Speakers

Anne Ravanona
Founder & CEO, Global Invest Her
Anne Ravanona is Founder & CEO of Global Invest Her, a platform and online community for early-stage women entrepreneurs that demystifies the funding process & helps them get investor-ready, to get funded faster. A passionate women’s advocate with over 22 years experience in global business, she spoke at TEDx to inspire everyone to ‘Invest in Women Entrepreneurs’. Anne is a regular speaker on the topic at conferences worldwide, to raise awareness and help change unconscious bias, to break the ‘Funding Ceiling’ for women entrepreneurs and close that $300 billion funding gap. An entrepreneur herself, Anne has been active in the global startup world for the past 5 years, including as a judge at pitch competitions, mentor and speaker at StartupWeekend Women, C-suite Advisor at Astia and advisor to several tech startups.
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Amanda Harding
Founder, Convene
Amanda is a convener, human rights activist, writer, connector, coach, creative thinker and mother. Passionate about authentic change and the value we all bring to create positive impacts, Amanda has worked for a wide range international organisations, including the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, EAT, the European Commission, Save the Children, International IDEA, DFID, UNICEF and the OHCHR as well as a host of private sector actors, including BNP Paribas, DSM, Symrise and Camso. She teaches at HEC Business School and has published notably on resarch-for-development and human and child rights based approaches to development. Based in her adopted home of Paris, Amanda has also spent considerable periods of time in Asia, the Middle East and across the African Continent. Amanda is the founder of Convene.
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Luca Verre
CEO, Prophesee
Luca is the co-founder of Chronocam (Now Prophesee) and has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014. He has extensive international management experience and a background in the automotive and electronica industries. His experience includes project and product management, marketing and business development roles at Schneider Electric. Prior to Schneider Electric, Luca worked as an engineer with Toyota and Altis Semiconductor as well as a Research Assistant in Photonics at the Imperial College of London. Luca holds a double first class MSc in Physics, Electronic and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD.
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Pierre Chandon
L’Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD
Pierre Chandon is the L'Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD in France, and the Director of the INSEAD-Sorbonne University Behavioural Lab. He holds a PhD in marketing from HEC Paris and an MS in Business Administration from ESSEC. Prior to joining INSEAD, Pierre Chandon was a faculty of the London Business School and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also held visiting positions at Kellogg, Wharton, and Harvard Business School.
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Nicoletta Iacobacci
Singularity University Advisory and Board Member of Hyperloop Technologies
Nicoletta Iacobacci, Ph.D. is Tech Advisor on Ethical Policies for Exponential Growth, Keynote speaker, Author, and VR expert. Nicoletta is Ethics HyperLeader at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Director for Switzerland at Singularity University, Curator at TEDxCarouge, and xPrize Vanguard at XPRIZE. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), focusing on Ethics, Media, and Exponentially Growing Technologies, at European Graduate School in 2015. She graduated Singularity University in 2014. She earned her Master in Arts of Communication (Computer Graphics) at New York Institute of Technology in 1986.
Christian Kromme
Futurist and Board Member, Humane Genome Foundation
Visionary Thinker, Futurist Keynote Speaker and Author Christian's is an expert in disruptive technologies and the author of the Amazon best-selling book ‘Humanification - Go Digital, Stay Human'. In this book, Christian focuses on the fascinating parallels between biology and technology. The waves of technological innovations that follow each other in rapid rate are in fact no coincidence ... The book Humanification helps managers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and investors anticipate and navigate in an extremely rapidly changing world.
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