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Theme: Shaking up the Order

This event occurred on
July 9, 2015
4:30pm - 9:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Madrid, Madrid

"If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." - Kurt Lewin

Let's Shake Up the Order... so that we can understand what is, but more importantly what could be. We want to bring the status quo back to the drawing board, and turn the world on its head.

Building a bridge between pioneers of specific disciplines, and our students who are ready to embark on their own journeys. Our aim is clear: we are looking to inspire students, alumni and our community by offering them a platform from which to engage with speakers that are currently transforming our society.

Impact Hub
C/ Gobernador 26
Madrid, Madrid, 28014
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Ain TheMachine

Musica Biotronica is a musical language produced with four essential elements: body, voice, everyday objects and technology. It is a symbiosis of the organic and the synthetic, of sound and image in which the author creates a unique musical experience integrating and harmonizing these different elements.

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew Peter Wallace McCarthy is a designer, facilitator, entrepreneur, innovation and creativity consultant, and educator. He has almost two decades of international experience as an art and creative director in multinationals and advising corporations on creativity, strategy and innovation processes. He is an Adjunct Professor at IE and collaborates on educational ventures with the TeamLabs, Impact Hub, h2I, IDE, and Studio Banana. Andrew is an innovation, design, or user advocacy officer with various companies and mentor or advisor to a number of startups. His professional interests also include Lean and Agile methodologies, but he is most interested in how we ever think anything we aren’t already thinking and using whatever practices work. Andrew enjoys improv, speaks and moderates at conferences, and his voice has been featured in ads and audiobooks, at his daughters' bedtimes, and to the startlement of animals great and small.

Cecilia Rodrigez Alcala

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala is the Founder and Executive Director of Paraguay Educa, an NGO that has created the first "digital city" in Paraguay through the "One Laptop Per Child" Program and the ICT Center. As a social entrepreneur, Cecilia is an active member in several civil society organizations. She has set up public-private partnerships and raised USD$4.5 million to provide laptops, training and connectivity to 10,000 underprivileged children. She also coordinated a multi-party group of congressmen and civil-society organizations to approve the first government trust fund for education in Paraguay “FONACIDE”, which will provide USD$100 million a year for education technology. In terms of public policies, she worked as an advisor to the Minister of Planning, serving as a liaison for Paraguay's commitment to the United Nations' Education First Initiative and ICT Master Plan.

Erinç Ermin

A passionate and creative market research professional. Comprehensive market research education. Qualitative by nature. Innovative and facilitating role within a team. Strong marketing background and customer analytics experience in financial industry. After gaining a holistic understanding of strategic marketing for years; focused in qualitative research techniques and creating business solutions through consumer insight management.

Hugo Zaragoza

Hugo Zaragoza is founding CEO at Websays, a start-up pioneering online opinion analytics. His research is at the frontier of machine learning and information retrieval, always pushing the boundaries of search engines and text mining technologies. Before Websays he worked in industrial research for over 10 years both at Yahoo! Research, where he led the Natural Language Retrieval group, and Microsoft Research, where he helped create the MSN Search engine (now Bing). He is the author of 20 patents and more than 50 articles in renown international conferences (such as WWW or SIGIR).

Lin Wang

Lin turns analysis and creativity into engaging content for business. She wrote interview articles for a TED-style summit in Singapore, created project concept notes at UN office in Bangkok and initiated a blog ( to analyze communication challenges and strategies of Chinese global companies (e.g. Alibaba). Lin has further developed her communication and analytical skills through the intensive master at IE Business School (ranked No.3 in Europe by Financial Times).

Marie-Hélène Caillol

Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of LEAP (Laboratoire européen d’Anticipation Politique), is now coordinating a large trans-European network of organisations inherited from Franck Biancheri, inventor of the Method of Political Anticipation, now promoted and taught by FEFAP. In 2009, she wrote the Manual of Political Anticipation (Editions Anticipolis). Since 2006, she has been involved in the GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB) which has been anticipating for 10 years now the Global Systemic Crisis. By education, Marie-Hélène is a social scientist specialised in intercultural relations, and a linguist. She was born in Paris (France) in 1965.

Nicholas Parkin

Professional with experience in Management Consulting, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Recognised for strong communication skills, problem solving ability and competence working with and leading teams as well as interfacing with clients. I have experience across a broad range of sectors and industries across my previous work experience. Additionally, I have experience in setting up and establishing two businesses in the South African market.

Valeria Kechichian

Longboard Girls Crew Co-Founder & CEO. Her career has always been linked to boardsports, in a personal & professional way. She worked as a producer and speaker of music & extreme sports radio and TV shows in Argentina, designed clothes for boardsports brands and did research for La Nación, Argentina’s most prestigious newspaper. She left her hometown at 20 to travel around Europe and settled in Madrid. She created the music & extreme sports Fanzine Try Walking for more than 7 years while working at corporations until the founding of Longboard Girls Crew. Now she promotes women in action sports in every possible way, specially focusing on gender equality. She’s a regular speaker at conferences in events and universities talking about the role of Women in the Industry and Society in general. She travels regularly to different countries organizing Girls Meets and spreading her love & camaraderie values wherever she goes.

Organizing team


Madrid, Spain


Madrid, Spain
  • Henrik Sehnert
    Head of Audience & Experience
  • Mercedes González Mallén
    Head of Sponsors & Finances
  • Micael Gonzalez Madrid
    Head of Speakers & Program
  • Rosario Garcia Compagni
    Head of Branding & Promotion
  • Roger Berdayes
    Head of Venue & Spaces
  • Lucía Malmierca
    Head of Video & Photography