Speakers

Kathryne Bomberger

Kathryne Bomberger

Director General
ICMP International Commission on Missing Persons
Kathryne Bomberger has over two decades of experience working in international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the (ICMP) on issues related to human rights and conflict prevention. Before specializing in international human rights issues, she worked for the United States Senate and as a journalist. She has an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in international relations, with a focus on Middle East Studies, from the Elliot School of International Relations at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Since 1998, she has led the development of ICMP, which is today the world’s leading human rights and rule of law organization dedicated exclusively to helping governments address missing persons other causes. ICMP was created at the initiative of President Bill Clinton at a G-7 Summit in Lyon, France in 1996. Kathryne was appointed Director-General in 2004. In 2007, she was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the President of France as “the proof of attention and recognition of the French Government for the work of Kathryne Bomberger in her mission and the exceptional achievements of ICMP.”
Dr. Marijn Dekkers

Dr. Marijn Dekkers

Chairman
Unilever PLC
Before becoming Chairman of Unilever, Marijn was Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG in Germany (2010-2016) and Chief Executive Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in the USA (2002-2009).

Having received a degree in chemistry from Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Eindhoven, Marijn began his career in 1985 as a research scientist at General Electric in the US, gaining experience in various units of the company before joining AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell International) in 1995.

In 2000, Marijn became Chief Operating Officer at Boston-based Thermo Electron Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture of laboratory instruments (later renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.). In 2002 he became this company’s President and CEO. In 2010 Marijn joined Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany, as CEO until his retirement in 2016. Bayer is a Life Sciences company active in the areas of human, animal and plant health.

Marijn also serves on the Board of Directors of General Electric. He holds both US and Dutch citizenships
Taco Dibbits

Taco Dibbits

Director
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Taco Dibbits (Amsterdam, 7 September 1968) has been the Rijksmuseum’s Director of Collections since 2008. He studied art history at VU University Amsterdam and the University of Cambridge, joining the Rijksmuseum in 2002 as a curator of 17th-century painting. In 2006 he was appointed Head of Fine and Decorative Arts, and two years later he became the museum's Director of Collections. Prior to joining the Rijksmuseum, he was the director of the Old Masters department at Christie’s in London.

Since joining the Rijksmuseum, Mr Dibbits has played a key role in developing the layout of the new Rijksmuseum, guiding the museum’s acquisition activities and establishing the exhibition programme.
Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley

Speaker, Journalist, Explorer
Futurist, explorer, pilot, medic, and scientist
Ben Hammersley is a leading international consultant futurist and speaker on the networked world.

In 2014 he presented the landmark BBC television series, “Cybercrime with Ben
Hammersley”. He has authored 5 books including “64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then”. Ben has reported on technology for numerous publications including The Times and the Guardian. He was deputy editor of WIRED magazine and is currently Editor at Large.
Erik Hoving

Erik Hoving

Group Chief Technology Officer
KPN N.V.
Mr. Hoving is currently Group Chief Technology Officer of KPN Group. Previously he was Chief Strategy, Innovation & Technology Officer of KPN Group and CTO & CEO Netco at KPN Mobile International. Prior to joining KPN in 2008, Mr. Hoving was the CEO of Zenitel NV in Brussels.

Before that he worked for more than a decade as management consultant, first at Arthur D. Little and afterwards at the Monitor Group. He started his career at AT&T Network System.

Mr. Hoving is a Dutch national and holds an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delft.
Virginie Raisson

Virginie Raisson

President
LÉPAC
Virginie Raisson-Victor is a French analyst and researcher on international relations. Since 2008, she runs LEPAC, a laboratory for geopolitics and future studies founded in 1992. Since then, in addition to the numerous analysis and cartography works she has published in French books, journals and magazines, Virginie Raisson-Victor has been a regular writer for “Le Dessous des Cartes”, a weekly geopolitics TV program aired on the French-German channel Arte, and a co-author of the two eponymous atlases published in 2005 and 2007.
Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz

Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz

Scientific Director
Smart Future Initiative
Ph.D. in physics, Ph.D. in psychology. Scientific Director Smart Future Initiative since 2009. 20 years Division Manager/Deputy Director Fraunhofer Institute. Teaching at Universities in Aachen and Darmstadt. Research at Univ. of California, Berkeley; Xerox PARC; Intelligent Systems Lab, Tsukuba Science City, Japan. 25 books and 150+ papers. Manager and reviewer of EU-funded projects, member of Editorial and Advisory Boards, consultant, international keynote speaker.
Munira Subašic

Munira Subašic

Chairman
Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves
Munira Subašić is the chairman of the Association of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa enclaves a non-governmental and non-profit organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) established in 1996.

The mission of the Association is to gather survivors and family members of the victims who disappeared or were killed in Srebrenica and Žepa during the fall of the UN "Safe haven" in 1995. They are actively engaged in global activities to raise awareness, pursue justice, and ensure that those who were responsible are held to account.

Munira’s husband and son, Hilmo and Nermin Subašić, and 20 other members of the Subašić family were killed in July 1995 in the Srebenica genocide. Two small bones, found in separate mass graves, belonging to Nermin have been identified by ICMP. Hilmo’s remains were identified in 2005, and he was buried in the same year.
Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir

Founder
Blockchain Hub
Shermin is the founder of BlockchainHub. What started in Berlin has since panned out internationally to a decentralized network of autonomous Hubs that promote the idea of Blockchain & the Decentralized Web. She is on the advisory board of the Estonian e-residency program and was a curator of theDAO, a bold attempt to run a fully decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO), a company without managers on the Ethereum Blockchain. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. Among others her films have screened in Cannes and at dOCUMENTA.
Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick

Emeritus Professor
Reading and Coventry Universities & the world’s first Cyborg
Kevin Warwick is Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities. His main research areas are artificial intelligence, biomedical systems, robotics and cyborgs. He is frequently referred to as the world’s first Cyborg. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer who has published over 600 research papers. His experiments into implant technology led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’. He achieved the world’s first direct electronic communication between two human nervous systems, the basis for thought communication. Another project extended human sensory input to include ultrasonics. He also linked his nervous system with the internet in order to control a robot hand directly from his neural signals. He has been awarded higher doctorates (DSc) by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences. Kevin has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by 9 Universities.

Program starts Wednesday 20th, 1pm. Official program ends Friday 22nd, 1pm.
Additional afternoon and evening program ends by midnight.

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