Innovations are not created by science alone, culture prods them into existence.
In 2019, Brilliant Minds convened the modern purveyors of young, fresh culture, who are shaping generations with their raw openness and authentic voices, together with the experienced, established, long-term business leaders in a concert of purposeful thought leadership and impact.
Our aim at Brilliant Minds is fostering collaborative creativity. Bringing diverse sets of people together at the intersection of humanity and technology is the only way to innovate our future.
This was the resounding theme shared across all of our speakers, from President Barack Obama, Secretary John Kerry and Gwyneth Paltrow to Offset, Naomi Campbell, Evan Spiegel and our rising entrepreneurs from Volta and 29K along with undiscovered music artists like Mopiano and SVEA. We are optimistic that we can solve global challenges together!
Great thought leadership and great art cannot be produced unless our minds are free- unencumbered by prejudice, apathy or fear. The free mind has access to all knowledge and curiosity, and can be truly “fluxible”.
Our speakers this year helped us understand the mind and how to free it to reach new levels of awareness, fluidity and innovation. They showed us how to curate timeless creativity, transformation, and use empathy to leverage great ideas. As a community and foundation, we are ignited to continue the movement all year and showcase our new levels of “FQ” at Brilliant Minds 2020!
Our 2019 speakers are iconic, timeless modern-day transformers. We will engage creators, CEO’s and entrepreneurs across generations within the sub-theme of ‘sustainability in mind, body, soul and society’, to identify the “flux ideas” of the future- ideas that will flow through sectors and time to ensure progress and prosperity. We will bring together experience and disruption, the old and the new, in symbiotic dialogue and debate.
Speaker President Barack Obama – We are thrilled to welcome President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America, to Brilliant Minds 2019!
Speaker Dr. Ali Parsa – Dr Ali Parsa is a British-Iranian healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary artificial intelligence and digital health company.
Speaker Anand Kumar Rajasekharan – Amferia is a Swedish med-tech company with a vision to fight the global problem of antibiotic resistance through efficient preventive care.
Speaker Professor Anders Ynnerman – Anders Ynnerman is professor at Linköping University and director of the Norrköping Visualization Center C.
Speaker Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese – Graduates of the University of Television and Film Munich, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar have been working together since Odar’s debut directing The Silence.
Speaker Barry Diller – Barry Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia Group.
Speaker Beata Wickbom – Beata Wickbom’s business card reads ”Digital Innovation Guru”. She has been a pioneer in advocating and exploring the opportunities with digital media.
One of our principle goals is to be a platform for young, rising talents from Sweden to the world. We are proud to feature some of the edgiest, most talented and outspoken breaking stars!
Artist GRANT – Swedish artist GRANT debuted late 2017 with the single ’aterline’ and released her critically acclaimed debut album ‘In Bloom’ in June 2018.
Artist JUNG – Taking inspiration from artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen to One Republic and Bon Iver, JUNG creates something modern with a perfect harmony that only two brothers can achieve.
Artist Mopiano – As a 22-year-old rising artist, Swedish musician Mopiano writes and produces all of his own work. He takes DIY seriously.
Artist Paul Rey – There are only a few people who, as 26 years old, have experienced the milestones that Paul Rey has experienced.
Artist Rhys – In one year, 20-year old Rhys went from talented but unknown to 50 million streams on Spotify, getting nominated at music awards and having the most played Swedish song on National radio P3 during 2017.
Artist Seinabo Sey – Seinabo Sey is a critically acclaimed and four times Grammy Award winning songstress.
Artist SVEA – Rising pop-R&B star SVEA (Svea Kågemark) is recognized as the artist of a new generation. She started writing songs in late 2017 and six months later, her debut single was released on her high school graduation day.