Founder, BEAM Studio
Andrea is an innovation designer, tech philosopher and author. She is the founder of BEAM Studio, an innovation firm that applies novel technologies and methods, to set-up spaces and processes to create cutting-edge services, products, and business models. Working the future of mobility since 2005, Andrea worked with a wide range of industry partners from telecommunication companies to car manufacturers, to create forward-looking solutions. Her last project led her to India to work on the launch of the first connected car of TATA Motors.
Always fascinated by the question how technology can improve our everyday lives, she follows a purpose-driven focus, to accelerate her efforts towards a more responsible future. Therefore she is also partner and co-founder of the business collective katapult:NOW and the event platform D.DAY Network, an international do- and think-tank of creative influencers, who aim for positive impact by reflecting and actively using the effects of a digital era.
PURPOSE, CO-FONDATEUR ET CEO
Jeremy Heimans a participé à la création d’Avaaz.org, l’une des plus importante communauté d’activisme en ligne du monde, ainsi que de Purpose, une entreprise sociale qui inspire et accompagne des mouvements d’anticipation. Il promeut l’action collective comme réponse aux plus grands enjeux mondiaux.
OPEN COLLECTIVE, CO-FONDATRICE
Pia Mancini défend un modèle ouvert de la démocratie, soutenu par le numérique. Elle souhaite permettre à chaque citoyen de prendre part à la politique qui le concerne au quotidien. Elle a co-fondé Democracy OS, une plateforme web de participation citoyenne, ainsi que le Net Party, un parti politique Argentin.
Directeur exécutif, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Mark Watts has served as the Executive Director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group since December 2013. Prior to joining C40, Mark was the Director of consultancy firm, Arup’s, energy and climate change team. Earlier in his career, he was the climate change and sustainable transport adviser to the Mayor of London, in which role the London Evening Standard described him as “the intellectual force behind Ken Livingstone’s drive to make London a leading light of the battle against global warming.”
DIRECTRICE INNOVATION, VILLE DE BARCELONE
Paola Tubaro is a senior researcher at CNRS, Paris, France. She studies social networks and how they shape markets, organisations, consumer choice and health. Beyond computer-based social networks, she uses survey methods to capture face-to-face relationships and capture the multiple channels through which networks link us as individuals and groups. She has published in major journals in the field, including Social Networks and Network Science. She teaches the sociology of social networks at ENS in Paris, and has offered intensive social network analysis courses to PhD students and researchers in Israel, Sweden and the UK.
Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation
Nanjira is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications. She is currently the Digital Equality Advocacy Manager at the Web Foundation, where she manages advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on the Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online work.
CO-FONDATEUR ET DIRECTEUR EXÉCUTIF, DBCFSN
Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
CONSEILLER DE LA VILLE DE MONTRÉAL
Harmen van Sprang is a co-founder of shareNL. He’s an independent expert in the field of sharing (or: collaborative) economy. He advises startups, companies, cities, and (inter)national governments and frequently brings them together to inspire them and create impact.
Harmen is also one of the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City and more recently of the Global Sharing Cities Alliance. He is a member of the advisory board of Sharing City Seoul.
Harmen loves to share his insights and experience. He is a global keynote speaker and already did 150+ presentations and workshops all over the world: from Paris to Rome, and from Toronto to Tokyo. Furthermore, he is the co-author of a business book called ‘Share.’ And he’s a spokesperson for the international press and has been interviewed 100+ times.
Head of the School of System Change, Forum for the Future
Laura Winn has worked for 15 years with social enterprise and multi-stakeholder projects, and has moved from grass roots to business advice, through futures and sustainability, and has landed in the world of systems. She is passionate about new economic models, the regenerative economy, living systems and facilitating learning. She has experimented urban and rural living, and for the moment has landed back in a capital city to lead the development of an International School of System Change. She is enjoying making this a system change endeavour, convening key contributors from all over the world, and experimenting a peer-to-peer community of practice.
Tamas is passionate about how humans collaborate with each other. He creates spaces that allow the emergence of participation, self-organization and creativity. He is a co-founder in SocialFokus, a Budapest-based collective of conscious businesses and a contributor in the Wellington-based Enspiral. He is also an enthusiastic outdoor educator, teaching kids life skills through paddling and rock climbing in the South of France.
CHINTAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND ACTION GROUP, FONDATRICE ET DIRECTRICE
Les sujets de prédilection de Bharati Chaturvedi sont la pauvreté urbaine la justice environnementale.
Elle se fait l’avocate d’une ville à la fois propre, durable et inclusive, notamment pour les travailleurs du secteur informel. Elle a collaboré avec de nombreux responsables politiques indiens.
Directeur de programme, Ten-Year Forecast at the Institute for the Future
Dylan’s interest in media has always revolved around a belief that good storytelling is the most essential tool for advancing society. In that effort, he has been eagerly riding the crest of innovation that has radically disrupted the media landscape over the last several decades. Along the way, Dylan has produced significant media pieces for industry leading companies and national governments and helped innovative non-profits to better tell their story through video and animation.
As director of the Ten-Year Forecast program at the Institute for the Future, he is always pursuing new ways to synthesise and communicate the trends and paradigms that are transforming the fabric of twenty-first-century life. Dylan has a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Bryn Athyn College, PA.
PARTICIPATORY CITY, DIRECTRICE
Tessy Britton expérimente et diffuse de nouvelles façons de faire de nos villes des lieux plus vivants et inspirants. Elle coordonne Participatory City, une initiative ayant pour objectif de construire une communauté de quartier participative à Londres (+200,000 résidents). Elle est aussi à l’origine du Community lover’s guide to the universe.
Co-Fondateur, The Arrivers
Jonathan Imme is an entrepreneur, building platforms, spaces and communities to bring diverse people and their experiences together. His recent startup “The Arrivers” has set out to establish a new kind of CoLiving experience for city newcomers across Europe. In his past 33 years, he co-founded the Berlin-based innovation consultancy “ignore gravity”, co-published a print magazine, prototyped the future of work for the GenY with Deutsche Telekom, studied music business, managed a venture-backed glam rock band and worked on the digital transformation inside Universal Music & MTV.
FAB CITY RESEARCH LABORATORY, INSTIGATEUR
Urbaniste et sociologue, Tomas Diez est spécialisé dans la fabrication digitale et ses implications sur le futur de nos villes. Il est l’un des fondateurs de Fab Lab Barcelona et dirige désormais le Fab City Research Laboratory ainsi que l’initiative Fab City Global . Tomas contribue également au fonctionnement du Fab Academy Program qui regroupe 50 Fab Labs à travers le monde.
CO-FONDATEUR, DARWIN Eco-système
He is a convinced environmental activist. Together with his associate Philipe Barre, he co-founded “DARWIN Eco-système” in Bordeaux, 4hectares of a former barrack turned into French biggest hybrid space for responsible economic development, social entrepreneurship, ecological transition and civic activism. He is involved in several civic projects: he is the founder and administrator of Enercoop Aquitaine (renewable energies), founder of an urban agriculture experiment, president of Les Détrivores (local composting) as well as vice-president of Wildlife Angel (NGO protecting African wildlife).
Research Director at Ideas for Change
Mara is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and a technology strategist. She leads the Research Lab at Ideas for Change, a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on innovation, open and collaborative strategies, civic tech, and exponential growth (see our frameworks @pentagrowth and @The Bristol approach). She is also a project manager at the Fab Lab Barcelona where she coordinates Making Sense, a European project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design of environmental sensors.
Jon Stever is the Founder and Managing Director of The Office and a co-founder of Impact Hub Kigali. Jon is a macroeconomist, social entrepreneur, writer, artist and community organizer. He designed Rwanda’s national climate change fund, FONERWA, and wrote Rwanda’s national debt policy, among other projects. He believes that true economic and social development is an inclusive, bottom-up process driven by communities.
Founder and Director, Procomum
Georgia Nicolau is the co-founder and co-director of the Procomum Institute. She is an activist and a researcher in the fields of culture, arts, politics and citizen innovation. Between 2013 and 2016 she was the Director of Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Brazilian National Ministry of Culture and undersecretary of Creative Economy and Cultural Policies. Since 2013, she is part of the Global Innovation Gathering network, bringing together innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world, with a focus on the global South.
Directeur Général, SPLINT
Since 2008, Chris has worked as a researcher, workshop designer, actor and process leader in SPLINT. Previously his role was as a project manager in the construction and property industry, where he has 14 years of international experience. This combination has given Chris a unique insight into how interpersonal communication affects everyday life at work in different cultures, across roles and hierarchy.
With his understanding of experience design coupled with the use of situation training and forum theatre, Chris brings to the table a valuable perspective on creating successful collaborative cultures.
Agathe Fourquet is the co-founder of Usine IO, a hardware project acceleration service along with Benjamin Carlu and Gary Cigé. As a PR expert, she advised startups and Microsoft’s B2C and B2B divisions among other larger IT companies during 5 years. From 2012 to 2014, she directed the communication departments of two business clusters in the Paris Region: Cap Digital & Systematic Paris Region.
Liz Corbin is a researcher of materials and process based at the Institute of Making, the main focus of her PHD research being the emerging UK maker community in relation to cultures of practice and manufacturing. She has driven the formation and continual support of The Open Workshop Network, an informal member-run cooperative and digital platform that that exists to support and celebrate the diverse expertise, practices and interests of London’s highly diverse maker community
Fondateur, Honey Bee Network
He is a globally renowned scholar in the area of grassroots innovations. He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network and he is also a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Anil is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalisation and entrepreneurship. Ranked by Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers,” he has also been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” in a cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.”
Senior Governance Specialist at World Bank Group
Tiago is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. His activities focus on working with governments to develop solutions for better public policies and services. Prior to joining the World Bank, Tiago has managed projects and consulted for a number of organisations, such as the European Commission, OECD, United Nations, Bertelsmann Foundation, and the Brazilian and UK governments. Tiago is currently a faculty member of New York University’s Governance Lab. A board member for Our Cities Network and former board member of Intelligent Digital Avatars, he also sits on the advisory boards of a number of organisations such as The Participatory Budgeting Project and Our City Thoughts. He was featured in TechCrunch as one of the “20 Most Innovative People in Democracy”.
Maître de conférences en communication et design, Habib University
Ariane Conrad is an editorial consultant and ghostwriter known as The Book Doula. She partners with thought leaders and superheroes across the globe to produce non-fiction books for mainstream audiences about world-changing ideas and solutions. She also helps refine their organisational strategies, and think through messages/narratives or programs/projects. Folks and books she’s supported include Van Jones (The Green Collar Economy, Rebuild the Dream), Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff), Ai-Jen Poo (The Age of Dignity), Kennedy & Jessica Odede (Find Me Unafraid), and Rose McGowan (Brave- forthcoming).
Consultant Smart Cities, Ville de Paris
Juan Pablo Ortega conseille de nombreuses entreprises sur leurs stratégies d’innovations.
Il a préalablement travaillé pour Ruta N Medellín, un partenariat publique favorisant le développement des écosystèmes innovants de la ville.