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Our Faculty is built of digital leaders and futurists who we will curate into an unparalleled experience. We constantly strive to add more diverse minds & makers from Europe’s innovation hubs and academia.

Faculty Members

Harald Neidhardt
CEO & Curator, Futur/io

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger
Rector, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg

Alexander Mankowsky
Futurist, Daimler AG

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer & Futurist, SAP

Maurice Conti
Chief Innovation Officer, Telefónica Alpha

Diana Kinnert
Founder & CEO, Global Media House

Friederike Riemer (née Korte)
Co-Creation Future Scientist, Frida Futura

Bart de Witte
Founder, HIPPO Institute for Future Medicine

Kathrin Haug
Managing Director, Deloitte Garage GmbH

Pablo Rodríguez
CEO, Telefónica Alpha

Roxy Guellmeister
Associate, Foster + Partners

Pascal Weinberger
Head of Rapid Development & AI, Telefónica Alpha

Miikka Leinonen
Strategic Innovation Advisor, Ghost

Nicolai Andersen
Chief Innovation Officer, EMEA, Deloitte

Marc Goldberg
CEO, Maslow Capital

Maurizio Rossi

Malte Kosub
CEO & Co-Founder, Future of Voice

Benjamin Butler
Founder & Director, Emerging Institute

Jeremy Abbett
Creative Evangelist

Holger Weiss
CEO, German Autolabs

Elena Malakhatka
PhD Candidate, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Julia von Winterfeldt 
CEO & Founder, Soulworx

Dr. Torsten Wingenter
Innovation & Transformation Catalyst

Markus Durstewitz 
Corporate Innovation, Airbus

Marc Buckley
UN SDG Advocate

Dijana Galijasevic 
Co-Founder, Positive Business Lab

Maks Giordano
Co-Founder, Kreait

Gerd Bührig
Founder, Learning Expedition

Tim Leberecht
Co-Founder, The Business Romantic Society

Bastian Schäfer
Innovation Manager, Airbus Operations GmbH

Sten-Kristian Saluveer
CEO & Founder, Storytek

Steffen Klusmann
Editor in Chief, Spiegel

Sophia Swire
Founder & CEO, Future Brilliance Social Impact

Matthias Röder
CEO, Herbert von Karajan Institut Salzburg

Claas Nieraad
Managing Director, New Commercial Room GmbH

Cristian Citu
Digital Transformation Lead, World Economic Forum

Haisong Tang
Co-Founder, Iron Pillars

Monika Smith
Founder, Santiago Berlin GmbH

Tia Kansara
Future City Sustainability Evangelist & Entrepreneur

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
The Copenhagen Letter

Torsten Kriening
Chief Commercial Officer, PTScientists

Stefan Schöpfel
Vice President, Digital Business Services EMEA North, SAP


Seda Röder
Founder, Sonophilia

Andreas Spechtler
CEO & Founder, Silicon Castles

Dirk Schart
President & General Manager, RE’FLEKT Americas Inc.

Klaus Madzia
CEO & Founder, Advanto

Marc Stickler

Frank Lamparter
Manager Branded Entertainment & ready to Services, smart

Speakers for your Event

You asked, we responded. We are proud to announce that we now offer the option to schedule phone calls and in-person meetings with individual faculty members. Whether you are looking for a new take on an existing project, or would like to create an outline for your own moonshot, we are ready to work with you.