A unique blend of strong business cases and inspirational personal stories
LIVING IN SPACE
Barbara Belvisi, Founder & CEO at Interstellar Lab
Interstellar Lab’s mission is to help build a future full of life on Earth and beyond. The company develops and builds space-inspired villages on Earth. By applying closed-loop design and using environment controlled life support technologies, the company is proposing a new framework for regenerative living on Earth before the Moon and Mars.
Galit Ariel, TechnoFuturist, Author and Creative Creature
A TechnoFuturist and a thought leader within the field of immersive tech. Galit defines herself as a ‘Techtivist’ since she is passionate about a future in which technology is integrated into everyday life, but not control it. Her goal is to bridge the gap between digital, physical, and mental spaces to create tools and platforms that help people experience these worlds in new ways.
Frank Stephenson, Iconic Car Designer
Spanning a career of corporate industry experience over more than three decades, Stephenson operated as the lead designer and design director at major automotive manufacturers. Career design highlights include Lilium Aviation’s eVTOL jet, McLaren’s P1, Ferrari’s F430, Maserati MC12, BMW’s original X5, the modern MINI and the new Fiat 500.
Rebekah Moses, Head of Impact Strategy at Impossible Foods
Eat Meat. Save Earth. Using animals to make meat is a prehistoric and destructive technology. Impossible Foods is making meat from plants so that we never have to use animals again. That way, we can eat all the meat we want, for as long as we want. And save the best planet in the known universe.
Michelle Ha Tucker, Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs
Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. It is currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s waterfront. This joint effort will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
Hind Al Mualla, Chief of Creativity, Happiness & Innovation at Dubai KHDA
As part of her role, Ms Al Mualla heads KHDA’s 10x team – a project to take education ten years into the future, in just two years. The 10x team has developed Rahhal, an initiative that promotes and recognises learning outside of the traditional school environment. “It’s not often we get the chance to change the world,” says Ms Al Mualla, “but with Rahhal, we are.”