The 2017 Story is about a future rooted in diversity, intellect, compassion, and productivity; a future that blends person and machine to transform design, services, healthcare, industrials and cities.
The 11th Edition will spread visions and solutions that use both humans and machines as effectively as possible to enrich lives and improve the state of business and places.
The Summit uses several conversational formats and converges the world’s finest people in artificial intelligence, internet of things, digital commerce, and experience engineering to explore the impact of these disruptions across six industries.
Robin Chase: Time 100 Most Influential People. Co-Founder and Former CEO of Zipcar; Buzzcar; GoLocco. She is also Co-Founder of Veniam, a vehicle communications company focused on network fabric of the Internet of Moving Things.
Co-Founder and Former CEO
Marcus Weldon: The President of the iconic Bell Labs and a luminary in the Information Communication Technology industry with a strong track record of picking the right technological disruptions and opportunities. He combines his vision with the power of Bell Labs to create a unique global innovation engine with the goal of ‘creating time’ for humankind.
President of Bell Labs and Corporate CTO
Stefanie Tomkins: An innovation maestro at the U.S. DoD high-risk/high-reward advanced technology wing. Making the impossible possible – be it breakthrough materials, data, technologies, devices, or systems.
Acting Deputy Director
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Nicola Morini-Bianzino: Global Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence at Accenture and the Chief AI Strategist. He is responsible for leading Accenture’s AI strategy and business across the company. Nicola also serves as the Growth & Strategy lead for Accenture’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystems organization. He is responsible for defining Accenture’s Technology strategy, new ventures and acquisitions, and Accenture’s investments in Technology.
Chief AI Strategist
Bernard Luthi: CEO of Monoprice, Bernard Luthi brings over 20 years of experience to the company with a proven track record of transforming ecommerce and multi–channel organizations. Luthi is an effective leader, innovator and contributor who drives revenue by leveraging technology, sales, marketing, branding and exemplary customer experience talent.
Ellen White: Ellen currently serves as a Global Business Manager for the 3M Respiratory Protection business. 3M is a leading global supplier or respiratory protection for industrial and consumer use. Ellen is committed to advancing human safety though improved integration of protective equipment, machine intelligence and data analytics. She has traveled extensively in support of 3M’s global safety related businesses and has lived and worked in the US, France and Japan. Ellen is a graduate of Harvard University.
Global Business Manager
Marcello Damiani: Marcelo has a wealth of experience in both tech companies and Life Science companies and a true passion for making Digital a reality. His expertise is in visioning, strategizing and implementing innovative programs to update and streamline the digital landscapes. He is known for his ability to transform a company’s Information flow, and ultimately improving the product and the company’s processes through digitization.
Chief Digital Officer
Todd Bracher: Design strategist and industrial designer, guiding some of the world’s most prestigious brands to realize strategic differentiation through design that is expert-based, driven by science, nature, truth.
Todd Bracher Studio
Rosalind L. Hudnell: Inspires and engages the world’s next generation of technology innovators, dedicated to corporate responsibility and social impact. Led President Obama’s US Council on Jobs 10k Engineers Initiative and Intel’s Diversity in Technology Initiative. President of the Intel Foundation and VP of Human Resources and Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel.
Vice President, Human Resources, Director, Corporate Affairs, and President
Francisco Melo: As a leader of global RFID, Francisco directs and guides in-store, supply chain, and manufacturing information solutions using radio frequency identification (RFID) to help retailers and brand owners across the globe to accelerate performance and improve efficiencies.
Vice President and General Manager, Global RFID
Hong Z Tan: A haptics educator, researcher and evangelist. One of the world’s top haptics experts. Best known for perception-based engineering approach. Solving real problems in the haptics space for Fortune 500 and other companies. Passionate about a future where interfaces touch us back.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hassan Ahmed: Hassan is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. Affirmed drives software transformation in global mobile networks. Previously, Hassan built Sonus Networks into a public company that pioneered VoIP networks. Beyond entrepreneurship, Hassan’s career spans industry, venture capital and academia. He was Associate Professor, ECS at Boston University. Hassan holds a PhD from Stanford University.
Chairman and CEO
Chief Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Co-Founder, Institute for Data Driven Design & Director, MIT Media Lab, Entrepreneurship Programr
David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Langer Lab
Particle Physicist, University of California;
Fellow Scientist and Ex-Spokesperson of the CMS Experiment, CERN
SVP of Research & Development
3M International and APAC
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Chairman & CEO
Chairman & CEO
Charles Bombardier Engineer, Innovator & Angel Investor
Direct Energy Residential
Executive VP, Oil Sands
Founder and CEO
Chairman of Segovia, Co-Founder of Facebook and
Founder of Jumo
Chief Scientist, Baidu,
Co-Founder, Coursera and Faculty of Stanford University
Founder & CEO
The Minerva Project
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
SVP, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, and Chief Architect of Innovation
Director of Educational Programs and Founder
The Chopra Center
Royal Hashemite Court
Kingdom of Jordan
Chairman & CEO
Norwegian Air Shuttle
The World Summit was founded in 2006 and launched in partnership with and under the support of the United Nations, the African Union, International Chamber of Commerce and several multinationals. A circle of disruptors and game-changers committed to creating intelligent solutions to transform how we design, cure, commute, manufacture, transact, work and live together.