PREV. SPEAKERS

 


Selection of InnoTown Speakers 2000-2015 

Hans Rosling
Professor of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet. Founder of Gapminder Foundation, Sweden
Sir Ken Robinson
World Renowned Expert on Innovation and Creativity, UK / USA
 
Stephen Dubner
Award winning author of Freakonomics, jounalist and TV personality, USA
Susan Cain
Expert on Introvert Power, author and Leadership Consultant, USA
 
Blake Mycoskie
Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes Inc, USA
Benjamin Zander
Conductor, Boston Philharmonic, USA
 
Oliviero Toscani
Photographer & President, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Italy
Kjell Nordström
Top management thinker, professor and author, Sweden
 
Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales
Founder and director, Wikipedia, USA
Sahar Hashemi
Founder of Coffee Republic, UK
 
John Kao
Founder and CEO, The Idea Factory, USA
Peter Draper
Group Marketing Director at Manchester United
 
Sylvia Earle
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Founder, Mission Blue
Karim Rahid
Designer, USA
 
Peter Diamandis
Founder and Chairman of X.PRIZE Foundation, USA
Guy Kawasaki
Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures and former Apple Computer evangelist, USA
 
Helen Greiner
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, iRobot Corporation, USA
Michael Melvill
Astronaut, SpaceShipOne, USA
 
René Carayol
CEO, Inspired Leaders Network, UK
Ricardo Semler
President, Semco S/A, Brazil
 
Joel Cohen
Writer and Executive Producer for The Simpsons, USA
Michelle Mone
Founder & Co-Owner, MJM International, UK
 
Marc Newson
Designer, Marc Newson Ltd., UK
Simon Singh
Physicist/best-selling author/TV producer, UK
 
Patrick Dixon
Futurist / Founder & Chairman, Global Change, UK / USA
Dr. Edward de Bono
The originator of Lateral Thinking, Malta
 
Bill Strickland
An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader, USA
Captain Richard Phillips
Known from the Movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, USA
 
Stéphane Garelli
Professor at IMD and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jacob Jensen
Industrial Designer, Jacob Jensen Design, Denmark
 
Chris Bangle
Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates, Italy. Prev. Chief Designer of BMW Group
Sam Graham-Felsen
Barack Obama´s chief blogger, USA
 
Gerald Celente
Director and Founder of The Trends Research Institute, USA
Jeffrey Hayzlett
CEO of The Hayzlett Group. Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company, 2006-2010, USA
 
Mark Pollock
Adventurer, athlete, rower, kayaker, author and international speaker, Northern Ireland
Rachel Botsman
Global Expert on the Collaborative Economy, Australia
 
Rasmus Ankersen
High Performance Anthropologist, Denmark
Wolfgang Grülke
Chairman, Futureworld, South Africa
 
Richard Seymour
Designer. Co-Founder and Director of Seymourpowell, UK
Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter
Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist and National Security Advisor
 
Todd Reichert & Cameron Robertson
Founders of AeroVelo Inc., Canada
Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh
Inventor and entrepreneur, Managing Director of SUGRU, Ireland and UK
 
Peter Kreiner
CEO, Worldchanging.com, USA
Shannon Deegan
Director - Peoples Operations at Google 2007 - 2013. Now Google´s Director of Global Security Operations. USA
 
Uffe Elbæk
Principal, The KaosPilots, Denmark
Jack Andraka
Teen Innovator, Maryland, USA
 
Charles Leadbeater
Ideas Generator, Independent Writer, UK
Simon Woodroffe
Founder of YO!, UK
 
Fons Trompenaars
Founder & Managing Director, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, The Netherlands
Freek Vermeulen
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School (UK)
 
Polly LaBarre
CNN innovation correspondent and Author, "Mavericks at Work", USA
Tim Brown
CEO, Ideo, USA
 
Pellegrino Riccardi
InnoTown Moderator 2014
Jeff Smith
CEO, Lunar Design, USA
 
Deborah Perry Piscione
Entrepreneur, national bestselling author and media commentator, USA
Dennis Snow
20 year veteran of The Walt Disney Company. President at Snow & Associates Inc. USA
 
Lynda Gratton
Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
Julian Birkinshaw
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, UK
 
Jay Shuster
Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios, USA
William Kamkwamba
Inventor, Student and Author, Malawi
 
David Robertson
Wharton practice professor of operations and information management, USA
Dr. Pawan Agrawal
Motivation and Management Guru, India
 
Li Cunxin
"Mao´s Last Dancer", Australia
Ken Schmidt
Director of Communications, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, USA
 
Noreena Hertz
Professor of Globalization, Sustainability and Finance, UK
Kai Krause
Founder, Byteburg, Germany
 
Liselotte Lyngsø and Anne Skare Nielsen
Founders & Partners of Future Navigator, Denmark
Jung Chang
Author of "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" and "Mao": The Unknown Story", UK
 
Karina Hollekim
Professional BASE-jumper and Free-skier, Norway
Gina Warren
VP Global Diversity and Inclusion, NIKE, USA
 
Erik Hansen
Senior Director of Technology and Open Innovation, Lego Systems, Denmark
Brian Muirhead
Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
 
Robert Neuwirth
Investigative reporter and author, USA
Lyn Heward
President of Creative Content, Cirque du Soleil, Canada
 
Spencer Wells
Population Geneticist and Director, The Genographic Project, USA
Rowan Gibson
Business Strategist / Author / Expert on Radical Rethinking, Germany
 
Rohit Talwar
Futurist & Founder of Fast Future Research
Richard Heinberg
Senior Fellow, The Post Carbon Institute
 
Dayna Baumeister
Co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild
Anand Giridharadas
New York Times Journalist and Author
 
Jeffrey L. Sampler
Fellow in Management of Strategy & Technology, Oxford University, UK
Charlotte Sahl-Madsen
Senior Director, LEGO Vision Lab, Denmark
 
Matt Kingdon
Chairman and Chief Enthusiast, ?What If! The Innovation Company, UK
John Esposito
Professor and Director, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, USA
 
Alex Steffen
CEO, Worldchanging.com, USA
Dr. Lily Chan
CEO, National University of Singapore (NUS) Enterprise
 
Amnon Levav
Managing Director, SIT International
Bettina von Stamm
Professor, London Business School, UK
 
Chris Martenson
Fellow, Post Carbon Institute
Jane Fulton Suri
Chief Creative Officer, IDEO
 
Leander Kahney
News Editor of Wired.com & Author
Heikki Huomo
Director Communications, Nokia, Finland
 
Patrick Neyts
Senior Advisor, Vectra International, Belgium
Dasho Karma Ura
Director, Centre for Bhutan Studies, Bhutan
 
Einar Hareide
CEO and Industrial Designer, Hareide Designmill, Norway
Michael Schrage
Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School´s Center for Digital Business
 
Roger Flynn
Former CEO of BBC Ventures Group
Laila Smurthwaite
InnoTown Moderator 2012 and 2013, UK
 
Frans-Jozef Rutjes
InnoTown Moderator 2012 and 2013, UK
Tom Carpenter
InnoTown Moderator 2003 - 2011, Wales