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Jimmy Soni
Jimmy Soni Innovation Investigator @Jimmyasoni jimmysoni.com Jimmy Soni is the best-selling author of The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, which featured exclusive interviews with Silicon Valley legends Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman among many others. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Issacson reviewed Jimmy’s book as “deeply reported...
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Taha Yasseri
Taha Yasseri Computational Social Scientist @TahaYasseri tahayasseri.com Taha Yasseri is an Associate Professor at the School of Sociology and a Geary Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. Formerly, he was a Senior Research Fellow in Computational Social Science at the University of Oxford, and a Turing Fellow at...
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Francesca Rosella
Francesca Rosella Fashionable Technologist @RosellaGenz cutecircuit.com/ Francesca Rosella founded CuteCircuit in 2004 with her then co-founder and now fiancé Ryan Genz. CuteCircuit is the world’s first wearable-technology fashion brand. CuteCircuit’s co-founders, and Ryan Genz, come from a heritage of couture in fashion design (Valentino), and Interaction Design and Anthropology respectively. After a decade and a...
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Nadia Finer
Nadia Finer Shy Warrior @nadiafiner shyandmighty.com According to YouGov, 57% of the UK population self-identify as being ‘shy’ and Nadia Finer is on a softly-spoken mission to understand and help. Nadia is the UK’s leading shyness expert and the author of Shy & Mighty, which went on to be adapted for young people as Shy...
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Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby Venture Capital Chronicler @scmallaby cfr.org/ Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is the author of five books, most recently The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. Sebastian’s previous book, The Man Who Knew: The...
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Sugata Mitra
Sugata Mitra Educational Technologist @Sugatam Sugata is a legendary innovator in education. His 1999 “Hole in the Wall” experiment proved that kids could be taught computers easily without formal training and this method became known as Minimally Invasive Education. The Hole in the Wall Experiment became the inspiration for the novel and movie Slumdog Millionaire....
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Jason Fried
Jason Fried Calm Workplace Advocate @JasonFried world.hey.com/jason Jason Fried is the legendary co-founder and CEO of Basecamp, one of the pioneers in software as a service and online collaboration. In addition to Jason’s pathbreaking work in software, he has long been a thought leader on the future of work with a central theme around simplicity....
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Samantha Kingston
Samantha Kingston Immersive Innovator virtual_umbrella_ @VirtualUmbrella virtualumbrella.marketing Samantha Kingston is the co-founder & CEO of Virtual Umbrella, a marketing consultancy who specialises in helping clients make use of emerging immersive technologies in their communications and marketing. They’ve worked with brands such as San Miguel, Lipton Ice Tea, Gucci, British Airways, the Manchester International Festival, South...
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Hassan Ugail
Hassan Ugail Visual AI Explorer @ugail bradford.ac.uk/staff/hugail Professor Hassan Ugail is the Director of the Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford. He is a renowned computer scientist in the area of visual computing and artificial intelligence. He has undertaken prominent work in the area of human biometrics, especially the development of cutting-edge...
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Kate Baucherel
Kate Baucherel Cryptocurrency Explorer @KateBaucherel galiadigital.co.uk Kate Baucherel is a writer, speaker, and digital strategist specialising in the application of emerging technologies, with a focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She is the author of several books including Blockchain Hurricane: Origins, Applications and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, the What’s Hot in Blockchain...
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