George Arriola is an entrepreneur, craftsman, product guy, (a)rchitect, type designer, nerd, otaku, sous chef, and epiphany engineer. He is known for "shipping!" globally recognized hardware and software spanning PlayStation 4 to Adobe products.
Ed Boyden is Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He also co-directs the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering.
Grace Choi is an inventor and the creator of Mink, a desktop printer that can instantly transform any image into a wearable color cosmetic.
Erika Hall is the author of Just Enough Research and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. She speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces.
Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science. He is a key member of the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter group at Autodesk Research and co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative
Melissa Hoffman is the Studio Leader for the LAB, Rockwell Group’s digital interaction and strategic design team.
Eric Liu is an author, educator, civic entrepreneur and founder / CEO of Citizen University.
Giorgia Lupi's work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories. She is co-founder and design director at Accurat.
Jennifer McCrea is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and CEO of Born Free, an initiative of the Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance that brings private sector resources and expertise to the goal of eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015
Eddie Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology.
Sputniko! is an artist/designer who creates contraptions, devices, music and film exploring technology’s impact on our everyday life to imagine and speculate on alternative futures.
Gianpiero Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership.
Pedro Alonzo is a Boston based Independent Curator, writer, and recognized authority on street art. He has worked with many artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR, Swoon and Os Gemeos. He divides his time among acquiring art for private collectors, developing programs for business clients and organizing exhibitions for cultural institutions.
Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York City. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked and unexpected objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.
Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins are Cathedrals. Their sound is at once cinematic and warmly, immediately human: in this web of juxtaposition, the duo's music coheres like a stained-glass window, a bouquet of roses blooming in the night.
Dan Barasch is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline — an effort to build the world's first underground park.
Ayah Bdeir is founder and CEO of littleBits, the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics. As an engineer and a leader in the Maker movement, Ayah's career has centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible.
Charlie Brown has spent the past fifteen years working with social entrepreneurs. He is the founder and CEO of Context Partners, a company that works at the cutting edge of the Community Centered Design movement.
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David D. Burstein
As CEO and Co-Founder of Run for America, author and filmmaker David Burstein is leading a disruptive post-partisan initiative to bring a new generation of talent into our political system and catalyze political leaders to start solving our biggest problems.
Meg Busse is a community centered designer and innovator. Her work at Context Partners fosters her exploration of the intersection of innovation and community.
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Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital and author of the book "The Nature of Investing."
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Andrew Cotton is a big-wave surfer from North Devon, England. In the winter season of 2013-14, he rode two of the biggest waves ever recorded off the coast of Nazare, Portugal in a span of three months, putting Great Britain firmly on the surfing map.
Working under the artist name Swoon, Caledonia Curry is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.
Donna D'Cruz is a celebrity DJ, performer, model, designer, artist, and producer. She is also the founder and CEO of RASA LIVING, a lifestyle brand focused on music and creating tools for health, enlightenment and Conscious Entertaining.
Anil Dash is cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new app that helps make sure all the time we spend online or social networks isn't wasted. He is recognized as one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Described as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker, he has been publishing his site Dashes.com continuously since 1999,