Terry Beaubois is an architect, researcher, and educator. (M.Arch, Michigan). Currently Consulting Professor in Architecture at Stanford University. Terry practiced architecture in Silicon Valley (1976-2006) and was involved with NASA, Adobe, Apple, Motorola, Microsoft, and other tech companies. From 2006-2013, Terry was the founding director of the Creative Research Lab at Montana State University. His architectural practices created high tech offices and facilities, hospitals, resort-hotels, and single family homes, Terry’s work has featured an ecoSMART approach to planning, design, and construction. Terry is currently dedicated to projects that will
maintain and improve the Quality of Life in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Manav Subodh is a Garwood Innovation Fellow, UC Berkeley-Haas and a Cofounder of 1M1B (1 Million for 1 Billion). In January 2015, Manav left his corporate job at Intel to establish 1M1B (his story featured in Forbes). Prior to his entrepreneur’s journey, Manav worked for 17 years in the corporate sector with organizations like Ernst and Young (EY), Intel, Hughes and QAI. His most prestigious assignment was with Intel in which, out of the 10 years at Intel, Manav worked for over 4 years as a Global Director for entrepreneurship and innovation in over 30 countries and later led mentoring and incubation for the Intel CEO’s inspired, Make it Wearable, one of the largest corporate innovation initiative on wearable computing. His experiences captured in the book, Hypershift, release in 2015, co-edited by Manav.
Lee Omar is CEO of Red Ninja Studios – A design led technology company in the field of Digital Health, that co-creates technology using their expertise in Big Data, Internet of Things, Smart Cities and app development.
He works with Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government on Foresight Future Cities programme that advises government on technological change up to 2065. He is also a lecturer at University of Oxford on Internet of Things, Big Data and mobile technology. Advises CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens.
Lee developed technology, including sensors that enable people to their homes longer as well as aiding rehabilitation and non-intrusive monitoring of patients to reduce falls and safeguard. He also integrated electronic health records of patients with next generation apps and recently developed a methodology to detect urinary tract infections using webcam technologies.
Among the other things, Lee worked with over 300 older people to co-create a bespoke, easy to use, mobile operating system for android tablets that empower users who have never used the internet to get online and do online shopping and connect with community events in the neighborhood and city. He also co- created a mobile app with young people with mental health challenges over a 2 year period, that is now prescribed by General Practitioners and mental health professionals and has been downloaded in over 100 countries.
Before working in design and technology, he worked in human rights sector for 11 years with NGO, Refugee Action in a community development capacity.
Katy Atkinson Founding Director The Reporters’ Academy: Katy is experienced in designing,
implementing and developing inspiring projects, that have benefitted youth across the globe. Her clarity of vision ensures The Reporters’ Academy aims high, for the benefit of young people and partners alike. Katy has been recognized as a Key Influencer in the BBC Connect and Create awards, and has enjoyed seeing The Reporters’ Academy gain recognition for benefitting the lives of young people by Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Earl of Wessex.
Katy’s key responsibility as an international director is to oversee the implementation of activity inline with the values of The Reporters’ Academy. Katy also maintains strong links to media industries and partner organisations across the globe, to benefit young crew members.
Tatiana Pospelova – innovation system researcher, start-ups business developer, Executive director at Triple Helix Association (Russian Chapter), Silicon Valley Lab Manager at Global Innovation Labs, bloger and traveler. Tatiana is Silicon Valley Lab Manager at a startup called Global innovation labs (GIL) where she is responsible for the company’s activities in the Silicon Valley, including the accelerator programs. GIL provides developers and entrepreneurs with advice from a top-tier network of company builders; including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR and PR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists. We want to help insanely talented teams of entrepreneurs take the leap to starting a game-changing and world beating business: the earlier stage, keener and smarter the better. Besides her employment at GIL Tatiana is serves as Director at Triple Helix Association (Russian Chapter). Her main objective is to advance the scientific knowledge and practical achievements related to all aspects of the interaction between academy-industry-government (Triple Helix) for fostering research, innovation, economic competitiveness and growth. Before GIL Tatiana worked on business development and strategy projects in several start-up as well as Fortune 500 companies: Penxy (startup), Intel China and Natura Brasil. Tatiana received her Master’s degree in International Business in HULT Business School. Currently, she is a PhD student at the School of Economics at Lomonosov Moscow State University and a researcher at Stanford H-STAR center. Her main research activities concern the theory of the Triple Helix and the possibility of the implementation of this concept in developing countries. In her spare time she writes blogs about start–ups, entrepreneurship and traveling.
David Maracine – Serial Entrepreneur, Partner CGC Group, CFO Hope for People International, David believes passionately in the power for individuals to unleash their inner, creative, God-given potential though entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurialism in action is one of the most powerful, life-changing forces in the world today. That given the right tools and opportunities people can reach beyond any perceivable limitations and achieve their dreams and in the process change the lives of many and maybe even change the world. David is a serial entrepreneur based in Southern California. The areas of investment have been in real estate and technology. In addition to his investment activities David also provides business advisory, accounting and taxation services to private enterprise clients. The CGC Group is a start-up oriented investment fund which seeks to develop new technology-based solutions, David and the team serve to provide strategic partnership in the form of investments thought leadership. The team serves to guide the companies through the strategic and business environment hurdles. As Partner at CGC, David utilizes his background in finance and accounting to navigate through the regulatory environments and works to expand a growing network of investors and technology resources for the Group. Besides his business activities David serves as Chief Financial Officer and board member for Hope for People International, a US-based non-profit organization who’s aim is to provide educational opportunities, medical assistance. The organization operates primarily in the Indian subcontinent.