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18/01/2010 - Suivez le Tedx PariSoMa live, ce vendredi à partir de 22h ( Administrator)

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Heather Fleming - Catapult Design

Heather is the CEO and co-founder of Catapult Design, a non-profit product design firm serving developing world markets. Catapult’s clients are organizations working in impoverished communities around the world with design and technology needs, including: rural electrification, water purification and transport, food security, and health. Before starting Catapult, she worked as a product design consultant in Silicon Valley, designing products for a diverse range of clients. In 2005 she also co-founded and led a volunteer team focused on design programs for developing countries through Engineers Without Borders. Under her leadership, the team took on the development of a small wind turbine for rural Guatemala, prototyping solar distillation technologies for a community in Northern India, designing a mechanical rock crusher for the Philippines, designing an efficient water transport product for South Africa, and developing locally manufactured cooking stoves in Sudan. The team’s work has been featured in O Magazine, Newsweek, ABC News, and Heather also teaches Design for Sustainability at Stanford University.

Kevin Danaher – Global Exchange

Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Kevin Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker. Dr. Kevin Danaher is a co-founder of Global Exchange (1988), founder and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals (2001), and Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center (2004). Dr. Danaher has spoken at universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks. A longtime critic of the so-called “free trade” agenda, Dr. Danaher explains how we must work with other countries to reduce poverty and inequality if we want the cooperation of the world’s people in ending terrorism. Dr. Danaher has published numerous articles and is the author and/or editor of twelve books, including his latest, “Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots”.

Phil Libin – Evernote

Phil Libin is the CEO of Evernote. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation in early 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications. In addition to his operational expertise, Phil is a software engineer by training and started his career by building complex systems for ATG, Exchange Applications and EF. Phil is an active technology author and public speaker, having appeared in numerous industry events and publications. In 2004 was named an “Innovator of the Year” by InfoWorld magazine.

Marina Gorbis – Institute for the Future

A native of Odessa, Ukraine, Marina is particularly suited to see things from a global perspective. She has directed international programs and led international development projects for SRI (formerly Stanford Research Institute) in China, Japan, Vietnam, India, and Eastern Europe. Marina has also authored publications on international business and economics, with an emphasis on regional innovation and competitiveness. In addition to serving as IFTF’s Executive Director, Marina led the Technology Horizons Program for several years, focusing on the innovation at the intersection of new technologies and social organization. She has initiated a Global Ethnographic Network (GEN), a multi-year ethnographic research program which tries to develop an understanding of daily lives of people in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Silicon Valley, in an attempt to integrate their voices into IFTF’s forecasts. She has also led several major private client engagements at IFTF, the most recent being a global Science & Technology Forecast for the UK Government’s Department of Science & Technology. She holds an M.P.P. from the University of California, Berkeley, a certificate in international business from the University of London, and a B.A. in industrial psychology, also from the University of California, Berkeley. California, Berkeley.

Howard Roffman – Lucas Licensing

Howard Roffman was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and, after obtaining his law degree in 1977 from the University of Florida College of Law, he served for one year as law clerk to the Honorable Bryan Simpson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He worked for two years as an associate at theWashington D.C. law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In 1980 he joined Lucasfilm as legal counsel and soon after was promoted to general counsel. In 1984, Roffman served as acting chief operating officer. In these various positions, Roffman was able to combine business executive functions with creative marketing skills as he was involved in all facets of Lucasfilm’s operations from general management to film production, special effects, post production and licensing, which led to his appointment in 1986 as the company’s Vice President of Licensing. In 1999, Roffman was appointed President of Lucas Licensing. Roffman is responsible for the licensing and marketing of all Lucasfilm properties in ancillary consumer markets, including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. In 1997, he was selected Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Brandweek magazine, and again in 1999 by the Entertainment and Promotional Marketing Association.

Damon Horowitz – Aardvark

Damon Horowitz is a leading thinker at the intersection of technology and the humanities. Horowitz is co-founder and CTO of Aardvark, the popular social search engine, where he oversees product development and research strategy. Prior to Aardvark, Horowitz built several companies around applications of intelligent language processing. He co-founded Perspecta (acquired by Excite), was lead architect for Novation Biosciences (acquired by Agilent), and co-founded NewsDB (now Daylife). Horowitz teaches courses in computer science, cognitive science, and philosophy at many institutions, including Stanford, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, and San Quentin. He has spoken at conferences ranging from Web2.0 to AAAI, and his work has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times to Discovery Channel to TechCrunch. Horowitz earned a B.A. in Computer Science from Columbia, a M.S. from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Linguistics from Stanford.

David Sibbet – The Grove

David Sibbet is founder of The Grove Consultants International, a full service organization development consulting firm and publishing company, located in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in the Presidio of San Francisco. For 25 years, he has been helping people work together by transforming their ability to communicate and collaborate in groups. His personal consulting is focused on helping organizations and their management teams clarify and implement their strategic visions as well as facilitating cross boundary communications and culture change. His highly interactive process incorporates panoramic/real-time visualization with well-designed group processes that focus on blending rigorous work on the substance of issues with leadership and team development. In addition to private sector work David sustains a diverse involvement with foundations, non-profits, and professional associations like the Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, The Natural Step, American Institute of Architects, the New Media Consortium, the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership program, and the National Park Service.

Andrew Mallis – artist

Andrew Mallis is a 2003 graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design. At the College, he served two terms as Chair of the OCAD Student Union, co-founding the gallery/social space Art System, pioneering a web radio, and establishing an ombudsperson’s office. He later founded and ran for two years Bite Magazine.
For over 2 years, Andrew worked for Torstar/Metroland, and most notably relaunched a network of websites for their community newspapers in the Greater Toronto Area, with a strong focus on local news and community engagement around municipal politics. He founded and currently operates Ideograph, providing services primarily to artists, non-profits, and political organizations, including: the Centre for Social Innovation, New Democratic Party, Toronto’s Art & Design District, Citizen’s Environment Watch, Live Green Toronto, York University, and the Documentary Organization of Canada.
He works in new(er) media with code, photography and electronics, and in traditional media by writing, drawing & painting. In 2008, Andrew was a resident at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab, where he co-produced Mytime – a set of designer collectables that integrate with your computer via USB to express time through programmable characteristics in creative ways. His current focus is on producing large-scale public installation work, most recently for the Contact Toronto Photography Festival.

Mike Zuckerman – Temple Nightclub

Mike Zuckerman is the founder of 3rdSpaces and Director of Sustainability for San Francisco’s Award Winning Temple Nightclub – 2008 San Francisco Small Business of the Year and Treehugger’s Greenest Nightclub in the World in 2009. Under his guidance Temple has established industry-wide best practices in resource conservation, boasting an 89% diversion from landfill rate. Zuckerman’s goal is to implement similar initiatives in all of the venues in SF and beyond. He frequently speaks publicly about the intersection of Entertainment and Sustainability including moderating the Miami Winter Music Conference’s panel “Greening the Entertainment Industry”. Zuckerman was an original Advisory Council member for the Business Council on Climate Change and sits on the Board of Directors for Zuckerman’s work has been written about in the NY Times, WSJ and Boston Globe.

Patrick Connolly – Obscura Digital

Born and bred in the San Francisco area, Patrick Connolly is a serial entrepreneur with seventeen years of experience in the technology, media, internet and event space. As CEO of Obscura Digital, he brings a unique mix of business management and technology expertise to Obscura’s business and clients. Patrick has found his love and home pioneering cutting edge, interactive marketing experiences. Under Patrick’s leadership, Obscura Digital has gone from a few creative and tech geniuses to one of the world’s most respected technology and event production studios. Former CEO of Stockpoint, acquired by CBS Marketwatch (MKTW:NASDAQ) and co-founder of and (HKT:HSI).
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