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"Use what you have in your hands to create social impact"

Ralf Lippold

Strategic Process Specialist | HTxA - HighTech x Agency

Dresden, Germany

I am a passionate economist and lean thinker pulled by the value of the intersection between arts, science, and exponential technologies catalyzing the transformation of social and economic challenges into elegant ways with currently available resources. I have lived the first half my life in Western Germany, grew up with Apollo, "Fantastic Voyage" and explored  … [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 a UN SDG Advocate, I am on a mission to empower Billions of Global Citizens to live an Adaptive Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability within our planetary boundaries. I am striving to globally reform the agriculture, food and beverage industry. I do this in several ways; by speaking globally on Climate Change and Food  … [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]

"Good Purposeful Work with Good People"

Eric Lynn

Change Provocateur | cultureQs

Munich, Germany

I am a Dialogue Facilitator, Change Provocateur, Consultant and Executive Coach. For more than 30 years, I have been working worldwide as an Organisation Development Consultant, Facilitator and Coach for Cultural Integration, Change and Leadership, where the primary focus is on (Re-)Shaping Workplace Culture by Leveraging Cultural Differences. The learnings from these experiences across multiple  … [see more]

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist | SAP's Chief Innovation Office

Berlin, Germany

I have been loving and living design and innovation my whole career. I moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to system design to be leading design as a strategic innovation instrument. Right now, I am on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. As Chief Designer  … [see more]

"Create desirable and lasting impact"

Nancy Birkhölzer

Managing Partner | IXDS

Berlin, Germany

I empower individuals, teams & organizations to create desirable lasting impact. Before joining IXDS in 2012 I established Fjord's German studio in 2007, grew it to a team of 50 in my role as MD and then took on a Group Director role to build Fjord's global Service Design Academy. Fjord was sold to Accenture  … [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]

"whose brain is in the networks and whose soul is with the water sprites"

Kat Austen

Artist | UCL / freelance

Berlin, Germany

I am an interdisciplinary practitioner with a passion for the environment, digital media and understanding the world’s complex networks. I now work creatively as a researcher, designer and community engagement specialist at the intersection of arts, science and technology. I have excellent project management and team working skills, honed over the last 15 years of  … [see more]

"First the music. Then the community. After that comes everything else."

Jessica Brown

Artist Manager, Designer, Communications Facilitator | KIND // COOL

Berlin, Germany

I manage the careers of exceptionally talented, global-thinking music producers. Artist management is all about relationships; from social media, to drawing together teams across booking, PR and distribution agencies, and of course the people you meet on the dance floor! Last summer I set up my Berlin-based agency, KIND // COOL to specialise in the  … [see more]

Elsa Wormeck

creative consultant | facilitator | corecreate | communications

Berlin, Germany

I love facilitating workshops and creative meetings for organizations and teams. I started doing this when I was about five, playing Beatles and Rolling Stones with my friends. About thirty years later I began to realize that systemic thinking has ever been part of the state where I feel comfortable. Having started out as an  … [see more]

"#open #random #supportive"

Anna Blume

Social Capital Strategist, Impact Navigator, Knowledge Navigator, Artist | Impact Journey

Berlin, Germany

Based in Berlin, Germany and serving clients worldwide. Anna Blume is a Behavior Trainer, Business Developer, Unconditional Universal Basic Income Designer, Social Capital Strategist. Co-Creator of the Impact Journey and works around the World to support Communities. My new project wants to deliver a Universal Unconditional Basic Income (living on the blockchain). #valueinstrument … [see more]

"Voice from Earth that talks back to space"

Andrea Boyd

Flight Operations Engineer | International Space Station, European Astronaut Centre

Cologne, Germany

I work at mission control for the ISS so the astronauts can get science squared away. … [see more]

"Aligning the 'how' with the 'what' in delightful ways"

Belina Raffy

Master Collaborator | Maffick Ltd

Berlin, Germany

Hi! I grew up playing in the forests of the US, Mexico and Canada. I have two passports - US and French, and lived in England for a long time - so I feel effectively Canadian. I now live in Berlin. I started my career in a big bank, took an MBA to relax, studied  … [see more]

"Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kulturtechniken"

Wolf Guenter Thiel

M.A. | Old School

Berlin, Germany

cultural researcher in the fields of comparative studies. i work as a rearcher, editor, publisher and as the head of the cultural institution Old School close to Berlin. My expertise involves at large asian cultural studies and aspects of cultural management on an international level. … [see more]

"Making saving the world groovy and fun..."

Scott Bolden

Sustainable Solutions Developer and Designer | Das Baumhaus Berlin

Berlin, Germany

I have degrees in Art and Engineering and practical experience in those fields as well as in systems, product, interior, and architectural design. I also have experience in music and event production as well as a broad range of activities having to do with sustainable development. if a system is sustainable then it means it  … [see more]

"inspired by an open world"

Andra Schumann

Founder | Akademie Bogensee

Berlin, Germany

Our team is on the way to establish a place close Berlin that will welcome every open minded and inspired person in the world to work with us on the idea of sustainability and self improving concepts that will chance the world. … [see more]

Ferdi Van Heerden

Change Agent | Self employed

Berlin, Germany

Leading change with empathy and optimism. My personal passion "The Values Proposition" informs and guides change engagements towards a human centred and sustained transformation. Currently focused on ReDI School of Digital Integration as co-founder and COO. Turning IT users into coders and creators, ReDI provides IT training to refugees, to accelerate integration and open economic  … [see more]

"#WeJustHaveOnePlanetEarth / Time to care about..."

Nicolas Bramke

Caretaker | Your Little Planet

Berlin, Germany

I studied International Forest Ecosystem Management and realized that there is a huge need on addressing the information about global problems in the right way to the people. Mankind is actually the opposite of sustainable and especially citizens of industry country’s needs to change their behavior asap and to understand the impact of their lifestyle  … [see more]

"ideas by day and by night"

Michael Otto Poschmann

Dipl. Betriebswirt | ARTRANSFER

Berlin, Germany

ideas and intuition for arts and business, organizing small and big projects in this field of activity, coherent thinking... … [see more]

"we are the good news"

Stefan Marks

Founder | FILMING FOR CHANGE

Berlin, Germany

I have many different backgrounds - starting studying medicine and law but finishing with a degree in photography and arts. That's why I am a great fan of diversity and to have an approach in different matters. In the sense of former general thinkers - from Sokrates to Hans Peter Dürr - I want to  … [see more]

"Empower entrepreneurs to make a difference"

Steffen Stauber

Founder & Creative Explorer | Create Meaning

Berlin, Germany

HI MY NAME IS STEFFEN... ...and I'm a mixture between a creative director, a strategist and little bit of a geek. I combine expertise in communication, design, branding and technology to help companies to bridge the gap between ideas, strategy and new business solutions. I started my career in advertising in 2005 with a degree  … [see more]

"It's in your hands"

Andrea Kolb

Founder | ABURY Collection

Berlin, Germany

I am a curious person. I love diving into different cultures and meeting people in their world. … [see more]

"All views subject to Gödel's incompleteness theorem."

Miriam Lyons

Fellow | Centre for Policy Development

Berlin, Germany

Relevant things to know about me: My most recent gig was a seven-year stint as Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development, an Australian think-tank. I spent much of 2014 working on a new book, 'Governomics', with Ian McAuley. Right now I'm collecting and comparing progressive vision statements from around the world, under the  … [see more]

"I always wanted to live in the future."

Lin Kayser

CEO | COGLOBO

Munich, Germany

I am technology entrepreneur, inventor and father of five. For the past decade, I worked in media software and until recently ran Adobe's video engineering group. Through my own companies, I invest in bold ideas and environmental awareness. I am fascinated by space, underwater exploration, clean energy and the potential of 3D printing of smart  … [see more]

Farah Lenser

Journalist

Berlin, Germany

I like to live in Berlin, as a social scientist, freelance journalist , I am interested in fine arts, the beauty of life and all the obstacles lying in between. As facilitator of Open Dialogue Groups I am using different dialogue methodologies such as "Open Forum" and "Open Space", but also other moderation and organisation  … [see more]

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