Gather 2018 Speakers

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Sheela Birnstiel


Key Figure of the Osho Cult

A key figure of the infamous Osho Cult and now globally recognised from the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country, Sheela Birnstiel will discuss her experience during her time with Osho, the culture she attempted to construct and her reflections on modern society.


Theme

Urban Planning & Society

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Jan Eliason


Diplomat & Politician

Self proclaimed “worried optimist” Jan Eliasson is a famed Swedish international diplomat who’s resume includes time as UN Deputy Secretary-General and president of the UN General assembly. He has been a mediator in the Iran-Iraq conflict, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and in Darfur.

Theme

Democracy & Power

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Rumman Chowdhury

Global Lead - Accenture Responsible AI

Senior Principal at Accenture, Rumman works on cutting-edge applications of AI and leads a Strategic Global Initiative on Responsible AI. She holds several degrees (MIT and Columbia), several Board of Directors assignments, lecturers and is as a Forbes Tech contributing author.

Theme

Humans & Machines

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Hoa Ly

Founder of SHIM

Psychologist and entrepreneur, Hoa is the author of the world’s first doctoral dissertation on a smartphone app for psychological treatment to improve emotional well being.


Theme

Humans & Machines

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Tove Blomgren

Creative Director Doberman

Tove Blomgren has more than 15 years experience designing usable and delightful digital experiences. Designs, builds and launches game-changing digital products and services across industries.


Theme

Humans & Machines

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

 Ed Boyden

Professor at MIT Media Lab

Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, leading the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analysing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain.


Theme

Humans & Machines

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Marcelo Coelho

Awarded Computation Designer

Computation designer working on objects, installations, and live experiences. Spanning a wide range of media, processes, and scales.



Theme

Urban Planning & Society

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Emma Frans

Researcher & Science Writer

Researcher at Karolinska Institutet and science writer for Svenska Dagbladet, providing critical thinking and a scientific approach in a meticulous and humorous way.


Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Emma Lundberg

Director of Cell Atlas

The interface of bioimaging and proteomics, her research aims to define the spatiotemporal organization of the human proteome at a subcellular level.


Theme

Humans & Machines

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Elin Aram

UX Designer

 UX designer – Dedicated to researching new digital behaviour and its impact on business, design and human relationships. 



Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Azmat Khan

Awarded Investigative Journalist

Reporting for FRONTLINE, The NYT Magazine, America Tonight and BuzzFeed's Investigations team has brought her to Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones. 

Theme

Democracy & Power

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Sepehr Mousavi

Sustainability Expert

Multidisciplinary planning, urban ecology, standardization as well as smart cities with focus on urban nexuses. He also serves as a Climate Change advisor to the United Nations.

Theme

Urban Planning & Society

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Mimi Onuoha

Artist & Researcher

The social results of data collection and computational categorisation, utilising code, writing, performance, and objects to explore missing data and how people are abstracted, represented, and classified.

Theme

Humans & Machines

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Jessikka Aro

Awarded Investigative Journalist

Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 Ara became the target of a serious international propaganda and hate speech campaign after reporting about pro-Kremlin social media trolls. 

Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Helena Samsioe

CEO and Founder of GLOBHE

GLOBHE utilises drones and AI to create a better, more informed future. Collaborating with the UN, GLOBHE is transforming the way cutting edge technology is solving challenges around the world. 

Theme

Urban Planning & Society

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Jennie Perzon

Senior Manager Accenture Sustainable Strategy

Committed to sustainable development with extensive experience in commercial and civil society sectors as a strategy advisor, Jennie has led global research focusing on collective impact and partnerships as an innovation driver.

Theme

Urban Planning & Society

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Monika Bielskyte

VR & AR Expert

Monika prototypes culturally diverse, socially and environmentally engaged future world designs for the entertainment industry, technology companies, and cities. A large part of her time is devoted to research and strategy in the immersive media technology space.

Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Erik Beijnoff

Business & IT Architect

Previously of Spotify and central in the creation of Tunigo, Erik Beijnoff now specialises in blockchain technologies and is actively engaged in pushing for adoption of decentralised solutions built on these technologies, in different industries and areas of society. 

Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Daniel Akenine

Expert in Technology Impact

Working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long term impact of technology on social and economic development. Daniel has a previous history in brain research at Karolinska Institute.

Theme

Humans & Machines

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Florence Toffa

Director Mobile Web Ghana

An advocate for corruption solving through civic engagement and new technology, as well as co-leading the pilot launch of the platform Klarity platform in Ghana. 


Theme

Money, Business & Transactions

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Karin Lycke

Design Thinker - Expedition Mondial

Conducting design research in various cultures and contexts with a focus on improving organisations, civic functions and eco-systems based on human needs and behaviours.

Theme

Democracy & Power

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Per Grankvist

Educationalist and Author

Per is a frequently hired lecturer, has been featured as a contemporary commentator in the two biggest morning shows SVT Gomorron and Tv4 Nyhetsmorgon and has written for papers such as Sydsvenskan, SvD and Veckans Affärer.

Theme

Democracy & Power

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Mohamed Jimale

Founder Ari.farm

Mohamed grew up as a nomad in Somalia where his family have been livestock farmers for generations. He founded Ari.farm – an impact tech startup that is building an efficient, tech-powered livestock market for Africa.

Theme

Humans & Machines

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Katrine Marçal

Author & Journalist

Renowned Swedish author and journalist (for Dagens Nyheter) Katrine has a feminist perspective on economics and states that the so called 4th Industrial Revolution shall be feminist.


Theme

Democracy & Power

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Christian Landgren

CEO & Founder Iteam

Christian is a frequent speaker on the topic of digitalization and has been hand picked as one of twelve tech entrepreneurs advising the Swedish Minister of Innovation. He also made headlines for suggesting a radical approach for the new Swedish digital currency e-krona.

Theme

Democracy & Power

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Linda Franco

Co-founder & CEO of Machina

Linda Franco is the Co-founder of Machina, a wearable technology company that creates clothes which extend the functionality of the human body. Linda has been named one of Forbes Mexico’s 30 promises under 30, MIT innovator under 35.


Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Khalid Qassim

Founder Transfer Galaxy

Originally from Somalia, Khalid founded Transfer Galaxay which connects Swedish internet banks with phone operators of the receiving countries, countries where cellphones are a very important part of the infrastructure.


Theme

Money, Business & Transactions

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Rebecca Rubin & Viktoria Walldin

Architect & Head of Social Sustainability White Arkitekter

How do we design a more inclusive, gender equal and attractive city for all? Rebecca Rubin and Viktoria Walldin are working to answer this question in order to create democratic future cities without discrimination.

Theme

Democracy & Power

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Félix Hill


Art Director North Kingdom


With an extensive history of creating digital experiences for global clients such as Netflix, Google and Snapchat, Féliz Hill works with creating new ways for customers and users to meet in a meaningful way.

Theme

Media, Design & Creativity

Democracy & Power - Gather 2018

Alfred Ruth


Author & Entrepreneur


After starting out as a journalist, Alfred Ruth founded the startup Videoplaza in 2007 that quickly grew to an international success. The last few years, Alfred has dived deep into AI and the existential questions that technology now raises.

Theme

Money, Business & Transactions

Urban Planning & Society - Gather 2018

Marcin de Kaminski

Programme Director - Civil Rights Defenders

Marcin manages a team of experts working on safety, security and innovation for vulnerable people and communities all over the world including LGBT communities and minority rights groups with a specific expertise in the intersection of technology and human rights.



Theme

Money, Business & Transactions

Humans & Machines - Gather 2018

Elinor Samuelsson

Interaction Designer & Founder of Kokon

A co-founder of Kokon, a startup that aims to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing at the workplace. Elinor has built multiple experiences using technology for good - her most recent endeavor is co-creating edible gardens in refugee camps to improve mental health, children’s access to education and social stability.  

Theme

Urban Planning & Society

More Speakers to be announced.

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