Mark Buchanan, a US based physicist, has a gift of applying modern physics for explaining social, economic and political
developments in the world. His book Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen and the theory of sand piles has become the backbone theme of the TIPPING POINT 2018.
A cyber philosopher from Sweden, founder of a music band Army of Lovers
Alexander Bard, a popular musician, founder of a music band Army of Lovers in the past, is still in great demand. Now he is more than welcome on the stages of international conferences, where he analyses media revolution. As a co-author of The Futurica Trilogy he reflects on media evolution and history of humankind to forecast the future of our and next generations and the role of technology in it.
Chief Investment Officer at Second Foundation Partners, author of "Epsilon Theory"
Ben Hunt is the Chief Investment Officer at Second Foundation Partners, a consultant for large institutional investors, and the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory, history and nature. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. In prior positions, Ben has managed a billion dollar hedge fund and served as Chief Strategist for a $13 billion dollar asset manager. Ben spends lots of time in a family owned farm, which inspires many original ideas from parallels between human and animal behavior.
Founder of HundrED, an organisation sharing inspiring education innovations across the world
What could other countries less successful in providing education for children learn from Finland? Saku Tuominen, the founder of HundrED, an organisation sharing best K12 education practices, describes himself very briefly – an idealist. However, modest characteristics combines much more than idealism: he is also a successful businessman, innovator, writer, great admirer of olive oil and ice hockey. In the meantime, he is developing a database of best and most innovative education initiatives that will be accessible for teachers all over the world free of charge.