Ramez Naam (@ramez) is a computer scientist, futurist, angel investor and award-winning author best known for his Nexus Trilogy: Nexus, Crux and Apex His other (non-fiction) books include: The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet and…

Ben Hammersley (@benhammersley) is a technologist, futurist author and Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine. Ben explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. His latest book, 64 Things You…

Nikolas Badminton (@nikolasfuturist) is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; The Sharing Economy; Autonomous Transportation;…

David Orban - Blockchain

David Orban (@davidorban) is an entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks.

An early adopter of blockchain and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch in 2014. He also led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds, such as Blockchain Capital, Bancor, Swarm Fund, and others. David was the keynote speaker at the first Ethereal Summit in May 2017 in New York and is the Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank present in over 40 countries focused on decentralized exponential technologies disrupting governments and corporations.

He is a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation on the Faculty of and an advisor to the Singularity University, an investor in the Singularity University Labs Accelerator Fund (now SU Ventures), President of SingularityU Italy Summit and an advisor to Humanity+.

David is a sought-after speaker, he has given over 100 keynote addresses and speeches around the world for organizations including Abbvie, Cisco, Oracle, Roche, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Gilead, TEDx Academy, Alphabet and others and blogs at davidorban.com

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Eric O'Neill - Security Expert, FBI and Counter IntelligenceEric O’Neill (@eoneill) is an accomplished speaker, security expert and author that presents keynotes about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, hacking, pursuing one’s dreams and surviving Hollywood.

Eric has worked as an FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, a national security attorney, as a corporate security consultant and founded The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm.

In February 2001 Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history, Robert Phillip Hanssen. In the three months preceding Hanssen’s arrest, Eric was selected to work with the spy, charged with gaining Hanssen’s trust and slowly drawing the traitor out of deep cover. They caught the traitor, thanks to Eric’s James Bond-esque skill which we’ll of course discuss.

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Dr. Bertalan Meskó (@berci) is The Medical Futurist, one of the world’s leading biotech thinkers and keynote speakers. A self-described geek physician with a PhD in genomics, Bertalan is an Amazon Top 100 author and host of the popular Youtube channel The Medical Futurist (TMF).

Bertalan envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of health, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.

With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology.

Dr. Meskó has been featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times.

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Scott Klososky 
(@sklososky) is a technologist, entrepreneur and thought leader that specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways. He has built and sold multiple companies, the largest being webcasts.com which was ultimately acquired by iBEAM for approximately $115 million in stock in April of 2000.

After the acquisition, he served as VP of Production for iBEAM and led a 150-person team that had innovations including being the first music CD to launch to the Internet, the first interactive CD-ROM to be used to lobby Congress, and the first CD-ROM/Web-based product designed to generate donations for a non-profit organization. Their clients included IBM, Compaq, AOL, Hewlett-Packard, Conoco Inc., and BMG Music, among others.

In 1988, at the age of 26, Scott founded one of the first profitable Soviet/American joint ventures, ParaGraph, Inc., with Russian partners including Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion. ParaGraph designed the original handwritten text-recognition software for the Apple Newton and was later sold to Silicon Graphics. The ParaGraph software standard is now commonly used in personal digital assistants.

Prior to founding webcasts.com’s predecessor company in 1994 Scott work with former Nixon’s protege and chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, on “The Haldeman Diaries,” a New York Times bestseller which was also one of Sony’s first profitable CD-ROM products in 1994.

Scott is the author of several books, including Did God Create the Internet?: The Impact of Technology on Humanity and The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology, Vision, and Culture to Future-Proof your Organization and today runs TriCorp Technologies, a strategic advisory firm for the Fortune 500.

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David Cuartielles - Founder of Arduino
David Cuartielles (@dcuartielles) is the co-founder and co-creator of Arduino the open hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006, the SER price 2015, the FIUM price 2017, and an Ashoka Fellowship 2017, among others.

David’s work spans the fields of programming, education, research and product development and since the late nineties he has developed robotic, mobile and net-based interactive art installations and open source tools for live performance and education. He is a passionate speaker on the how we can reform education through practically enabling children and young people to play and test, engineering ideas in partnership with peers and experts others. David works to enable such learning to take place through various initiatives including the Institute Of Interactive Objects laboratory at Malmö University, the Arduino community and his academic research and forthcoming Ph.D. at Malmö University

 

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Alex Doman - The Science of SoundAlex Doman (@alexdoman) is an author, entrepreneur, public speaker and product creator, who has 25 years of experience in leadership in the brain health, neurotechnology and therapeutic music markets. He was named one of the top 50 human behavior experts to watch and has trained thousands of medical, therapeutic, and education professionals on brain related topics.

The third generation in a family of pioneers dedicated to improving brain performance for over seventy-five years, Alex is founder & CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, founder & Chief Product Officer of Vital Neuro, founder & Chief Scientist of Sleep Genius, founder of The Movement Program, Ltd., and bestselling co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives.

Alex has been interviewed for NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Today, NPR Marketplace, Wall Street Journal, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fast Company, CBS Moneywatch, ESPN Radio, Hearing Health Magazine, popular podcasts and other media.

His writing has been published in several magazines, journals and books. He is also a blogger and host of the Advanced Brain Podcast with guests including NY Times bestselling authors, health personalities, and other thought leaders.

An advisor to several companies and organizations and Board Member for Autism Hope Alliance, he is a keynote speaker and frequent presenter at online summits and on international stages.

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