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Our Faculty is made up of digital leaders and futurists who share their expertise on and off stage in an unparalleled experience. A growing board of diverse minds & makers from Europe’s leading 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

Publisher and COO


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

Pascal Morgan

Speaker & Founder



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

Philippe Dewost

High Tech Veteran & President,


Frank Lamparter
Manager Branded Entertainment & ready to Services, smart

Mads Bondergaard

Vice President, Digital Transformation

Office, Airbus

André Loesekrug-Pietri

Joint European Disruptive

Initiative, (J.E.D.I)

Alan Greenberg


Beautiful Minds

Manuel Tschurtschenthaler

Finalist, Red Bull Futur/io Competition

Claribelle Poujol

Head of Partnerships

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Daniel Vonier

Global VP People & Organizational Growth,


Magnus Björsne

CEO, AZ BioTech Hub

Astra Zeneca

Chris Boos

CEO & Founder, Arago

Advisor, German Government

Pascal Finette


be radical

Florian Resatsch


Viessmann Group

Camila Tomas

Vice President, Innovation & Technology


Claudio Roscini

Researcher, Ph.D.

INC2 Institute Barcelona

Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor In Chief

The Innovator News

Scott David

Founder, Innovation & Strategy


Marie Wall

Deputy Director Startups

Swedish Ministry of Enterprise

Ida Faldbakken

Co-founder / Creative Director,


Jesper Schleimann

Digital Transformation Officer, SAP EMEA North

Pernilla Isberg

COO, BioVentureHub

Astra Zeneca

Julie Reindl 

Cultural Researcher


Magnus Thure Nilson


Media Evolution

Pernilla Lavesson

Community & Business Developer

Media Evolution

Dr. Rahmyn Kress

General Partner

HenkelX Ventures

Anne Decker



Björn Ognibeni

Editor in Chief

China Briefs

Jean Francois Groff


BG Research

Jeff Risom

Chief Innovation Officer

Gehl Architects

Yasemin Orhan Modéer

CEO, Altitude Meetings

Skane Region

Chris Shern


Return of the Vikings

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.