In 2013, Ann Tran took second place on the Forbes list of the "Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers". She enjoys worldwide fame as a social media travel blogger and brand ambassador. As a speaker and author, she is focuses how social media and the pursuit of influence shape our lives, online and off.
Dr. Akuma Saningong
As a keynote speaker and mentor, Akuma combines two different disciplines: science and personality development. Akuma comes from Cameroon and earned his doctorate at the University of Duisburg-Essen in protein biochemistry. He has several years of work experience as an industrial research scientist. Epigenetics is one of his main interests.
Dr. Carsten Stöcker
CEO & Founder Spherity GmbH
Dr. Carsten Stöcker is co-founder of the “Interlinked Protocol”. Interlinked protocol is an interoperable identity solution for the 4th Industrial Revolution bridging the human, machine and digital spheres. He is a physicist by training with a Ph.D. from the University of Aachen. He also serves as a Council Member of Global Future Network for the World Economic Forum. Prior to co-founding Interlinked Protocol, Carsten founded Spherity GmbH and worked for several renowned companies as German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR).
Expert in Leadership Transformation
Encouraging women to take on more leadership responsibilities – that’s what Eve is promoting with the “Ladies Lead Change” initiative. Eve was an executive in the industry for 14 years and is now internationally active as a leadership coach and expert in strategic organizational development. She lives in Düsseldorf and California.
Minister of Happiness
Gina has been the head of the “Ministry of Happiness and Wellbeing” initiative since 2013 and wants to increase the gross national happiness. She studied communication design and decided to create her own job: Minister of Happiness. Her “ministry” has developed into a nationwide campaign surrounding the themes of happiness, contentment, mental health and positive lifestyle.
The German bestselling author Phillipp Möller (“Isch geh Schulhof”, 2012) shares his critical views on religion to educate and spread the word on topics of humanism and reconnaissance. He is best known for his “without religion the world would be a better place”-speech at the first “Disput\Berlin!“ event.
CEO EDUCATION Y
With great passion, Roman wants to induce inner growth and equal opportunities for children and adolescents using systematic change. He is not only managing director of “Education Y” in Düsseldorf, but also the founder of the Bundesverband Innovative Bildungsprogramme e. V. (Federal Association of Innovative Educational Programs).
As a concert pianist, Seda deeply engages with the sound possibilities in and around her piano. Her nicknames are “the piano hacker” and “creativity advocate”. How she earned these nicknames will become evident on the TEDxKoenigsallee stage, where she will present new and creative ways to play and engage with the piano.
Co-Founder Common Goal
Soccer does not only enthuse the masses but also has the potential to change the world. To ensure soccer reaches its potential and becomes a positive force, Thomas Preiss (among others) founded the “Common Goal” initiative. The idea: professional players, clubs and associations donate 1 percent of their income to a fund, which is used worldwide to bring UN Global Goals to fruition.