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"no job too big. no job too small. no job too medium."

Laurie Rosenwald

designer, painter, mistakes on purpose workshop holder | rosenworld.com

nyc, United States

I am a painter, author, and principal of rosenworld, a design, illustration and animation studio. Actually there is no studio; I usually work alone, and rosenworld doesn’t exist. In spite of this, rosenworld.com was launched in 1995. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, and have taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design,  … [see more]

"The next exhibition standard"

Alexander Brandt

Creative Director | Xenario Inc.

New York, United States

I want to change the world by creating enlightening exhibitions! … [see more]

"Music / disruption / food / travel / health / minimal."

Andrew Lane

Co-founder & CEO | Genero

Melbourne, Australia

I co-founded Genero, a global community of 300,000 filmmakers, combined with a software platform that manages the entire video production process. We have offices in London, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, where we were founded. … [see more]

Robert D. Austin

Professor | Ivey Business School

London, Canada

Researcher, teacher, experienced manager at major multinational corporations (automotive and technology companies) and educational institutions (dean of a business school, CEO of executive education foundation); experienced C-Level consultant to many multinational companies; for more than a decade , faculty chair and faculty member in executive education programs at Harvard Business School; author of several books  … [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]

"growing demand for design"

Mark Bergin

Founder | DRIVENxDESIGN - THE DESIGN 100

Blairgowrie, Australia

I'm DRIVENxDESIGN - founded the DESIGN SUMMIT TOUR and [city] design awards - NYC - SFO - CHI - LON - BRL - HKG - MEL - SYD DRIVENxDESING celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not  … [see more]

"People worth talking to."

Gideon Warhaft

Co-founder | Sage.fm

Sydney, Australia

I am a technology entrepreneur with an arts and community building background. I am the co-founder of Sage.fm, an online video consultation platform that makes it easy for 'sages' - people with knowledge - to connect with 'seekers' willing to pay to speak with them. Sage.fm’s mission is to give greater value to people’s hard-won  … [see more]

Alli Hornstein

Creative Strategy + Business/Experience Design

New York, United States

I get excited about: - Interactive + Immersive environments (3DUI, VR, AR) - Creative collaboration with smart, genuine people who inspire and challenge me - Working with clients/partners to navigate how their brands come to life in different mediums - Experimenting with new and interesting ways to create and interact with content Functional focus: -  … [see more]

"Timing is everything"

Aristides Grigoriou

Changemanager Business & ICT, M&A

Sydney, Australia

I have a background in ICT and a love for logistics, food industry and graphical media. I do my work, with always a strong focus for what changes will bring to and for People, in what Processes with what Systems, given the Culture they are in. In my work as change manager I combine genuine  … [see more]

"Curiousity anchors all great ideas"

Palani Mohan

Photographer | palanimohan.com

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I am the author of five books and have recently completed my fifth, on the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia, which was published in September 2015. Born in Madras, India into a wonderfully talented Tamil movie family, I've loved the visual world from day one. Photography makes me think: Why and how. It injects curiosity in  … [see more]

Jonathan Bielski

Artistic Director | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland, New Zealand

Previously Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House, latterly at Auckland Theatre Company working on new ASB Waterfront Theatre. … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [see more]

"Life’s too short not to enjoy"

Hans Zoellner

Academic | The University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am probably best described as a laboratory scientist and academic, although having initially trained as a dentist, I work in a dental faculty and have had a leading role advocating for improved dental services. My research has been mostly in ‘experimental pathology’, investigating cellular mechanisms in inflammation, wound healing and cancer, but I have  … [see more]

"Enhancing the Digital Experience"

William Ehmcke

Chairman | Snaploader

Sydney, Australia

At Snaploader we are looking to enhance the sales and marketing experience through the innovative use of cool technologies - including AR, and VR. … [see more]

"Communicate Your Best"

Nancy Duarte

CEO | Duarte, Inc.

Mountain View, United States

I'm the epitome of the American Dream. Arriving in the Silicon Valley with lots of moxie and no degree, I now run one of the largest creative firms in the valley and my team help influential people convey information through stories, help them deliver it and how to visualize it. … [see more]

Patty Huntington

Journalist & Producer

Sydney, Australia

I am the Australian correspondent for the world's leading fashion trade journal WWD; have edited Australian fashion industry newspaper Ragtrader; been a gossip columnist for The Sun Herald and the fashion reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, smh.com.au and news.com.au. I have also worked in mainstream television news and current affairs as a researcher, producer  … [see more]

Carolyn Porco

Planetary Scientist

Mill Valley, CA, United States

I am the leader of the imaging science team on the Cassini mission presently in orbit around Saturn, a veteran imaging scientist of the Voyager mission to the outer solar system in the 1980s, and an imaging scientist on the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. My team and  … [see more]

"All you need is love."

Judy Sharp

Author | Laser Beak Man

Brisbane, Australia

I love managing my son Tim Sharp's art career. Tim is 27 years old and has autism. He is the first person in the world with autism to have his art turned into an animated TV series. The best selling book I wrote about Tim's life "A Double Shot of Happiness" is soon to be  … [see more]

"I am a philosopher in action. Internationally, I am fun, funny, making the world a better place."

John Launius

Executive Director | Vidzu Media

St. Louis, United States

As Executive Director of Vidzu Media, part of the Nitrous Effect collaboration, I have the pleasure of leading an incredible collective of innovators who deliver groundbreaking creative solutions for our international roster of clients. Whether you represent a start-up or a multinational corporation, I will expand your initiatives with complete integrity in the most successful  … [see more]

"A Double Shot of Happiness"

Tim Sharp

Artist

Brisbane, Australia

I am a world famous artist. I was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I began drawing at age 4. It helped me to communicate. I created Laser Beak Man at age 11. He is a super hero of my own imagination who features in all my art. I am the first person in the  … [see more]

"Life is Fun!"

Djenat Ploughman

Event Manager

Melbourne, Australia

My name is Dj and I am a vibrant and enthusiastic Event Manager. My goal is to work within Entertainment and Award Ceremonies. I have a background in Retail Management and have turned one of my stores into a Flag Ship with a annual turnover of over one million dollars. I pride myself on delivering  … [see more]

"Helping others be their best"

Isabel Draves

Founder and President | Creative Tech Week and Leaders in Software and Art (LISA)

New York, United States

I'm an entrepreneur who brings people together to share their engaging and important work where technology meets art, design and culture. I started the first social media website for teenage girls, then moved further into Internet entrepreneurship, then moved laterally into joining people up in real life. Creative Tech Week - first week of May  … [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 data analytics 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 data  … [see more]

"I ill iterate."

Anne Ishii

Writer/Editor | MASSIVE GOODS

New York, United States

I write about Japan, gender, comics. I edit gay erotica and own a brand called MASSIVE GOODS which specializes in the curation, translation and merchandising of queer and feminist art from Japan. I am also a closet comic and novelist. … [see more]

"Human. Simple. Authentic."

George Arriola

Founder & CEO, Executive Creative Director | Minimalisms

San Francisco, United States

Celebrates the renegade spirit of California by designing products and experiences that are - Human. Simple. Authentic. Currently, I run a bespoke skunk works product design consultancy - Minimalisms. Working with craftspeople around the world I have designed iconic objects and experiences such as the world's first heirloom electronic - Runcible, by Monohm. Designed to  … [see more]

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