As we stand on the edge of a new age of opportunity and transformation, we must all strive to understand the challenging times that lie ahead – times that will test our adaptability, ingenuity, and our capacity to embrace the unknown. Times where visionaries, revolutionaries, entrepreneurs, disruptors, and peace makers must rise to that challenge to shape the future for all mankind.
These future gazers are already amongst us. Leaders in industry and education, science and sustainability, driving progress and restoring and transforming the world so a brighter future can emerge.
You may be one of them. One of those visionaries with the curiosity, energy, and wisdom to recognise the challenges of modern life, and meet them with humility and compassion.
Every day science brings new developments in healthcare, energy and communications, with new advances in AI promising a golden age where technology has the potential to transform the way we live and the very survival of the human race.
As builders and problem solvers of the future, we will be held accountable for our actions. We must look beyond self-interest, recognise our mutual interdependence, and become more invested in how we can all create a better world.
Brilliant Minds 2023 invited future gazers – daring pioneers, inspiring activists and brilliant innovators – to join forces at our events and gatherings and invest in what we all care most deeply about.
Together we can face what is to come, and continue our pledge to champion ideas that drive long-term impact. Together we can build a future with hope and optimism.
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Speaker Adam Grant – Organizational psychologist at Wharton and bestselling author
Speaker Adriana Cisneros – CEO of Cisneros
Speaker Alex Cooper – Creator and host of Call Her Daddy
Speaker Ann Lee – Co-founder and CEO of CORE
Moderator Annastasia Seebohm Giacomini – CEO of Brilliant Minds
Speaker Annika Sten Pärson – Co-founder and Partner at The Inner Foundation
Moderator Anu Duggal – Founding partner of Female Founders Fund
Moderator Ash Pournouri – Co-founder of Brilliant Minds
Speaker Aurora James – Founder, Brother Vellies and the Fifteen Percent Pledge
Speaker Aza Raskin – Co-founder of Earth Species Project
Speaker Carolina Dybeck Happe – Senior Vice President and CFO of GE
Speaker Christer Fuglesang – ESA Astronaut
Speaker Daniel Humm – Chef and Owner of Make It Nice
Speaker Daouda Leonard – Founder & CEO, CreateSafe, Inc
Moderator Darnell Strom – Partner & Head of the Culture and Commerce Division at UTA
Speaker Darren Aronofsky – Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker
Speaker David Liu – Professor and Investigator
Speaker Draymond Green – NBA All-Star and Champion
Moderator Dustee Jenkins – Chief Public Affairs Officer for Spotify
Moderator Edward Norton – Actor, Entrepreneur and Activist
Speaker Erik Martinson – CEO and co-founder of Svea Solar
Speaker Frank Doyle – Dean of engineering at Harvard Univesity
Moderator Gayle King – Co-host of CBS MORNINGS
Speaker George Duffield – Co-founder Blue Marine Foundation
Speaker Giovanni Fili – Founder & CEO of Exeger
Speaker Grimes – Acclaimed producer, songwriter, singer, engineer, independent, and visual artist
Moderator Gustav Söderström – Co-President, Chief Product & Technology Officer at Spotify
Speaker Hans Vestberg – Chairman and CEO of Verizon
Moderator Harald Mix – Founder and CEO of Altor Equity Partners
Speaker 2023 HE Omar Sultan Al Olama – UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence
Speaker Henrik Henriksson – CEO of H2 Green Steel
Moderator Jacob Wallenberg – Chariman of Investor AB
Speaker Jessica Alba – Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Company
Speaker Jessie Inchauspé – Biochemist, NYT bestselling author and founder of Glucose Goddess
Speaker Johan Renck – Director / Producer
Moderator Joanna Coles – Creative executive, producer, and best-selling author
Moderator Juliet de Baubigny – General Partner at Bond
Speaker Katarina LeBlanc – Professor of Clinical Stem Cell Research at Karolinska Institutet
Moderator Kathryn Murdoch – Co-Founder and President of the Quadrivium Foundation
Speaker Laura Dern – Academy Award®-Winning Actor and Environmental Activist
Moderator Lionel Barber – Author, broadcaster and editor of the Financial Times (2005-2020)
Speaker Malala Yousafzai – Activist
Speaker Martin Lewerth – CEO of Aira
Speaker Maverick Carter – Founder & CEO of The SpringHill Company
Speaker Mattias Bernow – CEO of Cellcolabs
Speaker Micael Bydén – Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces
Speaker RJ Scaringe – Founder and CEO, Rivian
Speaker Rupi Kaur – #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Poet and Performer.
Moderator Sam Barry – Editor-in-Chief at Glamour Magazine
Speaker Samantha Cristoforetti – ESA Astronaut
Speaker Sammy Basso – Molecular Biologist
Speaker Sean Penn – Co-founder of CORE
Speaker Trevor Noah – Comedian, best-selling author, producer and philanthropist.
Artist Alexander Stewart – Artist
Artist Boko Yout – Artist
Artist Jackie Mere –
Artist joel – Artist
Artist Lennixx – Artist
Artist Virgin Miri – Artist