Priya Parker. Artist of Gathering.
Founder, Thrive Labs; author, the art of gathering
To gather is human. To do so with purpose and beauty is the work of Priya.
Tess Posner. AI Educator.
AI is complicated and controversial, yet Tess makes it inclusive with AI4ALL.
Albert Wenger. Thesis-driven Investor.
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures; author, World After Capital
A thesis-driven VC investor, Albert contends we need to figure out how to live in a World After Capital in which the only scarcity is our attention.
Susan David. Psychologist and Management Thinker.
Author, Emotional Agility; founder & co-director of the Institute of Coaching at
McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and instructor in psychology, Harvard University
Susan believes that emotional agility is the single most important determinant of our life success.
Zoltan Istvan. Optimizer of Future Humanity.
Transhumanist, Speaker, Writer, Entrepreneur, Volcano Boarder
Zoltan believes that humans are destined to merge with machines.
Miriam Meckel. Neuronaut.
Publisher, WirtschaftsWoche; author, My Brain Belongs to Me
Miriam examines morals and machines, and explores brainhacking with a fiercely independent mind.
Irina Lerman. Beauty Perfectionist.
Dancer, Choreographer, Actress; the Mariinsky Ballet
Adept in the beauty of ballet, Irina knows that only discipline makes the exacting look effortless.
Brennan Lodge. Data Nerd on Wall Street.
Data Scientist Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Brennan is safely hacking data for insights and practicality.
Brett Scott. Economy Hacker.
Journalist, campaigner, and author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money
Brett Scott radically deconstructs and reimagines the financial system.
Clare Jones. Placefinder.
Clare helps people of all backgrounds and cultures find their place in the world.
Christopher Eoyang. Realistic Time Travel Enthusiast.
GLOBAL INVESTOR & VP of Business Development and Global Projects, Boom Supersonic
Up in the air
Christopher jets between San Francisco, London, Dubai, Tokyo, and beyond to make the future of plane travel supersonic.
Myisha Cherry. Scholar of Emotion.
Myisha questions stereotypes, fights for justice, and embraces emotions that are uncomfortable to talk about.
Dimitri Ozerkov. Curator of Contemporary Culture.
Director of Contemporary Art at The State Hermitage Museum
Leading the charge for contemporary art, Dimitri has brought new life to Russia’s largest art museum.
Elad Verbin. Apostle of Humanistic Tokenization.
Lead Scientist & Founding Partner, Berlin Innovation Ventures
Drawing from both science and the humanities, Elad envisions blockchain technology as the enabler of a human-centered economy.
Jacob Hsu. Tech-Ed Leader.
Jacob scales future-fit skills by using AI to identify and train potential software developers to offer opportunity where jobs are needed most.
Jared Ficklin. Future Maker.
Co-Founder AND Chief Creative Technologist, argodesign
Jared set the TED stage on fire, literally, built smart porta potties, and keeps Austin weird.
With ethereal poetry and hypnotic beats, Josin enchants hearts and algorithms.
John C. Havens. AI Ethicist.
Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
John dreams of a world where human wellbeing is prioritized over exponential growth.
Christian Guttmann. AI Agent for Good.
Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Chief Artificial Intelligence and Data Scientist, Tieto; co-founder, Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII)
Christian combines AI, science, and entrepreneurship to push for new heights of societal prosperity.
Reena Jana. Architect of Bridges to Span the Digital Divide.
Head of Product Inclusion, Google
Reena helps Google create products for everyone, with everyone.
Joana Casaca Lemos. Human Spirit Designer.
Design researcher and professor of design, CODE University
Focused on the spiritual in design, Joana studies how to amplify qualities of sustainability in the age of exponential technology.
Gianpiero Petriglieri. Unrepentant Cosmopolitan.
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
Gianpiero seeks the soul of organizations and educates the hearts of leaders.
Johannes Mueller. Magic Realist.
VP, Communications, BSH Home Appliances Group
and Conflict PhotographeR
A corporate communicator in his day job, Johannes moonlights as a war photographer with a purpose.
Mykel Dixon. Enterprise Artist.
Author, speaker, musician
Mykel believes that the future of business belongs to the artists.
Alice Thwaite. Filter-Bubble Burster.
Founder and Editor, Echo Chamber Club
Alice champions variety of thought by curating contrarian opinions.
Jodie Patterson. Beauty Explorer.
SOCIAL ACTIVIST; Founder, Doobop and Georgia; Author, THE BOLD WORLD
A social activist and entrepreneur, Jodie focuses on underrepresented beauties and proudly fights for LGBTQI rights.
Jennifer Sukis. AI Artisan.
AI Experience Strategy and Leadership, IBM; Adjunct Professor, Advanced Design for Artificial Intelligence, The University of Texas
Jennifer Sukis designs the future of AI design.
Carlos Nuno Gomes da Silva. Business Humanist.
CEO anD VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Galp
For Carlos, the greatest human need is energy, and the most exponential technology is relationships.
Courtney Hohne. Story Spinner for Dreamweavers.
Storyteller for Moonshots, X
Courtney creates the cultural code that inspires moonshot thinkers.
Scott Cleverdon and Assumpta Serna. Dramatic Duo.
Fundación First TEAM
LOS ANGELES AND EUROPE
Scott and Assumpta are evoking the performer’s soul in all of us.
Mark Williams. Personalizer.
Chief Marketing Officer, People First
For Mark, AI-based personalization is the key to a more human future of work.
Katarzyna Szymielewicz. Lawyer and Activist.
Co-Founder and President, Panoptykon Foundation
Katarzyna is defending the rights of individuals in a surveillance society.
Charlie Aufmann and Lauren Ruben. Designers of Hospitality.
Experience Design Lead and Experience Researcher, Airbnb
Charlie and Lauren design human-scale experiences at scale.
Justyna Zubrycka. Connected Play Designer.
cHIEF DESIGN OFFICER & co-founder, Vai KAI
Justyna ignites children’s (and adults’) imagination with digitized playthings.
Florian Klages. People and Purpose Patron.
Head of People and Culture, Axel Springer Group
Florian helps one of Europe’s biggest media and publishing houses thrive in a purpose-driven digital future.
J F Grossen. Aspiring Astronaut Turned Creative Explorer.
Global VP of Design, HERE Technologies
With an eye for the aesthetic, effective, and emotional, J is helping humans, businesses, and machines find their way in the digital age.
Ebru Koksal. Football and Finance Forerunner.
SENIOR ADVISOR, J. STERN & CO; FORMER GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE TURKISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION; FORMER GENERAL MANAGER, GALATASARAY SPORTS CLUB
In an industry where the glass ceiling is made of concrete and astroturf, Ebru is setting new standards for football leadership.
Sylvia Jaki. Troll Buster.
Media linguist, University of Hildesheim
Might it take a hate speech detection algorithm to get us to act nicely online? Sylvia thinks it could help.
Mark Lehmann. Poverty Fighter.
Chief Technology Officer, Global Citizen
Mark powers the movement to end extreme global poverty by 2030.
Louise Kyhl-Triolo. Learning Innovator.
Head of Leadership Development, Culture Innovation, and Leadership University, Airbus, NA
A passionate risk-taker, Louise is spreading the entrepreneurial mindset allowing Airbus to re-engineer its future.
Shermin Voshmgir. Crypto Economist.
Founder Blockchain Hub & Director, RESEARCH Institute for Crypto economics,
Shermin believes decentralized web and cryptocurrencies are key to more humane societies.
Christoph Knorn. Talent Magnet.
Global Director of Employer Branding, Siemens
Magnifying meaning and embracing the oft-overlooked, Christoph is energizing people in a company that powers the world.
Jonathan Cook. Master of Rituals.
Jonathan restores a human vision of commerce by reminding us of the power of rituals.
Martin Reeves. Renaissance Strategy Man.
Director, BCG Henderson Institute; Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Whether in music, natural systems, or the world of business, Martin understands that complex systems must evolve to succeed.
Mark Rolston. Designer on the Edge.
Co-Founder and Chief Creative, argodesign
Dark or bright visions of the future of technology and humanity—Mark sees them all and is not afraid of exploring the extremes.
Miriam Leia Bekkouche. Mindful Diplomat.
Founder and CEO, The Brain Spa
Miriam believes in meditation as the most powerful tool of diplomacy.
Sabine Seymour. Fashionable Body Sensorist.
Founder and CEO, Supa
Sabine believes data sovereignty must be fun.
Peter Tollman. Game Changer.
Senior Partner, Managing Director, and BCG Fellow, Boston Consulting Group
Leaning on the principles of play, Peter helps us manage complexity without getting complicated.
Ali Randel and Kathryn Maloney. Org-OS Designers.
Partners, the Ready
This org-design duo are reprogramming the world, one organizational operating system at a time.
Sven Krueger. Tech-Marketing Maestro.
At the intersection of marketing, technology, and society, Sven Krüger brings personality to the infrastructure of digital business.
Christoph Quarch. Meaning Maker.
Philosopher, Author, and Consultant
Awakening the soul of an organization is Christoph’s calling.
Ian William Craig. Composer.
Ian uses broken tape machines and his classically trained voice to offer us claustrophobic escapes from the ordinary.
Florian Langenscheidt. Enlightened Digeratus.
Publisher, investor, author
Florian ignites debates on the curse or blessing of the digital age.
Joana Fins Faria. Creative Talent Catalyst.
Artist and chief Talent officer, city of porto
Joana connects passion, people, and Porto.
AnneLise Staal. Soft Skilled Change Agent.
Director of Soft Skills Strategy for Customer Success Group, Salesforce
In a world where hard facts are overvalued, AnneLise advocates for softer things that make us stronger and keep us human.
Christian 'Mio' Loclair. Motherboard Moonwalker.
Founder and Creative Director, Waltz BinairE
Christian dances with data to explore otherness.
Bastian Bergmann. Deep Tech Pioneer.
Bastian catalyzes the experience economy. He believes human interaction with tech should feel like drinking coffee: warm and invigorating.
Andrian Kreye. Ideas Person.
Editor, Arts and IDEAS, Sueddeutsche Zeitung
From Sudan to New York to AI, Andrian brings the edge to the center and the center to the edge.
Ewa Miendlarzewska. Neuroscience-Fiction Writer.
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Neurofinance at the University of Geneva; Novelist
An expert in the infrastructure of emotion, Ewa takes an expressive approach to sharing neuroscience.
Amanda Jones. Cannabis Tea Manufacturer.
Co-Founder ANd Co-CEO, Kikoko
Amanda is infusing the alternative wellness market with compassion, class, and cannabis.
Nika Wiedinger. Mechanic of Melancholy.
Co-Founder, InstitutE for philosophical economics
Nika understands melancholia as one of the most productive forces in business.
Francesca Danzi. Experience Fashionista.
Chief Client Officer, ToRy Burch
Francesca creates beautiful customer experiences for fashion brands.
Kenneth Mikkelsen. Leadership Consigliere.
Founder, FutureShift; co-author, The Neo-Generalist
Kenneth believes the future belongs to neo-generalists who live in more than one world.
Jessa Gamble. Expert of Awe.
Jessa explores the mechanics of nature to make our lives richer.
Andre Haddad. Transportation Trailblazer.
By humanizing C2C carsharing, Andre is putting the world’s automobiles to better use, and getting to drive the cars of his dreams.
Benjamin Schlez. Musician-in-Residence.
Composer, guitarist, producer
In our House music studio, Benjamin invites you to listen, jam, and create the soundtrack of your life.
Helen and Dave Edwards. AI Intelligentsia.
CEO & CPO, Solve Next
Dave and Helen want to make us more intelligent about artificial intelligence.
Jacob Sylvester Bilabel. Stubborn Optimist.
Managing Director at THEMA1; Founder of the Good Life Academy
If “talk without action means nothing”, Jacob means a lot.
Jessica Appelgren. Fake Meat Maker.
VP of Communications, Impossible Foods
Jessica revolutionizes the fast-food industry with meat-free burgers.
Georgia Frances King. Antipodean Ideator and Editor.
Ideas Editor, Quartz
As Ideas Editor for Quartz, Georgia perfectly punctuates the future.
Léa Steinacker. Digital Native Vanguard of the New Economy.
Chief Innovation Officer, WirtschaftsWoche
Léa explores, develops, and reports from the frontline of radical new technologies, innovative business models, and the future of humanity.
Verena Bahlsen. Food Innovator.
FOUNDING PARTNER, HERMANN'S
Verena creates the space for food to drive long-term positive change.
Massimo Sanfelice. Chef-in-Residence.
If the kitchen is the heart of the House, Massimo Sanfelice is its soul.
Lacey Leone McLaughlin. Accelerator.
CEO & Co-Founder, Flerish
Lacey knows how to empower people to take control and ownership of their careers and work life.
Twain Liu. Maker of Humanistic AI.
AI researcher and entrepreneur
London – Palo Alto
Twain focuses on making AI more representative of human intelligence.
Sophie Kleber. Emotional Interface Ethicist.
Global Executive Creative Director, Huge
With her acute understanding of both innovative interfaces and human emotion, Sophie brings ethics to affective computing.
Joe Schaeppi. Good Psychographer.
When he isn’t surfing, skiing, or sailing, Joe’s mission is to save us from the irrelevant.
Eda Carmikli and Markus Lehto. Human Algorithm Humans.
Eda and Markus believe that we can’t work without understanding the art of living.
Ulli Waltinger. Amicable AI Innovator.
Founder & Co-Head of Siemens AI Lab; Head of the Machine Intelligence Research Group at Siemens Corporate Technology
A creative computer scientist and a collaborative innovator, Ulli invites everyone to understand and invigorate the future of artificial intelligence.
Henriett Ventura and Xavier Carmo. Movers and Shakers.
Dancers and Choreographers, Companhia Nacional de Bailado (National Ballet Company of Portugal)
Henriett and Xavier choreograph the struggles of humans and machines.
Mark Aanderud. Musician-in-Residence.
Musician, Composer, Producer
A multicultural collector of sounds and talent, Mark defies genres but respects joy.
Lourenço Lucena. Sensorialist.
CEO, BLUG Group and Perfume Composer at L’Parfumeur
Lourenço makes the world a more beautifully scented place.
Christine Pausewang. New School Nutritionist.
Partner, Biocol Labs
Contributing a fresh voice to holistic nutrition, Christine is transforming a Portuguese family business to create the pharmacy of a “post-chemical” future.
Nora Gherbi. Chief Care Officer.
Founder, Who Cares!? Chronicles
In a world of cynics, skeptics, and compulsive procrastinators, Nora is not afraid to genuinely care, and she’s helping others do the same.
Judith Wallenstein. Pharma Expert and Work Futurist.
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Judith examines the motivations of sharing economy workers—and debunks some stubborn myths along the way.
Kim Arazi. Sense-Technology Innovation Sparker.
Founder and CEO, IN3
Kim uses sense and immersive technologies to connect us, celebrate our differences, and make us more human.
Ashley Grice. Purpose-driven Matchmaker.
CEO and Managing Director, BrightHouse
Ashley’s business is purpose.
Tim Whiting. Man of Letters.
Publisher, Piatkus Constable Robinson, Little, Brown Book Group
Tim has the greatest job in the world but believes the best is yet to come for the book industry.
João Veiga. Master of Hospitality.
Founder and Managing Director, Dear Lisbon Houses
With his Dear Lisbon guesthouses, João offers Lisbon visitors a personal, not personalized, experience.
Chloé Stueckelschweiger. Trend Researcher.
Founder, Buro Granulate
For Chloé, trends are the windows to the human soul and insights that last.
Ville Sointu. Blockhead of Fintech.
Head of Emerging Technologies, Nordea
Ville leads the banking industry into the age of decentralized finance.
Greg Sherwin. Problem-solving Polymath.
Senior Principal Engineer, Farfetch
Greg is humanizing tech, one wicked problem at a time.
Markus Albers. New Work Rethinker.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Rethink; Co-Founder of Neuwork; Author
With his writing, research, and re-thinking, Markus examines how to come alive in the digital economy.
Mariana Suchodolski. Artist-Turned-Yogi.
House Yoga Instructor
Mariana understands, practices, and teaches yoga as a transformational tool for wellbeing, growth, and acceptance.
Ghislaine Boddington. Body Transformer.
Creative Director, body>data>space and Women Shift Digital
A pioneer in bodytech, Ghislaine is busy building the Internet of Bodies.
Aditi Khorana. Maker of New Myths.
Aditi draws from ancient mythology to shape stories for our female future.
Vasco Gaspar. Opener of Heart, Mind, and Will.
Human Flourishing Facilitator
Vasco believes Social Presencing makes groups thrive.
Alethea C. Avramis. Immersive Storyteller.
Filmmaker and Producer, Atlas V
LOS ANGELES AND GREECE
Alethea’s narrative arises out of virtual realities.
Karel Golta. Human-first Innovator.
Founder and CEO, Indeed Innovation & Tools of Innovators
Karel believes that in the age of machines only innovators will retain their human agency.
Julia von Winterfeldt. Purpose Quest Leader.
Julia elevates future leadership by igniting purpose and consciousness.
Dijana Galijasevic and Diogo Teixeira. Attachment Aficionados.
Madrid and lisbon
Dijana and Diogo make our hearts beat louder.
Martin Harrison. AI Whisperer.
Marketing Director, Kortical
Martin makes AI tangible and comprehensible, helping businesses become more effective in the machine age.
Arun Chaudhary. Filmmaker.
Partner, Revolution Messaging
An insider of political campaigns, Arun believes that nothing is beautiful and only very little is true.
Josie Gibson. Producer of Potential.
Director of The Catalyst Network
With the world at stake, Josie helps leaders rise to the occasion with courage, connections, and creativity.
Paulo Pisano. Trainer of Energy Athletes.
Chief People Officer, Galp
In a changing industry that’s all about resources, Paulo takes care of Galp’s most important one: its people.
Sophie Devonshire. Purposeful Pacesetter.
CEO at The CAFFEINE Partnership
Having perfected the balance of purpose and pace, Sophie helps brands lead at warp speed.
Dirk Jehmlich. Surprise Strategist.
Managing Director, diffferent
A master of the unexpected, Dirk creates strategic surprise to help brands astonish in the 21st Century.
Artistic Intelligence. Arts Collective.
The Artistic Intelligence ensemble harnesses the arts and humanities as muses for businesses.
Carlos de Melo Ribeiro. Social Silver Ager.
Social Entrepreneur and former CEO of Siemens Portugal
Carlos chose to dedicate his second career path to social change.
Alice Haugh. Futures Architect.
From considering the political-cultural infrastructure of post-Brexit Britain to designing Europe’s first hyperloop, Alice Haugh is ahead of her time.
Hans-Peter Coerper. Master Mediator.
For Hans-Peter, mediation is the message.
Mafalda Visitação. Culture-Beat Maker.
Trainee HR Development, Galp
Mafalda helps match Galp’s culture to the rhythm of its people’s development.
Robert Rowland Smith. AutoBioPhilosopher.
Philosopher, author, constellator
Through philosophy, writing, and his work with the systemic constellation process, Robert explores what it means to be human.
Kim Nilsson. Data Entrepreneur.
Co-founder and CEO, Pivigo
With Pivigo, Kim connects organizations and freelance data scientists worldwide.
Mark Power and Stuart Smith. Documentarians.
Photographer, Magnum Photos
Designer, Director, and Publisher, Gost Books
Mark captures the world in artful images, and Stuart makes their stories shine.
Esther Blazquez. Executor of Engaging Events.
Events Planner, Typeform
An exceptional producer of both media and events, Esther creates meaningful moments of human interaction and lasting impact.
Brad White. Purpose Economist.
President, Europe and Middle East, BrightHouse
Brad explores how the concept of purpose applies to nations.
Jannike Stoehr. Serial Job Tester.
Author, The Dream Job Experiment
Why have one job when you can have 30? Jannike is a fearless adventurer surveying the career landscape of the future.