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Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s customer-centric technology vision. As one of the forces behind Amazon’s approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations. Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher.
VP & CTO
Allen is one of LinkedIn’s co-founders and is currently responsible for LinkedIn’s content, community and communications product initiatives, including products such as LinkedIn Today, Signal, Homepage, Groups, and Polls. Prior to Linkedin, Allen designed exploratory products and marketing programs at PayPal, and was part of the founding team at SocialNet.com, a first-generation social site supporting dating, recreational and professional activities.
Gavin Wood is a British computer scientist and software engineer famous for being the co-founder of Ethereum, inventor of smart contract programming language Solidity, and creator of Polkadot. Before joining the blockchain industry, Wood studied at the University of York, where he earned a Master of Engineering degree in 2002 and a PhD in Music Visualization for Human Computer Interfacing in 2005.
Free-Trust Technologist and Founder
Ethereum, Polkadot, Kusama, Parity, Web3 Foundation
Jawed Karim (born 28 October 1979) is a German-American Internet entrepreneur, who co-founded YouTube and was the first person to upload a video on it. The video he released was named ‘Me at the zoo’ and as of 2016 has reached 34 million views. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-internet fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.
Steve is the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, the “front page of the internet” and fourth most visited site in the U.S. He has led the company’s development of native image and video hosting, a new mobile app, and a full site redesign while growing the Reddit community to over 330 million monthly users. In addition to his work at Reddit, Steve is a mentor at Hackbright Academy, a San Francisco-based coding school for women.
Co-Founder & CEO
Matt Mullenweg is best known for co-founding WordPress, but his innovations didn’t stop there. A spirited public speaker, Matt Mullenweg shares his insights on the future of work and bringing companies imaginatively to scale. More than 40% of the Internet’s top 10 million sites use WordPress, the content management system co-created by Matt Mullenweg. As CEO of Automattic, the company he founded to develop WordPress, Mullenweg demonstrates the commercial viability of open-source SaaS software.
Wordpress / Automattic
Dorothee Gisela Renate Maria Bär is a German politician of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria who has been serving as a member of the German Bundestag since 2002. From 2014 to 2021, she served in various capacities in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Former Minister of State for Digitalisation
Member of the German Bundestag
Michael Alyn Pondsmith (born April 14, 1954), typically credited as Mike Pondsmith, is an American roleplaying, board, and video game designer. He is best known for his work for the publisher R. Talsorian Games, where he developed a majority of the company's role-playing game lines since the company's founding in 1982. Pondsmith is credited as an author of several RPG lines, including Mekton (1984), Cyberpunk (1988), and Castle Falkenstein (1994).
Creator, Game Designer
Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders.
Founder & Managing Partner
Boyan is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, the foundation that develops advanced systems to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. In February 2013, he decided that the future of our oceans was a more pressing issue than his aerospace engineering degree, and now he dedicates himself full-time to managing the rapid growth of the organization, while also overseeing the team’s technology developments.
Founder & CEO
The Ocean Cleanup
Paola Antonelli is senior curator in the department of architecture and design of the Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked since 1994. She has lectured worldwide in settings ranging from peer conferences to global interdisciplinary gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, and she has served on several international architecture and design juries. From 1991 to 1993, she was a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Former NFL Player Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and writer on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is currently the Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix and has consulted for companies including Google, Procter & Gamble, Viacom, and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures. Additionally, Wade coaches senior leaders to adapt and flex their leadership styles to meet the needs and develop their employee population.
VP of Inclusion (Product)
Netflix / Former NFL Player
Entrepreneur, investor at Yes VC, Host of Should This Exist?, a podcast about technology's effect on humanity. Writer, artist and reader. Homeschooling mother, thinker. Co-founder of Flickr, Hunch, Sesat School, Kahvila Silli. Serve on the Boards of Directors at Public Goods, Sundance and McSweeneys.
Partner & Investor
Kathleen Breitman is the CEO of Tezos, a blockchain-based smart contract platform with an on-chain governance mechanism to coordinate and push upgrades to its network. Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms. She has also worked at Accenture, Bridgewater Associates, and the Wall Street Journal. She holds a degree from Cornell University.
Jeanette J. Epps (Ph.D.) was selected as an astronaut in 2009. She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, Expedition 56/57, scheduled to launch in May 2018. Her training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, spacewalk training, robotics, T-38 flight training and wilderness survival training. The New York native was a NASA Fellow during graduate school and authored several journal and conference articles.
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