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  • Bernard CHARLÈS

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

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    Bernard Charlès has been working as the CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. He started his career in the company in 1983 to develop new design technologies. In 1986, he founded a dedicated New Technologies, Research and Strategy department, and in 1988 was appointed President of Strategy, Research and Development.

    Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA. The inspiration behind digital mock-up, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE®, he firmly believes that 3D technology is about making possible the impossible: 3D universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, bringing dream and reality together, and stretching the limits of science and imagination to drive progress in society. Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for innovation, empowering businesses with sustainable step-changes in competitive performance. The company, established in 1981 and world leader in 3D software, has been recognized as the world's most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights and one of Forbes’ ""The World’s Most Innovative Companies"". Bernard Charlès is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of engineering and a member of the French Academy of Technology.

    He holds the rank of Officer in the “Légion d’honneur” (French Legion of Honor). He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure engineering school in Cachan and has a PhD in mechanical engineering majoring in automation engineering and information science. He also holds an agrégation — the most senior teaching qualification achievable in France (specializing in mechanical engineering).

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  • Patrick JOHNSON

    VP Corporate Science & Research - Dassault Systèmes

    VP Corporate Science & Research - Dassault Systèmes

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    Patrick Johnson is VP Corporate Science & Research at Dassault Systèmes. His mission is to define the scientific bases of the company’s solutions and invent disruptive technologies for the Industry Renaissance.

    After joining in 1996, he held various positions in R&D, from Product Lifecycle Management foundations to product design for the CATIA flagship brand. In 2001, leading the Knowledgeware department, he contributed to important new practices now adopted in the industry for knowledge & know-how capture and automation.

    Head of Research in 2004, he initiated many strategic technologies, resulting in key innovative products and patents and significantly grew the innovation ecosystem promoting multiple public/private partnerships with prestigious research institutes.

    Finally, he launched a new diversification field for the company, with the BioIntelligence European research program, resulting in an innovative modeling, simulation and big data application suite for the life sciences sector, and the creation of the BIOVIA brand.

    Mr. Johnson is based at 3DS world headquarters near Paris and is a member of the National Academy of Technology as well as of the scientific board of INRIA.

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  • Lisa RANDALL

    Physics Professor - Harvard University

    Physics Professor - Harvard University

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    Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. Randall’s physics research connects theoretical insights addressing puzzles in our understanding of the properties of matter, the Universe, and space. Her work has improved our understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics, extra dimensions of space, cosmological inflation, dark matter, and many other aspects of particle physics and cosmology. In addition, Professor Randall’s books for popular audiences bring complex science to life. Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, is a sweeping evolution of the Universe, the Milky Way, the Solar System and of life.

    Professor Randall earned her PhD from Harvard University and held professorships at MIT and Princeton University before returning to Harvard in 2001. Randall is also the recipient of honorary degrees from Brown University, Duke University, Bard College and the University of Antwerp.

  • Michio KAKU

    Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist & NY Times Best-Selling Author

    Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist & NY Times Best-Selling Author

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    Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned futurist, theoretical physicist, bestseller author, acclaimed speaker, and popularizer of science. He is known for his ability to challenge his audiences to think outside the box while still making complex concepts understandable, accessible and relevant.

    Dr. Kaku has starred in numerous science programming for television including Discovery Science Channel, BBC, ABC, and History Channel. A news contributor to CBS This Morning, he is a regular guest on news programs aired around the world and has been a featured columnist for top popular science publications. He also hosts two weekly radio programs heard on stations around the world. Co-creator of string field theory, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY).

  • Caleb HARPER

    Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative - MIT Media Lab

    Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative - MIT Media Lab

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    Caleb Harper is the principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He leads a diverse group of engineers, architects, and scientists in the exploration and development of future food systems. Caleb’s research focuses in the areas of control environment design, actuated sensing, control automation and data-driven resource, energy, and biologic optimization. His group, together with strategic partners, is developing an open-source agricultural hardware, software, and data common with the goal of creating a more agile, responsive and collaborative food system.

    Harper is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer (2015-2016) and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leaders Network (2015-2016). His work has been featured by TIME, WIRED, The Economist, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Huffington Post, Popular Science, IEEE, and TED.

  • Hugh HERR

    Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Founder of BionX Inc.

    Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Founder of BionX Inc.

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    Hugh Herr is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs.  A double amputee himself, his breakthrough advances in bionic limbs provide greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities. He is currently a professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics.

    Herr’s inventions have been named to the TIME Magazine Top Ten Inventions list:  Rheo, computer-controlled knee prosthesis which is outfitted with a microprocessor that continually senses the joint’s position and the loads applied to the limb, and EmPower, a powered ankle-foot prosthesis which emulates the action of a biological leg and, for the first time, provides amputees with a natural gait.

    Herr is the founder of BionX Inc., a company that commercializes the EmPower Ankle-Foot Prosthesis.  Today, the EmPower prosthesis has been clinically shown to be the first leg prosthesis in history to reach human normalization, allowing amputees to walk with normal levels of speed and metabolism as if their legs were biological once again.

  • Ameet NATHWANI

    Chief Medical Officer and Chief Digital Officer - Sanofi

    Chief Medical Officer and Chief Digital Officer - Sanofi

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    A UK citizen, born in Uganda and educated in the UK, Dr Nathwani qualified in medicine in 1987 in London, acquired his specialization in Cardiology at a number of University Hospitals in London, and has a diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine and an executive Masters in Business Administration. He has 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry starting in 1994 when he joined Glaxo Group Research. From 1994-2004 he held increasingly senior global functional and franchise leadership roles in research and development in Glaxo, SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline. He joined Novartis in 2004 as the Senior VP and Global Development Head of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Franchise and over the period of 11 years has held a number of senior development and commercial positions including the Global Head of the Critical Care Business Franchise. He was appointed as Global Head of Medical Affairs Novartis Pharma AG in June 2014 and became an extended member of the Pharma Executive Committee where he led the establishment of a Real World Evidence Center of Excellence and Digital Medicine capability. He was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2016 and Chief Digital Officer in 2019.

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  • Erik GATENHOLM

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - CELLINK

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - CELLINK

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    Erik Gatenholm is a dynamic Swedish/American entrepreneur who is leveraging his passion for biotech to change the future of medicine. Gatenholm is the co-founder and CEO of CELLINK – the world’s leading 3D-bioprinting technology company – where he and his team created the first universal bioink in 2016. Today, CELLINK designs state-of-the-art and cost-effective bioprinters to support world-renowned research institutions in over 600 labs across more than 50 countries. CELLINK’s current customers include esteemed organizations like Harvard, MIT, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and the FDA.
     
    At 28 years old, Gatenholm has been recognized worldwide for his work as an entrepreneur and for the rising success of CELLINK, which has led him to become the face of the entire 3D-bioprinting industry. Forbes selected Gatenholm to join the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2018. In addition to this, Gatenholm has been awarded numerous awards such as Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and many more. With a growing team of more than 100 engineers, scientists and professionals, his mission to change the future of medicine is well on its way to industry disruption.

     

  • Neil GERSHENFELD

    Director, Center for Bits and Atoms - MIT

    Director, Center for Bits and Atoms - MIT

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    Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of Things. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. He is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books including Designing Reality, Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, and The Physics of Information Technology, and has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, CNN, and PBS. He's been called the intellectual father of the maker movement, founding a growing global network of over one thousand fab labs that provide widespread access to prototype tools for personal fabrication, directing the Fab Academy for distributed research and education in the principles and practices of digital fabrication, and chairing the Fab Foundation.

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  • Geneviève BERGER

    Chief Research Officer - Firmenich

    Chief Research Officer - Firmenich

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    Geneviève Berger has served as Chief Research Officer at Firmenich since July 2015.  Before then, she served as Chief Research and Development Officer and member of the Leadership Executive team at Unilever from 2008 to 2014.  Berger is the author of many patents and publications, has practiced medicine (medical doctor and professor), as well as managed one of the world’s largest research institutions, the CNRS.  Additionally, she has held key Business roles as Non-Executive Director, Smith & Nephew PLC (2010-2012) and Non-Executive Director, Unilever (2007-2008).

    She continues to serve as Non-Executive Director and member of the Science Committee, AstraZeneca since 2012 and Board Member Air Liquide since 2015.

    Berger holds three doctorates, in Physics, Human Biology and Medicine and has also been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the most powerful women in business.

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  • R. Byron PIPES

    Executive Director of the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center - Purdue University

    Executive Director of the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center - Purdue University

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    R. Byron Pipes is Executive Director of the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center of Purdue University.  He was elected to membership of the National Academy of Engineering (1987) and the Royal Society of Engineering Sciences of Sweden (1995).

    Dr Pipes is recognized for his leadership in creating partnerships for university research with the private sector, government and academia. He has served multiple roles within Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Delaware.

    Dr Pipes received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and the MSE from Princeton University.  He is the recipient of the Gustus L. Larson Award of Pi Tau Sigma and the Chaire Francqui, Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in Belgium.  He holds Fellow rank in ASC, ASME and SAMPE.  Dr. Pipes has served on a number of National Research Council panels as both member and chair and served two terms on the National Materials Advisory Board and the U.S. Army Science Board. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Delaware.

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  • Patrizio CARLUCCI

    Head of Innovation Lab - ECCO Sko A/S

    Head of Innovation Lab - ECCO Sko A/S

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    Industrial designer by trade and always passionate about innovation, I have experienced first-hand the profound transformation of design and engineering processes related to product design and development. During my years at Adidas I developed a passion for biomechanics and high performance design for footwear and apparel.

    A passion I carried on in my innovation consulting career where I had the luck of collaborating with major players in the footwear industry. Since the beginning of my work experience, digital has been a paramount domain both throughout the utilization of CAD tools and the understanding of how data can help to incept a better product or experience. During the past three year leading the ECCO’s Innovation Lab, I have been finally given the opportunity of fusing different visions into real concepts, from retail to data driven product customization.

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  • Landon TAYLOR

    Chief Executive Officer - Base 11

    Chief Executive Officer - Base 11

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    Landon Taylor is a seasoned operator and corporate strategist, with 25+ years of experience in maximizing revenue, increasing earnings, and strengthening the brand reputation of large, complex businesses.

    Landon has served as president and CEO for a diverse set of businesses in multiple  industries including four ventures that he led at First American Financial Corporation, an $8 Billion multi-national FORTUNE 500 real estate information services company.

    In his current role as CEO for Base 11, Landon drives the organization’s strategic vision and growth, which has resulted in the national expansion of the company’s STEM regional ecosystems. Under his leadership, the company developed a strategically integrated talent development model that produces vetted pipelines of diverse engineering and computer science talent for large cap corporate and federal government clients. He has expanded the company’s foot print from 1 to 12 markets in under 3 years and launched the largest liquid fuel rocketry competition for college students in the world, the $1Million+ Base 11 Space Challenge with a network of over 30 participating universities across the US and Canada.

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  • Peter BERGETHON

    VP and Head of Digital and Quantitative Medicine (DQM) - Biogen

    VP and Head of Digital and Quantitative Medicine (DQM) - Biogen

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    Peter R. Bergethon, M.D. is VP and Head of Digital and Quantitative Medicine (DQM) at Biogen. He leads the identification of technologies and methodologies that transform drug development. DQM creates value by leading the transition of clinical practice in Biogen’s core and emerging growth areas from a qualitative to a quantitative discipline, and connecting the Clinical with the Research enterprise, to advance therapeutics and personalized medicine. Peter came to Biogen in 2017 from Pfizer Worldwide R&D where he was VP and Head of the Pfizer Innovation Research Lab within the Early Clinical Development group. At Pfizer, Peter led both the Quantitative Medicine group and the Innovation Research Labs where he pioneered mobile and digital clinical assessment technology, human neurophenotyping, and multi-modal data analytics to accelerate clinical development in neuroscience, immunology, rare diseases, and cardiometabolic disease. He is an accomplished clinical neurologist and neuroscientist who, prior to joining Pfizer, was a Professor at Boston University and Tufts University in the Departments of Biochemistry, Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering.

  • Bakul PATEL

    Director, Division of Digital Health - Devices and Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration

    Director, Division of Digital Health - Devices and Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration

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    Bakul Patel is the Director of Digital Health Division, at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Mr. Patel is responsible for setting strategic direction and regulatory policy as well as coordinating scientific efforts for digital health, software and  emerging technologies.

    This includes leading the development on policies for mobile health, health information technology, cyber security, medical device interoperability, and medical device software.

    Prior to joining FDA, Mr. Patel held key leadership positions in the telecommunications industry, semiconductor capital equipment industry, wireless industry and information technology industry. His experience includes Lean Six Sigma, creating long and short-term strategy, influencing organizational change, modernizing government systems, and delivering high technology products and services in fast-paced, technology-intensive organizations. Mr. Patel earned an MS in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Canada, and an MBA in International Business from The Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Marcel WUBBOLTS

    Chief Technology Officer - Corbion

    Chief Technology Officer - Corbion

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    Marcel Wubbolts holds a PhD from the department of Biochemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and was Post- Doctoral research associate and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland, leading a research group on biocatalyst development and remained there until late 1997.

    Following his positions in academia, he joined the Life Sciences and Material Sciences company DSM, Heerlen, The Netherlands, where he has held several positions including that of Chief Technology Officer from 2011 to 2016.

    Since November 2016 he holds the position of Chief Technology Officer and is member of the Executive Committee at Corbion.  As Chief Technology Officer, Marcel is responsible for Corbion’s global Science and Innovation portfolio and for Sustainability.  He is passionate about developing sustainable solutions, in conjunction with partners from academia and industry. Marcel Wubbolts has the Dutch nationality.

  • David CLARK

    Vice President, Sustainability - Amcor

    Vice President, Sustainability - Amcor

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    David leads Amcor’s global sustainability agenda. He works closely with the global packaging company’s research-and-development and innovation functions to integrate sustainable design and social responsibility into Amcor’s product development and innovation processes. He is active in Amcor’s global sustainability partnerships with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, and others. He leads the company’s program to achieve its Global Commitment to develop all of its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, to increase the use of recycled content, and collaborate to drive up rates of recycling around the world.

    David is chairman of the Plastic Recycling Corporation of California, serves on the External Advisory Board of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, and is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.

    David holds a B.S., Physics, from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

  • Bob MCCARTHY

    Principal Consultant - SRK Consulting

    Principal Consultant - SRK Consulting

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    Mr. McCarthy is a Principal Consultant for SRK Consulting, based in Vancouver. For over 15 years, Bob has worked in consulting and mining technology development. Prior to that, he held management and technical roles at various mining operations.

    As a professional mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience, Bob has also acquired an MBA in Information Technology Management, through which he developed a change management framework for implementing technology in the mining industry. He is also presently undertaking PhD studies in ore sorting to reduce waste and improve energy and water utilization in mining. Bob is experienced in evaluating and advancing the use of new technologies to improve the technical and economic viability of mining projects.