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EnlightED is the global conference that will bring together education, technology, and innovation experts to promote a major debate on Education in the digital age. Fundación Telefónica, IE University, and South Summit are organizing this meeting, which will be held from the 3rd to 5th of October at La Nave in Madrid within the framework of South Summit 2018

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Jeanette J. Epps

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut NASA

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut NASA

Jeanette J. Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, Expedition 56/57, scheduled to launch in May 2018. Her training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, spacewalk training, robotics, T-38 flight training and wilderness survival training. The New York native was a NASA Fellow during graduate school and authored several journal and conference articles describing her research. Dr. Epps worked for Ford Motor Company where she received both a provisional patent and a U.S. patent for her research. After leaving Ford, she joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for seven years working as a Technical Intelligence Officer before becoming an astronaut. She currently serves in the ISS Operations Branch working issues in support of space station crews.

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO Telefónica

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO Telefónica

Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. In February 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Internacional S.A.U., and in September of the same year he became Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica S.A. In July 2002, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Telefónica Internacional S.A.; in July 2006, General Manager of Telefónica Latinoamérica, and in March 2009 Chairman of Telefónica Latinoamérica. In September 2011 he was named Executive Chairman of Telefónica Europe. And in September 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica S.A. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since July 2006.

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker Education Expert

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker Education Expert

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. He has led national and international projects on creative and cultural education in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries. For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. In 1999, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim.

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner Atomico

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner Atomico

Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He is an experienced entrepreneur, previously co-founding and managing globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. In 2006 Niklas created Atomico to help entrepreneurs primarily outside Silicon Valley to scale their businesses domestically and globally. It has so far invested in more than 50 companies on four continents, and Niklas works closely with a number of leaders of portfolio companies so that they benefit from his own experience as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Niklas was recognised by Time Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People, and he has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies, where he is actively involved in combating climate change, improving the state of the Baltic Sea and encouraging social entrepreneurship. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division Microsoft

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division Microsoft

Michal and team are driving the Microsoft security strategy and innovation. Prior to her promotion, Michal was the Azure Cybersecurity GM where among other achievements, she initiated and managed Azure Security Center, Microsoft's leading hybrid security SaaS. She is a world-class expert in Cyber Security and a renowned speaker. Prior to joining Microsoft in November 2013, Michal worked at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Following the acquisition, she became the GM of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line. Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold (to over $200M) and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. Michal was later appointed as the GM of RSA Global Solutions and was tasked with business-driven innovation. At Cyota, an innovative Cyber startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services.

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society.

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder Berkman Center for Internet and Society

"One of the world’s leading scholars and voices on the impact of digital technology – from the Internet of Things to Big Data, to artificial intelligence, cyber threats and security – Jonathan Zittrain employs decades of experience interrogating and influencing the legal, technological and world-shaping aspects of virtual terrains. A highly regarded teacher, speaker and master moderator, Zittrain provides diverse audiences with an inside look at the future of work, and what to expect from recent advances in AI and digital platforms. Named a “100 Top Global Thinker” (Foreign Policy, 2012), he is a founding director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he anchors various disciplines throughout Harvard as professor of international law and director of the Harvard Law School Library, the largest private law library in the world; professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Gover

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo is the TiGenix Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining TiGenix in 2005, Eduardo held several senior management and commercial positions at Sanofi-Aventis and SmithKline Beecham, lastly as Vice President for Latin America for Sanofi-Aventis. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD. Eduardo is President of the EBE (European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises) Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of ARM (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine).

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President IE University

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President IE University

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iniguez has played a leading role in business education over the past two decades and actively contributes in different forums and networks to foster innovation and development in higher education. He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. He is the past Chairman of AACSB and also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), LUISS Business School (Italy), Mazars University (France) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He has also served as member on the Board of EFMD and the Awarding Body of EQUIS. Iniguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading provider of custom education programs for companies worldwide.

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

Martin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prelude, who has founded seven companies in the USA and Europe in the past 25 years, all of which are based on new technologies that he identified in their infancy and helped grow. Varsavsky has applied this same approach in creating Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people’s chances of having healthy babies when they’re ready. The company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and control over their biological clocks using The Prelude Method. In the 1990s, he built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, which did in Spain what Viatel did throughout Europe. When Varsavsky exited Viatel the company was worth $1.2B and when he exited Jazztel it was worth $770M. In the early 2000s he built Ya.com, the second largest Spanish-language internet portal with an investment of $28M, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $650M.

Devie Mohan

Devie Mohan

CEO Burnmark

Devie Mohan

CEO Burnmark

Devie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to all players of the fintech ecosystem. Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies. She is also a proponent of a fintech ecosystem where banks and startups collaborate to drive innovation. She is a panel member on the ING Group Think Forward initiative on better financial decision making. She writes extensively on innovation, disruption and digitalisation and is a columnist with several publications. She is actively involved in the fintech community and has been listed in the top 10 of several global fintech influencer lists.

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas-Crouzillac has spent most of his career in high tech investment and M&A activities. Over the last 13 years he has been investing in technology companies in France and Europe within funds like Idinvest Partners and A Plus Finance. He is now Partner at CapHorn Invest focusing on ICT investments in European based companies. He has been an investor and board member in successful companies such as : Sigfox, Trace One, Groupe Concoursmania, Laboratoire Sebbin, … He is now actively invested in : Ledger, Saagie, FinalCad and Antvoice. Laurent is an engineer EFREI/Georgia Tech and graduated from ESSEC MBA. He started his career in strategic marketing at Schneider Electric before becoming a Product manager at WorldCom (now Verizon). He spent part of his childhood in southern California, is bilingual French/English.

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

Alex is CEO at FON,the world’s leading carrier WiFi provider, bringing a bold vision coupled with global experience and operational excellence to the company. Alex has more than 17 years of experience in the internet, telecommunications, and media sectors. He has been with Fon since its founding days in 2006 working very closely with Fon’s founder, internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky. Prior to Fon, Alex worked for nearly 10 years in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) where he advised leading telecommunications and media companies on strategic matters. Alex holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Vienna. He also studied at Georgetown University in D.C. and at ISG in Paris. He is a regular speaker at conferences, considered an expert in the area of WiFi, IoT, and converging networks. Amongst other public recognitions, he has been named as one of the Top 10 Carrier WiFi Movers and Shakers by Lightreading.

Pauline Roux

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline joined Elaia Partners in early 2014 as Investment Manager. She began her career as an Equity Research Analyst at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux (former broker of Crédit Agricole CIB), then in an independent firm, Genesta Finance, where she spent three years covering European midcap stocks in the internet and video games sector. In 2011, she joined the Corporate Finance team at the investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co. Still specialising in the Internet and TMT industries, Pauline has realised more than ten transactions, from M&A to fundraising/IPOs and capital restructuring. She became Partner in 2017. Education: EM Lyon (MSc in Management), Corvinus University of Budapest Expertise: AdTech, HR Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, SaaS Followed participations: Agriconomie, Criteo, Cryptosense, Easyrecrue, Pandacraft, Selectionnist, Talent.io, Tinyclues, Wyplay, Realytics, Keymantics

Nicolas Cary

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain. More recently he Co-Founded YBUSA.org, the leading youth business accelerator. His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company. Blockchain has over 8 million users, they run the most widely trusted block explorer, and manage the most widely used developer platform in the Bitcoin eco-system. In 2014, Blockchain raised the largest first outside capital round in industry history announcing over $30.5 million closed from leading venture capital firms.His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company.

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course.

Philippe Chainieux

Philippe Chainieux

CEO made.com

Philippe Chainieux

CEO made.com

Philippe Chainieux is CEO of made.com. The company sells quality furniture at an affordable price. Made.com wants to disrupt high-end furniture stores by controlling everything from manufacturing to the e-commerce platform. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Meetic, a division of Match/IAC, listed on the French Stock Market . In his role, Philippe oversaw the management of Match.com's european online dating portfolio that comprises leading properties like match.com, meetic, neu.de, lexa.nl, twoo.com. These businesses generated revenues of over € 165 million and EBITDA over € 39 million in 2012, across 15 markets. Prior the tender offer of IAC on Meetic in 2011, Philippe was the Managing Director of Meetic and had managed the growth of the company since 2004, through the development its brands in each individual market, the international expansion (Europe, China, Latin America) and acquisitions.

Nikolay Storonsky

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky joined Lehman Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in 2006. Following that, Nikolay spent five years as an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse. As a frequent traveller, he began to notice he wasted hundred of pounds in exchange rate markups and fees. It no longer felt right and he knew there had to be a better way. Nikolay quit the traditional banking sector to start Revolut and reinvent the way people spend and send money abroad. From it's humble beginnings as a foreign exchange app, Revolut has since transformed into Europe's leading challenger banks and one of the fastest-growing and ambitious fintechs globally, with close to 2 million customers, €10 billion in processed transactions and over €250 million saved in fees.

Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Babbel, the market-leading language learning app. As CSO, he oversees the New Business Initiatives team which identifies and develops new sources of revenue and strategic initiatives. Prior to this, Thomas lead the company’s expansion into North America as President of Babbel Inc. He has also held the position of Babbel’s CTO (Chief Technical Officer). “It’s the international team that makes Babbel so special,” he says. “Everyone is fully committed to developing the premier learning product, and we all enjoy the certainty of working on something the world truly needs.” Thomas co-founded his first company in the music software field: he created the world’s first MP3 DJ tool while studying computer science at the University of Marburg and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . After selling the company to Native Instruments, he further developed the product into Traktor – innovative DJ software that has revolutionized the industry.

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