Jeremy is a New York Times Bestselling author, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers/management consultants, and the CEO of Trend Hunter, the world’s #1 most significant, most popular trend-spotting firm with more than 2 billion views and 3 million fans. With custom research, innovation workshops, and custom trend reports, Trend Hunter accelerates innovation for the world’s top-tier innovators.
Jeremy is “One of North America’s Most Requested Keynote Speakers,” New York Times bestselling author of “BETTER and FASTER – The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas” and the award-winning book “EXPLOITING CHAOS – 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change” (Axiom Business Book Awards; Inc Magazine Best Books for Business Owners; Summary Best Books for 2011).
Mariana is a bilingual journalist, author, and lecturer who won the Peabody Award. She is currently a correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News.
Atencio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Andrés Bello Catholic University. In her third year of university, she participated in the wave of student protests in favor of democracy in 2007 after former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shutdown the country’s oldest television channel: Protests for the end of the RCTV concession.
Jesús is a professional speaker; he has shared his ideas and points of view through +100 talks in +10 countries, continually participating in internationally recognized events; being able to share experiences and knowledge with people like Richard Branson, Tom Peters, Philip Kotler, Guy Kawasaki, or Michael Porter, among many others.
As a game producer, the most recent awards for games he directed include: 2nd Worldwide Place in Volkswagen Education Award (2016) and National Workforce Prize (México, 2016) for the projects he has developed with Volkswagen to train people using video games.
Felipe is a recognized thought leader, author, and speaker. His keynote presentations Actitud-E and Virtuoso, have the power to inspire, transform, and unleash the full potential of individuals, teams, and organizations. His book, Actitud-E, a best seller in Colombia, is a must-read for anyone who wants to pursue any project or any endeavor.
Felipe Speaks in more than 60 events per year, leaving a valuable message to his audiences. He has worked in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, The Philippines, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Dominican Republic among others with clients such as 3M, Abbot, Home Depot, Whole Foods, Anglo Gold Ashanti, AVAYA, Avianca, Baker Hughes, Cemex, Cencosud, Claro, Clorox, Coca Cola Company, Colgate Palmolive, Dell, Deloitte, Dupont, Eli Lilly, ENEL, Exxon Mobil, EY, Honeywell, HPE, IBM among others.
Ismael Cala also serves as Chief Creative Officer and President of Cala Enterprises. Simultaneously, he directs Ismael Cala Foundation, a non-profit organization that works for the integral development of Latino youth.
Author of the best-sellers “La vida es una piñata”, “El analfabeto emocional”, “El poder de escuchar”, “Un buen hijo de P…” and “El secreto del bambú”, Ismael Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba (1969). He trained as a Bachelor in Art History from the University of the East and a Journalist at the School of Communication at the University of York, Canada. He holds a Seneca diploma in Television Production and completed the Executive Program of the avant-garde Singularity University institution in San Francisco, USA.
As the Founder of Hello Fears, Michelle Poler has created a social movement empowering millions to step outside of their comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has inspired some of the world’s most influential organizations, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, P&G, Toyota, Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Wells Fargo, TED, and many more.
Poler is also the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear, and her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Forbes, The TODAY Show, Univisión, and Buzzfeed, among many others. Michelle is also the host of the podcast “Desde El Avión” (From The Plane) along with her husband, Adam Stramwasser. This podcast is empowering the Hispanic community to tap into their full potential by showing the reality behind a working couple of immigrants who are crushing it in the US.
Britto is a Brazilian painter, sculptor, Neo-Pop artist, and serigrapher. His art reflects several different inspirations, including Pop Art, Cubism, and graffiti art. His particular style is warm, filled with love and optimism. He taught himself about art, and, in 1983, he discovered Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso on a trip to Paris.
One of the artist’s first commissions was from Michel Roux, the founder of Absolut Vodka’s Absolut Art ad campaign. Britto was asked to change the look of the bottle for an ad campaign that would be seen by millions all over the world. He has also worked with Movado, Enrico Coveri, Disney, BMW, Pepsi, the United Nations, and even Royal Caribbean Cruises on advertising
Futurist and best-selling author of Exponential Organizations and Exponential Transformation, Salim Ismail has been building disruptive digital companies as a serial entrepreneur since the early 2000s. Salim founded and led some of the most influential tech companies at the foundation of our digital society, including PubSub Concepts and Angstro, which Google acquired in 2010. He led Yahoo!’s internal incubator, Brickhouse, and is an XPRIZE Foundation Board member.
Nabil Malouli is VP, Global E-commerce for DHL Supply Chain, where he leads the innovation, strategy, and product development of its e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile solutions. He is passionate about innovation, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship, and a regular speaker on the conference circuit. In his free time, he serves as advisor to high growth start-ups, accelerators, and universities.
Dhiraj is an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments. Dhiraj is responsible for co-founding the billion-dollar company Shazam. He has worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive and high growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited,What If!, Reuters and Save the Children. Using his extensive experience, Dhiraj is no also an active angel investor.
Anousheh Ansari is CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. She serves on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council and has received numerous honors, including the WEF Young Global Leader, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, among others. She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and serves on the board of Jabil and Peace First, as well as several other not-for-profit organizations focused on STEM education and youth empowerment.
Sir Richard Branson is the Founder of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most irresistible brands and has expanded into many diverse sectors, from travel to telecommunications, health to banking and music to leisure. Having started Virgin as a mail-order record retailer in 1970, Richard founded Virgin Records. After the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield released ‘Tubular Bells,’ Virgin Records went on to sign household names from the Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones. There are now more than 60 Virgin companies worldwide, employing approximately 71,000 people in over 35 countries.
Stephen is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic, joining the company as its first full-time employee in 2004, with responsibility for laying the commercial foundations and framework for the organization, including spearheading ongoing sales, business development, marketing, public relations, licensing, partnerships, and customer retention initiatives.
Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Stephen worked for Gartmore Investment Management, a major London-based investment management firm, where he performed a number of management and senior management activities for more than 15 years. At Gartmore, his roles focused on the company’s relationship with sophisticated institutional and high net worth clients and prospective clients.