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Dec 26 2013

Sebastian Thrun

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IT-Visionary, Co-founder and CEO of Udacity

Sebastian Thrun SpeakerSebastian Thrun is a celebrated IT-Visionary, researcher and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder and CEO of the online education startup Udacity, a Google Fellow and a Research Professor at Stanford University working through robotics to change the way we understand the world. At Google he founded Google X where he oversaw the development of self-driving cars and the Google Glass.

“One of the 50 smartest people in tech” Fortune Magazine


In detail

Sebastian has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the US and the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. He led the development of the robotic vehicle Stanley which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, organised by the US Government. Wired Magazine awarded one of his robots the Best Robot Ever, Popular Science included him into their Brilliant Ten and Forbes magazine in their annual Egang. In 2011 he received the Max-Planck-Research Award and the inaugural AAAI Ed Feigenbaum Prize


What he offers you

An outstanding visionary, Sebastian Thrun gives fascinating insights into the world of technology and the way we work and live.


How he presents

Sebastian tailors each presentation to precisely fit each event and his engaging speeches make him a sought-after speaker at conferences around the globe.

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Dec 21 2013

Kenneth Neil Cukier

Renowned Big Data Expert

Kenneth Neil Cukier SpeakerKenneth Neil Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist. From 2007 to 2012 he was the Japan business and finance correspondent, and before that, the paper’s global technology correspondent based in London, where his work focused on innovation, intellectual property and Internet governance. Mr. Cukier serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries and on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

“A renowned global expert on Big Data, society and the future of Business”


In detail

Previously, he was the technology editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and a regular commentator on CNBC Asia. He also was the European Editor of Red Herring and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. Kenneth was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, working on the internet and international relations. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Prospect, The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others.


What he offers you

In his presentations Kenneth reveals the hottest trends in technology and the dramatic impact they will have on the economy, science and society at large. He also gives important insights and information in the world of Big Data and analyses the key trends which define the future of business. Kenneth regularly serves as a conference chairman, speaker, panel moderator and presents on-stage interviews or after-dinner remarks at public and private events.


How he presents

His enlightening and well researched presentations are full of examples and success stories. Kenneth Neil Cukier is in great demand at business events around the globe.

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Dec 19 2013

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson

Leading Authority on the Economics of IT

Erik Brynjolfsson SpeakerErik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Editor of the Information Systems Network. He has made important contributions to the world of IT Productivity research and his research has been recognized with nine “best paper” awards by fellow academics and five U.S. patents.

“Erik Brynjolfsson provides an important roadmap for future technology innovation ”


In detail

Erik Brynjolfsson earned his A.B., Magna cum laude, and S.M. in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard and Stanford Business School. At MIT, he teaches a class on The Economics of Information: Strategy, Structure and Pricing and hosts a related blog Economics of Information. He currently serves as a director or advisor for several firms and non-profit organizations.


What he offers you

Prof. Brynjolfsson’s research and teaching focuses on how businesses can effectively use information technology (IT) in general and the Internet in particular. His recent research examines intangible assets, information worker productivity, the Long Tail in digital goods, and business process replication. He lectures and consults worldwide on Internet strategy, pricing models and intangible assets to audiences interested in the business and economics of information technology.


How he presents

In his concise, valuable presentations, Erik Brynjolfsson skilfully provides a wealth of evidence about the effects of business investments in information technology on companies and the overall economy.

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Nov 05 2013

Marcus Bicknell

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Marketing, Communications and High-Tech Product Positioning Specialist

Marcus Bicknell SpeakerMarcus Bicknell is a highly successful entrepreneur and marketing executive in the television, leisure, internet and consumer products fields. Since 2005 he has been a non-executive director of SES (Astra) in Luxembourg, the world’s biggest operator of television satellites. He continues to work with start-up companies in high tech consumer products.

“Do not undertake anything unless its important and no-one else is doing it”


In detail

Marcus formerly managed rock band Genesis and worked for CBS and A&M Records in the ’70′s. He established Vision Industries SA in France and was the founder commercial director of Luxembourg-based SES Astra satellite operator. Marcus was also MD of BBC World and BBC Prime TV channels in London, and was subsequently ran European ops for Boston-based CMGI.


What he offers you

Marcus knows classic and digital consumer marketing and has extensive experience in European markets. His particular speciality is in product positioning and the communication needed in the start-up phase of ambitious and complex consumer products.


How he presents

His style is dynamic, affirmative and oriented towards the listener. By drawing conclusions which are not always the perceived wisdom he challenges and stimulates audiences with his highly enjoyable presentations.

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Aug 19 2013

Loïc Le Meur

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Renowned French Entrepreneur, Founder of Social Software App Seesmic & LeWeb Conference

Loïc Le Meur SpeakerLoïc Le Meur is a French serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He co-founded the highly popular European tech event LeWeb, a platform where new ideas, innovations and visions can be shared. Each year in Paris, LeWeb brings together 3500 web technology business leaders including entrepreneurs, users, developers, investors and journalists from 80 countries all ready to shape the future. LeWeb was also launched in London.

“LeWeb is where revolutionaries gather to plot the future” The Economist


In detail

Previously Loïc successfully founded and sold several companies including a networking app Seesmic, a web hosting company and a web agency. He also founded one of the first blogging services in Europe called Ublog, He is featured in The Economist as one of “Europe’s Blooming Entrepreneurs”, and is a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum where he helps select the next Tech Pioneers and is also a regular speaker.


What he offers you

A technology expert and web enthusiast with hands-on expertise, Loïc is ideally qualified to advise organisations on how to use social media to reap the valuable benefits that the internet has to offer. He also explains to audiences how an entrepreneurial spirit is paramount for organisations in order to stay ahead in today’s highly competitive business environment.


How he presents

A real breath of fresh air, Loïc Le Meur is a very charismatic and engaging speaker. His inspirational and highly informative presentations make him sought-after at conferences around the globe.

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Jun 19 2013

Jaron Lanier

Pioneer in the Field of Visual Programming, Computer Scientist, Composer, Visual Artist & Author

Jaron Lanier SpeakerJaron Lanier is many things — composer, performer, computer scientist, philosopher — but one thing he is not is a machine. He is probably best known for his work in Virtual Reality having himself coined and popularized the term ‘Virtual Reality’. He has proposed and implemented a variety of technologies that have since spawned industries in their own right. He is also a pianist, a specialist in unusual musical instruments and a visual artist.

“Jaron Lanier is a recognised thinker, listed in The 2010 TIME 100”


In detail

Among Jaron Lanier’s line-up of “firsts” are the first “avatar” for network communications, the first moving camera virtual set for TV production and the first performance animation for 3D computer graphics. His company, VPL Research, was also the first to introduce immersive virtual reality products, such as the first commercial interface gloves and head mounted displays. The founding contributing editor of Wired magazine, he has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harpers Magazine, Wired Magazine and Scientific American. He is currently the co-director of Project GUMBO, based on Caltech. He has edited special “future” issues of SPIN and Civilization magazines. He has served in various research groups concerned with the future and has been appointed a fellow at Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young, the World Economic Forum and the MacArthur Foundation Roundtables.


What he offers you

With an expertise earned through decades of work in the field, Jaron Lanier challenges us to express our essential humanity via 21st century technology instead of disappearing in it. As he has either initiated or predicted many of the most dramatic recent developments in IT, his keynotes have the quality of a sneak preview of the future.


How he presents

Jaron Lanier is often described as “mesmerising” and “one of the best speakers we have ever heard”. He brings humour and depth to his presentations and, on request, intersperses them with virtual reality music performances.

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Jun 14 2013

Ian Angell

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Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Ian Angell SpeakerIan Angell is an expert in the Management of Information Systems. An accomplished author he has applied his research to archaeology, crystallography, medicine, management, physics and social sciences. Originally known for his work on computer graphics, including their commercial application, he is now better known as a futurologist, particularly his predictions for the Enterprise of the Future.

“To see the many benefits of computerization, you must first confront the dark side, and the complexity that arises when information systems interact with human activity systems.”


In detail

Angell advises numerous national and international companies, and institutions, on the design, implementation and management of Information Systems (in particular using the Internet) in businesses, both large and small. He writes a quarterly column for CIO Connect.


What he offers you

Be challenged by the radical ideas of this systems specialistand profit from both the research and application of his work across many disciplines. For the past twenty years, he has concentrated on strategic information systems, and organisational IT policies. A particular speciality is the study of Systemic Risk and Complexity. On his initiative the LSE created a Research Centre for the study of Computer Security.


How he presents

An excellent teacher and communicator Ian is very well known on the International Lecture Circuit for his biting wit when describing ill-conceived computer applications.

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Jun 05 2013

Thomas Köhler

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Expert on the Connected Society

Thomas R Köhler SpeakerThomas R. Köhler is an internationally recognized expert on technological change and the connected society. He is the founder and initiator of various IT companies and author of several books on information technology and society. He advises leading companies in the automotive industry, the financial service sector, retail and telecommunication.

“Thomas R. Köhler is one of the most sought after experts in Europe”


In detail

After graduating from University, he was research assistant of Business Administration and Computer Science at the University Würzburg. Following that he founded his first Internet startup. Since 1995 he has held leading positions in various multimedia, internet and e-logistics companies. Under his leadership his team developed a number of solutions that pioneered the market in the fields of eCommerce, M2M and data analysis. During recent years Thomas R. Köhler has moderated some of the most important global IT and automotive conference.


What he offers you

In his presentations Thomas R. Köhler motivates the audience and helps them to discover the potentials technological change offers to companies from all sectors. He also underlines the importance ‘being connected’ for organisations and society.


How he presents

Thomas R. Köhler is not only a brilliant sought-after speaker, he is also an excellent moderator and presenter at conferences around the globe.

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Jun 03 2013

Pau García-Milà

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Entrepreneur, Founder of eyeOS

Pau García-Milà SpeakerPau García-Milà is the founder of eyeOS which he founded at the age of 17. The company was founded at the start of the Cloud Computing and Social Networking era. Pau is also the founder of Bananity, a social networking company. As an entrepreneur, Pau has achieved significant recognition and won several awards as the Innovator of the Year for 2011 by MIT (TR-35), the Prince of Asturias & Girona award “IMPULSA Empresa 2010″ and the National Communications Award 2009 (Spain). A frequent speaker, Pau is also the youngest professor of ESADE (in Digital Business Master).

“Success is a question of statistics. If one of twenty things is successful, do twenty one”


In detail

In the audiovisual field, Pau has contributed to a number of radio programmes (Catalunya Radio, RAC1) and is the presenter of Empenta, the only radio program dedicated 100% to entrepreneurs. On television, Pau appears on a weekly programme, Catalunya Divendres about entrepreneurship. Pau also co-directed a mini-series in the summer of 2012 with Andreu Buenafuente called Verano Amarillo.


What he offers you

Pau is a dynamic entrepreneur surfing the wave of new technologies changing the way we do business around the world. He offers audiences wide reaching insights into the value that can be created and maintained through his proven Digital Business strategies which can be applied to companies in all areas.


How he presents

Pau’s tailored presentations are filled with a veritable wealth of useful information delivered in an engaging and well thought out style guaranteed to inspire audiences.

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May 29 2013

Dr. Michael Chui

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Principal at McKinsey Institute and Expert on Big Data

Michael Chui SpeakerDr. Michael Chui is a principal of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things.


In detail

Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world. His PhD dissertation, entitled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement,” examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines.

As a McKinsey consultant, Michael served clients in the high-tech, media, and telecom industries on strategy, innovation and product development, IT, sales and marketing, M&A, and organization.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael served as the first chief information officer of the city of Bloomington, Indiana, where he re-architected the enterprise architecture using open source technologies and led a project that resulted in Bloomington becoming the first community in the world to offer both live and archived video streaming of public meetings on the Web.

Before that, Michael was founder and executive director of HoosierNet, Inc., a nonprofit cooperative Internet service provider that offered dial-up and broadband access to the Internet to consumers, nonprofits, governments, and businesses.


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