Category Archives: Speakers

Ján Turňa

    Prof. Ján Turňa´s professional career in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology is connected with the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava, the biggest and oldest university in Slovakia. He has been the Head of..

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    Bernd Fesel

      Bernd Fesel has been the creative industries advisor for the European Capital of Culture Ruhr 2010 and the advisor of the German UNESCO Commission and the German Federal Foreign Office. He works as an independent cultural events organiser and cultural-political..

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      Milan Dado

        Prof. Milan Dado (63) is Full Professor with the Department of Telecommunication and Multimedia. He is also dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, former rector of the University of Zilina, former president of the Slovak rectors’ conference and has..

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        Tuija Hirvikoski

          Tuija Hirvikoski is a director at Laurea University of Applied Sciences responsible for the creation of a new non-profit company in Helsinki metropolitan focusing on Urban Sustainability and Holistic Wellbeing. The company aims for purpose driven research, development and innovation..

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          Markku Markkula

            Markku Markkula was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in February 2015 for a two and a half year term of office. Since joining the CoR in 2010 he has held several influential positions such as..

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            Chris Csíkszentmihályi

              Chris Csíkszentmihályi is an artist, designer, technologist, and founder and director of the RootIO project, which seeks to blend the best of radio with the best of the Internet. Currently, he is the ERAChair and Scientific Head at the Madeira Interactive Technologies..

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              Mary-Ann Schreurs

                Mary-Ann Schreurs believes in design as an important engine for our economy and being just the right tool for defying big challenges of the city. As the first Dutch Vice-Mayor of design she therefore introduced design in local innovation policy...

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                Pier Luigi Sacco

                  Pier Luigi Sacco is the Special Adviser of the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture; Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University, Milan; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University and Senior Researcher, metLAB (at) Harvard. He is in the scientific advisory boards of..

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                  Pia Areblad

                    Pia Areblad is one of the most experienced persons in Europé when it comes to develop artistic interventions in organisations. She founded and developed TILLT and led the organization between 2001 and 2010. Under her leadership TILLT carried out more..

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                    Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

                      Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl was appointed Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, in April 2017. Formerly she has been Executive Board member of DIGITALEUROPE, where she also served as a member of the association’s high level Digital..

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