Our Brain Trust is made up of local intellectuals and experts who dive deep on a local level, contribute to the global conversation and drive outcomes.


Our global Brain Trust


Alexandre Cadain

XPrize AI Ambassador

Salim Ismail

Founder OpenEXO & EXO Works

Richard Saul Wurman

Founder of TED, TEDMED, eg, WWW and 555 Conferences

Lisa Kay Solomon

Author, Moments of Impact


Divya Chander


Joi Ito

Director, MIT Media Lab

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Justine Whitaker

Former Executive Manager Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, IAG Global

Peter B. de Menocal

Dean of Science, Columbia University


Mo Gawdat

Happiness Futurist

Parag Khanna

Author, Technocracy in America


Founder, creative director, and CEO, Wondros


Founder and managing director, Global Tolerance; facilitator and chief storyteller; We Are Family Foundation


John Hardy

Green Futurist

Raymond McCauley

Bio Hacker

Alexander Görlach

Founder & Publisher of The European; Adviser to the F. D. Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard University College


Our local Brain Trust


Manuel FunK

Founder & Partner of KNOWEAUX Applied Futures

Julia von winterfeldt

Founder & CEO at Soulworx


Thomas R. Villinger

Co-Founder and CEO of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn

Lin Kayser

CEO of Hyperganic


Steve Garguilo

Executive Coach, Speaker, Co-Founder at Action Surge

Anastassia Lauterbach

Technology Entrepreneur, Venture Partner, Board Member Dun & Bradstreet Corp, Wirecard AG, easyJet.


Thomas SchindLer

CEO & Founder of delodi