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Moon Ribas
Moon Ribas Cyborg Artist & Activist @moonribas https://www.cyborgarts.com/ Biography Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and a cyborg. She is best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allows her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. In order...
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Alex Partridge
Alex Partridge Founder of Unilad & LadBible Biography Alex Partridge is one of the pioneers of social media content the way we know it today. At age 21 in 2010, while a student at Oxford Brookes University, he created, designed and wrote Unilad, one of the most popular social news and entertainment internet company in...
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Emer Maguire
Emer Maguire Science Singer-Songwriter @EmerMOfficial Biography Emer Maguire is an award-winning science communicator, BBC radio presenter, and a singer-songwriter. In 2015 she was named the UK's best science communicator winning the FameLab competition. In 2017, Emer won the International Science Stars competition as well to prove her first victory wasn't just a fluke. She combines...
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Rory Sutherland
Rory Sutherland Behavioural Adman @rorysutherland https://ogilvy.co.uk/people/rorys Biography Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy and one of the best-known proponents of behavioural economics and science in the business world. He founded Ogilvy Change to advise clients on how to employ behavioural science or ‘nudges’ to create massive returns with small changes in their business practices....
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Sheena Cruickshank
Sheena Cruickshank Immunologist @sheencr mig.ls.manchester.ac.uk Biography Professor Sheena Cruickshank is an immunologist in the University of Manchester. Our immune system is crucial to recognise infections but also has to cooperate with helpful microbes like the ones that live in our gut and her research focuses on the way the body’s immune system interacts with a...
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Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree Poker Champion @Liv_Boeree livboeree.com/ Biography Liv is the current #1 ranked European female poker player with over $4,000,000 in career winnings. She is the only woman to ever win both European Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Championship open titles. With an academic background in Astrophysics, Liv is a keen promoter of...
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Tez Ilyas
Tez Ilyas Entertainer @tezilyas tezilyas.com/ Biography CHORTLE BEST BREAKTHROUGH NOMINEE 2017 ★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It’s the kind of manoeuvre that takes serious talent to pull off.’ The Telegraph ★★★★ ‘Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics,...
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Rasmus Ankersen
Rasmus Ankersen Performance Developer @RasmusAnkersen rasmusankersen.com/ Biography Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. In 2012 Rasmus published The Gold Mine Effect, in which he explores how some countries and cities develop a disproportionate amount of top talent. In 2016...
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Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett Author @JamieJBartlett demos.co.uk Biography Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. He is author of Radicals (2017) covering the recent rise of political outsiders and The Dark Net...
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Vikas Shah
Vikas Shah Thought Economist @MrVikas thoughteconomics.com Biography Professor Vikas S. Shah is an Honorary Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Manchester Alliance Business School and Professor of Entrepreneurship for the MIT Sloan Lisbon MBA. His portfolio career includes being CEO of Swiscot Group (a diversified international trading business), a venture investor in...
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