TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Deanna Zandt

Deanna Zandt is a media technologist and the author of Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking. She is a consultant to key progressive media and advocacy organizations, and her clients have included The Ford Foundation, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, and Jim Hightower’s "Hightower Lowdown". 

She is contributor to Forbes.com via her ForbesWoman “Prospect: Tech” blog, and a social media advice contributor to NPR’s flagship news program, “All Things Considered.” She is a Research Fellow at the Center for Social Media at American University. Zandt specializes in social media, is a leading expert in women and technology, and is a frequent guest on CNN International, BBC Radio, Fox News and more.

She works with groups to create and implement effective web strategies toward organizational goals of civic engagement and cultural agency and uses her background in linguistics, advertising, telecommunications and finance to complement her technical expertise. 

In addition to her technology work, Deanna writes and illustrates graphic novels and comics as well as volunteering with dog rescue organization Rat Terrier ResQ.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Laurence Kemball-Cook

Laurence Kemball-Cook is the founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems, an innovative clean-technology company. A design engineer by background receiving a 1st Class honours at Loughborough University, Laurence invented a paving technology which converts the kinetic energy from footfall, to renewable electricity. 

Laurence is a self taught marketeer who has linked the technology with global blue chip brands. Pavegen partnered with Johnnie Walker to roll out across Europe as part of the "Keep Walking" project, and were used to power an interactive dance-floor at WWF's Earth Hour in 2012. Key partnerships include Nike, where he delivered a successful installation with Nike at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Laurence combines the best of a savvy entrepreneur and an innovative engineer. He ia already a regular speaker at TED events having spoken in Rio at the +20 climate conference for the UN. Laurence has also been invited to No. 10 Downing Street to provide comments on how the UK Government can assist entrepreneurs as well as working with emerging technology brands to establish a footing in the market.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Nina Tandon

Nina Tandon is a current TED Senior Fellow, post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Lab for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, and adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union, teaching a “Bioelectricity” class.

A native New-Yorker, she spent her early career at telecom (Avaya Labs), transitioning to biomedical engineering via a Fulbright in Italy (working on an electronic odor detector). She completed her PhD under Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at MIT and Columbia, researching cardiac tissue engineering.

After consulting at McKinsey from 2008-10, she earned an Executive MBA at Columbia while resuming her research on electrical stimulation for broader tissue engineering applications. In her spare time, she practices yoga, running, metalsmithing, playing with puppies, baking and exploring. 

She has presented her work at TED, Singularity University, and Google, in addition to many prestigious academic conferences around the world.


TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0" Ulrich Reinhardt

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reinhardt, born in 1970, is the Scientific Head of the Foundation for Future Studies. His research focuses on the areas of social change, the future of leisure, as well as consumption and tourism and the development of these areas within Europe.

He is the author of numerous publications e.g. Edutainment - Education is Fun (2005), Dreams of the Elderly Generation - Illusion and Reality (2007), and European Studies like A Vision for Europe - From an Economic Community to a Community of Values (2008), Future Expectations of Europe (2009) and United Dreams of Europe (2011).

Prof Dr. Reinhardt is member of several domestic and foreign advisory boards and a part time professor at the University of Applied Science in Salzburg, Austria.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Conrad Fritzsch

Conrad Fritzsch is the founder and CEO of tape.tv, a Berlin-based online music television channel and Germany's biggest music video platform. His mission is to translate music television into the digital age. Through its broadcasting logic, which combines the best of TV and the web, tape.tv manages to deliver current, personalised soundtracks through the use of social media and editorial recommendations. 

Founded in July 2008, tape.tv now has 5.5 million users as well as a repertoire of around 45.000 music videos and its own formats. This makes tape.tv one of the most prefered platforms for the music industry and for brands. 

Another goal of Fritzsch's is to fight for the music industry. Tape.tv promises artists and their fans authentic and tangible entertainment. It's all about delivering the perfect soundtrack - everywhere and anytime, on every device and in every social situation. 


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Raúl Rojas

Raúl Rojas is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Freie Universität Berlin since 1997. Previously, he held professorships at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and at the Technical University of Vienna.

Raúl Rojas obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Mathematics from the Technical University of Mexico, and attained his master in Economics at the National University of Mexico. He received a PhD in Economics from FU Berlin in 1989, where he also obtained his Habilitation degree in Computer Science in 1994.

Prof. Rojas has been active in the field of Artificial Intelligence since 1986, having been a member of the Prolog Machine team at GMD-First (now Fraunhofer Gesellschaft).

He has published extensively about neural networks, robotics, intelligent systems and the history of computing. 

Rojas is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He received the Technology Transfer Prize 2008 from the Berlin Technology Foundation and the Gold Medal Heberto Castillo from Mexico City for his contributions to robotics.



TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Nina Gaissert

Nina Gaissert is responsible for corporate bionic research at Festo. The Bionic Learning Network of Festo is a cooperation between renowned universities, research institutes, technology companies and Festo itself, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.

Within the Bionic Learning Network the engineers, designers and researchers are aiming to get inspired by nature and to learn from nature's vast resources of intelligent solutions to provide fresh impulses for technology and industrial applications.

Within this network Nina Gaissert is responsible for corporate bionic research, i.e. providing the biological background for ongoing and future projects and accompanying the projects scientifically.

Prior to joining Festo in 2011 Nina Gaissert studied technical Biology at the University of Stuttgart and the MIT, MA, USA. In 2011 she obtained a PhD of Natural Sciences from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, studying the neural integration of the visual and the haptic senses.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" René Schuster

René Schuster is CEO of Telefónica Germany, one of the leading integrated telecommunication companies in Germany serving more than 20 million customers with O2 as its main brand. Telefónica Germany is part of the Spanish Telefónica S.A. group, one of the world leaders in the telecommunication sector. 

Since taking over the position as CEO in 2009, René Schuster built Telefónica Germany into the fastest growing integrated telecommunication company in Germany. 

Prior to joining Telefónica, René Schuster assumed leading roles in the telecommunications and IT industry. He started his career as development engineer at Bosch and was subsequently responsible for the European and Middle Eastern consulting business of KPMG as one of the partners. Following leading positions at Compaq and Hewlett Packard he was Global Marketing Director at Vodafone.

René Schuster was born in New York in 1961, is married and has two children.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Massimo Banzi

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project (an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software). He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate. He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.

Massimo started the first FabLab in Italy which led to the creation of Officine Arduino, a FabLab/Makerspace based in Torino.

He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea (IDII) as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions all over the world.

Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect, both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com.

Massimo is also the author of Getting Started with Arduino published by O’Reilly. He is a regular contributor to the italian edition of Wired Magazine and Che Futuro, an online magazine about innovation.

He currently teaches Interaction Design at SUPSI Lugano in the south of Switzerland and is a visiting Professor at CIID in Copenhagen.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Hannes Koch

rAndom International create artworks and installations that explore behaviour and interaction, often using light and movement. Founded in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, the studio utilises raw fragments of artificial intelligence to encourage relationships between the converging worlds of the animate and inanimate. 

The studio is based in a converted warehouse in Chelsea, London and today includes a growing team of diverse talent.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Gabe Zichermann

Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight.

Zichermann is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose book, Gamification by Design (2011), looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designing engagement using games concepts.

His previous book, Game-Based Marketing (2010,) achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy.

A resident of NYC, Gabe is a board member of StartOut.org, advisor to a number of startups and Facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. He also runs the Gamification Blog.


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0" Performance

Born in the years of 1980, respectively 1990, David and Elias Engler took to playing instruments at a very young age. Many different band projects saw them growing up together, covering several styles of music in the meantime. Both of them eventually left their small hometown in Mecklenburg-Pomerania (north-eastern Germany) to study Jazz - David took his violin all the way to Arnheim, the Netherlands, while Elias' drums remained in Weimar for three years. Everything they now call Tanga Elektra started in 2009 after David moved to Berlin and acquired a loop station.

Elias joined his older brother on the streets setting up solely with a guitar case as a bass drum and a handful of other beatable things. David took over as the lead singer, started arranging songs, rapping along, as well as playing the e-violin through the loop machine. Combining classical instruments and modern sounds merged beautifully with Berlin’s evolving electronic soundscapes. They were always very grateful for their experiences on their journeys throughout Germany and elsewhere- they have already toured throughout Italy, Brazil and Poland and are eager to keep travelling. In the future, they want to touch as many people as possible with their music all over the world, regardless of whether their music is labelled as Soul, Techno, Funk or Hip Hop, because, as they sing, "we all are soulriders".


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