Andreas Ekström is a futurist and commentator on digital revolution. His passion is to educate for digital equality and he aims to understand the companies and behaviours that have become culturally, technologically and commercially drivers of change at all levels of society. Andreas wants to see a world in which we share the wealth – not only financially, but also in terms of knowledge and influence.
Jonas Kjellberg is an engaging digital transformation speaker, co-creator of Skype, author, and investor. As co-creator of Skype, Kjellberg worked as Managing Director (equivalent to a CEO in the U.S.), helping generate 90 percent of their revenue stream.
Gwynne Shotwell joined SpaceX in 2002 as vice president of business development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 70 launches, representing more than $10 billion in business. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors.
Named one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” and selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation for their new book: Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and dynamic speaker known for her visually stimulating, big picture, provocative, inspiring, and engaging keynotes.
Considered one of the most successful internet entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström is best known for co-founding Skype, an online communications platform which was designed to reduce the cost of telephone calls to businesses and individuals in an increasingly global community.
Jack Dorsey is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
In July of 2012, Marissa Mayer was appointed president and CEO of Yahoo, a company besieged by declining stock prices, layoffs and slowing ad revenue. Tasked with course-correcting the company, Mayer is the fifth CEO hired by Yahoo in the past five years. She is also one of only 20 women running a Fortune 500 company.
Called a “Digital Dale Carnegie” and “the Tony Robbins of Tech,” Erik Qualman helps organizations understand the implications of social media on our daily lives—and how businesses can tap the power of social media to increase their sales, cut their marketing costs, and reach consumers directly.
Liz Diller might just be the first post-wall architect. From a mid-lake rotunda made of fog to a gallery that destroys itself with a robotic drill, her brainy takes on the essence of buildings are mind-bending and rebellious.
Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. Based in Silicon Valley, he researches exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. He also an excellent innovation and technology speaker.
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.”
Julie Meyer is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, highgrowth, early stage businesses around the world. She has driven many continent-wide initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy. Julie believes that ‘Individual Capitalism’ is the force of the 21st century. She trusts people’s ingenuity to solve the world’s problems at both the macro and micro levels – and to expand prosperity.
Gary Kovacs is AVG’s recently appointed chief executive officer and a managing director of our management board. Prior to joining AVG, Mr. Kovacs served as chief executive officer of Mozilla Corporation, where he led the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox web browser.
Scott is a thought leader that specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways. He has used innovation, velocity, and future vision to build his own companies, and to advise clients. He speaks to audiences across the market spectrum and never fails to send them home with at least three new ideas that can be applied right away. Scott is one of very few people that can translate where technology and trends are going with a high level of flair.
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Brynjolfsson is on the academic advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Time Magazine’s Board of Economists. He is co-principal investigator on several grants by the National Science Foundation to study Information Technology, Organizational Transformation and Productivity.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
David Nour is a social networking strategist and one of the foremost thought leaders on the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, David and his team are solving global client challenges with Strategic Relationship Planning™ and Enterprise Social Networking best practices.
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is now regarded as one of the pioneers of cloud computing and has been instrumental in driving businesses to transform into customer companies by embracing social and mobile cloud technologies to connect with customers, partners, employees and even products in new ways.
David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His information design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The Guardian, Wired and Die Zeit.