. About people. For people. … [see more]

"Journalism: a master disguise for the overly curious"

Jane Nicholls

Editor • Journalist • Content Strategist

Sydney, Australia

I entered journalism through the work-experience back door three days after I finished my HSC, and then spent three decades in full-time employment as a journalist and editor. Along the way the magazines I collected included Follow Me, Harper's Bazaar, Mode, Good Weekend, Who and People USA. (Oh, and Electronics Today International and Modern Boating.)  … [see more]

"If it's got strings or skins I'll play it. If it's got keys I'll type on it."

Adam Dennis

Web Guy | Murrindindi Shire Council & General Thinking

Yea, Australia

Known to some as 'Pollyanna' for my optimistic timeframe estimates, I nevertheless do actually turn in some interesting work from time to time. Intrigued by the nexus between artistic creativity - e.g. songwriting - and productive creativity - e.g. coding. Constantly amazed by all that the human mind can achieve ... and, on occasion, depressed  … [see more]

"Change the game."

Julian Ward

CEO & Founder | 7DX (AR/VR)

Surry Hills, Australia

I am a behaviourist, founder, futurist, innovator, advisor and investor. I believe disruption is driven by people, not technology. I try to help people see the world more simply, by advising and investing in high impact innovation areas, in order to attain knowledge and insight. With that experience and knowledge, my goal is to help  … [see more]

"i string together images fast enough to deceive your mind – and i used to work at big-TED"

jason wishnow

film director

..., United States

Jason Wishnow is the filmmaker behind TEDTalks, the Peabody Award winning video series watched over one billion times (even in outer space). Wishnow works at the intersection of film and emerging technologies and has been called “no stranger to difficult shoots” (Wired UK, 2014), an “online-video virtuoso” (New York Times, 2009), the “enfant terrible of  … [see more]

"1+1=11"

Ferdi Van Heerden

Innovation Designer | Self employed

Berlin, Germany

My clients usually call when the strategy GPS says: “You can’t get there from here.” Inspired innovation comes from the marriage of breakthrough perspectives and experienced deployment. IDEO taught me about design, Adidas gave me a passion for performance. Working as an independent for almost 7 years has given me the confidence to follow my  … [see more]

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