Artist & Cyborg (UK)

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist, best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. H[...] read more

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament (NL)

Marietje Schaake is a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She is the founder of the Eur[...] read more

Malka Older

Author ‘Infomocracy’ (US)

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate. Her science fiction political thriller Infomocracy, part one of the Centanal Cycle, is the first full-length novel from Tor.com. The sequel Null States will[...] read more

Peter Greenaway

Film director, screenwriter & artist (UK)

Peter Greenaway started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which included installations for the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), the Louvre (Paris),[...] read more

Angelo Vermeulen

Space systems researcher & biologist (BE)

Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, community artist, and TED Senior Fellow. In 2009 he initiated Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEAD), an international network of individuals working in a[...] read more

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford (IT/UK)

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab (DELab) of the Oxford Internet Institute. He seats on the Google Advisory [...] read more

Madeleine van der Steege

Entrepeneur, researcher and author (SA)

Madeleine van der Steege started trading under Synquity in 2014, a business offering organizational development solutions. She is a member of the Management Board of The Bijlmer Project, Adjunct Professor at Webs[...] read more

Bettina von Stamm

Innovation Philosopher, author (UK)

Bettina von Stamm has been an original and visionary thinker as well as a prolific writer in the field of innovation since 1992. She is co-author of the book ‘Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving[...] read more

Jerry Spanakis

Assistant Professor Data Science & Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University (GR/NL)

Gerasimos (Jerry) Spanakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University. He has been involved in several projects applying artificial intelligence[...] read more

Jim Stolze

founder TEDxAmsterdam & tv-host RTL Z (NL)

Jim Stolze is a pioneer and thought leader on digital transformation. His early work got him featured on CNN and brought him an invitation to speak at the TED Conference in California. Ever since he has been a pr[...] read more

Carl Miller

Research-director CASM & author (UK)

Carl Miller is the research-director and co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM), the first UK think tank team dedicated to researching digital society. For the last six years, he’s[...] read more

Boris de Ruyter

Principal Scientist Philips Research (BE)

Boris de Ruyter is Principal Scientist at Philips Research and Professor (by special appointment) Human Interactions with Intelligent Systems at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He wants to co[...] read more

Mashya Boon

Film Studies Scholar (US/NL)

Mashya is a Dutch Film Studies Scholar currently obtaining her PhD at Michigan State University (MSU) in the USA. Her research interests lie at the intersection of film-philosophy, posthumanism, identity-politics[...] read more

Femke Nijboer

Assistant Professor Neuropsychology, Leiden University (NL)

Femke Nijbooer is Assistant Professor Health, Medical and Neuropsychology at Leiden University and an affiliate member of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology. She wants to stimulate patient participation in [...] read more

Moon Ribas

Artist & Cyborg (ES)

Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her arm that allows her to perceive earthquakes through vibrations[...] read more

Menno Schilthuizen

Professor & Senior Scientist Naturalis Biodiveristy Center (NL)

Dutch biologist Menno Schilthuizen (1965) is author, speaker, and researcher. He works as a senior scientist for Naturalis Biodiversity Center and holds a post as professor of evolutionary biology and biodiversit[...] read more