Alex Kelleher – Founder & CEO, Cognitive Match, creates software combining math and psychology to match individuals with content.
Benjamin Barber – Cities to Change the World: The Global Parliament of Mayors
Claudia Gonzalez – Head of Marketing at The Global Fund about Born HIV Free campaign and UNHCR establishing Twitter in refugee camps.
Christoph Hagel – Opera Conductor and Producer about opera performances in unusual venues, mixing of genres and his latest project at Bode Museum in Berlin.
Dana Gluckstein – Artist and Photographer of “DIGNITY. Tribes in Transition”
David Weinberger – Internet Philosoher, Co-Author of bestseller “The Cluetrain Manifesto” about “Too Big to Know” and threads to the open internet.
Dennis Crowley – Founder & CEO Foursquare about the world’s leading location-based social networking service with > 4,5 m users by Nov. 2010.
Elisabet de los Pinos – Scientist, Entrepreneur and Technology Pioneer (WEF), Founder & CEO Aura Biosciences, about a most promising approach to cure cancer.
Emily Warren – Managing Director International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences about ‘Internet Week’ and ‘The Webby Awards’ celebrating online excellence.
Itay Talgam – Orchestral Conducter, Maestro, Leadership Coach about inspiring new insights into leadership, management and team work.
Jack D. Hidary – Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur and Non Profit Angel about innovative transport solutions and how to foster innovation through competition.
Juliana Rotich – TED Senior Fellow and Director Ushahidi, crowdsourcing realtime crisis-maps e.g. Kenya’s elections fall-out, Japan’s earthquake or the Lybian war.
Lakshmi Pratury – Curator & Host INK Conference (formerly TED India).
Lawrence M. Krauss – Theoretical Physicist, Professor at Yale, Harvard, etc.; various bestsellers about the Beginning and End of the Universe.
Liu Olin – Executive Director, Research Department / China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) about Breaking The Wall of Global Dept.
Lucian Tarnowski – Europe’s youngest Young Global Leader founded BraveNewtalent, a mainly Facebook based job recruiting platform. He also chairs TakeHeartIndia.
Matthias Lüfkens – Social Media Architect about how to open the World Economic Forum to the world.
Mike Butcher – Journalist and Editor of TechCrunch Europe (over 9 mio. readers/ month) about his new offline project ‘TechHub London’.
Nora Abousteit – Co-Founder of BurdaStyle, Inc. about the New York based online sewing community BurdaStyle.com.
Philippe Douste-Blazy – Special Advisor to UN Secretary General on Innovative Financing. Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Health et al.
Samdhong Rinpoche – First Prime Minister of Tibetan Government in Exile. Eminent Buddhist Philosopher, Scientist, Politician and close confident of HH the Dalai Lama.
Saskia Bruysten – CEO & Founding Member of Grameen Creative Lab about creating a world without poverty and The Grameen Creative Lab.
Shai Reshef – Founder & President University of the People, the world’s first tuition-free university, representing a new wave in global education.
Shekhar Kapur – Film Director & Producer of Oscar-Prize-winning “Elizabeth” with Kate Blanchett, about his recent film projekt PAANI addressing the water wars.
Simone Brummelhuis – Founder & CEO of The NextWomen, an award-winning online Women’s Business Magazine and Networking Forum.
Tariq Krim – Founder & CEO of Jolicloud and Young Global Leader (WEF) about the operating system ‘Jolicloud’ and the so-called ‘Facebook computer’.