What inspires you? Who inspires you?
Jonah Nolan with Bjarke Ingels
Jonah Nolan, the creator of the popular HBO series Westworld, meets rockstar architect Bjarke Ingels face-to-face. What could possibly go wrong? We can at least expect a great conversation about man, machine, design, groundbreaking projects, and possibly some good, old-fashioned shenanigans!
Danae Ringelmann with Anahi Wiedenbrug
This woman invented crowdfunding. Growing up in a family with small business owners as parents, she saw their daily struggle to make ends meet. Indigogo was started to democratize access to capital and is today the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. But starting the company was not easy. She was rejected over 90 times before raising her first dollar. Ringelmann was listed as one of Fortune Magazine’ 40 under 40, ELLE Magazine named her to its Woman in Tech Power List, and Fast Company named her a Top 50 Women Innovators in Technology.
James Whelton with Kevin Abosch
At 14 he developed a web app that allowed doctors in the US to view a brain scan over the internet. At 16 he became a world celebrity for being the first person globally to hack the iPod Nano. At 18 he founded CoderDojo - a global movement of over 1700 coding clubs. Yet still he was seen as a failure at school. Today James is 25 years old, a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30, and has built and exited multiple companies. "Screw creating the next Mark Zuckerberg, Whelton says. "I want to see kids who become passionate about programming and go into medicine and politics, go into whatever field and use their skills to solve problems there and completely revolutionize it.
Marieme Jamme with Tinna Nielsen
Marieme grew up in Senegal, but was trafficked to Paris as a young teenager. At 16 she taught herself to read and write, and is has become a highly respected business woman, technologist and social entrepreneur. She has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans twice, a Goalkeeper for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a UBS Visionary. Her latest venture I AM THE CODE's goal is to empower 1 million girls globally to become coders by 2030!
Prince EA with Alyson Stoner
Prince EA is a spoken words artist, poet and filmmaker with almost two billion views of his videos all over the globe. He started out as a rapper, but in 2014 he shifted from music to creating motivational and inspirational spoken word film and content on topics such as sustainability, education, work-life balance, race and spirituality. Prince EA has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah Show and MTV – as well as in leading publications around the world. With his productions he manages to make complex topics engaging and understandable to all.
Youth Changing The World
The deeply personal stories of three people below the age of 25, who are doing remarkable things to change the world for the better: Sophia Yushchenko, the daughter of former President Yushchenko, and co-founder of Connect Ukraine; Risalat Khan, an activist and intrapreneur from Bangladesh passionate about addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, and other existential challenges; and Noura Berrouba, a governing member of the European Youth Parliament and advisor to the Swedish government on sustainable consumption.
Sandy Climan with Samantha Stein
Golden Globe and British Academy Award winner, founder and president of Entertainment Media Ventures, Sandy Climan was part of the senior management at Creative Artists Agency for 12 years, and was the founder of CAA’s corporate practice. Sandy has held senior executive roles across the entertainment industry, including Universal Studios and MGM, and as the first CEO of 3D filmmaking pioneer 3ality Digital. His productions include “U2 3D,” the first digital live-action 3D film, and “The Aviator,” starring Leonard DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese.
Yobie Benjamin with Alf Erik Berle
He designs the future of self-driving cars, owns the most wildlife reserve in the world, considers banks an endangered species, and is a fan of government regulations. He designed the Avegant video headset, and has brought Tupac to “life” at Cochella. Growing up in the Philippines, he was imprisoned at 17 and tortured for protesting a dictatorship. Moving to the US and Silicon Valley he became a security specialist, and has served as CTO of CitiBank, global CEO of CitiGroup, been a partner in EY, taken two companies public, been an early investor in Facebook, eBay, Airbnb and more. This man is everywhere. “I’m probably the biggest capitalist you’ll meet, but I believe you can make money doing good.”
Johan Brad with Anders Mjåset
Johan is a co-founder of Kahoot!, one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands, used by millions each day in over 180 countries. He was CEO of Kahoot! until fall 2016 and left day to day operations in the spring 2017. Under his leadership Kahoot! grew from a research project to company that capture 1/3rd of US classrooms each month and millions of business users.
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