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Program Highlights


Lisbon, Nov 4-9, 2017

 

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Program Highlights


Lisbon, Nov 4-9, 2017

 

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A week-long program across two locations.

The House of Beautiful Business took place in The Studio (our day-to-day social hub in the Chiado district for intimate events, co-working, and communing) and The Palacio (the Palacio de Conde de Óbidos, where we will held a public kick-off and a full-day conference. You can see the day-to-day agenda here.

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Next Start-up: Humanity

 

Is it time for a new humanism? And what can business learn from the humanities? Discuss with local entrepreneurs and international artists and business leaders at our special public kick-off event.

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Handbook of Beautiful Business

Our residents will live and work together for a week to produce a handbook rich with tips and tools to make business more beautiful. Join them for the whole week or just stop by to contribute and learn.

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Conference of Beautiful Business

 

We’re hosting a full-day conference in The Palacio, exploring the rehumanization of business - from new visions for the future of work to soulful organizations to intimate conversations with AI.

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Ethnographic Excursions

 

From the rituals of commerce to author Fernando Pessoa to our exponential digital selves – come with us on field trips into the heart of Lisbon to uncover hidden meanings of the city.

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15 Toasts Dinners

 

The best things in life happen around a table with good food: This story-based, intimate format invites you to share your perspective in a whole new way, off-script and off the record. 

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Workshops

Learn to apply open-source tools to design beautiful platforms with ease, explore how philosophical methods will help your critical thinking, or identify your purpose and model a conscious business.

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Rich Dialogue

Engage with an eclectic group of leaders, devoted to exploring a humanist way of doing business, and become part of a new, emerging community.

 

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Breakfasts, Salons, & Night Caps

 

Use The Studio as your comfortable hub during Web Summit - from early morning breakfasts to salons and late night caps with surprise guests, port wine, snacks, and Fado.

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The Grand Silent Party

 

We are going to celebrate the end of a busy week with a special party at The Studio. Join us for talks and performances. Enjoy the harbor view, the great company, and most importantly – the silence.

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Residents


Bosses. Upstarts. Poets. Founders.Performers. Thinkers. Makers. Breakers.

 

Join us in Lisbon

Residents


Bosses. Upstarts. Poets. Founders.Performers. Thinkers. Makers. Breakers.

 

Join us in Lisbon

Our Residents


Keira Havens
Co-Founder and CEO, Revolution Bioengineering

BEAUTIFUL SCIENCE

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Dennis Mortensen
Founder and CEO, x.ai

INTELLIGENT AGENTS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Gemma Mortensen
Co-Founder, More in Common

EMBRACING THE OTHER

David Okuniev
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Typeform

 

MAKING DATA HUMAN

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Aditi Khorana
Author, Mirror in The Sky and The Library of Fates

HOW THE STORIES WE TELL CREATE THE WORLD WE SHARE

Haje Jan Kamps
Co-Founder and CEO, LifeFolder 

 

TEACHING A ROBOT ABOUT DEATH

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Anita Zielina
Chief Product Officer, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

TRUTH, TRUST, AND ALGORITHMS

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Jonathan Cook
Ethnographic Researcher

THE RITUALS OF COMMERCE

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Helene Lundbye Petersen
 Founder, WhitePageProject, and recent Artist-in-Residence, Danish Parliament

A NEW HUMAN CONDITION

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Leila Janah
Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI

GIVE WORK

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Gianpiero Petriglieri
Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD

HUMANIZING LEADERSHIP

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Laurent Haug
Entrepreneur and community builder

COME TOGETHER

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Arun Chaudhary
First Cameraman, Obama White House & Creative Director, Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign

 

THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION

Jocelyn Ibarra
Permanent Resident of the Internet

IDENTITY GAMES

Martin Harrison
Marketer and Philosopher, Kortical

 

THE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Ariane Conrad
The Book Doula

 

STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

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Judith Wallenstein
Senior Partner, BCG, and Director, BCG Henderson Institute Europe

THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Martin Reeves
Senior Partner, BCG, and Director, BCG Henderson Institute

THE REHUMANIZATION OF BUSINESS

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Rosa Riera
VP of Employer Branding and Social innovation, Siemens

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

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Christoph Knorn
Global Director, Employer Branding, Siemens

SHAPING PERCEPTIONS IN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS

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Christian 'Mio' Loclair
Creative Director, Waltz Binaire

DANCING WITH AI

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Ricardo Marvão
Co-Founder, Beta-i

HOW TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO

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Léa Steinacker
Chief Innovation Officer, WirtschaftsWoche

INNOVATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Eugenio Battaglia
Partner, Platform Design Toolkit

PLATFORMS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION

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J F Grossen
VP Design, HERE

DESIGN FOR NOTHING

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Anne Kjær Riechert
Co-Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital 

Integration

CODING FOR INCLUSION

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Limor Schweitzer
Founder and CEO, RoboSavvy

MOBILE MACHINES AND HUMANS

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Rob Knight
Founder, Mattereum

THE INTERNET OF AGREEMENTS

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Pamela Pavliscak
Researcher, Emotionally Intelligent Tech, and Faculty, Pratt Institute

THE INTERNET OF YOU

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Mark Aanderud
Musician-in-residence

CELEBRATION OF CREATION

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Benjamin Schlez
Musical-producer-in-residence

THE SOUNDTRACK OF LIFE

Julia von Winterfeldt
Founder and CEO, SOULWORX

THE HUMANS OF NEW WORK

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Dirk Jehmlich
Managing Director, diffferent

STRATEGIC SURPRISE

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Ethan Imboden
Head of Venture Design, frog

DESIGN START-UPS

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Gerd Leonhard
Author and Futurist

TECHNOLOGY VS. HUMANS

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Ryan Stelzer
Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

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David Brendel
Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind

THE HUMAN QUOTIENT

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Moulsari Jain
Artist and Co-Founder, Artists Are Among Us

THINK LIKE AN ARTIST

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Romas Stukenberg
Designer & Co-Founder, Artists Are Among Us

BUSINESS AND HUMANITY

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Caterina Rindi
Blockchain Expert

BRAVE NEW COINS

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Sönke Bartling
Founder, Blockchain for Science

 

THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

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Manuel Marçal
"Fadista" and Founder, Fatum

COLOURS OF FADO

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Jerry Lieveld
CEO and Chief Creative, DIFR

EMPATHY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Markus Lehto
Co-Founder, Joint Idea

INTERCITY CREATIVE COLLABORATION

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Eda Çarmıklı
Co-Founder, Life Work Labs

THRIVE WITH YOUR TRIBE

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Simon Bailey
Partner, Caffeine Partnership

PURPOSE & PACE

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Sophie Devonshire
CEO, Caffeine Partnership

SUPERFAST: LEAD AT SPEED

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Massimo Portincaso
Partner and Managing Director, BCG

FROM SENSE-MAKING TO MAP-MAKING

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Inmaculada Martinez
Venture Partner, Deep Science Partner

DATA AND BEHAVIOUR

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Karel Golta
Founder and CEO, Indeed Innovation

DESIGNING FOR AI

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Christoph Krois
Technology & Innovation Management, Siemens

THE MOOD FOR OPEN INNOVATION

Angela Lester
Founder and CEO, K Street Partners

THE WORK LIFE CONUNDRUM

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Amelia Kallman
Author and Futurist

THE NEW SYNESTHESIA

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Christine Gould
Founder and CEO, Thought for Food Foundation

NEXT-GENERATION FOOD INNOVATION

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Serban Mogos
Co-Founder, Eyeware

HOW MACHINES UNDERSTAND HUMAN ATTENTION

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Claire Behar
Data-driven engineer

WOMEN IN TECH

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Coral Movasseli
Managing Director, Girls in Tech Dublin

TECHNOLOGY AND PASSION

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Lourenço Lucena
Perfume Composer

THE FUTURE SMELLS GOOD

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Ricardo Davila-Otoya
Google Launchpad Community Lead EMEA, Google

VALUES-DRIVEN CULTURES

Marc Mertens
Founder and CEO, A Hundred Years

 

THE FUTURE IS BEAUTIFUL

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Kim Arazi
Founder and CEO,
IN3 Immerse

MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCES

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Ariadna Esteve Miranda
Brand Maker

PLAY TO PLAY

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Canay Atalay
Co-Founder, Human Works

CONSCIOUS BUSINESS

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Rudy de Waele
Futurist and Co-Founder, Human Works

THE ETHICAL CODES OF TOMORROW

Tim Leberecht
Author and Co-Founder, The Business Romantic Society

 

ROMANTICS, OUR TIME IS NOW!

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Massimo Sanfelice
Chef

SOULFOOD

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Questions


Co-create the human future of business.

Questions


Co-create the human future of business.

Want to read more about House speakers, residents, and topics? Check out our new Journal of Beautiful Business. Or answer the following questions.

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Partners


Produced by The Business Romantic Society

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Produced by The Business Romantic Society

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