Andrew Wilson

A veteran presenter of live television programmes and an award-winning foreign correspondent, Andrew Wilson is a leading news and communications professional.

Andrew’s is an experienced conference moderator and event host. He is also an expert interviewer having hosted his own current affairs show on Sky for ten years. Those skills have been deployed in any number of corporate productions including a series of International CEO sit-down interviews around the world for Reuters and thought leadership exchanges at the WEF in Davos.

For ten years Andrew worked on the news front line as a foreign correspondent bureau in Moscow, Jerusalem and then Washington DC. He covered conflicts and breaking news, reporting live and presenting programmes from Afghanistan, Libya, Gaza, Chechnya, Haiti, the Asia Tsunami, Ukraine, Egypt, Africa, Lebanon and Iraq. He covered three US elections, two in Israel, two in Russia and any number in the UK.

On his return to the UK his program, Live at 5 on Sky News won best RTS best news program in 2016. He was also awarded numerous international awards for his coverage overseas.

Ever since he covered the first Earth Summit in Rio, Andrew has harboured a special interest in environmental stories. He presented a series of live shows from the Amazon jungle ahead of COP 15 in 2009 and has moderated environmental and business conferences in the City as well as hosting numerous Virgin Formula E events in New York and Paris.

Andrew is an experienced media and skills trainer and regularly works with news presenters and reporters. He works with the John Schofield Trust to mentor young journalists and is a contributor to the Westminster Foreign Affairs think tank Global Strategy Forum and a member of BAFTA.

Jaqueline Weigel

A strong believer in transcendent universal futures, Jaqueline defines herself as an evolving spiritual human who is committed to helping the transformation of others and of the world. Her main personality traits are leadership and innovation, features which have driven her to think ahead of her time since an early age.

Throughout her professional life, both as a strategic coach and as a futurist thinker, her business partners, coachees and audiences have underlined her remarkable power to transform people and realities. Such gift has helped people as well as corporative clients to organize their thoughts, conceptions and ideas, making them into clearer plans. As an enthusiastic Futurist lecturer, Jaqueline is highly skilled at making complex themes simpler to learn.

CEO of W Futurism, which she founded in 2006, Jaqueline is a Global Futurist, a strategist, specialist in Foresight and Futures Studies, in Human Behavior and Positive Change Management. She does research on futures in the world’s leading futures schools. At the same time, she is a Post & Neo Humanist scientist who studies the evolution of our species in the face of new universal future possibilities.

Jaqueline has a wide experience with top management leaders and executives, change-seeking organizations and groups, and future studies. Apart from her expertise in coaching, she is a business strategist specialized in developing skills for change in companies and organizations. Her customers work in large Brazilian and global corporations. She also works in the mentorship of CEOs all over the world both in Portuguese and in English, and has a large experience with global scenarios.

During the period she worked as a coach, from 2005 to 2015, she had extremely positive  results in all the processes she applied by guiding her corporate clients throughout an instigating and challenging dance, so that they can unveil their potential in all areas.

Her main goal at W Futurism is to train future thinkers through the courses and lectures on global Foresight methodologies. She is intent on making preferred futures a reality by resenting people with the new dimensions of the world, by organizing information and learning about the future, and by strengthening corporate leaders’ decision-making in the present. Her mission is to make Brazil a respected place in the Foresight World and to contribute to the preparation of the human species for the new life of the planet.

Jaqueline graduated in People Management from FGV-SP, and is currently a researcher in Foresight methodologies at the FFRC, Finland Futures Research Center, Finland, Metafuture and CLA Method by Dr Sohail Inayatullah, Australia. She attended Singularity University, USA, specializing in Exponential Leadership. She also studied Leading Changes and Organizations at MIT Sloan, and Neuroleadeship at the David Rock Institute. She is a guest speaker at The Futures Agency, Switzerland, a writer at The Journal of Futures Studies and is part of the UNESCO community on Futures Literacy.

She is also a renowned author in Brazil, having written several articles on the topics of the future of leadership and business, among them Neo Human Futures, Exponential Leadership and Cultural Transformation.

Paul Daugherty

Paul Daugherty is a leading authority on the technology innovations shaping the future of business and society. In his role as Accenture’s Group Chief Executive – Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Paul predicts the future, sets Accenture’s technology strategy and directs its technology research and development, ventures and ecosystem relationships to incubate the next wave of technology businesses. As the founder of Accenture’s businesses in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and other emerging technologies, Paul advises the world’s top business and technology leaders on how to apply technology to reimagine and reinvent their organizations’ futures.

Paul studied computer engineering at the University of Michigan in the early 1980s, and became hooked on AI when he took a course with Douglas Hofstadter on cognitive science and psychology. Since then, he has spearheaded pioneering research, including research on the AI and the Future of Economic Growth and Accenture’s annual trends report, Accenture Technology Vision.

Most recently, Paul co-authored Human + Machine, a seminal book providing a much-needed management playbook to the business of AI. Human + Machine which has been praised by Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Arianna Huffington (CEO of Thrive Global), Marc Benioff (Chairman and CEO of Salesforce), Doug McMillon (President and CEO of Walmart), and many more.

A frequent speaker and writer on the future of technology innovation and its implications for business and society, Paul is regularly featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Economist, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Cheddar financial news network, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business and CNBC. In 2019, Paul was named to Retail Week’s Tech 100, a list of the most influential leaders shaping the future of commerce through technology and digital innovation. He accepted the FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership in 2019 for Accenture’s work in applying ethical principles to the development and use of artificial intelligence and other innovative 21st century technologies.He was named as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017 for his extraordinary technology leadership.

Paul is a passionate advocate for equal opportunity, inclusion, and diversity in technology. He serves on the board of directors of Girls Who Code and is a strong advocate and sponsor of Code.org. He was also recognized with an Institute for Women’s Leadership award, honoring business leaders who have supported diversity in the workplace and the advancement of women.

In addition, Paul served as chairman of the board of Avanade, is on the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum, and is on the advisory board for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Paul lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife.

Richard Florida

Richard Florida is the Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Global Research Professor at New York University, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, which works closely with governments and companies worldwide, Richard Florida is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist.

Combining in-depth analysis, cutting-edge trends, compelling personal stories and a touch of humor, it is no wonder Richard Florida is one of the world’s most sought after speakers, alongside luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor.

As a leading public intellectual, Esquire Magazine named him one of their Best and Brightest. Richard has also been appointed to the Business Innovation Factory’s Research Advisory Council and recently named European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation.

Florida is the author of several global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class (“one of the best business books of all time”—800-CEO-READ), and is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at-Large for Atlantic Cities, the world’s leading media site devoted to cities and urban affairs. Florida appears regularly on CNN and other news broadcasts and is a regular contributor to the op ed pages of major newspapers and magazines.

TIME magazine recognized his Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world. Florida previously taught at Carnegie Mellon and George Mason University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Ted Souder

Ted Souder has witnessed history for the past 25 years as an early employee at groundbreaking companies like America Online & Google and in the boardroom at leading institutions such as 1871, the World’s #1 Private Business Incubator, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

One of Google’s earliest employees, Ted spent 20+ years helping write one of the greatest business stories of all time. From its origin as a fledgling Search engine trying to find its footing after the “dot com” crash in 2000 to becoming one of the largest and most influential companies in the world, Google helped define an era. During his time at Google, Ted held many different leadership roles both in Chicago and in Paris, France, ultimately leading to his dual roles as the founder of the Google CFO Forum and Head of Industry, Retail.

Now, as an advisor to VC funds, start-up founders, Chambers of Commerce, and more, Ted helps tomorrow and today’s leaders apply lessons straight from the Google Playbook to help them reach efficiency and scale as quickly as possible. Ted is also a part-owner of the Monthly Barometer based in Chamonix, France. The Monthly Barometer is a content platform and advisory boutique that provides its members with

high-quality macro analysis combined with in-person, global community gatherings that sit at the intersection of Economics, Geo-Politics, Environment, Technology & Society.

Ted’s vast global tech and entrepreneurship experience give him a unique perspective on how organizations and governments today can benefit from the positive impact digitalization can have on your business, community, and life.

Charlie Ang

Charlie Ang is an Exponential Keynote Speaker, Business Futurist, Disruption Advisor, and Innovation Strategist. As a Business Futurist, he analyses, imagines and explains the future, especially on how technology will impact, disrupt and empower industries, professions and economies. As an Innovation Strategist, he inspires, advises and speaks to organisations and leaders to innovate and transform in the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is the Founder of Everything40.com, a future-readiness agency, Ambassador of SingularityU Singapore, the local chapter of Singularity University and Adjunct Advisor at IDC. Charlie is also the Regional Judge of the IDC Asia-Pacific Digital Transformation Awards and on the steering committee and judging panel for Singapore Human Resources Awards 2018.