David Polfeldt

David Polfeldt

David Polfeldt started as a writer and illustrator for underground comics. But after several years of being a poor artist, he changed directions and parlayed a childhood interest in games into an entry into the games industry, eventually opening his own game studio. Then he was tapped to be Managing Director at game development studio Massive Entertainment. In March of this year, after months of secrecy, Massive Entertainment launched Tom Clancy’s The Division, which had the biggest first week sales ever for a new game, generating USD 330 million globally in its first five days. More about David Polfeldt

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Deborah Armstrong

Deborah Armstrong

Deborah Armstrong is Executive Vice President for Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa and National Geographic Partners, a joint venture combining National Geographic’s media content and experiences with 21st Century Fox’s scale and expertise in building global media brands. The National Geographic brand includes TV, magazines, digital and social media platforms, books, travel and licensing & merchandising, with almost one-third of proceeds reinvested in the National Geographic Society to expand its mission to change the world. More about Deborah Armstrong

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Edda Magnason

Edda Magnason

Swedish singer-songwriter, musician and film actress of Icelandic descent. She gave a private performance at GRID16 in Stockholm, Sept 6, 2016. More about Edda Magnason

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Elina Berglund

Elina Berglund

Elina Berglund was a particle physicist at Cern laboratory in Switzerland when they discovered the Higgs boson, which led to the Nobel Prize in 2013. She was not even 30 years old and wondered how she could ever top this. Now she is the co-founder of Natural Cycles, the world’s first natural birth control app.  She wants to give women the opportunity to reclaim control of their bodies and sexual health without using traditional synthetic contraception. More about Elina Berglund

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Grzegorz Nawacki

Grzegorz Nawacki

Editor-in-Chief for pb.pl tells the story of what happened with #EatPolishApples. More about Grzegorz Nawacki

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Irena Pozar

Irena Pozar

Now editor-in-chief for Veckorevyn.com, a Bonnier magazine, when Irena Pozar started as a 21-year-old journalist with Swedish online newspaper Nyheter24, a column she wrote called "Men should take a step back and shut up" resulted in an avalanche of hate mail, comments and threats of violence. More about Irena Pozar

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Jo Bertram

Jo Bertram

Jo Bertram is Uber’s Regional General Manager for the U.K., Ireland and the Nordics. She previously managed Uber in London, one of the world's most competitive markets, and led the app's growth to a service that does more than 1 million trips per week. Now the former McKinsey consultant is forming Uber's strategy in the region, challenging competitors and outdated regulations while trying to make private car ownership unnecessary. More about Jo Bertram

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Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk, London-based Dutch writer and investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Then he was assigned by the Guardian to investigate the financial sector. Luyendijk likes to immerse himself in a subject for years while drawing on his training as an anthropologist to bring out stories missed by mainstream media. This mission became an unusual journey into the very closed world of banking in the City of London. More about Joris Luyendijk

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Lars Dahmén

Lars Dahmen

CEO for Bonnier Tidskrifter and head of Bonnier Magazines talks traveling to unusual places. More about Lars Dahmén

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Lindsay Nelson

Lindsay Nelson

Lindsay Nelson is the Global Head of Brand Strategy and Business Operations across Vox Media, including marketing, Vox Creative (the branded content and native advertising group) and events. Nelson and her team work side-by-side with Vox Media editorial, sales, and product to deliver data-informed, technology-driven and creatively inspired brand advertising solutions for Vox Media's eight award-winning properties. In 2015 Lindsay was named one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising.” More about Lindsay Nelson

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Lisa Hilton

Lisa Hilton

Lisa Hilton was known mostly for her historical biographies until Maestra. Initially rejected by several publishing houses, Hilton got her revenge when Maestra became the erotic thriller of the year, a bestseller that’s being compared to Fifty Shades of Gray. And a great beginning for relatively new imprint Bonnier Zaffre in England as its lead title. Sold to 40 countries and with a Hollywood manuscript on the way, this journalist, art critic and broadcaster from London has made quite a journey to fame and fortune. More about Lisa Hilton

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Lucy Cooke

Lucy Cooke

Expectations are high for digital storyteller and zoologist Lucy Cooke as she steps into the shoes of the renowned Sir David Attenborough as the BBC's new wildlife presenter. Filmmaker, presenter and writer with a blog read by hundreds of thousands, she studied evolution and animal behavior under evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Her trademark humor contains a serious message: If we only care for the best-known and loved species, other enormously crucial parts of the web of life will vanish forever. More about Lucy Cooke

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Mårten Schultz

Mårten Schultz

Mårten Schultz is a professor of civil law at Stockholm University. In 2012 he was named Lawyer of the Year in a national yearly survey among young Swedish lawyers, as well as Teacher of the Year at Stockholm University. Schultz is known for his strong opinions on legal questions in media and on Twitter and has been an influential voice in the debate on cyber bullying and freedom of speech. He is the founder of the Swedish Law and Internet Institute. More about Mårten Schultz

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Martina Bonnier

Martina Bonnier

Martina Bonnier, one of Sweden's most important fashion icons, shares her passion for fashion, as a handbag is much more than a handbag. More about Martina Bonnier

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Marty Baron

Marty Baron

Esquire magazine recently asked the question: Is Marty Baron the best news editor of all time? This Pulitzer Prize-winning editor-in-chief of the Washington Post has made his name with countless scoops, including with his team of investigative reporters uncovering child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, dramatized in the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight. Now working side by side with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who bought the Washington Post in 2013, the newspaper world is closely watching the iconic paper.
Dagens Nyheter Editor-in-Chief Peter Wolodarski interviews Marty Baron live on Skype. More about Marty Baron

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Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

When then-Harvard University architecture student Michael Murphy met a global health advocate whose hospital projects didn’t have the luxury of an architect, Murphy and his friends pledged their time and talent to build the breathtaking Butaro Hospital in rural Rwanda. The MASS Design Group architecture firm that grew out of this, co-founded by Murphy, has won many awards for being a design engine for health and long-term sustainability. Murphy sits on the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee and is an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. More about Michael Murphy

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Neil Hunt

Neil Hunt

Neil Hunt, the powerful Chief Product Officer at Netflix, leads the product team that designs, builds and optimizes the Netflix experience. Recruited early on by founder Reed Hastings, his career has given him the opportunity to see technology developing ever faster as he works with big data, cloud technology and Internet structure to build the successful Netflix streaming platform. It also makes him wonder how society can keep up with the speed. More about Neil Hunt

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Paula Schwarz: Startup Boat

Paula Schwarz

Paula Schwarz, a young half-Greek, half-German CEO of her own networking company in Berlin, had a house on the island of Samos in Greece where she saw desperate refugees arriving on the shores daily. With her entrepreneurial background, she realized that startups – with their agile, creative thinking and resourcefulness – could provide smart solutions to the situation. Together with a team of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and executives from Facebook, Lufthansa and McKinsey, she launched the Startup Boat to make a difference. More about Paula Schwarz: Startup Boat

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Peter Bouckaert

Peter Bouckaert

Peter Bouckaert is accustomed to being in the wrong places at the right times. As Emergencies Director of Human Rights Watch, Bouckaert has reported on just about every major war and conflict in the past 20 years. He represents a new type of human rights worker — part journalist, part lawyer, full-time producer of images and words that tell us what’s happening in places we’d rather not think about. When he tweeted the photo of 3-year-old Ali Kurdi lying dead on a Turkish beach, it opened the hearts of the whole world. More about Peter Bouckaert

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Shaul Olmert

Shaul Olmert

Shaul Olmert is one of Israel’s most well-known social media entrepreneurs and the co-founder and CEO of Playbuzz, the leading global audience engagement platform for publishers to create content that people love to share, from video snaps to personality quizzes. More than 7,000 publishers and brands worldwide and over 40,000 content creators use Playbuzz content formats, and the Playbuzz.com website that showcases all of this content has been the No. 1 most shared website on Facebook. More about Shaul Olmert

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