Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish world-famous virtuoso percussionist and composer. Although she became deaf at age 12, music is her life. She has performed worldwide with the greatest conductors and orchestras, as well as with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Björk and Sting. More about Dame Evelyn Glennie

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Hans Rosling

The world-renowned Swedish global health professor from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm captivated the audience at GRID conferences. With boundless energy, interactive graphs and even a casino wheel. With a new take on the world economy, which he called Das Kapital 2.0, he challenged our understanding of social and economic development more than once at GRID. More about Hans Rosling

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Jim Berk

Jim Berk is CEO of Participant Media, Hollywood's leading provider of entertainment designed to inspire social change. A lifelong commitment to entertainment, education, social change and business leadership has guided Jim Berk throughout his career. Participant Media has produced films such as The Kite Runner, An Inconvenient Truth, Darfur Now, and newly released The Visitor. More about Jim Berk

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June Cohen

June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media, is responsible for bringing the legendary TED Conference online. As a result, TED talks have been watched more than 50 million times worldwide, and have created a thoughtful new genre in online video. She has written books on the Web and was part of the editorial team that launched HotWired.com, the pioneering website from Wired Magazine in San Francisco. More about June Cohen

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Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai is an Indian author living in Brooklyn, New York. Her novel, "The Inheritance of Loss" won the 2006 Man Booker Prize. It has been translated into 40 languages. As might be expected from the rich input of her cultural background, Kiran Desai, daughter of author Anita Desai, is a born storyteller. Kiran Desai was a speaker at GRID08. More about Kiran Desai

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Mattias Klum

Mattias Klum is a full time freelance photographer specializing in natural history and cultural subjects. His photographs have appeared in many publications worldwide, including National Geographic , Wildlife Conservation, GEO, and other magazines. More about Mattias Klum

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Nova Spivack

Nova Spivack lives in San Francisco and is one of the leading voices of the emerging Semantic Web, often referred to as Web 3.0. As a grandson of management guru Peter F. Drucker, Nova shares his grandfather's interests in the evolution of knowledge work. In 1999, Nova Spivack flew to the edge of space with the Russian space agency. More about Nova Spivack

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Pele Cortizo-Burgess

Pele Cortizo-Burgess has a background in advertising and has worked for many of the most well-known consumer brands in the world. He started ITV Imagine one and a half years ago. Imagine investigates current culture and media platforms, creates television formats, and tries to find inspiring paths to creativity. ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. More about Pele Cortizo-Burgess

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Younghee Jung

Jung is a senior interaction designer at Nokia, based in London. She specializes in developing future product concepts by combining anthropology with design. Her passion is to learn and understand various cultures of humanity and make contributions to enrich them. More about Younghee Jung

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