• The People Behind it All

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  • Speakers

    Incredible inspiration by modern Luminaries

    Scientist, Futurist, Author

    Keynote on the Future of People

     

    Morning Session

     

    Chief Science

    Officer

    SENS Research Foundation

     

    Future of the Human Body

    Assistant

    Professor

    Sculpting Evolution - MIT Media Lab

     

    Future of the Human Body

    Senior Editor, Biomedicine

    MIT Technology

    Review

     

    Future of the Human Body

    Executive Director

     

    EyeWire

     

     

     

     

    Future of Human Mind

    Research, Artificial Neurons

    IBM

     

     

     

     

    Future of Human Mind

    Vice President

     

    DAQRI

     

     

     

     

    Future of Human Mind

    Professor, Associate Department Head for the Program in Media Arts and Sciences

    MIT Media Lab

     

    Future of Human Mind

    Computer Scientist, Computer Philosophy Writer, Artist, Musician

     

    Microsoft Research

     

    Future of Human Society

    Investor, Writer, Techno-utopian advocate, and Co-founder

     

    The Discovery Institute

     

     

     

     

    Future of Human Society

    Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies & Director

    Program on Science, Technology and Society
    Harvard Kennedy School

     

    Future of Human Society

    Director of Design Futures, verynice.co. Professor of Foresight, DSMBA program, California College of the Arts

    verynice,co

    California College of Arts

     

    Future of Human Society

    Associate Director of Talent

     

     

     

    Rockefeller Foundation

     

     

     

     

     

    Future Careers

    Futurist, Author and Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador

    Kjaer global

     

    Future Careers

    FastForward Editing Committee

    Human Capital Principle

     

    Deloitte Consulting

     

     

     

     

    Future Careers

    Enterprise Business Manager

     

    Knack

     

     

     

     

    Future Careers

    Lecturer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Creative Strategist, Researcher

    MIT Sloan School of Management

     

     

    Creativity Workshop

    Program Director Mindfulness Based Learning

     

    Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

     

    Mindfulness Workshop

    Assistant Professor of Management

     

    Providence College

     

     

    Mindfulness Workshop

    Professor

     

    MIT Media Lab, Sloan Business School, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

     

    Social Physics Workshop

    Managing Director

     

     

    Thiel Capital

     

    FastForward Challenge Chief Editor & Closing Remarks

    Director, Insight Led Experiene

     

    Steelcase

     

    FastForward Editing Committee

    Executive Director

    MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Center for Digital Business

     

    FastForward Editing Committee

  • Community of Pioneers

    The next revolution

    Co-Founder and CEO at Solstice • Echoing Green Fellow • White House and Obama Campaign Alum

    CEO at PILI • President at La Paillasse • Biohacker

     

    Steelcase, Applied Research and Consulting • Arup, Foresight and Innovation • Central Saint Martins, Alum

    Product Manager at MIT Media Lab • Global Strategy at Facebook • Obama for America veteran

    TA, Gabrieli Lab at MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

    Replenish • Ph.D •

    Consultant

     

     

     

    CEO of One Month • Y Combinator Alum

     

     

     

    Co-Founder of Powr of You

     

     

     

    Senior Lead, IBM Digital Innovation Lab

     

     

     

    Founder at Giant Shoulders & Co.

     

     

     

  • Organizing Team

    The magic behind the scenes

    Lea Peersman

    Kickstarter & Lead Coordinator

    Blippar, Rothschild Foundation

    Profile

    Steve Fuller

    Storyteller and Lead Advisor

    Philosopher and Sociologist

    Profile

    Shuvo Banerjee

    Logistics & Finance

    Lead

    Schlumberger, OYO Rooms

    Profile

    Kate Hanford

    Logistics Team

    Unreasonable East

    Africa

     

    Profile

    Tamer Deif

    Content

    Lead

    IBM,

    Microsoft

     

    Profile

    Nicolas Miailhe

    Content Team

     

    Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Safran

     

    Profile

    Nirali Savla

    Content

    Team

    Mu Sigma Inc.

     

     

    Profile

    Jessica Cussins

    Content & Recruiting HKS

    Institute for the Future, Center for Genetics & Society

    Profile

    Matthew Spector

    Content & Marketing Team

    Hillary for America, IBM

     

    Profile

    Nargis Sakhibova

    Partnerships & Marketing Lead

    Adobe, Analysis

    Group

    Profile

    Neethi Mary Thomas

    Partnerships Lead

    Mu Sigma

     

     

    Profile

    Victoria Lee

    Partnerships Team

    Microsoft, Boston Scientific

     

    Profile

    Olivia Kruyt

    Volunteers​ & Partnerships Team

    Unilever

     

    Profile

    Maggie Lin

    Marketing

    Team

    BCG

     

    Profile

    Shantanu Sathe

    Marketing

    Team

    Rapyuta Robotics, Cipla Ltd.

    Profile

    Antonis Mitropoulos

    Marketing

    Team

    McKinsey & Company

     

    Profile

    Nicole Dvorak

    FastForward Challenge

    Lead

    Forrester Research, Kantar Retail

    Profile

    Lisa Tacoronte

    FastForward

    Challenge Lead

    IDEO,

    Bain & Company

    Profile

    Marta Axpe

    Design Lead & FastForward Challenge

    INSITUM,

    TU Delft

    Profile

    Lisa Glassner

    Design Advisor & FastForward Challenge 

    SteelCase

     

    Profile