The Brain Trust

Our Brain Trust is made up of ntellectuals and experts who dive deep on a local level, contribute to the global conversation and drive outcomes.



Marc Buckley

Activist, Global Food Reformist, UN SDG Advocate, UN Resilient Futurist, World Economic Forum Expert Network


Manuel Funk

Founder & Partner of KNOWEAUX Applied Futures


Steve Garguilo

Executive Coach, Speaker, Co-Founder at Action Surge


Harry Gatterer

CEO of Zukunftsinstitut


Lin Kayser

CEO of Hyperganic


Insa Klasing

Co-Founder of TheNextWe


Kilian Kleinschmidt

Global Networker and Humanitarian Expert, Founder of IPA, Innovation and Planning Agency


Anastassia Lauterbach

Technology Entrepreneur, Venture Partner, Board Member Dun & Bradstreet Corp, Wirecard AG, easyJet.


Anne Kjaer Riechert

Founder of ReDI School


Christiane zu Salm

Transformation Counselor, Author and Book Publisher


Thomas Schindler

CEO & Founder of delodi


Dr. Marcus Schögel

Director of the Institute of Marketing at the University of St. Gallen


Patricia Thielemann

Founder of Spirit Yoga


Thomas R. Villinger

Co-Founder and CEO of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn


Prof. Ulrich Weinberg

Director of the School of Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam


Julia von Winterfeldt

Founder & CEO at Soulworx



Alexandre Cadain

XPrize AI Ambassador


Divya Chander



Simon Cohen

Founder and managing director, Global Tolerance; facilitator and chief storyteller; We Are Family Foundation


Jesse Dylan

Founder, creative director, and CEO, Wondros


Mo Gawdat

Happiness Futurist


Alexander Görlach

Founder & Publisher of The European; Adviser to the F. D. Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard University College


John Hardy

Green Futurist


Salim Ismail

Founder OpenEXO & EXO Works


Parag Khanna

Author, Technocracy in America


Raymond McCauley

Bio Hacker


Peter B. de Menocal

Dean of Science, Columbia University


Lisa Kay Solomon

Author, Moments of Impact

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Justine Whitaker

Former Executive Manager Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, IAG Global


Richard Saul Wurman

Founder of TED, TEDMED, eg, WWW and 555 Conferences