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Dan Lyons
Dan Lyons Disruptive Tech Journalist @realdanlyons realdanlyons.com/ Biography Dan Lyons is a Thinking Digital legend. He keynoted at the very first Thinking Digital in 2008 where he was our top-rated speaker. He returned in 2009 and his controversial comments regarding Tech Crunch and digital journalism landed him on the pages of the Guardian. If you...
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Michelle Cortese
Michelle Cortese VR Designer @ellecortese ellecor.com/ Biography Michelle Cortese is a VR Designer for Facebook’s AR/VR Experiences team. As VR continues to develop rapidly, Michelle is at the front lines of helping design the look, feel and function of the Facebook virtual experience. She is a Toronto-born designer, maker, futurist, and typophile and is now...
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Shavone Charles
Shavone Charles Diverse Influencer @Shavone shavonec.com/about/ Biography Shavone Charles is the Head of Global Music & Youth Culture Communications at Instagram. She leads all of Instagram’s music and youth culture communications out of the Facebook office in Los Angeles. Based at a company famous for enabling “influencer marketing”, Shavone has proven to be deeply influential...
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Maria Yablonina
Maria Yablonina Robot Innovator https://www.mariayablonina.com/ instagram.com/maria_yablonin Biography A former Autodesk artist in residence, Maria Yablonina is now based at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. At the University, she's part of a multidisciplinary team at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction focussed on the research of computer-aided manufacturing processes in architecture. Maria is not...
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Dave Erasmus
Dave Erasmus Enlightened Entrepreneur @daveerasmus Biography 'Technology is the answer, but what was the question?' - While Cedric Price famously posed this question back in the 70's, today it remains as relevant as ever. Dave Erasmus has considered this question many times throughout his career. A serial entrepreneur from young age, Dave has founded many...
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Roger Mavity
Roger Mavity Creative Conjurer @roger_mavity http://rogermavity.com/ Biography Roger Mavity is a true British business polymath: he founded and ran his own advertising agency for ten years, and won international clients like Honda and Burberrys. He then sold the business and became a CEO within Granada Group, where he handled the communications for Granada’s £7 billion...
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Sabine Hauert
Sabine Hauert Nano-Swarm Engineer @SabineHauert http://hauertlab.com/ https://robohub.org/ Biography In the natural world, we have found multiple examples of what’s called “swarm intelligence” among such diverse species as large flocks of birds, schools of fish, ant colonies or even at a bacterial level to name a few. Sabine Hauert’s work applies the principles of swarm intelligence...
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Halvor Vislie
Halvor Vislie Media Disrupter @tfguniverse https://www.futureuniverse.com/ Biography One of the top weather stories of 2018 was category 4 Hurricane Florence which battered the East Coast of the USA in September 2018. The biggest danger to life and property from Florence were the “storm surge” floods. One of the challenges faced by the Weather Channel was...
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Helen Job
Helen Job People-centric Futurist @helen_job tcolondon.com Biography Helen Job has been helping forecast the future for over 20 years. She is Head of Insight at TCO in London, the ‘fiercely independent media company behind premium culture and entertainment brands Huck and Little White Lies’. Previously she has led future forecasting and insight teams for Flamingo,...
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Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett Political Technologist @JamieJBartlett demos.co.uk Biography Prior to 2016, social media was often dismissed as a lightweight playground for millennials to post cat videos or tell us what they had for lunch. We now know social media has real teeth and has already changed the course of modern history. Jamie Bartlett is widely regarded...
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